News Briefs: TNT or Lifetime Might Rescue Unforgettable

UNCANCELLABLE NEWS

... The CBS procedural Unforgettable, starring pouty-lipped sweater-stuffer Poppy Montgomery (hubba hubba) as a detective who remembers everything (except the details of her sister's death, for some reason), was killed off by CBS and won't be back for Season 2. On CBS, at least! Both TNT and Lifetime are in discussions to save the show from cancellation, and when you think about it, it really belonged on one of those two networks in the first place. The series would be a good gamble for either: Unforgettable averaged 12 million viewers and a 2.5 rating in the key 18-49 demo. NBC and ABC would kill for those numbers. [Deadline Hollywood]


SO YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE CHANGES TO SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE NEWS

... OMG you guys, Fox dance competition will name TWO winners this season, one that's male and one that's not male. [TV Line]


BUSINESS TIME

... Hey! This sounds like a cool show! Tim Roth (Lie To Me) is developing a new show for FX that he would star in. We don't know much about it except that it's about "addiction, bank robbery, and an extremely volatile dynamic." Dear FX, please greenlight this. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Adult Swim's controversy-stirring 'toon The Boondocks is coming back, according to the Cartoon Network website. That's a good thing. [Vibe]

... Disney XD has renewed Lab Rats for a second season. So go to your local elementary school and spread the good news in your van with blacked-out windows. [Deadline Hollywood]


CASTING NEWS

... Sons of Anarchy has hired another new bad guy, and it's a great one. Lost's "Waaaaaaaaalt"-shouter, Harold Perrineau, will play Damon Pope, a former drug lord who gets tangled with SAMCRO because Tig killed his daughter in Season 4. Oops! [TV Line]

... Is Donald Glover (Community) joining HBO's Girls for Season 2? That's what this picture says! [NY Post]


AND BECAUSE IT'S FRIDAY...

... Here's an old video of Glee star Naya Rivera slutting it up in a degrading pole-dancing show! [Some Despicable Leech]


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Unforgettable was the most unjustifiable cancellation of the season. I will follow "pouty-lipped sweater-stuffer Poppy Montgomery " anywhere. Please TNT please! Glad to see Tim and I agree about the main attraction of the show. (Awake is a good show but Jason Isaacs is no Poppy Montgomery.)
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I believe Awake would be a better choice...TNT and Lifetime should consider this show, or AMC or FX...someone
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I don't know why no one has done this yet! Stupid networks
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Naya Rivera hands down is the hottest girl on GLEE so now I think she's steamy. :P
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I got bored with Unforgettable by the end of the pilot - too predictable for me. These days I have little time for series writing by the numbers, which I felt this was. Like the writers were hitting all the marks on a checklist.
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OMG please pick this up! pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase
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Let Lifetime have Unforgettable. TNT needs to revive AWAKE!
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Perfect
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I'll watch anything with Tim Roth in it. Hope it sticks
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TNT bring back raising the bar, if not let unforgettable RIP! (REALLY)
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Why doesn't TNT save AWAKE instead?
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I think TNT would be a good fit. The tactic has worked for them with Southland so maybe it will work with this show as well.
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I stopped watching Unforgettable after 10 eps as I found it a bore but in terms of ratings it performed much better than Awake or Alcatraz, and of course than TSC which was a disaster, so it'd make much more sense to pick that Unforgettable. I wouldn't watch it but it'd make sense...
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Why dont they rescue Awake? Its a far better show and more entertaining.

Anything by Adult Swim is killer!
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oh, by the way TNT, while you're at it, if you're not gonna save TSC, would you at least consider taking The Finder too, to alleviate some of my misery? it would look soo good in your summer schedule:))
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Can someone save The Secret Circle?? Come on! Any takers? Hey, Sci-Fi?? Ooops, SyFy (ugh!) Netflix? Hey, a gal can dream!
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SAVE UNFORGETTABLE!!! I think that show should have started on TNT or Lifetime!! Probably TNT because they are losing one of their hit show The Closer.
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yay but sort of yay for unforgettable.. if they asked for a "this or that" I would definitely say "the secret circle".. plase tnt, would you consider taking that? I know you are much more of a crime procedural thingy but change may do some refreshness?:))
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ABC Family would be a better bet for TSC
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Ah, I couldn't think of a network for it but yes! ABC Family would work. Even MTV, back to back with Teen Wolf or something!
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That would be great too. A nice matchup and a chance for them to get more edgier if they so chose to.
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Forget Unforgettable.save Awake
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Donald Glover on Girls? It'll be interesting to see him in a sex scene.
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I really hope that Unforgettable gets saved. Maybe not always a perfect show, but I enjoyed it a lot. It has plenty of room to grow if one of these other channels picks it up.
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I don't believe anything Cartoon Network / Adult Swim says, they are the prince of lies, but that would be damned awesome if The Boondocks came back.

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I don't get it. Sub-par shows like Unforgettable get a second chance while awesome shows like Human Target & The Chicago Code get booted?? I fail to see the logic.
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Human Target & The Chicago Code= VERY AWESOME!
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Unforgettable is an awesome show, Human Target was great, never saw Chicago Code so I can't comment
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Awake !, everyone who has watched it loves it, Save Awake, re-run it until on prime time, sell it abroad. Tell your friends, wake up America this it THE show of the year, it only relies on great acting, incredible storylines and not the usual gratuitous sex and violence. Not just another cop show (CSI Miami ! BLAH), not some obscure sci-fi series this has real emotion, real drama.

