Firstly, NBC has renewed the supernatural drama Grimm for a second season. The show which puts a horror twists on classic fairy tales, and “with its most recent outing, Grimm drew 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, but of significance is the fact that at last tally, it’s 18-49 numbers enjoyed the largest increase — 87 percent! — of any network series in DVR Live+7 data.” (tvline.com).
Kiefer Sutherland was recently on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and confirmed rumors that production for the 24 movie is being pushed off for now, due to his schedule and other issues that have come up. He did say that the script is in an “amazing place,” and that they are still trying to get it done, but their job is “to make sure [they] make the best possible movie ever, and if [they] have to wait a little longer, [they] will.” See the clip for yourself below, and he also talks about Touch.
Showtime has announced that Weeds will be returning for it’s 8th season on July first followed by the second season premiere of Episodes. Much further away, but also announced were Dexter, premiering it’s seventh season and Homeland it’s second on Sunday, Sept. 30th.
CBS has already announced 18 of it’s programs for renewal for the 2012-2013 season, including comedies How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls and Mike and Molly. Two and a Half Men is still in preliminary negotiations. Dramas announced were Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Person of Interest. Also announced was reality and news magazine programming, The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, Survivor, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours.
The OWN network has cancelled The Rosie Show, which featured Rosie O’Donnell. TVGuide.com quoted, Oprah Winfrey as saying, “I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey…she has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day. As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I’m grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all.” The show began in October with less than 500,000 viewers, and is now at just over 200,000. The last episode will air March 30th.