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'The Ricki Lake Show' canceled after one season
Since we're midway through the 2012-2013 TV season, it's time to update the status of fall series with connections to the Hudson Valley. Which shows have been picked up, and which ones are being canceled? Hudson Buzz breaks it down for you.
“The Ricki Lake Show”: The talk show hosted by the Hastings-on-Hudson native will not be renewed for a second season, USA Today reported this month. Lake's show was outpaced in the ratings by fellow freshman talk shows hosted by Katie Couric, Steve Harvey and Jeff Probst.
“666 Park Avenue”: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that, as of Jan. 6, ABC will fill "666's" Sunday-night slot with "Happy Endings" and "Don’t Trust The B---- in Apt. 23." The new TV series with the most Hudson Valley connections – Chappaqua’s Vanessa Williams, Yonkers’ Erik Palladino and Walden’s Dave Annable – never recovered from its rough ratings start. Despite a recent stabilization in ratings trends, a sizable advertising campaign and a decent social-media following, ABC dropped the axe on it Nov. 16.
“Guys with Kids”: NBC ordered four more episodes of the comedy, giving the show a limited full-season order of 17 episodes. Typical seasons tend to run 20 or more episodes, but when new shows are ordered, it's never a bad sign. And if the show becomes as well-received from viewers and critics as “GWK” writer Lauren Caltagirone’s Twitter feed (@MrsRupertPupkin), there may be hope "Guys with Kids" sees a second season.
“Nashville”: Critics dig it, devout fans are literally and figuratively buying the well-crafted songs, and, on Nov. 12, ABC finally pulled the trigger on a full-season pickup, according to Entertainment Weekly. It’s a favorite among the Newsday Westchester entertainment team, and we’re hoping Palisades native Hayden Panettiere and the rest of the talented cast will be doing this for many seasons to come.
“Go On”: The NBC comedy, which features Yonkers’ native Tyler James Williams, received a full-season pickup of 22 episodes in the first week of October. Along with two other NBC series -- “Revolution” and “The New Normal” -- "Go On" earned one of the first renewals of the fall season. It's also the only new hit comedy this season, averaging 8.6 million viewers.
“Revolution”: The post-apocalyptic drama (pictured above), co-created by Sarah Lawrence College alum J.J. Abrams, also has a full-season pickup. On Oct. 25, NBC also went so far as to proclaim it the “No. 1 new series of the season,” citing its top rating in a demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds.
“Arrow”: The CW action series about the adventures of the popular comic book character Green Arrow earned a full-season pickup as well. “Arrow,” produced by Rye native Greg Berlanti, has been a bright spot for the usually ratings-challenged network, so it’s no wonder that the show received a full season order.
“Elementary”: The CBS crime procedural about Sherlock Holmes and a female Watson solving crimes in present-day New York was also renewed for a full season. Aidan Quinn, who has called Palisades home, is one of the cast members of “Elementary,” which to date has averaged an impressive 14.3 million viewers.
-With Chris Serico