There were some major pink slips handed out this past weekend, with most of them coming from NBC. The pic has all the shows that were cancelled for the 2012 – 2013 fall season (Minus reality shows). Hannibal which is still airing until June on NBC still does not have a decision made on it but it is more than likely done. Below is a breakdown of each cancellation by network.
666 Park Avenue, Body of Proof, Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23, Family Tools, Happy Endings, How To Live With Your Parents, Last Resort, Malibu Country, Private Practice, Red Widow, Zero Hour.
CSI:NY, Golden Boy, Made In Jersey, Partners, Rules of Engagement, Vegas.
90210, Cult, Emily Owens, M.D., Gossip Girl.
Ben And Kate, The Cleveland Show, Fringe, The Mob Doctor, Touch.
1600 Penn, 30 Rock, Animal Practice, Deception, Do No Harm, Go On, Guys With Kids, Whitney, The Office, Smash, Up All Night, The New Normal, Hannibal (more than likely but not cancelled as of now).
8/7c – NBC – 30 Rock – 7th and final season premiere. When “TGS” returns from hiatus, Liz is alarmed by Jack’s shockingly bad fall programming line-up. Meanwhile, Jenna prepares to be the ultimate bridezilla, enlisting a reluctant Liz to be her maid of honor, and Kenneth and Hazel invite Tracy to a dinner party. This show is so hilarious. It has had a good run so I’m not sad that it’s ending this season. This frees up Tina Fey to maybe write another hilarious book or come up with another show.
10/9c – MTV – Jersey Shore – 6th and final season premiere. The gang returns to the shore for the last time; Mike shares about his recovery; Snooki deals with being pregnant in a party house; Deena struggles with her long-distance relationship; Snooki makes an announcement.
Missing – ABC 8/7c Series Finale. In the thrilling conclusion to Season One, Becca faces her own inner demons in a way she never has before in a last-ditch effort to save her son. Meanwhile, Suspect Zero tries to complete his sale. This show is actually not bad. Too bad ABC just cancelled it this past week. Hopefully it’s a good finale.
Community – NBC 8/7c & 9/8c Season 3 finale. Gilbert Lawson former right-hand man to Pierce’s father, requests a meeting with Pierce at Hawthorne Enterprises; the study group must pitch in to help save Pierce’s inheritance.The study group develops a plan to infiltrate Greendale’s Chang-controlled campus; Troy turns to the Air Conditioning Repair Annex for help.Shirley and Pierce’s disagreement over their sandwich shop leads to Jeff squaring off with Alan , his former colleague, in Greendale Summer Fun Court; Vice Dean Laybourne makes a last attempt at winning over Troy. Glad this show is coming back. Not happy about them putting it on Fridays. I mean if they wanted to kill the show just cancel it.
30 Rock – NBC 8:30/7:30c Season 6 finale. Determined to prove his marriage has survived Avery’s kidnapping unscathed, Jack asks Liz to officiate their vow renewal. Meanwhile, Criss tries to convince Liz that he’s worth sticking around for. Tracy meets with Cornel West to discuss his influence as a black celebrity.
Rules of Engagement – CBS 8:30/7:30c Season 6 finale. Jen volunteers to throw Audrey a baby shower, but puts the wrong date on the invitation. Meanwhile, Jeff takes a liking to Audrey’s maternity clothes, and Russell accomplishes great things when he decides to give up women. I don’t know how this show makes it every season. It’s like the stepchild at CBS. They move it around a lot and never bring it back on time and still it comes back and does pretty ok. They might not be so lucky this year though as CBS is still in discussions on whether to drop the show.
Grey’s Anatomy – ABC 9/8c Season 8 finale. A dangerous situation leaves the doctors fighting to stay alive while trying to save their peers; Ben and Bailey make a decision; Teddy gets a tempting offer; Richard plans a dinner for the residents. Don’t really watch the show but if you do, one of the main characters is going to die. Don’t worry it’s not Meredith or Derrick. The actors just signed on for two more years of Grey’s.
Person of Interest – CBS 9/8c Season 1 finale. When a psychologist’s number comes up, Reese must protect her from one of her patients while eluding capture by the FBI, who are closing in fast. Meanwhile, Finch receives an unwelcome visit from an old acquaintance. This episode will be good one. The Feds are coming for them and Reese’s old partner is still alive. Can’t wait. This show started off slow but now its gotten really good. And they have brought Taraji P. Henson’s character in more so I like seeing her do her thing there. It’s been picked up for a second season so yay!!!
Awake – NBC 10/9c Series finale. Detective Britten doesn’t know who to trust when the truth behind the accident begins to show itself and a high-ranking conspiracy threatens both of his realities. In a moment of frustration, Britten decides to take the law into his own hands and goes after Detective Hawkins, putting himself and Bird (Steve Harris) in the crosshairs of the conspirators. Captain Harper is instructed to clean up the mess. Later, when questioned about his partner, Detective Vega begins to have concerns about his Captain’s intentions. Sad this show didn’t make it. It started with so much potential.
The Mentalist – CBS 10/9c Season 4 finale. After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.
Scandal – ABC 10/9c Season 1 finale. When Quinn finds herself in a tragic and compromising place, Olivia and the team rush to her side; all the while, a reluctant Cyrus must turn to Olivia when Billy Chambers makes an announcement that shakes Fitz’s presidency to its’ core. I feel like this show just started and we are already at the finale. This show gets better every flipping episode. The good thing is we’ll get to see more of the show after this because it’s been renewed for a second season.
