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Now is the time of year for TV fans to be a little nervous for news about their favorite shows - specifically, whether they'll make it to next season. Renewal and cancellation news is flowing in, and we're compiling all the updates here. Find out what's already guaranteed to come back and what's gotten left on the chopping block so far. What's Been Renewed The Big Bang Theory: CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory for three more seasons. 2 Broke Girls: The comedy will return for a new season. Mike & Molly: Melissa McCarthy's comedy will be back. Two and a Half Men: Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher's comedy is returning. The Millers: CBS has granted the freshman series another season. Mom: Anna Faris's comedy will return for a second season. NCIS: CBS has renewed the show for another season. NCIS: La: The successful spinoff has been renewed. »
- Shannon Vestal
A day after committing to three seasons of The Big Bang Theory, CBS has renewed 18 shows, which leaves only The Mentalist, Intelligence and, most worrisome, The Crazy Ones with their fates undetermined.
John Cho will star opposite Karen Gillan in the ABC comedy pilot Selfie, about a woman who starts over after being the star of a humiliating viral video. Cho will play an expert she hires to help rehabilitate her reputation.
Don’t care about the source, I just want to keep my John Cho delivery system working.
Syfy has ordered its first mini-series since 2009, according to The Hollywood Reporter — and it’s a return to a series set in space. Ascension is described as “part Battlestar (Galatica) and part Downton Abbey,” and follows a space shuttle that was secretly sent on a mission to find a world that can be colonized back in 1963. If the mini-series is successful, »
- Lyle Masaki
With the fate of low-rated Fox freshman comedy Enlisted in limbo, its star Geoff Stults has booked the main lead in CBS’ multi-camera odd couple comedy pilot Cuz-Bros, from writers David Caspe and Erik Sommers, Sony TV, CBS Studios and Fanfare. It centers on Nick (Stults), a successful, suave ladies man working as a sportscaster for a local Los Angeles TV station whose perfect life gets turned upside down when his mess of a cousin needs a place to stay. Stults was cast as a guest star given his commitment to Enlisted, on which he is a regular. Enlisted, which launched on Fridays, has been very soft in the ratings, though it perked up a bit when moved from 9:30 to 9 Pm. Still, a renewal is considered a very long shot. In a calculated risk, pilots often cast actors from existing bubble series. In majority of the cases, the bet pays off, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
There are several things you should know about "Veronica Mars." First, you should know that it's great. While I think the full run of the show, seasons one through three, is uneven at times, particularly towards the end, the high points are so high, and the basic heart and soul of the show is so durable, that I am completely puzzled as to why it was ever anything less than a ratings gargantuan. Second, you should know that the new film leans heavily on the relationships of the characters in the series, and at least in script form, it never felt like it was slowed down or over-explained for newcomers. It's very much a next chapter of "Veronica Mars," and that should have fans very excited. The film's arriving in theaters tomorrow, and unfortunately, Netflix Instant doesn't currently have the show in its library. You can find it at iTunes and Amazon Prime, »
- Drew McWeeny
Who you gonna call? Cooper, Bishop and Ferguson. After Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is sued, Nick (Jake Johnson) finally puts his law degree to good use when he and Winston (Lamorne Morris), who is very much not a lawyer, team up to represent him in tonight's all-new episode of New Girl. The results? Denzel Washington-levels of amazingness. You see, while Nick actually went to law school, Winston attended the University of L&O (Law & Order, duh). We've got an exclusive sneak peek at tonight's episode of the Fox hit sitcom, "Fired Up," which features Morris teasing Nick and Winston's epic team-up. #True DetectiveSeason2 maybe?! If it were up to Morris, he'd make »
★★☆☆☆ The American mumblecore movement has found itself at a crossroads of late it would seem, ironically caught in its own adolescent identity crisis. Whilst many of its alumni such as the Duplass brothers and Lynn Shelton have started taking life seriously, growing up and pursuing other creative avenues, the sub-genre now appears to be seated at the children's table of Neo-American counter culture. Looking to get in on the action, Joe Swanberg has teamed up with Olivia Wilde, New Girl's Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick to create his boozy anti-rom-com Drinking Buddies (2013), a far more polished and neatly packaged example of his lo-fi sensibilities.
