7 Most Surprising 2017 TV News

7 Most Surprising 2017 TV News

Even in this golden age of television, no one can be too careful.

The blossoming of spring isn't the only thing on the horizon this May. It's also the crucial time where the fate of your favorite television shows is on the chopping block. This past week the roundup (or scorecard) of what television shows were returning, canceled, or still waiting in the wings. Did you favorite show make the cut?

Among this news, it also brought up some questions regarding certain creative decisions. Check out some of these surprising turns below:

1. The end of "Scandal" is upon us.

After six delectable seasons, "Scandal" will finally come to a close with its upcoming seventh season. Though definitely with mixed feelings, an end for the show soon seemed inevitable. "Friends" is an outlier, but the will they/won't they business with Fitz and Olivia could only go on for so long. Also, creator Shonda Rimes made a valid point in how the fiction of the show was hitting too close to home in these politically vapid times.

2. No need to fear, ShondaLand still remains supreme.

But don't worry over how you'll fill your "Scandal" fix! Rimes is still giving us plenty to deliver next year with season renewals for "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Grey's Anatomy". Also, Rimes' new legal drama has just been picked up by ABC. Not only will we be keeping with the Keating Five and our favorite staff at Seattle Grace Hospital, but we'll be given some wonderfully new charismatic characters to become obsessed with.

3. "Once Upon a Time" returns, but with no cast?

"Once Upon a Time" is still kicking. However, most of its principal, ensemble-based cast that the show was founded on will not be returning. Jennifer Morrison (Emma), Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White), Josh Dallas (Prince Charming), Jared Gilmore (Henry), Emilie de Ravin (Belle), and Rebecca Mader (Zelena) are not set to make another appearance in Storybrooke. This major news puts into question why wouldn't they cancel the show and result into a spin-off? Morrison's character was the entire show's impetus and it doesn't seem to make much sense, especially if all of her remaining major players will also not be in tow.

4. Fans have the power to bring back shows.

Apparently, this proves to be true in that NBC brought back "Timeless" after outrageous fan uproar. This decision is shocking in not only being a fan victory, but the company allowing the power of their network completely out of their hands. It's definitely a puzzlement and also leads to think how much passion there will be on this project now knowing how NBC was not looking forward to this renewal.

5. "13 Reasons Why" has to come back for some reason.

The acclaimed novel is beloved by many as a resonant, stirring work dealing with teen suicide and mental illness. The "limited" Netflix series has caused a polarizing effect on people in terms of whether it has been a successful show on matching the author's tone and message of the story. The show, like many book to screen adaptations, of course took liberties with changes resulting in many loose ends in its finale. But it seems to take away from the point of the book and in extending past that ending into becoming it's own show entirely now, sans Hannah or tapes.

6. "American Horror Story" will outlive us all.

Ryan Murphy wants you to know he isn't going anywhere soon. Though it feels like this show was a forgotten dream still dealing with murder houses and witches, believe it or not it's still going. And apparently it has been renewed through season nine! What else could they possibly do? The 2016 Election is set for their next season because we all really need to relive that horror again.

7. Golden Globe winners are no guarantees.

While many shows have gotten the green light, others were not so lucky. Such is the case especially with award winners like "American Crime". Sometimes you're able to fly under the radar and get another season. But also you could have a couple good seasons and then get the ax much like "2 Broke Girls". Even in this golden age of television, no one can be too careful.

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.


So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?



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