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CBS rejects 'Beverly Hills Cop'

CBS rejects "Beverly Hills Cop"

The TV reboot from Shawn Ryan with the participation of Eddie Murphy will likely be shopped to other networks.

ABC cancels "Body of Proof," "Red Widow," "Malibu Country"
Dana Delany's "Proof" lasted three seasons.

NBC cancels "The New Normal"

This is the Peacock's 7th cancelation in the past 36 hours.

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NBC renews 'Community' for season 5

Held until midseason and expected to die, the college comedy was instead one of NBC's less horrible options

Would you accept five seasons and a movie? NBC has renewed "Community" for another season, against all odds.

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NBC renews 'Community' for a 5th season

NBC renews "Community" for a 5th season

It's expected that next season will be shortened to perhaps 13 episodes.

"Happy Endings" officially canceled -- will TBS save it?
TBS has expressed interest in "Happy Endings." So has USA Network. PLUS: ABC rejects "Pullilng" and other pilots.

ABC picks up "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." from Joss Whedon

Check out the new cast -- their first promo will air Sunday during "Once Upon a Time."

ABC picks up "Super Fun Night" starring Rebel Wilson

She'll play an attorney who has to end her Friday tradition of having girl's fun night with her BFFs. PLUS: ABC picks up "The Goldbergs" starring Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

NBC orders James Spader's "Blacklist," plus "Night Shift" and "Welcome to the Family"

Mike O'Malley, Mary McCormack and Richardo Chavira star in "Welcome to the Family," while "The Night Shift" features Freddy Rodriguez and Ken Leung.

ABC renews "Nashville"

Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will be back for a 2nd season. ALSO RENEWED: "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Castle." MORE RENEWALS: "Revenge," "Suburgatory," "Once Upon a Time."

"Hannibal" will have to wait to learn its fate
"We may not hear until next week, or the week after" -- after NBC's upfronts, says Bryan Fuller.

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CBS cancels 'Rules of Engagement' after 7 years, also cuts 'Golden Boy'

CBS cancels "Rules of Engagement" after 7 years, also cuts "Golden Boy"

The enduring David Spade comedy survived many years of limbo to become one of TV's longest-running sitcoms.

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CBS cancels 'CSI:NY' after 9 seasons; 'Vegas' also gets axe

CBS cancels 'CSI:NY' after 9 seasons; "Vegas" also gets axe

That leaves the original "CSI" as the last remaining show of the franchise it spawned. Meanwhile, "Golden Boy" and "Rules Of Engagement" are also expected to be canceled.

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Watch Solange strut in 'Locked in Closets' mini-music video

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Don't worry. This is not to sell you the same liquor Solange was hired to sell you.

This is about selling Solange.

The singer's "True" EP dropped in November, as a little taste-tease for a full-length that's supposed to be due out some time this spring.

And this video for "Locked in Closets" is a little taste-tease for it. The other Knowles is seen strutting in in her newly adoptive home-base Brooklyn, at bodegas and salons, subway stops and the dance floor. I know that I lived in New York too long because I'm thinking, "Someone had to do serious neighborhood association battle to paint their brownstone building that shade of pink."

"True" was produced by Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) and released by Terrible Records, a label co-founded by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. No word yet on when to expect Solange's third full-length.

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Listen: CulturePop No. 13 - Rihanna, 'The Great Gatsby,' RuPaul

We talk about 'Nashville' and RIAA changes, too

We're back for another installment of CulturePop, and Melinda and I had plenty to discuss. C'mon and listen. And I swear I cut out the part where I give away the ending of "The Great Gatsby," even though I think everyone probably knows what happens. 

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CBS picks up 6: 'Mom,' Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robin Williams, Josh Holloway

CBS picks up 6: "Mom," Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robin Williams, Josh Holloway

New shows include David E. Kelley's "Crazy Ones" starring Williams and Gellar, Greg Garcia's "The Millers" starring Will Arnett and Margo Martindale, Chuck Lorre's "Mom" starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney, "We Are Men" with Kal Penn, Jerry O'Connell and Tony Shalhoub, Jerry Bruckheimer's drama "Hostages" starring Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette, and "Intelligence" with Holloway and Marg Helgenberger.

Did Jimmy Kimmel make up mean tweets about celebrities?
Gawker researched the mean tweets from last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," which was the 4th edition of celebrities reading mean tweets, and could only verify 61% of them. The first edition was 100% verified, while the 2nd and 3rd editions were 81% and 73% verified, respectively.

A "Southland" movie?
Despite today's cancelation, there's talk of doing a 2-hour wrap-up movie.

TNT cancels David E. Kelley's "Monday Mornings"

The medical drama was on a novel by CNN's Sanjay Gupta.

It's time to let "Community" die
"The truth is, watching the zombie version of a beloved show stagger around is more painful than grieving over that show's natural death," says Maureen Ryan, pointing to the final season of "Gilmore Girls," which went on without its creator. PLUS: "Community's" renewal is all but a done deal.

Read the synopsis for "Smash's" musical "Hit List"
Showrunner Josh Safran reveals the plot, saying he wanted to do an original musical for this season.

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<p>Michael Cudlitz as Officer John Cooper on &quot;Southland,&quot;&nbsp;which TNT just canceled.</p>

Michael Cudlitz as Officer John Cooper on "Southland," which TNT just canceled.

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TNT cancels 'Southland' after cop drama's fifth season

Cop drama found a second life — and greater artistry — after NBC dropped it

"Southland" has gone end of watch, as TNT has, unsurprisingly, opted not to renew the often brilliant cop drama.

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Watch Lana Del Rey emote in her 'Young and Beautiful' music video from 'Gatsby'

Watch Lana Del Rey emote in her 'Young and Beautiful' music video from 'Gatsby'

Hey, at least diamond teardrops aren't a bindi (Selena.)

Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" was one of my (very few) favorites from off of "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack, so you can imagine my disappointment that the singer has admittedly killed two people. Or at least, that's how I'm reading her diamond teardrops from the "Young and Beautiful" music video.

Aside from the movements from the conductor -- similar to that of Bugs Bunny as Leopold (because I'm a five-year-old child) -- the Del Rey clip keeps fairly stationary, perhaps due to the heft of her aching soul.

"Great Gatsby" is in theaters starting today, with its Jay-Z-aided soundtrack out on Tuesday.

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TNT cancels 'Southland'

TNT cancels "Southland"

The cable network says it made a "difficult decision" to not renew the cop drama for a 6th season.

NBC cancels "Rock Center with Brian Williams"
The newsmagazine's final edition will air June 21.

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<p>A scene from &quot;Like Father, Like Son.&quot;</p>

A scene from "Like Father, Like Son."

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Cannes Check 2013: Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Like Father, Like Son'

Continuing our cheat sheet for the Cannes Competition

(Welcome to Cannes Check, your annual guide through the 20 films in Competition at next month's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 15. Taking on a different selection every day, we'll be examining what they're about, who's involved and what their chances are of snagging an award from Steven Spielberg's jury. We're going through the list by director and in alphabetical order -- next up, Hirokazu Kore-eda with "Like Father, Like Son.")

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