The following two links are petitions: One is to ask NBC NOT to CANCEL Life and one is to ask USA Network to pick up the show if NBC'S decision is final. Petitions to keep Life alive: => 3757 signatures => 3140 signatures If all the fans signed these petitions maybe we have a shot at being taken seriously by the different network executives (NBC, USA) to make season 3 possible. Thanks.
NBC has kind of been a TV Graveyard for a few years now, hasn't it? While there have been some bright spots, like the non-cancellations of low-rated gems like Friday Night Lights and now Chuck , the network still can't launch a ratings hit. Even "hit" comedies The Office and 30 Rock receive pretty paltry viewership. Thus, each year now, NBC launches a bunch of new shows...and most of them don't survive. They also slowly give up on longer running series that still haven't broken out, like My Name Is Earl (4 seasons) and fan-favorite Life (2 seasons). Also in NBC's graveyard from earlier this year are: My Own Worst Enemy , Crusoe , Knight Rider (2008) and Lipstick Jungle . Now joining them are biblical-inspired Kings and Molly Shannon sitcom Kath and Kim . Fans of ER also know that the long-running program finally finished up its run back in April. Which show in NBC's graveyard saddens you most? I've already come to peace with Lipstick Jungle , lost touch with Earl a few seasons ago (though still...not cool, NBC), and never got into Life , so personally I am most disappointed about the demise of the criminally underrated and highly inventive Kings .
Bad news for Life fans. While NBC is holding off on deciding of the fates of some of their other bubbles shows until later this month, they have announced today that Life is officially canceled. Source
Sources tell E!Online exclusively that Adam Arkin has joined FX 's dark, violent (and awesome) motorcycle-gang series Sons of Anarchy for a multi-episode arc. Arkin will play Ethan Zobelle, a season-two antagonist for SAMCRO. Unlike his current cute and fuzzy Ted character on Life , Arkin's new role on Sons of Anarchy will be anything but adorable. So what variety of wicked is this Ethan fellow? Here's what we can tell you... Spoiler Alert! Arkin's Ethan is described as a white supremacist who arrives in Charming, Calif., to open a new small business, reportedly a cigar shop. And you know who loves cigars, don't you? Ron Perlman's Clay Morrow, aka the undisputed boss of Charming and the sitting president of the Redwood Original. Clay doesn't love ultranationalist thugs, so skulls will no doubt be cracked before season's end. Actor-musician Henry Rollins joined the Sons of Anarchy cast last month as another neo-Nazi baddie. (Kick his ass Jax!) P.S. Don't fret, Life fans, Arkin could easily wedge in this role in between seasons two and three, should Life be blessed a last-minute cancellation reprieve from Ben Silverman at NBC or even Bonnie Hammer at USA. Who else is looking forward to more SOA? Source: E!Online - Adam Arkin Joins FX's Sons of Anarchy Related Stories: Missing Sons of Anarchy: Top 10 Badass Moments Sons of Anarchy Revs Up Season 2 with Henry Rollins Sons of Anarchy Revs Up for New Season
Tonight is the second season finale of Life . It's also a distinct possibility that it will be the show's series finale. E!Online quickly asked the show's creator and series star a few questions about the series: Why should you watch, especially if you've never seen it before? As the delightful Damian puts it, "We're a cop show that has a bit of difference to it. It has themes which are a little bit more ambitious than your average show to do with transcendence and second chances." What are the realistic prospects for a renewal? According to Rand Ravich, "NBC is kind of figuring itself out. Those questions are certainly above my pay grade, but I do feel like creatively we get tremendous support at the studio and network." Come on, NBC! At the very least, jokes Ravich, "I think we're going to play as little tiny 30 second spots in between Leno." Has the show forgotten about Sarah Shahi's Dani Reese? No, she's still preggers, but says Rand, "The energy of the show is Crews and Reese tumbling over and around each other. And that's something I would want to go back to as soon as I can." Us too! Those two are among the best partners of any stripe on any show anywhere. So...who will be tuning into Life tonight? Source: E!Online
First Look at the second season finale of LIFE "One" airing this Wednesday April 8 at 9pm on NBC.
