Saturday, May 23, 2009

TV's Axed, Returns and some News

Since most of you are NOT TV addicts to the extent I am, I thought I would share with you news about your favorite TV shows, whether they will live to see next year, whether they are now Resting in Peace, and I may even highlight a few of the ones in development for next season. I have read good things about a few.

Shows that got the axe. First there were the ones that got the axe earlier in the year, including Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, etc. Then we learn now, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles (saddd), The Unusuals, Eleventh Hour, My Name is Earl, Reaper, Priviliged, Without a Trace, Cupid, Samantha Who and more. We sadly salute the good ones not given a shot, and rejoice in the ones that we KNEW would die a quick death.

Returning to us in the fall or new Year? Sorry I don't DO sitcoms. On CBS, NCIS, The Mentalist, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, all 3 CSI's, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, Survivor and new to the fold, but to new to TV, MEDIUM. Sister network NBC has given it to CBS, thank goodness!! Jay is taking over the 10 to 11 slot every weekday so thank you NBC for being generous and keeping this show alive! Returning to NBC are The Biggest Loser, Apprentice (ugh), Chuck, Heroes, Friday Night Lights, 2 Law and Orders and Southland. NBC will be adapting a new "scheduling" due to Jay's show taking up 5 of it's prime tv hours. They will run tv programming longer during the year than other tv channels. Before the Winter Olympics, Heroes, etc will be on. When the Olympics are over, other shows like Chuck will then get their turn to air. So they are dividing their viewing schedule into 2 different sections. Your show will either be on in the Fall or in the New Year. Fox brings back House, Bones, Fringe (yes!), Dollhouse (YES!!), 24, Lie to Me,

SYTYCD (during the fall!) and others. And that lame show, American Idol. HEY!! No throwing tomatoes!! ABC brings us back Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Castle, DWTS (gag), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Ugly Betty and sitcoms I don't even know the names of. The sitcom dies with Friends and Will & Grace!! The CW has not made any announcements, but I do believe Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210, ANTM, Smallville and Supernatural are ALL back next year! Yeah baby!!

And some new shows you might want to keep your eyes out for, as new info comes in, because they sound me anyways? CBS has a spinoff NCIS: Los Angelos, that has Chris O'Donell and LL Cool J. NCIS and LL, I will so be giving it a shot to win me over. Three Rivers follows an organ transplant team and the people who give their organs and those who recieve them. It stars Julia Ormnd, but who cares it has Alex O'Loughlin from the rudely cancelled Moonlight! He is hot, I love his REAL accent!! To me those are the 2 of it's 6 new shows that sound cool. Which is great for them, that means they have that many successful shows they are keeping.

FOX has Human Target with Mark Valley who was on Fringe, as a guy you call on when regular bodyguards, etc are not enough, he becomes a human target for you. Chi McBride also stars and I like him a lot. It also has Past Life, which is very intriguing. It's about an unlikely pair of past-life detectives who investigate whether what is happening to you today is the result of who you were before. Using regression therapy and gifts for reading people, they helps solve the mysteries of troubled clients who suffer from present-day problems caused by past-life traumas. What you did in a past life could be punishing you now. Could be great or coold bomb, we will have to wait and see. That is all I find noteworthy so far.

NBC's Day One tells the story of life on earth following a global catastrophe that has devastated the world's infrastructures. Beginning with the immediate aftermath of the cataclysmic event, an eclectic band of survivors strives to rebuild society as they unravel the mysteries of what happened and face their uncertain future. If it can get me half as captivated as Jericho I will love it, but if it gets axed after I fall for it, I will cause the exec's a global catastrophe!! And Mercy, a medical drama but this time, we are seeing things through the eyes of the nurses!! Mom's a nurse so I am excited to see NBC's take on what nurses go through. And Trauma is an intense, action-packed look at one of the most dangerous medical professions in the world: first responder paramedics. When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco General is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time. These heroes must face the most extreme conditions to save lives -- and give meaning to their own existence in the process.

