HBO Forgoes More In Treatment

... Apparently HBO thinks it's mentally stable enough to stop visiting the shrink's couch, because it has canceled the critically lauded program In Treatment. However, there are discussions to continue some of the characters' storylines in a new format. Possibly a normal drama? [LA Times]

... Funnyman Will Arnett didn't last long on Fox's Running Wilde, and he didn't last long in the unemployment line. But he will pretend he's in the unemployment line. Let me explain. Arnett has joined the cast of NBC's untitled comedy pilot starring Christina Applegate. The sitcom is a look at unusual parenting through the eyes of a working mom (Applegate), her opinionated parents, and her unemployed stay-at-home husband (Arnett). This obviously means Arnett won't be the new boss in The Office, btw. [Deadline Hollywood]

... When it comes to awards, the Emmys and Golden Globes can't hold a candle to The Peabodys, the most distinguished of the trophy hand-outers. This year, the Peabodys honored FX's Justified, HBO's miniseries The Pacific, TNT's Men of a Certain Age, ESPN's 30 for 30 series, HBO's Temple Grandin, and CBS' The Good Wife. I love all those shows, does that mean I'm distinguished, too? The trail of Cheetos dust down my shirt says, "No." [LA Times]

... NBC's Playboy drew attention because naked ladies draw attention. But the drama is on NBC, so how dirty can it be? Turns out the producers have included a nudity clause in actors' contracts, meaning the series can show a lot more in its DVD release, should it choose to. Amber Heard is in this, so I think it's a good idea. [Variety]

... MTV is continuing its push into original programming that rips off other things, greenlighting an American version of the UK comedy The Inbetweeners. Also set into production was the reality dating show FriendZone, sex advice show Savage U, and game shows The Substitute and Money From Strangers. [EW]

... Cinemax has gone ahead and ordered its adaptation of The Transporter to series. The action show will follow a pro transporter as he moves things among a seedy underworld. [Deadline Hollywood]


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Peabodies????The Pacific-its not even remotely current. Was good but a few decades ago!!! Men of a certian age???Just a whining Romano show if it wasn't for Scott Bakula!
He deserves to be on a good show of his own again!!!
Do they hand them out ever 3 years or what???

Given all that, now a Transporter series is very interesting! Get a great lead, puleeeze!!!!
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I don't like Will Arnett, so i'm glad he won't be on The Office.. but also makes me less interested in the Christina Applegate show now..and i still don't see why everybody still asumes Will Ferrell has to be the new permanent boss for The Office. he's alriht and all but i don't like him enough to see him every week. and basically MTV has crap, crap, crap, crap and more crap new shows. stop ruining British shows
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I guess that just leaves Will Ferrell for The Office... Oh well, 7 seasons is a good run.
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In Treatment 3 still good but not quite on the same level, plus the end did feel like a series finale so thats OK with me even though I'm a big fan of the idea and Gabriel Byrne. teambff sums the Inbetweeners story up perfectly just show our programmes in America stop remaking them, we love American shows and watch the originals rather than getting dodgy British remakes.
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The Transporter tv series sounds cool; and it could possibly work well. But I'm not sure about Cinemax -- don't they only show movies and "after dark" erotica?
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Doesn't MTV learn its lessons? They miscast "Skins" so horridly it failed and there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that they are going to be able to cast "The Inbetweeners".
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Aaaaw, I wanted Will Arnett to be the new boss on The Office! That sucks..
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transporter series could be ok, but that is the only newsworthy thing mentioned above
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God, please don't remake The Inbetweeners.
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ok it's past the line of absurdity on america "stealing" from the uk.. is there a uk show that america hasn't "remade" yet? i mean yikes... i am a huge fan of the uk and their series and i'm american and it continues to baffle me why america just won't air the shows like every other places does! the uk airs our (american) series over there and they don't remake every show as does canada, etc but we somehow feel we gotta redo every single show.. it's just ridiculous at this point. i'm ready to move to the uk where it's not bizarro world like over here in america. stop remaking the uk shows! show them in their original form from the uk or come up with your own ideas ffs.
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