Monday, May 14, 2012

News Roundup: Half of May is Over!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

If you're looking to find out which broadcast network shows were renewed or cancelled, try here instead. A few new additions include CBS renewing Two and a Half Men and canceling Unforgettable, Rob, and NYC 22 and FOX canceling Napoleon Dynamite and renewing Bob's Burgers.

We'll also be doing a post or two about the new pick-ups later in the week, so be on the lookout for that. The below will focus on cable shows with renewals/cancellations and leave off some "shows in development," but will otherwise give you a nice round-up of what's been announced recently. 

Renewals, Cancellations, & Scheduling:

HBO has renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for two more seasons.

ABCFamily has renewed The Lying Game for a second season. The network has canceled Make It or Break It, with the series finale airing tonight, May 14th. 

The NBC Sports Network has renewed NFL Turning Point for the 2012, 1013, and 2014 seasons.

E! has renewed Keeping Up with the Kardashians for three more seasons, with the seventh beginning May 20th.

True Justice, REELZ's Steven Seagal show, has been renewed for a second season of thirteen episodes.

HBO has renewed Girls and Veep.

TLC has renewed Long Island Medium for a THIRD season!

Showtime has renewed The Borgias for three seasons.

Southland has been renewed for a fifth season on TNT. Maybe NBC should have kept it after all, huh?

WEtv has renewed Mary Mary for a second season.

Mob Wives has been renewed for a third season on VH1.

AMC has renewed Comic Book Men and Talking Dead.

Flashpoint will end after this season, its fifth on ION.

Lifetime's The Client List has been renewed for a second season of 15 episodes.

ABC has renewed Shark Tank, Dancing with the Stars, and The Bachelor. Plus, America's Funniest Home Videos and Wife Swap.

NBC has canceled Fear Factor, Minute to Win It, Who Do You Think You Are?, The Marriage Ref, and The Sing Off. Their renewal of 30 Rock will be its final season.

History has renewed Top Gear for a third season.

Bravo's Pregnant in Heels is back tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT.

TLC has two specials premiering on Thursday, May 17th. At 9pm ET/PT we have Obese & Expecting, and at 10pm ET/PT we have Birth Moms.

Current's The Gavin Newsom Show debuts Friday, May 18th at 10pm ET.

TLC's long-awaited On The Fly begins Thursday, May 24th at 9pm.

Remember How to Be a Gentleman? CBS pulled it back in October, but they're going to burn off the episodes this summer, beginning at 8pm on Saturday, May 26th.

A&E's Gene Simmons Family Jewels will be back on Monday, May 29th at 9pm ET/PT.

Comedy Central's Workaholics is back Tuesday, May 29th at 10:30pm.

Dogs in the City will premiere on CBS on Wednesday, May 30th at 8pm ET/PT.

Mountain Men on History begins Thursday, May 31st at 10pm.

Drop Dead Diva's fourth season will begin on Sunday, June 3rd at 9pm.

Also on Sunday, June 3rd, you can catch Head Games on the Discovery Channel at 10pm ET/PT. It's an interactive series where "both viewers and on-screen subjects are challenged with brain games, mind puzzles and social experiments." It's a three-part series.

FOX's Hell's Kitchen will begin the summer at 9pm ET/PT on Monday, June 4th, followed immediately by Masterchef at 10pm ET/PT.

Storage Wars is back June 5th at 10pm ET/PT.

SyFy's Haunted Collector begins its second season on Wednesday, June 6th, at 9pm.

The Choice premieres 9pm ET/PT Thursday, June 7th on FOX. 

A&E's Barter Kings will premiere Tuesday, June 12th at 9pm ET/PT.

Ready for another competition series? ABC has The Glass House beginning Monday, June 18th at 10pm ET/PT, where 14 contestants will live together, trying to win $250,000. It's going to be really interactive, using social networking to decide what players wear or where they sleep, for starters.

Monday, June 18th will also be the premiere of Bravo's Miss Advised, a docuseries about three single relationship experts.

