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My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding Returns

One of my all time favorite reality shows returns with a bang, Thursday April 3rd at 9pm. My big Fat American Gypsy Wedding will return to TLC with 8 new episodes, with more over-the-top dresses, fights, huge family drama, and flabbergasting courting rituals. Ellen K from on air with Ryan Seacrest will once again narrate the series. The normally secretive societies of American gypsies, have opened about their customs and traditions. In the season premiere,

Being Mary Jane renewed for season 2

BET has a certified hit on its hands. Being Mary Jane is the first original scripted drama for BET, and it was a gamble that has paid off. BET ordered a second season Being Mary Jane after it's 2 hour the finale — two averaged 2.6 million viewers in the first hour and 3.2 million in the second. The season finale was a series best for the drama. Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union finished out its first season as the No. 1 new original scripted series on ad-supported cable for the TV season to date among adults 18-49 and women 18-49. The second season will begin

Drop Dead Diva is DEAD After Season 6

It's official. No really I'm serious. Lifetime has officially cancelled Drop Dead Diva. The series will come to an end with the conclusion of its sixth Season. Drop Dead Diva has had an amazing run on Lifetime. Last year, After the outcry from fans and the producer Sony TV coming up with a more feasible “financial model” for the series, the cable station decided to give Drop Dead Diva another season after initially canceling the long running drama. Fans should not expect

4 New Shows for OWN

Do you want more original content on the Oprah Winfrey Network? Good! OWN has picked up 4 new shows to join its impressive slate of original series. The OWN network is expanding with reality and scripted series. These next two months will be exciting for the network as it premieres the three previously announced docu-series including; Lindsay, Deion's Family Playbook, and Love in the City. The networks fourth new show will be a scripted series based on the upcoming Tyler Perry Movie; Single Moms Club. “Single Moms Club,” centers on a group of single women from different walks of life who become bonded following an incident at their children’s school. This scripted series will most likely premiere fall 2014.

“Deion’s Family Playbook”
Premiering Saturday, March 1 at 10 pm

Preachers Daughters Round 2

The outrageous reality series Preachers Daughters, on Lifetime has been renewed for season 2 and will premiere March 5th. “The gap between heaven and hell has never been wider than in the Season 2 of Preachers’ Daughters.” So reads the press release issued today by Lifetime. Featuring 2 returning daughters; Kolby Koloff and Taylor Coleman and 2 new ones; Megan Cassidy of Boiling Springs, South Carolina and Tori Elliott from New Orleans. Preachers Daughters season two promises to be as outrageous as the first season.

Bravo Makes History

Bravo is moving up in the world. Today, Bravo has ordered its first scripted television show in in the channels history. Its first original scripted series will be; Girlfriends Guide to Divorce starring the formidable Lisa Edelstein. This hour long drama has received a 13 episode order and is slated to premiere sometime in 2015. Girlfriends Guide to Divorce is based on the best-selling “Girlfriend’s Guide” book series by Vicki Iovine. The series follows Abby (Edelstein), a self-help book author who is trying desperately to hide that she has separated from her husband. Abby is attempting to start her life as a single woman in her 40’s in Los Angeles. As she attempts to navigate this she begins to seek advice from her divorced friends, instead of her married ones which leads to some unexpected and life-changing experiences. The series will also star Janeane Garofalo and Beau Garrett, with Paul Adelstein and Carrie Fisher, who were all featured in the pilot.

Victoria Justice Gets A New Show on MTV

Looks like there will be two MTV series that I will catching this year. MTVhas picked up its second drama pilot Eye Candystarring Victoria Justice. MTV’s new development regime has gone 4-for-4, picking up all four of its scripted pilots to series; 2 comedies and 2 dramas. Eye Candy joins recently picked up coming of age drama Finding Carter, which has a 12-episode order, and new comedy series Faking It and Happyland, both with 8-episode pickups. Eye Candy, is a thriller which has received an order for 10 episodes. MTV has decided to pick up the series even though they were not entirely happy with the pilot. Therefore, The pilot, will undergo extensive recasting and will be reshot. The show should premiere sometime this year.

UN-Real Earns A Full Season Order

Lifetime has picked up UN-Real for a 10 episode season 1 order. UN-Real is said to be a dark comedy, inspired by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s award-winning independent short Sequin Raze, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program. “Un-Real is unlike anything that exists on television today,” Lifetime GM Rob Sharenow said. “It’s premium and original on every level, and we’re thrilled that Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s unique series will be Lifetime’s first program produced by A+E Studios.”

Lifetime Picks Up The Lottery as a New Series

Lifetime has decided to stray from its usual light hearted, family centered series and has picked up the conspiracy thriller pilot, The Lottery for 10 episodes. This new series will join Lifetime’s recently picked up new drama Un-Real, from A+E Studios, which also received a 10-episode order. The Lottery is set in a dystopian future where women have stopped having children, threatening extinction of the human race. When 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. “The Lottery is one of the most

Sad News for Ravenswood Fans

This spinoff just didn't have any juice. Sorry Ravenswood fans but the show has officially been cancelled. Unfortunately, the freshman supernatural drama aired just 10 episodes, and was launched behind the annual "Liars" Halloween special in October. The show never seemed to gain a ratings foothold, and continued to fall in the ratings when it was not placed behind Pretty Little Liars. Ravenswood earned an average of just under 1.3 million viewers each week.

