NBC Kisses off Slater and Shields

Equal-opportunity employer NBC is apparently similarly fair-minded with its pink slips: It kicked both Christian Slater and Brooke Shields out of its lineup this morning, cancelling their respective vehicles My Own Worst Enemy and Lipstick Jungle. Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly says the network told the shows’ producers that no additional scripts would be ordered. Based on Candace Bushnell's book, Jungle hoped to win over Sex and the City’s old crowd, but was recently relegated to the ratings Siberia of Friday night. Five additional episodes for each show might air (Hulu, perhaps?) but the career resurrections of both headliners may remain permanently stalled.