Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Talk about a weighty vote of confidence: The second season of ABC's summer series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition doesn't launch until June 3, but ABC has already given the show a third-season pickup (15 two-hour episodes) to air in summer 2013.
The early order comes out of...
Bob Greenblatt, NBC
If this year was the warm up, next season will be the true test of NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt's command at the troubled network. Greenblatt and his key lieutenant, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Nicholson Salke, have ordered a whopping seven new comedies and five dramas.
It looks like the case of CSI: Miami... (David Caruso removes glasses here) .. is coming to an end after 10 seasons.
Insiders tell TV Guide Magazine that CBS will announce this week that Miami, the second in the CSI franchise, has been canceled — but that the...
The Baseball Hall of Shame
Veteran reality TV producer Bruce Nash is back at bat. Nash, whose credits include For Love or Money and the infamous "Masked Magician" series Magic's Biggest Secrets Revealed, is about to meet with cable networks about turning his book, The Baseball Hall of Shame, into a regular TV series.
Billy Roland and Jordan Tabach-Bank, Patrick Painter and Jacob Chait
Discovery Channel is putting a new spin on the popular pawn/auction genre. The cable network has picked up the series Final Offer, which pits four experienced dealers from the world of art and antiques against each other.
The Great Escape
The clock is ticking as a contestant attempts to escape from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier by rappelling over the side, in this brand new photo from TNT's upcoming reality series The Great Escape.
The Great Escape, which comes from the producers of CBS hit The Amazing Race, follows teams as they compete in challenges similar to scenes from action/adventure movies. Rich Eisen hosts the show, which premieres Sunday, June 24 at 10/9c, after a new episode of Falling Skies.
The network fall lineups are starting to take shape. As execs lick their wounds, dust off their failures and prepare to try it again with a whole new crop of shows, this is the time of year when they tell themselves — and more importantly, try to convince advertisers — that next season will be different.
And sometimes it is. Witness ABC's 2004 turn-around year, when Lost and Desperate Housewives hit the air, or the 1994 season, when NBC was blessed with ER and Friends. But those game-changing years don't come along often. As we head into the mid-May network "upfront" presentations (when new series are unveiled to media buyers and bubble shows are fed their fates), here's a network-by-network guide on what to look out for.
World's Wildest Police Videos
Paul Stojanovich Jr. practically grew up in the back of patrol cars, spending time with his father, the executive producer of World's Wildest Police Videos. Sadly, the elder Paul Stojanovich died accidentally in 2003, at the age of 47. But his son, now 28, is looking to carry on his father's legacy by bringing back Police Videos, which premieres Monday at 8/7c on Spike TV.
Love in the Wild Season 2
NBC's summer dating series Love In The Wild returns next month with 14 new contestants — and also a twist.