News Briefs: A&E Cancels Breakout Kings

RENEWALS, CANCELLATIONS, AND NOT-DEAD-YET NEWS

... A&E; has canceled its original drama Breakout Kings just a few weeks after the show's Season 2 finale. Showrunner and co-creator Matt Olmstead recently agreed to head things up on NBC's firefighter drama Chicago Fire, so I guess we should have seen this coming. Why didn't any of you warn me? [Deadline Hollywood]

... Just keep the pants! MTV has axed hipster comedy I Just Want My Pants Back after one season. The show was about 20-something kids having fun and sex in New York City. This show would have made it if it was about hipster vampires. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Oxygen has renewed Best Ink for a second season. But it still hasn't answered the following question: "Why the fudge does Oxygen have a tattoo competition show?" Maybe that cliffhanger will be answered in Season 2! [THR]

... After five seasons and countless restraining orders against pervy old guys, iCarly will come to an end on Nickelodeon. The show will go out with a special that's going to air in November. The show will be replaced by iCarly S, which will be a massive disappointment to those who've been waiting for iCarly 2. Technology humor is always great when it's like six months late! [TV Guide]

... One pilot I was bummed didn't get picked up for the 2012-2013 season was The CW's The Selection. But fear not, fans of shows looking to capitalize on The Hunger Games: The project is being tweaked and redeveloped for a shot at midseason! The young-adult drama stars Aimee Teagarden (Friday Night Lights) as a girl who wins a lottery to compete for the prince's hand in a war-ravaged nation 300 years in the future. Also still in the mix is Eric Kripke's adaptation of the comic Deadman. [The Wrap]


BUSINESS TIME

... A regular episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live beat The Tonight Show With Jay Leno for the first time ever. Suck it, Leno. [TV By the Numbers]

... USA announced a few new projects at its Upfront presentation today. The cable channel has ordered pilots for comedies Paging Dr. Freed, about a pair of gynecologist brothers, and Sirens, about EMTs in Chicago. It's also ordered a pilot for Bride or Best Man, a reality show that has a groom and his best man plan the groom's entire wedding. Yes, that's an actual show. [Deadline Hollywood]

... USA will also expand WWE Monday Night Raw, a scripted tale of athletics and homoeroticism, to three hours because people love this stuff for some reason. I'll stick to providing commentary on my cat's wrestling matches. [Deadline Hollywood]


CASTING NEWS

... Tyra Banks has descended from the clouds to make some decisions regarding America's Next Top Model. She's hired reality star Kelly Cutrone, model Rob Evans, and stylist Johnny Wujek to join the reality show next season. Who times three? [TooFab]

... Nikita's Noah Bean has been promoted to series regular. Congratulations, Noah! Glad to have you on board to continue playing [looks up his character] CIA agent Ryan Fletcher! You're the best. [TV Line]

... There've been a lot of questions concerning which actors will be leaving Glee after this season, what with graduation, diva demands, and 15 minutes of fame running out. Well creator Ryan Murphy has spoken up about the subject and said that no one is leaving! Hooray! I'm sure we can all trust what Murphy says because he never changes his mind or sticks his foot in his mouth. [Vulture]

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PLEASE RENEW BREAKOUT KINGS. IT IS SO GOOD :(
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"I Just Want My Pants Back" was a terrible show. So, I'm glad it was cancelled. I'm sad to see "iCarly" coming to an end, though.
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Please help me tell A&E they made a mistake taking Breakout Kings off the air!

Go here for details on how to help --> http://wp.me/pTY4f-tZ and please help me spread the word!

As fans, we need to be heard and let it be known that it's simply not okay to pull shows before the writers have a chance to finish their story.
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I can not believe they canceled Breakout Kings. I thought it was safe. First Awake and now this. Unacceptable.
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What?! Augh!!! I loved Break Out Kings! Wasn't it also doing pretty well in the ratings? Not cool, A&E. :(
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I hope none of the actors are leaving Glee! If Ryan Murphy changes his mind I am gonna fly over there and personally kick him in the nuts!
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NOT BREAKOUT KINGS!!! craaaaaaaap
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Glad to hear The Selection is being considered. Initially thought the CW was insane for not capitalizing off the Hunger Games phenomenon. Maybe they aren't as dense as they've been coming across...then again...maybe they are.



Soooo how does Ryan Murphy pull off kids graduating and it still being about high school show choir?
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This year's cancellations are hitting me hard...some of these decisions are unfathomable! Breakout Kings? Really? To say that I'm livid about that would be an understatement. I didn't even see that one coming. It wasn't even on my list of concerns because it's freaking Breakout Kings!Who'd send Jimmi Simpson's Lloyd Lowery shuffling and mumbling off into the abyss? That was the only reason I even tuned into A&E. They have a whole show dedicated to freaking parking but they axe BOK? What a travesty.
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I really liked Breakout Kings. There goes another one.......
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No, not Breakout Kings. Say it ain't so. A&E, that was the only reason I tuned into your channel.
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Breakout Kings (like its big brother Prison Break ) is the BEST!!

Stay tuned for another f--king reality show.
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No one is leaving? So everyone got held back a grade?



Or is everybody just staying at school even though they graduated, because they love Glee Club so much?



The sad thing is that both these things are believable possibilities for this show.



