TV News – 3/10/11

I’ve been absent from the news scene for a bit because frankly I’m a little busy being pregnant, while taking care of my family and fighting this awful chest cold. All that aside there is a lot going on that I’d like to update you on, and of course weigh in on. I hope that once my little boy arrives and I get back to normal you will all continue to give me your time for my news, reviews and interviews. If you’re honest with yourself, I make your day better so you’ll be back. 😉 Let’s a take a look at some news for now.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you already know that CBS and Warner Brothers have finally found some common sense and fired the liability that is Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men. I’d love to be able to say that he’s taking it like a man, and using the time to get some much needed help, but alas that isn’t the case. Sheen is, according to Entertainment Weekly, suing Warner Brothers and Chuck Lorre for … $100 million. He’s trying to appear nice by including the others who have worked on the show. I think he’s greedy, and that this lawsuit is a desperate man’s attempt to stay in the news. I’m sorry, if you act like a douche then bad things happen, the only mistake that WB or Lorre made was taking so long to get rid of the dead weight. I feel bad for the rest of the cast, crew and workers who’s lives have been turned upside down because of Sheen’s antics, I hope they all land on their feet. For the record, I don’t think they should replace Sheen, I think the show is done, and too tarnished to continue. It may not be the popular opinion, but it’s mine. 😉 Source

More news after the jump.

Matt Long (The Deep End) has signed on to a new NBC pilot, 17th Precinct. The series is set in the fictional town of Excelsior where “magic and supernatural elements rule over science” and revolves around the cops at the local 17th Precinct. Long will play a rookie detective, and I’m excited about this for many reasons. I’m always interested in a new show with a supernatural twist, and it doesn’t hurt that Long is easy on the eyes. Source

Michael Chiklis has signed on for the new pilot, Vince Uncensored, as the lead. The comedy pilot, follows a man who decides to take a more honest approach to his life, work and family after a life-changing experience. This role takes a backseat to Chiklis’ role on No Ordinary Family, which is not looking good for a second season. I have mixed feelings about this because so far I find No Ordinary Family amusing but can see why it’s not a huge hit. I guess time will tell. Source

That’s all I have for now, but I’ll try to update a few more casting news tidbits and any news on series cancellations as I can. At the latest this baby is going to be here on March 29th, but hopefully he decides to come sooner, because this incubator is done. 🙂

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