Fans of 666 Park Avenue you’re in luck. ABC announced it’s resurrecting the canceled show. The supernatural series starring Vanessa Williams and Rachael Taylor will burn off the remaining four episodes starting June 22 at 9pm for four consecutive weeks. According to Taylor, the episodes will provide closure. She revealed the following while promoting her new NBC show Crisis at last week’s Fall upfronts.
“I love the ending,” she revealed to TVLine.com. “Everything gets completely flipped on its head, and it was very fun for me to play. My character is very different in the last episode. I’m really looking forward to people seeing the end, because s—t gets crazy.”
Personally, I’m ecstatic to see her story wrap up. The first few episodes disappointed, but the show was finally getting into its groove right before it was canceled.
The alphabet network also announced it was burning off another previously canceled show this June. If you’re thinking it’s Don’t Trust The B—–, it’s not. The sitcom’s unaired episodes have been made available online on Hulu, ABC.com and iTunes until June 2nd. Find out which other show gets its closure this summer below.
The five major broadcast networks don’t officially announce their 2013 Fall schedules until next week at the upfronts, but that hasn’t prevented a few of them from revealing the fates of a few on-the-bubble shows. On Thursday, two shows I thought were dunzo received a lifeline. Both The Carrie Diaries and Nikita are coming back. HALLELOO. I’m hoping The New Normal also receives another chance.
From now until Monday, I’ll keep updating this list as breaking news happens. Even though some new shows have been announced, this post will focus only cancellations and renewals. I’ll chat about the new series as each network presents at the upfronts next week.
At least there’s a silver lining. Fans will have an opportunity to see how the second season of Smash plays out. NBC promised to air all 17 episodes they’ve ordered. Bad news, the musical show is pretty much canceled. Though NBC didn’t officially axe the show, displacing it to a new night pretty much puts the nail in the coffin.
The ratings are so bad, the peacock network isn’t even putting it on Friday nights, but rather Saturday. If Fridays are where shows go to die, Saturdays is where they go to get cremated. Not even the addition of Jennifer Hudson and Sean Hayes or the removal of Debra Messing’s scarves could save the show. Katharine McPhee and company better brush up their auditioning skills.
Hopefully, the writers provide a satisfying ending to the handful of people still watching Smash. The relocation won’t take place until April 6 which allows it to take advantage of a strong lead-in from The Voice which premieres on March 25. The Broadway-themed show isn’t the only change to the schedule. Check out other tweaks NBC made below.
After five seasons, the CW has decided to cancel their reprise of the hit show, 90210. The show hasn’t been doing so well with ratings so it shouldn’t come as a surprise. According to TV Line, this season alone slid from a million viewers and a 0.5 demo rating (with its opener) to, at last tally, under 600,000 viewers and a 0.3, shedding a significant chunk of its Carrie Diaries lead-in.
“The CW has had five great seasons with America’s favorite zip code, 90210,” president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. He continued, “I’d like to thank the talented cast, producers, and crew for all their hard work and dedication to the series. We are very proud of the West Beverly High alumni.”
Last night, Season 26 of Survivor premiered with the “Fans vs. Favorites: 2” theme. With so many strong characters coming back, it looks like it’s going to be a pretty satisfying season… with some eye candy as a bonus! Unfortunately, one of Jeff Probst’s other ventures isn’t doing so well.
“We believe Jeff is an incredible talent, and that he and his dedicated producing team delivered quality episodes throughout the season,” said CBS Television Distribution in a statement. “Unfortunately, the audience isn’t there to support a second year. We are grateful to the entire staff, our affiliate partners and advertisers for their ongoing support of The Jeff Probst Show. Production and broadcast of original episodes will continue through the current season.” Looks like the tribe has spoken, Jeff.
Looks like James Van Der Beek is without a home again. First the Creek and now Apartment 23. ABC has removed Don’t Trust The B—– in Apt. 23 from it’s Tuesday night schedule and replacing it with a second helping of Happy Endings. Here’s a tweet from JVDB himself announcing the bad news. And as we all know… The Beek never lies.
“Sad to say ABC has pulled #Apt23 and will not be airing the 8 remaining episodes any time soon. Translation: we’ve basically been cancelled,” – James Van Der Beek
Technically, ABC hasn’t officially ‘canceled’ the show, but the network has a tendency to stop production without making it official. Pan-Am, Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue were all pulled but none given an official cancellation statement. Hopefully though, network execs decide to air the remaining eight episodes. After the episode where June (Dreama Walker) accidentally stabbed her new co-worker in the back with a knife, I felt the show started to find its footing.
It’s been a dead show walking for several weeks now but FOX finally is showing signs that The Mob Doctor is no more. The network announced they’re burning off the final four episodes of the series on Dec. 29, Dec. 31, Jan. 5 and Jan. 7. Those airdates consist of two Saturdays and Mondays, just in case you were wondering. Even with a cancellation inevitable, the network hasn’t officially cancelled the series. I don’t know why they’re resisting to pull the plug. No amount of defibrillating can resuscitate this show.
Many thought the FOX medical drama would be the first one to go this season, but it lasted much longer than most people thought. The first one to get that honor this season was CBS’ Made In Jersey, with NBC’s Animal Practice close behind in second. Both of which I correctly predicted would be the first ones to go :) Since then, ABC’s Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue and CBS’ Partners also received the axe. Find out which other show joins these programs in the great television graveyard in the sky.
In comparison to last fall, it felt like this season seemed pretty tame in terms of cancelations – not too many had been cut in total in comparison to last year. Normally all of the fall TV cancelations happen earlier on in the season, but now, three shows just got canceled.
ABC just announced that 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort (two new shows this season) would be getting the axe after 13 episodes each. Both shows were too low in ratings to keep. I started watching both, but wasn’t as heavily invested in them as other some of the other new shows. Actually, I didn’t really like 666 Park Avenue and only ended up watching the first two episodes of Last Resort for one reason or another. The replacements for the series haven’t yet been announced.
The other cancelation is from CBS and that is Partners. Although CBS hasn’t officially announced it, someone with the inside scoop broke the news to TheWrap on Friday. This is the second cancellation for CBS so far this year, following Made in Jersey, which was the first cancellation of the season.