Friday October 4, 2013

Suits has NOT been canceled, but it is not returning in January per Gabriel Macht (Harvey Spector).  Macht confirmed via Twitter that "[n]ot to worry folks...we r coming back we just don't have an official date yet! When I get it you will be the first to know."  Phew.

What is most definitely coming back for a 25th season is MTV's The Challenge.  There is a god.  Per Variety, "[t]he most recent iteration of The Challenge was Rivals II, which finished its run on the net at the end of September and saw a 54% spike in viewership compared to the previous year’s The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons finale. The Rivals II finale drew 2.2 million total viewers to MTV, and also benefited from DVR and online streaming playback."  Damn straight.

Breaking Bad  characters drawn as characters from The Simpsons.

An Albuquerque news paper ran Walter White's obituary

Scandal 's Dan Bucatinsky talks about his on-screen relationship with Jeff Perry.  "Bucatinsky credits Scandal’s writers for creating a world that treats James and Cyrus’ marriage just like any other relationship on the series. 'It’s such a heightened world and I think it’s so brilliantly written,' he said."

The Gladiators talk about what's ahead this season on Scandal.

Buzzfeed  ranks this season's Top Chef competitors.

Here's an interview with The Walking Dead 's Andrew Lincoln.  This show is back a week from Sunday.

From TV Guide, "Mark Burnett is blasting into the heavens with NBC. The reality maestro's new space reality show, as first reported by TV Guide Magazine, has found a home at the Peacock network.

"Burnett and Sir Richard Branson are behind Space Race, in which ordinary people will compete for a ride on one of Branson's first Virgin Galactic suborbital space flights. The winner will take off on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America in New Mexico, perhaps as soon as next year."

By the way,  "Tom Hanks, Ashton Kutcher and Angelina Jolie are among the more than 600 people who have already signed up for a Virgin Galactic [Branson's spacecraft] flight, which costs $250,000 per seat."

Evidently Howard Stern and Jerry Seinfeld went shopping for cereal as part of their Comedians In Cars Drinking Coffee  shoot.  What I would give to be a passenger in the backseat of that road trip?

Amazon has green lit 3 new pilots including one penned by a friend, so congrats!  

"Written by Jeremy Garelick and Jon Weinbach, The Outlaws is all about the ins and outs of a professional football team from the perspective of both the players and the back office. The Outlaws creative team also includes Matt Alvarez and Michael Strahan, former football player for the New York Giants and host of Live with Kelly and Michael.

“'Jon Weinbach and I could not be more excited about The Outlaws, it’s been great transforming this story into a pilot with the help of Amazon,' said Outlaws creator Jeremy Garelick. 'We have found Amazon’s support for original and edgy content to be second to none; the opportunity to blend crushing comedy and hits is endless. We want to make Outlaws the show that everyone will love— not just football fans.'”

Scripps Networks Interactive is launching digital lifestyle channel ulive. The net offers episodes and clips from Scripps brands including HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, as well as original series; launch partner Ford Motor Company is being integrated into episodes of ulive programs.  

The Crazy Ones  didn't hold up quite as well this week.  Seriously, Robin Williams needs to stuff it in a sack.