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Conan signs a deal with NBC (no, not that sort of deal)

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 27th 2010 1:30PM
NBC logoNo, it's not for a late night show. In fact, it's not a show that Conan O'Brien is going to be in at all. It's for a show that O'Brien's production company is making. Conan and NBC have signed a deal for the pilot for Justice, a new drama about a Supreme Court judge who quits to open his own law practice. I'm assuming that "justice" is what the show is about and not the character's name, though "Jimmy Justice" would make a great name for the lead character (side note: Archie Bunker's original last name on All in the Family was Archie Justice, but I digress...). Not sure if it's a comedy or a drama, though I assume the latter.

As part of the deal that the two sides struck last week, Conan's production company has to stay with NBC for the rest of the season. He will also get to host an hour-long show every Monday through Friday at 10 p.m. Hope that works out for you Conan, fingers crossed!

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TV Pilots: Conan O'Brien Finds Sweet 'Justice'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 27th 2010 9:40AM
Conan O'BrienIt looks like Conan O'Brien isn't leaving NBC after all -- well, technically. Following a tumultuous battle with the former 'Tonight Show' host, NBC has picked up the hourlong pilot 'Justice' from his production company, Conaco (not as catchy as "Team Conan," but we'll take it). According to reports, 'Justice' will tell the tale of a former Supreme Court justice who packs up and leaves to start his own law practice. O'Brien, who just reached a multi-million settlement with NBC, will serve as co-executive producer. [PopEater]

More pilot news after the jump.

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Review: Men of a Certain Age - Let It Go

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 15th 2009 7:10AM
TNT_men_of_a_certain_age_Ray_Romano(S01E02) There's a possibility that Men of a Certain Age could become grumpy old men of a certain age. But I don't think that's going to happen because there's still enough irony and levity to keep the show from wallowing into a miserable experience. These guys aren't grumpy all the time and when they are, it feels justified. It's hard not to share their feelings. These are every American men in a lot of ways, well-off, spoiled to an extent, wondering what's going on in the world that's suddenly not as young as it used to be.

This was an episode about injustice and fairness, and it's not surprising that our men feel like they've been subjected to too many slights, too many instances when they've been dumped upon, and too many things that have them pissed off. Read on for more about how our three mess-keteers handled the weekly travails.

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American Gladiators renewed already?!

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 14th 2008 11:41AM
StealthThat didn't take long. Apparently, the absence of new Two and a Half Men episodes lead to the American Gladiator premiere getting the highest ratings of any new show this season, and an average of 12 million viewers sampling the first two episodes. All of this is enough for "starving-for-a-hit" NBC to sign up the competition show for another season. If the solid ratings continue, I'd look for NBC to go all Who Wants to be a Millionaire? with it and put it on every night of the week, sandwiched around new episodes of Deal or No Deal.

No word yet on when the new season will begin (this debut season is a short one wrapping next month) or how many episodes have been ordered, but this means it's not too late for me to try out to be on the show. Or better yet, if I start working out now, maybe I can be the thirteenth Gladiator. My Gladiator name will be Pudge, and luckily the giant cotton swab is already my weapon of choice in melee combat.

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What's on tonight: Rudolph, Frosty, Doctor Who, Las Vegas, Smackdown

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 8th 2006 5:00PM
  • RudolphAt 8, PBS has a new NOW, followed by a new Washington Week.
  • ABC has a repeat America's Funniest Home VIdeos, followed by new episodes of Primetime and 20/20.
  • CBS has Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer at 8, followed by Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, and a repeat Numb3rs.
  • There's a new 1 vs. 100 on NBC at 8, followed by new eps of Las Vegas and Law and Order.
  • FOX has a new Justice at 8, then a new Trading Spouses.
  • The CW has a new Friday Night Smackdown! at 8.
  • ABC Family has The Polar Express at 8.
  • USA has The Bourne Identity at 8.
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has a new Doctor Who, then a new Battlestar Galactica.
  • At 9, Rachael Ray goes to New York City on a repeat $40 A Day, then goes back to New York City on a repeat Tasty Travels. They're followed by a new Paula's Party.
  • TLC has a new Man vs. Wild at 9, followed by a new I Shouldn't Be Alive.
  • Hallmark has A Christmas Visitor at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Masters of Horror at 10.

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What's on tonight: Smackdown, Polar Express, Las Vegas, Doctor Who, Xmas Specials

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 1st 2006 5:06PM
  • Battlestar GalacticaAt 8, PBS has a new NOW, followed by a new Washington Week.
  • ABC has The Polar Express at 8, followed by a new 20/20.
  • CBS has Ice Wars 2006: The USA vs. The World at 8, which is either ice skating or some futuristic video game.
  • There's a new 1 vs. 100 on NBC at 8 (with Kevin Federline!), followed by a new, two hour Las Vegas.
  • FOX has a new Justice at 8, followed by a new Trading Spouses.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • Food Network has Emeril's "Happy Happy Holidays" show at 8, followed by Christmas in America (with Rachael Ray, who hasn't been on TV enough lately, no) and a new Paula's Party.
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has a new Doctor Who, then a new Battlestar Galactica.
  • At 9, Lifetime has the Christmas movie Noel, with Penelope Cruz and Susan Sarandon.
  • TNT has the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Awards at 9.
  • At 10, Fox Movie Channel has The Three Faces of Eve.

