ABC Show Cancelled

01/27/2010 at 4:38 pm | Posted in Net/Spec | 3 Comments
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ABC has announced that a show will close its doors at the end of this season.

After 4 seasons, Ugly Betty is no mas. 

This is what ABC and Betty‘s production company had to say:

“We’ve mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty’s final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion. We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell.”

Ugly Betty started its life on ABC a hit with viewers and critics alike, winning some major awards along the way.  However, their ratings have seen quite the tumble – even falling deeper into the abyss with its move to Friday nights.  Once Eastwick was cancelled, ABC announced they were moving Ugly Betty to Wednesdays at 10pm (ET).

Fans were hopeful that this was a sign ABC wanted the show to live on for more seasons; and since Ugly Betty is produced by ABC‘s production company, more episodes would mean more money for them in syndication.  All to no avail, as their Wednesday night ratings were horrid.

Ugly Betty is the first long(ish) running program on ABC to be cancelled this season.  Both Hank and Eastwick  – new ABC shows – have been cancelled this season, with the forgotten‘s cancellation announcement probably coming soon.

Sequel to Recent Hit Fast-Tracked

01/27/2010 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Flik/Spec | 1 Comment
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Recent rumblings are now official as Warner Brothers announced they are fast-tracking a sequel to this December’s box office hit.

Coming Soon: Part Deux

Sherlock Holmes 2 will be moving forward quite quickly, as Guy Ritchie has pushed aside directing the movie Lobo – a comic book character that was created as a spoof on Wolverine & Punisher.

With Lobo still being reported to be moving forward, it looks like it will get a new director soon.

Rumors of the studio wanting to quickly reassemble the Sherlock Holmes team for another go-round started when Robert Downey, Jr. recently backed out of his buddy Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens film.  The speculation claimed he was clearing his schedule for the detective sequel.

Despite getting spanked by giant blue people (Avatar, not the Blue Man Group), worldwide grosses for Sherlock Holmes have reached about $390 million – and looking to settle north of $450 million – since its Christmas debut.

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