CW Renews 5 For Next Season, and Keeps 6 On The Bubble

Yesterday, the CW took a lot of the guessing out of what will be renewed for next season by giving early renewal orders to its four hit series; The Vampire Diaries for season 6, Supernatural for season 10, Arrow for season 3, and the freshman hit The Originals for season 2. What came as a bit of a surprise was the renewal of one of its modest freshman series; Reign. But when all is said and done, 5 hours of the CW schedule has been set in stone for next year, before the premieres of its two mid season shows; Star Crossed and The 100.

“TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT” (Holiday 2014)

ABC has already begun to pick up holiday specials for 2014. “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” will be Disney•Pixar’s new Christmas special and will feature all of our favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films. This will be the second television special starring the characters from the Toy Story Films. The special comes on the heels of the success of “Toy Story OF TERROR!,” which premiered to stellar ratings this past October. ABC’s October 2013 premiere of “Toy Story OF TERROR!” ranked No. 1 in its time period among Total Viewers (10.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.1/10), giving the Net its best performance in the half-hour in nearly 2 years – since 11/09/11. In addition, it was the night’s dominant No. 1 show with Kids 2-11 posting the Net’s highest rating in the half-hour in almost 6 years – 11/28/07.

Sleepy Hollow RENEWED

Sleepy Hollow will not be returning this spring but don't worry it's already been picked up a second season on Fox. Sleepy Hollow is part of Fox’s strategy for shorter, largely uninterrupted, cable-style programming. It was designed to air its 13-episode first season in the fall before another drama series ordered under the same template, The Following, returned in the Monday 9 PM hour in January.

Another NBC Comedy Bites The Dust

It's Over! NBC has pulled the Michael J Fox Show from its lineup just one week after doing the same thing to Sean Saves The World. After the Olympics, NBC plans to air Hollywood Game Night in the 9 PM hour, following Community and Parks & Recreation. Hollywood Game Night, is slated to run through April 3. NBC has not decided what will air in that time slot after April 3rd.

Psych Says GoodBye

It's been confirmed by USA Network and the shows stars that Psych will end its eighth season run. But don't worry the final episode will be a closure-filled series finale, which has been promised to answer all of fans’ burning questions. The Final Episode of Psych will air on Wednesday, March 26 at 9/8c. It will be followed immediately by Psych After Show, a one-hour live remembrance/retrospective featuring a Q&A with the entire cast (including, of course, stars James Roday and Dule Hill) as well as series creator, Steve Franks.

Lifetime is Gonna Bring It!

Lifetime is adding a Wednesday night programming block beginning March 5th, with the premiere of an all-new dance competition docu-series, titled Bring It! which will air at 10pm. Bring IT will be an 8 episode series that will shine a light on the elite world of hip-hop majorette competitions. Coach Dianna Williams (aka "Miss D") (who I bet my last dollar is a Delta) and her Dancing Dolls Troupe refuse to lose, they push themselves to the limit each week in the relentless pursuit of victory and perfection. The Dancing Dolls are from Mississippi and the girl range in ages 7-17. The Dancing Dolls have earned more than 15 Grand Champion Titles and more than 100 trophies beneath their sequenced belts. Bring It! highlights the triumphs and struggles of intense competition, where errors aren't tolerated, mediocrity isn't excused and only a win is acceptable.

Astronaut Wives Club picked up for season 1

ABC has decided to get serious about its lackluster summer programming. With the Astronaut Wives Club, ABC has two homegrown original drama series set to premiere this summer. The Astronaut Wives Club received a 10 episode straight to series order, and It will join Mistresses, which is set to return for a second season this summer. Both series are produced by ABC Studios.

Black Box to Replace Scandal

With Scandals shortened episode order, and set to wrap April 17th, ABC will be premiering a new series to take its place going into May sweeps. BLACK BOX begins Thursday, April 24 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. Black Box is not a typically medical drama. The show revolves around Catherine Black who is s world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as “The Cube.” Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, at the top of her game, and unbeknownst to her colleagues, she’s bipolar. Each week, the doctors on staff at the cube, attempt to unravel the mysteries of the brain and are challenged by intriguing new cases which are never-before-seen on television. The medical stories are moving, bizarre and a visual feast.

TV Land has fallen for Jennifer Falls

2014 looks like it's going to be a great year for TV Land.Jennifer Falls has been given a series order and will star Jamie Pressly. Jennifer Falls will be a single camera comedy, and will B the first single camera comedy to be given a series order on TV Land. Jennifer Falls revolves around Jennifer Doyle (Pressly), a career woman and mother who is forced to move back in with her own mom after being let go from her high-powered, six-figure-salary job. With her teenage daughter in tow, Jennifer is determined to to face her new life and figure out the next steps to rebuild. Jennifer Falls is executive produced by creator Matthew Carlson, Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis.

 Jennifer Falls should premiere sometime in 2014.

It's Gonna Be A Season 4 for The Exes

There is some good news floating around TV Land. The TV Land original comedy series The Exes has been rewarded with a 12 episode fourth season. The Exes revolves around three roommates and divorcés (Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche) who have finally found bromance after initially being forced to live together by their divorce attorney and landlord, Holly (Kristen Johnston). The third season is set to wrap up