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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).

Fall TV: Week 1 & 2 (Spoiler Alert)


We are two weeks into the unofficial fall season and my dvr is already screaming from overload. Here are my thoughts on the shows so far.

The New Normal – I have to say that I am liking this show. It’s pretty funny and has a lot of heart. It does beat you over the head a bit with the world hates gay relationships but I still like it. Ellen Barkin and Andrew Rannells are my favorites. The show will receive a season pass from me. For those of you that were turned off by Nene Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) being on the show, she’s not on the show much so far. She is a recurring character so she won’t be seen a lot and when she is it’s only for a couple of scenes. The Voice – While no one has truly stood out to me so far this season, the show has been very entertaining. The show is about the contestants but it’s  also about the dynamic between the coaches. They have been quite hilarious and pretty much make the show. I’m in with the show this season. The blind auditions are always the best part of this show so after that maybe it won’t be as good.

X-Factor – Like I said before I didn’t watch this show last season because it just wasn’t good. While this season is better, I find my interest waning. The judges are ok. Simon Cowell is the best judge but we knew this from American Idol. Britney Spears seems very over rehearsed in these pre-taped episodes. It feels like she’s being fed lines at times. Demi Levato is a pretty good judge as well. But if I hear her tell some guy they are cute one more time, I might be done.  I will keep watching because I’m curious to see how Britney does with the live episodes. I want to see some crazy come out. Go On – I really wanted to hate this show but after watching 3 episodes of the show, I begrudgingly like it. Matthew Perry is pretty good. I feel like he is playing Chandler at times but that might just be the way Perry is. The supporting cast is great as well. While the premise of the show seems a little morbid – a man looses his wife in a car accident and has to cope with that lose by going to group therapy – it actually deals with the subject very lightheartedly and with a lot of sarcastic humor. This one gets a season pass.

Parenthood – The Bravermans are back to basically make you cry every week. So glad this show made it another season. It’s so good. Haddie is gone to college ,which just made this show exponentially better since she is the most annoying character, Jabar is still the cutest thing, There is a new kid, Max is still a little annoying and oh yeah, Kristina has breast cancer. That whooper was revealed to us in the latest episode this week and was so heart breaking. Jason Katims is so freaking amazing. He is the creator of the show and was an executive producer for one of my other favorite shows, Friday Night Lights. He is the reason I came to this show and he’s the reason I stay. It just has so much heart and the cast is so good. The season pass continues on this show.

The Mob Doctor – Potential. I don’t know. It was ok. I’m not blown away by the show. It felt a little generic like I have seen this movie and it got turned into a show. It has some great people in it though. The acting is one thing that it has going for it. One of my faves, Zach Gilford from Friday Night Lightsis in it and I just hope this show sticks for him. The ratings were pretty low on its premiere night so who knows how long the show will stick.  He needs a successful show. I’ll keep watching and see if it gets better.

Revolution – I came to this show simply because it has J.J Abrams’ (Alias, Fringe, Lost) name on it. The show is set 15 years into the future after the world goes dark. Life goes back to the days before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. In the midst of all this there is a young lady, whose life is changed when her father is killed because of his knowledge about the blackout. They go on a search to find her uncle who may also know something about the blackout. It started off slow, as do all of Abrams high-concept shows, but quickly picked up and drew you in answering some questions and then bringing up more questions to keep you coming back. I liked it. And it did very well in the ratings with a prime spot after The Voice. This gets a season pass from me and is worth checking out.

The Office – I was ready to give up on this show after the last 2 seasons but since this is the last season I decided that I should just stick it out. Glad I did because I laughed more in Thursday’s episode than I have in the last two seasons of the show. It was paced just right, the gags were hilarious, and the characters seemed like they had been refreshed after the debacle that was James Spader’s Robert California. That is all in great part to Greg Daniels who was the showrunner for  Office during its best seasons and has returned. Hopefully with his return, the show will get back on track.

Up All Night – Glad this show is back. Its pretty hilarious. The whole cast is great. I like the addition of Reagan’s brother, Scott (Luka Jones; Best Friends Forever). I’m glad he got on this show because he was pretty hilarious on his last show (Boo on NBC for cancelling that). This episode set up a great arc – The Ava Show getting cancelled and Chris working with Scott – that I believe will bring out some hilarious episodes. The season pass will continue on this one.

What To Watch: September 20


Lots of premieres tonight. NBC comedy is back and another Braxton gets their own show. My DVR is getting full and it’s not even the official premiere week yet.

8:30/7:30c – NBC – Up All Night – Season 2 Premiere. Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett all return for the second season of this hilarious show. In tonight’s premiere Reagan and Ava’s friendship gets tested after the news of the show’s cancellation. Meanwhile, Reagan hires her brother Scott (Luka Jones; Best Friends Forever) to help remodel their bathroom, and Chris decides to re-enter the working world.

9/8c – NBC – The Office – Season 9 Premiere. The show is back for its ninth and last season (finally).  The show is said to be back in fighting form after the travesty that has been the last two seasons. In the premiere, Jim and Dwight are thrown off-balance by the arrival of two young employees that the others dub “the new Jim” and “Dwight, Jr.” Andy comes back from Outward Bound leadership training with a desire for vengeance on Nellie. Will Oscar adopt Angela’s cat? Kevin saves a turtle.

9:30/8:30c – NBC – Parks & Recreation – Season 5 Premiere. Leslie and Andy visit Ben and April at their new jobs in Washington D.C., and Leslie feels overwhelmed by the city — especially after meeting two of her idols (Senators Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe). Meanwhile, Ron throws a “thank you” barbecue for the entire Parks and Recreation staff.

