Chaos Is (Pretty Much) Canceled

... CBS has yanked spy dramedy Chaos from its lineup just three episodes into the season. The show was getting killed in the ratings, drawing a 1.0 in the adult demo last week. And that's on CBS. Ouch. The remaining 10 episodes will be burned off later this summer. Its Friday slot will be filled by a repeat of CSI:NY this week, Royal Wedding coverage the next week, and— [CBS via press release]

... Flashpoint returns to TV on Friday, May 6, filling the void left by Chaos. All 13 episodes will air uninterrupted. One per week, I mean. [CBS via press release]

... Remember that show Running Wilde? The one with Will Arnett and David Cross and all our hopes and dreams? Yeah, it got canceled. But the four remaining unaired episodes of the comedy will air on FX beginning April 28 at 10pm. [Deadline Hollywood]

... A sad farewell to actress Elisabeth Sladen, who has passed away at the age of 63. Sladen played Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who from 1973 to 1976, and also in the spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. Sladen had been battling cancer. [BBC]

... Marisa Tomei is in talks to join HBO's More as the Story Develops, the new drama from Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin about a 24-hour cable news network. She's up for the role of the fictional news channel's executive producer, and would boss around a cable news anchor played by Jeff Daniels. [NY Post]

... Demi Lovato is not returning to her Disney Channel hit Sonny with a Chance. Instead, she'll focus on her music career and continue to recover from a host of personal issues, which include an admitted eating disorder and "cutting" problem. Yes, the pop music industry is the perfect place for an emotionally unstable tween with self-esteem issues. [People]

... NBC's Monday nights are getting crushed by the competition. This week, Chuck tied its series low with a 1.3 rating, The Event rang up a 1.1, and the revamped Law & Order: Los Angeles notched a 1.1. Canceled, canceled, and canceled! [Deadline Hollywood]

... FX's upcoming Wilfred has added Mary Steenburgen to its cast. She'll play the mother of Elijah Wood's character (a man who sees his neighbor's dog as a man in a giant dog costume). [EW]

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