Earlier this month, NBC announced that they were renewing 3 of it’s favorite comedies “Community”, “Parks & Recreation”, and “The Office”.
The news doesn’t come as a surprise but it is a welcome relief as fans all over the world let out that breath they’ve been holding. Earlier on, “30 Rock” had received another season order, thus with the above 3 sitcoms getting renewals the Thursday Night Comedy line up on NBC is safe. We have yet to hear about the fate of the all new sitcom “Perfect Couples” and “Outsourced”, however signs do not point to successful results as they are struggling with their ratings.
The announcement from Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, makes everything official in which he mentions the below:
I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively,” said Greenblatt. “Along with ’30 Rock,’ they represent the best of what the NBC comedy brand stands for in terms of originality, wit, and sophistication. ‘The Office’ continues to fire on all cylinders on the most competitive night of television; ‘Parks & Recreation’ has come into its own this season as the rightful companion to ‘The Office’; and ‘Community’ is one of the freshest comedies on any network and a solid foundation for Thursday night.
Here is hoping our favorite shows continue to get good ratings and receive renewals in the upcoming month.
Both ABC & CBS have announced the Spring Finale Dates of most of their shows or in other words the Season Finales for our favorite shows that debuted with us this fall. You will be able to find a nice list below with the important dates to keep an eye out for.
[Update]: NBC also announced it’s Spring Finale Dates.
MONDAY – APR 4
- Harry’s Law (NBC) 10:00PM
TUESDAY – APR 19
- Parenthood (NBC) 10:00PM
SUNDAY – MAY 1
- America’s Next Great Restaurant (NBC) 8:00PM
- Undercover Boss (CBS) 9:00PM
THURSDAY – MAY 5
- Perfect Couples (NBC) 8:30PM
- 30 Rock (NBC) 10:00PM
SUNDAY – MAY 8
- The Amazing Race (CBS) 8:00PM
- Brothers & Sisters (ABC) 10:00 PM
- CSI Miami (CBS) 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY – MAY 11
- Better With You (ABC) 8:30 PM
THURSDAY – MAY 12
- Community (NBC) 8:00PM
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) 9:00PM
- Outsourced (NBC) 10:30PM
FRIDAY – MAY 13
- CSI: NY (CBS) 9:00PM
- Blue Bloods (CBS) 10:00PM
SUNDAY – MAY 15
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) 8:00PM
- Survivor: Redemption Island (CBS) 8:00PM
- Desperate Housewives (ABC) 9:00PM
- Survivor: Redemption Island Live Reunion Show (CBS) 10:00PM
MONDAY – MAY 16
- Chuck (NBC) 8:00PM
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 8:00PM
- Mad Love (CBS) 8:30PM
- Mike & Molly (CBS) 9:30PM
- Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 10:00PM
- Castle (ABC) 10:00PM
TUESDAY – MAY 17
- Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC) 8:00PM
- NCIS (CBS) 8:00PM
- NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 9:00PM
- The Good Wife (CBS) 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY – MAY 18
- Criminal Minds (CBS) 9:00PM
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) 10:00PM
THURSDAY – MAY 19
- Wipeout *Spring Edition* (ABC) 8:00PM
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00PM
- Rules of Engagement (CBS) 8:30PM
- The Mentalist (CBS) 9:00PM
- Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 9:00PM
- Private Practice (ABC) 10:00PM
- The Office (NBC) 9:00PM
- Parks & Recreation (NBC) 10:00PM
FRIDAY – MAY 20
- Shark Tank (ABC) 8:00PM
SATURDAY – MAY 21
- Saturday Night Live (NBC) 11:30PM
SUNDAY – MAY 22
- America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 7:00PM
- The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) 9:00PM
MONDAY – MAY 23
- Dancing with the Stars The Results Show (ABC) 9:00PM
- The Event (NBC) 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY – MAY 25
- The Middle (ABC) 8:00PM
- Modern Family (ABC) 9:00PM
- The Biggest Loser (NBC) 9:00PM
- Cougar Town (ABC) 9:30PM
- Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS) 10:00PM
May is creeping closer to us, and it’s officially that time of the year where networks proceed to cancel some of their lowest performing shows. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that HBO has decided to pull the plug and cancel their show “In Treatment”.
“In Treatment” follows Dr. Paul Weston’s therapy sessions and his clients in contrast with his sessions between him and his own therapist (kind of like a therapy within a therapy). It is currently in its 3rd season and officially its last. The series was a success in the previous years in which it won some awards, however viewership for Season 3 has heavily fallen to its lowest point drawing in only 259,000 viewers. HBO is however keeping the door open for future projects of the show which means we might be able to see spin-off’s or a similar show in the near future.
So in the past few weeks lots of things were happening in the TV World some of which we’d like to report are as follows:
- Charlie Sheen has been fired from “Two and a Half Men”, he had one season left on his contract for the show however due to the recent situation between Sheen and Chuck Lorre the producer of the show, CBS and Warner Bros have decided to fire him. It is no surprise given how Sheen is going on the social media sites and claiming he’s a “Winner” and has “Tiger Blood” and is living with porn stars also known as his “goddesses” things don’t seem to be going well for Mr. Sheen. [Link]
- “How I Met Your Mother” a CBS sitcom about how a guy met his wife has been renewed for two more seasons, this is amazing news as we all would love to know how Ted met his wife however this could also mean that we’ll have 2 years to sit around and wonder who the mother is, but overall it’s great news I can’t wait to see more Barney! [Link]
- We’ve got some cool random news here about “The Vampire Diaries” actress Arielle Kibbel joining a new ABC show called “Hallelujah” as well as some news about Natalie Dormer (aka Anne Boelyn from “The Tudors”) who will be starring in a series called “Poe” in which she will play Celeste, a woman with a “firm moral center” [Link]
More news will be coming your way with some updates soon.
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.
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)
Lots of things have been happening lately in the TV business so instead of compiling separate posts we’ll update you in this one big post. So here goes:
- “Dexter” fans, it’s been announced that your favorite Showtime series has been renewed for a sixth season and it was announced on Dec 6th. Star Michael C. Hall, who recently battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma won a Golden Globe recently for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama and the show has great high ratings lately therefore the renewal was no surprise. The fifth season finale airs next week on Sunday Dec. 12. [Source]
-”Terriers” the new TV series by FX was canceled on Dec 6th 2010. Although it was a promising TV Show it was sent to the axing table. The ratings weren’t rolling in so this freshman drama was quickly canceled. I personally saw a couple of episodes and liked the show althought it was slow it was about a couple of freelance private investigators solving case by case. I’m sorry to see it go but it’s probably for the best. [Source]
- On Dec 7th Fox announced that they will not be ordered a full season 3 order from the TV Show “Lie to Me” leaving it at a 13 episode season instead of 22 episodes. The Fox series stars Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman a leader of a group of consultants who help investigations by using techniques to find out if people are lying. ”Lie to Me” will air its last episode on Jan 31st. [Source]
A shocking announcement came from the TNT press yard in which they have decided not to renew its undercover cocp drama “Dark Blue” for a third season, instead making the second season it’s last on air.
Although it stars Dylan McDermott and is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, it has struggled with ratings and reviews in which the second season managed only to rake in an average of 2.25 million viewers, making it one of the least watched TNT shows this summer. Other shows airing during the summer scored better in the ratings and therefore this decision was made to drop “Dark Blue” along with the other shows cancelled this year.
“Dark Blue” joins other shows like “Lone Star”, “The Whole Truth”, “My Generation”, “Outlaw”, and “Undercovers” in the cancellation yard.