‘The New Normal,’ ‘Go On’ and ‘Happy Endings’ Cancelled

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NBC just cancelled a large handful of shows to make room for a new lineup of other presumably crappy ones about vampires (Dracula), pirates (Crossbones) and Jesus freaks (Save Me).

Among the axed, Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal starring NeNe Leakes and Ellen Barkin, Go On with Matthew Perry, Jimmy Fallon’s Guys With Kids, Whitney, Smash, 1600 Penn with Jenna Elfman, and Up All Night starring Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph.

Friday was not a good day for Elisha Cuthbert either, whose Happy Endings were cut short by ABC. (USA Network has expressed interest in picking it back up.)  Continue reading “‘The New Normal,’ ‘Go On’ and ‘Happy Endings’ Cancelled”

Kathy Griffin’s Bravo Talk Show ‘Kathy’ Cancelled

Kathy Griffin talk showKathy Griffin announced at a stand-up gig in Cincinnati that Bravo had put the kibosh on Kathy after two seasons because of ratings, I assume.

Or so she could be more like Anderson Cooper. (RIP Anderson Live 2011-2012.)

The hour-long talk show, which often featured segments with Kathy’s mother, had some great moments despite being disorganized. (The three-guest format works for Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross in England, but has yet to be made successful in the U.S.)

Perhaps most memorable, the time Kathy improperly pierced Aubrey Plaza’s ear.  Continue reading “Kathy Griffin’s Bravo Talk Show ‘Kathy’ Cancelled”

‘Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23’ Stars Confirm Cancellation

Don't Trust the b 2013ABC’s sitcom about a party girl (Krysten Ritter), her best friend (James Van Der Beek), and new roommate (Dreama Walker) created by Nahnatchka Khan has been cancelled after two seasons.

The three stars confirmed the end of Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 on Twitter, with Van Der Beek writing“Sad to say ABC has pulled #Apt23 and will not be airing the 8 remaining episodes any time soon. Translation: we’ve basically been cancelled,” on the afternoon of Jan. 22.  Continue reading “‘Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23’ Stars Confirm Cancellation”

G4’s Tech/Gaming Programs ‘Attack of the Show’ and ‘X-Play’ Cancelled

Sad news for gamers and tech junkies. NBC affiliate G4 have officially cancelled Attack of the Show and X-Play. 

Fans of both shows were shaken up earlier this year when their two most familiar faces, Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira, quit the network.

In September it was reported that NBCU was looking to turn the channel into a “TV version of GQ” aimed at the “modern male.” Funny because I thought AOTS and X-Play‘s were already targeted at modern males aka real people.

G4 Media General Manager Adam Stotsky confirms:  Continue reading “G4’s Tech/Gaming Programs ‘Attack of the Show’ and ‘X-Play’ Cancelled”

It’s The End Of An Era, ‘Jersey Shore’ Cancelled After Six Seasons

MTV has announced that Jersey Shore‘s sixth season, premiering October 4, will be its conclusion. As in, series finale.

No more gym tan laundry sex, no more Situation lifting up his shirt to remind women that he’s not a potato nailed to a Hollister mannequin, no more silicon JWoww blueprint in the mirror, no more bar fights or juicehead chest-beating…

Of course there’s always The Real World and Bad Girls Club if you are missing the fights THAT bad.

And of course Snooki will always be available to you, if you want her to be. She’s like Tinkerbell, if you clap for her (and by clap I mean follow on Twitter) she won’t die. Also, her birth will be televised on Snooki & JWoww.  Continue reading “It’s The End Of An Era, ‘Jersey Shore’ Cancelled After Six Seasons”

Chad Johnson Punished By NFL And VH1 For Head-Butting Incident

Both VH1 and the Miami Dolphins are cutting ties with wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson after he sent his wife, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada to the ER.

The fight reportedly began when Lozada accused Johnson of infidelity after discovering a receipt for condoms. Much like Chris Brown, who was famously “caught in a lie” by Rihanna, Chad retaliated with violence. A head-butt, to be specific.

The Dolphins terminated his one-year contract and his 11-episode reality show co-starrig his wife, Ev & Ocho, was cancelled by VH1 before it aired.

A Bunch Of Bad (Or Average) TV Shows Were Cancelled

A load of TV shows were given the ax by various networks for one simple reason – low ratings.

