Fox on Monday said “nope” to a fifth season of Raising Hope. The network will air a two-part series finale on Friday, April 4, thereby bringing an end to the peripatetic Greg Garcia comedy.
Fox’s second stab at a two-hour Tuesday night comedy block got off to an encouraging start, as three of the four sitcoms outperformed the year-ago time slot occupants.
Fox on Monday announced it has renewed four scripted series for 2013-14, committing to new seasons of The Following, New Girl, The Mindy Project and Raising Hope.
Fox is revising its two-hour Tuesday night comedy block, halting production on the freshman effort Ben and Kate just days after pulling the show from its winter schedule.
Fox’s new Tuesday night comedy block showed further signs of wear and tear, as freshman series Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project stumbled down the rocky ratings slope.
The networks on Tuesday night presented a Whitman’s Sampler of new and returning series, and while the ever-popular varieties were predictably gobbled up, some novelty flavors were nibbled and discarded.
On the eve of a new TV season, Fox Broadcasting programming chief Kevin Reilly has been elevated to chairman of entertainment.
In the March 20 episode of Raising Hope, called “Poking Holes in the Story,” the mom, Virginia Chance, played by Martha Plimpton, borrows from her own experience as a teenage mother to try to persuade a young couple to wait before having sex.
It was perhaps the worst kept secret in the business, but when Simon Cowell on Monday afternoon introduced Britney Spears as one of The X Factor’s new celebrity judges, the crowd at the Beacon Theater let out quite a whoop, y’all.
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