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by Richard Keller, posted Mar 15th 2007 10:31AM

the shieldHola, mi muchachos and muchachoettes! It is I, Schedule Boy, back from wherever the hell I was. I'm here this time to present a comprehensive list of upcoming season and series premieres and finales for you, my adoptive TV Squad family.

What a crazy season its been! Shows that had so much potential (The Nine, Studio 60) struggled to stay on the air, while others (Ugly Betty, Friday Night Lights, Jericho, 30 Rock) surprised us with their growing fan bases and popularity. Then there were shows like ER that made a sudden comeback and ones like Gilmore Girls and Scrubs that didn't seem to find their way for the first half of the season. Well, at least we could be confident that hits like Grey's Anatomy, American Idol, 24 and Lost would carry us through the season. Then again, maybe not. Like I said, crazy season.

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this fine presentation, presented in color with limited commercial interruption. You can find the list of premieres and finales (as well shows returning from hiatus) after the jump. Remember, dates are subject to change, so we'll be updating as time moves forward.

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The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll: Welcome to the Dollhouse

by Paul Goebel, posted Mar 14th 2007 3:41PM

Lil Kim(S01E02) As I watched this week's episode, I could only think one thing...thank goodness there are only nine finalists, cause I really can't take much more of this show, in fact, in deference to the people who like this show (both of them) this is going to be my last review.

The first big event of the show is when the girls move into their new house. After the required fifteen minutes of screaming and running with their hands in their air, they finally choose their beds. Was I the only one aroused by the girl who licked her pillow?

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America's Next Top Model: The Girls Who Go To Prom

by JJ Hawkins, posted Mar 8th 2007 12:54PM

The Girls Who Go To Prom(S08E03) So when this episode's first piece of "Tyra mail" made its way into the model mansion it read, "Babies learn how to do it, can you?"

Call me a prophet, but somehow I knew the answer to this question was not "bite, masticate, and digest".

I know skinniness is all the rage in the modeling industry, but holy crap! Some of these girls look like it's day 30 of Survivor and they're part of the downtrodden tribe, sustaining themselves solely on a diet of coconut husks, sea cucumbers, and bark.

I always halfway expect to see Jeff Probst pop out from behind something and offer one of these girls a hamburger in exchange for immunity.

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Gilmore Girls: Gilmore Girls Only

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 6th 2007 10:34PM
Gilmore Girls: Gilmore Girls Only(S07E17) When Dawn Ostroff, the CW's president of entertainment, was doing her "state of the network" press tour session in January, she said this about Gilmore Girls: "(David Rosenthal) was painted into a corner into with a storyline that he got out of. The second half of the season is much stronger, and I think viewers will be surprised."

I scoffed a little when she said that; nothing about the season to that point had suggested that the show was going to improve. But I've got to hand it to Rosenthal and company; the show has been on an upward trend, giving us about a month's worth of entertaining episodes that, while not quite up to the level of the show's creative peak, certainly give me hope that the show won't go out with a whimper, whether it's this season or next.

The key? Keep the Gilmore girls together. All three of them.

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Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll: Pilot (series premiere)

by Paul Goebel, posted Mar 6th 2007 10:01PM

Pussycat Dolls(S01E01) Are you the only person on earth who isn't sick of the song "Don't Cha?" Well, you're in luck. You can hear it over and over again on the newest reality show from the CW.

Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll is the perfect show to audition for if you are too slutty for American Idol, too untalented for America's Next Top Model and too stupid for The Apprentice.

You may remember the host of the show, Mark McGrath as the lead singer of the band Sugar Ray. Personally, I have a hard time respecting someone who quits being one of the handsomest lead singers around to become a poor man's Chris Harrison.

Also, on hand, is the founder of the Dolls herself, Robin Antin. For you Blow Out fans, Robin is Jonathan Antin's more masculine sister. In the opening, Robin says the Pussycat Dolls are "always evolving." Sadly, that statement does not apply to Robin herself.

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Brick Awards to air on CW

by Julia Ward, posted Mar 5th 2007 2:35PM
Brick AwardsHere's a twist on the awards show formula - honor people who actually deserve a little recognition. The Brick Awards, to be broadcast by The CW on April 12th, are organized by Do Something, the non-profit internet company devoted to helping young people make positive "world changes." While the Bricks have been distributed for the past 11 years, this is the first time the ceremony will be broadcast.

Twelve young adults and four celebrities will be honored for their service in four areas: public health; community building; education and environment; and global impact. Award recipients, who range in age from 11 to 25, will receive a check for the charitable organization of their choice and a framed brick trophy - intended to symbolize a "building block" and be the antithesis of "shiny, perfect" Oscar-like trophies.

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Thus ends my Everybody Hates Chris reviews

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 3rd 2007 4:02PM

everybody hates chrisMy reviews of Everybody Hates Chris didn't garner many responses, though that never bothered me much. It's a smart and funny show and I was happy to write about it every week, even if it didn't get the recognition shared by your Ugly Bettys, My Name is Earls and other comedies from the big networks.

Unfortunately, I have to stop reviewing the show, because we're not allowed to write about black people on this blog -- I'm kidding! Really, that was a joke. Actually, the honest to goodness reason I can't write about Everybody Hates Chris is that the CW has been removed from my cable lineup because of some corporate nonsense I don't fully understand, nor do I plan to understand it because I only care about the shows themselves, not whatever bureaucratic B.S. is keeping the CW off my TV.

