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What’s Cancelled and What’s Renewed? Fall 2013/2014 Season!

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by: Lizzy Buczak

Its that dreaded time again. Spring is a brewing and everyone’s excited to play, yet TV stations must make the decisions of who shall stay and who shall go.


The CW’s 90210 has already been terminated, which means that this is its fifth and final season. Look the writers and producers really got away with a lot on this show. Ratings had fallen, fans tuned out, but there is something really magical about that zip code that entices people. I wouldn’t call this show serialized, because you can definitely tune in and out and still understand whats going on, which is mainly why I think it survived for so long, but its safe to say the run is over. Goodbye Naomi and gang!

Everyone can catch their breath and uncross their fingers though. The Vampire Diaries are renewed for another season! Obviously. With TVD also comes Supernatural, which I’m not too concerned about because I never saw it to be a good show to begin with. Also on this list How I Met Your Mother (because we cannot get enough of Barney, ever), The Following (unlike The Cult), and Hawaii 5-0.

A lot of other shows are on the fence. Revenge is one of the shows that I’m personally concerned about because of its complicated plot line involving the Initiative and the fact that its episodes have been spread so thinly this past season, making it even harder to keep up with the heavily serialized show. It seems that its much easier for stations to keep the non-serialized shows, which bothers me because serialized shows are the meat of everything. Sure, those half hour shows that take up time slots and let you laugh after a long day mindlessly are needed, but so are the shows with exceptionally good writing and complicated plotlines. Revenge is like Lost, only simpler. Although it scored a mere 1.5 in the 18-49 category, its an ABC produced show that will likely get picked up for season 3. Let me just point out how finicky the prime time system is. Last week’s episode of Revenge drew in 6.8 million viewers. Honestly, I call that a good day for TV, I don’t know about you. Shows, Once Upon A Time, Nikita, Chicago Fire and Nashville are all looking at renewals as well.

The Carrie Diaries and Beauty and the Beast are half and half just because its unsure if The CW will be able to fill the slots with anything, should I say “better.” Of course, the CW can count on the success of their new show The Originals, which is an almost guaranteed win, unless the show backfires miserably which I doubt. I think The Carrie Diaries started off as something that could have become really good, and failed to live up to the noise and fame of “Sex and the City” because of the childish writing.

What I’m really upset about is Red Widow, which has gotten just rotten reviews and a weak viewership. I personally am really backing the show just because i think it has a great deal of potential. The first few episodes were rocky, but I don’t think that its a horrible show. Unfortunately, with prime time TV its all about the numbers, the viewership and the money you can get for ads, which is what Red Widow failed to deliver. I don’t want to give up all my hope yet, but I think that its a done deal when the network only order 8 episodes.

Same goes to Cult, which I predicted would fail miserably after its low scoring (and kind of pathetic) series premiere. With a pretty legit cast, the shows writing was under-developed, especially competing with The Following, which is Fox’s leading show. Both had similar plotlines, yet Cult was aimed at a younger demographic, who just didn’t find it appealing. After getting the day and time switched from Tuesday to Friday, it was pretty much over at episode two. Same goes for Smash, whose excessive advertising didn’t do them much justice. Hart of Dixie will probably saying adios as well, as the country strong show just doesn’t have what it takes to compete at the prime time level.

Well, here’s what “better” might include. The CW is turning into a channel dedicated to well, the paranormal/ supernatural. Its obvious I am the number one fan of TVD. I’m super excited for The Originals. But when one channel premieres a whole fall lineup of shows that will be featuring the super-normal alien or nuclear war delinquents, cut me out. I don’t know whose attention these people are trying to get but it isn’t mine. That being said, check back soon for a list of all that’s to premiere for the Fall 2013/2014 season. 

 


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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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‘Friends’ Reunion Finally Gets Premiere Date – See the Promo

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Friends will always be there for you… even a year or so delayed.

The highly-anticipated reunion of the 90s sitcom has finally gotten a premiere date at HBO Max, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. 

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry will officially reunite on Thursday, May 27, the streaming service announced. 

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The reunion will be an unscripted special that will look back at the immense success of the show, which ran from 1994 to 2004. It also marks the first time all of the cast members have been on-screen together since the show’s finale.

The reunion was originally slated to air in May 2020 with the launch of the HBO Max app, but it was postponed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A year later, the excitement is just as real! 

There will also be a handful of celebrity cameos including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai, per TV Line.

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Torrey DeVitto, Yaya DaCosta Leaving ‘Chicago Med’ Ahead of Season 7

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Someone rush over a crash cart because this news has crushed us!

Chicago Med is losing two incredible cast members ahead of the NBC drama’s seventh season. 

Torrey DeVitto, who plays doctor Natalie Manning, and Yaya DaCosta, who plays nurse April Sexton, will not be returning in the fall, per Deadline.

DaCosta is leaving to lead Lee Daniels’ Our Kind of People, which nabbed a straight-to-series order at FOX. 

DeVitto, from Pretty Little Liars and One Tree Hill fame, will star in an upcoming indie film titled Skelly. 

She even confirmed the news to her fans on social media, writing: “Well, looks like the cat is out of the bag…All good things must come to an end.

It has been such an honor and pure joy to bring Dr. Natalie Manning to life for all of you on Chicago Med for the past 6 seasons. But it is now time for her and me to bow out and say goodbye.

Thank you to all you loyal watchers who adored her as much as I did.

I can’t wait to share what’s to come with all of you. New adventures await!”

Both DeVitto and DaCosta have appeared in the #OneChicago franchise since Med’s premiere in 2015.

Per the publication, their contracts were up at the end of season 6 and both actresses decided not to renew. 

The rest of the cast ( S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi and Marlyne Barrett as nurse Maggie Lockwood) is expected to return pending contract negotiations.

All three Chicago shows were renewed for three additional seasons back in 2020 — Chicago Fire through season 11, Chicago PD through season 10, and Chicago Med through season 8.

The current storylines have seemingly been setting up for the actresses’ exits as Manning found herself in hot water after stealing medication to help her mother, while April decided to return to nursing school. 

We’ll definitely miss DeVitto and DaCosta, but we wish them the best of luck in future projects!

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It’s time to say goodbye to the Pearson clan! 

NBC’s groundbreaking family drama This Is Us will end with a sixth and final season, per The Hollywood Reporter 

The series was renewed for three seasons — up until season 6 — back in 2019. 

NBC has not officially commented on the news. The network is expected to make the announcement on Friday when it unveils the upcoming 2021-22 fall schedule.

This Is Us Season 5 will air its finale on Tuesday, May 25 at 10/9c. 

Are you ready to say goodbye to the series and TV’s best family?

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