TVLine Items: VH1 Cancels Best Week Ever, NBC Plans Coldplay Concert Special and More

Best Week Ever CancelledBest 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.

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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.

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  1. Aaron Snow says:

    There was a time when the one-two punch of The Soup and Best Week Ever kept us laughing every week. And then they changed the formula of BWE into the Paul F. Thompkins Show, and he was the least enjoyable part of the show. So we dropped it. We found out a few months ago that the show was back, and in its original format, so we were excited to check it out. But it was baaaaaaaad. The main reason we always loved The Soup was that it maintained a really sophisticated and clever style of humor, even when it was going for the easy joke, whereas BWE played out like those seasons of SNL that everyone pretends never happened. So I’m not really all that surprised to learn it’s been cancelled again.

  2. Androme says:

    Andy, are you sure the “90’s: The Last Decade” network’s CNN? Because Deadline say it’s Nat Geo.

  3. Ron says:

    Wait, BWE was back on?!? I feel like that show has been cancelled 10 times now.

  4. Walter says:

    VH1 is completely irrelevant. You never hear anything about their programming.

  5. Morgan says:

    Thank goodness best week ever was cancelled. The relaunch was absolutely horrible.

    • Sam says:

      Were you forced to watch it? Otherwise I don’t understand why you’d care or be happy that it’s cancelled.

  6. Ali says:

    Can’t wait to see/hear the Coldplay concert special. “Magic” is epic-goodness!

    • LOST says:

      Right? Right? They’ve also released Oceans.. well it’s not officially released but they played it live at the BBC Radio, you can find it on YouTube. Can’t wait for the album