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That’s it for the networks kids. Did you notice, I didn’t mention the reality shows. That’s because they are all safe from any type of cancellation. I will be doing an article later this week on the “Best of the Best” for 2012 Reality TV .
Let’s move on to Cable TV real quick. There were some surprise cancellations and some surprise hits this year. Keeping Up with the Kardashians is still holding on to the big money train. People complain about how much they hate them, but they still watch them enough for E! to sign them up till 2015 for $40 million, the biggest deal in reality TV history. The show averaged over 2 million viewers per episode for season 6. Are you anxious to see if Khloe can have babies and if Kim’s freezing her eggs so her and Kanye can have babies when she can
buy a carrier find the right time? Season 7 starts May 20th!
Hot on the heels of the Kardashians is TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show about the little 7 year old beauty pageant queen, Alana Thompson, and her family, is ratings gold. It pulls in 2 million + viewers, keeping up with those Kardashians! Actually, it’s hard for me to tell the difference between the two shows, except there’s no black people on Honey Boo Boo’s show.
Even though Charlie Sheen is still on crack, his new show, Anger Management, did well enough in the ratings that FX kept its promise and ordered a whopping 90 more episodes. He’s been busy being the good Samaritan over the holidays. He donated $75,000 to a little 10 year old girl fighting cancer. He also offered Angus T. Jones, Jake from Two and a Half Men, a guest starring role on his show, after hearing about his rant. He and his first wife are taking care of 2nd wife Brooke Mueller’s twin boys while she’s in rehab AND he gave Lindsey Lohan $100,000 to buy some blow! God bless us, everyone! Anger Management will continue airing episodes in mid-January.
Cougar Town has been saved too. TBS picked up the show after ABC canceled it and also grabbed all 61 episodes from it’s previous three seasons. They ordered 15 episodes and 20 cases of chardonnay. So let the wine slurping begin! TBS has also renewed two other freshman shows for a 2nd season. They have ordered 10 episodes each for Men at Work and Sullivan & Son. Other first run shows getting a second chance are Dallas (TNT), with no JR, Switched at Birth (ABCF), The Client List (Life), Newsroom (HBO), and The Soul Man (TVland). Just because these shows made it another season, it doesn’t mean the actor’s unemployment line got shorter…..