Jordana Spiro dropped from NBC's "Love Bites"

TV Arts

by Michael Ausiello

Jordana Spiro has fallen out of Love Bites, NBC’s upcoming romantic
anthology series from Sex and the City scribe Cindy Chupack.

Spiro’s involvement with the buzzy Bites (which also stars Ugly Betty
vet Becki Newton) has been the subject of much speculation given the
fact that she’s still contractually bound to TBS’ My Boys. Although
the odds appear slim that TBS will renew the show for a fifth season
(season 4 premieres July 25), it was a risk NBC apparently wasn’t
willing to take. It’s unclear if her role will be recast.

The Peacock faces a similar dilemma with Spiro’s My Boys costar Kyle
Howard, who is one of the leads of NBC’s new comedy Perfect Couples.
Speaking of My Boys, thanks to all those who participated in my
informal poll in this week’s Ask Ausiello. The results are in and Kim
is not the only fan of the show. Not by a long-shot.
Odds are "slim" that My Boys will be back for a Season 5? Very sad. I
had heard TBS was really happy with how Season 2 and 3 went ratings-
wise.......what changed??
Last season it did even worse than "Bill Engvall," which I believe
aired on Saturday nights. Though most of its viewers are in the key
TBS unwisely has held the current season off the air for over a year.  That 
kind of extended absense can't be good for ratings.  Also, TBS has moved 
further in the direction of a very different style of comedy with Meet the 
Browns, House of Payne, Are We there Yet, and George Lopez.  Finally, TBS is 
gearing up to do more animated stuff (Neighbors from Hell being original) 
and cancelled the Bill Engval show that My Boys was best paired with.  These 
are all signs that this will be My Boys last season.