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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (11/4)

Sister Wives

UPDATE: NBC has just canceled Undercovers. Three more episodes will air over the next few weeks. Remaining episodes TBA.

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

EXTENSIONS

  • Community (NBC) – 2 more episodes ordered
  • LA Ink (TLC) – 8 more episodes ordered

RENEWALS

  • Bored to Death (HBO) – Season 3
  • Eastbound & Down (HBO) – Season 3
  • Fabulous Cakes (TLC) – Season 2
  • Sister Wives (TLC) – Season 2

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TV Talk: Big Debut for Sisters Wives, No Max Weinberg for Conan

Sister Wives-Sister Wives pulled in a record number of voyeurs for TLC on Sunday. The reality series about a polygamist family drew in the network’s largest audience (2.3 million) for a premiere in a year.

-Dexter Morgan saw killer numbers this weekend as well. The Season 5 premiere of Dexter—which also brought in 2.3 million—was Showtime’s best opener in 15 years.

-Drummer Max Weinberg will not be joining Conan O’Brien for his new late-night talk show. Guitarist and keyboard player Jimmy Vivino will take over when Conan debuts on TBS on November 8.

-Joseph Cerniglia, who appeared on a 2007 episode of Kitchen Nightmares, was found dead in the Hudson River last week. He is now the second person connected to a Gordon Ramsay show to have committed suicide. (Hell’s Kitchen contestant Rachel Brown died in 2007.)


TV Talk: Levi Johnston Eyes Mayor’s Office, Ricky Gervais Says No to The Office

Ryan and Tatum O'Neal-Actor Ryan O’Neal and daughter Tatum O’Neal may soon make nice—for a reality show. The estranged relatives are shopping a series called Lost and Found.

-Levi Johnston is also pitching a reality program. Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office would follow Bristol Palin’s ex as he runs for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

-Ricky Gervais insists he has no intentions of replacing Steve Carell in The Office. He says he doesn’t want to get up at “6am every day of the week for 7 years.”

-The Kids in the Hall will be reuniting for an eight-part original series. The comedy troupe can be seen on IFC starting August 20.

-Polygamy will be the focus of a new TLC series debuting September 26. Sister Wives will center on “Kody Brown, his three – soon to be four – wives and their many children.”


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