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What TV Shows Are Renewed / Cancelled

Here's the end of season status of the major network TV series.  The list is sortable by clicking on the category headings.

Show Name Network Status
Back In The Game ABC Canceled
Betrayal ABC Canceled
Killer Women ABC Canceled
Lucky 7 ABC Canceled
Mind Games ABC Canceled
Mixology ABC Canceled
Once Upon A Time in Wonderland ABC Canceled
Suburgatory ABC Canceled
Super Fun Night ABC Canceled
Neighbors, The ABC Canceled
Trophy Wife ABC Canceled
Bad Teacher CBS Canceled
Friends with Better Lives CBS Canceled
Hostages CBS Canceled
How I Met Your Mother CBS Final Season Finished
Intelligence CBS Canceled
Crazy Ones, The CBS Canceled
We Are Men CBS Canceled
Nikita CW Final Season Finished
Star-Crossed CW Canceled
Carrie Diaries, The CW Canceled
Tomorrow People, The CW Canceled
Almost Human Fox Canceled
American Dad Fox Moving to TBS
Dads Fox Canceled
Enlisted Fox Canceled
Raising Hope Fox Canceled
Rake Fox Canceled
Surviving Jack Fox Canceled
Believe NBC Canceled
Community NBC Canceled
Crisis NBC Canceled
Dracula NBC Canceled
Growing Up Fisher NBC Canceled
Ironside NBC Canceled
Revolution NBC Canceled
Sean Saves The World NBC Canceled
Michael J. Fox Show, The NBC Canceled
Welcome To The Family NBC Canceled
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC Renewed
Castle ABC Renewed
Grey Anatomy ABC Renewed
Last Man Standing ABC Renewed
Modern Family ABC Renewed
Nashville ABC Renewed
Once Upon A Time ABC Renewed
Resurrection ABC Renewed
Revenge ABC Renewed
Scandal ABC Renewed
Goldbergs, The ABC Renewed
Middle, The ABC Renewed
2 Broke Girls CBS Renewed
Blue Bloods CBS Renewed
Criminal Minds CBS Renewed
CSI CBS Renewed
Elementary CBS Renewed
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Renewed
Mike & Molly CBS Renewed
Mom CBS Renewed
NCIS CBS Renewed
NCIS: LA CBS Renewed
Person Of Interest CBS Renewed
Big Bang Theory, The CBS Renewed
Good Wife, The CBS Renewed
Mentalist, The CBS Renewed
Millers, The CBS Renewed
Two and a Half Men CBS Renewed
Arrow CW Renewed
Beauty & The Beast CW Renewed
Hart Of Dixie CW Renewed
Reign CW Renewed
Supernatural CW Renewed
100, The CW Renewed
Originals, The CW Renewed
Vampire Diaries, The CW Renewed
Bob's Burgers Fox Renewed
Bones Fox Renewed
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox Renewed
Family Guy Fox Renewed
Glee Fox Renewed
New Girl Fox Renewed
Sleepy Hollow Fox Renewed
Following, The Fox Renewed
Mindy Project, The Fox Renewed
Simpsons, The Fox Renewed
About a Boy NBC Renewed
Chicago Fire NBC Renewed
Chicago P.D. NBC Renewed
Grimm NBC Renewed
Hannibal NBC Renewed
Law & Order: SVU NBC Renewed
Parenthood NBC Renewed
Parks and Recreation NBC Renewed
Blacklist, The NBC Renewed
Posted on 26 May 2014 by morty
Big Brother 16 Starts on June 25 on CBS

Big Brother, hosted by Julie Chen, will debut early for the second straight summer, beginning Wednesday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) with the first of its three weekly broadcasts. The Thursday edition, featuring the live eviction show, premieres June 26 (9:00-10:00 PM) with the first eviction the following week (July 3). The Sunday broadcast premieres June 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).


Posted on 11 Mar 2014 by morty
Will Big Brother 16 Have a New Vibe?
Who's Who at CBS   
Les Moonves
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation
Julie Chen
Host and wife of Les Moonves
Nina Tassler
CBS President of Entertainment
Chris Castallo
CBS President of Alternative Programming
Allison Grodner
Big Brother Executive Producer for Fly on the Wall Productions
Robyn Kass
Casting director Big Brother and various other programs.

Will Big Brother 16 Have a New Vibe? After all the controversy over the outrageous and offensive behavior of of the BB15 cast, will CBS try to give the show a more family friendly vibe? Who are the CBS executives calling the shots?

Last season's Big Brother opened with 6.5 million viewers, down from season 14's 7.18 million debut. After Aaryn Gries made racial remarks during a squabble with Candice Stewart and other HGs started behaving badly, the ratings started to climb, eventually reaching a high of 7.26 million viewers. It looks like controversy equals ratings, so would CBS want a group of nice warm friendly housemates, or a bunch of combative, racist, homophobic, loud-mouths?

Casting director Robyn Kass and executive producer Allison Grodner, have said that Aaryn Gries was cast as the cute blonde, innocent, girl next-door, and that there were no signs that Gries would turn out to be the center of a racial controversy that would put Big Brother 15 into international headlines.

Who is really making the decisions at Big Brother? Fans and critics of BB give the credit and the blame to EP Allison Grodner, who, with former EP Arnold Shapiro, re-vamped the show's format after the first season. However, Julie Chen is not only the host of Big Brother, but a huge fan of the show, and the wife of Les Moonves, who is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation.

