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Breaking: NBC cancels 'Life,' plays hardball with Chris and Mariska

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Just returned from NBC’s upfront infront presentation. Highlights below.

•    Peacock co-chairman Ben Silverman confirmed that Life will not go on. (Bubble Show Cheat Sheet updated accordingly.)

•    As I reported earlier today, the fates of Medium, My Name is Earl, Chuck, and Law & Order will be decided on or before May 19.

•   If Chuck is renewed, it probably won’t be returning to Mondays. Silverman said Heroes would be paired with “a new show” on the night (my guess: Parenthood)

•    NBC is prepared to move forward with Law & Order: SVU with or without Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay. “There’s an offer on the table,” said co-chair Marc Graboff, cryptically.

•    Special guests included Amy Poehler (wearing a swine flu mask) and Donald Trump (wearing his soggy raincoat).

•    Light refreshments were served. And enjoyed.

(BTW, if you were following me on Twitter you would have known all this already. Just sayin’.)

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