the conners

The Roseanne spin-off will be moving forward at ABC — without original star Roseanne Barr. ABC has picked up a spin-off tentatively titled The Conners, after the hit sitcom revival was embroiled in controversy following star and executive producer Barr’s racist tweets.

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marvel tv

In all the Marvel TV news you’ve been craving, Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb has doubled down on some of the studio’s most unpopular properties. Iron Fist and Inhumans were met with near-universal critical disapproval, but Loeb is teasing even more for fans of these shows.

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Roseanne spinoff

Roseanne spinoff that wisely omits Roseanne is all but a done deal at this point. Multiple sources report that execs and creatives are working on a way to bring the show back with almost the entire cast and crew, while omitting Roseanne Barr herself. That’s fine.

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house of cards final

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Zachary Levi joins Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2
  • There’s a new TV adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club in the works
  • ABC is planning a The Middle spin-off
  • A trailer for and some behind-the-scenes footage from Preacher season 3
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidseason announced
  • AMC announces premiere date for Lodge 49
  • Robin Wright announces House of Cards wrap and posts a bloody pic
  • Evil Genius might get a sequel

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Roseanne cancelled

In a shocking decision, ABC has officially cancelled the mega-popular sitcom Roseanne after the show’s lead actress posted a racist comment on Twitter.

UPDATE: In addition to the Roseanne revival being canceled at ABC, The Hollywood Reporter says reruns of the original series that ran from 1988 to 1997 have been pulled from Viacom’s Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT starting today, and The Laff network has also followed suit. Hulu will also be taking down all episodes of Roseanne from their streaming service.

Read our original story from May 29 on the Roseanne cancellation, along with the official statement and Roseanne Barr‘s apology, below. Read More »

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ABC’s revival of Roseanne is one of the biggest network comedies on television right now, but despite its popularity, one of its showrunners and head writers, comedian Whitney Cummings, has just stepped down and walked away from the series.
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ABC Fall 2018 Trailers

ABC just unleashed a whole slew of new Fall TV trailers to prepare you for the upcoming TV season. There’s comedy, drama, and even a show from O.J. Simpson trail lawyer Marcia Clark. Below, watch trailers for The Kids Are AlrightThe RookieA Million Little ThingsWhiskey CavalierSingle ParentsThe Fix, and Grand HotelRead More »

Designated Survivor Renewed

Last week brought dozens of cancellations by TV networks clearing the path for new shows hitting the air for the new 2018-2019 television season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was lucky enough to be saved with a last minute renewal, and now one more has been given a new lease on life after being canceled.

Designated Survivor is an ABC drama following Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member in the United States government who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. With his new responsibilities, he had to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.

The series lasted just two seasons before being canceled by ABC last week, but now production company eOne is in talks with Netflix about the political thriller getting picked up for another season. However, it’s not a done deal yet. Read More »

agents of shield renewed

Thanos and the major TV networks both had pretty high body counts this year, but miraculously, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. managed to avoid an untimely demise by either hands. After rumors persisted that the Marvel show’s current fifth season would be its last, ABC renewed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a shortened sixth season. So for those wondering how the longtime Marvel TV series would deal with the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War, here’s your chance to find out.

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Renewed and Canceled 2018 canceled TV shows TV Shows 2018

Spring may usually signal the coming of new life, but in TV land, it means a lot of shows will meet their deaths. This past week alone has seen the cancellation of a whopping 25 shows across the five major networks. And as network TV mulls over the fate of a few TV series ahead of TV upfronts season — the annual event where major networks ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and The CW present their new and improved shows to advertisers — there will still be a few more 2018 TV shows canceled and renewed.

We’ll be keeping tabs on all the shows that will get the axe, and a few more that are miraculously saved. Below, see our running list of the 2018 canceled TV shows and which shows are coming back.

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