C'mon someone with guts and influence please Save Awake.
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I wish TNTpick up CSI Miami too...
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Forget about Unforgettable...how about TNT picks up Breakout Kings...I'm still a little heated about The Secret Circle...but Breakout Kings was a complete and utter blindside!!!
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It would be great if they picked up Unforgettable! I'll keep my fingers crossed. There have been enough bad cancellation news already. :( Thanks for the heads up!
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Only CBS could afford to cancel a show with 12 million viewers. It makes sense that other networks would seriously consider picking up a CBS show, but would it mean they get the same viewership?
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No. CBS is available in pretty much every household. Best case scenario would be it got half those numbers. I'd say between 5-6 Million on cable. I think it would be worth it for either network personally. Would do fairly well on cable.
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Lol " despicable leach" how did I know that was Hilton.
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Please ignore this and get us The Finder. This show is to predictable.
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I wish someone would pick up the finder. I think it would be good on Tnt or Usa
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I hope TNT picks it up! =(
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Hell yeah for Boondocks season 4!!
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Screw Unforgettable, they should be trying to pick up Awake or The Finder or Alcatraz...even though I am probably the only one that watched and enjoyed The Finder and Alcatraz.
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You are not alone. I too watched and enjoyed those shows. Unhappy they were cancelled and hopefully another network will pick them up. Alcatraz would work well on SyFy and The Finder on USA.
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we do indeed need tim roth (as well as the rest of the lie to me cast) back.



maybe the "girls" people took that lack of diversity thing seriously? i totally see him fitting-in in a show i couldn't stomach an entire episode of. and that was sarcasm.
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i specified sarcasm because for some reason there are actually people out there who talk smack about community.
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I'm quite surprised that no other networks and netflix have tried to pick up The Secret Circle. Looking forward to Harold Perrineau on SOA, he can play the hell out of a bad guy.
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The Secret Circle didn't get that many viewers. I'm surprised the CW cancelled it but not surprised no one else is picking it up.
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The CW is in the fewest markets to begin with. I don't think they have ever had a show break 3 million viewers total on a regular basis. Basically, they get cable level ratings. Not sure about absolute numbers, but do not think Secret Circle did better than 1.6 or 1.8 million, which is about half - give or take. I wouldn't consider the ratings for CW on this to be awful. The show went an entire season, so had to be good enough for that. Of their new shows, I think Beauty and the Beast was a poor choice to go with over keeping SC. If it does fail below SC ratings, the CW may have a lot of SC fans giving them grief over it - if they even notice complaints.
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Sign up for Twitter to follow Save 'Awake' (@SaveAwake). Join the campaign to get NBC's collective head out its ass, and renew 'Awake' for a second season.



C'mon people! At the very least Awake should get saved in ONE of Michael's realities.
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I didn't hear anything, but Awake has a lot of chances on getting picked up by Syfy since it's a brother network to NBC
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I don't think many people will be scrambling to pick up a show that didn't get much more than 2 Million viewers. It dropped fast.
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I realize this News Briefs has nothing to do with Awake, but with 12 million viewers, Unforgettable doesn't need any help getting picked up for a second season.
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Unforgettable was sooooo boring. Half the show was her standing there like a deer in headlights while she remembered stuff. Her American accent is weak, she's a mediocre actor and that fake orange hair looks silly. I didn't like her on Without a Trace either and just because someone is pretty doesn't mean they should have their own show. Anna Torv could pull it off though - talk about hubba hubba (and she's an acting superstar).
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We already know Boondocks is coming back; we just don't know when. Are there any details on THAT?
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What about AWAKE?!?!
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Save Unforgettable - it's so original and addictive. Too many good shows are axed and yet none of those ridiculous sit-coms get put down! I agree Awake needs to be thrown a life raft too!
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I loved how when I came to this page the video with the group of douchebags automatically started playing. Having said that, I thought it would be disrespectful not to see Naya Rivera doing a pole dance and am glad that even though she did appear on this show five years ago before Glee she didn't lose her self respect and---wait, yup, she did.
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I agree 100% with Tvking00, save AWAKE too

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Save Awake!!! not unforgettable! Awake is by far the best new drama this year... by a very long shot...

But good news, Bonndocks is back! Yay!
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No not Unforgettable pick up Awake!!!
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Let's hope The secret circle gets similar news
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Totally agree.
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Yes please! I would love to hear some news about ABC Family and/or MTV looking into picking up The Secret Circle.
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and/or Syfy!
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Great news for unforgettable! it really deserves it!
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Hell no. TNT should save in this order. Prime Suspect, Rubicon, Breakout Kings, The Finder, etc etc etc. And then way down on the list, Unforgettable.



Also, The Boondocks. Woo hooo!



SOA, eh. Sutter better bring something good to make up for this seasons Finale next season.
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Prime Suspect - YES!
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I'm all for BOK.
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dude i couldn't agree with your list and order more!
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