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More Network Moves: CBS Cancels The Crazy Ones and Four Other Shows, ABC Orders More Nashville

NASHVILLE - "Don't Open That Door" - In advance of a benefit concert starring all of Edgehill's best acts, label head Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson) demands that his new artists sell themselves as hot, sexy personas-which is a major struggle for Scarlett, and Layla knows it. Since Rayna is unsure about her future as a singer, she plots to buy out Edgehill's rights to her music, and Gunnar and Avery decide to record new songs with Zoey, Scarlett's best friend. However, by the end of the concert night, nothing will be the same, on "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mark Levine)
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The flood of TV show pickups and cancellations isn’t taking the weekend off. Earlier today, CBS massacred all of its remaining first-year comedies, pulling the plug on its charming Robin Williams/Sarah Michelle Gellar half-hour The Crazy Ones, the solidly performing Monday night mid-season sitcom Friends With Better Lives, and the TV adaptation of Bad Teacher. It also popped two of its first-year dramas, bidding farewell to Intelligence and Hostages. The past 24 hours also saw NBC putting a stake in Friday-night thriller Dracula and ABC privately confirming that it was leaving Suburgatory after three seasons, even though the comedy held on to something like 82 percent of its lead-in (The Middle). Also axed at ABC: Rebel Wilson’s Super Fun Night and Paul Lee’s The Neighbors. Not all of TV’s bubble shows got popped: ABC has ordered full seasons of Nashville and Last Man Standing, while CBS is keeping around a series many thought would be toast, The Mentalist. The Alphabet also majorly diversified its sitcom lineup, picking up a sitcom about an Asian family (Fresh Off the Boat, from Don’t Trust the Bitch creator Nahnatchka Khan) and one with a Latina lead (Cristela, starring standup comic Cristela Alonzo.)

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