TLC Cancels Kate Plus 8

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... Humanity took a step in the right direction today, as TLC announced that it will not renew Kate Plus 8 for another season. The show began as Jon & Kate Plus 8 and initially followed Jon and Kate Gosselin, their eight demon-spawn children, and Kate's cavernous uterus as they sought fame and tabloid cover stories. After Jon and Kate's SHOCKING break up in 2009, the show was renamed Kate Plus 8, which still rhymed, thank god. The show is currently in its eighth season. And though it won't see a ninth season, TLC may still order the occasional special to keep us updated on how crazy Kate is and how doomed those poor kids are. [Vulture]

... Julianne Moore is developing a new series over at HBO based on the novel Dope. The drama would star Moore as a former heroin addict who becomes a sleuth in 1950s Manhattan, so of course everyone is already comparing it to Mad Men, which is incorrect. [TV Line]

... Daniel Tosh is working with Comedy Central, home of his hit web-video show Tosh.0, on a new animated project. Brickleberry centers on a group of "dysfunctional forest rangers at a national park." This is not to be confused with the recently announced Demetri Martin+Fox project that's described as "a family workplace comedy set in the California Redwoods," but it will be. Look for Brickleberry in early 2012. [Comedy Central, via press release]

... Rumor has it CBS' daytime chatterbox The Talk has picked up the options on co-hosts Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Julie Chen, but has not picked up the options on Leah Remini and Holly Robinson-Peete. Oh no you didn't, CBS! [Deadline Hollywood]

... ABC's Once Upon a Time, a fairytale drama from the minds of a few Lost writers, has added Jessy Schram to its cast to play the lovely Cinderella. You may remember Schram as Karen from Falling Skies. Or, considering how the series forgot about her for most of the first season, you probably don't. [Zap2It]

... The creators of ABC's failed Detroit 1-8-7 have a new project in the works at ABC. Two Roads is basically Sliding Doors as a television series, featuring a woman who gets cold feet on her wedding day. The series will split off into two "roads," let's call them, with one showing what would happen if she went through with the marriage and one showing what would happen if she didn't. Spoiler alert: She'll be miserable in both! [Deadline Hollywood]

... The rumors are B.S.! Queen Latifah is NOT competing on Dancing With the Stars. You heard it hear fourteenth! [US Magazine]

... Bravo is staging a "The Real Housewives Live Tour," a three-city whirligig featuring the stars of the network's Real Housewives reality shows (which in turn feature horrible women doing horrible things). The tour will stop in Atlantic City, Indiana, and Atlanta and tickets range from $50 to $170. This is so stupid. Really, really stupid. There honestly hasn't been a stupider thing ever. [The Wrap]

... Twitter lost one of its most entertaining members today, as Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter decided to delete his account after recently posting several controversial and awesome tweets. Sutter had a reputation for speaking his mind, which meant a lot of swear words. Last week, he blamed Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner for stealing some of the budget of Walking Dead and Breaking Bad; earlier this year he had quite a bit to say when his own show wasn't nominated for an Emmy. [Kurt Sutter's blog]


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