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2 Year Renewal For Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has become a monster hit for HBO and the network has decided to treat it as such. HBO has renewed the series for a fifth and sixth season. So fans can rest assured their favorite show will be around for the forceable future. How far the show will go is still in the hands of the novels’ writer George R.R. Martin, who is still writing Book 6 in the seven-book series. But

Ink Master teams up with Spike TV again

  Spike TV is adding a 5th season including 16 more episodes of Ink Master to its line up. These 16 one hour episodes will premiere sometime this fall. Ink Master features tattoo artists from around the country battling it out each week in permanent ink for a $100,000 cash prize and an editorial feature in Inked magazine. This show continues to be a cornerstone of Spike TV's original programming slate. The network plans to add more tattoo related programming within the next year.





9:30 P.M. – SEED (SERIES PREMIERE JULY 14th 2014)






3 New Series Announced at MTV, MTV 2014 Upfronts

MTV use to be known for its dedication to everything pop culture and a slew of reality shows including fan favorites: MADE, and True Story. The iconic cable channel seems to be struggling to find it identity when the market is over populated with pop culture websites, webisodes and television shows. Nevertheless MTV expanded into MTV2 and has undergone multiple attempts at scripted television which landed them the monster hit Teen Wolf. MTV has renewed some fan favorites and picked up 3 new unscripted series featuring dancers, alaskans and people owning up to making bad choices. At its upfronts last month, MTV was also nice enough to set a premiere date for one of its most anticipated new dramas; Finding Carter.

Newly Announced Series:

E!’s Doubles Down with #Richkids and Kardashians, E! 2014 Upfronts

Last month E! Hosted their upfront presentation, confirming their summer shows and presenting new shows in development. This year E! will have more original series than ever before. E! has unveiled its original programming slate, which includes three upcoming series, and the network’s first original scripted series The Royals debuting in early 2015. The network has picked up a second season of #RichKids Of Beverly Hills and has put in development a New York-based spinoff. celebrity-driven unscripted fare remains a cornerstone of E!’s programming with new projects headlined by the Kardashians, Christina Millian and Lance Bass. With the conclusion of the Style Network. E! Has picked up some of their original series as well as combining elements of The Style Network with E!'s entertainment network to enhance the channel even more.


NEW Show Thursdays, USA 2014 Summer Schedule



9 P.M. – ROYAL PAINS (Season 6 premieres June 10th 2014)
10 P.M. – COVERT AFFAIRS (Season 5 premieres June 24th 2014)


9 P.M. – SUITS (Season 4 premieres June 11th 2014)
10 P.M. – GRACELAND (Season 2 premieres June 11th 2014)


9 P.M. – RUSH (Series premiere July 17th 2014)
10 P.M. – SATISFACTION (Series premiere July 17th 2014)



CBS is easily the most watched network on television, most of its series at very episodic featuring a case of the week type of format that allows for viewers to miss one episode but tune in for the next one. CBS has become known for premiering the least amount of new shows every fall, which is a testament to the ratings and popularity of the various series on its network. With 2 new shows set to premiere this fall, and 2 more scheduled for early winter, this tradition will continue. This not the old person network, change the channel, settle in and watch CBS because they have something for everyone.



7 P.M. – 60 MINUTES

#CandidlyNicole From Twitter to TV

VH1has picked up Nicole Ritchie's new show for an 8 episode 1st season. Her new show is slated to premiere July 17th as a part of VH1's summer schedule of original series, which also includes; Hit the Floor and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. #CandidlyNicole marks Richie’s second reality show. According to VH1, it will “detail her daily adventures and give insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life and her journey to adulthood.”

