“Do No Harm” Does NBC Lots of Harm |
It comes as no shock. As “Do No Harm” garnered less numbers than poorly rated Rock Center during it’s premiere last week, it was only a matter of time. When the numbers dropped considerably during last night’s airing, it seemed NBC has had enough. The Jekyll/Hyde inspired medical drama has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately. There seems to be no cure for this ratings anemia. Right now, there is no word if the 11 unaired episodes will see light of day. Production was just recently completed on the entire season, so the episodes are ready to go. Until February 21, Law & Order SVU will fill the gap Thursday nights with encore episodes. Buzz surrounding an earlier premiere for “Hannibal” seems to be whispered around the interwebs.
Christina Applegate Leaves “Up All Night” |
As NBC’s abysmal Friday continues, Christina Applegate will reportedly leave “Up All Night,” after this current season. The show was recently put on hiatus to convert from single to multi cam, taped in front of a live studio audience, in hopes of improving ratings. Now it’s star will be departing the show and one can only wonder if Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph are not far behind. The show is slated for a Spring return to finish out Season 2. According to reports, the network plans to move ahead with the show with Lisa Kudrow in some way, shape or form.
Christina Applegate’s Statement: “It’s been a great experience working on Up All Night, but the show has taken a different creative direction and I decided it was best for me to move on to other endeavors. Working with Lorne Michaels has been a dream come true and I am grateful he brought me into his TV family. I will miss the cast, producers and crew, and wish them the best always.”
NBC also has doubled next week’s “The Office,” pre-empting “1600 Penn” during Sweeps. Not a good sign?
In other news, HBO has picked up a pilot from LOST creator Damon Lindelof titled, The Leftovers. It is based on life on Earth after a Rapture. Also, we wanted to centrally publish a list of the performances you can expect to see at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Performing on the main telecast (airing at 8/7c on CBS) will be Travis Barker, Chuck D, LL Cool J, Tom Morello and DJ Z-Trip. Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will be on stage together, while Zac Brown Band, Elton John, T Bone Bennett and Mumford & Sons will perform a Levon Helm tribute. Stanley Clark, Chick Corea, and Kenny Garnett will pay tribute to Dave Brubeck. The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, fun., Juanes, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake and Jack White are also set to take the stage. The Black Keys will also perform with Dr John and The Preservation Jazz Hall Band. Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys will take the stage together, while Elton John and Ed Sheeran will duet. Bruno Mars will join Rihanna and Sting on stage for a special performance, while Miguel and Wiz Khalifa perform the nominated “Adorn.”