'Drop Dead Diva' canceled after Season 6; see HBO's 'Doll & Em' trailer

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- Lifetime has canceled "Drop Dead Diva," again. The dramedy will be ending after its upcoming sixth season. The show was previously canceled during its fifth season, then resurrected by Lifetime. The 13-episode final season premieres Sunday, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
 
- A trailer for the new HBO comedy series "Doll & Em" has arrived online. The 6-part series, which stars Emily Mortimer ("The Newsroom") and Dolly Wells as its titular leads, originally premiered on Sky Living in February in the UK. It debuts on March 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Watch the trailer below:


- Christina Chang ("Nashville") and Jeffrey Nordling ("Killer Women") have been cast in ABC's drama pilot "Sea of Fire," which chronicles the fallout in a small town when three girls are revealed to have filmed a pornographic movie, resulting in a disappearance and a murder. Nordling is the father of the missing girl, while Chang is the mother of the missing girl's boyfriend, who is a suspect in his girlfriend's disappearance. [ Deadline]

- "How I Met Your Mother" doesn't have a new episode until Feb. 24, but you'll be able to see the cast on CBS Monday (Feb. 17) nonetheless when they deliver the Top 10 list on "The Late Show With David Letterman." Kevin Spacey, Amber Heard and musician Gary Clark Jr. are Monday's scheduled guests.

- "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is getting a final season courtesy of Netflix. The streaming service has ordered 13 new episodes, subtitled "The Lost Missions," to premiere March 7. Netflix has also picked up streaming rights to the previous five seasons, which aired on Cartoon Network, the movie that launched the series and a few director's cut episodes.

- The Oscars are going to rock this year. U2 will be performing its Academy Award-nominated song "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." They will join Idina Menzal, Karen O and Pharrell Williams, who will each perform their nominated songs on the show. The 86th Academy Awards are Sunday, March 2 on ABC.

- Ellen DeGeneres is going to follow up her gig hosting the Oscars with something similarly exciting: "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will air live on March 3. The talk show host made the announcement on Feb. 13, noting that she will likely "be delirious from staying up all night long. Not really sure what condition I'll be in. I may be in my pajamas. I sleep naked." This is one of few times "The Ellen DeGeneres" show will be aired live.

- Adult Swim is committing to quirky new cartoon "Rick and Morty," picking up a Season 2 of the Dan Harmon-created show after the first season has continued to outperform direct competition its time slot by double-digits across all targeted demos. "I am excited to make as much 'Rick and Morty' as Adult Swim allows, and I'm relieved to be in a time slot of no strategic value to CBS," Harmon jokes. Season 1 of "Rick and Morty" currently airs on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.


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