Earlier this month ABC announced its renewal to a bunch of their shows, eight shows to be exact, they included:
A renewal of “Pretty Little Liars” for a second season, along with their other series “Secret Life of the American Teenager” for its fourth season. The announcement was made during ABC Family’s panel at the Television Critics Association Press. ”Pretty Little Liars” brought in high ratings in June 2010 and keeps on bringing high numbers. It’s a series based on the novels by Sara Shepard, which tells the story of four girls who lose their queen bee only to be terrorized by the person whom they think may have killed their friend. ”Secret Life of the American Teenager” has been a ratings hit ever since its launch and it tells the story of a teenager getting pregnant in high school and the way she has to deal with it. [Link]
ABC also announced a renewal for six other shows: “Grey’s Anatomy” and it’s sister series “Private Practice each renewed for an eighth and fifth season; “Castle” gets a fourth season; “Modern Family”, “Cougar Town” and “The Middle” were each renewed for a third season making their Wednesday Comedy Block solid! [Link]
Shows not yet renewed include: “Detroit 1-8-7″, “Desperate Housewives”, “Brothers and Sisters”, and “Better With You”. Here is hoping there is more good news to go around.
CBS made a big announcement late last week in which they renewed “The Big Bang Theory” for three more seasons all the way until 2014.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this show is seriously a winner in the comedy line-up and in their latest stint to get back into the Thursday Comedy lineup, CBS changed the airing time of “The Big Bang Theory” from Mondays to Thursdays, this stint didn’t even hurt the show! It’s still raking in the high ratings, it’s averaging 13.89 million viewers and ended the year 2010 as the No. 1 scripted series in adults 18-49.
It’s an awesome thing that it’s been renewed for 3 years, that way we won’t have to worry about premature cancellation. Good Job Big Bang Theory Guys! Here is to more Sheldon-Leonard-Raj-Howard-Penny shenanigans!
The USA Network keeps hitting home runs ever since they introduced “White Collar” “Royal Pains” “Burn Notice” “Psych” and their last summer project “Covert Affairs” so it’s no surprise that they have another bread-winner on their block “Fairly Legal”. A new series that just oozes awesomeness if this trailer is enough. I personally have downloaded the Pilot episode as it aired early last week and can’t wait to watch it!
“Fairly Legal” stars Sarah Shahi as Kate Reed, a woman who has left her position as a lawyer at her family law firm to become a mediator. Her frustration at the legal system is what leads her to this new path, in which she thinks that justice can always be found even if it’s not in court. This series stars Virginia Williams as her stepmother Lauren, Michael Trucco as her soon to be ex-husband Justin, and Baron Vaughn as her resourceful assistant Leonardo. It oozes sexiness and so much more!
I can’t wait!
Earlier this month, FOX announced an early season 2 pickup for its freshman comedy “Raising Hope”.
“Raising Hope” debuted to high ratings which comes as no surprise due to its wickedly smart, fun and absolutely hilarious content. Greg Garcia and his entire great cast established a nice base for this comedy and the network is confident that it’s just a beginning to pure genius of comedy.
A congratulations is in order for this early pick up, and here is hoping to a great Season 2 of an awesome show.
Showtime has been announcing good news lately one of which the renewal of “Californication” for a fifth season, which means David Duchovny will continue to seduce different women on TV.
Not only that, premiere dates for “The Borgias”, “Nurse Jackie”, and “United States of Tara” were announced. ”The Borgias” a new series debuting in a two-hour slot on April 3rd will take place of the previous series “The Tudors” we will have more sex, scandals, and lies with this new family. ”Nurse Jackie” and “United States of Tara” will premiere their third seasons on March 28.
In short, it will be a good year for Showtime and its shows.
What better way to start the year than with knowing which shows are coming when and which are leaving us for good? Well here is January’s calendar.
Sunday January 2
Desperate Housewives (Returning)
Monday January 3
Pretty Little Liars (Returning)
Greek (Season 4 Premiere)
How I Met Your Mother (Returning)
Mike & Molly (Returning)
Hawaii Five-0 (Returning)
Tuesday January 4
V (Season 2 Premiere)
No Ordinary Family (Returning)
Wednesday January 5
The Middle (Returning)
Better With You (Returning)
Modern Family (Returning)
Cougar Town (Returning)
Friday Night Lights (Returning)
Thursday January 6
The Big Bang Theory (Returning)
$#!t My Dad Says (Returning)
Grey’s Anatomy (Returning)
Private Practice (Returning)
Sunday January 9
The Cape (Series Premiere)
Bob’s Burgers (Series Premiere)
Episodes (Series Premiere)
Shameless (Series Premiere)
Wednesday January 12
Off the Map (Series Premiere)
Monday January 17
Tuesday January 18
Life Unexpected (Series Finale)
White Collar (Returning)
Wednesday January 19
Blue Bloods (Returning)
Hot in Cleveland (Season 2 Premiere)
Thursday January 20
Perfect Couples (Series Premiere)
Royal Pains (Returning)
Parks & Recreation (Season 3 Premiere
Fairly Legal (Series Premiere)
30 Rock (Returning)
Friday January 21
Medium (Series Finale)
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (Series Premiere)
Monday January 24
Gossip Girl (Returning)
Tuesday January 25
One Tree Hill (Returning)
Thursday January 27
The Vampire Diaries (Returning)
First and foremost, the family here at TV@Couchavenue would like to wish you a Happy New Year and hope that this year is as awesome as last year was for some of our favorite TV Shows.
Next however, we’d like to point out some of the TV Shows that are returning in this mid-season timing, some with new series premieres and others returning from a hiatus.
January 1: Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network launches
January 3: Pretty Little Liars (Season 2 Premiere)
January 4: V (Season 2 Premiere)
January 9: Episodes (Series Premiere) A TV Show in which Matt LeBlanc plays … Matt LeBlanc, where British TV producers are forced to hire him as a star and they want to adapt their hit series for the US audience.
January 12: Off the Mapp (Series Premiere) Filmed in Hawaii and set in South American village, it’s the latest medical drama from Shonda Rhimes and co which stars Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Jason George, Marnie Gummer and Caroline Dhavernas as doctors working in an understaffed medical clinic.
January 18: White Collar (Returning)
January 19: Hot in Cleveland (Season 2 Premiere)
January 20: Perfect Couples (Series Premiere) a sitcom about three couples who are friends and their battlefield of a relationship.
January 20: Royal Pains (Returning)
January 20: Parks & Recreation (Season 3 Premiere)
January 21: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (Series Premiere) a prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” which tells the story before what happened.
February 6: Glee (Returning)
February 9: Friday Night Lights (Series Finale)
It comes as no surprise to most that FOX has pulled the remaining 5 episodes of “Running Wilde” from its schedule as it hasn’t been doing well in the ratings. It also isn’t a surprise that the show has been cancelled regardless of the “Arrested Development” affiliation of most of the actors there.
The Will Arnett/Keri Russell comedy has been poorly reviewed and experienced very bad ratings ever since it’s launch and personally I’ve watched the show and can honestly define the comedy there as mediocre and find that it is a fluff show not one that would last. Therefore FOX pulled the series for good. According to Entertainment Weekly, the final five episodes including the one-hour finale will not air anytime soon but might air eventually, a date has not been given at all for the last five episodes.