Thank you its the weekend. I can sleep in and catch up on some shows and movies. But before it ends and the new week starts lets recaps some of the stories and events from movies and tv this week.
Lets start off with NBC. They released their mid-season schedule this week and truly just said f*@% it to any kind of common sense. They have taken off Prime Suspect and Community and moved almost every show around. Whitney is moving to from its nice post Office spot to Wednesday nights at 8:30/7:30c. It will follow the new Chelsea Handler show, Are You There Chelsea (Vodka got taken out of the title because this is family hour). It makes sense to pair these 2 shows together but 8/7c family hour is definitely not the place. These shows are supposed to be rude and crude and make lots of sex jokes. Both of these shows would be way better on cable where there is more freedom to do all that not on broadcast television. Up All Night will be taking over Whitney’s spot on Thursday nights. 30 Rock will take over Community’s spot. NBC says the show isn’t cancelled but you have to wonder when it will return. Prime Suspect looks like it’s getting the ax. They say they haven’t made a decision but they already stopped production on the show and are shooting the final 13th episode next week so you tell me if that isn’t a decision. New show, The Firm, based on the John Grisham novel, will take over the slot. Here is the rest of NBC’s schedule.
MONDAYS: 8-10 PM – The Voice (season premiere February 5 after the Superbowl; series resumes February 6); 10-11 PM – SMASH (February 6)
TUESDAYS: 8-10 PM – The Biggest Loser (January 3); 10-11 PM – Parenthood (through February 28); 10-11 PM – FASHION STAR (March 13, 9-11 p.m. with two-hour premiere; one-hour episodes resume March 20)
WEDNESDAYS: 8-8:30 PM – Whitney (January 11);8:30-9 PM – ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA? (January 11); 9-10 PM – Rock Center with Brian Williams (February; 10-11 PM – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
THURSDAY: 8-8:30 PM – 30 Rock (January 12); 8:30-9 PM – Parks and Recreation; 9-9:30 PM – The Office; 9:30-10 PM – Up All Night (January 12); 10-11 PM – THE FIRM (two-hour premiere January 8; Thursday time period premiere January 12)
FRIDAY: 8-9 PM – Who Do You Think You Are? (February 3); 9-10 PM – Grimm; 10-11 PM – Dateline NBC
ABC also unveiled their mid-season schedule and one of my favorite shows was notably missing from the lineup. CougarTown staring Friends alum, Courtney Cox Arquette (she might not be going with Arquette anymore; Kanye shrug) was not in the line up and this coupled with the mess that was NBC made me angry about the coming mid-season. The show will air sometime in March with a shorter season as the episode count been cut down to 15 instead of the 22 that were going to air. This isn’t a great sign for the show but hopefully when it does return people watch and the ratings go up because the show is quite hilarious.
Good news Arrested Development fans. The show is officially returning. There had already been an announcement about the show returning but it hadn’t found a home yet. This time it has. The series will be shown exclusively on Netflix starting in 2013. No word on if all the cast members will be returning or if the long-awaited movie is going to happen but the show is back and that’s all that matters.
Ugh Twilight: Breaking Dawn pt 1 came out yesterday and is on track to make almost $140 million. It started off the weekend with midnight showings making over $30 million and $72 million total on Friday. It’s the 3rd biggest opening day ever behind Harry Potter and The Deadly Hallows: Part 2 and the second Twilight movie, New Moon. Everyone I know who has seen this is raving about it and saying it was actually really good. I don’t get it. I watched the first one and that was awful and nothing ever convinced me to see any of the other ones. Kristen Stewart is also one of the worst actresses. Hell the whole main cast is pretty bad. Glad this is the end of this franchise because these kids are gonna disappear after this. Their movies that ventured out of the Twilight franchise have been less than spectacular and have not been seen by many so I look forward to the day I don’t have to see another Twilight ad or Kristen Stewart’s awkward and unsmiling face.
The trailer for a new Denzel Washington movie Safe House came out this week. The film stars also stars Ryan Reynolds and Vera Farmiga (with really bad hair). It’s about young CIA agent (Reynolds) who must watch a fugitive being held in a safe house (Washington). The house is attacked and they must work together run to get to a secure. Love Denzel and love Reynolds so I was already in without seeing the trailer but man when I saw it, I was in. I love when Denzel goes bad. Training Day was a great movie, I don’t think he should have won an Oscar for that but it was a great movie. Denzel plays bad so well. Why he didn’t do it more often I don’t know. The premise of this movie is not anything new. Its been done before but it definitely looks awesome and they use one of my fav songs from Kanye and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne album that features the lovely Frank Ocean called “No Church in The Wild.” Good action, acting and eye candy what more can you ask for. The movie is in theaters February 2012.
Brad Pitt says he is going to be retiring from acting in 3 years. He did an interview this week with the UK version of 60 minutes. He said “I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together. And getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher time otherwise…” If I had read this in the late 90s or early 2000s, I would have been upset because Brad was making some wonderful movies at that time. Now I would say ok if he wants to I’m fine with that. The peak of his acting career has passed and while he still makes plenty of good movies, he could retire and not be missed. There are many younger actors that have taken the place that he held during the 90s when he was making hit movies and named People’s Sexiest Man. I would miss Pitt movies but I’d be ok just watching his old ones like Legends of The Fall, which is one of the best movies ever.