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FOX Cancels ‘Utopia’, NBC pulls ‘A to Z’ and ‘Bad Judge’



The “T.V show ax” just keeps chopping.

FOX has pulled the plug on it’s reality TV show Utopia just a month after reducing the episode count.

Shrinking the episode count didn’t help matters as the series drew in less than a 0.5 rating with barely 1.5 million viewers.

Utopia was a reality series about a group of strangers group together in an isolated camp for a year.

The decision goes into effect immediately. Starting Nov. 7 Masterchef Junior reruns will take it’s place. 


NBC cancelled two shows from its schedule earlier this week.

The network announced that it will not produce any more episodes of the two Thursday comedies, Bad Judge and A to Z. It will however,  air all episodes from the initial orders– 13- episodes in total. Five episodes each have aired so far.

Bad Judge has shot 10 episodes to date, while A to Z has shot 11, so they’ll be continuing production until the end of their “season.” Good news for fans, they’ll actually get some closure.

The comedies started off with good ratings, but dropped significantly after facing competition from ABC’s Scandal an other comedies in the same time block.

Recently, Bad Judge scored a 0.9 rating with 4 million views, while A to Z pulled in a 0.7 with 2.6 million. Both fell under the deadly 1.0 rating and didn’t go back up.  I guess they still have time to prove themselves, since NBC is sort of giving them a second-chance.. or at least an extended run. I doubt this will make NBC change it’s mind though. It’s surprising their being this “giving” but I’m assuming it’s because they have nothing better to replace the show with for now. Plus, they’d probably lose more money trying to the pull the plug completely.

Bad Judge centered on a party loving judge. A to Z was a romantic comedy about a couple. Very broad, I know but I feel like the reason these comedies don’t work is because they are so cliche. There is nothing new and exciting about them. Why should I watch a show about some middle-aged woman stuck in her 20’s that can’t get it together? Or another romance comedy, when I deal with my own romantic timeline and also invest in dramas where I can ship my favorites, but the story doesn’t only revolve around their love.

The Blacklist will take over the time slot on February 5th.

UPDATE: Producer Rashida Jones tweeted out that A to Z isn’t officially cancelled. We now have to look up the word cancelled in the dictionary. Oh wait…. The announcement was followed by this statement from NBC.

“[The] show is not officially canceled. For the time being, NBC has decided not to order any more episodes after its original 13-episode order. We always have the option of changing that later on.”

So like I said in my earlier post, it’s a second chance but not really. Let’s be honest, who is going to invest more time in a show that’s hanging on by a string?

Jones even started a petition on Twitter with the hashtag #saveatoz.

So if you love the show, go share your excitement and petition. I’ll be tuning into to Scandal. No hard feeling…


The next show to watch out for is Mulaney. If anyone is getting the ax, it’s the FOX show. It has dipped drastically in ratings, hitting a low of 0.7 this week. Seriously though, ratings are plummeting, reviews are bad. It’s only a matter of time.

Other shows I’m concerned about include Jane the Virgin and The 100. Both CW shows aren’t getting the best ratings, which kind of upsets me because I kind of really like Jane the Virgin. We’ll have to wait and see. What shows do you want off the air? Let us know and vote in our poll!


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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RIP, ‘Everwood’ Actor Dies at Age 79



Everwood’s John Beasley has passed away. 

The actor was best known for his role as Irv Harper on the WB drama that aired from 2002 through 2006. He also served as the show’s narrator.

He was 79. 

His son confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter noting that his father died in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. 

He was reportedly undergoing tests on his liver, though it’s unclear if that’s related to his death. A cause of death was not immediately announced. 

His acting credits include Early Edition, Millennium, Judging Amy, The Soul Man, and appearances on hits like The Resident, NCIS, and Your Honor

As for films, those include The Mighty Ducks, Rudy, The Sum of All Fears, Walking Tall and The Purge: Anarchy, with his final role in 2022’s Firestarter.

Everwood starred Emily van Camp, Gregory Smith, Chris Pratt, Tom Amandes, Debra Mooney, and Treat Williams. You can stream episodes of the hit by renting or purchasing the series on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu

RIP John.

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When Does ‘Manifest’ Season 4 Part 2 Release on Netflix?



Are you ready for Flight 828 to make its final descent?

On April 7, Netflix revealed the release date for the second half of the plane drama, along with a new teaser trailer to hold fans over. 

Manifest Season 4 Part 2—all 10 episodes—will land on the streamer on Friday, June 2, 2023. For those that are keeping score, it’s a year ahead of the June 2, 2024 Death Date (so does this mean they find a way to beat it?!). 

Netflix typically releases new episodes at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time, which means it will drop at 3:00 am Eastern and 2:00 am CT. 

And according to the teaser trailer, things are just as ominous as we expected when we saw the final shot of Season 4 Part 1 of Angelina bringing forth destruction via volcanic fissures.  

“The world is ending and we know when,” Josh Dallas’ Ben Stone remarks in the trailer as everyone emphasizes June 2 numerous times. 

Here’s the full synopsis for the forthcoming final set of episodes. 

“A mysterious accident delivers ominous warnings on a biblical scale that will further jeopardize the livelihood of all the passengers,” the synopsis reads. “As Michaela [Melissa Roxburgh] grieves the loss of her beloved husband Zeke [Matt Long], she must team up with her old flame Jared [J.R. Ramirez] to find new methods to investigate Callings.”

Watch the teaser below:

The end may be near, but there’s still plenty of story left to tell—and we hope that they do right by the ending, giving a satisfactory conclusion to longtime fans who have rallied behind the series from day 1 when it was still on NBC.

Catch up on all of our Manifest reviews leading up to the final season right here

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When Will Sweet Magnolias Season 3 Premiere?



Sweet Magnolias Season 3 Premiere Date

It’s official—we have a premiere date for Sweet Magnolias Season 3!

Joanne Garcia Swisher, who plays Maddie Townsend on the Netflix drama, announced the premiere date on her Instagram page. And we don’t even have to wait that long. 

The return to Serenity will happen on July 20, 2023!

“Hope to see you all there! 🌸 ⁣,” she captioned the photo alongside her co-stars, Brooke Elliott (Dana Sue Sullivan) and Heather Headley (Helen Decatur). 


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Per TVLine, the season will consist of another 10 episodes! 

For those who need a bit of a refresher, there’s plenty of drama that we’re going to dive right into. At the end of season 2, it was revealed that Bill is Isaac’s father (a bombshell revelation if I’m being honest), Noreen gave birth to her daughter and decided to stay in Serenity, Dana Sue decided to give Ronnie another shot, Helen suffered a miscarriage before cozying up to Erik and getting proposed to by true love Ryan, and finally, a bump in the road for Maddie and Cal’s relationship following his angry outburst. 

Sweet Magnolias Season 3 Premiere Date

Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan, Heather Headly as Helen Decatur in episode 310 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2023

All in all, there’s plenty to address in this small yet quaint and charming town, so get ready to pour it out! 

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