10/9c – WE – Tamar & Vince – Series Premiere. In the hit series Braxton Family Values, viewers were introduced to the bold and sassy youngest sister of the Braxton clan, Tamar, and her music mogul husband Vince Herbert. A true fan favorite, Tamar is back to claim the spotlight and reign “diva supreme.” The show will focus on Tamar’s obsession with achieving instant worldwide pop stardom and Vince’s attempts to help her get there, and keep his sanity in the process. As Tamar’s “husband-ager,” Vince (owner of Streamline Records and brains behind major pop star Lady Gaga) often walks a fine line between being a supportive husband and an authoritative manager. Crazy in love through their highs and lows, the couple is out to prove you can mix business with pleasure.

Some TV News



Good news for those that have hated The Office ever since Steve Carrell left or even before that. Season 9, which will premiere Thursday September 20th on NBC, will be the series last one. Thank the Lord!!! After the disaster that was season 8 it needed to end. Why they didn’t go out while they were on top makes no sense to me. I watched all the episodes from last season, but I could barely tell you what happened because the show became background noise for me while I did other things. With the show ending, there is still the possibility of seeing some of the characters from the show. NBC is developing a spin-off with Dwight as the main character. Some of the characters from the new show will be slowly introduced this season on The Office. Hopefully this show doesn’t get picked up. Of all the characters from the show to get a spin-off, I definitely wouldn’t have said Dwight.

The Real Husbands of Hollywood was confirmed by BET for 10 episodes. If you remember the series comes from the 2011 skits that featured Kevin Hart and a bevy of other “husbands” from Bobby Brown, Nick Cannon, Nelly, etc. The series will be continuing from those hilarious sketches and has been said to be a more scripted with improv like the show Curb Your Enthusiasm.  In addition to those that were featured in the sketch (Nelly, Nick Cannon, etc), Robin Thicke and Boris Kodjoe have been added into mix as well as Duane Martin, JB Smoove and Faizon Love.

The first time they did the sketch on the 2011 BET awards, they were hilarious. They tried to do it again at this year’s award show and it failed miserably. Here’s hoping they get it right. I for one shall be watching only for the eye candy factor (Kodjoe? Thicke? yes please) because since this is BET you know it has disaster written all over it.

Live! with Kelly has searched for a cohost for what seems like forever. There have been many people filling in and auditioning for the role as the next Regis from Seth Myers, Josh Groban, Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Lachey. It seems the coveted position might be going to former New York Giants player and current NFL analyst on FOX’s NFL Sunday, Michael Strahan. Strahan has said to be one of the three top picks for the position with Nick Lachey, Josh Groban and Seth Myers being the other front-runners. Myers debunked that rumor saying he was going to be focusing on his head writer duties at Saturday Night Live (Hopefuly making it funnier). Live! With Kelly will officially announce the new cohost on their September 4th show.

I don’t watch this show often but from the episodes that I have seen with Strahan, he’s pretty hilarious and goes really well with her. I just thought there was no way that they would give him the job when I saw that he was one of their top choices. I figured it would go to Nick Lachey, who was just coming off hosting NBC’s The Sing-Off and has transitioned pretty well into being a host. His episodes with Kelly were good ones too so I figured him. Good job to Strahan if he gets the job and hopefully this isn’t all a stunt to get people ready for the announcement and then they not give it to the poor man because his name has been all over the place since it “leaked” that they were going to give him the job.

Postmortem on This Week’s Finales


Contains spoilers. If you have not watched any of these shows (Castle, The Voice, Vampire Diaries, 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, The Office, Blue Bloods, Amazing Race) then stop reading now.
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Season Finales Thursday 05/10/12


Finales Finales and more finales. Many of our favorites shows air their final episodes of the season tonight. What are you going to be watching?

The Big Bang Theory – CBS 8/7c – Season 5 finale. The gang rushes to put a wedding together when Howard and Bernadette decide they want to be married before he goes on his NASA launch. We also get to see Howard’s reaction to learning Leonard proposed to Penny.

The Vampire Diaries – CW 8/7c – Season 3 finale. Tonight a wonderful season of one of the best shows comes to an end. In this episode, Elena reminisces on simpler times when her parents were still alive. Elsewhere Stefan and Damon go on a mission and Caroline and Tyler have to make a decision that is life altering.

The Office – NBC 9/8c – Season 8 finale. This season has truly been the worst. I wish this finale was the series finale. There was maybe one episode where I laughed consistently throughout. James Spader’s character is out after this season and they want to do a Dwight spinoff. Why?? I hope NBC renews it for a 13 episode 9th and final season. On tonight’s finale, Andy returns to Dunder Mifflin as a janitor, with a secret plan to stage a coup.  Dwight goes to some crazier than usual lengths to steal a DNA sample from Angela’s baby in order to prove his paternity. 
The Secret Circle – CW 9/8c – Season 1 concludes with Jake, Melissa and Adam try to save Faye from the witch hunters; Cassie and Diana must use their dark magic to unleash the crystal skull; Dawn and Charles discover a new way to get their power back. I hope this show doesn’t get cancelled because it started really slow but got really good. I think it fits well with its sister show, The Vampire Diaries.
Parks and Recreation – NBC 9:30/8:30c – Season 4 finale. Everyone is waiting for the election results. Paul Rudd continues his guest role as Bobby Newport.