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Today's TWoP News: April 15, 2011

by Nic Dris April 15, 2011 4:02 pm
Today's TWoP News: April 15, 2011

iCarly's high ratings garner another season, but One Life to Live and All My Children get cancelled after 40 years. Should any fact define the state of television programming, this might be it...

CBS has picked up a new celebrity reality show, SameName. The show will feature pop celebrities who share the same name with total strangers as they both switch lives. David Hasselhoff is the first celebrity to appear in the pilot episode as he travels to Lake Jackson, Texas and no, we don't expect this show to have a long life expectancy.

It was announced yesterday that All My Children and One Life to Live have been cancelled. All My Children's Pine Valley will fade in September 2011 and Llanview will fade in January 2012. It looks like reality television is our new soap opera, but all the same we will miss television legends like Susan Lucci and Erika Slezak who taught us how to cry, laugh, and split personalities all within an hour.

For you Coraline and Stardust fans out there, Neil Gaiman's work will be coming to HBO through its adaptation of Gaiman's American Gods. Gaiman's novel will become another fantasy series to HBO's lineup following Games of Thrones. The interesting tale concerns two sets of gods at war: one being the mythological and traditional gods we grew up with and a new set of gods reflecting America's fascination with our growing technology and social media. We get it, Gaiman. Technology is bad. We saw The Terminator.

The ever so perky and talentless Miranda Cosgrove is here to stay as iCarly lives another season. Nickelodeon's most popular web series host will return for a fifth season. Remember when Nickelodeon had simple programming like Clarissa Explains It All? Kids these days and their web shows...

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are making the rounds lately. Not only will the White House wives appear on The View and The Oprah Winfrey Show, but they will be hitting up The Gayle King Show to discuss the Joining Forces Initiative. Michelle's "Support our Family Troops" campaign arrives just in time for the campaign of reelection. Gotta get those GOP votes, Michelle.

Jill Biden and Michelle Obama won't be the only White House women coming to television. The former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be guesting on 30 Rock. Rice will play -- who else? -- one of Jack Donaghy's old girlfriends. We love our Condi.

AMC will venture into reality television with docu-series Inside the DHS and The Pitch. Following the theme of Mad Men, The Pitch will follow the drama of ad execs as they go from account to account pitching their ideas. Inside the DHS will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the Department of Homeland Security. Maybe we'll see why they have to grope us at the airport to keep us safe?

Speaking of unlawful conduct, Law and Order: Criminal Intent adds classy and talented Julia Ormond to their cast. Ormond will play a police psychologist who will be helping Detective Goren figure out his elusive past for eight episodes.

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