Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Netflix Increases & More: This Week in TV News...

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

isn't planning to have guest stars during Season 3.

NBC finally released their fall schedule.

Looks like the role of Lily will be recast on Modern Family.

There's a new weight loss television docu-series in the works. If you are 75+ pounds overweight and work in a food-related industry, consider auditioning!

One-third of SpongeBob fans are adults. [I find this to be news!] But, more newsworthy, with a new episode coming Friday the 15th, they've decided to debut an original story created for Twitter. The Ice Race Cometh: A Twitter-Tale will be told through a series of tweets starting today.

A new version of Care Bears will be on television soon. A network has not yet been announced, but The Hub seems to be the leading contender.

Falling Skies got renewed. A second season will run 10 episodes next summer.

Looks like The Situation has left Jersey Shore.

Part of the pilot for the new ThunderCats series has been leaked. It has a much more youthful look than the original. Tygra and Lion-O are brothers, sons of the King. Wily Kit and Wily Cat are pickpockets. Cheetara is introduced. Lion-O is presented the Eye of Thundera sword. 

Melissa & Joey has been renewed for a second season.

More on the adoption stories of Catelynn and Ashley will be revealed on a special airing on MTV tonight: 16 and Pregnant: Adoption Special.

FOX's reality series Cops will have an animated spin-off, focusing on six officers.

TNT is rebooting Dallas, launching summer 2012.

The long-anticipated Terra Nova will only air 13 episodes in its first season. This will likely mean it'll air September-December, then be off again until September 2012. All because of the allegedly groundbreaking CGI.

BBC Worldwide is offering you the chance to rent their TV episodes via Facebook.

Sherwood Schwartz, creator of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island, passed away at age 94 of natural causes.

Netflix is upping their prices. Well, for DVDs. If you want streaming-only, it's $7.99/month. For DVDs only, it's also $7.99... but if you was both, it starts at $15.98 in September (no grandfathering), and increases for options like blu-ray and multiple DVDs at a time.

If you can make great cakes or do a good impression of Buddy, send in your video to appear on a future episode of Cake Boss.

What do you think the biggest television news of the week was? My bet: the Netflix increase!
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