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Cancellations


Cancellations

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.

ABC

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.

CBS

CSI:NY, Golden Boy, Made In Jersey, Partners, Rules of Engagement, Vegas.

CW

90210, Cult, Emily Owens, M.D., Gossip Girl.

FOX

Ben And Kate, The Cleveland Show, Fringe, The Mob Doctor, Touch.

NBC

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).

February Premiere Dates


Photo courtesy of ScreenRant.com

With the beginning of February upon us in 2 days, I just wanted to remind you that there are a lot of shows that haven’t premiered yet.

Be sure to check out the calender for the premiere dates of all your favorites.

Iwatch2muchFebpremieredates*Body of Proof will no longer première on Feb 5th and is pushed back to a Feb 19th premiere date.

Mid-Season New and Returning Shows (2013)


The holidays are here and all your shows are in reruns or got cancelled (I’ll miss you Emily Owens, M.D). I know you are pretty anxious for their return. Don’t fret, you can find the dates of every single show’s return date as well as new shows that will be premiering this Winter at the bottom of this post. Shows return as early today, the 1st of the year. Here are some the returning and new shows I’m looking forward to.

The Americans (FX) Series premiere January 21 @ 10/9c.

Keri Russell back on television?? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! And playing a bad ass?? Double YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! FX has stepped up their game when it comes to their programming (Sons of Anarchy, Justified, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,etc) and this show looks like it will be no exception. This show set in the Cold World era stars Keri Russell (Felicity, Mission Impossible 3) and Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters, The Edge of Love) as KGB officers, who are working as sleeper agents trained to impersonate American citizens in Washington D.C. This is going to be great. Hopefully this show will do well and keep Russell on TV where she belongs.

The Good Wife (CBS) Season 4 resumes January 6th @ 10/9c

Season 4 hasn’t been the best but it’s still been better than half the shows on television. This season we are in the middle of has been very hit and miss, mostly because everything is not in sync. The storyline with Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and her husband, played by Marc Warren (Doctor Who, Mad Dogs) is one of the biggest missteps that has happened to this show. The show creators, Robert and Michelle King, told TV Guide recently, they are going to fix things. They stated:

“You don’t give James Bond a girlfriend. Some characters you actually don’t want to see that much backstory. We’re adjusting. No matter where we went, this was not a place where the audience wanted to go.”

Hopefully the ship gets righted with the rest of the season. Check out the promo for the next new episode, “Boom De Ya Da.”

Continue reading Mid-Season New and Returning Shows (2013)

TV Stuff (Cougar Town, Downton Abbey and More)


Boss Cancelled By Starz – The drama lead by Kelsey Grammer has been cancelled. It recently ended its second season recently and will be not coming back for a third season. “After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with ‘Boss. We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, (series creator) Farhad Safinia and our partners at Lionsgate TV,” said the network. The show was a generally liked by critics  but not so much with audiences. It did bring Kelsey Grammer a Golden Globe award. It’s a little surprising that they cancelled the show  since they renewed the show for a second season before the numbers were in for the first season.

Dirty Jobs Cancelled – Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs has been cancelled. This is the second big cancellation from the network after American Chopper was cancelled last week. The show ended its eighth and last season in September.

Chevy Chase leaving Community – The actor has had a pretty rocky relationship with the show. There was the much publicized feud with series creator, Dan Harmon, production being interrupted because Chase was not happy with what was being shot and his use of the N-word on set when he was making a point about where his racist character was headed. Most of Community’s 4th and possibly last season has already been shot with 2 episodes left. Chase will be in all except the final 2. Community premieres this coming mid-season on February 7th, 2013 on NBC.

New Promos for Smash and Cougar TownSmash and Cougar Town return at the beginning of next year and they just released some new promos. Looking forward to an Ellis-less Smash and all the drama that comes with this show. Also looking forward to the wine drinking cul-de-sac crew on Cougar Town.

Cougar Town returns on its new home, TBS, on January 8th, 2013.

Smash returns to NBC on February 5th, 2013.

Downton Abbey Renewed – Downton Abbey will be back for a fourth season. Season 3 just finished airing in the UK and will premiere in the States January 6th, 2013 on PBS.  PBS will air a recap of season 2 and a preview of the upcoming season 3 on Sunday, November 25th at 8/7c.

