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CBS cancels A Gifted Man; CSI: Miami could be next

Friday night drama A Gifted Man has been canceled by CBS and CSI: Miami reportedly remains a longshot to come back for an 11th season, Variety reports:

CBS, meanwhile, is said to have nixed bringing back freshman drama “A Gifted Man,” and “CSI: Miami” remains a long-shot to for an eleventh season […]

Fox renews Touch, but cancels Alcatraz and The Finder

Fox has picked up Tim Kring’s midseason drama Touch for a second season. The series stars Kiefer Sutherland and has been performing better in the ratings lately, after experiencing a downturn. Meanwhile, Fox has opted to cancel both The Finder as well as Alcatraz.

Season five will be final season of Flashpoint

Producers of the drama series Flashpoint announced on the official Facebook page that season five will be the show’s final season. Here’s the statement:

To the Flashpoint Family:

Today we announced to our cast and crew that this will be our final season of FLASHPOINT. While still at our creative apex, […]

Current TV cancels Keith Olbermann; Replaced with Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer

Current TV has announced that they have ended their relationship with Keith Olbermann, announcing that Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer will be replacing Countdown.

Here’s the statement from Current TV:

To the Viewers of Current:

We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet.  We are more committed to those goals today than ever before.

Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers.  Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.

We are moving ahead by honoring Current’s values. Current has a fundamental obligation to deliver news programming with a progressive perspective that our viewers can count on being available daily — especially now, during the presidential election campaign. Current exists because our audience desires the kind of perspective, insight and commentary that is not easily found elsewhere in this time of big media consolidation.

As we move toward this summer’s political conventions and the general election in the fall, Current is making significant new additions to our broadcasts.  We have just debuted six hours of new programming each weekday with Bill Press (“Full Court Press, at 6 am ET/3 am PT) and Stephanie Miller (“Talking Liberally,” at 9 am ET/6 pm PT).

We’re very excited to announce that beginning tonight, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will host “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer,” at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.  Eliot is a veteran public servant and an astute observer of the issues of the day. He has important opinions and insights and he relishes the kind of constructive discourse that our viewers will appreciate this election year.  We are confident that our viewers will be able to count on Governor Spitzer to deliver critical information on a daily basis.

All of these additions to Current’s lineup are aimed at achieving one simple goal — thegoal that has always been central to Current’s mission:  To tell stories no one else will tell, to speak truth to power, and to influence the conversation of democracy on behalf of those whose voice is too seldom heard.  We, and everyone at Current, want to thank our viewers for their continued steadfast support.


Al Gore & Joel Hyatt
Current’s Founders

And here’s the statement Olbermann released via his Twitter account:

My full statement:

I’d like to apologize to my viewers and my staff for the failure of Current TV.

Editorially, Countdown had never been better. But for more than a year I have been imploring Al Gore and Joel Hyatt to resolve our issues internally, while I’ve been not publicizing my complaints, and keeping the show alive for the sake of its loyal viewers and even more loyal staff. Nevertheless, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt, instead of abiding by their promises and obligations and investing in a quality news program, finally thought it was more economical to try to get out of my contract.

It goes almost without saying that the claims against me implied in Current’s statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently. To understand Mr. Hyatt’s “values of respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty,” I encourage you to read of a previous occasion Mr. Hyatt found himself in court for having unjustly fired an employee. That employee’s name was Clarence B. Cain.

In due course, the truth of the ethics of Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt will come out. For now, it is important only to again acknowledge that joining them was a sincere and well-intentioned gesture on my part, but in retrospect a foolish one. That lack of judgment is mine and mine alone, and I apologize again for it.

Click over the jump for the press release from Current TV announcing Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer taking the place of Olbermann’s show.

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Netflix passes on Terra Nova

There were reportedly “serious discussions” between the parties, but multiple sources are now reporting that Netflix has opted not to pick up the canceled Fox drama series Terra Nova:


After two weeks of negotiations, Netflix and Terra Nova producer 20th Century Fox TV could not come to terms on a deal […]

Fox pulls I Hate My Teenage Daughter from schedule

Fox has pulled the low-rated comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter from its schedule effective immediately. The network will replace the series with repeats of “Raising Hope”. I Hate My Teenage Daughter dropped to a series-low 2.98M viewers and a 1.2 A18-49 rating Tuesday night until Glee returns April 10 (as previously […]

OWN cancels The Rosie Show; Final episode will air Friday, March 30

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today “The Rosie Show,” the daily talk show hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell, will tape its final show on Tuesday, March 20, and the final episode will air on Friday, March 30 (7-8 p.m. ET/PT).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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HBO cancels Luck

HBO has announced that they have ceased all future production on the David Milch/Michael Mann Horse-racing drama Luck. Here’s the statement from HBO:

It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series LUCK.

Safety is always of paramount […]

Fox cancels Terra Nova

Fox has decided to cancel the prehistoric time travel series Terra Nova. The show’s studio — Twentieth Century Fox Television — is reportedly shopping the show to other networks so there still remains a possibility the show could return for a second season on a different network.

The series concluded its first season this […]

MTV cancels Good Vibes after one season

MTV has canceled David Gordon Green’s animated comedy Good Vibes after just one season on the air, Deadline reports:

The decision came after weeks of conversations between MTV and Good Vibes producers about ways to keep the show alive. One potential scenario discussed involved pairing the animated comedy with MTV’s breakout live-action comedy Awkward for extra […]

Spike TV cancels Blue Mountain State

Spike TV has canceled the Lionsgate-produced college comedy Blue Mountain State following its third season. Zap2It reports that Lionsgate had considered shopping a fourth season elsewhere, but recently notified the cast and crew that the show had been canceled.

Blue Mountain State aired three 13-episode seasons on Spike […]

Eighth season will be the last for House

After much deliberation, the producers of House M.D. have decided that this season of the show, the 8th, should be the last. By April this year they will have completed 177 episodes, which is about 175 more than anyone expected back in 2004.

The decision to end the show now, or ever, is a painful one, as it risks putting asunder hundreds of close friendships that have developed over the last eight years – but also because the show itself has been a source of great pride to everyone involved.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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