News Briefs: MTV Cancels The Inbetweeners

By Tim Surette

Nov 29, 2012

BUSINESS TIME

... As expected, MTV will not be asking for a second round of its scripted comedy The Inbetweeners. The show was a remake of the British series of the same name, but suffered from crummy ratings and never really stood a chance. [Deadline Hollywood]

... ABC has asked for more episodes of Malibu Country and Last Man Standing, its Friday pairing of torture comedy. Both shows will add five episodes to their 13-episode orders, and because they both started later than most, the orders will fill out their seasons. [ABC via press release]

... Fox has rescheduled Touch again. Instead of returning February 1, the show will push back to February 8 and air back-to-back episodes. The show was originally slotted to return this fall, but was bumped to early February. [Fox via press release]

... Syfy has ordered three more reality programs, crushing our hopes that its reality experiment wouldn't work. Darnit! Ghost Mine (January 16) follows a group of miners who team up with paranormal investigators to get scared by things that aren't ghosts. Stranded (February 27) takes amateur paranormal investigators and puts them is seriously haunted houses (except they probably aren't actually haunted). Notorious Hauntings takes a closer look at some of history's most famous paranormal legends like Dracula. [Syfy via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... Former House star Lisa Edelstein will guest-star on Showtime's House of Lies as a political consultant who has a run-in with Marty. What kind of run-in? Violent? Sexy? Both? Probably both. [Showtime via press release]

... After stuffing his sneakers in his mouth with his feet still in them by calling his show "filth," Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones will reportedly leave the series after this season, putting the entire show's future in jeopardy until it finds another anyone to replace him. [TMZ]

... Southland went shopping at the Former Teen Idol Shoppe and has booked One Tree Hill's Chad Michael Murray for a few episodes. He'll play Dave Mendoza (Mendoza? Really?), a loose-cannon cop who probably likes to throw his badge across the room just to show how loose he can be. [TV Line]

... MTV's Teen Wolf has added Charlie and Max Carver to its cast. The hunky twins were recently seen on Desperate Housewives as the Scavo Twins. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Smallville and V alum Laura Vandervoort (meow!) will guest-star on CSI: NY as a pretty lady. To be more specific, she'll play a woman fresh out of prison who's looking to get revenge on her no-good boyfriend. [TV Line]

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  • glee21217 Dec 10, 2012

    I liked the Inbetweeners. It was like a male version of Awkward. I also liked Skins and I Just Want My Pants Back and RJ Berger. It seems like MTV cancels all of their scripted shows but keeps garbage like the Jersey Shore on for years.

  • Savvytvfan91 Dec 02, 2012

    I wonder who Charlie and Max Carver will be on Teen Wolf? Just more hunks, can't go wrong.

  • adamonfire Nov 30, 2012

    The Inbetweeners was actually pretty damn funny, I'll be looking into the British version soon. Best show on MTV since Warren the Ape. That Two.5 kid was a complete turd, I hope his fall from grace is short and sweet.

  • rye06p Nov 29, 2012

    Hopefully MTV will leave British shows alone now after the disastrous Skins and Inbetweeners adaptions. Come on, it can't be that hard to create shows about youth in America?

  • spklvr12 Nov 29, 2012

    I don't get the hatred for Last Man Standing, and I consider myself somewhat of a comedy snob. Not the best on TV, sure, but as far as "nothing-else-on" shows go, this is one of the best.

  • heatherheadache Nov 29, 2012

    Oh nooo, I really don't know why - but I liked the US Version of the Inbetweeners!! The characters/actors were really likeable and different to their original versions, even if they acted out the same script and scenes.

  • qbe_64 Nov 29, 2012

    Hey! stop it with the Last Man Standing put downs. Tim Allen is a natural treasure.
    Did you see the last episode? That was like South Park levels of racial humour. Good for Last Man Standing.

  • JT_Kirk Nov 29, 2012

    Angus Jones really wasn't on 2.5 Men anymore except as a semi-regular cameo, and his character wasn't necessary to the overall plot anymore as he was no longer a hook into staying in the house. That said, trying to force the show to fit the title won't work either.

  • miasma Nov 29, 2012

    Only a week further back for Touch !, why hurry Fox?, still time to bring back Lone Star, I just watched the first two (and only) episodes shown. It was really good, how could it possibly be cancelled so soon?
    C'mon Tim get Fox to at least show the rest of the episode that were in the can.

  • EsmeBuffay Nov 29, 2012

    I figure the inbetweeners wouldn't last but I have to admit I enjoyed it. I watched the original series and didn't actually like or enjoy any of the characters, they were all kind of mean spirited and I couldn't get into it. And while the remake have weak starting episodes around the middle of the season it really hit it's stride and was enjoyable.

  • brag0031 Nov 29, 2012

    I like the UK Inbetweeners better, but I agree the MTV version was getting better. In the beginning, they were doing mostly straigtforward remakes of episodes from the original. In the middle of the season they started adding some original ideas.

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