Best Week Ever is not having the best week ever. VH1 has canceled the weekly pop-culture commentary show, which returned in January 2013 with a new look after a three-year hiatus.
“Best Week Ever was a pioneer in pop culture commentary on television when it launched in 2004, delivering its signature blend of comedy and tongue-in-cheek opinions on the most entertaining news and pop culture stories of the previous seven days,” VH1 said in a statement. “The series also served as a national launching pad for many talented creatives and comedians. We thank them, and the viewers who tuned in each week.”
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* NBC will air a brand-new Coldplay concert special (May 17, 7/6c) to promote the band’s sixth studio album Ghost Stories.
* Food Network and Cooking Channel on Wednesday announced 35 new series, including the tentatively titled Valerie Bertinelli Project, which will find the Hot in Cleveland star cooking meals for family and friends at her home in Los Angeles.
* Comedy Central has picked up This Is Not Happening — developed by CC: Studios, a department dedicated to original digital content — for an eight-episode first season. Hosted by Ari Shaffir, the series is slated for a fall 2014 premiere.
* Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) will narrate the National Geographic Channel special The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?, our sister site Deadline reports. The three-part documentary, airing over three nights in July, is a follow-up to 2013’s The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, which Lowe also narrated.
* El Rey Network is branching out with its first unscripted series Cutting Crew, which will document the goings-on Amit Corso’s barbershop in Philadelphia.Follow @AndySwift