Greys Anatomy

Terra Nova extinct for now!

USA channel Fox has pulled the plug on its pricey prehistoric drama Terra Nova that currently airs on Saturday nights at 7.30pm on TV3

The Steven Spielberg show is currently being shopped around to other networks by 20th Century Fox Television.

“Bad news guys, Terra Nova has been cancelled by Fox,” leading man Jason O’Mara (Life on Mars – also cancelled – is he the kiss of death?) tweeted late Monday. “We’re gonna try and get another network to do it. Stand by.”

Justified Renewed

FX has ordered 13 episodes for season four of its Emmy® Award-winning hit drama series Justified, announced Americas FX Vice President Nick Grad.

“Justified is one of television’s best series and this season has reinforced that excellence,” said Grad. “Graham Yost and his writing team continue to deliver compelling material and richly drawn characters brought to life by the brilliance of Timothy Olyphant and our terrific ensemble cast.  Their work is validated by universal acclaim, awards, and ratings that have grown every year. We look forward to many more seasons to come.”

Developed for television by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified is based on the popular Elmore Leonard character “Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens” from his short story Fire in the Hole and some of his other novels.

“There are many reasons all of us on Justified are grateful to get a chance to do another season,” said Yost.  “We get to do more work with amazing actors, writers, producers, directors, musicians, editors and a jaw-droppingly talented crew.  We get to keep doing a show that appeals to a wide demographic: people in Harlan, retired US Marshals, criminals (we honestly did hear that), and, most happily, our guide, our muse, Elmore Leonard.  Best of all, we get to keep doing a show on FX (and while that may sound like craven ass-kissing, when you look at their roster, you can’t help but feel grateful to be on that list).”

“Graham’s modern day take on the western and masterful storytelling have helped bring the genre to the forefront,” said John Westphal, Senior Vice President, US. current programming, Sony Pictures Television. “The storytelling and performances brought to life by Tim Olyphant, Walton Goggins and the rest of the cast, continue to elevate the series season after season.”

Katherine Heigl NOT returning to Greys Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes has confirmed what was pretty much expected – Izzie Stevens, Katherine Heigl’s charachter will not be returning to the show.

After actress Ellen Pompeo was on Chelsea Lately last week she laughed and said “No, I don’t think that’s happening,” when asked about the prospect of her former co-star returning to the series.

Creator Rhimes was even more definitive about a possible Izzie comeback.

“We are on a track we have been planning, and the idea of changing that track is not something we are interested in right now,” Rhimes tells TV Guide Magazine, adding that it’s “really nice to hear [Heigl] appreciating the show.”

In January, Katherine told E! Online: “I’ve told them I want to [return]. I don’t know … Being a showrunner and being a writer of a TV series like that is so complicated that, I mean, she’s got how many characters are there now? There’s a lot and so she’s balancing about 40 different storylines, so I don’t know if it fits in to their sort of vision for this season or next or however many seasons it goes.”