TNT Makes Its Closer Spin-off Official

... TBS and TNT also staged Upfront presentations this week, and the big news from the two sister stations was TNT's pickup of the rumored spin-off of The Closer. With The Closer closing things for good, actress Mary McDonnell, who played Captain Raydor on the show, will break off and star in Major Crimes. No premiere date has been set. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Olivia Munn has put the failed NBC rom-com Perfect Couples behind her (I wish I could say the same thing!) and will next be seen in HBO's More as the Story Develops. The show, from Aaron Sorkin, is a look at a 24-hour cable news station. [EW]

... Syfy continues to nurture its relationship with Canada, thanks to the pickup of Canuck series Lost Girl. The supernatural drama features a woman who discovers she's a demon that feeds on sexual energy. Ooh la la! Lost Girl ended its first season in December but has been renewed for a second. [EW]

... Breaking In was canceled by Fox last week, but fans held out hope after news reports said the show might not be totally dead because Fox had moved it into its comedy block. The thinking was that if Breaking In performed well in the new time slot, it would stand a chance at getting revived. Well, the ratings are in, and the show did... terribly. Close the book on this one. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Those lovable youths from Jersey Shore are in Italy filming the show's fourth season, and now we know what their "job" will be while they're there: working in a pizza parlor, duh. Their presence has already created a pizza-chain war, as a rival pie joint is already calling them uncultured idiots. They be hatin' 'cuz they jealous of the Situation's abs, yo. [NY Post]

... The CW has passed on four of its projects, including sister-fight during the zombie apocalypse Awakening. Bummer! Also dead are Heavenly, Cooper and Stone, and Danni Lowinski. [Deadline Hollywood]


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Syfy needs to nurture a relationship with something: Because they sure as HELL are not nurturing a relationship with their fan-base by cancelling all of the real si-fi genre shows like: Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, Caprica, and so forth.
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As much as I love The Closer I'm not sure about the spin off. Will give it a go and see what it's like.
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More spin offs, after this year's disaster? TV should stick to the old faithfuls, or what are left of them instead of newer cheaper disasters.
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Man, I'm gonna miss Breaking In....
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I adore The Closer, and I liked Captain Raydor in it. So I'm definitely giving it a try.
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I'll definitely be watching The Closer spin-off.
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Why would they expect that changing a show's timeslot for the SEASON FINALE would give it some kind of ratings boost? Oh well, it's not like the net had any faith in Breaking In anyhow, what with the 7-episode season...
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Hmmmm not sure I like Captain Raydon enough to watch as spinoff of The Closer. Guess I'll wait to see what kinda spin they putting on that show.
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Lost Girl is an amazing show!! I love it, besides Dyson is really yummy...
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Will Syfy show the first season of Lost Girl? I don't think I have ever seen it...
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Lost Girl isn't a demon. She's a Fae. Good show. Very entertaining.
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"They be hatin' 'cuz they jealous of the Situation's abs, yo."

Tim, I felt dirty having read that, I can't imagine how many showers you had to take after coming up with that line.
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and nothing of value was lost meanwhile i don't know about a closer spinoff especially with teh high strung women like her in it.
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