Your UpFront Update: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Good: Rather than face the wrath of a legion of very angry TV Addicts, the CW, as we expected, renewed both LIFE UNEXPECTED and ONE TREE HILL for a second and eighth season respectively. And while there’s no official word on just how many episodes we’re getting, we imagine the consensus among fans is any being better than none! Also joining the CW this fall will be the much-anticipated NIKITA reboot (starring Mission Impossible III’s Maggie Q in the titular role as top secret government agency spy) and the Tom Welling produced HELLCATS, a coming-of-age drama about a pre-law student (Aly Michalka) whose world is turned upside-down when she loses her scholarship and has to join the college’s competitive cheerleading squad.

The Bad: Not so lucky was one of television’s funniest and under appreciated comedies THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, which after five seasons of continually delivering the funny (with astoundingly little promotion) was unceremoniously dumped by CBS, bringing us to…

The Ugly: Which was the massacre at the hands of CBS executives who didn’t just bring down the axe on one or two shows, but seven! Joining Christine in the unemployment line to make room for a CRIMINAL MINDS spinoff (groan!) and Charlie Sheen’s 48 million dollar per year salary (double groan!) are the talented casts of GHOST WHISPERER, GARY UNMARRIED, COLD CASE, MIAMI MEDICAL, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE and NUMB3RS.

  • Maria

    I don't mind the CM spinoff, but HOLY COW 48 MILLION-A-YEAR??? Didn't think it possible, but I now hate CS and the stupid show TAAHM even more! How could they axe Cold Case? Stupid, stupid people…

  • kevin

    hasn't ABC said that they'd pick up old christine if CBS cancelled it? any idea if that's still true?

  • sanen85

    My question is when did Clay become so important to OTH that his picture is up and not Nate's?

  • Nick

    When he took a bullet to save the boring finale.

  • Dave

    That, and became somewhat the main focus of the season. With him and Quinn and Him getting Nate signed, he was really the main focus of the season.

  • grumpiestoldman

    Yeah, another year of Cate and Lux!!!

  • joshemerson

    I'm really disappointed at Old Christine's cancellation. And the latest reports are saying that ABC is unlikely to pick the show up. 🙁 It's such a hilarious show, I really want it to end up somewhere!

  • Abby

    Wonder what happened to the CW supernatural show Betwixt? Maybe they'll consider it for Midseason?