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June 2017

NEWS ROUNDUP- King of Queens 2.0

What started as a guest appearance is now a series regular gig for Leah Remini. Remini starred in the two part finale of her former co-star Kevin James’ series Kevin Can Wait. Remini and James previously worked together on King of Queens. 
Their successful partnership is obviously something the network couldn’t pass on so Leah will return next season in a more permanent role. Kevin Can Wait should just be called King of Queens 2.

This comes after Remini’s pilot What About Barb? failed to make it onto the fall schedule. 

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NEWS ROUNDUP- Netflix cancellations continue, Sackett Sisters not picked up by NBC

If you believed all your favourite Netflix shows were immune to cancellation than you were gravely mistakened. 

In the last two weeks, Netflix has crushed hearts by canning The Get Down and most recently today Sense8. 

The series ended on a cliffhanger and we may never see justice for the sensates in the nearby future. This is rather disappointing because from my perspective the series could have been finished in one bumper episode like thw Christmas special. 

Although Bloodline was confirmed to be ending, the series finale has baffled fans far and wide. Did we really see the Rayburns get their comeuppance or do we have to assume it? It wasn’t a satisfying end by any means. 

Netflix’s CEO has come out and said that “Our hit ratio is way too high right now,”. “So, we’ve canceled very few shows … I’m always pushing the content team: We have to take more risk; you have to try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall.” 

Seems like they are making room for more riskier projects. Not sure how Sense8 wasn’t seen as their riskiest show.  It featured a highly diverse ensemble cast whose filming spanned the world, covered issues like gender, sexuality and race. How was Sense8 not a risky project, the mind boggles. 

The petitions and twitter hounding for Busy Philipps and Casey Wilson’s new pilot Sackett Sisters to get picked up has come to an end. Busy confirmed via her Instagram stories that the project will not be going ahead. NBC has passed on it. 

Once the show wasn’t announced for NBC’s fall schedule, Philipps started a campaign to pick the show up. 

Sackett Sisters followed two estranged sisters who perform an act of public heroism and must deal with their new found fame. It was to be exec produced by Tina Fey so hello why didn’t this happen. SHAME ON YOU NBC. 

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