For shows in danger of being canceled, crafting a season finale can be tricky. Do you end with a cliff-hanger and hope for the best or do you tie things up for the fans?
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In the case of CSI: NY, which airs its Season 7 finale Friday at 9/8c, the producers tried to do both. "We looked at it and said, 'If this should not come back, can we be satisfied with what we left behind?'" executive producer Pam Veasey tells TVGuide.com. "And if it does, does [the finale] provide us with a lot of story to come back to? We believe we found the best scenario for all of that."
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Hank Azaria, Chelsea Handler
NBC has ordered four more comedies, including projects from Chelsea Handler, Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet. In addition, the network has picked up Chuck for a fifth and final season, and has canceled The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced.
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Based on Handler's best-selling book, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (which TVGuide.com had spotlighted as one of its 11 Promising Pilots) centers on an outspoken, sexually aggressive young woman (Laura Prepon) who works in a bar, where she drinks away its profits, avoids her eccentric father (Lenny Clarke) and goes ...
Nick Cannon has worn several hats over the course of his career — actor, rapper, host, Mr. Mariah Carey, chooser of unconventional baby names — but with Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz (Saturday, May 14, 9/8c, Showtime), he returns to what he calls his first love: stand-up comedy. The special finds Cannon wilding out on topics both personal and political, as well as sharing a surprising amount of information on what it's like to be married to the biggest selling female recording artist of all time. As Cannon rode from the set of another interview back to the Los Angeles hospital where Carey is staying with her newborn twins, he talked to TVGuide.com about his special, Kanye West, "no homo," and how he gets away with mocking his family onstage.
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Will Estes, Blue Bloods
Most season finales involve cliff-hangers and a long, grueling summer of guessing games for fans, but Will Estes assures us that won't be the case for Blue Bloods.
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"I heard about a show one time — I think it was a soap — where they were having a nightmare of a time renegotiating everyone's contracts," Estes, who plays Jamie Reagan, tells TVGuide.com. "So the writers and producers came up with the cliff-hanger of a crazed gunman bursting into the hall and ...
A funny thing happened when Jeff Probst was compiling his TV watchlist.
"In writing my list, I realized there's a theme to all of my favorite television shows: The main character is morally flawed and often a criminal," Probst tells TVGuide.com. "Yeah, baby."
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Marlee Matlin owes the IRS $50,000 in back taxes from 2009, she tells People.
"I'm paying it back. I'm not shying away from it and I'm certainly ...