Postmortem on This Week’s Finales ***SPOILERS AHEAD***


If you haven’t watched any finales (Smash, Hart of Dixie, SNL, Person of Interest, Scandal) from this past week. Stop reading NOW. But then come back after you have 🙂 These are all random thoughts as I watched these.

Continue reading Postmortem on This Week’s Finales ***SPOILERS AHEAD***

Season Finales Monday 05/13/12


Bones – FOX 8/7c – Season 7 finale. The “hacktivist” is back in court on appeal, and Booth and Brennan have to work to prove he is guilty once and for all but in their effort to pin another murder on him evidence comes to light that points to Brennan being a suspect.

 

How I Met Your Mother – CBS 8/7c – Season 9 finale. Lily goes into labor while Marshall and Barney are in Atlantic City; Robin and Ted try to distract Lily from her labor pains. It then jumps to the future on Barney’s wedding day where the gang remembers the time they encouraged Ted to go after the one that got away.

Gossip Girl – CW 8/7c – Season 5 finale. Blair is targeted by Gossip Girl, forcing Serena to make a confession; Nate asks Lola to move in with him; Lily makes a decision about her marriage; Blair makes a choice between Dan and Chuck.

Two And A Half Men – CBS 9/8c – Season 9 finale. Jake graduates from high school and must decide what to do with his life. This makes me feel really old because this kid is graduating high school and when this show started he was like 9 years old.

Hart Of Dixie – CW 9/8c – Season 1 finale. A huge storm is coming towards Bluebell and looks to ruin George and Lemon’s wedding day. Zoe seeking shelter from the storm gets stuck in a barn with Wade. Yes maybe these two will finally get together tonight. And we’ll have all of next season for more back and forth with them because CW renewed it for a second season. YAY!!!

Mike and Molly – CBS 9:30/8:30c – Season 2 finale. It’s Mike and Molly’s wedding day but of course it doesn’t go off without a hitch. Throw in your classic sitcom roadblocks on their way to the altar for a half hour of fun hijinks.

Hawaii Five-O – CBS 10/9c – Season 2 finale. The team goes on a manhunt when one of its own is killed; a team member must choose which one of their kidnapped loved ones will survive. This season has been a pretty good one. Last season’s finale was so good. Hopefully this one is just as good if not better.

Smash – NBC 10/9c – Season 1 finale. This is what it all comes down to. Who will be Marilyn; Karen or Ivy? I don’t even know who I want anymore but I feel that based on the soapy nature of this show that Karen is going to get it and then Ivy, in her pissed off state, is going to tell Karen that she and Dev slept together. Apparently Ellis’ true intentions are also going to be revealed on tonight’s finale. I don’t care as long as we get rid of him somehow. I don’t think I have ever hated a character more than him. It’s not even a oh I love to hate him thing like with Derek. Ellis is just a waste and he needs to go far far away.

Smash


Smash is an NBC show that premiered last month about the drama that happens on and off the stage during the making of a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show has a cast of some familiar faces as well as some newcomers. American Idol’s Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty star as Karen and Ivy, the two ladies who battle it out to play Marilyn. Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston also star in the  show.

Seven episodes in and I really like it. I loved the pilot. It showed a lot of potential.  I think it has gotten a little soap opera-y but I like soap operas so I have no problems with that. I have read somethings where they call it the grownup version of Glee but I have to disagree. Glee especially now is just so haphazard and makes no sense. They also just sing for singing sake, it has nothing to do with developing the plot or the characters whereas on Smash there is a purpose for every song.

Lets talk about the singing. It’s pretty great. Katherine McPhee to me was ok on Idol but her voice has gotten better over the years and Megan Hilty, who I had no clue about before this show, is clearly from Broadway. She plays her role so well and her singing is great too (There was one song on a recent episode that didn’t sound that great but it was still better than half the singing on Glee).

The ratings have been so-so for other channels but for NBC, it has definitely boosted its Monday night viewership. Thank goodness because they just renewed the show for a 2nd season. YAY!!! If you haven’t checked it out you should.