Here’s your Daily for 8/1/2011.
Could Breaking Bad leave AMC? It’s possible if network negotiations don’t get settled anytime soon. The studio, Sony Pictures Television, has begun shopping the acclaimed drama to other networks. AMC firmly wants to bring the show back for a fifth season but at what cost?. Breaking Bad recently returned to 2.6 million viewers but shows get more expensive as they age, and AMC is looking for ways to reach a financially effective deal. The network proposed a shortened fifth season (six or eight episodes instead of the usual 13) which producers rejected.
Dukes of Hazzard star Christopher Mayer passed away on July 23 in Sherman Oaks at age 57.
Ana Gasteyer has been cast in ABC’s Suburgatory as the overbearing Sheila Shay, who is a neighbor of George (Jeremy Sisto) and Tessa (Jane Levy).
Two and a Half Men might just be killing off Charlie. Rumors have it that the show will open with a memorial service attended by many of Charlie’s girlfriends and that his beachfront property will subsequently go up for sale. Potential buyers will include real-life celebrities and stars from Lorre’s other shows, and that Kutcher’s character will also tour the property.
Mariska Hargitay will be in every episode of Law & Order: SVU afterall, NBC confirmed. “There were some rumors of her dropping down, and bringing in new cast members. But Mariska is there in every single episode, and it’s my goal to see that continues past this season,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert also confirmed that the network is developing a half-hour comedy around Will & Grace Emmy winner Sean Hayes.
The Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is set to executive-produce a new karaoke bar-based comedy pilot for NBC.
One of the most underrated actresses, Lucy Liu, is set to recur on the 5th season of Southland. The only thing we know about her character so far is that she’ll be a police officer.