NBC Slays Two Series
Freshman series My Own Worst Enemy, starring Christian Slater, has been canceled by NBC, along with sophomore entry Lipstick Jungle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At present their final airdates and replacements have not been formally announced but both shows saw declining ratings throughout the season. Enemy was considered important to peacock network but its reviews were mostly negative and it generated zero buzz.
The CW, meantime, has ordered five more episodes of Privileged, which is actually generating a little chatter. The 18-episode order is four shy of a full season but is an act of faith on the part of the network. To let people find out what they’ve missed, they will run episodes on consecutive days from December 1 and 8 while being repeated in the series’ normal timeslot, Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
One of our favorite character actors, Joshua Malina (West Wing), has been added to the cast of USA Network’s In Plain Sight. He joins the second season, which just started shooting in Albuquerque, NM, and Malina will portray Peter, a recovering alcoholic.
CBS holiday programming includes annual classic animated specials and feature films: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer celebrates its 44th anniversary when the digitally re-mastered version airs Wednesday, December 3, 8 p.m.; Frosty the Snowman is set for Friday, December 12 at 8 p.m. followed immediately by Frosty Returns at 8:30 p.m.; CBS will air the feature film Elf on Saturday, December 20, 8 p.m..