Over on the Eye network, to no surprise, “Two and A Half Men” will be returning to television next fall, however, “the half” portion might be missing. While Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher have signed on for the show’s upcoming 11th season, Angus T. Jones has yet to join the fray. Whether this is the aftermath of his tirade last fall, we are not sure. The possibility of him floating as a guest star instead of a series regular has been reported. CBS has also ordered a game show pilot, “Money Pump,” based on the Israeli format. The show will be hosted by Kevin Frazier and is described as a “high-pressure” game where contestants compete against a money pump for enormous cash prizes.
Meanwhile, CBS’s underling The CW, announced that both “Hart of Dixie” and “Beauty and the Beast” will be returning for the fall. They join previously renewed CW shows “Arrow,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural.” The CW also picked up “The Originals,” the TVD spin-off to series. “Nikita” and “The Carrie Diaries” fates are still hanging in the wind.
The Peacock made a slew of expected renewals today and will be bringing back “Chicago Fire,” “Grimm,” “Revolution,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Parenthood.” Each of the five series received a FULL season of 22 episodes apiece. This is new (and happy) ground for “Parenthood” fans. More renewal news will be coming from the Peacock in the coming weeks.
NBC also announced their SNL slate for the remainder of the season. Next week, May 4, will see Zach Galifanakis host with Of Monsters and Men as the musical Guest. On May 11, Kristen Wiig returns to the SNL stage as host, with musical guest Vampire Weekend. Finally, on the May 18 season finale, Ben Affleck and Kanye West take the stage as host and musical guest. Finally, in news NBC buried with its renewals today, “Ready for Love” will release new episodes every Tuesday on NBC.com, Hulu, Amazon and other online outlets starting April 30.