ABC Cancels The Whole Truth

... 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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Nov 02, 2010
I hate to say it because it sounds meaner than I mean, but Maura Tierney should not have been on TV while she still had 'cancer hair'. Anytime you saw a commercial for "The Whole Truth", all you could think was 'oh, that's right, she had cancer' instead of her character or the episode being promoted. I love her to death, but in an industry that relies heavily on its employees' attractiveness, she came back too soon and I don't think it helped the show.
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Nov 01, 2010
I couldn't even sit through The Whole Truths pilot it was so bad. Rob Morrow was so over the top it was stupid. Bad writing, every thing bad, bad, bad. And what's the deal with women with men hair cuts?
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Oct 30, 2010
Well, at least Sheen isnt' playing a role model or anyrhing. He plays a drunk womanizer and he is a drunk womanizer. At least he's consistent. Everytime his carreer hits a high point, he smacks it down with some antics. He keeps himself humble.
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Oct 28, 2010
I like 'The Whole Truth'. I like the fact that you don't know if somebody actually is guilty until the last minute. I really have had it with all the cancellations!
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Oct 28, 2010
why is abc cancelling a lot of its new show. is the not network serious. i hope they dont cancell v
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Oct 27, 2010
Haha good 'ol Charlie still a degenerate drug taking idiot I see, and Two and a Half Men is sstill as good as ever so it doesn't affect his work!!!!

I'm right there with you on Melissa Rauch, she is very nice....
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Oct 27, 2010
That sucks! I really liked The Whole Truth!!
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Oct 27, 2010
I liked The Whole Truth. A lot.
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Oct 27, 2010
You should have said TURN RIGHT....not all NASCAR enthusiasts are rightwing Tea Partiers, but all rightwing Tea Partiers are NASCAR enthusiasts. Speaking of Fantasy, Kolb killed me this week by throwing a hail mary pass in the final minute of the game. Not only did that lose me points from Kolb but my oppenent just happened to have the Tennessee defense, and I lost by 4 points.
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Oct 27, 2010
Shgeen is an idiot, i just dont understand why he get so much money with Tv series where he plays himself...
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Oct 27, 2010
How Charlie Sheen manages to keep a regular job and get paid so much for it is beyond me.
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Oct 27, 2010
How Charlie Sheen can still stay on our TV screens is seriously beyond me.
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Oct 27, 2010
I like The Whole Truth...
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Oct 26, 2010
"The Whole Truth" reminds me of a more balanced version of FOX's "Justice" from years back and I figured it would suffer the same fate as "Justice", sadly. Like "Justice", "The Whole Truth" is a show with a great premise and potential but lacks the polish and maturity a serious rework could provide.
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Oct 26, 2010
Not too surprised about both The Whole Truth and Charlie Sheen.
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Oct 26, 2010
Cancelling The whole Truth sucks, I guess ABC stands for - A Bunch of C....
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Oct 26, 2010
Wow. Today's news is just a whole lotta "who cares", isn't it?
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