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Second Season of 'Harper's Island' Unlikely & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 14th 2009 12:00PM
Harper's Island and Neil Patrick Harris

'Harper's Island''s may be killed off, Neil Patrick Harris will host the Emmys (for real this time), Maura Tierney explains her mystery illness and more of today's top TV headlines.Harper's IslandCBS is likely killing off 'Harper's Island.' Insiders claim the show, which averaged a mere 4.8 million viewers during its run, will not be returning for a second season, although CBS has yet to comment. 'Harper's Island' was originally planned as a limited run series with the potential to reinvent itself. [EW.com]

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
will officially host the 61st annual Primetime Emmys, airing Sept. 20 on CBS. The news was confirmed yesterday after weeks of speculation, with executive producer Don Mischner saying "Neil is charming, funny, quick on his feet and very likeable." But we knew that already. [Variety]

Steven WeberSteven Weber is in talks to join ABC's 'Happy Town,' a new series about a small town plagued by the Magic Man serial killer. Weber would play the "obsessive" and agonozing John Haplin, whose daughter has been missing for years. Doesn't sound very happy to us. [Hollywood Reporter]

Drop Dead DivaLifetime's 'Drop Dead Diva' had a diva-style premiere on Sunday, netting 2.8 million viewers total. 'Diva''s debut marks Lifetime's highest series premiere since 'Army Wives,' which began its run in 2007. [Variety]

Maura TierneyA tumor found in Maura Tierney's breast has delayed 'Parenthood''s launch to midseason. In a statement released yesterday, Tierney said the tumor will require surgery, but doctors assure her it's a very treatable condition. We wish her a speedy recovery. [PopEater]

Taryn ManningActress Taryn Manning will guest on the CW's 'Melrose Place' remake. The 'Sons of Anarchy' co-star will appear on the show's third episode, playing a singer featured in Jonah's (Michael Rady) music video. [Ausiello Files]

Kyra SedgwickKyra Sedgwick's daughter, Sosie Bacon, has landed a four-episode gig on 'The Closer,' playing Brenda's (Sedgwick) niece. The last episode will reportedly be directed by Sosie's dad, Kevin Bacon. If anything, this should bring the Bacon family closer. [TV Guide]


FX has given the OK to 'Archer,' a new half-hour animated series about an international spy agent. 'Archer,' FX's first-ever animated series, is scheduled to debut sometime later this fall. [Broadcasting Cable]

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