Helix Renewed for Season 2

The Syfy thriller about a team of scientists battling a mankind-threatening outbreak, turned out to be a breakout hit for the network. It comes as no surprise then that Syfy has decided to renew the series for

7 New Series for Summer, NBC 2014 Summer Schedule

Original Broadcast Season Leftovers and Acquisitions


8 PM – Last Comic Standing (Encores)
9 - 11PM – American Ninja Warrior (Season 5 Premieres May 26th 2014)

8 - 10 P.M. – America’s Got Talent (Season 9 Premiere May 27th 2014)
8 P.M. – Food Fighters (Series Premiere July 22nd 2014)
9 - 11 P.M. – America’s Got Talent (Time-slot Premiere July 22nd)
10 P.M. – The Night Shift (Series Premiere June 27th 2014)

13 NEW SERIES for ABC, 2014-2015 ABC Schedule

ABC is the home to some of the most talked about dramas on network television including; Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Revenge, Nashville and of course Marvels Agents of Shield. With six new series starting this fall, and many more set to premiere at the mid-season, ABC is determined to find some programming the resonates with viewers. Not only has ABC added new shows, but they have also gotten smarter with their scheduling; moving Greys Anatomy to the Thursday death slot and moving Agents of Shield back an hour where there is less competition. ABC has always had a family/women centered programming and this year it is trying something a little bit different. There is something for everyone on ABC this season, so you should check out what they have to offer.


CHILD GENIUS: Is your kid smarter than the rest?

Lifetime is producing a brand new reality series to see who is the smartest child In the US. Based on the popular UK format, Child Genius centers on some of America’s most extraordinary and gifted children and their families as they prepare for a national intelligence competition. This eight episode docu-series will premiere

The Heart Has Been Called For A 2nd Season

When Calls the Heart, Hallmarks second original series has also been picked up for a second season. When Calls The Heart tells the story of a young woman who begins a new chapter in her life in am early 20th century coal mining town.this feel good family drama with a positive message, is a perfect fit for the network.

Genre Heavy Programming at the CW, 2014-2015 CW Schedule

Every Year all the networks announce what shows have been renewed, which have been cancelled, and the brand new shows that will grace everyone’s television sets in the fall. The CW is no exception. CW has been known for renewing shows that have bad ratings, but usually even then it is still somewhat predictable to figure out which series will be back for another season, and which would die, never to be heard from again. This year there was one major surprise and four new show pickups. Out of 6 shows taken to pilot, putting 4 on the roster gives the CW a pretty high batting average. With the highly anticipated Flash on the CW’s fall lineup and 1 other brand new show, it will be interesting to see how the CW does ratings wise in the Fall. 


HILARY DUFF returns to TV!

TV Land has picked up Younger for 12 episodes. This single camera comedy starring Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor. Based on the novel by Pamela Redmond Satran, Younger centers around Liza (40) a single mom trying to find work, after years out of the workforce, problem is that it's hard to start from the bottom at her age.

Boy Meets World births Girl Meets World

Disney Channel is showing the next generation of the 90's hit classic Boy Meets World. Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage will both be back to reprise their roles in the new spinoff series. Girl Meets World, has a similar premise to the original series, but, as the title suggests, this is from a girl’s perspective. Rowan Blanchard is introduced as Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprise their roles from the original series which aired on ABC from 1993-2000.

Hot in Cleveland is on Fire

TV lands first and longest running comedy series, starring one of TV's oldest stars has been renewed for an unprecedented 6th season. A gigantic 24 episode order is in store for the shows 6th season. With season 6, Hot in Cleveland's total episode count will rise to

Chrisley and Family are returning to USA

"Chase would screw a snake if someone would hold its head" -Todd Chrisley
This and other Todd-isms will return to USA for a second season. Chrisley Knows Best, Is a bonafide unscripted USA Network breakout hit. Chrisley Knows Best is described as a real-life family comedy, it follows Atlanta-based self-made multimillionaire Todd Chrisley, his wife Julie, and their five children who live a seemingly picture-perfect Southern life with everything money can buy. The cable network has renewed the half-hour reality series for a 12-episode second season. Season two will

JK Rowling's book gets a Mini-Series

Published in 2012, Casual Vacancy centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war: Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. BBC along with HBO will co-produce, JK Rowling's newest novel The Casual Vacancy into a three hour mini series. Even when JK Rowling isn't trying she makes money lol. The Casual Vacancy mini-series

Friday Night Lights ain't got nothing on Friday Night Tykes

Friday Night Tykes did not premiere without heated controversy, sparking heated conversations across the United States and giving the brand new Esquire Network some much needed publicity. Friday Night Tykes which follows multiple youth teams playing in a football little league in Texas, sparked national debate about competitive youth sports. Making parents ask; how much is too much, what lines shouldn't we cross? After the show was criticized