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New animated Spider-Man coming to The CW

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 1st 2007 3:24PM

Remember the old Spider-Man cartoon? Not the one from the 90s, the one from the 60s that was all groovy and had those confusing shots of Spidey shooting his web straight into the sky, and you wondered what the hell he was hanging on and swinging from. Airplanes? A blimp? Giant birds? It didn't make any sense, but the theme song was cool:

In his satin tights
Fighting for your rights
And the old red, white, and bluuuuuuuuuuuue!

Oh, wait, that was Wonder Woman.

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Who is a better American model?

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Mar 1st 2007 12:21PM
Reality shows will come and go but whatever you say on them will outlast your fifteen minutes.

How does a mail order bride Russian bombshell make her way from the Eastern Block to Dallas, Texas?

By way of the internet, her mail order father, falling in love and living in wedded bliss with her loving husband!

Lets us give a warm welcome to Natasha, who will forever be remembered as this cycle of America's Next Top Model contestant with a suspicious immigration story that brinks on the edge of being called marrying off a child bride a fairytale.

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America's Next Top Model: The Girl Who Won't Stop Talking, Part 1 & 2 (season premiere)

by JJ Hawkins, posted Mar 1st 2007 11:22AM

America's Next Top Model Cycle 8

(S08E01) Having the opportunity to view this two hour premiere on two separate occasions made it a little easier for me to catch some of those little nuances that make the show so enjoyable.

For starters, Tyra Banks is certifiably insane. In all honesty, I don't know a great deal of information about her but there are two things I know for sure. For one, she is incredibly attractive. That's all I have to say about that.

Second, she is tied with Reese Witherspoon for having the most forehead real estate in Hollywood. In fact, I routinely call her "Fivehead" around the house, but I promise it's a term of endearment.

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America's Next Top Model ads pulled in Santa Monica

by Julia Ward, posted Feb 28th 2007 4:09PM
ANTM Season TeaserThe city of Santa Monica, located in western LA County, has been considered so far to the left politically and so paternalistic in its ordinances that some travel guides refer to it as The People's Republic of Santa Monica. Helping bolster that image are moves such as yesterday's announcement that America's Next Top Model ads were to be removed from city buses due to complaints made by residents.

What exactly was so offensive about the ad, which featured Tyra and the show's contestants in bathing suits against a waterfall? The city's director of transit services said that most of the complaints came from people who felt that the city was endorsing a show that was disrespectful to women. Whether you find ANTM disrespectful to women depends a great deal on whether or not you think the entire modeling industry is disrespectful to women. I find ANTM's labor practices more offensive than I do the content of the show, and almost all advertisements turned into a big, blurry morass of noise for me back in the mid-90s. Regardless, do as you will Santa Monica residents (and ANTM contestants). To paraphrase wordsmith and raconteur Bobby Brown, it's your prerogative.

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Veronica Mars: Papa's Cabin

by Keith McDuffee, posted Feb 27th 2007 10:39PM
veronica mars papa's cabin
(S03E15) I'm going to take this moment to make a plea to Rob Thomas and The CW to not throw out the season long (or semi-season long) story arcs on this show. This episode was a prime example of what the buildup from several episodes of story can result in. Would the climax of this episode been as dramatic had we only been built up for one, two or even three episodes?

Sure, most of us called Tim the mastermind of the murder all along, but this episode threw so many wrenches into the works that I was quickly doubting myself. It wasn't until the final moments of the episode that I was once again sure Tim was responsible.

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Gilmore Girls: Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore?

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 27th 2007 10:25PM
Alexis Bledel(S07E16) This was a fun one. After all that had gone on over the course of this season -- the gnashing of teeth over the Lorelai/Chris pairing, the stresses of the Rory/Logan relationship, Luke's custody battle, Lor's and Chris' break-up, and Richard Gilmore's bypass -- Gilmore Girls fans needed an episode like this. It was light and fluffy and completely angst-free.

Well, except for Logan. But there needed to be some angst in his life, as the Logan we've been seeing for the last few weeks has been very... well, he's been very un-Logan-like lately. In other words, he's been the perfect boyfriend to Rory. You know that had to end eventually.

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Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Chain Snatching

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 27th 2007 10:01AM

everybody hates chris(S02E16) One of the things I like so much about Everybody Hates Chris is that, at least on some levels, I can relate to what Chris goes through: I know what it was to grow up with not a lot of money, and I also know what it was like being one of the unpopular kids in school.

Of course, there are some things about young Chris' life I can't really relate to, such as living in a rough neighborhood. Gold chains have become popular in Chris' neighborhood, and so has "chain snatching," the art of ripping someone's gold chain right off their neck. Malvo returns in this episode, and when he tries to steal a chain from Vanessa (Jackee Harry), Chris warns her. Malvo, a career criminal, is none too happy about it and tells Chris to get him a gold chain by tomorrow.

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Say goodbye to Oliver, but did you love or hate him?

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Feb 21st 2007 7:27PM

Oliver Trask is a despised TV character. The day is closer upon us. The end of The O.C. will come to our screens tomorrow night.. The originator and main reason why the development floodgates of Hollywood were opened to introduce us to programming such as Laguna Beach and other bad teen shows based on excess and other items of unimportance.

Although there are many broken hearted O.C. fans amongst us, we aren't that upset to see a character like Oliver Trask off into oblivion. He was able to exude as much hate that a writer could place on a single character, and I am personally glad to see him go.

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