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Fox's press tour continues - Family Guy turns 100 - TCA report

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 23rd 2007 12:29PM

Family GuyI can't get the theme out of my head: "Bad boys, bad boys ... whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Bad boys, bad boys..."

Fox kicks off its second day of the press tour with a look at Cops, which is turning 20 years old. That's a lot of torn, white tank tops and name-calling, isn't it?

After a historical look back at the real-life crime show that was ahead of its time, when you think about the amount of reality TV that's out there today, Fox will present the rest of its lineup. Bonus: a table read of the 100th episode of Family Guy!

Fox will preview The Sarah Connor Chronicles. It's a working title for the series, which is about a woman played by Lena Headey, who's on the run from Terminators and the law. Note to Fox: I like the title. Especially the alliteration with "Connor" and "Chronicles."

Other new series we'll be taking a look a today include Nashville (which Fox is calling a "high stakes, docu-drama, soap") and Canterbury's Law, which stars Julianna Margulies (ER) as a lawyer who's willing to bend the law to help protect those wrongly confused. So it's kind of like when Margulies set up a free clinic with the help of Carter's grandmother on ER. Only this time, she might go too far. Gotcha.

Also new is The Return of Jezebel James (again with the alliteration!), which stars Parker Posey (Superman Returns) and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) as sisters. Quippy banter alert! The series is being produced by Gilmore Girls creative team of Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.

TCA members are famous for using one panel to ask participants on it about past projects, especially ones that recently ended, so you can bet Sherman-Palladino will be asked her thoughts on the ending to Gilmore Girls.

Anchorwoman -- a non-scripted reality show chronicles the efforts of anchorwoman Lauren Jones at KYTX in Tyler, Texas. Can Jones, a former swimsuit model, transform herself into a serious journalist? Why not? The TCA membership has several former fit models and swimsuit models within its organization.

The highlight of the day promises to be Family Guy's 100th episode live table read. I don't know how they're going to get those animated characters on stage, but I just know it'll be freakin' sweet!

Current shows House and F/X's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will get panels before everyone heads over to the Santa Monica Pier for the network's all-star party.

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#1-Jo - LOL, hilarious catch!

To Michael - I'm sure you're under time constraints, but your TCA posts have been continuously riddled with grammatical errors, typos, and general carelessness. If you'd take an extra minute or two to proofread, you might actually catch your errors, and make your posts more enjoyable to read.

July 24 2007 at 3:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Will someone PLEASE PLEASE tell me what TCA means? I've googled it and wikipedia'd it and cant find it. PLEASE TELL ME ITS DRIVING ME OUT OF MY MIND!!!

July 23 2007 at 4:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A live Family Guy table read, that should be freakin' sweet. Hmm will it work without visual gags?

The House panel should be interesting/funny if Hugh Laurie is there!

July 23 2007 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Now, see I can totally get behind a series where the aim is to help protect those wrongly confused. I'm wrongly confused all the damn time, and does anyone care?

July 23 2007 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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