Spike TV promises to rescue 20 more Bars, and Restaurants

Spike TV's original series Bar Rescue, has been renewed for an additional 20 episodes, starring bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer. Gaffer uses three decades of experience in the resturant, bar, and nightclub business to give failing businesses one last chance to get it right. Season 4 of this spike tv

TLC is adding more Polygamy

TLC is in the polygamy game for the long haul. Brady Williams and Family are getting an additional 8 episodes. My Five Wives follows Brady Williams, his five wives and their combined 24 children, who all live together on their large family property outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. The new episodes would return

Bring It! Again and Again

The hit reality dancing competition has made an impression at Lifetime.Mrs. Diana's Dancing Dolls will be back for an additional 10 episodes this summer. Audiences have loved to watch the Dancing Dolls throw stands, perform routines and compete every episode. The Pilgrim Studios docu-series that focuses on the elite world of hip hop majorette competitions was excited about the response the show received.

Year Round Programming Headed to Fox, 2014-2015 Fox Schedule

2014-2015 FOX SCHEDULE Fox has decided to do away with the traditional pilot cycle and instead develop pilots more like the cable stations do. Fox has always been an interesting network, it never embraced having original programming at the 10 o’clock hour, and up until this year their lineup has been filled with reality shows. This year they are switching it up, having less reality shows on their network and adding more dramas to their fall schedule. This 2014-2015 season, Fox has started to implement year round programming. With the most anticipated new drama Gotham, set to air Mondays this Fall, I’m sure Fox’s ratings are going to be better than usual.


BOLD Schedule Changes for NBC, 2014-2015 NBC Schedule

This year, NBC was the top rated network and they have plans to keep it that way. NBC has renewed their contract with the Olympics and the Grammy, and has ordered 2 more seasons of The Voice in hopes of keeping up their momentum. With 14 new shows on the menu and 6 of them set to debut late September/ early October, there will be a lot of new programming for viewers to explore. This fall, NBC once again has one of the most anticipated new fall shows, STATE OF AFFAIRS, which will also mark Katherine Heigels return to television.


Crisis and Believe and 8 other NBC series Cancelled

As NBC readies to conduct its upfront presentation today, it has done what every other prime time network has had to do and has cancelled its under performing shows. This year NBC will be cancelling a total of 10 series which is one less than ABC. Surprising for many, two shows; Revolution and Community were both cancelled and its looking like neither show will find a new home on any other network. Unlike other networks the genre that was hit the hardest for NBC was its dramas, this year they will be cancelling 6 of their dramas most of which were in there freshman seasons. So grab a tissue and check and see if your favorite show will not be returning.

CBS Kicks 7 Shows To The Curb

You have to go Big or go Home if you are looking to keep your slot at CBS. Unfortunately, some shows are just not up to CBS standards. This year, 6 shows have been cancelled, and an iconic comedy is coming to an end. Although CBS' head of programming announced that there would most likely only be two new drama series picked up and two new comedy series added to the line-up it is now abundantly clear that CBS will welcome more than four new shows next season. Most of the shows coming to an end saw the writing on the wall and wrote an appropriate series ending.

FOX says GOODBYE to 7 Shows!

Upfront season always drags new and returning shows to the slaughter house. Even though Fox has changed the way they are going to develop and pick up new shows, that does nothing for the 6 fox shows getting cancelled or the one comedy that was cancelled and then saved by TBS. So grab your tissues and take a look at all the shows that wont be returning!

CBS summer premiere schedule

CBS SUMMER 2014 CBS goes Supernatural for the Summer


7 P.M. – 60 Minutes 8 P.M. – Big Brother (Sunday Premiere beginning June 29th 2014) 9 P.M. – Reckless (Series Premiere June 29th 2014) 10 P.M. – Unforgettable (Season 3 Premiere June 29th 2014)

No Happily Ever After for 11 shows on ABC

So its official the Hammer has come down for shows struggling on ABC. The Friday and Saturdays before Upfront presentations are typically brutal and this year was no exception. The list of shows that will not be returning is extensive and so far is mostly comedy based. The class hit the hardest seems to be ABC’s freshman crop of shows, with more than half of them ending their first season never to return.  Both Suburgatory and Mixology are being shopped to other networks like TBS, bu it is unlikely that either one will get a reprieve from dooms day. All the other shows have been renewed, but the size of the order and when the show will return, and what new series will join it is all up in the air and will only be resolved after ABC’s Upfronts May 12th 2014. Yell and scream about your favorite show being cancelled in the Comments!

