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Benched has been… don’t make us say it.
Our sister site Deadline first reported the cancellation.
The series’ first season finale aired Dec. 30.
TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the cancellation.
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The show that was perhaps Hulu's strongest original series of 2014 will return for another run. The Hotwives of Orlando, which makes fun of Bravo's Real Housewives franchise, will come back for a second season that will take place in Las Vegas.
Hotwives is one of three reality TV parodies produced by Paramount Digital Entertainment, which also brought Burning Love to Yahoo and Beef to on-demand platforms. As with the second season of Burning Love, round two of Hotwives will feature a mostly new cast of characters to fill the new setting. “Las Vegas was an obvious choice for the second season of the Hotwives franchise because it’s a city built on broken dreams, fake boobs and real magic,” said executive producer Paul Scheer, who also has a supporting role in the series. “Season 2 will focus on a new crop of wannabe socialites with some new faces as well as »
- Sam Gutelle
CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 this Friday night drew 10.3 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating opposite a repeat-filled line-up, rising 17 percent and three tenths from its last 2014 outing.
Blue Bloods in turn did 11.6 mil and a 1.4, up 5 percent and two tenths.
Opening the Eye’s night, Undercover Boss‘ time slot premiere (8.6 mil/1.4) was up from its most recent Friday outing (6.6 mil/1.2 circa March 2014) and what The Amazing Race last did here (5.9 mil/1.2), but down from last Sunday’s controversial episode (9.2 mil/1.8).
Blue Bloods drew Friday’s largest audience, while all three CBS programs tied for the demo win.
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We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Comeback, The Mentalist, The Librarians, Major Crimes, Benched, New Year’s Eve specials and more!
1 | In The Comeback‘s Emmy-themed finale, why were there only five (versus the standard six) nominees in Valerie’s category? And at what point in finale did you start your weeping? (Our tears began when Valerie checked her phone in the lobby.) Also, wasn’t Val’s gown a definite “10 Best”?
2 | What’s your theory on “whatever »
4 items from 2015
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