Tuesday October 21, 2014

Sorry for the late entry.  Travel day today.

FX has canceled The Bridge.

Per MTV, "[e]arlier this year, Real World Ex: Plosion dropped a bomb that left San Francisco in shambles. But the series’ upcoming 30th season, which will return to the Windy City for the first time since 2001, is about to blow open many a closet door in the Midwest.

"On Real World: Skeletons, seven strangers will move in together as per the show’s typical formula, but soon, shared chores and shower schedules will prove to be the least of their worries as a brand-new twist comes into play: They’ll each be forced to confront the last person on Earth (or sometimes, the last people) they want to see.

"Yes, throughout the season, a group of 'skeletons,' who each have ties to one of the season’s original housemates, will move in and proceed to drum up secrets and dark memories from the past. A cast member named Bruno, for one, will have to share a roof with his estranged brother Briah, with whom he hasn’t spoken in three years. And if that wasn’t enough, Briah once told Bruno that he wished Bruno had died in a car accident that nearly took his life. Yikes!

“'No one wants their worst enemy or embarrassing past moving in with them, but by facing your past, you actually grow. And that growth, however painful it may be, is what makes this season of Real World so watchable,' Real World creator and executive producer Jon Murray said of the new season in a press release."

From the shows you're probably never going to watch department, EW is reporting that "Tyra Banks’ foray back into daytime television is now permanent, as her show The F.A.B. has been picked up for broadcast in 2015.

"ABC has signed on to launch The F.A.B., which stands for The Fun and the Beautiful, on ABC-owned stations in the fall of 2015. Banks is joined on the show by four co-hosts: YouTube star Leah Ashley, interior designer Lauren Makk, model and social media buff Chrissy Teigen, and Joe Zee, the editor-in-chief and executive creative officer of Yahoo Fashion.

"Banks serves as executive producer in addition to her hosting duties, which will task her with moderating the panel of lifestyle experts in addition to guest panelists. The show was originally announced in May of 2014.

"While Banks may have the longest track record in daytime talk shows, her co-hosts are no strangers to television. Makk appeared as a designer on Trading Spaces, while Teigen has contributed to The View and The Chew, and Zee have both made several appearances on Entertainment Tonight. And though Ashley has not appeared on a talk show, her lifestyle blog, appropriately titled A Fab Life, includes a number of video series."

Per Deadline, "[f]ollowing its strong second season premiere last week, USA Network's breakout comedy reality series Chrisley Knows Best has been picked for a third season with a 12-episode order. Additionally, the network has ordered a holiday special to air this December."

Per TV Guide, "Pop has picked up their first original scripted series, Schitt's Creek, starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, the network, currently known as TVGN, announced Tuesday.

"The comedy will follow a formerly rich family that loses all its money in a Ponzi scheme and is forced to move into a motel in Schitt's Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke. Levy will star as video store magnate Johnny Rose and O'Hara will play his soap opera star wife Moira. Daniel Levy, who created the series with his father, will play their hipster son David and Annie Murphy will play their socialite daughter Alexis. Chris Elliot twill also star as the mayor of Schitt's Creek.

"'This show answers the question — what would the Kardashians do if they woke up one day, completely broke?' Brad Schwartz, president of entertainment and media for Pop, said in a statement. 'Not only is this project a clever cultural commentary where the 1 percent is suddenly the 99, but it fits right in the heart of everything we're building at our new network. It's a dream cast, it's hysterically funny, and it's sure to pop.'

"Schitt's Creek will premiere in early 2015 with 13 half-hour episodes."

Per Deadline, "TLC has ordered a six-part series about people who claim they’ve experienced 'divine intervention,' from Jesus whisperers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Downey will host the series TLC says explores 'the stories of people who claim that they’ve experienced modern-day miracles, incredible twists of fate, and phenomena that logic and science cannot explain.' TLC brags the series 'will leave even the most skeptical viewers considering if a divine force was at work.'

"TLC is teaming with Downey’s LightWorkers Media, a division of United Artists Media Group (a newly formed joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Entertainment); Downey, Burnett and Katy Davis (The Oprah Winfrey Show) are exec producing the project, which is set to debut in late ’15."