Monday May 13, 2013

"Once the votes are read, the decision is final. Person voted out will be asked to leave the Tribal Council area immediately.  I'll read the votes."  We said good night to another season of Survivor last night and as expected, after ice cream scooper's departure, [SPOILER ALERT} Cochran coasted to an easy victory.  I was rooting for him once Malcolm got booted and he played a pretty impeccable game, more so than anyone in recent history.  His love for the game of Survivor made his victory more of the "feel good" type than most so I say good for him.  

The Q&A with the jury members was almost done with absent any memorable incident until the lovely Brenda asked Dawn to remove her bottom teeth.  Here's a scary image of that scene.

Speaking of Malcolm Freberg, he sat down with Grantland.com's Juliet Litman for a 27-minute interview and could not have come across any more likable.  Watch the entire interview here. 

Seth Meyers will officially be taking over for Jimmy Fallon.  I think Seth will be a good host, but I won't be watching.  I'm sleeping at that time.

Vince Gilligan talks about the end of Breaking Bad.

More cancellations to report:

Happy Endings (ABC), How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life(ABC), Southland (TNT), Burn Notice (USA), The New Normal (NBC), Go On (NBC).

I'm really bummed about Happy Endings and am hopeful that TBS or some other suitor will come to the rescue a la Cougar Town.

A few shows that have been renewed include:

Modern Family (ABC), Suburgatory (ABC), The Middle (ABC), Last Man Standing (ABC), Nashville (ABC), Revenge (ABC), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Community (NBC), Hell's Kitchen (FOX), MasterChef (FOX).

CBS has ordered four new comedy series: Mom, from Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television and starring Anna Faris; The Millers, starring Will Arnett; Crazy Ones, starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar; and We Are Men, starring Tony Shaloub and Jerry O'Connell. 

NBC has picked up Bill Lawrence's half-hour show Undateable and an adaptation of the 1960s drama Ironside starring Blair Underwood. In addition, the network has greenlit dramas Blacklist, starring James Spader, and Night Shift and comedy Welcome to the Family, all from Sony Pictures Television.

The Voice's Cee Lo Green is getting his own show. TBS has ordered six episodes of The Cee Lo Life [wt], an unscripted series that trails Green as he tackles his busy producing, recording and performing schedule and follows his partnership with friends Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo as they prepare to bring their hip-hop group Goodie Mob back to the stage. The show, which is being produced by Emerald TV Productions and Rogue Atlas, is expected to premiere in 2014. 

FOX has inked a new multi-year deal with chef Gordon Ramsay. As part of the pact, Ramsay will launch a fifth series, Junior MasterChef. The spinoff of MasterChef will feature young cooking enthusiasts.

More good news:

FX's The Americans, which concluded its first season on May 1, has been renewed for a second season to debut in January of 2014. 

Justified, which ended on April 2, has been renewed for a fifth season to debut in January of 2014. 

Season 6 of Sons of Anarchy is set to return in September. 

In addition, FX picked up the fifth season of Archer, and season four of Louie will debut on May of 2014.