The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Sean Saves the World’ axed
Published: January 29, 2014 07:12AM
Updated: January 30, 2014 07:26AM
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2012 file photo, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak, right, and his wife Madeleine pose with a Oscar statue after landing at Los Angeles International Airport as they arrive from Chicago, in Los Angeles. Sherak, a former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president, has died of prostate cancer at 68, the Academy confirmed on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Sherak was surrounded family at his home in Calabasas, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• NBC has sacked its first-season sitcom “Sean Saves the World,” in which Sean Hayes plays a divorced gay dad. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Tom Sherak, former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has died. He was 68, and had been battling prostate cancer. [Variety]

• The Toronto International Film Festival is sick of programming “world premiere” and “North American premiere” films, only to have the Telluride Film Festival “stealing thunder” a few days earlier. [The Toronto Star]