The Closer is Closing

... TNT has announced that the next season of The Closer will be its last. Before you fans get all upset about it going off the air and organize a unified assault against TNT's headquarters, know that it was star Kyra Sedgwick's decision to end the series. The 15-episode season will air next year. [TNT via press release]

... David Hasselhoff's 14th comeback was a dud, as his reality show The Hasselhoffs has been pulled from A&E;'s schedule after just two episodes. Even Steven Seagal lasted longer than that. [Reuters]

... CBS has won the bidding war for the comedy Two Broke Girls, from Sex and the City showrunner Michael King. You'll never guess what the show is about: two chicks struggling financially. In New York. Just like everyone else who lives in that city and hasn't made a fortune in the banking scam. [Deadline Hollywood]

... A.J. Cook, a favorite on Criminal Minds, will guest star on Law & Order: SVU alongside previously announced guest star Jeremy Irons. The beautiful A.J., who was fired from Criminal Minds in June, will play a lesbian OBGYN... sorry, lost my train of thought. What were we talking about? [TV Guide]

... Professional screamer Jillian Michaels is leaving The Biggest Loser and her role as the show's number-one nag. The physical trainer has been on the show for more than half a decade, and will use the time off to be a mom and do some charity work. Well la-di-da, your highness! [E! Online]

... As if Luck didn't already have a sick cast, veteran Brit actor Michael Gambon is joining the series to play Dustin Hoffman's nemesis. You probably know Gambon as Harry Potter's Dumbledore. Still no word on when this series will be out, but it's one to keep an eye on. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC is jumping on the period-piece/1960s bandwagon with Playboy, a drama set during the smoking jacket-era of the New York nightclub named after the gentlemen's magazine. The show will follow a group of women who donned the bunny ears during the sexual revolution. It's a dumbed down Mad Men. Boobies! [Variety]


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