Daily Archives : May 10, 2013

The Latest Pickups, Renewals and Cancellations: Goodbye CBS’s ‘CSI: NY,’ ‘Vegas,’ TNT’s ‘Southland’ and Other Shows. Hello to New Chuck Lorre Sitcom and Drama with ‘Lost’s’ Josh Holloway, Among Many Others

It’s early evening on Friday, May 10, 2013, here in Hollywood, and with the broadcast networks (primarily) finalizing plans for their upfront presentations to advertisers and their agenciies next week in New York, there’s been a flurry of activity in cancelling shows,…

Another Sitcom Joins the NBC Casualty List

Another comedy series has been added to the list of cancellations at NBC. On the heels of word that the comedies “1600 Penn,” “Whitney,” “Guys With Kids” and “Up All Night” were given the ax, as we reported earlier today,…

NBC Orders Remake of Classic Drama Series, Spinoff of Current Drama

NBC continues to make programming announcements for fall 2013, with the latest being the announcement that the network will try a remake of the 1960s-1970s detective drama “Ironside,” the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports. The Peacock Network also ordered…

ABC Series Has Its Worst-Ever Premiere; CBS Show Hits All-Time Low

An ABC series got off to a bad start on its new season, scoring its worst-ever premiere in the key 18-49 demo, based on Nielsen overnights. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that Thursday’s premiere of “Wipeout” mustered only a 1.2 average rating. Meanwhile,…

MTV and Its Corporate Cousins Going Back to Their Musical Roots

More than three decades after its debut created a seismic shift in the pop culture landscape, it can be very easy to forget that MTV still stands for music television. That also makes it surprising to learn that 1,200 hours…

MTV and Its Corporate Cousins Get Back to Their Musical Roots

MTV and other Viacom cable channels are working on an innovative program that taps into the “music television” part of their DNA. TVWeek Open Mic blogger Hillary Atkin reports that MTV, CMT and VH1, along with their various related channels,…

CBS Affiliates Board Backs Live Plus Same Day Ratings

The CBS Affiliates Board today came out in support of a recent TVB position supporting Live Plus Same Day ratings. Here’s the statement from the CBS group: “New York, May 10, 2013 — The CBS Affiliates Board supports the recent…

Future Is Unclear for One ‘Glee’ Star

One of the stars of Fox’s “Glee” has an uncertain future on the show, with observers unsure whether she will be back for its fifth season. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Heather Morris, who is pregnant, does not…

NBC Pulls Plug on Four Comedy Series; One Fan Favorite Is Spared

Four NBC comedies have been canceled, while the network renewed one sitcom that has been a fan favorite. The cancellations of four shows that have been on the bubble indicate that NBC is undergoing a comedy makeover, reports the Los…

After Intense Negotiations, Stars of CBS Drama Agree to Return, Leading to Show’s Renewal

After a week of "intense negotiations, a couple of deadlines and best and final offers," the five leads of the CBS drama series "Criminal Minds" have all signed new two-year deals, leading to a ninth-season renewal from CBS, reports Nellie…