The Marriage Ref Gets Renewed, Satan Wins

... NBC has given Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref another season, proving that God hates me. The show is doing okay in the ratings (awesome for NBC), with an average of 7.2 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults. But make no mistake, this is a horrible, horrible moment in television history. [The Live Feed]

... NBC also renewed Minute to Win It, a weird game show featuring that bleach-haired guy who makes bourbon-braised jalapeno poppers stuffed with four-bean chili, and Who Do You Think You Are?, Lisa Kudrow's show about celebrities going through their genealogy. Because we're all dying to know that Sarah Jessica Parker's great great uncle once lived in Indiana. I barely even knew these two shows existed. [The Live Feed]

... Fox has done the opposite of renewing its new comedy Sons of Tucson, starring Tyler Labine. The show really didn't have a chance from the start, because it was sandwiched between cartoons on a Sunday night. The rest of the show's season will air sometime in June. [Variety]

... Nicolette Sheridan has sued Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry for an alleged assault in 2008. According to Sheridan, Cherry struck her on the face when she questioned a script and later fired her after she attempted to complain about it. She says Cherry was "behaving in an extremely abusive and aggressive manner toward the individuals who work on the show." For what it's worth, I've interviewed Cherry in person and he seemed about as harmless as the Easter Bunny, and was truly one of the more engaging, funny people I've talked to in the business. [TMZ]

... ABC has ordered a game show that pretty much epitomizes the American psyche of extremism and waste. Downfall will feature contestants who play a trivia game on top of a skyscraper in a major U.S. city. If they answer the questions wrong, their prizes will be thrown over the edge of the building. I can't make this stuff up. [THR]

... Human Target showrunner Jon Steinberg is optimistic about a second-season renewal, after hearing positive things from Fox bosses. While many consider Human Target a bubble show, the its chances got a little better with the news that 24 will end its run at the conclusion of this season. [IF Magazine]

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Apr 12, 2010
Mallory i know how stupid networks can be. everying thing now adays is not even worth watching might as well watch reruns of shows that were good back in the 90s or eralier. to me networks aren't worried about what people think any more which is BULL in the most rediculous way.
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Apr 12, 2010
NBC's renewal choices make me vomit in my mouth. Marriage Ref gets a second season while Trauma gets the last two episodes cut.
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Apr 10, 2010
well that was depressing. Ill go watch re-runs of Dexter & Nurse Jackie to cheer myself up.
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Apr 07, 2010
wow, some stupid stuff in here. Downfall? Maybe they should throw network execs off a skyscraper. Renew Chuck already!!
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Apr 07, 2010
sons of tucson is awesome!! WTF!!! is fox smoking on! god damn!! i hate that network they did the same thing to the war at home! fox is sooooooooooo retarded! they only have 3 good shows glee, family guy, and the cleveland show!
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Apr 07, 2010
"The Marriage Ref Gets Renewed, Satan Wins" You know you are awesome right Tim? That line made my day.



"Downfall will feature contestants who play a trivia game on top of a skyscraper in a major U.S. city. If they answer the questions wrong, their prizes will be thrown over the edge of the building" 10 bucks say at least one contestant will jump of that skyscraper in the first three episodes.
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Apr 07, 2010
And yet NBC has still not renewed Chuck. Sometimes they make me scream.
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Apr 07, 2010
The idea for that show Downfall seems very stupid. Especially if someone were to get killed maybe? What's next putting people in a tank full of piranhas full of mine where the contestants try to grab as much money without trying to get eaten alive?
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Apr 07, 2010
I hope Human Target can see a second season. Although it is a perfect show for summer new program. Just fun light fluff.
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Apr 06, 2010
What the heck? No more Sons of Tucson! Better not cancel Human Target.
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Apr 06, 2010
Damn shame... Sons of Tucson was phun. :/
Hoping for Human Target!
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Apr 06, 2010
Human Target! I'm pulling for it's renewal! But The Marriage Ref? Well maybe if they did a special with Tiger Woods, Jesse James AND Kate Gosselin as the "experts", then viewers would have got their money's worth...along with some sage advice...
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Apr 06, 2010
Hooray for a 2nd season of Human Target!
Minute to Win it is actually a lot of fun....I like the show! I watched the first 3 episodes of Who Do You Think You Are?, and gave up. The stories themselves were pretty interesting - it was the celebrities that ruined the show....the fake gasps @ the most inane bit of information (which dulled the impact of the truly interesting stuff)...feigned awe...it was just bad.
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Apr 06, 2010
I just do not understand network execs. They made the craziest decisions.
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Apr 06, 2010
Why is it a horrible moment in television when The Marriage Ref gets renewed? I like it, some episodes are funnier than others but it's better than half of the game, reality, and "reality" shows out there. not to mention over HALF of the scripted shows. same for Who Do You Think You Are, some episodes are better than others. Lisa Kudrow's was the best, Brooke Shields' was also pretty good. but if the subject matter doesn't interest you, it doesn't matter who the celebrities are, you won't like it. I don't watch Minute To Win It or Human Target so i don't care.. also don't care about Nicolette's lawsuit.. or ABC's crappy new game show is crap.. so was Sons of Tucson
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Apr 06, 2010
LOL.. unbelievable, guess that goes to show that good shows usually get cancelled while the bad shows remain.
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