Spike's new Diamond Divers, an unscripted series, will begin on Wednesday, June 20th at 10pm ET/PT.

Comedy Central's Futurama will return on Wednesday, June 20th at 10pm ET/PT.

Bad Girls Club: Mexico premiered Monday, July 9th at 10pm on Oxygen.

Travel Channel will premiere season six of Bizarre Foods America on Monday, July 9th at 8pm ET/PT.

ABCFamily's Beverly Hills Nannies will begin Wednesday, July 11th at 8pm ET/PT.

Big Brother
will be back
on Thursday, July 12th at 9pm ET/PT.

3, CBS' new dating series, will begin Sunday, July 22nd at 9pm ET/PT.

Cast & Plot Updates:
Jennifer Morrison's Dr. Cameron will be appearing on House's series finale.

Betty White will appear in June 10th's season finale of The Client List, playing a character who gives marriage advice.

Not only will Ryan Seacrest be coming back for American Idol, but he's also joining Today as a special correspondent for two years.

Teen Mom 2
's Jenelle Evans is trying to sell photos of her new 34C chest.

Teen Mom's Amber Portwood is back in jail, having been caught lying to get out of her drug test and court date.

Pregnant in Heels' Rosie Pope live-tweeted her labor yesterday.

Mitchell Guist of History's Swamp People died after a seizure today.

Shows in Development & Other Fun Stuff
While not everyone would consider it a "fun fact," the CW's debut of LA Complex managed to get the very lowest broadcast drama premiere EVER, at just 646,000 viewers.

ABC's got Tony Danza and Vince Vaughn working on a multi-camera comedy about "three old friends whose lives have taken them down very different roads."

SyFy will be making Stephen King's Eyes of the Dragon into a movie or miniseries.

Axe Cop will be joining FOX's late-night cartoon block that launches in 2013. Five episodes aired in January 2010, but another six 15-minute episodes have been ordered now.

Oxygen will be adding My Shopping Addiction (folks obsessed with shopping), I'm Having Their Baby (women deciding if they'll place their babies up for adoption), All the Right Moves (following So You Think You Can Dance's Travis Wall and friends), and NYC and LA editions of Girlfriend Confidential to the fall slate.

E! has some new one-hour series in development, including Amy Devlin Mysteries (a procedural about a twentysomething detective), Anne of Hollywood (the story of Anne Boleyn), Dorothy (a modern Wizard of Oz), Fascination Street (two brothers in a band), The 400 (following the Vanderbilt dynasty), Juror #9 (a twisted trial show), King David (a billionaire playboy in Washington, DC), Upstarts (three guys trying to gain power and money during the dot-com boom), and the Untitled Assistant Project (some office assistants want more power).

truTV has some new series in the works as well. Killer Karaoke is singing with physical challenges. Guinness World Records Gone Wild has folks setting out to break dangerous records. Container Wars is like Storage Wars but with shipping containers. Hardcore Pawn: Fort Bragg is another pawn shop show. There's also a possible Shaquille O'Neal show, a weight loss show with a comedy duo, and a game show where contestants fly around the country.

There's a possibility that Murphy Brown will be back on the air in a series of specials full of political commentary.

Netflix is interested in reviving Jericho, which CBS canceled in 2008.

Amazon is jumping into the television business, inviting original ideas for primetime comedy and children's series!

Starz is getting Michael Bay to develop Black Sails, an eight-episode season show about Captain Flint and his pirate adventures.

CMT is working with Stone Cold Steve Austin for a ten-episode series called Redneck Island, which will have 12 Southerners competing for $100,000.

TNT's new medical show, originally known as Chelsea General, will now be known as Monday Mornings, and the 10-episode first season will debut in summer 2013.

A fan of Burn Notice? You can vote on the new main title sequence! Head to the official website or the facebook page.

TLC has two more specials of Virgin Diaries to air later this summer.

A&E is working on Southie Rules, about the iconic working class of South Boston.

DirecTV's first original series will be ten episodes of the drama Rogue, which will focus on a cop who lost her son.
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