TV-Series News : NBC cancelled shows,Dallas new season and more.

1600_penn_a_lUnfortunatelly NBC has begun notifying producers of the fate of its current programming.So let’s begin with the cancelled shows :
-Up All Night
After its attempt to reboot itself as a multicamera comedy fizzled when the concept of a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling television series stalled, star Christina Applegate exited the sophomore series from exec producer Lorne Michaels. Further complicating its future, new showrunner Linda Wallem took the writing staff to Las Vegas for a farewell bash, signaling the end of the once-promising series that saw creator Emily Spivey exit earlier this year. For his part, co-star Will Arnett already has moved on, booking the lead role(in second position) in CBS’ untitled Greg Garcia comedy pilot.
-Guys With Kids
From executive producer Jimmy Fallon, the freshman comedy has been a modest performer on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., growing from its weak Animal Practice lead-in and remaining steady with replacement 8 p.m. entry Whitney. The series, which was granted a limited four-episode back-order in November, has averaged a 1.3 in the key 18-49 demo and just under 4 million total viewers. Given the Universal Television show’s bubble status, co-star Zach Cregger booked an NBC pilot (Assistance, opposite Krysten Ritter) in second position.
Returning to the schedule on Wednesdays for its second season, Whitney didn’t make much of an impression when taking over the time slot previously occupied by the since-canceled Animal Practice. The Whitney Cummings vehicle returned down compared with its series premiere (1.4 in the demo vs. 3.3 in its series bow). The series ended its abbreviated run in March averaging a 1.2 in the adults 18-49 demo and 3.6 million total viewers. Perhaps reading the tea leaves, co-star Chris D’Elia booked a pilot in second position, taking the starring role in NBC’s Bill Lawrence comedy Undateable (which remains in contention).
-1600 Penn
Arriving with an impressive pedigree that counted President Obama’s former speechwriter Jon Lovett among its creators and star Josh Gad fresh off his buzz-worthy run on Broadway’s Book of Mormon, the political comedy got off to a lackluster start, earning a 1.6 in the adult demo and 3.9 million viewers, failing to capitalize on to its Parks and Recreation lead-in. The Thursday comedy starring Bill Pullman wrapped its 13-episode run in March, ending up with an average of 1.1 in the demo and less than 3 million total viewers. For its part, young star Benjamin Stockham will stay put with NBC as the titular boy in Jason Katims’ About a Boy adaptation, which was ordered to series early Thursday. Lovett announced the series’ fate via Twitter: “It’s official. 1600 Penn is a cult classic.”
NBC’s attempt to capture some of the buzz surrounding ABC’s soapy thriller Revenge opened with signs of hope, earning a 2.0 among adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers on Mondays. However, the Meagan Good starrer quickly faded, wrapping its 11-episode run with an average of 1.2 in the demo. Despite holding on to its total viewers throughout its run, the Liz Heldens drama will not continue on, with co-star Tate Donovan also booking a role in CBS drama pilot Hostages in second position. For her part, Heldens has summer drama series Camp, starring Brothers and Sisters alum Rachel Griffiths, bowing in July on NBC.
adam_scott_amy_poehler_parks_recreation_a_lAnd now the good news : NBC has granted comedy Parks and Recreation a sixth season.The Amy Poehler ensemble about a rag-tag group of government employees was considered NBC’s only slam-dunk comedy set to return to the schedule for the 2013-14 season. The Thursday comedy has proved to be a launching pad for its cast, with co-stars Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones and Chris Pratt all inking deals for films, book deals, comedy tours and more. While the series has never been a ratings power for the network, it continues to generate positive reviews and be an awards-season magnet for Poehler.For Parks co-creator Mike Schur, he will have comedies at rival networks next season. His new half-hour, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, was ordered to series at Fox on Wednesday. The comedy, starring Andy Samberg, revolves around a diverse group of detectives at a New York precinct.

TNT Orders a Third Season of Dallas :
Texans are fond of the saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” and now they have a specific example to point to instead of relying on a novelty oversized Stetson or a steak that’s basically a whole cow. TNT has made its Texas-based drama Dallas bigger with a Season 3 renewal, removing it from the list of many bubble shows whose fates are still undetermined. The third season will consist of 15 episodes, just like the recently concluded second season, and air sometime in early 2014.A “continuation” of your mother’s favorite family drama from the ’80s, the modern Dallas follows a new generation of Ewings dealing with the same old backstabbing, adultery, and crime. Stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, and Julie Gonzalo join original series vets Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, and the late Larry Hagman, who passed away halfway through Season 2.After setting records for TNT in its first season, Dallas did an average of 3.8 million viewers when time-shifted viewing was factored in. That’s lower than most of TNT’s other original dramas, if you’re wondering.

veepcastHBO Re-elects Veep for a Third Season :
HBO wants Meyer in 2014! The pay-cable network has ordered a third season of its comedy Veep, asking for 10 episodes to air in 2014. The series is currently in its second season, where it’s enjoyed a ratings boost thanks in part to riding Game of Thrones’ wake. Last year, Veep was paired with Girls, but apparently the Lannisters make for better bedfellows than Lena Dunham.
In case you don’t know (though you should), Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as fictional vice president Selina Meyer, a bumbling politician with aspirations to one day sit in the Oval Office. Reid Scott, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, and Anna Chlumsky play her aids, and don’t forget about Timothy Simons as the arrogant White House liaison. The show was created by Armando Iannucci, the man behind the popular U.K. political comedy The Thick of It.

Source :,,


About Cristi M.

About me ? Nothing special. If you want to find something please visit my blog.
This entry was posted in TV-Series and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.