Heroes, Knight Rider
Some of this TV season's "bubble shows" are starting to pop, while others continue to ride the fence — or even safely hop off.
Case in point: Despite sagging ratings and amid backstage upheavals, Heroes will fight another day. The Peacock's onetime pride and joy is likely to return in the fall for 18 to 20 episodes, NBC entertainment president Angela Bromstad told the Hollywood Reporter, though an actual pick-up order has yet to be placed.
One thing playing in Heroes' favor is ...
Looks like The Simpsons' new HD opening credits will be around for awhile.
Fox has ordered two more seasons of The Simpsons, which will bring the longest-running primetime show in history to a whopping 493 episodes. The show is currently in its 20th season.
The announcement ...
Jeff Probst might want to make more room in his Emmy cabinet.
CBS has ordered two more editions of Survivor, set to be broadcast during the 2009-2010 television season. The new cycles will extend broadcast TV's longest-running reality competition to its 19th and 20th editions.
Probst, who won the first reality-TV hosting Emmy ever, will continue his duties as emcee.
Chad Michael Murray, Tom Welling and Jensen Ackles
The CW has greenlit new seasons of Smallville (with Tom Welling on board), Supernatural, 90210, Gossip Girl and America's Next Top Model, the network announced on Tuesday afternoon
One Tree Hill also got picked up, though Chad Michael Murray's involvement in the seventh season is not ...
Army Wives — the most successful series in Lifetime's 25-year history and cable's No. 1-rated drama among the coveted Women 18-49 demo — has been renewed for a fourth season.
Eighteen new episodes have been ordered, to premiere in ...
Starz Entertainment has renewed Crash, its first original drama series, for a second season to air in the fall.
However, the series — which was inspired by the Oscar-winning film and is co-produced with Lionsgate — will get a "look under the hood" and reemerge with some modifications.
For starters, writer/producer Ira Steven Behr (The 4400) has been named executive producer/show runner ...
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny, Big Love
Though this season of Big Love earned little love in early ratings, HBO has ordered a fourth season of polygamist family drama.
The critical darling, which suffered a long hiatus due to the writers' strike, has rebounded from its slow ratings start, earning 1.5 million viewers on Sunday despite competition with Super Bowl XLIII. The show averages ...
Leverage has leveraged itself a second season.
The TNT drama about a band of con artists who use their skills to rip off other thieves – from crooked developers to corrupt companies – received an order for a 15-episode sophomore run, the cabler announced.
Matt Dallas, Kyle XY
Please cover your belly button with your hand and join me in a moment of silence for Kyle XY.
As one in a flurry of scheduling decisions, ABC Family has decided to cut the cord on Kyle XY after this, its recently premiered third season.
The news is better for Greek and Lincoln Heights, which were picked up for third and fourth seasons, respectively, says the Hollywood Reporter. Greek resumes its sophomore run on March 30.
To fill (and then some) the void that will be left by Kyle XY, ABC Family gave 10-episode orders to three new series ...
The Office's Steve Carell, 30 Rock's Tina Fey
Angela Bromstad, NBC's president of primetime entertainment, announced at Thursday's TCA Winter Press Tour that the Peacock has picked up new seasons of The Office, 30 Rock and The Biggest Loser.
NBC's The Office is in its fifth season and will enjoy an hour-long après-Super Bowl showcase on Feb 1, while 30 Rock currently is unspooling its third cycle.
Now in its seventh cycle, The Biggest Loser just last week weighed in with its largest audience ever (11.82 million viewers) for a season opener.
Bromstad also confirmed that ER's final run ...