Wednesday, October 5, 2011

News Roundup: 2 Broke Girls, Up All Night, Whitney picked up; Playboy Club canceled; and more!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Renewals, Cancellations, & Scheduling:
- Up All Night and Whitney get full-season pick-ups. [NBC Entertainment Press Release]

- 2 Broke Girls also got a full-season pick-up.

- NBC has canceled The Playboy Club, which faced plenty of opposition during its short airtime. Hugh Hefner believes that the show should have been on cable to begin with. One of the actors suffered an on-set injury earlier in the day.

- NBC has pushed the season premiere of Chuck and the series premiere of Grimm back a week; they will now start October 28th.

- CBS's Rules of Engagement will start on Saturday the 15th now, a week later than previously planned.

- That 90s block on TeenNick? It's moving to 10pm instead of midnight, and Hey Dude and Stick Stickly are being added.

Cast & Plot Updates:
- Melinda McGraw has been cast as one of Gibbs' ex-wives on NCIS.

Shows in Development & Other Fun Stuff:
- Oxygen green-lights The Next Big Thing, Brooklyn Crew, Tanisha Gets Married, all working titles. The first will follow Trapper Felides as he trains performers to break into show business. The second looks at a group of girls and the events that tore them apart. The last focuses on Tanisha Thomas' wedding planning process. [Oxygen Media Press Release]

- It's been all over the internet for the past few days... Arrested Development may be back for a short (9-10 episode) season and a movie.

- Universal Soldier will become a television show.

- Blood & Treasure is also under development, which will be a drama about two brothers who solve crimes and unearth secrets.

- Lifetime has ordered After the Runway to air after Project Runway, to give viewers additional insight.

- JoAnna Garcia (of Reba and Better with You) has a new show coming next year to ABC, where her character moves in with her husband's family.

- Because of host costly The Simpsons is to make, it may not have a bright future. The voice actors need to take a serious pay cut if the show will return next year.

- The Coen brothers are developing an hour-long show for FOX, currently called HarveKarbo.
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