I just reported on these renewals and cancellations via my Twitter page (Twitter.com/YourEntNow), but in case you missed them here they are again. In terms of renewals we’ve got two new developments: CBS has handed out a seventh season renewal to the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama Cold Case, while Chuck has been given a 13-episode order by NBC. Chuck’s renewal comes thanks to heavy concessions by the producer, Warner Bros. [via EW]:
The 13-episode pickup came after Warner Bros. agreed to make significant budget concessions, including scaling back the number of episodes several members of the show’s stellar supporting cast will appear in and, per one insider, possibly eliminating one actor altogether (R.I.P. Anna Wu?). The show is also expected to cut two of its staff writers.
Meanwhile, after just two seasons on the air, Fox has canceled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [via THR]:
“It was not an inexpensive show,” explained Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly. “We had to make some choices on the night. We looked at ratings track where it had a consistent run. And that trend line was not pointing in the right direction. We make no apologies for that show — we did a huge launch with that show. We tried. It was time to move on.”