Good News, Bad News: ABC Family, RAISING HOPE, PERCEPTION & More!

Good News: ABC Family has awarded Amy Sherman-Palladino’s BUNHEADS with an additional eight episode full first season order, while renewing MELISSA & JOEY, SWITCHED AT BIRTH and BABY DADDY for additional seasons respectively. Bad News: Not so lucky are the cast and creative team of JANE BY DESIGN, who will be headed back to the drawing board after getting the proverbial ax following a low rated first season that failed to live up expectations. [Source]

Good News: TNT has renewed Eric McCormack’s PERCEPTION for a thirteen episode second season. Bad News: And thus, crushing our dreams of a reunion on SMASH with McCormack’s WILL & GRACE costars Debra Messing and Sean Hayes. [Source]

Good News: The struggling small town of Natesville will very soon be getting paid a visit by a former lover of none other than Katie Holmes! Bad News: No, Tom Cruise isn’t dropping by RAISING HOPE this season, but rather American Pie’s Chris Kein, who has booked a guest-starring gig on the Tuesday TV Addict favorite. [Source]

Good News: ABC has given a script order for FINN & SAWYER, a contemporary take on Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that re-imagines the iconic literary characters as young investigators in their 20’s. Bad News: Nowhere in the story does it say that Jonathan Taylor Thomas has already been asked to reprise his role! [Source]