Breaking: 'Earl, 'Unit' axed, 'Medium' moving to CBS
It’s been a busy morning. Let’s get to the headlines:
* NBC has pulled the plug on My Name is Earl. The show’s sidekick, Ethan Suplee, confirmed the news via Twitter. “Just got the call
that My Name Is Earl has been canceled,” he wrote. “They sure did take their time
with that decision — or rather informing us of it.” An Earl insider says execs at 20th Century (the show’s producer) are in discussions with Fox and ABC about picking up the four-year-old comedy.
* NBC has passed on ordering another season of Medium. However, CBS, which owns the show, is expected to pick it up and pair it on Fridays with Ghost Whisperer.
* CBS is disbanding The Unit after four seasons. No talk of another network rescuing it.
My Fall TV Cheat Sheet has been updated to reflect all of these developments.
For up-to-the-minute renewal-cancellation-pickup scuttlebutt throughout
upfront week, stay close to both my blog (the one you’re reading now!)
and Twitter feed. And to see the networks’ complete fall schedules, head to the Hollywood Insider blog.
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