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<p>Jane Levy of &quot;Suburgatory&quot;</p>

Jane Levy of "Suburgatory"

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ABC cancels 'Suburgatory,' 'Super Fun Night'

Jane Levy and Rebel Wilson will be just fine

After spreading plenty of good news on Thursday night and Friday morning, ABC is also distributing sad news to some of its bubble shows.

Farewell to "Super Fun Night" and "Suburgatory."

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NBC cancels 'Believe' and 'Crisis'

NBC cancels “Believe” and “Crisis”
Both freshman dramas had already been yanked from the last week of sweeps.

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<p>&quot;Revolution,&quot; RIP</p>

"Revolution," RIP

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NBC axes 'Revolution' and 'Believe,' renews 'About a Boy'

'Growing Up Fisher' and 'Crisis' won't be back next year either

In a small victory, NBC has renewed a freshman comedy.

In a predictable defeat, NBC has cancelled a J.J. Abrams-produced drama.

Actually, ABC did a lot more than that on Friday (May 9), but you've already seen Sepinwall's stories on the glorious renewal of "Hannibal" and the tragic cancellation of "Community."

You can decide if you feel similar elation and dejected about this latest bit of NBC Good News/Bad News: The network has ordered a second season for "About a Boy," but NBC has also confirmed that the second season will be the end of the line for "Revolution."

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ABC cancels 'Suburgatory' and 'Super Fun Night'

ABC cancels “Suburgatory” and “Super Fun Night”
“Suburgatory” hit a season low last week after three seasons, while "Super Fun Night's" Rebel Wilson has moved on to other projects. PLUS: NBC cancels "Growing Up Fisher."

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Foster the People

Wu-Tang Clan, J. Cole, Foster the People set to headline Bumbershoot Festival

Elvis Costello, Capital Cities, The Replacements also on Seattle bill

Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival, held Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at Seattle Center, will have a little something for everyone this year.

Headliners include veteran rockers Elvis Costello & The Imposters and The Replacements, rap acts J. Cole and Wu-Tang Clan, and  relative newcomers Foster the People and The Head and The Heart.

Also on the diverse bill are Panic! At the Disco, Schoolboy Q, Capital Cities, Neon Trees, The Afghan Whigs, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mission of Burma, Los Lobos, Bootsy Collins, The Both, Walk the Moon, The Dismemberment Plan, Real Estate, and about 75 other acts. Of particular interest are Big Star’s Third, a collection of artists who come together to play the rock band’s third album, a cult favorite known as “Third” and “Sister Lovers.” The collective usually includes Big Star drummer Jody Stephens as well as others either affiliated with Big Star or acolytes.

Here’s what the individual day line-ups looks like so far:

Aug. 30: Wu-Tang Clan, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Panic! At the Disco, The Afghan Whigs, The Both, Walk The Moon, G-Easy, Bobby Womack, Danny Brown, Poliça, Mac DeMarco, Big Freedia, SZA, Yuna, The Lonely Forest, Gregory Porter, Sam Lachow, Shelby Earl, Youngblood Hawke, RA Scion, Donnie & Joe Emerson, Fly Moon Royalty, Grayskul, Tomo Nakayama, Iska Dhaaf, McTuff, Naomi Wachira, Evan Flory Barnes + Infinity Upright!, Cataldo, Cumulus, Dude York, Modern Kin, Otieno Terry.

Aug. 31: The Replacements, The Head and the Heart, Schoolboy Q, Los Lobos, Bootsy Collins, The Dismemberment Plan, Luscious Jackson, Pickwick, Kishi Bashi, Red Fang, Big Star’s Third, Iamsu!, Gregory Alan Isakov, Charlie Musselwhite, Mission of Burma, Architecture in Helsinki, The Dream Syndicate, Schoolyard Heroes, San Fermin, Negativland, Kins, Polyrhythmics, ILLFIGHTYOU, Jarv Dee, Sandrider, The 44’s with Kirk “Eli” Fletcher, Hobosexual, Falls, Highlands, Hermigervill, Manatee Commune, Golden Gardens, Hot Wired Rhythm Band.

Sept. 1: Foster the People, J. Cole, Capital Cities, Neon Trees, Real Estate, Nada Surf, The Reverend Horton Heat, Aer, Twin Shadow, Jonathan Richman, Valerie June, Bomba Estéreo, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Rose Windows, Mexican Institute of Sound, DahkaBrakha, Campfire Ok, Bad Things, Julianna Barwick, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Jacco Gardner, La Luz, Current Swell, Tangerine, Hoba Hoba Spirit, Kore Ionz, Jessica Pratt, Massy Ferguson, Old Man Luedecke, Western Haunts, Smokey Brights.

 

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NBC cancels 'Community' after 5 seasons

NBC cancels "Community" after 5 seasons
There will be no six seasons and a movie. "Community" is over after fix seasons. PLUS: "Revolution" also canceled after two seasons, is a "Community" movie realistic?, cast members Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, Ken Jeong, Jim Rash, Yvette Nicole Brown and Dan Harmon react to the news, and Sony TV is likely to shop “Community” to Hulu, Amazon and Netflix.


ABC renews “The Bachelor,” “Shark Tank” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
“The Bachelor” will return for its 19th season while “Funniest Home Videos” will be back for Season 25.


Misha Collins will return to "Supernatural"
He'll stay a series regular in Season 10.

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<p>&quot;Shark Tank&quot;</p>

"Shark Tank"

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'Shark Tank,' 'The Bachelor' get ABC renewals

'America's Funniest Home Videos' will be back for a 25th season

ABC's endearing piecemeal renewal process reached its "alternative series" phase on Friday (May 9) morning.