Fox Marries Harry and Gets Ganged Up This Summer

FOX SUMMER 2014  Ganged up and Married Off, Fox goes Big this Summer



8 P.M. – MASTERCHEF (Season 5 Premiere May 19th 2014))
9 P.M. – 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (Time Period Premiere May 12th 2014)
9 P.M. – HOTEL HELL (Season 3 Premieres July 21st 2014)


8 P.M. – I WANNA MARRY “HARRY” (Series Premiere May 27th 2014)
9 P.M. – RIOT (Series Premiere May 13th 2014 Hosted by Australian comedian Rove McManus)

More Braxtons for WeTV

WeTV has renewed Braxton Family Values for a mega sized 26 episodes season four, and has paired it with a sophomore season of SWV Reunited for an expanded 10 episode season. Braxton Family Values centers on the turbulent yet relatable relationships, careers and personal lives of sisters Toni, Tamar, Towanda, Trina and Traci Braxton and matriarch Miss E. The most recent



GSN is sticking to game shows and its working for them. In 2014 GSN plans to boost up its commitment to original content, they will be adding one new series this year with many more in development. GSN had a stellar 2013, the network’s most-watched year ever, with double-digit audience growth across all key demos and total viewers. “In 2013 our original programming began hitting on all cylinders and our ratings reached record highs. And that’s because our viewers are active, engaged and asking for more--and we are giving it to them,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, GSN’s Executive Vice President of Programming and Development. “We see limitless possibilities in the game show category and we feel confident that we can grow our audience with outside the box thinking around this genre.”


5 and Done for Our America with Lisa Ling

OWN has announced that soon it will be time to say goodbye to Our America with Lisa Ling. The upcoming 5th season of the documentary series will be its last. Our America was one of the first shows picked up by OWN back when it started, and it was the shining light of the network when critical accolades and praise by critics. At the time it was the only show not hosted by Winfrey that drew any type of audience the only one to make it this far. Acknowledging Our America‘s contributions to OWN, both of the network’s presidents spoke of the series’ exit. “Over the past three years, Our America has cast a bright light into dark places, raised awareness of some of our country’s most controversial issues and provided a voice to those who are often not heard,” said OWN President Sheri Salata. Added OWN President Erik Logan, “Lisa Ling’s top-notch journalistic work is the best in the industry, and we can’t wait to see her soar in her next chapter.” The 10-episode fifth and final seasonof Our A…

Less Supernatural More Drama for ABC Family

ABC Family 2014 Upfront
I am more than a little addicted to ABC Family’s comedies and dramas. This year ABC Family has decided to ease up on the comedies and to try and add some new dramas to their schedule. After launching three new dramas this year and all but one of them having disastrous rating, ABC Family has decide to up their game and has ordered 4 new drama pilots. Their pilots include everything from substance abuse to the supernatural. These pilots if picked up would most likely be developed for next summer, since their 2014 summer line-up has already been set. ABC Family also took this time to make formal cancellation and renewal announcements. 

Pilots in Development:

"The Situation" has taken residence at TVGN

Depending on how you look at it; Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino is moving up in the world and trading his reality gig at MTV for a new reality TV show on TVGN. The situation will star in an 8 episode first season that will probe deep into "The Situation" and members on his family including Mike (youngest brother), Linda (mother), Marc (middle brother), Melissa (sister) and Frank (older brother). Apparently we have only seen one side of him, The Situation side, and now it’s time for America to get a look at Mike Sorrentino. We will see how

