MTV's 'The Inbetweeners' Not Picked Up for Season 2; The CW Cancels 'Emily Owens, M.D.'
MTV has decided not to pick up freshman comedy The Inbetweeners for a second season. The show, which is based on a British series of the same name, received soft ratings when it debuted earlier this summer. “While we won’t be moving forward with another season of The Inbetweeners, we enjoyed working with the show’s creators and such a talented, funny cast,” an MTV spokesperson said. [Deadline]
Meryl Streep's daughter Mammie Gummer is out of a job as The CW has canceled her series, Emily Owens, M.D. The medical drama debuted to just 1.7 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating last month, losing out to the presidential debate. A CW insider says the network will still air the 13 episodes from its initial order. [TVLine]
Is FOX canceling The Mob Doctor? Well, not officially, but it sure looks like it as the network has decided to air the final four episodes of the freshman drama’s 13-episode run on Saturday, Dec. 29., Monday, Dec. 31, Saturday, Jan. 5 and Monday, Jan. 7. All episodes will air at 9 PM. The second season of Touch, which was set to launch on Feb. 1 has also been pushed back to Deb. 8 with a two-hour premiere. [TVLine]
The series finale of Nickelodeon’s iCarly was a mega-hit with 6.4 million total viewers for the hour-long episode. The finale, “iGoodBye” was also the top telecast for the month in all kid and tween demographics. In addition, SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) both end the month as the top two animated childrens’ shows in amount of total viewers. [Nickelodeon]
Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker is back. This season, Patti Stanger will not only be on the hunt for her clients' lovers but also for herself. Her quest for love will lead her to some new information about her past and her birth parents. Also searching for love on the show this season are Denise Richard’s dad, former MatchBox Twenty guitarist Adam Gaynor, Top Chef’s Just Desserts winner Yigit Pura, Olympic speedskater Allison Baver and retired NFL punter Mitch Berger. Season 6 will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM on Bravo. [Bravo]
While the finale of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars: All Stars hit a season high in the ratings with close to 16.6 million viewers, it was down 27 percent from last year’s finale. Meanwhile, CBS won the night overall with 19.6 million viewers for NCIS and 14.3 million for NCIS: Los Angeles. [TV Guide]
FX has set the return dates for early 2013. The Charlie Sheen-led Anger Management will kick off its new season on Jan. 17 at 9 PM with a regular time slot of 9:30 pm the following week. The show will lead a new comedy block, which also includes Archer and Totally Biased W. Kamau Bell. BrandX with Russel Brand will join the block on Feb. 7. Season 4 of Justified will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10 PM. [Zap2it]