Thursday, March 31, 2011

From LA Examiner: HBO Cancels 'In Treatment'; 'The Paul Reiser Show' Is Cable-Ready But Will Air on NBC; More Betty White?; CBS Plans Week of Tweets..

"HBO decides it no longer needs counseling and cancels In Treatment"

HBO announced today that they will not be ordering any more sessions from In Treatment. The therapy drama which completed three seasons kept dipping in the ratings, with its third season finale only drawing about a quarter of a million viewers. That finale episode, created only to close out the season at the time, will have to act as a series end now... [MORE]

"The Paul Reiser Show is cable ready but coming to NBC"

We will be the first to admit we were more than skeptical about The Paul Reiser Show fitting in on the Thursday night line-up, especially after Community, which is aimed at and embraced by a young enough demo that the nostalgia factor about having “The Mad About You guy” back on their television may be lost. But funny is funny, and we must point out that the premiere is pretty funny! ... [MORE]

"What retirement? Betty White books another gig!"

Betty White is putting the rest of us to shame. The woman is almost ninety years old and her career is hotter than ever! Starring in TV Land's first original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, which is about to enter its third season isn't enough for her. She is also writing two new books simultaneously and taking roles in comedic films, as well, currently recording a voice for the new animated feature The Lorax. But now she is also heading to NBC to executive produce and host a new hidden-camera reality show that is tentatively titled Betty White's Off Their Rockers... [MORE]

"CBS to look for youth viewer with week long Tweetathon"

CBS announced today the launch of #CBSTweetWeek, starting this Sunday, April 3 and running through Monday, April 11. During the eight nights, fans of the CBS Television Network's primetime series, entertainment specials, and sporting events will be able to log on to their Twitter accounts or to watch some of their favorite actors, musicians and sports analysts tweet live during the broadcast of their respective programs. Throughout the shows, fans will be given special first-hand commentary and the opportunity to submit questions... [MORE]

"Parker Posey hops from one comedy to another, joins The Big C in season two"

Parker Posey may not have had a series of her own since the short-lived Amy Sherman-Palladino helmed The Return of Jezebel James a few years ago, but she has made her mark by guest starring on others. Before the end of this season of the acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation she will make an appearance, and today Showtime also announced her joining the cast of The Big C when it returns on June 27th... [MORE]

"Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner officially signs on for more"

Following AMC's decision to renew Mad Men earlier this week, today the network, along with the studio behind the series, Lionsgate, announced it will return for seasons five and six with its series creator Matthew Weiner definitively on board as showrunner. Weiner signed a long-term deal which will extend the hit period drama into a possible seventh season as well... [MORE]

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