See Dad has Stopped Running

See Dad Run is going to slow to a walk and eventual sit down in 2014. Season 3 of the Nick at Nite sitcom is currently filming, and this will be the final season of the series. There are 5 episodes left to air from See Dad Run’s 20 episode second season, therefore fans will enjoy an entire new series before seeing the show come to the close. See Dad Run will have a 13 episodes plus 1 hour long series finale. See Dad Run stars David Hobbs (Scott Baio) who becomes a stay-at-home dad so his soap-opera star wife (Alanna Ubach) can get back in the spotlight, but he quickly realizes that playing a dad on television is much different from the real thing. He has to take care of his three kids, Emily (Ryan Newman), Joe (Jackson Brundage) and Janie (Bailey Michelle Brown) with the help of his best friends, Marcus (Mark Curry) and Kevin (Ramy Youssef). See Dad Run was Nick at Nite’s first original scripted comedy, after it ends the only series left will be Instant Mom.


NICKELODEON 2014 UPFRONT With rumors swarming about the future of Sam and Cat, and the networks decision to end Victorious last year, Nickelodeon is in despite need of some live action original programming to add to its lineup. Nickelodeon has a history of being the most watched children’s network on TV, and they have no plans on changing that anytime soon. In keeping with the times, Nickelodeon this season is green lighting some original programming just for their digital platforms. This season Nickelodeon has added 10 new series to the schedule with Content Spanning Every Genre, Every Platform. There is currently no plans to expand Nick at Nite instead their original programming will be moving to Thursday nights this quarter, to provide a family hour of viewing, are the network’s two original sitcoms: Instant Mom and See Dad Run. These two popular shows are among a hit lineup of Modern Family sitcoms like My Wife and Kids, The Nanny, George Lopez and Yes, Dear.

Upcoming original ser…

Carrie Diaries and The Tomorrow People Among the Casualties

It’s been a brutal day over at The CW, as the network gets ready for its upfront next Thursday. With six shows on the bubble, the CW definitely needed to cut some of its dead weight so that it could pick up some new series for next season. The final verdict is that freshman series the 100, 3rd year veteran Hart of Dixie and the sophomore series currently on hiatus Beauty and the Beast will all be returning for another season. Which means The Tomorrow People, Star-crossed and the much beloved Carrie Diaries have all gotten the ax. 

6 Shows Still On The Bubble For CBS

Thursday Night Football has found a new home at CBS. Therefore, the already cramped CBS schedule is getting even tighter since there is less room on the roster. The network has not stated that they are only looking to add 2 dramas and 2 comedies to the line-up for next year. On the heels of that announcement they have decided to renew nine of their hit dramas, five of their stand out comedies and both of their critically acclaimed reality series. Shows that have been officially renewed include; NCIS, NCIS: LA, Criminal Minds, Person Of Interest,


TNT 2014 SUMMER SCHEDULE TNT is going hard with 5 nights of original programming this summer. 



9 P.M. – MAJOR CRIMES (Season 3 premieres June 9th)
9 P.M. – DALLAS (Season 3 part 2 premiere August 28th 2014)
10 P.M. – MURDER IN THE FIRST (Series premiere June 9th 2014)

4 New Series for AMAZON

AMAZON 2014 UPFRONTS Amazon Studios has decided that it’s here to stay. They are not backing down from creating their own content for their streaming service. In fact, Amazon is hosting its own upfront presentation and has picked up four of their five pilots to series. Unlike most other networks, Amazon allows any interested viewer to watch any of their pilots and comment on them. The pilots that create the most buzz are then picked up to series. This year, amazon is expanding into original dramas. 

New Original Series: 

BANG! 3 more seasons for the Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory had an iconic 3 year multi-year renewal deal with CBS which kept the series going until 2014-2015. As the highest rated comedy on network television it was not a question as to whether or not the show would be renewed but rather for how many seasons the show would be renewed for. Well congratulations Theory Fans, CBS and Warner Brothers have reached another 3 year renewal deal for the iconic television series. This would allow the series to at least see 10 seasons. This deal would keep The Big Bang Theory on CBS until at least 2016-2017. Big Bang is not the only chuck Lorre series in talks for additional seasons, there are rumors of a 13-episode final season of Two and a Half Men eyed along with renewals for next season of Mike & Molly and freshman Mom. 
Even through the show