Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:
- Castle (ABC) - Season 4
- Cougar Town (ABC) - Season 3
- Downsized (WE) - Season 2
- Grey's Anatomy (ABC) - Season 8
- Hardcore Pawn (truTV) - Season 3
- Jerseylicious (Style) - Season 3
- Judge Karen's Court (Syndicated) - Season 2
- Mad Men (AMC) - Season 5
- Man vs. Wild (Discovery) - Season 6
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Don’t act surprised. Rumor has it that the woman who resigned as Alaska’s governor has decided to walk away from her TLC reality show.
It seems that Sarah Palin’s Alaska -- which was based on enjoying everything the state has to offer -- has reached the end of its one-season run. TLC just might have to give Kate Gosselin another show.
TLC has offered no official comment, but producer Mark Burnett has not returned to Wasilla, Alaska to begin work on Season 2. The show nabbed 3.2 million viewers with its premiere, big numbers for cable, and sources say that Palin enjoyed making the show.
So why would she quit while she’s ahead? Most are speculating that the
former politician wants to be ready for the upcoming election season, and she just can’t commit to reality TV and being the next president all at the same time.
Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
Read More | E! Online
Fans of both Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel might have noticed something unusual on their broadcasts recently: similar sketches.
Two weeks ago, Jimmy Kimmel Live was first to air a mashup of Sarah Palin's Alaska with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. (Watch the video after the jump.) That clip was unfortunately followed up two weeks later by a Conan sketch that closely resembed the first.
In response to the snafu, O'Brien issued an apology to the competition -- and made other revelations -- in the message above.
Read More | Deadline
The caribou-killing episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska is still making waves in the media, despite Palin’s accusatory, attempted Facebook damage control. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who recently penned The Social Network, pulled no punches in a recent rant published by The Huffington Post. He called the reality politician “deranged” and accused her of making “snuff films.”
"Like 95% of the people I know, I don't have a visceral (look it up) problem eating meat or wearing a belt," he wrote. "But like absolutely everybody I know, I don't relish the idea of torturing animals,” Sorkin fired.
Read More | CNN
Kate Gosselin will soon be forced to learn a very hard lesson: There are no tanning booths in the wilderness.
Later this weekend on Sarah Palin's reality series, two of TLC's most controversial personalities will finally get a chance to meet. That is when Kate will drag her brood of eight to the other side of the country to meet the former governor and her family.
We've already seen how Dancing with the Stars' Tony Dovolani can react when frustrated by Gosselin -- but how will Palin respond when Kate cries, "I’m freezing to the bone" or "I'm hungry!"? Find out this Sunday when the two unite on Sarah Palin's Alaska.
Read More | Us Weekly
Sarah Palin’s Alaska is not for the faint of heart. The former(?) politician has already ruffled a few feathers among the animal-loving community for some of the more graphic scenes in her TLC reality show, and now PETA is pretty PO’ed.
Dan Matthews, vice president of PETA, took exception to a recent scene where Sarah Palin killed a caribou on camera. "Sarah seems to think that resorting to violence and blood and guts may lure people into watching her boring show. But the ratings remain as dead as the poor animals she shoots," he said in a recent statement.
But Sarah anticipated as much, firing a few preemptive strikes through social media before the episode even aired. "Tonight's hunting episode 'controversial'?" She asked her Facebook followers. "Really? Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight's episode. I remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy."
Read More | Popeater
(To get a look at TV Envy's 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule, click here.)
- My Big Friggin' Wedding (VH1, 9 P.M.): "Johnny has a garage sale to raise money for the wedding." Face it: His fiancee was going to make him get rid of his stuff anyway.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 P.M.): "Alan gets creative with a gift for Lyndsey when he's ashamed that he can't afford an expensive present. " He's going to try a little tenderness and see if that works.
- Gossip Girl (CW, 9 P.M.): "Chuck believes that Lily is not being entirely honest with him." She keeps telling him that Jenny's absence is strictly for creative reasons, but he thinks otherwise.
It might be too soon to say whether the curiosity factor will die down, but there’s one thing Sarah Palin can safely claim (for now): her new TLC series is a big hit.
Last night’s debut of Sarah Palin’s Alaska had approximately 5 million people tuning it. That’s the largest number ever for a series premiere on that channel. (Episodes of Jon & Kate have drawn larger numbers.)
The reality program/travel show/political campaign – from Survivor producer Mark Burnett – is scheduled to last another seven weeks (unless, for some reason, Sarah decides to wants to end things early).
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
(Make sure to check out TV Envy's Programming Schedule.)
- 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.): "Adrianna breaks a date with Navid when Victor fixes her up with Joe Jonas (appearing as himself)." She thought the opportunity could inspire her to write a great break-up song some day.
- Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 10 p.m.): "Danny's ex-partner in the Honolulu Police Department is murdered and his body is found in a barbecue pit during a luau." Well, that's the pits.
- Hoarders (A&E, 10 p.m.): "A woman's home is so cluttered that she didn't realize a homeless person was living in her basement." The biggest shocker? All that unused storage space!
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