This week marks one of my favorite and least favorites times of year for the network TV world. One minute we will be like "yay, FOX just picked up Touch for another season" and then the next "Boo…NBC just cancelled Awake and now I will never know which of Britten's realities is the actual one. Fuck them." Now, we have no official word on Awake yet, but when looking at the ratings, I fear this is coming and we are going to be sad…very sad. Touch, however has officially been picked up for season 2 and while it has yet to grab my heart, I am happy to know that it will still be around to tune in to every once in a while.
We have rumors that the NBC comedies 30 Rock, Community and Parks and Recreation will be coming back for shortened seasons, but nothing official yet. The shortened season is kind of lame, but since I was worried any one of them could have been on the chopping block, happy they are alive at all.
Cougar Town is also officially going to TBS now, which is a pretty smart move as the show has a cult following, but not one that is big enough to bring in network sized ratings.
Yet, on the other hand, this week is pretty exciting because we find out what pilots are actually going to series and we get a whole new crop of shows to get excited about or instantly hate. From the looks of it so far, I think there are actually some new entries that could be pretty great.
Networks are still in the middle of decision making and giving their formal announcements so a full report will follow... stay tuned!