Report: Lipstick Jungle smeared

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It's about that time when networks make the tough decisions to keep shows around or sweep them under the rug, a period also known among TV fans as the "What the heck were they thinking?" time. According to one online site, the pool of possible survivors is one less, as NBC has reportedly axed Lipstick Jungle.

The female-centric drama will not be renewed by NBC, nor will it be part of any cost-sharing back-alley handshake, like the one made by DirecTV and NBC to save Friday Night Lights. According to E! Online, the cast and crew were notified last week.

"We just were officially told it's finally not coming back," star Brooke Shields told E! "It's very sad, I think a lot of people were really sad, but I think we hung on a really long time. It was three great years that we've been working on it."

Shields has yet to form a contingency plan for employment, but her two co-stars already made plans before the show was officially canceled. Lindsay Price has been booked by ABC for Eastwick, in which she'll play one of three witches dealing with a mysterious stranger, and Kim Raver has signed on for the lead of ABC's Inside the Box, about a female reporter who covers the fat cats of the nation's capitol.

Are you sad to see Lipstick Jungle go?