On ABC, we have Eastwick. Now I lpved the movie, so I am really hopeful that they can sucessfully turn this into an entertaining show. It focuses not just on the 3 women or the man who gives them their powers, but on the New England town that becomes the epicenter of who knows what kinds of destruction and chaos?! LOL! Flash Forward looks very cool. When a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided or fulfilled. Seriously, what would you do if you saw a glimpse of what your future could bring? If it is good, how do you make sure you get to there, and if it is bad, what decisions do you now make to change that? I am looking forward to find out. The Forgotten is a crime show in which a team of dedicated amateurs work on cases involving unidentified victims. After the police have given up, this group must first solve the puzzle of the victim's identity in order to then help catch the killer. Midseason show Happy Town has Haplin, Minnesota approaching almost a decade of peace after being riddled for years by unsolved kidnappings. But in the wake of this small town's first crime in seven years, some dark truths are being revealed about some familiar faces. They say every town has its secrets that doesn't even begin to describe Happy Town. Amy Acker of Angel stars.

The CW surprisingly is not listing the spin-off of Gossip Girl, set in the 80's, which I am hopeful they won't. Too confusing and you know the end results!! What they are offering is the new Melrose Place, which I am excited for. They are bringing back Sydney people, loved her! It has a promising cast too, including Colin Egglesfield and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz. Beautiful People is about models living together and trying to survive the modeling world, yes it sounds a little familiar, some WB show that had Cassidy Rae on it. But the cast is a good one, including Sara Paxton, Mischa Barton, Corbin Bleu and Elle Macpherson. And it is the one series by L.J. Smith I did NOT read, but CW is bring The Vampire Diaries to life. Human girl is wanted by two brothers, one the epitomy of good, one of evil, and they are fighting for her soul. Sounds LOVELY! LOL! Smith's books are all amazing so if they stick close to what she created, it should do very well and with Paul Wesley ans Ian Somerhalder as the brothers, it promises to be a very good time!

That is all I have so far folks, but I figured not all of you had this knowledge yet, so I felt I MUST share, as your local TV addict.

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rychelle said...

wow. i'm really suprised to hear they canceled without a trace....

Lee said...

Without a trace?!
I don't really watch that show, but that was a big one. How could they cancel it?!

I'm still bitter about pushing daisies.

Sarah said...

Thankfully none of the canceled shows are shows that I watched. Friday Night Lights is one of my favs and they lucked out with their deal with the cable network that picked it up (drawing a's late). However, I don't think "Riggins" will be back due to his growing demand after Wolverine (he's the only reason I watch FNL). I like Army Wives and that should be back as well as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (you'd HATE it if you're not a sitcom fan).

Shauna said...

WoW~! Hope you have an awesome weekend!
♥ HUGS ♥

Kristina P. said...

I was going to say the same thing as Rychelle! It was cancelled? I just watched the season finale, but I guess they ended it in such a way that it could end.

The Boob Nazi said...

I just spent my grocery money on a 5-dollar footlong at Subway to support Chuck's renewal!!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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LaurieJ said...

I was so sad they cancelled Pushing Daisies! Love love that show....
and I ws barely beginning to recover from Arrested Development being taken off (so many years ago)

LadyStyx said...

OH YAY!! They kept Chuck! *whew* And Cold Case ...yay! *sigh* not happy about the Without a Trace and Life though. That really sux. Life's biggest problem, I suspect, is that it was pitted up against the American Idol results show. If they'd just air it AFTER the Idol season ends or at a later time slot, there's a chance it would have done better.

Anonymous said...

I am a huge tv addict. My life revolves around prime time. Seriously. Survivor is my fav. Ghost Whisperer, Real World, So You Think You Can Dance, House, Heroes, Wife Swap, Nanny 911, Simpsons, Family Guy.

You know what was the best show? Seinfeld.

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