Thursday, June 3, 2010

Box of Downers

Well, it's official, The New Adventures of Old Christine is canceled for good.

There was talk that the CBS sitcom (one of my favorites) might be picked up by ABC, but it was announced today that no deal could be made.

It's such a shame. That show was one of the funniest sitcoms still around (and there aren't that many good ones anymore) with a really great cast. The networks can really make some bad decisions at times (another couple of seasons of Two and a Half Men? Really? REALLY?!).

Also, it was announced this week that Guillermo Del Toro had to drop out of directing The Hobbit movies because of the amount of time it has taken the studio to get the rights issues cleared up.

Hopefully, Peter Jackson will just direct it instead.

And finally, even sadder...

Rue McClanahan passed away today.

Golden Girl Rue McClanahan has died at the age of 76.

McClanahan, who played man-happy Blanche Devereaux on the still-popular '80s sitcom Golden Girls, had suffered a minor stroke earlier this year while recovering from bypass surgery. Lawrence adds that at the time of her death Thursday, McClanahan “had her family with her. She went in peace."

Here are some of her best moments from the show...

Betty White is now the only Golden Girl still alive from the cast.

I hope that she's here for a good long time.

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