News Briefs: The CW Orders More America's Next Top Model


Tyra's head is pleased.

MODEL FACTORY NEWS

... The CW has ordered another round of America's Next Top Model, because what else is it going to do? The news means the show will reach 19 "cycles"; Cycle 18 premieres next Wednesday, February 29. So there should be at least 17 models out there at the top of the industry who got their start on the show. I can count all of the winning contestants from the show who've gone on to superstardom on my hands and feet. Did I mention that I have no fingers or toes? [THR]


MORE DEPRESSING RATINGS NEWS

... What is wrong with all you people out there who clamored for Cougar Town to return with your chants of "Penny Can! Penny Can! Penny Can!" and empty bottles of wine? Last week we all blamed Valentine's Day for the series' low ratings in its season premiere, but this week the ratings dropped even further to a new series low. Only 4.5 million viewers watched, good for a 1.7 rating in the adult demo. Those are the kind of numbers that get you fired. [EW]


TRYING TO STAY RELEVANT NEWS

... Fox's The X Factor is like that annoying kid in the corner who screams until you pay you attention to him. FINE! What is it this time, The X Factor? The singing show will return next season with two hosts, one male and one female, and two new female judges to replace the fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. That's it? Okay, will you shut up now? [TV Line]


TECHNOLOGY MAKING YOUR TV FANDOM BETTER NEWS

... Hulu will have all the panels from this year's PaleyFest available via instant streaming beginning March 15, the day after the two-week TV mini-convention concludes. This year's panels will be Community, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, Bones, Castle, Revenge, Modern Family, The Office, New Girl, American Horror Story, and Sons of Anarchy, so there's something for everyone who loves TV. And if you hate TV, there's a panel for Two and a Half Men, too! Oh man, you just got moded, Two and a Half Men. [Hulu via press release]

... The future is now! And in the future we will all look like fools because we'll be asking our television to record episodes of Jersey Shore and our neighbors will hear and then we'll never be able to look them in the eye. Which is to say, Google is reportedly working on technology to allow TV viewers to control their tubes by voice. Note: "TV, show me a better ending for Lost" probably won't work. [LA Times]


CASTING NEWS

... CBS has ordered a pilot for Ralph Lamb, about Las Vegas in the 1960s, and called on two dandy actors to headline it! Dennis Quaid has signed on to play sheriff Ralph Lamb, a former rodeo cowboy who went on to become Clark County's longest-tenured lawman. Michael Chiklis (The Shield) will play his nemesis, a mobster who looks super scary because Chiklis looks super scary. Remember when Chiklis played a nice-guy police sketch artist on No Ordinary Family? Oh man, that was a bad career move. [Vulture]

... I don't care what you think, I think Tyler Labine (Reaper) is FUN-KNEE. He was even funny on the unremarkable Mad Love! Anyway, he's joined the NBC pilot Animal Kingdom, which sounds right up his and my alley. The comedy stars Justin Kirk (Weeds) as a Dr. House-like veterinarian who likes the animals he treats more than their owners. Labine will continue his typecast as the "friend of the lead," a fellow vet. Bobby Lee (MADtv) will also star, as a hard-partying vet. Greenlight this, NBC. And if you haven't seen Labine's Tucker and Dale vs. Evil on Netflix yet, do it. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Brandon Routh (Superman) has been cast in CBS's comedy Partners, about two friends, one straight and one gay, whose friendship is tested when one proposes to his girlfriend. Routh will play the sober, vegan boyfriend of the gay guy. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Katy Perry will guest-star on Fox's Raising Hope as a prison attendant. Look for her in the March 6 episode. [EW]

... Rocker Meat Loaf is guest-starring on an episode of Fairly Legal as a transportation union boss who threatens to cut off operations. "Yay," said my weird friend who really likes Meat Loaf. [TV Line]

... Ashley Tisdale has been cast in the untitled CBS comedy from Louis C.K., which is doing all kinds of weird things to my brain. The show follows twentysomethings as they struggle to pursue their creative dreams, and was originally written more than a decade ago. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Remember how I told you that Ryan Phillippe was starring in the CBS drama pilot previously titled Golden Boy? Well that's not happening anymore. Apparently Phillippe was too busy filming Damages to do both, so he's dropped out. The show follows a young cop who rises up the ranks of the police department. [Deadline Hollywood]


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more rebroadcast of the America`s next top model show
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Animal Kingdom sounds awesome. I love the cast!



According to IMDB, Animal Kingdom is a TV Movie... so which is it? I know IMDB isn't always reliable...
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Hulu streaming the PaleyFest panels is a good idea. if only somebody would've done that for Comic-Con then nobody would have to resort to bad quality youtube videos and have to miss on some that weren't even posted.
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Yay, more Tyler Labine on TV! Cool!
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The Panels! I've always wanted to see them! Or at least part of them! Then I might understand what people tweet about!