As one might have expected, "The Bachelor" and "Shark Tank" have been renewed for the 2014-2015 season. In addition, "America's Funniest Home Videos" continues to be an unkillable force of nature, unlike video itself, and will be back next year.

This will be a sixth season for Friday smash "Shark Tank," a 19th season for "The Bachelor" and -- get this -- Season 25 for "America's Funniest Home Videos," which continues to be a cornerstone of ABC's Sunday lineup.

ABC announced these three renewals hours after Friday's pickups for "The Middle" and "Dancing with the Stars." Read more here.

On Thursday night, ABC renewed "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," "Resurrection," "Once Upon a Time," "Castle," "Modern Family" and "The Goldbergs."

Cancellations for "Trophy Wife," "The Neighbors," "Super Fun Night" and "Mixology" remain rumored, but unconfirmed by the network. 

We're still waiting to learn the fates of "Nashville," "Last Man Standing" and "Suburgatory."

We're expecting more news as this endless Friday progresses.

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<p>&quot;Community.&quot;</p>

"Community."

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Five seasons and a movie? NBC cancels 'Community'

The return of Dan Harmon wasn't enough to get the cult comedy one more year

Hey "Community" fans, would you settle for five seasons and a movie, now that NBC has declined to renew the cult comedy for a sixth season?

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<p>A scene from &quot;Neighbors&quot;</p>

A scene from "Neighbors"

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Tell us what you thought of 'Neighbors'

Seth Rogen's latest hits theaters this weekend

I'm gonna just say let's put Spidey behind us and assume the summer movie season starts today, with a good movie. And Nicholas Stoller's "Neighbors" is certainly that, a broad comedy but one with interesting themes in mind and an array of talent on screen.

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NBC renews 'About a Boy'

NBC renews “About a Boy”
The midseason comedy has been doing well, attracting 8.3 million viewers.


Casey Affleck will star in HBO’s “Lewis and Clark” miniseries
He’ll play explorer Meriwether Lewis in a six-hour miniseries based on the Stephen E. Ambrose book “Undaunted Courage.” Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks and Ed Norton will serve as producers.


Check out Rainn Wilson and his “Backstrom” cast
“The Office” alum is starring in “Bones” creator Hart Hanson’s “subversive and comic crime procedural” along with Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Dekker, Page Kennedy and Kristoffer Polaha.


Jon Hamm took a selfie with a wax Don Draper
Hamm today helped unveil Madame Tussauds wax figure of his famous “Mad Men” character. PLUS: Hamm had “SNL’s” 2nd-biggest head.


241 baby girls were named Khaleesi in 2013
The “Game of Thrones” influence has propelled Khaleesi above such names as Pamela, Janet, Joan and Stacy. About 1,135 girls were named Arya last year, but that may not be entire attributable to the HBO series.


“Trophy Wife” shouldn’t have been canceled — it was the best new show of this season
"From the start,” says Willa Paskin, "'Trophy Wife' was burdened with a junky name and a bogus time slot. The sweet family comedy would have been a perfect fit after ABC’s hit 'Modern Family,' a perch it never got. Instead, the Sarah Haskins comedy about a young woman who marries into a complex family—a man, his two ex-wives, and three children—had to go it alone and had the poor ratings to prove it.”


Discovery to air a “Russian Yeti” special
The June special will explore the disappearance of nine college students in Russia in 1959 who were allegedly killed by the folk tale creature.


“Saturday Night Live” is turning into “Saturday Night Pretaped”
“SNL” seems to have placed a special emphasis on pretaped videos over dangerous live sketches this season, perhaps because of all the new cast members. As Erik Voss points out, "there have been far fewer standout moments from the live portions of the show. Other than Weekend Update — still a fairly reliable vehicle for topical jokes and character monologues — the other live sketches seem to be fading into the periphery, with the longtime SNL crutch of talk shows, game shows, and press conferences filling in the cracks between bland setups and odd character pieces that never quite take off.” PLUS: Jay Pharoah created a freestyle rap over Drake’s “Draft Day,” and Will Forte once threw food out of 30 Rock.


Connie Chung brought medical marijuana named after her to “Watch What Happens Live”
Chung, accompanied by husband Maury Povich, also did a shot and drank three glasses of wine.


Lisa Kudrow can’t remember making “Friends” when she watches old episodes
Kudrow last night talked with Craig Ferguson about the 10th anniversary of the series finale.


Questlove’s new VH1 show “Soundclash" will feature Lil’ Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Ed Sheeran
Each week, three artists will perform simultaneously on one stage as part of the Questlove-produced series.


Introducing the Kim Kardashian Cheese Pizza
An Italian restaurant owner in Scotland has been baking celebrity faces into pizza.


Disney XD renews “Lab Rats”
The sci-fi teen comedy returns for a 4th season.


“Survivor’s” Coach welcomes a daughter
Benjamin Wade’s wife gave birth to Lenna Marie Newton Wade on Thursday.

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“Hannibal” earns a 3rd season

“Hannibal” earns a 3rd season
The NBC series has been averaging 3.6 million viewers on Friday nights.

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<p>&quot;Hannibal.&quot;</p>

"Hannibal."

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NBC renews 'Hannibal' for season 3

Critically-acclaimed Hannibal Lecter prequel series sticks around thanks to advantageous deal

Dinner will be served for at least one more year: NBC has renewed "Hannibal" for a third season.

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