RETURNS (Series Renewals)
Being Human, Syfy, Season 3 - "Being Human is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original.
Three 20-something roommates, a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, struggle to keep their dark secrets from the world, while helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives."
Californication, Showtime, Season 6 - "Californication is the story of Hank Moody, played by David Duchovny. Hank is a novelist who has recently moved to Los Angeles, which complicates his relationship with Karen, his ex-girlfriend, whom he still has feelings for and Becca, his daughter."
The Exes, TV Land, Season 2 - "The Exes revolves around three divorced men, ladies man Phil (Donald Faison), homebody Haskell (Wayne Knight) and newly-single and needy Stuart (David Alan Basche). The men live together in an apartment across the hall from their divorce attorney, Holly (Kristen Johnston), who also happens to be their landlord."
Face Off, Syfy, Season 3 - "Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art."
Flip Men, Spike TV, Season 2 - "Shot on location in Salt Lake City, this unscripted series follows a pair of real estate investors as they work to transform dilapidated properties into marketable properties. You’ll follow them as they buy homes sight unseen at property auctions, enter newly acquired properties and discover the challenges that lay ahead in renovating them and bringing them to market."
House Of Lies, Showtime, Season 2 - "House Of Lies is based on the book "House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn" and is a new comedy that follows management consultant, Marty (Don Cheadle) who doesn't like to lose and will do anything by using people and manipulating things to go his way."
Kitchen Nightmares, FOX, Season 5 - "From Gordon Ramsay, star of the FOX culinary boot camp series, Hell's Kitchen, comes another hot reality series, Kitchen Nightmares. Ramsay hits the road with his trademark sharp temper and helps turn around a restaurant in crisis, exposing to viewers the stress that comes with running a successful restaurant."
Luck, HBO, Season 2 - "This drama set in the world of horse racing about what happens in the clubhouse and the grandstand, but also on the backside of the track, where the training is done and where they house the horses."
The Real Housewives Of Miami, Bravo, Season 2 - "The newest series of the Housewives franchise adds a unique flavor as the show goes inside this cultural hot spot. The Real Housewives of Miami follows six of the most connected and influential women of Miami as they live their lives to the fullest in this sunny city where the party never stops."
Shameless, Showtime, Season 3 - "Based on the UK drama, Shameless, the series follows the exploits of an alcoholic patriarch and his large, blue-collar family."
Sons Of Anarchy, FX, Season 6 - "From the producer of The Shield comes Sons of Anarchy, a drama that follows the lives of members a community watched over by a motorcycle club who strive to protect the town from newcomers and all that may be a threat to it. However, loyalty to the club is tested when lawlessness begins to run rampant."
Top Chef, Bravo, Season 10 - "Top Chef is a reality show unlike any other while it searches for the world's next top chef. Each week this talented group of chefs, professionally trained and self-taught, will be challenged and judged by some of the best known chefs in the industry."
DEPARTURES (Cancellations and End Dates)
House, FOX, Ending After Season 8 - I don't think a description is really necessary here. I covered this in a previous article. The last episode is scheduled to air in May 2012.
That's it for the first jam packed edition of Arrivals, Returns and Departures. I hope you found it informative. As you can see, the format is still very much a work in progress and if you the readers have any suggestions for improvement, I'd love to read them in the comments.