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TV News Roundup: October 28, 2016

  • Fall's first casualty
  • STAR TREK leader lost
  • Revivals are still the norm
  • CBS orders new summer series

ABC has drawn a line in the sand for the end of NOTORIOUS. The network has cut its episode order to just 10 episodes, leaving just four remaining to air.

A 2000's revival:
In early talks, producers are looking to revive the 200's sitcom, WILL AND GRACE, for a 10 episode run. No network or premiere date has been set.

DISCOVERY looses showrunner:
The CBS All-Access series, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, is still about 7 months from its series premiere and it has already lost Bryan Fuller, as the series showrunner. He will stay on with the series as an Executive producer.

An 80's revival:
Yet another reboot is in the works, this time it is The Muppet Babies. In the 80's THE MUPPET BABIES was an traditional animated series, featuring the younger versions of some of our favorite muppets. In 2018, Disney Jr, will bring back the series and a computer animated show.

More Summer shows for CW:
The CW has renewed the veteran summer series, MASTERS OF ILLUSION, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and WHOSE LINE?

New summer series for CBS:
CBS has given the greenlight to the new summer drama, SALVATION. The series is about an astroid that is on course to collide with Earth. This new series will help replace the recent cancellations of summer shows, BRAIN DEAD and AMERICAN GOTHIC.

Mobile game app to game show:
CBS has ordered a live game show version of the popular mobile game, CANDY CRUSH. No host or premiere date have been set.

Tracy Morgan's new comedy:
TBS is going to series order for the new Tracy Morgan comedy, that does not yet have a title. TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the series.

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