“Happyland” canceled – This one should not surprise anyone out there, but MTV has decided to not order a second season of their dramedy, set within the world of a fictional Disneyland style theme park. We feel for this show very much, since it never had much of a chance airing at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights during the fall. Even college students have to get up for class the next day, and this is better suited for talk shows that can be watched occasionally without nothing missing the beat. We did like the idea, and we would’ve liked to see more of what could have been done here.
“Bob’s Burgers” renewed – On a very different note, Fox has ordered a sixth season of this little-engine-that-could comedy, which now has an Emmy to its name. In a statement, the network’s programming heads in Dana Walden and Gary Newman had the following to say:
“This gem of a series is a rare feel-good blend of sharp wit and genuine heart that fans and critics alike have continued to love throughout its five seasons on Fox … We are proud of Loren and Jim and the extremely talented voice cast who bring these unique characters to life with both humor and charm each week.”
“Murder in the First” casting – The TNT series just got a familiar face for its second season in “Entourage” alum Emmanuelle Chriqui. According to Deadline, she will play a “badass” new member of the task force looking to handle a complex case over the course of a season.
Craig Ferguson’s plans turn sketchy – Another report from Deadline casts a dark light on the future of the former “Late Late Show” host’s syndicated comedy show, as there has been trouble syncing together details for it with Tribune media. Ferguson was originally looking to bring some of his famed characters and ideas to this show. While it could still happen, we would not count on it for now.
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