ABC Cancels Life On Mars

Another ABC series bites the dust. Michael Ausiello is reporting that network execs at ABC have "advised the show's producers that it would not be ordering a second season. The heads-up will allow them to make this year's season finale a series finale, thus leaving no questions unanswered."

The cancellation of Life on Mars comes after ABC axed Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone. Several current and former daytime stars have appeared during the series run. They include: Jennifer Ferrin (ex-Jennifer Munson, As the World Turns), Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh, As the World Turns), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding, Guiding Light) and Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater, All My Children).

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20th Century Fox TV Cuts Production Budgets

More budget cuts are coming down from on high for network primetime TV shows. TV Week is reporting that 20th Century Fox has implemented an across-the-board 2 percent budget cut. The cuts affect all shows including newer shows such as ABC's Life on Mars and FOX's upcoming Dollhouse and existing hits such as 24 and Family Guy, which both air on FOX.

Stargate: Atlantis Stud In Shocking Bar Room Brawl!

Stargate: Atlantis and Baywatch hottie Jason Momoa was in a "ferocious bar fight" according to urban gossip blog Momoa, who has one child with Life on Mars star and Cosby Show alum Lisa Bonet, and a second on the way, allegedly got into an altercation with a man named Dominic Bando at a West Hollywood cafe last week, resulting in the actor receiving 40 stiches. Bando was no doubt hating on Momoa's pretty boy swag.

Twists & Turns

Lucinda, Dani & Luke

While The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live are the two must see soaps on daytime right now, our schizophrenic As the World Turns is firing on most of the right cylinders and can't be counted out of the fight. The last time I posted about ATWT, I had a great many concerns about the direction of the show and it's storylines given the supersonic speed by which they are told. In the last week however, the show has made me sit up and take notice with some interesting developments.

Sending Soap Stars To “Mars”

Set your DVRS soap nuts. All My Children's vacationing vixen Alicia Minshew, Guiding Light's newly-returned, hopeful soap-ssiah Grant Aleksander and As The World Turns diva du jour Elizabeth Hubbard will all be spoofing soap stars on tonight's episode of Life on Mars, when the crime drama's main character tune's in to watch his favorite show, according to Soap Opera Digest. Also look for Hubbard's former costar, Jennifer Ferrin (ex-Jenn, ATWT) to make a small appearance. Life on Mars airs on ABC. Check your local listings beeyouches and thanks ssjohn for the tip!