The stars are aligning for freshman talk shows Bethenny and The Queen Latifah Show to be renewed for second seasons. According to Broadcasting & Cable, Bethenny is showing promise in the 25-54 female demographic and The Queen Latifah Show is expected to return.
The fate Katie is still in question:
The fate of Disney/ ABC’s Katie remains uncertain. Host Katie Couric is unsure whether she wants to return for a third season, and distributor Disney/ABC Television is uncertain whether it can bring the program’s financials into line. Should both of those things happen, Disney/ ABC then has to find new time slots for Katie across the country, considering that many stations already have bought other shows to replace it.
Here's some fantastic news for fans of The CW's The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign. The broadcast netlet has ordered full season of all three freshman shows, citing their help in strengthening the schedule.
“In just a few seasons, we have built a much stronger primetime schedule. Our on-air ratings are up year to year, and our digital viewing continues to grow exponentially,” said Pedowitz. “We're excited about the creative momentum the producers have established for all three of our new series, and now our fans will have the chance to see the full stories unfold for them this season. With the additional episodes ordered, plus two new dramas and new reality for midseason, we’ll be able to continue our commitment to adding more original programming all year long.” READ MORE
CBS has picked up the Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendal Hart, All My Children) comedy The Crazy Ones for a full season by giving it a back nine order, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comedy also stars former One Life to Live star Amanda Setton (ex-Kimberly Andrews), former As the World Turns star James Wolk (a sailor) and features Days of Our Lives' Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan).
The Tiffany network also ordered full seasons of The Millers and Mom.
"We’re proud of CBS' leadership position in comedy and excited to build on it with the back nine pickups of these three new comedies," said CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. "These series are creatively distinct, continue to improve each week and are led by strong showrunners, writing and production staffs, and feature amazingly talented casts."
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Here's some good news for fans of The CW's new shows, The Originals, The Tomorrow People and the as yet-to-premiere Reign. According to TV Guide, the youth-focused network has ordered an additional three scripts of each series.
The Tomorrow People stars As the World Turns grad Peyton List (ex-Lucy Montgomery). Reign debuts on October 17. READ MORE
The Perky One just can't catch a break in regards to her post-Today career moves. Katie Couric struggled to bring in the ratings as anchor of the CBS Evening News, and now it looks like her costly, Disney-backed daytime talk show could soon be cancelled. From The Hollywood Reporter:
One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot.