Tuesday, September 13, 2011

News Roundup: New Projects for Aaron Sorkin & Ellen DeGeneres; Changes on Lifetime...

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Renewals, Cancellations, & Scheduling:
30 Rock will be on five nights a week starting Monday the 19th on NBC affiliates nationwide. Take a look and see when it will play in your area! [source: NBC Universal Media Village]

Lifetime has cancelled The Protector.

Lifetime has picked up America's Most Wanted, which was cancelled by FOX last May.

ION will start airing episodes of Leverage next summer.

Cast & Plot Updates:
Stick Stickly is going to make a comeback on the "90s are All That" block on TeenNick, starting October 7th.

Who knows how true it is, but Two and a Half Men joked about underwater scenes and outer space scenes. [and what's with Jon Cryer's shirt in this clip??]

Shows in Development & Other Fun Stuff
USA is working on two half-hour comedies. Paging Dr. Freed is about two brothers taking over their father's medical practice when he passes away unexpectedly. The Untitled Douglas McGrath Project (possibly On We Go) is about an aspiring actor in New York who heads home to Texas when his father becomes seriously ill. [source: NBC Universal Media Village]

Lifetime has ordered ten episodes of a new fashion competition series called 24 Hour Catwalk.

Due to some rough weather, several extras were injured on the set of Game of Thrones.

Do you watch House? Do you enjoy guessing the patients' afflictions? If so, you can enter to win a season-long contest by predicting some of the diagnoses that will appear in the new season.

What might be showing up on television come Fall 2012? The Carrie Diaries, a Sex and the City prequel show.

Portia de Rossi (Lindsay from Arrested Development) and wife Ellen DeGeneres are teaming up for a half-hour comedy project for NBC.

HBO has picked up a new Aaron Sorkin project. What do we know about the show? It chronicles "a television anchor and his staff as they 'set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements.'" Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston are among the cast.
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