Russell Brand's TV show has been cancelled. Brand X, the comedian's late night talk show on FX, will not be renewed for a third series although the actor will work on other projects for the channel, including a "scripted live-action comedy."
"I don't think we're going to bring Brand X back. I think we're going to do another show with Russell that's going to be a scripted, live-action comedy. So the relationship is going to continue," said Joh Landgraf, who was promoted to CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions this week.
Russell's new show for the channel is expected to be similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm and will be loosely based on his own life.
Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell is set to fill the gap left by Brand X and according to Mr. Landgraf, host Kamau and executive producer Chris Rock were "ready to convert to a daily show" and "we saw more potential and more upside [in Totally Biased] in the audience reaction."
ABC has pulled the plug on freshman dramas 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort. Despite 666's lead-in from hit show Revenge, neither newcomer could recover from their unimpressive debuts (Last Resort had an even trickier time doing so up against The Big Bang Theory and The X Factor). On the upside, the network will air all thirteen episodes for both shows as planned.
So far, ABC has only greenlit renewals for shows Nashville and The Neighbors.
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Neil Patrick Harris wants How I Met Your Mother to end after the current season.
The comedy returns this month for its eighth season and Neil - who plays Barney Stinson - says he and the rest of the cast are ready for the show to reach its conclusion.
"Our contracts end at [Season] eight, so it's one of those, you know, if they wanna do nine, they're welcome to, but we have a lot of other things [going on]. Cobie has got The Avengers that just made a billion dollars, Jason makes a ton of movies, I'm anxious to move East and Josh is directing and acting in movies as well. So, we all are anxious to move forward," said Neil, who stars alongside Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan.
Neil also admits the only reason any of the cast will sign up for another series is if it will be incredibly lucrative for them to do so: "I think the only way I think a season nine or any longer would happen would be [if it were] financially right - that's the reality of it. We love the show, we love doing it - eight years is a long time and we're as happy a family as we've ever been."
Jersey Shore has been axed. MTV confirmed the forthcoming sixth season of the reality TV show - which will premiere in October - will be its final season, but the network is to commemorate the end of the program with a one-hour special entitled "Gym, Tan, Look Back," on September 6. The episode will feature interviews with the Jersey Shore cast and a sneak peek of the sixth season, plus there will be a look back at some of the show's highlights since it began in December 2009.
The show has inspired a number of spin-offs including Geordie Shore - the English version of the program, which takes place in Newcastle, north east England - and Jersey Shore stars Snooki and Jenni "JWoww" Farley have gone on to create their own reality show, Snooki & JWoww.
Khloe and Lamar is to end after two seasons. Stars Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom have reportedly decided against continuing with their spin-off reality show because the basketball player - who left the Dallas Mavericks earlier this month - wants to focus on getting his career back on track, sources told gossip website TMZ.
Lamar is currently listed as inactive by the Mavericks, but is hoping for a trade at the end of the season, so the couple are returning to Los Angeles, where the sportsman plans to concentrate on getting back to full fitness.
The United States of Tara will dissolve at the end of season 3 -- Showtime has pulled the plug. The cable network will renew Nurse Jackie, headlined by Edie Falco.
Jackie is averaging 2.8 million viewers, while Tara is down to less than 1 million. Toni Collette, the title star in Tara, has received three Emmy nods and one win while on the series. United States of Tara is currently playing out its last hurrah on Monday nights.
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Paul Reiser was originally scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote his new NBC series, The Paul Reiser Show. But the network didn’t cancel his appearance after they cancelled his show. The series was nixed after just two episodes, and Reiser didn’t bother to hide his disenchantment with the network… even on one of their own shows.
“They don’t traditionally make bad decisions,” he said of the network, tongue-in-cheek, to the (current) Tonight Show host. Leno has had his own troubles with NBC, but managed to get re-hired after he was fired from his TV show. We're not sure the same will happen to Reiser.
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It’s official: All My Children has been canceled. ABC delivered the news in a shocking double elimination, axing AMC and One Life to Live on the same day.
Kelly Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan Santos on the series, has already released a statement. “All My Children means so much more to me than any place,” she said of the set where she and husband Mark Consuelos met. “We had our children there, it was a big part of our lives, and I think that to cancel a show that has been on television for so many years, what are you going to replace it with?”
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But… what will Jon Stewart talk about on weekday nights? Glenn Beck is leaving his popular Fox News show, putting an end to his controversial but extremely attention-getting run on the Glenn Beck Program.
Beck will still work with Fox News through his company Mercury Radio Arts. He joined Fox at the start of 2009 and immediately doubled ratings in his time slot (and gave left-wing pundits too much to talk about). But his energetic persona has managed to create a lot of controversy, too. He accused the President of the United States of racism and lost Fox News approximately 400 advertising agreements (the number of advertisers who refused to support Beck's program with their ads).
Fox News channel chairman and CEO Roger Ailes had very little to say on the topic. “Half of the headlines say he’s been canceled… the other half say he quit. We’re pretty happy with both of them.”
What the hell does that mean? We’ve no idea, but good luck trying to get a straight answer out of Fox News on any day of the week.
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Two and a Half Men fans needn’t fear for the future of their show: Charlie Sheen says it’s coming back. And in case you haven’t heard, the man’s got “tiger’s blood,” so we’re pretty sure he’s in a position to make this sort of statement.
Charlie Sheen gave the news to Wired 96.5 in Philadelphia while speaking with personalities Chio and Shila. “Absolutely the gig’s coming back, I have absolute faith in that.” And who are we to argue with absolute faith?
“My super powers are blowing it up completely,” Sheen continued. “I think we’re winning this morning.” Well, when you put it that way…
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