The Secret Circle, The Ringer, Are You There Chelsea?, Napoleon Dynamite, and Terra Nova are no surprise…

You’re telling me shows about witches, evil twins and dinosaurs didn’t do well?

I’m in shock. A cartoon based on a quirky movie that is seven years-old also failed?? Oh my word.

While Chelsea Handler‘s half-assed sitcom where she attempted to disguise herself by wearing a brown wig and acting like “the innocent one” is done for, Whitney is coming back.

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The End Of Khloe And Lamar…On TV, For A Second

Khloe & Lamar has not been cancelled, as we all initially thought. The show is simply on a hiatus.

Really? For a second I was weeping over the end of an era.

No more Lamar being grumpy over his recently soured NBA career, no more Khloe screaming “I love you doll” and inappropriately slapping her five sisters and mom on the behind?

Malika and Rob will just be funneled back onto Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Obviously, I watch the four K-Dash shows way too much. But it isn’t the end, of any of them.

“Our show is not canceled,” Khloe told ET. “Lamar and I have just chosen to take a break this summer. I feel like we’ve been on a whirlwind and doing back-to-back shows.”  Continue reading “The End Of Khloe And Lamar…On TV, For A Second”

Oprah’s OWN Network Cancels ‘The Rosie Show’

For a woman who prides herself on charity and providing advice for the entire feminine race, Oprah sure is selfish. Her longtime talk show on CBS ended (25 seasons to be exact) and she launched her own TV channel, OWN…the Oprah Winfrey Network.

It was a move reminiscent of legendary butt-of-the-joke O Magazine which saw Ms. Winfrey on the cover every single month at various weights, sometimes holding a fruit basket or standing amidst some leaves and an orange background. And who does she invite into the fun of her “next chapter?” Rosie O’Donnell!   Continue reading “Oprah’s OWN Network Cancels ‘The Rosie Show’”

Contributing Factors To The Cancellation Of ‘Luck’ And The Three Equine Deaths

You may have heard that the HBO drama Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Joan Allen and Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) has halted production after the real-life deaths of no less than three horses that were involved with the race and stable scenes.

“It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series ‘Luck,'” the network said in a statement.

For fans, there is hope. Mann and Milch expressed interest in furthering the show, “The two of us loved this series, loved the cast, crew and writers. This has been a tremendous collaboration and one that we plan to continue in the future.”  Continue reading “Contributing Factors To The Cancellation Of ‘Luck’ And The Three Equine Deaths”

HBO’s Money-Saving Mistake, ‘Hung’ And ‘Bored To Death’ Cancelled

HBO has given Thomas Jane and Jason Schwartzman the ax, so to speak. Their TV efforts, along with How to Make it in America, were cancelled by HBO in order to make room for upcoming shows. The only good news here is that they held onto Laura Dern’s fledgling series Enlightened, which was just nominated for several Golden Globes.

Hung, which had largely improved in quality in its third season compared to the second, averaged 3.9 million viewers, though that is half of what it received a year previous. Bored To Death, the cult classic whose humor was not for everyone, had suffered in its third season with a mere 240,000 people tuning in for the opener.

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Axed By ABC

Charlie’s Angels, starring Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor and executive produced by Drew Barrymore, has been cancelled after the airing of only four episodes.

The cancellation of the 1970s remake starring Farah Fawcett (though the show was much more reminiscent of the films starring Barrymore, Diaz and Liu) was announced on Friday.

The cancellation definitely had something to do with terribly low ratings, since the premiere garnished a modest 8.7 million viewers.

Hopefully this encourages Minka Kelly to focus on film. I want more Lyla Garrity and non-kitten killer lady from The Roommate…

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TV Shows That I Wish Hadn’t Ended

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After reading the NY Times Magazine article entitled “My-So Called Adulthood” about America’s nostalgia for nostalgia itself, I suddenly had a flashback of my favorite old clothes, bands, movies and television shows…

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Adele’s Chest Infection/Tour Cancellations

Due to a fairly severe but not life-threatening cold and chest infection, Adele has cancelled two tour dates in the UK. Shows today (September 4th) in Plymouth and tomorrow (September 5th) in Bournemouth.

Adele already canceled nine shows in North America due to a bout of laryngitis in June. Poor girl, I imagine that she is extremely exhausted from globally promoting her album 21 since the end of 2010…

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