News Briefs: NBC Picks Up Matthew Perry's Go On

NEW SHOW NEWS

... The first pilot to be picked up to series for the 2012-2013 TV season is... Go On. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the comedy, officially opening the floodgates for networks to start planning their schedules for next season. Go On stars Matthew Perry as a sportscaster who finds solace in a support group after he's dealt a heavy loss. Go On was on my list of 20 pilots I want to see get made, so I like to think I had something to do with this decision. [Deadline Hollywood]


THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TIM NEWS

... HBO says it will not produce any more episodes of The Life and Times of Tim, which makes this Tim particularly sad. The animated comedy about the misadventures of a slacker ran three awesome seasons. Quick! Someone send up the Netflix signal into the sky so it can be saved! [Variety]


TECHNOLOGY NEWS

... According to a study, tablets have become the second-most-popular way to watch TV, beating computers. The most popular way to watch TV is still to stare at television sets in the window displays of department stores. [The Daily]


BUSINESS TIME

... Lifetime is not moving forward with the potential series American Housewife starring Melanie Griffith. This is because the project was called American Housewife and starred Melanie Griffith. [Deadline Hollywood]


CASTING NEWS

... The CW's America's Next Top Model has made some big personnel changes. Tyra Banks has fired a trio of regulars: J. Alexander, Jay Manuel, and Nigel Barker won't be back for the long-running series' 19th cycle, as big changes are in store. One thing planned for next season is to redefine "top" to mean "middling." [NY Post]

... Law & Order: SVU has taken a big step toward getting itself renewed. Series star Mariska Hargitay has signed on for a 14th season if it happens. Though NBC hasn't made a decision yet, the show is thought to be a good bet to return. [THR]

... Some guy named Barack Obama (hee hee, what a silly name) will appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon next Tuesday. The late-night talk show will broadcast from the University of North Carolina next week. [NY Times]

... Good news everyone! It's now okay to say that Tatyana Ali, who played the young girl on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, is hot without people looking at you like a creep! Ali is joining BET's Second Generation Wayans, a comedy based on the famous comedy family. [Deadline Hollywood]


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Damn it, HBO! Quit canceling great shows! Another network really needs to pick up The Life & Times of Tim... it can't go out like this.
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Mathew Perry should take more evil roles - his evil character in The Good Wife is SOO much better than his "straight-man in a comedy" characters IMO
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Agreed!
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Noooooooooooooooooooo. Tim, you will be missed. The season finale served as a nice series finale, I guess. He's had a lot of luck and it's all been bad indeed. Loved the American Housewife/Melanie Griffith diss!
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Go On manages to sound worse then Mr. Sunshine.

The Life & Times of Tim's cancellation comes as no surprise. It's literally the funniest show on TV and one of my all time favorite TV programs. It sucks being Tim.
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I liked "Mr. Sunshine".
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So ANTM got rid of the trio that makes it so popular...so basically it's cancelled then?!

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Why HBO... why??? The Life and Times of Tim was really funny and I'm going to miss Nick Kroll's voice! I'm such a sad panda right now. I blame HBO for making salt liquid come out of my eyes.
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I guess Matthew Perry won't be sticking around on The Good Wife then.
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Matthew Perry's show will be canned in 7 episodes unless it gets miraculous writing. It has too many earmarks of a dead network show, especially on NBC. I like Perry, but he has not had much luck getting regular gigs since Friends.



"Next season"? Try every season, name one to model to come out of this show besides Tyra.



I like svu but they need to get Benson back on the ball, she's too angry and mopey and maudlin this season, hopefully they can address that next season. Oh, and more det Munch, why are they bothering to put Belz in the credits if he's not on the show?
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Yes where IS Mumch?! I've been wondering the exact same thing.
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I'm excited to see Matthew Perry's new TV show. I hope people give it a chance and tune in. Matt is a great actor.
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So excited for President Obama on Jimmy Fallon! I adore when politicians have a sense of humor. I'm having a love affair with the Obama family right now, if you couldn't tell!
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I would be so excited to actually see a real president, staying at the White House and actually doing something for my country instead of campaign, playing gold and going on chat shows. His term has been like a sitcom.
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I think the Friend curse has almost run its course.

Jennifer Aniston is very successful movie star,

Lisa Kudrow and a Showtime series and makes "Who Do you Think You Are?";

Matt Le Blanc has that show "Episodes"

and David Schwimmer has the Madagascar movies and being a director.

The only ones still suffering the curse are Courtney Cox who has a great show with crappy ratings, and Matthew Perry. I hope this show works for him. He's a great actor and I'm sure "Go On" will be great!
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I guess Matthew Perry's new show means his character on The Good Wife won't last too long. It's too bad since his character quickly established himself as an evil foil to Peter Florrick as a challenger seeking governorship of Illinois.



I'll check out his show...if it makes it to a second season. He hasn't had much luck with leading a TV show since Friends ended. And this is NBC after all...
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Love him on Good Wife, he plays evil well.
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a perry comedy? what does this mean for community!

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probably that Community gets canceled (HOPE NOT!!!) and then so does Go On and then NBC shows The Office reruns.. lol
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People using their tablets to watch TV? That must make angry birds really angry.

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