Breaking News: Yes, it’s true! Charlie Sheen Fired from TWO AND A HALF MEN!

Charlie Sheen at the 2006 Summer CBS Party at the Television Critics | ©2006 Sue Schneider

Not surprising, and nearly two weeks of Charlie Sheen “winning” with his bizarro publicity road show to ruin (including interviews, a new Twitter feed, his own webcast), Warner Bros. Television has finally fired the actor from its TWO AND HALF MEN series. In a statement released by Warner Bros. Television today, they said: “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately.” Will the show now be renamed ONE AND HALF MEN, will they bring in a new actor, or will the show be canceled outright? I would count on […]Read On »


Breaking News (update): Wow! TWO AND A HALF MEN shut down for the rest of the season. Sorry Charlie!

Charlie Sheen and Angus T. Jones in TWO AND A HALF MEN - Season 8 - "Springtime on a Stick" | ©2010 Warner Bros. Television/Greg Gayne

After several weeks of Charlie Sheen’s increased confrontational behavior (especially his call-ins to radio shows), CBS and Warner Television finally made a decision about the status of TWO AND A HALF MEN and the rest of the season. Here’s what they said in a just released statement … “Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of TWO AND A HALF MEN for the remainder of the season” Wow! Originally there was supposed to be four episodes, now none. This does not bode well for a ninth […]Read On »


TV Review: CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR – Season 1- “Two of a Kind” – Series Premiere

Forest Whitaker in CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR - Season 1 - "Two of a Kind" | ©2011 ABC Studios/Michael Desmond

Stars: Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo, Matt Ryan, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett, Kirsten Vangsness, Richard Schiff, Raphael Sbarge, Adina Porter Writer: Rob Fresco Director: John Terlesky Network: CBS, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: February 16, 2011 Anyone who tuned into the CRIMINAL MINDS crossover episode meant to introduce the spin-off, CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR, could be forgiven for some trepidation. The episode was frankly pretty bad and it wasn’t clear what, if anything, a new show and new characters would do that regular flavor CRIMINAL MINDS wasn’t doing. Well, CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR has now launched its first independent episode, “Two […]Read On »


Exclusive News: Jason Biggs confirms AMERICAN PIE 4 (AMERICAN REUNION) is almost a go

AMERICAN PIE movie poster | ©Universal Pictures

While speaking with Jason Biggs recently to promote his new CBS sitcom  MAD LOVE (co-starring former SCRUBS star Sarah Chalke and debuting February 14 at 8:30 pm EST), ASSIGNMENT X caught up with the actor to ask him about the status of the rumored AMERICAN PIE 4 (AMERICAN REUNION) theatrical sequel for this exclusive scoop. “We’re in talks,” Biggs says. “It’s moving forward-ish. The hope is to get it going in the Spring. We don’t have everything in place yet. I have a good feeling it’s going to happen.” In terms of plot details of the film which current has […]Read On »


TV Review: MEDIUM – Season 7 – “Me Without You” – Series Finale

Patricia Arquette and Enrique Murciano in MEDIUM - Season 7 - "Me Without You" | ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc.

It’s so hard to wrap up a long-running series, be faithful to the core values of it and still satisfy fan expectations. It’s even harder when your series comes to an end quicker than you would have liked or expected.

The latter is the case of MEDIUM. It only made it through a half-season this year before CBS pulled the plug after seven years (five of those were spent on NBC, two on CBS).

This at least gave creator Glenn Gordon Caron time to craft an actual finale, rather than leaving the show on a limbo note.


TCA 2011: The future of CSI: NEW YORK and CSI: MIAMI secure on CBS

Sela Ward and Gary Sinise in CSI: NY - Season 7 | ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Timothy White

Despite CSI: NEW YORK and CSI: MIAMI moving to new time slots this year, at today’s CBS Winter TCA press day in Pasadena, CA, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler says she’s happy with their ratings and feels those shows have many seasons to come on the network. “Both are doing incredibly well in new time periods, given what was there before,” says Tassler. “The audiences love watching how those cases are solved and what has happened, both shows have opened up more to reveal the more personal elements of [character’s]  lives.  Add in the Sela Ward character in CSI: NY […]Read On »


TCA 2011: CBS feels THE BIG BANG THEORY will hold its own against AMERICAN IDOL

Jim Parsons in THE BIG BANG THEORY - Season Four - "The Alien Parasite Hypothesis | ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved/Monty Brinton

At today’s CBS Winter TCA press day in Pasadena, CA, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler talked about Fox moving its AMERICAN IDOL results show to Thursday nights opposite its recent move of THE BIG BANG THEORY to Thursdays in the same timeslot. “It will be interesting to see the new cast and changes this year [on IDOL],” says Tassler. “It’s a powerhouse. The good part, BIG BANG has been a superstar and we’re thrilled how well its done on Thursday. It has a very loyal audience. I don’t know what’s going to happen. In terms of BIG BANG fans, we […]Read On »


TCA 2011: CBS talks about BLUE BLOODS temporary move to Wednesday nights

Tom Selleck in BLUE BLOODS - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc.

One of the fall season’s biggest success stories has been the Tom Selleck CBS drama BLUE BLOODS bringing in the ratings at 10:00 pm on Friday nights – a night that is generally known as the death slot for other networks. With the show doing so well, CBS will be airing new episodes of BLUE BLOODS for a handful of weeks on Wednesday nights to see how it does in the slot and at today’s CBS Winter TCA press day in Pasadena, CA, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler addressed the temporary move. “The show has done incredibly well, and we […]Read On »


TCA 2011: FLASHPOINT coming back this summer …

FLASHPOINT - Season Three - "Severed Ties" | ©2009 CBS Broadcasting Inc. / CTV Television Network

The U.S./Canadian series FLASHPOINT has proven to be a strong performer for CBS in the summer, but at today’s CBS Winter TCA press day in Pasadena, CA, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler says the network hasn’t picked up a fourth season just yet. “The show has done very well for us,” she admits. “It’s a real utility player for us. We have six more episodes to air which most likely they’ll be on this summer and we can do more. But right now, like I said, we have always been very pleased with the show and it will most likely […]Read On »


TCA 2011: CBS talks about the secret of its success

With many networks struggling to find new, breakout shows, CBS has proven to be consistent when it comes to nurturing and creating first-year hits. At today’s CBS Winter TCA press day in Pasadena, CA, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about CBS’s continual winning streak and why they’ve been successful while the other networks continue to struggle. “We’re good at what we do,” she admits. “We have tremendous respect for our audience. I feel when we begin a development season, we don’t go out with a mandate of what we’re going to do and not do. We make the network […]Read On »

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