Several new series have already been cancelled the past few weeks (including “Lucky 7” and “Ironside”). Which 11 new series are possibly next on the chopping block? They are “Back in the Game” (ABC), “Betrayal” (ABC), “Dads” (Fox), “The Goldbergs” (ABC), “Hostages” (CBS), “MasterChef Junior” (Fox), “The Michael J. Fox Show” (NBC), “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” (ABC), “Sean Saves the World” (NBC), “Super Fun Night” (ABC), and “Trophy Wife” (ABC). Vulture.
Scott Feinberg recaps the highlights of the Hollywood Film Awards held Monday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel: Kanye West made a surprise appearance to present a trophy to Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), Julia Roberts arrived on stage barefoot to accept the supporting actress prize, and, as Matthew McConaughey accepted the laurels for best actor, he looked like “a plausible” Oscar winner. Hollywood Reporter.
Adrian Grenier responds to claims from “Entourage” executive producer Mark Wahlberg that “greedy people” are holding up the feature film adaptation of the HBO series. On Instagram, he said, “I assure you, despite the perception, there is no greed in my heart. Remember, it will all work out in the end.” The last episode of the program aired in 2011. Huffington Post.
The CMA Awards continue to assemble an all-star group of performers for the live ceremony on November 6. Multiple nominee Taylor Swift will perform with country legends Vince Gill and Alison Krauss. Hunter Hayes teams up with pop star Jason Mraz. Zac Brown Band will jam with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. George Strait and Alan Jackson will sing in tribute to the late George Jones. CMT.
Buried deep inside the NBC cancellation news on Friday about “Ironside” and “Welcome to the Family” is that veteran laffer “Parks and Recreation” is taking an unexpected hiatus. The show will be bumped the remainder of 2013 except for two weeks in November. The show has always had solid yet unspectacular ratings, so this news “could mean doom,… or it could be nothing.” E! Online.
Now that it has actual viewer data, Netflix plans to double its spending on original programming to $300 million in 2014. The streaming pay service had success this year with “House of Cards” and “Arrested Development,” but its most watched series yet is “Orange is the New Black.” Variety.
Nathaniel Rogers believes that Hollywood is “mean to older women.” The casting news that Laura Dern will soon play the mother of Reese Witherspoon leads into a lengthy history lesson, including Sally Field, only 10 years older but playing Tom Hanks‘ mom in “Forrest Gump.” Film Experience.
The San Francisco Film Society hosts its first Fall Celebration on November 14. This year’s honorees are “Fruitvale Station” (Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler), “Her” (Spike Jonze), “Nebraska” (June Squibb, Alexander Payne), and “The Square” (Jehane Noujaim). SFFS.
25 years later, director Tim Burton is thinking over an offer to helm a sequel to “Beetlejuice.” Michael Keaton might return as the title ghostly character in a script written by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. The original also co-starred Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin before they became much bigger, award-winning stars. The Wrap.