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NBC Announces Portion Of 2009/2010 Lineup

NBC has unveiled a portion of their 2009-2010 lineup, announcing official renewals for Heroes, Southland, Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (six new episodes), and pickups of four new dramas: Trauma, Parenthood, Mercy and the event series Day One, plus two new comedies: Community and 100 Questions. You can check out the full press release after the jump.

Noticeably absent from the list?  Chuck, Medium, Law & Order and Life.  According to other reports, the first three shows (Chuck, Medium, Law & Order) are expected to eventually be picked up for another season each, but the news is grim for Life, which NBC has officially canceled.

Keep your eyes on the site for all the latest developments (and I expect to update the Television Season page shortly, so be on the look out for that).

Also, head through the jump, to see videos for four of the new shows: Community, Mercy, Parenthood and Trauma. Continue reading NBC Announces Portion Of 2009/2010 Lineup

Fox Orders Second Season of Family Guy Spinoff Cleveland

Fox must be incredibly pleased with what they’ve seen so far of the yet-to-air Family Guy spinoff Cleveland, because the network has awarded the series with a second season renewal.  The new 13-episode order brings the total order for the animated comedy too 35 episodes, pretty astonishing when you consider that it’s yet to […]

NBC Renews Chuck, Medium and Law & Order + Pickups for Southland and Parks and Recreation

Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that NBC has issued renewals for three on-the-bubble shows: Chuck, Medium and Law & Order.

Earlier, Finke reported that the network has also renewed both Southland and Parks and Recreation.

NBC is expected to make some of their official renewal announcements tomorrow […]

NBC Renews Celebrity Apprentice

celebrityapprentices8cast-042909NBC has renewed the Donald Trump series Celebrity Apprentice for another season.  NBC says the new season will kick off in spring 2010.

Season to date, The Celebrity Apprentice has performed well, especially in the key A18-49 demographic where it has averaged a 3.5 rating/9 share.  Overall, the show has averaged 8.6 million viewers.

“It’s a valuable franchise and proven competitor and we’re thrilled to have Mr. Trump and Mr. Burnett back to create another brilliant season,” said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

“…I am greatly honored that NBC has renewed us for yet another season, our ninth.”

The full press release follows after the jump. Continue reading NBC Renews Celebrity Apprentice

MTV Orders More Episodes of The Hills + Announces New And Returning Shows

As part of its upfront announcements to advertisers yesterday, MTV said that they will be continuing the docusoap without 23-year-old star Lauren Conrad.  Instead, the network will build a new storyline around newlyweds Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag.

“MTV viewers will find out life in Los Angeles only gets more complicated as […]

ABC And ABC News Announce Summer Specials and Limited Series

ABC and ABC News have announced their summer lineup of specials and limited series.  The press release contains all the details, but some of the stand-outs include the return of Primetime: What Would You Do? as well as three new additions to the ABC News line: ‘Family Secrets’, ‘The Outsiders’, and ‘Crime’.  ABC News has also slated specials Earth 2100, J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life as well as a one-hour special on oil, Oil with Charles Gibson and Un-Broke: Everything You Need to Know about Money.

On the network side, ABC has slated the returns of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock and 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee, and will air limited series Diamonds and Impact.

Full details follow below the fold in the official press release. Continue reading ABC And ABC News Announce Summer Specials and Limited Series

NBC Announces Cast of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

NBC officially unveiled the cast of the summer series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (John Salley, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Sanjaya Malakar, Torrie Wilson, Stephen Baldwin and Janice Dickinson) but the real star of the Friday press conference was former Governor Rod Blagojevich who was denied to be on the show by […]

USA Network Greenlights White Collar

USA Network has given a greenlight to a new hourlong series called White Collar.  The show, starring Mathrew Bomer, Tim DeKay, Tiffani Thiessen and Willie Garson will launch with a 90-minute pilot and will be followed by 13 episodes.

In the show, Bomer plays a criminal mastermind who breaks out of jail and ends […]

ABC Renews 12 Shows for 2009/2010 Season

ABC has handed out renewals for 12 shows: Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Lost, Ugly Betty, The Bachelor, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Dancing With the Stars, Wife Swap and Supernanny.

Other shows that are on the bubble include Samantha Who? and, surprisingly, Scrubs which could return […]

ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Returning To Primetime for 10th Anniversary Special

ABC has announced that Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will be returning this summer for a 10th anniversary special event, confirming a January report from TV Week (see related article).

Original host Regis Philbin will be back as host of the show, which will return for an 11-night event Sundays through Thursdays at […]

Lifetime Sets August 20th Bow for Project Runway; Army Wives Season Three Premieres on June 7th

Lifetime has announced that Project Runway, the former Bravo-based hit reality series, will make it debut on  network August 20th.  The series will have a 14-episode run in its Thursday at 10:00pm time slot.

Also announced at the network’s upfront presentation today was the new scripted dramedy Drop Dead Diva starring Brooke Elliott and […]

Judge Denies Rod Blagojevich’s Request to Appear On NBC Reality Series

A U.S. District Court judge has denied former Illionis Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s request to modify the conditions of his bail to allow him to participate in the Costa Rica-based NBC reality series I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

Judge James Zagel called Blagojevich’s attempt to join the show “a bad idea.”