Fox effectively switched timeslots for " American Idol " and rookie drama " Lie to Me " on Wednesday, with the combo producing week-to-week gains despite the start of daylight-saving time, which results in fewer people watching television. CBS also was on the upswing, as both it and Fox took advantage of weak lineups on ABC and NBC. According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, "Lie to Me" easily led the 8 o'clock hour (3.4 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, 11.1 million viewers overall) and actually drew more viewers than the previous week when it followed "American Idol." And "Idol" itself shot up thanks to airing in the later 9 p.m. timeslot (8.8/22 in 18-49, 24.9 million viewers overall), more than doubling any other program in the hour. CBS, whose entire lineup ran original episodes for the first time in a month, racked up its best numbers on the night since December. It ran second with comedies " The New Adventures of Old Christine " (2.1/7 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall) and " Gary Unmarried " (2.3/7 in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall) and drama " Criminal Minds " (3.5/9 in 18-49, 14.1 million viewers overall) and then easily led at 10 p.m. with " CSI: NY " (3.5/9 in 18-49, 13.5 million viewers overall). NBC fared poorly kicking off the night with the premiere of cooking contest "The Chopping Block " (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall), which came in about in line with the now-canceled drama " Knight Rider (2008) ," which had been airing at 8. " Life " followed with slightly improved numbers (1.8/4 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall), and 10 p.m. drama " Law & Order " picked up some from there (2.2/6 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall). The CW 's " America's Next Top Model " (1.9/6 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall) was up a bit vs. its two-hour premiere of the previous week, logging the second largest audience of the season for the franchise -- behind only the fall finale. It ranked second to Fox in adults 18-34 (2.0/7). ABC was not a factor on the night, finishing behind Univision and CW with its lineup of " Scrubs " repeats (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall), a " Lost " repeat (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) and an original " Life on Mars " (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall). Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 6.1/17; CBS, 3.1/8; NBC, 1.8/5; Univision, 1.7/5; ABC, 1.4/4; CW, 1.2/3. In total viewers: Fox, 18.0 million; CBS, 11.8 million; NBC, 5.6 million; ABC, 4.1 million; Univision, 4.0 million; CW, 2.7 million. Source Here
Wednesday's ratings recap: * 8 pm/ET Fox's Lie to Me wore its new time slot well, topping the hour with 11.12 million total viewers - a 9 percent increase over its most recent, apres-Idol audience. CBS' sitcombo placed second, with both Old Christine (7.63 mil, +310K) and Gary Unmarried (7.71 mil, +450K) seeing gains. Top Model was looking pretty in third (!) place, surging 15 percent from its premiere to 4.47 mil. NBC's Chopping Block barely bested Scrubs repeats with an audience of under 4 mil - the Peacock's lowest-rated premiere of the season. * 9 pm American Idol unveiled its "Judges' Save" twist to 24.9 million viewers, an increase of 11 percent from last Wednesday's results show (yet down 6 percent year-over-year). Criminal Minds came in second with 14 mil. Life , at 5.3 mil, was up 430 thou. Lost returns next week! * 10 pm CSI: NY dominated with 13.52 million viewers, up 820K week-to-week. Law & Order followed with 7.6 mil (up 440K). Life on Mars continued to die on the vine, dropping 19 percent to 4.58 mil. Source here
Watch a sneak peek of LIFE "Hit Me Baby" airing this Wednesday, February 25, at 9pm on NBC
The new episode of " Life " sees a man impaled against the wall and left to death. When Reese is asked to be part of a joint organized crime task force for the FBI, Crews and Stark must investigate the murder of a financial advisor who had a fondness for women and pigeons. The investigation leads Crews and Stark into a world of extreme corporate and political power. This pursue further leads them to a beautiful woman named Claudia who is suspected of being an escort and committing murder using common everyday household objects. Claudia however, insists that she's a professional chef and she has her way to charm people. Also, Reese is polygraphed by the FBI before joining the task force. Called "Hit Me Baby", it will air February 25. For Preview Click Here . Source here