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A CSI Star Is Hanging Up the Ol' Windbreaker

... Actress Melina Kanakaredes is calling it quits from CSI: New York. Kanakaredes, who plays Detective Stella Bonasera and has been on the show since its onset, is leaving to spend more time with her family. Well, that's the fairytale-ending story, anyway. Others say the new contract she was offered wasn't up to snuff. [EW]

... Well I'll be a monkey's uncle. ABC has renewed freshman drama Rookie Blue for a second season, making it that rare exception to the rule that states summer programming is where shows go to die. The question is whether this show was worthy of a second season or summer programming really is THAT bad. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Following her successful stint on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, ESPN analyst and hottie Erin Andrews could do anything she wanted to. And for the most part, she's going to be doing the same thing she was doing before. Andrews will be an integral part of ESPN's College GameDay and add the title of part-time host to her resume. She'll also provide segments for ABC's Good Morning America, where she can be drooled over by people who aren't University of Tennessee undergrads. [USA Today]

... Tila Tequila has either been kicked off or withdrawn from Celebrity Rehab. It's kind of hard to tell from this article's choice of words. That's all. [Radar Online]

... Andrew Royo, who played the lovable crackhead Bubbles on The Wire, will be guest-starring in the season premiere of Fringe. Royo will play a cab driver who has a run-in with Olivia. [EW]

... Are you 13 years old? Are you also a girl? Then have I got news for you! Joe Jonas is guest starring on Hot in Cleveland! Hopefully he'll hook up with the ultimate cougar, Betty White. [EW]

... We're all really glad Futurama is back, but apparently we aren't all watching it. The show has seen its numbers drop from 2.9 million viewers for the premiere to 2 million for Episode 4. I'm no mathmaticistician, but that's not a very good sign. [The Live Feed]


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Second season of Rookie Blue - I should give the show a try...
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O come on, I like Rookie Blue! It isn't a showstopper (yet), but I've quite concentratedly watched each episode of it, where I usually just do other stuff in the meantime. So this is good news. Give it a try ;)
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im glad rookie blue got a second season. its quite good, it does have the occasional scene that makes u roll your eyes, but still good.
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Didn't really like Stella on CSI: NY so I won't be sad to see her go.
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Wow, I can't believe not following someone on twitter has actually become an insult. I like Tim's style if you just want the news then only read the blue parts, you don't have to read the entrie thing. I like that there's an opinion in these things. It's better than just posting the links without anything else added.
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No, sunandjin92, you don't speak for the rest of us. Keep doing what you do, Tim.
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wow cbs has lost csi star liz vassey, melina, and criminal minds star a.j cook. what is going on.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but 2 million for Comedy Central counts as a good showing, doesn't it?
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"Shut up baby! You know you love it!" If people are not watching Futurama they are missing out. Even though, the episodes of the new season have had more of a getting-to-know-you...again feel to them, the show is still entertaining.
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Something is happening on CBS.
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I love Futurama, but it just isn't the same. And dong a lot of jokes about today's trends really isn't helping.
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I'm going miss Melina... Her character on the series was one of the best ever. As for Futurama, we need to have faith that things will be better in the near future... Besides, you guys are forgetting the fact that the series needs to pick up the pace, and it's going to take them a while to do that.
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What's going on at CBS. CSI's Liz Vassey, Criminal Minds' A.J. Cook now CSI NY's Melina Kankaredes? Hmmmmm.

Rookie Blue has no competition when it comes to network TV. CBS and NBC both choose to run repeats and FOX's SYTYCD doesn't compete for the scripted series fan. How many series would survive with competition like this? Yeah, USA has Burn Notice but you can catch a repeat a couple of hours later on that. All that being said I do like Rookie Blue but in the regular season I doubt if it would survive.

As far as Futurama goes it seems to be suffering from the "band wagon syndrome" where it's really cool to throw in with the idea of something (demanding the return of the show) rather than the event (actually watching).
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I love Futurama, always been always will be her loyal fan. Have all the DVDs at home:)

Oh, and Tim. I wont follow you on twitter!
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I wonder when they are going to start counting internet viewing and DVR numbers. Most people do not fast-foward through the adverts even when they have taped something.
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not surprised considering the 1st ep was alot better than the last 3. its also not helping them use todays trends for it. the reason people liked the show was because it didn't take a headline and use it for the plot of an episode like family guy, the simpsons, or south park do. ep 2 wasn't very good 3 and 4 were just meh with a few good jokes laced here and there.
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i thought they also took into account tivo and dwnlds, but clearly they dont..hello, heroes, anyone? people can put the show down all they want, but it was a really highly rated tivo/dvr program, as well as online..
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Now days they take into account Tivo and downloads as well. So I am guessing Futurama is safe.
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Never been a Stella fan at all, so I certainly won't miss her.
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That really sucks about Melina/Stella leaving CSI:NY. I will really miss her.



Hey I'd watch Futurama but I don't have cable.
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Well, if nothing else, Rookie Blue will get the chance to grow that many other fledgling series don't get. Question is: will they use the chance wisely??
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I'm gonna miss Melina on CSI NY! She was a strong likable female character, and that's just hard to come by these days... If they're replacing her, i hope they get someone as good.
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Futurama is down because the quality is not what it used to be...simple.

We all had high expectations for Futurama, and they deliver a pile of animated crap. I really hope Futurama gets better, but if not, I think the ratings will drop even more.
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Stella was never my favourite character so I won't miss her terribly. I wonder if they are going bring on another female character now?
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With Futurama's devoted fan base and DVD sales going strong, viewership is not a HUGE concern. Every time I go to iTunes, Futurama episodes are consistently in the Top 10. A drop from the season premiere is common, so this should not come as a surprise. We do have to remember Comedy Central has much lower standards for renewal than FOX does.
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