Fox Renews Family Guy and The Cleveland Show

... Fox has renewed two of the programs in its Seth (MacFarlane) Sundays line-up: Family Guy and The Cleveland Show. Not surprisingly, Family Guy will return next year for its tenth season. The Cleveland Show, which had already been renewed for 2011-2012, gets an extension through 2013 for its fourth season. No new word on American Dad, but don't worry, that one's already safe through next season. [Fox, via press release]

... Gossip Girl is paring down its cast. The show ousted two cast members today: Taylor Momsen (Jenny) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa) have been demoted from regulars to unemployed. This is not surprising; Momsen has been focusing on a music career and breaking her dad's heart, and Szohr's character has run her course. Kaylee DeFer (Charlie) has been promoted to regular for next season. [TV Line]

... Actor Lance Reddick, who's best known for super serious roles Philip Broyles from Fringe and Cedric Daniels from The Wire, will be making an unexpected guest appearance on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. No word on the role he'll play, but I hope it involves sniffing glue with Charlie. [Digital Spy]

... HBO's Game of Thrones continues to build an audience, albeit slowly. This Sunday's episode (which was all kinds of awesome!) drew 2.5 million viewers for its first airing, up from 2.4 million. That may not seem like much, but it's currently on pace to outdo the current HBO megahit True Blood, which had fewer viewers at this point in its life. Also, episodes five and six are when she show really gets going. [THR]

... CBS has announced the return dates for a few of its summer shows. Big Brother will premiere on July 7 and air three nights a week, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. New reality program Same Name, where celebs swap places with regular people who share their same name (get it???), debuts July 24. [CBS, via press release]

... WE tv has renewed Braxton Family Values, which is great news... for Toni Braxton. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Sexy guest-stars continue to sign on for the final episodes of this season of The Office: NBC has booked rich-guy Warren Buffet to join Ray Romano, Jim Carrey, and others in interviewing for the job vacancy created by Michael Scott's departure. I hope they make a shirtless calendar of all these hunks! [Variety]


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They Don't Renew American Dad But They Renew The Cleveland Show and Family Guy! WTF FOX! American Dad Is Better Then The Cleveland Show and Family Guy!!!
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cancelled human target and renew cartoons WHY.?
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Always happy to see Seth's shows getting more seasons, and GREAT news for Game of Thrones, I hope that show will be around for A LONG time.
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How about they start airing new episodes of family guy with all characters in (Especially Meg, she's my favorite and she's cute). And enough of the relationship episodes, they're really boring.
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What about Lance Reddick's first role on the show that gave most of the great character actors on television their first big break? Undercover cop to drug addicted criminal "John Basil/Desmond Mobay" on "Oz".
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That's great news about Game of Thrones and Family Guy.
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Ah, I was about to get really mad at them leaving out American Dad, good to know that's only because it's already renewed through next season. While Family Guy is still generally tops, American Dad is at least a good semi-consistent contender, unlike the Cleaveland show which is just absolute crap, I would be very angry if out of any of those they stopped a show other than the Cleavelend show first.
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I think CBS is reaching with "Same Name." I mean it might be entertaining, for the first episode or two, but I think it will get old quickly. On a happier note, yay for Family Guy. I knew FOX wouldn't cancel it (again...).
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@Miz_tasha....it's always been three days a week

A day for the HOH competition(and scheming) and Nominations

A day for Eviction

A Day for power of veto
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There is a little mistake in this article. Family Guy along with The Cleveland show was picked up through 2013. Family Guy in fact will have 2 more seasons starting Sept for 11 total. Source Freakinsweetnews.com
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Fox sucks... I liked most of the shows they just cancelled! I HATE Singing and dancing show, be they reality or scripted....
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Yay for Big Bro, my guilty pleasure! But three episodes a week is way too much. And Toni Braxton has a reality show?...um..why...and what the h is WE tv...
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No mention of the latest FOX slaughter? Only thing I'm really sad about is the cancellation of Breaking In, which could have become Chuck 2.0.
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Where does it say Lie To me had been cancelled in this article? I don't see it.
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WHAT!?!?!?! Fox canceled Lie to Me and Human Target?!?!?!?!?!? I didn't know!!!!! :'(
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Love Family Guy and American Dad but Cleveland Show is awful.
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@Geek_Queen Never heard Human Target got cancelled! Damn!
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I'm ticked off with FOX for canceling "Breaking In" and "Human Target". :(
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great news on the family guy
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Oh, and also they cancelled Breaking In, Chicago Code and Traffic Light, whatever the hell that last one is. But I agree with all of these cancellations - Breaking In didn't click, especially with only 30 minutes of runtime, Chicago Code was just like any other cop show, Lie to Me ran its course (seriously, the last season was terrible) and Human Target should have been cancelled after the first season.
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Lie to Me and Human Target got canned. No tears shed from me.
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oh and FOX apparently canceled also Lie to Me :-( :-( :-(
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ugh. i hate all the Fox Sunday shows. and i'm glad Taylor Momsen left, Jenny was the singular most annoying character on any TV show in history. Vanessa had her annoying moments but she wasn't that bad. I also don't like Charlie, so whatever. i hope none of the people rumored to join The Office do, i don't like any of them lol. i'm excited to see how ever many more episodeds of Game Of Thrones there are. great show.
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great for mcfarlane and the game of thrones
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Does anyone really watch The Cleveland Show? I'm curious.
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Just came down the wire courtesy of EW.com, Human Target is cancelled!. ='( a moment of silence
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ugh who broke the site again? as for sundays ugh american dad is the only decent one of his shows left.
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Seth MacFarlane is a very funny man, but I do think spreading his humour across 3 shows is working. He needs to put his eggs all back in 1 basket and I believe that should be Family Guy as it has been the most successful.
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Yay no more Taylor or Jessica on Gossip girl! :)
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The only MacFarlane show that matters is American Dad.
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Seth needs to stop now. His shows have tanked especially The Cleveland Show. Who at FOX is still giving this show the green light?
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Yay Game of Thrones! I can't believe we're this far in already. I don't want the season to end.
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Neither is family guy
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The Cleveland show is just not funny!
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