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Monday, October 17, 2011

Morning News: October 17, 2011

1.  Cancellation Watch!! As reported on Friday and spread over the weekend, ABC has finally put the ax to Charlie's Angels.  Also cancelled, Memphis Beat, a cop show on TNT starring Jason Lee (looks like Earl will be looking for another job again ... unless he hits the lottery)

2.  Ratings! Friday's numbers are in and CBS won the night in both the 18-49 demographic and total viewers. A Gifted Man continued to lag behind the channel's subsequent night shows but still doubled the total viewers of its Fox competition, Kitchen Nightmares (though Nightmares did score a tenth higher in the 18-49 category).  Fringe dropped a tenth of a point in the 18-49 category week over week and pulled a total of 3.1 million viewers. By comparison, CSI: NY had 10 million viewers and a repeat of Modern Family pulled 3.6 million.  Oh  Fringe, where are your fans? (They're DVRing the show is where they are).

3.  Casting News.  June Raphael (currently on Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV) will join New Girl as Jess's lesbian friend who is also an Ob/Gyn (oh the jokes write themselves). is reporting that SNL's Taran Killam will do a one episode gig on Community as a choir director for the Christmas episode.  LOST fans listen up! Alan Dale (f/k/a Charles Widmore on LOST) is coming to another Island (this time, Manhattan) for a one episode appearance on Person of Interest. Start watching this show if you're not already.  Dale will also be appearing on Once Upon a Time (which premieres this coming Sunday). 

4.  George Lopez reports that he is developing a family sitcom wherein he'll play a dad and husband. George, to be honest, this sounds ... familiar to us?

5.  See what happens when you take on bullies Sesame Street ...


  1. They should definitely bring back earl. If for nothing else to finish the to be continued series finale.