This is the fun time of year when networks decide what shows to keep and what shows get canned (and maybe shipped off to other networks).
So if you haven’t been following along, here is what you missed so far:
Wonder Woman Rejected by NBC
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that NBC has passed on the controversial Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV.
“Why did the ‘ol girl fail to pass muster?
NBC isn’t saying for now but scuttlebutt reveals the pilot earned mixed reviews at test screenings. And then there was all the online blow back about the costume – which seemed to de-emphasize the patriotism and play up the comic’s Greek mythology. Ultimately, the wardrobe department went back to the drawing board but that didn’t seem to save the project.
Big bummer for Adrianne Palicki — a budding star from Friday Night Lights who deserved a leading role on the fall lineup. Maybe she can fill the void left by Minka Kelly on Parenthood and be the hot gal who keeps messing with Crosby’s mind. Or…Warner Bros. TV may try to shop the pilot elsewhere. But who would take a gamble on a pilot that NBC rejected?”
Chuck fans will be happy to learn that despite some internet rumors of the show being canceled, NBC has decided to renew the show for a Fifth and Final season (13 epidoses).
NBC also cut The Event, but that one may not be totally gone, NBC is going to explore multiple options for continuing the series elsewhere
HBO is renewing Treme for a third season.
CBS… this one I’m sure you already know but Two and a Half Men will stay alive by replacing Charlie Sheen with Ashton Kutcher.
ABC had a little bit of a blood bath cutting – Brothers & Sisters, V, No Ordinary Family, Detroit 1-8-7, Off the Map, Mr. Sunshine and Better With You.