The following are some TV tidbits that I wanted to share:
1. The Gates will NOT be back on ABC for another season. It has officially been canceled.
Tower Prep Cast
2. If you haven’t done so already, please check out the new Cartoon Network live-action series Tower Prep, which airs on Tuesday nights at 8 PM. It’s the network’s second live-action series (the first being the recently completed Unnatural History) that tells the story of a rebellious teenager, Ian, who wakes up in a mysterious prep school with no idea how he got there or where the school is located. The school is focused on finding the “unique potential” of each student; but with the help of new-found friends C.J., Gabe and Suki, they investigate the mysteries of the school while trying to escape.
3. Quite a number of shows have been given full season orders by their respective networks, but the new ABC series The Whole Truth has been canceled; however, the episodes that have been filmed are to be still air (at least for now). Meanwhile, Undercovers on NBC is still in jeopardy. The returning shows that are in trouble include Life Unexpected on the CW, Parenthood on NBC and The Good Guys on FOX.
4. Don’t forget to make your vote count for any of the six shows (Bones, Castle, Chuck, Smallville, Supernatural or How I Met Your Mother) that are being considered for the cover of an upcoming issue of TV Guide. You can make your vote here.
5. If you haven’t checked out the 3-part mini-series Sherlock on PBS, it’s not too late – parts 2 and 3 will air on PBS this coming Sunday and next Sunday. Check your local listings for airtime and channel. Also, another terrific and compelling 6-part mini-series worth checking out is Luther, airing on BBC America. This Sunday will be episode 3 of the new, popular British series. Again, check your local listings for airtime and channel.
6. Ever wonder what it’s like to live in Los Angeles as part of a famous Hollywood family. Here is your chance to watch the new half-hour series Gigantic that looks inside this world. The series airs on Teen Nick on Friday nights, stars Grace Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter), Gia Mantegna (Joe Mantegna’s daughter), Jolene Purdy (from 10 Things I Hate About You, the TV series) and Malcolm David Kelly (from Lost) as well as Helen Slater (Supergirl herself), Patrick Fabian (Joan of Arcadia and Veronica Mars) and Emma Caulfield (Buffy). It is also a series brought to television by Marti Noxon (of Buffy and Angel fame).
7. If you have DirecTV, make sure you start tuning in for the fifth and final season of Friday Night Lights, which returns on October 27. Check your local listings for time.
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