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ABC Cancels 'Revenge' After Four Seasons


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ABC has cancelled ‘Revenge’ after four seasons, it has been revealed. A source confirmed to E! News that the network would be bringing the series to an end, and that the series finale would be broadcast on Sunday, May 10th at 10pm ET.

‘Revenge’s executive producer Sunil Nayar told Entertainment Weekly, who first broke the news: “We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story. We've been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident."

Emily VanCampEmily Vancamp, the star of ABC's 'Revenge'

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Picture - Mallory Jansen - A host... Pasadena California United States, Thursday 15th January 2015

Mallory Jansen - A host of stars turned out for the Disney ABC Television Critics Aassociation Winter Press Tour which was held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California, United States - Thursday 15th January 2015

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Mallory Jansen
Mallory Jansen
Mallory Jansen
Mallory Jansen

ABC Cancels 'Selfie'


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The latest cancellation in this fall’s bonfire of TV sitcoms has been announced. Network ABC has decided not to renew Tuesday night’s ‘Selfie’ beyond its initial run of thirteen episodes.

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'Selfie', starring Karen Gillan (above), was axed by ABC on Friday

The John Cho and Karen Gillan comedy joins its fellow Tuesday night companion ‘Manhattan Love Story’ on the scrapheap, although ‘Selfie’ will at least be seen through its existing commission. ‘Manhattan Love Story’, by contrast, was pulled immediately mid-season. Ouch.

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Picture - Charlie Weber - Disney ABC... Beverly Hills California United States, Tuesday 15th July 2014

Charlie Weber - Disney ABC TCA 2014 Summer Press Tour held at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 15th July 2014

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Brandon Barash, Harper Barash and Kirsten Storms
Brandon Barash, Harper Barash and Kirsten Storms
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Emily Osment

Picture - Ashley Tisdale and Emily Osment... Beverly Hills California United States, Tuesday 15th July 2014

Ashley Tisdale and Emily Osment - 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour - Disney ABC Television - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 15th July 2014

Ashley Tisdale and Emily Osment
Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale and Emily Osment
Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale

'Chasing Life' Could Be Worthwhile…If You Ignore The 'Breaking Bad' Comparisons


Italia Ricci ABC

Chasing Life premiered on ABC last night (10th June) and the Steve Miner-directed first episode of ABC Family's new comedy drama adaptation was delivered to the American small screen. Airing Tuesdays at 9/8c, Chasing Life is "a story about love, hope, determination and support," series lead Italia Ricci tells TVLine.

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Italia Ricci Stars in 'Chasing Life'

"It's about my character, April, and how everyone around her deals with her diagnosis of cancer at 24 years old. Just when it looks like her life is falling into place, it starts to fall apart - but she decides not to let it."

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Michael Strahan Joining ‘Good Morning America’ as ‘Utility Player’


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Michael Strahan is joining Good Morning America, following the departure of Josh Elliot, it has been confirmed. ABC sources tell TMZ.com that Strahan will appear during the 08:00 hour of the show, around 3-4 times per week. Insiders say Strahan will act as a “utility player”, presenting features, lifestyle, entertainment, sports – pretty much whatever needs coveing.

Michael StrahanMichael Strahan is Joining 'Good Morning America'

 

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Christian Slater's 'Mind Games' Cancelled, Replaced by 'Wife Swap'


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ABC have ruthlessly axed Christian Slater's Mind Games midseason after low rated airings. For the next two weeks, the network will use the Tuesday 10pm slot for extra samplings of promising midseason drama Resurrection. Beginning on April 15, the network will launch season 3 of Celebrity Wife Swap.

Christian Slater Mind GamesChristian Slater's 'Mind Games' Is No More

In fairness, Mind Games wasn't very good and the writing was on the wall since it debuted to a 1.1 demo rating two days after the Oscar telecast - when the show was promoted. It dived to a horrendous 0.6 in its second week and matched that rating again on Tuesday. It's the third ABC show to be cancelled in the Tuesday 10pm timeslot, following Lucky 7 and Killer Women.

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Getting Ready for SHIELD Ahead of Tonight's Premiere - Who's Watching?


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It’s been called the first network superhero show to rival Arrow, which was a surprise success in its own right. That’s right, Agents of SHIELD debuts tonight on ABC, taking place after the monumental battle that left Midtown Manhattan in ruins at the end of Marvel’s The Avengers.

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Joss Wheldon is the executive producer of the show

Perhaps the most important thing to say is that Joss Whedon is very much involved, in fact, he directed the first episode, which has received warm reviews so far. The show, while carrying on from the last Avengers movie, is totally separate from the films; it exists in the same universe.

