Thursday’s “CBS renews 18 shows, Luck runs out, more Portlandia and Servalan returns” news

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UK TV

  • Top Gear admits to staging scene
  • BBC confirms pay TV download service plans [subscription required]
  • Netflix and LoveFilm to be investigated as part of pay-TV probe

US TV

  • CBS renews (deep breath) NCIS, Person of Interest, 2 Broke Girls, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: LA, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Mentalist, How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory but not (yet) CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Rules of Engagement, A Gifted Man, Unforgettable, Rob and Two and A Half Men
  • Portlandia gets a third season
  • Luck cancelled after horse deaths
  • FNL‘s Gaius Charles to recur on NCIS
  • NYPD Blue‘s Sharon Lawrence to guest on Rizzoli & Isles [minor spoilers]
  • ScrubsJohn C McGinley to guest on Burn Notice [minor spoilers]
  • Ulrich Thomsen joins Alan Ball’s Banshee
  • Tuesday ratings: New Girl and Cougar Town hit series low

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  • Mark Carroll

    More newsworthy might be “Top Gear” not staging a scene. (-:

  • I’ve always assumed Top Gear staged scenes. And very funny they are too. What a non story:-)