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Chord Overstreet Returning to ‘Glee’

Chord Overstreet

It didn’t take too long for Chord Overstreet to make his way back to New Directions.

TVLine is reporting that Chord Overstreet is finalizing a deal (which is “definitely” going to close, according to the report) to return to Glee after a very big exit from the show. Producers turned down his series regular option back in July, and Overstreet declined to continue his recurring role on the show. A change of heart seems to have struck Overstreet, who played a fan-favorite role as the Trouty-mouthed Sam Evans on Fox’s hit show. He said that the exit would help him focus on other projects, like film and a music career, but he’s now seemingly put that on the back-burner for now.

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Most Wanted: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 2!

This week would’ve been a relatively boring one if it wasn’t for such a high-profile return, so let’s be grateful for that! Meanwhile, I added some things that I have been enjoying the last few weeks, and along with that certain high-profile premiere, I have many other premieres (including one that begins today!) So without further rambling, here’s the list!

1. The Walking Dead – Season Premiere

It’s back! I am a little frightful about the show’s future without creator, executive producer, director (pretty much involved with everything) Frank Darabont. Fortunately, most reviews call the shows return a solid start, and I  can’t wait!

2. Nerdist Writer’s Panel

If you ever wondered how TV shows come about (raises hand!) and how to break in the business of television writing (raises hand again!), this is the podcast for you. Ben Blacker hosts this weekly podcast that includes writers from all kinds of shows (recently, they’ve had Parks and Recreation, Justified, and Friday Night Lights writers) and their stories range from funny to gripping and interesting at the same time. Chris Hardwick is a hardworking man.

3. Last Man Standing – Series Premiere

If you’re looking for something that has a stupid, bigoted, homophobic, out-of-touch lead, this is the show for you. Tim Allen stars in what may be the worst new show of the Fall season. Care to watch?

4. The Rosie Show – Series Premiere

Rosie O’Donnell returns to television on Oprah’s OWN, and is Oprah’s lead-in. Shouldn’t there be a reversal in the scheduling?

5. Talking Dead – Series Premiere

Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick hosts his first big-time television show hosting a Watch What Happens Live-ish show recapping the show that airs before it. AMC knows it has a hit on its hands with Walking Dead and they want to bank on it as much as possible. In this case, it’s an “enjoy it while it lasts” feeling for them.

That’s a wrap! Come back next week for another sporty edition (hint!) of The Most Wanted List!

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Fox Renews ‘The Simpsons’ for 2 Additional Seasons

After tense negotiations, the voice cast agrees to a pay cut that will keep the show alive.

Fox has renewed its long-running animated comedy The Simpsons for two additional seasons. After tense negotiations regarding salary for the voice cast, Fox reached an agreement to their satisfaction, thus renewing the show for what would be it’s 24th and 25th season, a new record for a scripted series.

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No Surprise: CBS Cancels ‘How to be a Gentleman’

"How to Be a Gentleman" - CBS

1 week, 4 shows, 4 cancellations.

CBS has canceled freshman comedy How to be a Gentleman after its second airing last night, where it delivered around 7 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49. While those numbers may be good on NBC or ABC, the numbers are frowned upon over at CBS. Although I bid on ABC’s Charlie’s Angels to be getting the boot next, I was absolutely certain that Gentleman would be getting the boot soon. Gentleman will be moved to Saturdays, and will have its Thursday 8:30PM slot taken by veteran comedy Rules of Engagement, which will premiere it’s sixth season in its time slot beginning October 20th.

This cancellation is the first for CBS this fall season, and is the fourth overall, after NBC’s The Playboy Club, Free Agents, and The CW’s H8R. This has been a pretty grim week for TV cancellations. What’s going to happen next week? I’m sticking to Charlie’s Angels, but NBC’s Prime Suspect, or even Harry’s Law (currently in it’s second season) could get replaced.

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Surprise: The CW’s ‘H8R’ Canceled

The show was the lowest-rated show of the week throughout it’s run.

It’s 4 episodes and out for reality series H8R.

The decision comes as no surprise since the reality series hosted by Mario Lopez was the lowest-rated premiere of any new show this season with just 1.3 million viewers tuning in to the series premiere. The show had a tiny glimmer of hope when Kim Kardashian bumped up the ratings last week, but last night’s numbers proved that the show was dead on arrival, and it still had no pulse. H8R only rated a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.1 million viewers in it’s final outing.

The CW has filled in the Wednesday 8PM slot (which belonged to H8R) with the Sarah Michelle Gellar action drama, Ringer.

If you count reality series, the cancellation count so far has risen to 3, and they all took place this week. Ouch.

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Right, Once Again: NBC Cancels ‘Free Agents’

Fall TV has claimed another victim, as NBC is 2-2 in new show cancellations with the axing of freshman comedy Free Agents.

The half-hour single-camera comedy, starring Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn, has struggled in the ratings since it’s inception, launching with a weak 6 million viewers and taking a big nosedive downward, bottoming out at 3.3 million viewers and rating just a 1.0 among adults 18-49 in it’s final airing last night.

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‘2 Broke Girls’ Gets A Full Season Order from CBS

CBS’s latest hit is the highest-rated new show of the season.

CBS has ordered an additional 9 episodes to the 13 episode order of it’s latest half hour sitcom Two Broke Girls. This comes as a shock to no one as the show hit astronomical ratings from it’s Two and A Half Men lead-in. The multi-cam comedy is currently the highest-rated new show of the season with averaging 15.5 million viewers and a 5.8 adults 18-49 rating, winning it’s time slot for the last 3 weeks in a row.

Two Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings as Max a hipster-hating waitress in New York who becomes friends with her co-worker Caroline (played by Beth Behrs) who is an heiress who lost it all after her rich father was exposed to having a Bernie Madoff-like scandal. Two Broke Girls airs Monday nights at 8:30PM after How I Met Your Mother on CBS.

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