It's Upfronts week in NYC. Each year at this time, the major networks announce new shows, the shows that will be coming back and those that they've canceled. FOX and NBC announced their schedules today. Here's what's cooking for 2012-2013:
Canceled: "Awake," "Bent," "Best Friends Forever," "The Firm," "Harry's Law," and "Are You There, Chelsea?"
Renewed: "Parks and Recreation," "Community," "30
Rock" (final season), "Parenthood," "The Office," "Up All Night,"
"Whitney," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Voice," "Rock Center with Brian
Williams," "Grimm," "Fashion Star," "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Smash."
Canceled: "The Finder," "Alcatraz," "Terra Nova," "Breaking In," "I Hate My Teenage Daughter"
Renewed: "American Idol," "The X Factor" (with new
judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato), "Bones," "Fringe" (final season), "The Simpsons," "The Cleveland Show," "Bob's
Bugers," "Family Guy," " Raising Hope," "New Girl," "Glee," "Touch,"
"Hell's Kitchen," "Cops (back in midseason)," "American Dad"
ABC presents its schedule tomorrow. CBS presents Wednesday. The CW is last on Thursday.
posted by jc @ 9:26 PM,
A mere three months after Whitney Houston's untimely death, members of her family have inked a deal to star in a reality show. Whitney's brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Pat, are set to star in Lifetime's The Houston Family Chronicles. Whitney's mother, Cissy, is also expected to appear on the show. The show was already in the works before Houston died in January. It will now revolve around the family's life in the wake of her death.
posted by jc @ 4:40 PM,
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Trisha Goddard hosted talk shows overseas for years. Now, she's the star of her own show, a spin-off of Maury, here in the states. Topics have included a man with 5 wives and women who eat strange objects like drywall and dirt.
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The Trisha Goodard Show and The Steve Harvey Show have both been renewed for second seasons. Renewal is not looking promising for Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake.
The Bill Cunningham Show has been renewed for a third season.
Howard Stern has signed on for a second season of America's Got Talent.
Kate Middleton is pregnant with her first child.
Anderson Cooper's talk show, "Anderson Live," has been cancelled due to low ratings. New shows will air thru summer 2013.
Arsenio Hall will return to the world of syndicated late night tv talk in 2013.
HBO has renewed "Veep" and "Girls" for second seasons.
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