ABC Cancels The Whole Truth

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... It wasn't a matter of "if" but "when," and "when" turns out to be "pretty soon." ABC will not be giving first-year legal drama The Whole Truth a full season, but it will allow the ratings black hole to ride out its 13-episode order instead of outright canceling it. How nice! [LA Times]

... Charlie Sheen set a personal best by staying out of trouble for coke-fueled rampages with a few months of not appearing in the pages of tabloids. But he's back, baby! The Two and a Half Men star allegedly trashed his room in a New York hotel after misplacing his wallet and cell phone. But it wouldn't be a Charlie Sheen rampage if that was the whole story. Sheen was found "drugged up" and naked by security and allegedly copped to doing cocaine before his freakout. And of course, a hooker was in the room. It's good to have you back, Charlie. [NY Post]

... Brett Favre can still pull in the ratings, even as a gimpy old interception-throwing machine. The quarterback, at the center of a gross sexting controversy, helped NBC's Sunday Night Football draw 25.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched Sunday Night Football broadcast ever. Favre and his Vikings lost to the Packers 28-24, but Percy Harvin helped my fantasy team to a win, so everything worked out great. [NBC]

... The most adorable woman on television just got a raise. Melissa Rauch (meow!) has been promoted to series regular on The Big Bang Theory, where she plays Howard's girlfriend Bernadette. Rauch was also featured on True Blood as Hoyt's potential new lady and in the #1 slot in my Top Ten Women Under Five Feet list. [EW]

... Fox has given a greenlight for a pilot of Locke & Key, the adaptation of Joe Hill's comic. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing the thriller about a mother and her three kids who live in a spooky New England mansion. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Kara DioGuardi has a new job. Snooze. [People]

... When you're in last place, there's only one thing to do: TURN LEFT! NBC is looking towards hillbilly pastime NASCAR to boost its fortunes with a drama about the oval racing circuit. The Crew follows two very different brothers who have different goals but must work together because they're on the same racing team! Wow! [Deadline Hollywood]


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