Wednesday, October 19, 2011

News Roundup: You Really Gotta Take a Look...

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

There has been a TON of news, what with the cancellations, the renewals, the pick-ups, and the talks of new pilots coming in the future. I have no doubt that this is the longest news roundup that TheTalkingBox has ever done, hence how I couldn't even pick a few things to headline the title! Anyway, hope you find something that interests you!

Renewals, Cancellations, & Scheduling:
Revenge and Suburgatory received the go-ahead for full 22-episode seasons. Happy Endings has gotten an order for six more episodes.

Hart of Dixie, Ringer, and Secret Circle all got full-season pick-ups as well.

NBC gave Harry's Law another six episodes, bringing the total up to 19. They did the same for Prime Suspect.

FX has picked up a fifth season of Sons of Anarchy.

MTV's Ridiculousness has received a second season.

Adult Swim picked up a second season of NTSF:SD:SUV, a 15-minue cop procedural parody.

Cinemax's Strike Back got renewed for a second season.

The Simpsons was renewed for seasons 24 and 25, but the cast had to agree to a pay cut to keep the show going.

So You Think You Can Dance was renewed for a ninth season, and the news went out on Twitter.

A&E renewed The Glades for a third season.

Haven was renewed for a third season.

Boardwalk Empire got renewed for a third season by HBO.

MasterChef was renewed for a third season by FOX.

The CW canceled H8R and will air repeats of The Ringer in that slot. [I think this was my favorite news this time around!]

ABC canceled Charlie's Angels.

NBC canceled Free Agents.

Memphis got canceled.

CBS canceled How to be a Gentleman, shortly after banishing it to a Saturday night slot.

Rules of Engagement now airs Thursdays at 8:30pm.

Fear Factor will be back December 12th. [NBC Entertainment Press Release]

Showtime released a bunch of premiere dates....House of Lies on January 8th, Shameless on January 8th, Californication on January 8th, From the Sky Down on October 29th, The Last Play at Shea on November 11th, Saint Misbehavin' the Wavy Gravy Movie on November 17th, and Thespians on November 10th.

CNBC's Best Jobs Ever will premiere Thursday, November 3rd. Some jobs that will be featured include Victoria's Secret photographer, Hollywood Stuntwoman, High-End Car Purveyor, and a Music Teacher. [CNBC Press Release]

CNBC's Pepsi Challenge will premiere Thursday, November 10th. This original documentary will give viewers a look at the food labs of the snack and beverage giant, and especially what they're doing to take a healthier approach in the future. [CNBC Press Release]

Cast & Plot Updates:
Abby found out she was adopted on NCIS! Oh, and she has a new brother.

Lily's father, Barney's mother and brother, and MARSHALL'S FATHER will appear in the October 24th episode of How I Met Your Mother. [Marshall's father died last year, if you forgot...]

Nick Jonas and Bernadette Peters will appear on Smash on NBC in the Spring.

Jaleel White will host a game show in SyFy, called Total Blackout.

Shows in Development & Other Fun Stuff
Interested in A&E's Bag of Bones miniseries? The Stephen King thrilled now has some promos available.

A terminally ill man who has decided to be mummified now stars in a documentary.

McDonald's is launching an in-restaurant channel, which will feature local sports, movie previews, and human interest stories.

Seth MacFarlane, who has a ton of things going these days, thinks that Family Guy is near the end of its life cycle - "I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series."

It's not finalized, but Downton Abbey will likely get a third season.

Is a screening of the Grimm pilot coming to a city near you?

Mandy Moore will be in an upcoming single-camera family comedy for ABC.

A television version of Zombieland may come to FOX.

It looks like there may be a Friday Night Lights movie.

Netflix is in talks to potentially bring back Reno 911!, which was canceled two years ago by Comedy Central. And, speaking of Netflix, they will be getting a bunch of shows for streaming, including The Walking Dead, Portlandia, The Increasinly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, My Fair Wedding, Bridezillas, Girls Whole Like Boys Who Like Boys, and Braxton Family Values. Netflix also struck a four-year deal with The CW to stream past seasons of The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and Nikita. Supernatural and 90210 will be added in January as well, plus Ringer, Hart of Dixie, and The Secret Circle next fall... plus new shows not even yet aired. Oh, and one more thing about Netflix? They've decided to do away with the split in service (also known as Qwikster for DVDs and Netflix for streaming) and stay as one cohesive unit... for now.
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email This Pin This

No comments: