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Cancelled Casting News for January 28, 2012

cancelled casting Kevin Weisman and Bebe NeuwirthIt’s a sad day when our favorite TV shows get cancelled but the actors and actresses who populate those TV shows often end up on other programs. It’s what we like to call “cancelled casting.” Here’s where you’ll be able to find a bunch of TV show veterans:

Alias co-star Kevin Weisman will have a recurring role in NBC’s new Awake series. He’ll play a mysterious character called Mr. Blonde who haunts Detective Britton (Jason Isaacs) in both of his parallel worlds. The character apparently has information about the car accident that changed Britton’s life. Awake will debut sometime in the spring.

Beatrice “Bebe” Neuwirth, the actress who played Doctor Frasier Crane’s ex-wife Lilith, is coming to The Good Wife in a recurring role. On the CBS drama, Neuwirth will play Judge Friend, “a sexy woman with a stern manner and little patience for joking around.” No word on when she’ll first appear.

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Pushing Daisies: Season Two Soundtrack Release

March 13, 2011
Appropriately, Pushing Daisies is a show that remains popular, even past its demise… ur, cancellation. Two years after the show’s end, Varese Sarabande is putting Read more . . .
<em>Pushing Daisies:</em> Update on the Comic; A Multi-Media Experience?

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September 28, 2010
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Posthumous Honors: Cancelled TV Shows Win 2009 Emmy Awards

Posthumous Honors: Cancelled TV Shows Win 2009 Emmy Awards

September 21, 2009
It’s become an annual tradition. TV shows that have ended or have been cancelled — and in some cases have been off the air for Read more . . .
Posthumous Honors: Cancelled TV Shows Nominated for 2009 Emmy Awards

Posthumous Honors: Cancelled TV Shows Nominated for 2009 Emmy Awards

July 21, 2009
It happens every year. Shows that have ended or (more likely) have been cancelled are nominated for the industry's highest honor, the Emmy Award. Interestingly, many of them are nominated for the show's last episode. Though the cast and crews of these shows may attend the award ceremony on September 12th, they sadly won't be working with each other the next morning. Here are the lucky and yet not-so-lucky nominees... According to Jim, Battlestar Galactica, Boston Legal, ER, Everybody Hates Chris, Life on Mars, MADtv, The Mole, My Name Is Earl, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who?, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
<em>Pushing Daisies:</em> Cancelled ABC Series Finally Returns; Then What?

Pushing Daisies: Cancelled ABC Series Finally Returns; Then What?

May 30, 2009
After a five month hiatus, Pushing Daisies returns tonight with the first of three unaired episodes. ABC of course cancelled the show months ago due Read more . . .
TV Show Obituaries: 85 Series from the 2008 – 2009 Season that are Cancelled or Ending

TV Show Obituaries: 85 Series from the 2008 – 2009 Season that are Cancelled or Ending

May 27, 2009
Those not returning for the 2009-10 TV season include 4Real, According To Jim, America's Toughest Jobs, American Gladiators, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, Battlestar Galactica, Boston Legal, Celebrity Circus, Celebrity Exposé, Celebrity Family Feud, Charlie Jade, Chocolate News, Cristina's Court, Crusoe, Cupid, D.L. Hughley Breaks The News, Deal Or No Deal, Dirty Sexy Money, Do Not Disturb, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Easy Money, Eleventh Hour, Eli Stone, ER, Everybody Hates Chris, Fear Itself, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Frank TV, Harper's Island, Hole In The Wall, Homeland Security USA, Howie Do It, In Harm's Way, In The Motherhood, Kath & Kim (US), King Of The Hill, Knight Rider (2008), Kyle XY, Last Comic Standing, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Life, Life On Mars (US), Lipstick Jungle, MADtv, Momma's Boys, Most Outrageous Moments, My Own Worst Enemy, Nashville Star, Opportunity Knocks, Osbournes: Reloaded, Prison Break, Privileged, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Samantha Who?, Sit Down, Shut Up, Stargate Atlantis, Stylista, Superstars Of Dance, Swingtown, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Baby Borrowers, The Chopping Block, The Emperor's New School, The Ex List, The Game, The L Word, The Middleman, The Morning Show With Mike And Juliet, The Shield, The Starter Wife, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Unit, The Unusuals, Total Request Live, Trust Me, Valentine, Without A Trace, and Worst Week.. Sadly, there may be more. Here are the details: 4Real (CW) Part of the failed partnership between Media Rights Capital and CW, this reality series follows celebrities as they travel around the world and meet inspiring community leaders. Eight episodes were produced but only seven aired. TV show dates: October 5 -- November 23, 2008. According to Jim (ABC) This old-style sitcom about a headstrong contractor and his beautiful wife was successful in its early seasons but, by season five, the ratings really started to decline. Still, the network kept renewing it and the sitcom managed to survive for eight seasons. TV show dates: October 3, 2001 -- May 5, 2009.
2008 – 2009 Cancelled TV Shows: 12 ABC Series That Won’t Be Back for 2009 – 2010

2008 – 2009 Cancelled TV Shows: 12 ABC Series That Won’t Be Back for 2009 – 2010

May 22, 2009
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2008 – 2009 Cancelled Shows: ABC Renews 12 TV Series, What About the Rest?

2008 – 2009 Cancelled Shows: ABC Renews 12 TV Series, What About the Rest?

April 24, 2009
According to Jim, Cupid, Samantha Who?The ABC network has announced renewals for a dozen of their current series. It looks like America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Brothers & Sisters, Dancing With The Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Supernanny, Ugly Betty, and Wife Swap will all be back next season. None come as a big surprise since ABC is still doing pretty well enough in the ratings. The weakest among the renewed series are Wife Swap and Supernanny but they're relegated to Friday nights. Expectations are lower on that night and the shows are cheaper. What about the rest of their shows -- According To Jim, Better Off Ted, Boston Legal, Castle, Cupid, Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, Homeland Security USA, In The Motherhood, Life On Mars, Opportunity Knocks, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who?, Scrubs, Surviving Suburbia, True Beauty and The Unusuals? Where do they stand?
<em>Opportunity Knocks</em> and <em>Pushing Daisies:</em> ABC TV Shows to Return

Opportunity Knocks and Pushing Daisies: ABC TV Shows to Return

April 5, 2009
Two series are coming back to ABC -- one beloved and one essentially ignored. Regardless of how viewers feel about them, neither one are going back into production. The network is just burning off already shot episodes of Pushing Daisies and Opportunity Knocks. What about Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money? Pushing Daisies follows a lovable piemaker (Lee Pace) who can revive the deceased, his childhood sweetheart (Anna Friel), and his private eye partner (Chi McBride). Others in the cast include Ellen Greene, Swoosie Kurtz, Kristin Chenoweth, Field Cate, Sean Lake, Sy Richardson, Stephen Root, and Sammi Hanratty, with narration by Jim Dale. The series ran for two abbreviated seasons. Based on low ratings, ABC opted not to order any additional episodes past the 22nd. Only 19 of them have aired. Opportunity Knocks is a reality game show that brings the competition to a family's front door. The series is hosted by J.D. Roth and produced by Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, Karey Burke, Todd A. Nelson, and Roth. The series wasn't a hit with viewers and ABC cancelled it after just three installments had aired.

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