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More NBC Cancellations: 'Outsourced,' 'Perfect Couples,' 'Chase' & More

by Maggie Furlong, posted May 13th 2011 4:45PM
Outsourced is cancelledThe networks are cleaning house in preparation for next week's Upfronts presentations of new shows, cancelling existing shows faster than anyone can keep up.

The latest shows to get shut down? NBC has axed freshman Thursday night comedies 'Outsourced' and 'Perfect Couples,' as well as drama 'Chase' and reality series 'School Pride' and 'America's Next Great Restaurant.'

While rapid-fire press releases and rumor confirmations have been the norm for getting the news out the past few days, 'Outsourced' star Rizwan Manji actually took to Twitter before news of their cancellation broke:

@Riz_Manji: "Before it hits the trades-Outsourced isnt coming back.Sad to see it go-hopeful that this opportunity was a step towards others! Thanx all!"

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The Show Girl Gets 'Dirty' with Mike Rowe, Talks 'In Treatment' & 'School Pride' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 22nd 2010 10:00AM
Mike Rowe, 'Dirty Jobs'Mike Rowe does a lot of 'Dirty Jobs,' but this week I get him to do the one job that millions of people around the world do every single day, often multiple times a day. Any guesses? He also shares cold, hard cell phone picture evidence (shown here) that a lemur bite is serious business, and says he'd love to romance the main character on one of TV's funniest shows.

I've also got details on the latest season of 'In Treatment,' including new castmembers Debra Winger and Amy Ryan and what the airing schedule is like this year, since they love to change it up and confuse us all.

Then I catch up with Cheryl Hines and Denise Cramsey to talk about their new reality-renovation show 'School Pride,' which they say has "the biggest impact of any renovation show ever" ... and judging by the emotion it stirs in me, I might have to agree.

Got questions? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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News Roundup: Michael Cera to Write, Produce FX Comedy, NBC Delays 'School Pride' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 25th 2010 6:10PM
Michael CeraMichael Cera and Derek Waters are teaming up to develop a new comedy called '13th Grade' for FX.

According to Variety, Waters, the man behind the 'Drunk History' series of videos, is attached to star in the project about a high school graduate who gets dumped by his girlfriends because he's content with being in the limbo between childhood and adulthood.

Cera, Waters and writer Emily Kapnek will executive produce the series. Cera is co-writing the script with Paige Gullivan, one of the creators of the pitch.

In other TV news ...

NBC has pushed the 'School Pride' premiere back until Oct. 15. In the show's Friday spot, NBC will air two-hour installments of 'Datline.' [Live Feed]

Is a Billy Joel getting a tribute episode on 'Glee'? Maybe. The music legend gave consent to the hit show to use his music and creator Ryan Murphy has shown interest in such an episode. [Zap2It]

Nick Stoller, director of 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' is returning to TV. The scribe and director has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to write a new comedy project that will be shopped around in the coming weeks. He'll also executive produce. [Deadline Hollywood]

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NBC Orders Reality Series From Cheryl Hines

by Andrew Scott, posted May 15th 2010 9:00AM
Cheryl HinesAmidst a flurry of pickups and cancellations, NBC ended its orders for next season with a little dose of reality.

According to the Live Feed, the Peacock has picked up 'School Pride,' a new unscripted series from producers Cheryl Hines ('Curb your Enthusiasm') and Denise Cramsey ('Extreme Makeover: Home Edition').

The 'Home Edition'-esque series follows various communities as they fix up old schools.

Stay tuned to TV Squad next week for full coverage of the 2010 upfronts.

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