May 16, 2010 at 02:31 PM EDT

UPDATE: Here’s NBC’s new fall schedule!

The wait is almost over: Upfront week officially kicks off in a few hours with the announcement of NBC’s new fall schedule (the network unveils the sked to advertisers tomorrow morning). In the meantime, here’s a quick rundown of the latest pickup/cancellation buzz…

    * CBS has all but axed Cold Case, Miami Medical, and Numb3rs. Ghost Whisperer and Medium, meanwhile, are expected back. A CBS rep declined to comment.

    * NBC has dropped Fran Kranz and Ian Reed Kesler from the cast of its new half-hour sitcom Friends With Benefits. Both roles will be recast.

    * As EW’s Lynette Rice reported, NBC has picked up School Pride, a new reality series from Cheryl Hines that’s essentially Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for public schools.

    * As scooped by Deadline, CBS is on the verge of picking up the Twitter-inspired comedy Bleep My Dad Says, but without Ryan Devlin in the lead role.

    * I’ll be spending some quality time with a few dozen of your favorite NBC stars tomorrow morning (complete list below), so send me your burning questions ASAP to All I ask is that you put “NBC upfront Q” in the subject line.

30 Rock

Tina Fey

Jane Krakowski

Jack McBrayer


Chevy Chase

Danny Pudi

Yvette Nicole Brown

Gillian Jacobs

Alison Brie


Lauren Graham

Peter Krause

Dax Shepard

Erika Christensen

Sam Jaeger

The Event

Blair Underwood

Jason Ritter

Laura Innes

Sarah Roemer


Jimmy Smits

The Office

B.J. Novak

Ellie Kemper

Mindy Kaling

Brian Baumgartner


Jesse Metcalfe

Kelli Giddish

Cole Hauser

Saturday Night Live

Seth Meyer

Abby Elliott

Nasim Pedrad

Jenny Slate

Parks and Recreation

Nick Offerman


Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Jessica Parker Kennedy

Boris Kadjoe

Love Bites

Becki Newton

Perfect Couples

Olivia Munn

David Walton

Hayes MacArthur

Mary Elizabeth Ellis

Christine Woods


Ben Rappaport

Rizwan Manji,

Rebecca Hazlewood

Anisha Nagarjan

Sacha Dhawan

Parvesh Cheena

Diedrich Bader

The Cape

David Lyons

Summer Glau

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