HIMYM‘How I Met Your Dad’ Not Going Forward At CBS: What Went Wrong? What’s Next?
By Nellie Andreeva
If the How I Met Your Mother legacy continues, it won’t be at CBS. Spinoff pilot How I Met Your Dad had been in no-man’s land since last Friday, when the network made its new series pickups and it was not among them.

‘Two And A Half Men’ To End Next Season
By Nellie Andreeva
CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler this morning confirmed that the upcoming 12th season of veteran comedy Two And A Half Men will be its last. The network is planning a sendoff similar to that for How I Met Your Mother this season, with co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre promising a “season-long event.”

Deadline Hollywood UpfrontsUPFRONTS 2014: The Overachievers
By Nellie Andreeva
It wasn’t easy but we survived another pilot season. Congratulations to all writers, producers and agents who celebrated the pickup of a new series this week. Here is Deadline’s annual honor roll of those who excelled at the upfronts and a list of pods and independent producers with multiple broadcast series on the schedule.

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Upfronts 2014: What Pilots Are Still Alive, What Projects Are Being Shopped
By Nellie Andreeva
The networks’ pickups and cancellations have been done and their new schedules have all been announced as we wrap another upfront season. Like in a Walking Dead episode, among the countless bodies strewn around, a few are still standing.

Related: Upfronts 2014: Comedy Sputters, Diversity & Adaptations Flourish; Other Trends, Oddities

Surviving Pilot Season logosPhoto Gallery: New Comedy Series
By David Bloom
It was a rough season for network comedies, with lots of newcomers getting killed off as well as a few notable veterans, such as Community, joining the dead list. But hope springs eternal in Laugh Land, and the networks have ordered some, but not lots, more comedies for the new fall season. Here’s an updated slideshow rundown of newcomers (OK, we’re including TNT and TBS among the broadcasters here), with brief descriptions for each.

Related: Networks Play It Safe, Lead-Ins Rule On 2014 Fall Schedule: Full Grid & Top Face-Offs

Highlights From Barbara Walters’ Last Day As On-Air Den Mom On ‘The View’: Video
By Lisa DeMoraes
Barbara Walters’ last day as on-air Den Mother of The View was, yes, a tribute – and yet, Babs ran the show.

Film Commissions Are Aiding Film/TV Producers Who Skirt Minimum-Wage Laws
By David Robb
Film commissions across the country are doing more than just offering tax incentives and discounts on film permits to attract film and TV producers. They’re assisting producers who openly violate their own states’ minimum-wage laws by helping them find local cast and crew members willing to work for no pay.

‘Community’ Unlikely To Go Elsewhere; Creator Dan Harmon Reacts To Cancellation & Potential Resurrection
By Nellie Andreeva
Community creator Dan Harmon took to his blog after briefly reacting to the show’s cancellation during his Harmontown podcast, acknowledging that the idea of resurrecting the NBC comedy elsewhere had been discussed. Harmon, who has new animated show Rick and Morty on Cartoon Network, says he wasn’t that jazzed about the idea but his enthusiasm could change.

Proposed New Film & TV Tax Credit Bill Takes Second Step Forward In Sacramento
By Dominic Patten
As expected, the bid to expand California’s current $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit program passed its second legislative test in Sacramento today. The state Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee voted 8-0 to move forward the multi-sponsored Film and Television Job Creation and Retention Act.

Related: California Mayors Back Expansion Of State’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program

Tribune CEO Says He’s “Not Pleased” With CW’s Performance
By David Lieberman
Tribune CEO Peter Liguori is the network’s biggest affiliate owner, so the CW owners CBS and Warner Bros have to take him seriously. And something will have to give based on the tough comments he made today at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit — the same day CW execs told advertisers, in their upfront presentation, that the network just attracted its largest audience in three years.