Upfront Week continues in Los Angeles, where the remaining "Big Three" networks have unveiled their slates for Fall 2012-2013.
Top-rated CBS is (unsurprisingly) keeping things largely the same going in to 2013, moving ratings juggernaut Two and a Half Men to follow its other ratings juggernaut, The Big Bang Theory, on Thursday nights. Also continuing in a new time slot is 2 Broke Girls, which has been moved to Mondays at 9/ 8c but renewed for a new season, good news for anyone interested in gazing at Kat Dennings' big, uhm, eyes.
But over at NBC, currently hanging on by its fingernails to its third place slot, bolder changes are happening. The network canceled Are You There Chelsea, Harry's Law, and a few more shows we had never even heard of. (Safe -for now- is the low-rated but critically acclaimed Thursday night comedy block of Community, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock, all picked up for one more season.) Also returning next year is the much-derided Whitney, whose creator Whitney Cummings is, love her or hate her, going strong on the boob tube right now.
Both networks are currently preparing a slew of new shows, and while they're not doubling up on skin vets like rival network ABC, there are some SKINteresting stars in the mix:
The big news over at CBS is that Lucy Liu will star as the newest incarnation of Sherlock Holmes on the series Sherlock. Fans of the classic mysteries are already up in arms about having an Asian woman star as their beloved English gentleman, but our hands (and the arms attached to them) are too busy, uhm, appreciating Lucy's nude striptease scene in City of Industry (1997) to care.
Sick of all things Jerseylicious? Too bad! Here comes Janet Montgomery, starring as an exceptionally perceptive guidette with a knack for solving mysteries on the new CBS series Made in Jersey. Janet actually hails from Jolly Old England, as evidenced by her nude debut on the UK teen sex series Skins. Oh yeah, file those briefs, girl.
We've got a soft spot (actually, it's more like a hard spot) for Alexandra Breckenridge as the sexy French maid on American Horror Story, so we're thrilled that she's going to be back on our TV screens this summer on the NBC series Save Me. But for some real divine SKINtervention from Alexandra, check out her long career nude scene on True Blood.
Also new this summer on NBC, Meagan Good stars as the daughter of a housekeeper embroiled in a scandal with a wealthy family on Infamous. Unfortunately, despite being one of the hottest African-American actresses today Meagan seems to be eternally embroiled in her clothes, but you can see some of the hottest content of her career in the movie Video Girl (2011).
What hath Zack Galifinakis and the Baby Bjorn in The Hangover wrought? The promotional art for the new NBC sitcom Guys with Kids, for starters. Jamie-Lynn Sigler co-stars as the wife of one of our titular guys, along with a newly slimmed-down Sara Rue (though she might be bailing for another sitcom on ABC). But we're more interested in the making of the babies than the aftermath at Skin Central, so we'll be watching Jamie-Lynn in Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss and Sara in For Christ's Sake, where she bares her heavenly Host(ess cupcakes).
Stay tuned next week as we check out what's coming this fall from FOX, TNT, the CW, AMC, TNT and more here at the Mr. Skin blog!
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