Good news and bad news, all in one…
Syfy has ordered a fourth season of "Merlin", per TV Guide's Michael Schneider. The third season saw a ratings rise, which led Syfy to pick up the show for another go-round, to air in 2012.
On the other hand TVLine's Matt Webb Mitovich reports today that TNT has officially canceled its dramedy "Men of a Certain Age" after two seasons.
The cable network issued the following statement to TVLine: "TNT has been proud to be a part of Men of a Certain Age for two seasons. While the show has featured great storytelling and impeccable performances, the audience simply hasn’t built to the point where we can continue the series. This was an extremely difficult decision for us. We wish Ray Romano, [series creator] Mike Royce and the terrific cast and crew … the very best and look forward to exploring new programming possibilities in the future."
The move is not surprising, as the show averaged a mere 0.4 demo rating, and barely 1.8 million viewers.