TV News Roundup

11-4-2013 11-46-09 PM

I have good news and mildly bad news. Mildly bad news first, it’s still November which means that we won’t see new episodes of The Americans for roughly 3 months. The good news is, there are still good shows on TV that could keep us company while we wait.

For sitcom lovers, the very fresh Brooklyn Nine Nine has been the darling of the critics. It has been given a full season order even though its ratings haven’t been too high. Andy Samberg is charming as the lead in this fresh take on the cop sitcom format. Andre Braugher (who makes every show extra good) is a great clash character to Andy’s Detective Peralta. The show also enjoys the amazing effort of smart writers and an excellent supporting cast like Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Terry Crews, Chelsea Perretti, to name a few. Fox has backed the best new show this fall thanks to DVR viewership that pulls in big numbers for Nine Nine.

Two rating suffering shows that have also been saved by DVR viewership are The Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs. I haven’t seen anything from these two shows (I’m planning to watch one of them) but I’ve heard great things about the Trophy Wife. Both these shows have been given extensions by their network.

Rebel Wilson’s Super Fun Night, a CONACO produced sitcom has also been ratings deprived lately without its Modern Family lead in. Still, ABC has enough confidence in the show to order four more episodes to prove itself.

Back in the Game wasn’t as lucky as it got cancelled. No news yet on what will fill the empty time slot. It’s a shame that the show got cancelled because Maggie Lawson’s performance in the show was really adorable and enjoyable.

Over at FXX, they’re currently in business with movie star Sacha Baron Cohen to make Ali G:Rezurection. A new show that will release all of the episodes of The Ali G Show including episodes that never aired in America. There will also be new introductions for every episode from Baron Cohen. The Borat star will also be tasked in creating new shows for the network. Nick Grad, President of Original Programming of FX had this to say:

We’re thrilled to be in business with Sacha Baron Cohen,” said Grad, “He is an amazing talent and we look forward to him developing new series for FXP.  We’re also excited to introduce Da Ali G Show and Sacha’s characters to a new audience on FXX, and we can’t wait to see how he will incorporate new, original content in the episodes.”

So there you have it, new programs, a cancelled show, and sitcoms that have been given extensions. This makes up our TV news roundup for this week.

FX’s The Americans is currently shooting their 2nd season and will air new episodes February of 2014.

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