TV News — Wednesday, 11th May 2011

  • Chuck!Sounds like Chuck‘s been picked up for a fifth season! Michael Ausiello over at TV Line — who has a good record with these things — claims that his sources are telling him that the little show that could is getting at least a partial season pick-up.
  • In more Dexter casting news, Mos Def has inked a deal to appear in a multi-episode arc for the show’s sixth season this fall.  From The Hollywood Reporter.
  • The LA Times has an interesting editorial about the decline of network dramas.
  • EW has a great preview of upcoming Fall TV pilots.
  • Falling Skies (TNT in America, FX in the UK) — an alien invasion series premiering in June — is already looking at an early second season renewal, as DreamWorks and TNT are reportedly quite happy with the project.  Digital Spy reports.
  • Fox lowers the hatchet on five shows: Human Target, Lie to Me, Traffic Light, Breaking In, and The Chicago Code.  From TV.com.
  • On the other side of that coin, Fox has also picked up four new pilots for Fall — J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz, The New Girl, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, and the Bones spin-off Finder.  From TV.com.
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