Ready for another edition of Buddy Bites, kids? You know, our little news roundup thing. There's a fair bit of bad news for men in tonight's edition, and we start off with...
ABC cancels Man Up:
the Christopher Moynihan starrer has been pulled from the network's schedules, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. It will be replaced by reruns of Tim Allen's Last Man Standing
(he really is the last man standing now, yes?) until the end of the year. The cross-dressing comedy Work It
will take over its schedule next year. All ten episodes the network ordered this season have been produced, with all the unaired eps expected to air over the summer.
At least that cancellation's a definite, unlike the speculation we heard last week
about another ABC series, Pan Am
, being grounded. But there's some good news from ABC's side: the network will start streaming all episodes of its freshman hits Revenge
and Once Upon A Time
online, as opposed to five at a time, according to THR
NEW PROJECTS NEWS: The Office
and Parks and Recreation
boss Greg Daniels is working with Office's Mindy Kaling and Parks & Rec producer Alan Yang for two separate animated series
, according to Deadline
. Kaling's project revolves around a high school women's volleyball team, while Yang's project is about a group of twentysomething guys sharing a house in upscale LA. This isn't Daniels' first foray into animation, of course; he co-created Fox's King of the Hill
More new projects: J.J. Abrams is collaborating with One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn
on a new series for the CW, Deadline reports
. The series, currently called Maine
, centers around the staff and guests of an inn in... Maine.
Is Ryan Seacrest headed to Today?
There are talks, according to the Wall Street Journal
, which speculates that the American Idol
host will replace Matt Lauer on NBC's morning show. Negotiations are in its early stages, but I think it's not going to push through -- will Seacrest want to give up either Idol
, or his successful radio show, or his work at E!?
TIME FOR ROMANCE:
More bad news for the guys. Olivia Wilde is dating Jason Sudeikis.
Scream with me. NOOOOO! US Weekly reports
that the two were spotted together during a recent Saturday Night Live
after party. They were holding hands. And they were keeping it low. Hmm. Wilde just recently divorced with ex Tao Ruspoli (Italian royalty, seriously) a few months back.
Still on blossoming romances, The Office's Ellie Kemper announced she just got engaged on Conan. Here's a clip:
Elsewhere, Rob Kardashian is dating upcoming singer Rita Ora
, according to US Weekly,
although a source tells the magazine they're not yet "fully together". Zap2it reports
host Jeff Probst has tied the knot with Lisa Ann Russell
, best known as the former wife of Mark-Paul Gosselaar. It's the second marriage for both.
And, on the other end of the spectrum, Dexter
stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter have finalized their divorce
, according to the AP
TO THE BIG SCREEN!
We wrap things up with news that Fringe
star Joshua Jackson is headed to the thriller film Inescapable
, alongside Marisa Tomei and Alexander Siddig, according to Deadline
. Jackson plays an embassy official who gets involved in the search for an expat's missing daughter.
And finally (really, finally): here's the trailer for Five Year Engagement, the film starring How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, and also starring Parks & Rec's Chris Pratt and Community's Alison Brie.
(Image courtesy of ABC)