Cable's USA Network has decided NOT to renew two summer favorites. Both The 4400 and The Dead Zone aired their final episodes this past September. In a press release obtained by TV Guide's Mike Ausiello, Exec. VP of Original Programming Jeff Wachtel expresses his "deep sadness" over the decision. "We wish we could keep all our great shows alive forever. But we feel we need to give some of our new shows a platform to grow, and it's with great sadness that we say goodbye to two shows that had a great run and helped create the resurgence of original programming on our network and on all of cable."
Meanwhile, The 4400 series creator Scott Peters addressed the bad news with the show's fans on USA's message board. "So let me raise my metaphorical glass to you all and thank you for being so loyal and so dedicated. I wish we could go on forever, but the party has come to an end. Be well and on behalf of all of us at The 4400 -- thank you, it's been a pleasure."
Sorry for the two HUGE lumps of coal today. But remember that awesome Kathryn Morris video that LillyKat posted AND the exciting new trailer for Kristen Bell's new movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall that we posted just the other day? See, PTR is all about spreading the holiday cheer!
In other recent TV news, ABC has decided to give Lost a new time slot when it returns next month. The series moves to Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET instead of its usual Wednesday slot. The highly anticipated return comes January 31st after current time slot holder Grey's Anatomy runs out of new episodes.