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CBS Orders More 'A Gifted Man'

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 15th 2011 4:00PM
cbs orders more a gifted manCBS has ordered three more scripts for their fledgling drama, 'A Gifted Man,' bring its freshman season to a solid 16 episodes, reports Deadline. However, it's not a full-season pickup, and the show's fate is still uncertain.

The series has struggled to find an audience in the ad-friendly 18-49 demo, averaging a 1.2 rating in the Friday 8 PM slot. However, in total viewers, the drama, starring Patrick Wilson, has been solid, most recently drawing 8.3 million viewers.

The network has picked up three of its five freshman series for full seasons -- 'Two Broke Girls,' 'Person of Interest' and 'Unforgettable.' Meanwhile, failed comedy 'How To Be a Gentleman' was cancelled.

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Network Shows on the Bubble

by AOL TV Staff, posted May 8th 2010 9:00AM

Which shows are in jeopardy of not returning next season? We here at TV Squad have provided a network-by-network rundown of all the shows with question marks in their future.

Check out our comprehensive guide below. -- By Allison Waldman

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DVR Divas: 'Two and a Half Men' and Other Shows on the Bubble, Our Favorite TV Moms

by Chris Harnick, posted May 7th 2010 4:22PM
Charlie SheenMay sweeps are upon us, and you know what that means: It's make or break time for shows on the bubble. This year, popular shows such as 'Two and a Half Men' and 'One Tree Hill' could go either way -- they could come back or join other shows in cancellation heaven.

Patricia Chui, Kelly Woo and Chris Harnick talk about bubble shows such as 'Law and Order,' 'Mercy,' 'V,' 'The Human Target' and other shows from The CW, ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS and what their chances are for renewal.

Plus, in honor of Mother's Day we reveal our favorite TV moms currently on the air.

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Seven ABC Shows on the Bubble

by Allison Waldman, posted May 5th 2010 12:40PM
abc_v_visitors_2010Continuing our look around the dial at bubble shows, the television shows still to be given the thumbs-up or thumbs-down for another season, ABC is next.

There are seven shows to be assessed. Overall, ABC has had a lot to be happy about this past season, especially the Wednesday night sitcom successes lead by the award-winning 'Modern Family.'

But amid the positives were the negatives, like 'the forgotten.' The Christian Slater action show was most definitely forgotten by viewers despite the Jerry Bruckheimer production. Looking ahead, here are the shows that ABC has yet to either cancel or renew thus far:

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Seven CBS Shows on the Bubble

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 30th 2010 3:02PM
jenna_elfman_accidentally_on_purposeFor the most part, CBS has had a very good year. New series like 'Undercover Boss' and 'NCIS: LA' lived up to expectations and emerged as hits, and even though it's fallen off a bit lately, 'The Good Wife' is also a success.

But as the May upfront approaches, when the network has to make difficult decisions about what new shows to order and which programs to axe, it's a good time to assess what might happen. Here's our look at what's Tiffany network shows are on the brink ... and how it might play out.

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Which Bubble Show Should Be Saved?

by Kelly Woo, posted Apr 21st 2009 1:00PM
TerminatorAh, spring. It's the time of year for daffodils, chirping birds ... and cancelling shows.

TV Squad has a rundown of shows that will be renewed, cancelled or are on the bubble. The Hollywood Reporter also has a handy update, and we're sad to see some of our favorite shows are in jeopardy of going dark, including a personal fave, 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.' TV critic Alan Sepinwall also makes a good case to NBC for keeping the action-comedy 'Chuck.'

So, if you had the power to save a show on the bubble, which one would you choose?

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