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America's Next To...zzzzzzzz, I can't believe it still exists. Of course, I've never seen it, maybe it is good. (hahaha, I doubt it though.)



Ralph Lamb sounds excellent, but that is because I love Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis.



Tyler Labine is HIGH-larious! I will watch Animal Kingdom because he is in it. Too bad it wasn't on ABC, and they could do a Suburgatory crossover where Alan Tudyk comes over with a demon possessed dog, or just people die in mysterious circumstances?



What do you think people call Meat Loaf? Mr. Loaf? Meat?
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I love Tyler Labine & Alyn Tudyk as well as camp & cheese but to recommend Tucker & Dale vs Evil... well YOU must be evil. It was terrible.
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It was AWESOME! Are you kidding?
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Cougar Town: time slot.

Cougar Town is not for everyone. And it's not for the CBS Comedy crowd! Which is why it doesn't make sense to have it follow Last Man Standing, which is essentially a CBS Comedy on ABC.

They should move The Middle to Tuesdays, as it's more of a "family" program, and put Cougar Town on Wednesdays. The Wednesday Night CBS lineup should go: Suburgatory, Cougar Town, Modern Family, Happy Endings.

THAT would be a good matchup to NBC's upcoming post-April Thursday-night lineup (Community, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks & Recreation).
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- Seriously CW? Just end already ANTM, I mean the show has clearly reached its full potential and it's getting so stale and boring.

- It's about time they started streaming the Paleyfest panels! Interested on: OUAT and Revenge.

- No offense to the fans, but Cougar Town is so overrated.... I understand why people like it but it's okay.... it could be so much better.
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I've watched a lot of the PaleyFest clips on Youtube... unfortunately, they haven't been uploading the more recent newer panels. On the one hand, good to hear they'll be on the net soon... on the other, I can't watch Hulu. Boo!



Animal Kingdom sounds like it could be okay. I like Justin Kirk... Tyler Labine is often pretty cool... and Bobby Lee is sometimes funny.
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What's up with all the Big Cinema actors doing Television lately? + PEOPLE WATCH COUGAR TOWN!!! The show is sooo good,, I don't understand why it does so bad in ratings, well, I guess I can blame ABC (again). I think Cougar town should be moved to its original and rightful spot on Wednesday Comedy along Modern Family, only this time,, move the middle from Wednesday cause its just got really exhausting to watch, and keep Happy Endings cause its simply too good and fun!
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"....and was originally written more than a decade ago."



Is that true or a joke? I can't tell.
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It's true.
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I loved Tyler Labine as Jimmy on Breaker High, opposite Ryan Gosling and Rachel Wilson.
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I want to watch Breaker High again but I can't find it anywhere.
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Na na, na na na, hey hey....carry me awayyyyy
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I wonder if Microsoft has ever looked into creating something that can perform controls simply by using your voice. Or maybe even one day expand it to motion tracking.
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Ralph Lamb sounds pretty cool though after all these years (Commish, Shield) it will be weird watching Michael Chiklis in a non-cop role. But maybe that's what he needs to resurrect his career after the aforementioned disaster that was NOF.
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Tucker and Dale was fantastic! I adore Tyler Labine and will check the show out just for him.
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I was just wondering the other day what Tyler Labine was up to. I saw Tucker and Dale (super, super awesome, btw) when it came to Seattle for a film festival and even got the chance to meet Labine afterward. I'll definitely give Animal Kingdom a shot if it makes it to series. It's just a bonus that it's about vets - I've worked in several vets offices and always wondered how that comedic and dramatic goldmine has never been on TV!
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Ashley Tisdale and Louis CK? It might work. Stranger things have happened.
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Control our TVs by voice command? Have they never seen the 30 Rock episode when Jack Donaghy shows it off to Hank and when the characters on the TV say certain words they also control it? (FYI: Saying "crap" changes the TV to "Keeping Up With The Kardashians.")
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Well, I've been waiting for ages for some new episodes of Damages... So yay?! And no offense but Ashley Tisdale and Louis CK in the same sentence? It just some how seems wrong. So, so wrong.
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Ashley Tisdale really showed her comedic chops on the Valentine's episode of Raising Hope, so it might not be that crazy.
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I actually found her funny and likeable in Raising Hope (not like her role in CW hellcats last season or that stupid High school trilogy crap)
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Holy crap Tim, you're STILL whining about the Lost ending? Time to move on with your life.
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hahah, looks like it
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