I always thought Grodner and Kass made the final decision as to who becomes a houseguest on Big Brother, until BB14. The cast was selected by the Kass and the producers, and then we heard "CBS" looked at the cast felt the group wasn't strong enough to deliver an audience. At the last minute CBS asked for some former "stars" to be added to the cast. To accommodate the demands of the un-named super powers at CBS, four former houseguests from past seasons of Big Brother returned to coach the new houseguests.

At the time Jennifer Bresnan was the President of Alternative Programming (non-scripted and reality TV shows). Last August during Big Brother's big brouhaha, Bresnan announced that she was stepping down. Fans wrote that CBS was letting her go because of Big Brother, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Jennifer Bresnan's departure was planned before the summer because Bresnan wanted to relocate to New York, where Bresnan's husband, CBS COO Joe Ianniello, and family live. Bresnan's production company, has just sold a new talent competition series to CBS called, In the Spotlight. She remains a consultant to CBS.

Bresnan's replacement at CBS is Chris Castallo. Castallo leads the network's development of new alternative shows, whether they are game shows, reality or non-scripted, as well as overseeing the network's current slate of veteran fare, including Survivor, The Amazing Race and Big Brother. Castallo reports to entertainment president Nina Tassler. Castallo was Executive Senior Vice President of the division under Jennifer Bresnan since 2007.

CBS is the second broadcast networks to be changing alternative heads in what are challenging times for broadcast unscripted programming. The genre has largely struggled to produce a new hit the past couple of years (since Undercover Boss and NBC’s The Voice), while cable networks have had success with mega hits like Jersey Shore and Duck Dynasty.

Mitch Graham is just under Castallo, with the title: "VP of Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment." Graham is also involved in the development of new alternative programming. Most recently, Graham spearheaded the Network publicity campaign on behalf of the summer hit Under the Dome and was the publicist on the nine-time Emmy Award-winning The Amazing Race since its seventh season.

During the Big Brother season 15 excitement, TMZ interviewed Moonves and Chen as they were leaving a restaurant, Moonves appeared to be annoyed when asked for a comment about the Big Brother situation. It's impossible to know the cause of Moonves' sour look; maybe he had a bad meal, maybe he just doesn't like being ambushed by reporters. It has been long rumored that Moonves feels that Julie Chen's association with the show is beneath her stature as a journalist and the wife of the CEO of CBS.

If Moonves is unhappy with Big Brother's reputation, he definitely has the power to change it. But Moonves answers to the Board of Directors, stock holders, and Sumner Redstone (Redstone and his family are majority owners of CBS Corporation and Viacom). What's more important, ratings or reputation?

Should CBS try to screen out the bigots, homophobes and people that are otherwise not PC? IMHO, No. I have always felt that one of the purposes of Big Brother is to show real people from different backgrounds being real, not a homogenized Brady Bunch family. Although I don't feel they should be casting strictly to create conflicts, when people with differing values and beliefs get together, there will be conflicts. It may seem disturbing to watch, but that can happen if you examine at real life so closely. For parents, this gives them an opportunity to talk to their kids about bullying, conflict resolution and their values.

Posted on 20 Feb 2014 by morty
Matthew Perry to Headline Odd Couple Reboot
lThe Odd Couple   

Former Friends star Matthew Perry has been tapped by CBS to star in, write and executive produce a new take on Neil Simon's Broadway play, The Odd Couple,  for CBS, Perry will also co-write and executive produce the proposed project alongside Mad About You's Danny Jacobson, Perry will portray Oscar Madison, a sloppy, divorced sportswriter living with neatnik pal, Felix Unger, who is in the process of divorce. The role of Felix Unger has not been cast yet.

Perry told Deadline Hollywood that doing The Odd Couple has been a dream 34 years in the making. “Ever since seeing the movie The Odd Couple when I was 10 years old, it has been a dream for me to play Oscar Madison,” he said. “To be given the opportunity to develop a modern version of it for CBS has put a permanent smile across my face. I met up with a wonderful writing partner in Danny Jacobson. We both have such a passion for the source material that we have instantly become obsessed with making this great. Plus, I think it’s time for me to be in front of a live audience again. I miss that. The search for Felix Ungar is on!”

The Odd Couple, a 1965 stage play by Neil Simon was followed by a 1968 film directed by Gene Saks and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.  The film was highly successful with critics and audiences, grossing over $44.5 million, The success of the film was the basis for the sitcom of the same name, starring Tony Randall as Felix and Jack Klugman as Oscar, which ran for five seasons on ABC. Both actors were nominated for Emmy Awards in each year of the show's run. Jack Klugman won two Emmy Awards for his work (in 1971 and 1973) and Tony Randall won an Emmy as well (in 1975, in which, upon acceptance of the award, he commented on the fact that he wished he currently "had a job", since the show had been cancelled), the show itself was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in the years 1971, 1972 and 1974.

This isn't the first attempt at an Odd Couple reboot. In 1982, ABC aired a new version of The Odd Couple, this time with two African-Americans, Ron Glass as Felix and Demond Wilson as Oscar. It was called The New Odd Couple and ran less than half a season.


Klugman and Randall reunited in the 1993 CBS TV movie The Odd Couple: Together Again and another feature film, The Odd Couple II, written by once again Neil Simon (who also produced) was released in 1998. The film reunited Jack Lemmon as Felix Unger and Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison in their last film together. The film is also significant among sequels for having one of the longest gaps between the release of the original and a sequel in which all leads return.


Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by morty

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