Human Target and Lie to Me Survive

... Yeah yeah, you clicked find out more about Kendra's sex tape. But first: Someway, somehow, Fox has managed to renew both Human Target and Lie to Me, two shows that were supposedly competing for one spot on the schedule. Both shows are expected to get a 13-episode season, which will make it easier for Fox to cancel them next season when Seth MacFarlane poops out another idea for a TV show. Also! If you're interested, I'm keeping track of all the network shows that have been renewed or canceled here. [Deadline Hollywood]

... The roller coaster that is Heroes' chance at renewal is on a downswing again, as NBC is said to be so in love with its new slate of shows that Heroes is no longer looking like a candidate. It's been rumored that the show will get a 13-episode final season to wrap things up, but now the superhero drama could be given a charitable wrap-up with a two-hour made-for-TV movie. Ouch. [Vulture]

... FX is making a domestic version of Australian comedy Wilfred, which I've never seen but looks awesome. It's about a man, his girlfriend, and her dog—who happens to be a man in a giant furry dog suit. And he talks. And drinks. And smoke pot. There's no way FX could possibly ruin this, and because I just said that, I bet FX will ruin it. [Variety]

... IFC has canceled Z Rock, whatever that is. [Knoxville.com]

... Elton John was offered $33 million to take over for Simon Cowell on American Idol, but Sir Elton turned down the offer because what the heck does Elton need more money for? The guy spends more cash on kooky sunglasses than England spends on its entire dental industry. In other news, American Idol stands no chance of staying relevant once Simon leaves. [Access Hollywood]

... This year's Emmy nominations presenters will be Community's Joel McHale and Modern Family's Sofia Vergara. Usually, the choice of presenters portends the nominations themselves, as both presenters typically earn nominations and act all shocked about it. But I don't see these two getting nominated... do you? [Deadline Hollywood]

... And in developing sex tape news, former Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson apparently has a sex tape (old news) from when she was 18 that possibly stars more than one partner. So why am I telling you this? Because now there are screencaps! [Technically SFW-ish WWTDD]


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Aug 01, 2010
Lie to Me is great. I never miss an episode.
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May 17, 2010
I am with Maybourne & Aylads. Lie to Me is a decent show. Can't comment about Human Target though. Haven't seen it. Hopefully Fox will keep Lie To Me. Enough with the cartoons already.
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May 16, 2010
No surprise here. Two moron shows renewed by the moron network. They already cater to the young morons with Glee and Amercian Idol, they need to keep up with the older part of the demographic.
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May 16, 2010
Human Target is the most boring piece of poop show I have ever seen. Fox keeps that but cancels Firefly and other great shows like Futurama. Wow Fox you are morons.
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May 15, 2010
I'm very happy to see Lie to me renew, it's one of the best show.
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May 15, 2010
I love both Human Target and Lie To Me and am thrilled to hear they are renewed! They are different than the montage of cop shows and hospital shows that have similar or same formats, so it makes for something refreshing!
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May 14, 2010
I"m glad to read Human Target is getting renewed but I'm not surprised. It did well enough in the ratings. And the 13 episode order means they can run one series in the fall then run the other in the spring, so they aren't exactly competing for the same slot.

Heroes is already finished. The season finale served well as a series finale. Anything more would start to look like Weekend at Bernie's.
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May 14, 2010
Good for you Elton! He has too much talent for that stupid excuse of a show
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May 14, 2010
So does that mean it\s the last season for both shows... I don't want them to cancel "Lie to Me" :-(
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May 14, 2010
The y and u are next to each other, so it's obviously a typo. But another yay for "Hyman" Target. :D
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May 14, 2010
Lie to me is great!
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May 14, 2010
HA! Hyman Target?
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May 14, 2010
yay!!!! good! I love lie to me!
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May 14, 2010
At least Heroes will be given an ending to wrap things up. There is some comfort in that.
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May 14, 2010
Glad that Hyman Target made it.
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May 14, 2010
Hahaha ur soo funny!... thx for the info.. i want that sex tape.. hehehehe
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May 14, 2010
Human Target! Glad to hear the news. Looking forward to watching this series pick up steam...
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May 13, 2010
Youre funny:)
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May 13, 2010
YES!!! BEST NEWS FOX could give!!! Both Lie to Me and Human Target beeing renewed is Fantastic!!!! Can't wait for the return of Lie to Me this Summer!!!
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May 13, 2010
I have a feeling that Wilfred will suck. The American version of Kath and Kim sucked so it's likely that this version of another Australian comedy will be the same.
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May 13, 2010
I believe Joel will get nominated. I love Sofia and her role of Gloria on Modern Family, but I don't see it happening for her. I do hope I'm wrong though.
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May 13, 2010
Joel and Sophia deserve nods. Supporting actress and Lead actor in a comedy.
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