Simon Cowell has no rules in life (well, except for the kind of T-shirts he wears), so why should his show?
Simon Cowell has said that the U.S. X-Factor will have no rules, meaning there will be no age limits, and solo acts will compete against groups. He stopped short of inviting animals to try out, but, having heard some awful Idol auditions, I can't imagine that would be the worst idea.
Lost and House fans take note -- Cynthia Watros will guest-star on Desperate Housewives. I'm officially opening up a dead pool on this episode. Someone is coming out of it with a bullet in them.
NBC has placed full-season orders for The Event, Outsourced and Law & Order: Los Angeles. Strangely, I am completely ambivalent to all of this news, not caring whether any of those shows live or die.
Again, ambivalent, but I find it sad on principle that ABC has cut down the next season of V to 10 episodes, just so they can start Dancing With the Stars on time. Maybe the show should have been about singing and dancing aliens?In development news, there's a ton of new shows happening, so let's break it down by network:
- CBS has ordered a comedy from Demetri Martin. He doesn't know what it's gonna be about, but I already want to watch it. And when did Important Things get cancelled? Gyp.
- Denis Leary has sold three TV projects to CBS and The CW. CBS gets a medical drama called Cross Roads and a gender-reversed Mentalist called Mind Games, and The CW gets Trigger, which sounds like a mash-up of Dark Blue and Rookie Blue. Get some vampires in there and you've got a winner.
- Bravo has ordered five new reality shows, about relationship advisors, therapists, a headhunter, a proposal planner and old boyfriends. I'm still waiting for one about a high-stress comic shop owner with a loveably incompetent staff.
- VH1 has ordered their first scripted series, from Queen Latifah, called Single Ladies, and it's about... pretty much what you'd expect. Ten bucks says I even know what the theme song is.
Finally, and unfortunately, Tom Bosley has passed away. RIP, Mr. C.
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