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All Your Least Favorite Shows Will Never Be Cancelled

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 25, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 25, 2010 |

As we already posted last week, NBC has already picked up full season orders of their marginally rated “Chase” and “Chuck,’ as well as the slightly better rated “Outsourced,” mostly because they had little choice in the matter (what are they gonna do? Move Leno back to 10 pm?) and now CBS has made a few full season orders, picking up every single one of their new series for the entire year. Those include “Mike & Molly” (yay! More fat jokes), “S#*t My Dad Says” (gay jokes and old people jokes!), “Hawaii Five-O,” Tom Selleck’s “Blue Bloods,” and the Belushi/O’Connell legal dramedy, “Defendors.”

I can’t believe that, after the career that Shatner has had, this will be his legacy.

Meanwhile, over on The CW, “Hellcats,” “Nikita” and “One Tree Hill” have all been picked up for a full season, too. The 14-22 female demographic must be elated.

What hasn’t been picked up for a full season yet? “Community.”

But don’t worry your pretty little heads off. If “Community” gets cancelled, we can look forward instead to a new CBS show that’s now in development called “The Same Name,” which takes regular folks who happen to share the same name as celebrities and allows them to trade places with the celebrities for a little while. If my name were the same as the president of NBC, I’d take that opportunity to give a full-season order to “Community,” and barring that, I’d trade places with Joel McHale during a make-out scene with Alison Brie.

That does sound like a fun show.

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