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Time's Up for Jack Bauer, 24

Unless he tortures a network exec, Jack Bauer is canceled

(Newser) - Ask not for whom the digital clock beeps, Jack Bauer, it beeps for thee—Fox will cancel 24 after this season, sources tell The Wrap . Though it's not official yet, the network has hinted it might drop the expensive thriller in August, with one executive saying, “It’s going... More »

Beastie Boy Yauch Has Cancer; Group Cancels Dates

(Newser) - Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer of the salivary gland and will undergo treatment, Billboard reports. The surgery and radiation forced the group to cancel summer tour dates and postpone the release of a new album. The outlook, though, is good. “It’s a pain in... More »

Jamie Lynn Spears' Wedding Off, But No Split

(Newser) - Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge are still very much together, but have called off a planned wedding, OK! reports. “Jamie Lynn has everything she wants and feels no need for a ring and piece of paper,” one insider said of Spears, 17, and Aldridge, 18. “She... More »

China Cans Oasis Gigs Over Tibet Sympathies

(Newser) - China has canceled two Oasis concerts in April because band member Noel Gallagher appeared at a Free Tibet concert more than 10 years ago, NME reports. The decision “has left both Oasis and the promoters bewildered,” a statement from the band read. Calling the band "unsuitable,"... More »

Boston Legal, Creator Bow Out, But Not Quietly

(Newser) - Tonight's final episode of Boston Legal marks a temporary end to creator David E. Kelley’s reign as “l'enfant terrible turned angry-older-guy of TV,” writes Lisa DeMoraes in the Washington Post. Kelley “has used his various prime-time series to prosecute cases against society's assorted ills—and sometimes,... More »

ABC Cancels Daisies, Eli Stone

ABC cancels three shows

(Newser) - In a sweep of pre-holiday cuts, ABC has decided to pull the plug on Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, and Eli Stone after the current season, reports E! Online. Daisies executive producer Bryan Fuller says plans are in the works for a comic book and feature film to continue the... More »

Monk Will Go Out on Top

USA says quirky detective show will end after upcoming season

(Newser) - The news that the upcoming eighth season of Monk will be its last has fans in mourning, but the USA Network staple leaves a rich legacy, Media Life reports. Monk ushered in the era of original cable programming and has consistently scored top ratings in key demographics. Tony Shalhoub is... More »

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