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The Sitcom Slaughter Continues! NBC Cancels Eva Longoria's Telenovela & Undateable!

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It's that time of year where networks decide which shows to keep and which to take to the backyard and shoot.

ABC, The CW, and FOX have already axed several shows in their spring cleaning effort — including hit series like Nashville, Castle, and Agent Carter!

But NBC had it's own set of casualties — announcing that Eva Longoria's comedy Telenovela and improv-inclined sitcom Undateable would not live to make the Fall 2016 schedule!

Back in January 2015, Telenovela was ordered straight-to-series as part of NBC's larger push for diversity.

But unlike the Jennifer Lopez drama Shades of Blue, or the America Ferrera workplace comedy Superstore — which were both already renewed — Telenovela's lukewarm ratings were the proverbial kiss of death.

Photo: Eva Looks Half Her Age In This Cut-Out Black Dress At Cannes

Despite little network marketing and a horrible Friday time slot, Undateable gave an impressive three season run — largely thanks to the cast of stand-up veterans like Chris D'Elia and Ron Funches.

The Bill Lawrence sitcom has been on the bubble of cancellation throughout its entire run, but even NBC's last ditch stunt to transform the show into Undateable Live! — featuring all live telecasts — couldn't stop this scrappy sitcom from its inevitable TV death.

The peacock network also gave the axe to freshman thriller Game Of Silence and medical drama Heartbeat — both of which totally flatlined in the ratings department.

Did your favorite shows survive the massacre so far?

[Image via NBC.]

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Scrubs Show Creator Reveals Broadway Plans!

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Shut the front door!

Could it really be!?! Could the most HIGHlarious medical show of all time (Scrubs, obvi) be transitioning to the Broadway stage!?!

AHHH!!!

According to show creator Bill Lawrence, the lovable show that starred Zach Braff and Donald Faison could very well be moving to the big apple!

He tweets:

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Cougar Town Is A 'Flagship Show' For TBS

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Bill Lawrence may have quit his job as the showrunner of Cougar Town, but he's confident that his sitcom will finally be getting the respect it deserves at TBS.

Since exiting ABC, the comedy's creator explained that Courteney Cox and the gang are a "flagship" at their new network. Lawrence recently told sources:

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Cougar Town: Showrunners Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel QUIT!

Filed under: TV NewsCourteney Cox

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Cougar Town is moving from ABC to TBS, and getting new bosses!

The showrunners (people in charge) Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel, have announced they're leaving the Courteney Cox sitcom.

Fans of the show: do NOT panic!

Lawrence tweeted this assuring message to people that needed to chill:

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Busy Philipps Wants Her Bestie Michelle Williams To Come To Cougar Town!

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Oh, come on!

Who knows if we'll ever get a Dawson's Creek reunion, but this could be an awesome opportunity to AT LEAST have a small one!

Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps have been friends since they co-starred together on the WB drama as Jen Lindley and Audrey Liddell back in the day, and apparently, the latter has been trying to get her bestie on her current show, Cougar Town…but the show creator may have missed his opportunity!

She explains:

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Cougar Town Star Christa Miller Sued By Manager For Unpaid Commi$$ion$

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Meow!

Cougar Town star Christa Miller is being sued by her manager Jill Littman for $200,000 in unpaid commissions.

The manager not only claims she helped her get the job on the show, but she's basically saying that Miller exploited her into landing the gig.

Littman does say that she was paid her 10% for the first season, but then payments that were apparently promised to her stopped coming after that.

So tacky! And here's why…

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Cougar Town Is Getting A Name Change…For Real This Time!

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At least if executive producer Bill Lawrence gets his way!

The writer once again revealed that he hates the title of his smash comedy just as much as he did when he tried to change it last season, and he is reaching out to fans of the series to help he and his team come up with a suitable replacement!

He said in an interview:

You have no idea how much it hurts me and [executive producer] Kevin [Biegel] to see that title on the screen knowing that we had something to do with it. [Laughs] It’s such a played-out joke and we just feel dumb in retrospect. This is the same as people saying “Keri Russell’s hair killed Felicity” — if this show goes away before it’s time, it was because we were dumb enough to name it Cougar Town. And there’s nothing we can do about it. If Cougar Town stays the show’s title, we plan to mock it until the end of time because we hate it so much. It will ultimately be our Simpsons-like opening gag until, emotionally, it doesn’t hurt our souls so much.

Ha! Well, we guess that wouldn't be enough, because he later took to Twitter to say:

Screw it. I'm changing it (if Kevin's cool w it. Someone ask him for me). Seriously, we just decided. Will use fans to help w new title.

To answer many of you: Kevin and I titled the show. It helped sell it, plus we thought we'd do campy show about woman re-entering world.

Now Cougar Town is show about adult friendships and drinking. And it's called Cougar Town. I hate myself.

Yes, 22 episodes next year, and yes: when we change the title we will still do mocking title cards.

Our new title will suck and we will mock that, too…

Last year we wanted to change to "SUNSHINE STATE" or "Grown Ups" but couldn't due to TV show (Mr. Sunshine) and movie (horrifying Grown Ups)

Ha! Wow!

We guess they really are passionate about finding a better title for the show!

At this point, we'd say let it go, as it's already season three, but we're definitely curious to see if they come up with anything legitimately good to re-name the series!

What do U think the new title of Cougar Town should be??

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