CBS yanks canceled comedies ‘Bad Teacher’ and ‘Friends With Better Lives’

05.27.14 4 years ago

CBS yanks canceled comedies “Bad Teacher” and “Friends With Better Lives”
There are no plans to air the remaining episodes of both midseason shows.

E! passes on “Songbird” starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Rumer Willis
The music-themed drama from Craig Zadan and Neil Meron was loosely inspired by Diane Warren, with Lenz playing a singer-songwriter.

Don Johnson: I”ve written a college football TV script set in the ’80s
“It”s called ‘Score' and it”s set in the “80s,” says Johnson, “and it”s about the rise of big-time college football. I play this outrageous fucking coach who breaks all the rules and recruits basically criminals and everybody else and shoots the finger (extends middle finger in my direction) to the NCAA.

“Veep”s” Reid Scott set to lobby on Capitol Hill
He”ll speak with lawmakers on Thursday to convince the White House to reconsider using seismic air guns when exploring for oil and gas deposits in the Atlantic Ocean.

“Doctor Who” won”t get a female doctor for “political” reasons
A female Doctor will happen, says Steven Moffat, when the perfect female actress pops up in the showrunner”s head. You don”t mess with casting, says Moffat, “you don't cast for any other reason than for passion and for aesthetics. It's not a political decision, it's an aesthetic decision and will always be.”

For $350, you can binge-watch “Orange is the New Black” in a posh hotel
The Hotel Rouge in Washington, D.C. is offering a special room with a 50-inch TV that could be rented as you and your friends binge-watch the new season. For $500, they”ll add catering.

“Parks and Rec” is hoping Bill Murray “crashes the set” next season
Exec producer Michael Schur is trying to find inspiration in Murray crashing a bachelor party.

Rebellious teens are getting a reality show
The producers of “Real housewives” are seeking boys and girls ages 13 to 18 for “My Teen Life,” which follows teens who make their own rules and “party like a rock star.”

Robert De Niro made his documentary about his gay father not intending it to be for HBO
“I felt I had to,” he tells Out magazine. “I felt obligated. It was my responsibility to make a documentary about him. It was not intended to be on HBO. It was just something I wanted to do.”

WEtv creates a fake 'Society for the Prevention of Celebrity Divorce” ad campaign
The guerilla campaign throughout L.A. was aimed at promoting “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.”

 Robert Morse initially wasn”t keen on “Mad Men's” song-and-dance number
“I was concerned, because I didn't want it to be Bobby Morse from 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” or any of the other musicals I did on stage,” he says, adding: “I was afraid that it would just look like something else entirely; I didn't want it to take you out of the show, you know? But then Matt (Weiner) said, 'No, no…it's going to serve to emphasize the episode's message.””

Louisiana Tech students, faculty protest the university honoring Phil Robertson
The “Duck Dynasty” star was honored with the Tower Medallion, presented by the school”s alumni at commencement.

“The Flash”s” dad revealed
John Wesley Shipp has been tapped to play Henry, Barry Allen”s father.

“Game of Thrones”” Pedro Pascal says he”s responsible for Oberyn”s accent
He also reveals in a Reddit AMA that “Sansa Stark” is the funniest person on set and that his first scene he filmed was in Tyrion”s cell.

Melora Hardin joins Amazon”s “Transparent”
“The Office” alum will join Gaby Hoffman and Jeffrey Tambor about the family dynamics of three adult siblings.

Jim Nabors says goodbye to the Indy 500
The former “Gomer Pyle” star ended his tradition of singing “Back Home Again In Indiana” this year, prompting sadness from some Indianapolis 500 fans.

BBC was once concerned that David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch weren”t sexy enough
That was “Sherlock” and “Doctor Who” boss Steven Moffat”s recollection: “They said of casting David Tennant as Casanova, 'Damn, you should have cast someone sexier'. With Benedict Cumberbatch, we were told the same thing. 'You promised us a sexy Sherlock, not him.'”

Why name Wil Wheaton”s new Syfy show “The Wil Wheaton Project”?
“We couldn't come up with another name,” Wheaton says of his “The Soup” for nerds. “We had been calling it 'The Untitled Wil Wheaton Project' because we couldn't come up with a name. All the names we kept coming up with were stupid. They were too on-the-nose or too precious or too cute.”

Is reality TV dying?
The number of scripted broadcast shows is up 20% next season over last season.

“Jeopardy!”s” Arthur Chu was rejected by TBS” “King of the Nerds”
Chu writes about being a nerd in the aftermath of the Elliot Rodger killings and the “#YesAllWomen” hashtag.

Kerr Smith joins “The Fosters”
The “Dawson”s Creek” alum will play Callie”s biological dad.

Howard Stern: Embracing oddballs will keep “America”s Got Talent” from falling in ratings
“You do get the loveable kook who could break through,” he says as the 9th season launches.

Esquire Network hopes to grab guys with “Movies to Live By”
Each week starting June 5 with “All the President”s Men,” a movie will be shown that “men need to know to get through life.”

Report: Lance Bass is being used to convince Lisa Vanderpump not to quit “Real Housewives”
The former 'N Sync star is Andy Cohen”s “secret weapon” in his attempt to get Vanderpump to return to the Bravo reality show.

NBC”s “The Night Shift” seems to working off a checklist of medical show cliches
TV”s newest medical drama, says Brian Lowry, “feels aimed at those who might have found 'Chicago Fire' too intellectually demanding. NBC is introducing the show amid a barrage of scripted summer fare, and stranger things have worked (especially with the more lenient requirements of the postseason), but for all the creative pulse that”s on display here, the network could just as easily have rerun a discarded series from the 1990s and labeled it 'New to You.”” PLUS: It”s bland and cliched, and it”s just like light beach reading.

Watch the trailer for A&E”s country rapper reality show “Big Smo”
Meet the king of “hick-hop.”

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