Outlaw Is As Good As Dead

... The Jimmy Smits drama Outlaw has been putting up criminal ratings, and they're so bad that NBC has decided production on the show should stop while execs keep an eye on the next few episodes' performance. This isn't an outright cancellation, but it may as well be. One possible reason the show wasn't definitively canceled: Outlaw is the first show to come out of Conan O'Brien's production company, and NBC already has enough bad PR from the late-night debacle. Okay, now I'm just starting rumors, but it makes sense, doesn't it? [Variety]

... The cult of Glee has put its 75th song onto Billboard's Hot 100, leapfrogging some band called "The Beatles" in the rankings of 'bands with the highest number of singles that made the Hot 100.' It took The Fab Four 32 years to get 71 songs on the list; it took the cast of Glee just over a year, thanks to the fact that they don't write any original songs. Elvis Presley (with 108) and James Brown (91) still have more songs on the Hot 100. But that should change as soon as Glee creates Elvis- and James Brown-themed episodes. Ironic, isn't it? [The Live Feed]

... Former NBC murderer Ben Silverman has sold a new comedy project to his old employer. Silverman, now head of production company Electus, will executive produce Party People, about a group of adults who work at children's birthday parties. In other words, he stole Party Down's idea and slapped a new coat of paint on it... a coat of paint that's really limiting. [THR]

... Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe from 24, or as I know her, the little girl from Mr. Show's "Rap: The Musical") pretend-dated a gay man in high school... meaning that she'll guest star on Modern Family as Mitchell's former girlfriend when he was still in the closet. [TV Guide]

... The characters of Lost won't just reunite in their weird version of Heaven or whatever that was in the series finale, they'll be reuniting on... Spike TV? The man-centric network's Scream Awards will include a "Farewell Tribute to Lost," and the special bit will bring back Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Harold Perrineau (Michael), and producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. The Scream Awards will air October 19. [EW]

... NBC is going for family funnies with Man of the House, a sitcom with a Mr. Mom premise of one dad playing the role of mom to a family. Boy, this should be hilarious. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Cartoon Network has announced that the second season of super-awesome Adventure Time will premiere October 11! The press release also says that the show, about a boy's adventures with his magic dog, is tops among boys aged 2 to 11, confirming that I am indeed a toddler in an adult's body. Me want snackee now! [Cartoon Network via press release]

... You probably don't know the name Caitlin Sanchez, but you probably know her voice. Especially if you are 8 years old. Sanchez provided the voice for the title character in Dora the Explorer, and now she's suing Nickelodeon for a bazillion dollars, claiming producers exploited her and cheated her out of millions. Dora's monkey was unavailable for comment. [NY Daily News]


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Hmmm... saw a commercial for Outlaw while watching The Event OnDemand today. Was just about to add this show to my DVR recordings until I read this.... I guess there is no point now!
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plus we know the only reason their even having her voice the toys to begin with is because its free and alot cheaper than paying the new actress or the original to do it/ reuse the original actresses voice work for the toys.
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wow i wonder if the same thing happend with the first va for dora ( probably not since i think we would of heard something) she is right to sue considering they only pay her for episodes and not for everything else.
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After Friday night's ratings, OUTLAW is a sure goner.



NBC already did the stay at home dad sitcom in 2000. Michael Chiklis was DADDIO.



I hope Caitlin Sanchez gets her day in court. If all is as the article states her parents were duped into signing a terrible contract so their daughter could be exploited. I wish them good luck.
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Yes! I love Mary Lynn Rajskub and Modern Family. They're a perfect match.
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one law and/or cop show down.. 100000000000000 to go
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Too bad about OUTLAW I like the show too. I'll admit the constant wins for the Good Guys on Garza's (Jimmy Smits) team are getting pretty unbelievable, but way can't the network try another time slot or night? GLEE I love it! The comparisons are apples and great rockstar legend oranges though.
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Great news bites today....hate Outlaw
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Concept never appealed to me anyway
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Glee has a 75th song on Billboard? That's a shame, they're for sure going to beat Elvis' record and that's not fair taking into account they destroy a lot of songs. I had to stop watching the show after seven episodes, it's really silly.
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let me know when glee has 5 songs in the top ten in the same week like the beatles did on 1964. And actor singers on the original fame tv series wrote some of the songs and even the music just to add another comparison
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I actually think Outlaw is a great show! :S
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Love Outlaw, and haven't seen Jimmy in a good part since his brief stint on Dexter. Outlaw is interesting!
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Aww, I like Outlaw! :-(
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Yeah, Tim, i am happy too. Well, happy that Jimmy got off, because he is a douche and sad that the rest of the cast and crew got fired. Its tough to find steady job, for an actor.
Oh, and Tim. I wont follow you on twitter!
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it's a shame, outlaw was one of the best new shows this season. I liked smits in Cane, that got scrapped now outlaw it's a shame he can't get anything rolling since NYPD Blue
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BOO Glee! It's rediculous that stories are even comparing them to the likes of the Bealtes, Elvis of James Brown. Records in music should only be recognized if they are origional songs. When Glee has a number one hit that someone on the show actually wrote, then maybe I'll watch it.
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Yeah, it definitely sounds like Outlaw is history.
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