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Thursday, June 30, 2005

There Goes The Neighborhood

Welcome to the Neighborhood, an ABC reality series that seemingly promotes racist and anti-homosexual behavior, was pulled before its debut for being too controversial.

The series' producers insist their intent was to promote debate about prejudice and people's fear of differences, not give a forum to racist fuckwads.

The six-episode show was to follow three families in Austin, Texas who are given the chance to choose a new neighbor for a house on their street.

Each family initially wants someone similar to them- white and conservative. Instead, they must choose from families that are black, Hispanic and Asian; two gay white men who've adopted a black child; a couple covered in tattoos and piercings; a couple who met at the woman's initiation as a witch; and a poor white family.

The series' producers had said their intent was to promote debate about prejudice and people's fear of differences, not give a forum to racist fuckwads.

TNT Closes Record Month

Thanks to postseason NBA coverage, Into the West and The Closer, TNT beat out two broadcast networks in prime time in June.

UPN and the WB both scored fewer total viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 than TNT. It's a first for basic cable.

Is NBC next?

15 More for Sedgwick

After just three airings, TNT has renewed Kira Sedgwick's summer drama, The Closer, for a second season of 15 episodes.

The series has notched record ratings for the network since its June 13 premiere became the highest-rated showing ever for a basic-cable original scripted series.

It's Inconceivable That Her Show Won't Be Cancelled

Angie Harmon is returning to NBC.

She'll play "a maverick fertility doctor with a checkered past" in the likely unwatchable drama Inconceivable this fall.

The show, which revolves around the doctors, psychologists, lawyers and patients at a fertility clinic, will air at 10 p.m. Fridays in the fall.

Tonight's Tube

Being Bobby Brown means a lot of things: Wondering where your career went, posting bail, waiting for your wife to come down off of her crack high before clubbing each other with Grammy Awards... you know, normal every day stuff.

Now, tonight, it means something else: another reality show premieres on Bravo.