‘The Opposition’ To End As Comedy Central Orders New Jordan Klepper Weekly Series
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central’s daily late-night program The Opposition with Jordan Klepper will end its run after one season but Klepper is staying on the network with a new weekly half-hour series. Tentatively titled Klepper, it will feature the comedian out in the field, traveling the country and speaking to people.
The Opposition‘s last episode will air on June 28. Klepper just shared the news with the show’s staff. Development on the new show will start right after, with… Read
Roseanne Barr Submitted For Emmys Before ABC Canceled Hit Sitcom
The chances of Roseanne Barr winning an Emmy this year or even getting a nomination are slim, but the racist-tweeting star of ABC’s canceled sitcom Roseanne is still on the ballot.
Turns out that producers Carsey-Werner submitted Barr's name for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category in early May. The submission came weeks before the TV Academy deadline and before the online tirade by Barr that led to the implosion of the much-watched revival. That… Read
TBS Cancels ‘People Of Earth’ After All, Creator Says
TBS has opted not give a third-season renewal to its summer series People of Earth, the network’s supernatural-tinged comedy. Creator David Jenkins tipped the news last night on Twitter, and the move comes after the network had initially renewed it in the fall along with fellow summer series Wrecked and The Guest Book.
Jenkins told fans that Season 3 of the single-camera comedy, from Conan O'Brien's Conaco and Warner Horizon Television, had already been written.
‘Roseanne’ Cancellation Haunts ABC In Ill-Timed ‘Emmy’ Magazine Print Feature
Roseanne may have been canceled by ABC just over a week ago after its star let loose online with racist tweets, but this week TV Academy members are receiving magazines in the mail that are playing catch-up with the still-smoldering fiasco.
“Shortly before this issue was to be mailed, ABC canceled Roseanne," says a note from the TV Academy that was included with the latest copy of Emmy Magazine. "This issue includes a brief reference to the show in a profile of ABC… Read
‘Shadowhunters’ Cancellation Was “Purely Economic,” Freeform Exec Says
A day after word came down that Shadowhunters would end its three-season run on Freeform in 2019, the network’s head of programming insisted that executives were “very happy creatively” with the show.
The decision to cancel the series was “purely economic,” said Karey Burke, EVP, Programming and Development, during a media luncheon held today in New York by the Disney-owned network. One key element, Burke explained, was the overall strategic shift at Freeform toward… Read
‘Shadowhunters’ Cast Reacts To Cancellation Of Freeform Drama
The hunt is winding down, and the cast of Shadowhunters is thanking fans and sharing some memories about the Freeform series that will end next year.
Based on Cassandra Clare’s popular book YA series The Mortal Instruments, the supernatural drama about human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons will wrap with a two-hour finale after the remainding Season 3 episodes air. No premiere date has been set for those.
Produced by Constantin Film, Shadowhunters stars Katherine McN… Read
‘Imposters’ To End After 2 Seasons On Bravo; Series Finale Airs Next Week
Bravo has opted not to renew Imposters for a third season. The Season 2 finale, which airs Thursday, June 7, will be the series’ last episode.
Imposters is one of two original scripted series currently on Bravo, along with Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, which is headed into its fifth and final season this month. The cable network has high-profile anthology series Dirty John coming up, toplined by Connie Britton and Eric Bana.
Imposters is a dark comedy that followed… Read
‘America’s Newsroom’ Expands To Three Hours On Fox News Channel; ‘Happening Now’ Ending
Fox News Channel is expanding its morning show America’s Newsroom from two to three hours. Now set to air from 9 am-noon ET starting June 11, the extra time for the show anchored by Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith comes at the expense of Happening Now, which no longer will happen.
Ten-year FNC veteran Hemmer has anchored America’s Newsroom since its inception in 2009, and Smith, who got her start at FBN in 2007, joined him as co-anchor last year. Smith also has co-hosted Outn… Read
Roseanne Barr’s Twitter All-Nighter: Walks Back Ambien Comments, Reacts To Sara Gilbert & More
UPDATED 6:40 AM PT with additional tweets: After announcing Tuesday morning that she was leaving following the first wave of backlash against her racially insensitive “ape” tweet about Valerie Jarrett, Roseanne Barr returned to the social media platform with a vengeance Tuesday night, tweeting, retweeting and replying seemingly all throughout the wee small hours.
In her final tweet Tuesday morning, she apologized to Jarrett and soon after, her hit ABC show was canc… Read
‘The Arrangement’ Canceled By E! After Two Seasons
E! has opted not to pick up a third season of its original scripted series The Arrangement. The show’s recent May 13 Season 2 finale served as a series finale.
“Over two seasons, E!'s scripted series The Arrangement has taken viewers inside the world of an A-list movie star filled with secrets, scandal and romance,” a E! spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline. “While we have decided not to move forward with the series, we are incredibly grateful to the cast and our… Read
‘Roseanne’ EP Tom Werner Hopes Roseanne Barr “Seeks The Help She So Clearly Needs”
Tom Werner, who executive produced the original Roseanne series from 1988-97 and also EP’d the revival, is out with a statement saying he supports ABC’s decision to cancel the sitcom today in the wake of Roseanne Barr’s offensive tweets.
"I support ABC’s decision to cancel the show in the wake of Roseanne Barr’s most recent reprehensible tweets,” he said. “Our goal was to promote constructive discussion about the issues that divide us. It represented the work of hundreds… Read
‘Roseanne’ Pulled From Hulu Amid Backlash Against Star’s Offensive Tweets
Add Hulu to the growing list of outlets severing ties with Roseanne. Hours after ABC canceled the revived sitcom and Viacom networks and Laff pulled its reruns, the streamer co-owned by ABC parent Disney has removed the show from its service — saying it supports the network’s decision.
The move comes in the wake of a series of racist, antio-Semitic and homophobic tweets from star Roseanne Barr. In one, she said former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett looked like the… Read