Also, Mr. Schue will date Rachel at some point. Mark my words, they will go there.
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I think I will stop looking at series..every time I find 1 I like it cancels :(

Breakout Kings is my favo series..dammit
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Noooo - I really LIKED Breakout Kings. :(
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Poor Leno, first he gets trashed by Conan and Dave, now he gets beat by the Jimmy Kimmel Lame Comedy Hour.



Huh, USA's upfront sounds really bad for once.



Oh Tyra, you really have taken it to the limit of anybody caring.
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This is why every season finale should not have a cliff hanger. Hope they'd at least tape a five minute scene where they wrap up the series and put it on their website.
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FU A&E. I loved Breakout Kings...
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WTF!? Another good show cancelled while stupid, lame reality shows live on...

A&E cancels Breakout Kings but leaves Dog the Bounty Hunter, Hoarders, & Parking Wars...

I'm so freaking sick of good shows getting cancelled over these stupid endless reality shows!
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I concur.
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Totally agree with you
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Dang it! I cant believe Breakout Kings was cancelled.
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Enjoyed the show. Not the same without Charlie though. A&E wanted to save money.
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Breakout Kings was AMAZING!!!! How could they leave it like that!! Damn you fools at A&E!
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Wait WHAT. They cancelled Breakout Kings?! Why the hell would they do that? D: Dammit. I did not see that one coming. That show was really growing on me! Damn you, A&E!
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Wow Breakout Kings was such a good show why would A&E do this?
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Nooo! I just got into Breakout Kings season 1 on Netflix and loved it! I was so hoping it would stick around a while.
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How could they cancel Break out kings it was soooooooo good
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awww hell no! Breakout Kings was good!..



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I know, right!!! Stupid decisions.
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Sucks about iCarly...oh well
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I don't watch Glee, but I do watch American Horror Story, and since Ryan Murphy went back against his word and is keeping the old Glee cast again next season, I wonder if he will do the same for AHS?
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Was Breakout Kings doing that badly? Oh well, another show down the drain. Hopefully we'll see more of Serinda Swan soon.
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Am I the only one when I saw the name Aimee Teagarden I thought Targaryen. Does she have dragons?
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really liked Breakout Kings, it was funny and interesting and the actors were pretty good. It was among the few shows i watched... I didn't see this coming.
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Im so bummed about Breakout Kings!! cool shows always get canceled too early.... RIP Breakout Kings :(
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Breakout Kings.... How? Why? TV why do you hate me!?
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I liked Breakout Kings, but the premise of a suspended officer that just got his badge back heading up a group of convicts to hunt other convicts all by himself and letting his team members wander off alone during an investigation without backup supervision was basically stupid. Laz Alonso made it have more sense and he should have stayed or been replaced or had another Marshall come in under Weston.

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I completely agree! I was soo excited for season 2 but after they killed off Charlie I couldn't watch the show anymore. I loved the group dynamic and the comedy that came from it! So this concellation comes as no surprise to me.
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grats to noah bean fletcher's awesome (thanks for saving me the trouble of looking him up.) your cat wrestling matches sound awesome, unlike any of USA's upcoming lineup. can't they just give us more psych or something!?



a&e are the same assholes who canceled rubicon and kept the walking dead right? screw them. you'll be missed breakout kings.
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It was AMC that did the Rubicon/Walking Dead thing.
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Ha, suck it Leno!
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Catch up, Tim. Kelly Cutrone is a "LEGENDARY FASHION PR MAVEN!" who's been a judge on ANTM all season.
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So, A&E is run by a bunch of DUMB*SSES too. Breakout Kings was one of my favorite shows. I hate it when networks leave a show with no closure. A&E sux, A&E sux.
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Breakout Kings wasn't any Game of Thrones but it was still a fun watch. Such a shame.
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Also I hope Jimmi Simpson appears in another show asap
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I know!
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wish he hadn't been killed off on psych.
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I cannot believe that they cancelled Breakout Kings, It quicky became one of my faves and it had a fantastic Season 2 Finale, oh well at least I got 2 seasons, I should be happy it wasn't cancelled after just a handful of episodes like a lot of good shows these days.
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I admire you for putting a positive spin on it. I haven't reached the point where I can do that myself! LOL
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They cancelled Breakout Kings? is A&E taking tips from Fox? bunch of idiots..
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Seriously you can't leave Breakout Kings like that! What the hell happened with my favourite prisoners! I want to know what happens !!!!
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I loved Breakout Kings - this sucks big time.
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Jimmi Simpson. That is all.
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I hope Deadman gets picked up!!



Isn't Sirens an English show about EMTs too? I'm almost positive it is because I remember watching episode clips on YouTube because the guy who plays Robb Stark on the Game of Thrones played a gay EMT on that show. :3 So USA is making an American version?
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Thanks for bringing up the English version of Sirens. I remember reading that Denis Leary wanted rights to do an American version, and thinking it might not be so bad if he's involved. I'm going to keep an eye out for this one...
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No prob. I wonder though, if USA picks up the series will it last?. If I remember correctly the English one didn't do too well.
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No if it was like fox, you probably would not have even gotten the second season.
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Good point!
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So is A&E like the new Fox now?
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no way that sucks, i liked Breakout Kings
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NOOOO USA don't do a reality show.
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