- CineVue UK
At the end of last season, Jess and Nick finally got together. Will this development help New Girl's ratings in season three or end up hurting them? We'll have to wait and see.
New Girl revolves around a free-spirited young woman (Zooey Deschanel), her three single male roommates (Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Lamorne Morris), and her childhood best friend who's now a model (Hannah Simone).
The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
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3/7 update: Fox has renewed the show for a fourth season. »
In an uncharacteristically aggressive move for Fox, the basic cable network announced today that it would be ordering additional seasons of four programs. Included among the lucky few are critically acclaimed comedies New Girl, The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, along with the Kevin Bacon-starring thriller The Following.
Most decisions about renewals and cancellations come later in the spring, more towards the end of March and April, so Fox’s enthusiasm in handing renewals to the four shows speaks volumes about the confidence that the network brass has in them, both creatively and in terms of ratings. It’s worth noting that none of the renewed shows have drawn huge audiences, but all have benefitted tremendously from factoring in DVR viewings.
- Isaac Feldberg
Fox is off to an early start in the renewal game. Here's a quick look at the comedies that will be returning for another year: Freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher, will return for a second season. The Mindy Project, starring Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Zoe Jarman, and Beth Grant, has been renewed for a third season. New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone, will return for a fourth season. As part of its two-year pickup, Glee will enjoy its final season run next year, with Lea Michele and Jane Lynch starring. Hit the jump for some drama renewal news. The Following will live to fight another day as the Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy-starring series has been renewed for a third season. »
- Dave Trumbore
But it did take some convincing for him to look at the script.
“Honestly I wasn’t expecting much,” Aaron Paul said. “I don’t know why, but when I started reading it, I was just so surprised by the human story behind it.”
Paul’s Tobey Marshall is a very different from his Emmy-winning role as “Breaking Bad’s” Jesse Pinkman — something that added to the star’s list of reasons of why he should do the movie. After years on such an emotionally-charged drama, Paul never imagined himself in an action film, nevertheless starring in one.
“‘Breaking Bad’ was incredible, but let’s be honest, it was emotionally exhausting playing Jesse Pinkman, and the idea of doing something a little bit lighter »
- Francesca Bacardi
Arsenio Hall‘s syndicated show, with guest/musical performer Prince, snagged a 1.4/3 in the overnights — a 56% jump compared to its February sweep average. In the demo, The Arsenio Hall Show jumped 50% to a 0.6/2, which put it in a tie with Jimmy Kimmel Live! (0.6/3) and bested Conan (0.4/1), Chelsea Lately (0.2/1) and others in the demo. On the rare television appearance (he recently appeared as himself in Fox’s post-Super Bowl episode of New Girl), Prince performed a new tune, “Funknroll,” and took questions from the audience. Prince also performed the vintage track “She’s Always In My Hair” and premiered new song “Mutiny” with his group 3Rdeyegirl joining him, The New Power Generation and a 30-piece band onstage. It’s been a good couple weeks for Hall. Prince’s visit comes just a few days after Jay Leno stopped by the show, making his first TV appearance since bowing out of NBC’s Tonight Show, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
New films starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Aubrey Plaza, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson —and not one, but two movies featuring James Franco — round out the lineup of 2014's Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 16th to the 27th in New York City.