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Grey’s Anatomy Losing An Original - Shonda Rhimes Is Upset


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As ABC’s top scripted drama, and having run for nearly 10 seasons now, Grey’s Anatomy’s characters are household names, and familiar faces, too. And that’s why Sandra Oh's exit has hit showrunner Shonda Rimes so hard.

Sandra OhSandra Oh at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Awards

Oh plays the confident Dr. Cristina Yang, and has done so for eight years on the popular medical drama. “Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go,” she revealed of her exit. “It’s such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well.” (The Mail)

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Promises To Be More Than Avengers Spin Off


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The critics got a first glance at what Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D looks like yesterday, (Sunday Aug 4) when they were treated to a special screening of the first episode. And those same critics got to grill producer Joss Whedon afterwards.

The show - created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen – is set in the same universe as creations like Iron Man; it contains the super-human criminals that S.H.I.E.L.D will have to battle each week and takes place after The Avengers’ Battle of New York.

"Every week it's not going to be some new hero," Whedon explains. "There could be a device, there could be a mystery.” The show will focus on characters who aren’t blessed (or cursed) with superpowers, rather it will look at the intricacies of teamwork and how the group work together to bring down the threat.

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LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian Fell In Love On Set of "Northern Lights," But At 40, What's Happened To His Career?


Eddie Cibrian Leann Rimes George Clooney Kevin Bacon Gabrielle Union Lucy Lawless Ving Rhames James Van Der Beek Brandi Glanville Amber Heard ABC NBC

When Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian fell in love on the set of Northern Lights, things were already looking a little bleak for the American actor. Here was a guy with the looks of a genuine Hollywood leading star - a guy who had served his time on U.S. television (Sunset Beach), like many A-listers before him, George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, etc. So why has Cibrian - who turned 40 last week - lost his way in the tangled world of Hollywood?

Eddie Cibrian LeAnn RimesEddie Cibrian [L] and LeAnn Rimes [R] At The ACM Music Awards

In 2006, Cibrian joined the cast of Fox show Vanished midway through the series. The show focused on the disappearance of the wife of a Georgia senator, which is revealed as being part of a wider conspiracy. The family of the missing woman, a pair of FBI agents and a journalist are drawn into the ever-evolving mystery - sounds alright doesn't it? Well, it wasn't. And it was cancelled after nine of the thirteen episodes. Yep, that means Fox deemed it wasn't even worth revealing where the wife of the Georgian senator ended up. 

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Mad Men Recap Of The Crash: Is Don Draper Becoming Self-Aware?


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Don Draper has enough flashbacks to his childhood when he isn’t on drugs, so on the latest episode of Mad Men you’d have hoped that the show’s main protagonist would be tripping out with something a little more left field when he is injected with a drugs cocktail from the mysterious Dr Hecht. But nope, it’s back to his salad days for him.

Anyway, the main thing that The Week seems to be focusing on in latest episode, The Crash, is that Draper is starting to show some signs of self-awareness – even if he won’t let on to any of the rest of the cast. He’s always been a hard ass, and more than happy to screw over people for his own gains, but there are a couple of lines where the TV mogul seems to be fully aware of his own behavior. "The timbre of my voice is as important as the content," Don tells Ken at one point "I don't know whether I'll be forceful or submissive, but I must be there in the flesh." See what we mean? He’s fully aware that what he’s saying isn’t what he’s meaning.

The thing is, the show’s other main characters are starting to tire of this. Sylvia’s pretty much done with him, while Ted’s really annoyed with him too, despite only recently merging Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce with Cutler, Gleason and Chaough. His kids are drifting further apart from him too, so with five episodes left of the season, is Don going to finally get found out? Everything seems to be pointing towards a big fat ‘Yes’.

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Final Views: Barbara Walters Set To Retire On Monday Morning


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Ground-breaking television journalist Barbara Walters is to announce her retirement on Monday's episode of The View. Walters, 83, will finally say goodbye to the news industry next summer, an ABC spokesperson confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday evening (May 12, 2013).

The network still plans to make good use of Walters' talents until then, with the TV personality continuing to anchor and report for ABC as well as appearing on The View. "I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on 'The View' and with ABC News," she said in a statement, "I created 'The View' and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it."  Walters will also retain her executive producer role on the long-running weekday show gabfest.

Speculation of Walters' retirement first emerged in March after she underwent a health scare that included a brief stay in hospital. It later turned out she had been diagnosed with chicken pox, though made no announcement at the time. 

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