Marquee names dot this year's Spotlight section, with Jon Favreau's Chef, a comedy about a beleaguered chef who has a public meltdown and decides to take his cuisine on the road, featuring a cast that includes Downey Jr. »
Prince really was the man of the hour on Wednesday night when he was the sole guest invited onto The Arsenio Hall Show. His purple highness focused on guitar solos over enlightening information when he took over the show, which was filmed on Tuesday but aired on Wednesday. Story: Prince to Take Over 'Arsenio Hall Show' The "Purple Rain" singer, who revealed his gift for comedy when he guest-starred on New Girl after the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, did show his funny side during the interview, dishing to host Arsenio Hall about a wide range of random
- Debbie Emery, Phil Gallo
Prince showed that he had a sense of humor when he guested on New Girl last month. But when People went backstage to watch him on The Arsenio Hall Show, in an episode airing Wednesday night, we learned a whole lot more about the Purple One. Clad in bell-bottoms, a long black fur vest, gold chains and a tame '70s afro, the famously private star took over the show as only he could. Over the two hours of taping on Tuesday night, Prince performed three songs - his new single "FunkNRoll," "She's Always in My Hair" and "Mutiny" - »
- Raha Lewis
Schmidt and Abby flaunting their relationship bugs the rest of the New Girl gang on this week’s episode and each of them react in different ways. While Nick, Coach, Cece and Winston react with disgust at their overt display on the sofa at brunch, Jess looks at them with envy. They’ve only been dating for a week and are already living together, having sex every which way they can, and in the midst of the honeymoon period.
Schmidt certainly seems to be enjoying himself, even if Abby doesn’t seem as into him – she’s enthusiastic, sure, but can you imagine her wearing jewellery made by him? She’s in the midst of what we later discover is the usual cycle for her, but Schmidt seems to be buckling up for the ride. He’s in it for the long haul, but is she?
I did feel sorry »
- Rob Batchelor
“Sister III” is an improvement over the first two “Sister” installments of New Girl, but in some ways, it’s the most frustrating episode of the bunch because it illustrates how much untapped potential there was to explore in the relationship between Jess and Abby. Simply look at the pair’s final scene together, where Zooey Deschanel and [&hellip
New Girl 3.18 “Sister III” Review: Time Well Wasted »
- Chris King
It's morning round-up time, with quick thoughts on last night's episodes of "New Girl," "About A Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher" coming up just as soon as you have any porn set in the Byzantine Era... The conclusion of Linda Cardellini's "New Girl" stint mostly put Abby by the wayside to focus on the other characters' reactions to her. And as much as I enjoy watching Cardellini play comedy, the episode was the better for it — not perfect (this was perhaps the most disposable Winston subplot of the season, other than the shouted-from-another-room "That's for my dingaling!" payoff), but with some excellent sequences like Jess binging on the comforts and solitude of the hotel room, or Coach and Cece plotting about what to do with Schmidt and Abby. (The more the show has moved away from the original conception of Coach and simply let Damon Wayans Jr. be Damon Wayans Jr. — or, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), and more star in the upcoming film that finds the seven friends realizing that despite keeping up through technology since graduating from college, they really don’t know each other as well as they used to.
EW caught up with Jesse Zwick over the phone to talk about his upcoming independently produced film. Read on to find out what he »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Director: Joe Swanberg
Running Time: 90 minutes
I do believe that as you get older, you see some movies in a completely different light every now and then. The likes of This Is 40 is relatable once you know people in their situation and Drinking Buddies falls into that late twenties category, when you’re still figuring out what you should ‘really’ be doing…in every sense. Writer and Director Joe Swanberg (V/H/S, You’Re Next) has created an impressive personal project that explores different relationships with a strong ensemble cast.
Drinking Buddies focuses around the relationship of Luke (Jake Johnson) and Kate (Olivia Wilde) who are co-workers at an awesome micro-brewery. At work they have a flirty relationship with days spent drinking or poking fun at each other and – in some ways – feel like they should »
- Dan Bullock
Director: Craig Zisk
Running Time: 87 Minutes
The world of cinema has always had a certain need to deify teachers and present their actions as what forms the foundations of their students’ lives. As a teacher myself you would probably expect me to be okay with such a portrayal, but in actual fact it kind of undermines the importance of the job in real life terms. One thing that The English Teacher has going for it, is that it takes a rather bitter look at the need to inspire, which is a refreshing change if nothing else.
Linda Sinclair (Moore) is a 45 year old spinster who may have resigned herself to a life living in her books, but she also keeps an eye out for potential love interests. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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