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Fox benches Justice

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 11th 2006 7:15PM
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It looks as though Justice is the next show that is in most danger of being canceled. For a second time, Fox has yanked it off the schedule. In September, Fox abruptly pulled the Jerry Bruckheimer law drama off the schedule way ahead of the World Series. Then, Fox moved it from Wednesdays to Mondays, where it couldn't keep even half of the viewers from lead-in, Prison Break. Now it's off the schedule for the rest of November ratings, to be replaced by reruns of House.

This show really needs to be canceled... mainly because it's a big, ol' stinking pile of crap. Yeah, it seems cool at first. But, try watching more than four episodes. If you're like me, you'll realize the over-the-top build-up is not worth the ending. I stopped reviewing Justice after five episodes because I actually started to hate the show. You can read my reasoning here.

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What's on tonight: Heroes, Prison Break, Old Christine, Emeril, Studio 60

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 6th 2006 5:03PM
  • Everybody Hates ChrisAt 8, ABC has The CMA Awards.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother at 8, followed by new episodes of The Class, Two and a Half Men, Old Christine, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new eps of Deal Or No Deal, Heroes, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
  • There's a new Prison Break on FOX at 8, then a new Justice.
  • The CW has a new Everybody Hates Chris at 8, then new episodes of All Of Us, Girlfriends, and The Game.
  • Lifetime has a new Lisa Williams: Life Among The Dead at 8, followed by the new movie To Have and To Hold.
  • Emeril cooks up "A Taste of Rome" on Food Network at 8.
  • At 9, PBS has a new American Experience, "The Gold Rush."
  • Discovery has a new American Chopper at 9.
  • Also at 9: GNS has a new High Stakes Poker.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new The Secret Life Of..., focusing on cowboy food.
  • Sci-Fi is showing a Threshold marathon all night.

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Why I'm dropping Justice

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 24th 2006 11:08AM
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Finally! TNT&G loses a case! And the client--a kid, even--is wrongly accused! Unfortunately, it came too late for me. Last night, as I sat down to write my review of "Crucified", I realized that I loathed the idea of watching another episode of this show. Even though it has been on hiatus for three weeks because of baseball, I did not miss it one bit. As I watched, I realized that I hate this show. And I mean hate.

But as an aside-- was the acting and the writing in this episode especially horrible, or what? The parents of the victim were given AWFUL, generic lines that they delivered without emotion ("Have you been driving my car again? I told you not to!") and the attorneys' dialogue between each other was way too expositionary. I think this episode was written to catch up new viewers.

Here's why I'm no longer watching/reviewing Justice:

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Fox shuffles its post-baseball schedule

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 6th 2006 11:05AM
vanishedFox is changing up its schedule once the World Series is over. It is sending Vanished to 8 pm on Fridays, the place where television shows go to die. And, Justice is moving from Wednesdays to Mondays at 9 pm. Fox obviously hopes the large Prison Break audience will stick around for the new Jerry Bruckheimer procedural drama which has consistently placed 4th among the networks on Wednesdays. Tuesdays will switch up just a bit, with Standoff moving to the 8 pm hour and House moving up to 9 pm. On Wednesdays, Bones will remain at 8 pm with new game show, The Rich List, following 9 pm. The changes begin on October 23rd.

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Fox orders three more Justice scripts

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 4th 2006 7:23PM
justice castJerry Bruckheimer's newest crime/law drama is not dead yet. Reuters reports that FOX has ordered up three more scripts for the series. Justice, starring Victor Garber, has regularly finished fourth in its time slot on Wednesdays at 9 pm (even behind reruns of Lost- ouch!). Late last month, Fox announced it was putting Justice and Happy Hour on early hiatus ahead of the World Series. That didn't look promising for either show, but at least Justice gets to take another swing at the viewers. No word on the fate of Happy Hour.

Even though I really want to see Kerr Smith and Victor Garber be successful, they can do better. Justice is already predictable... and enough with the handheld cameras!

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Stephen King hates Nancy Grace, too

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 30th 2006 8:20PM
Nancy GraceOh, and so does John Grisham!

Interesting piece by the horror writer in this week's Entertainment Weekly (the one with Kate Winslet on the cover). King talks about the latest controversy involving the mentally unbalanced queen of exploitation legal journalist, and has a few choice observations for the woman he calls "Graceless and Tasteless:"

"And before you accuse me of writing about news in your favorite entertainment magazine, let me assure you Nancy Grace is entertainment...if, that is, you're the sort who watches NASCAR for the crashes and Survivor hoping no one will. In the increasingly weird world of infotainment, she is the belle of the Freakers Ball...[Grace] conveys by body language alone the idea that we're all guilty of something...and she knows it."

Bravo, Mr. King. He goes on to talk about the recent case involving the disappearance of Trenton Duckett. Grace had his mother on her show and pretty much hammered her about her whereabouts that day, and Duckett wouldn't say (as King points out, her lawyer told her not to, duh). And when Grace and CNN found out that she had killed herself earlier that day did they decide to not run it? Of course not, they ran it anyway.

(The article isn't online yet, but the issue is on newsstands now.)

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What's on tonight: Ghost Whisperer, Celebrity Duets, Law and Order, Doctor Who

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 29th 2006 5:02PM
  • The Day The Earth Stood StillAt 8, ABC has a repeat Grey's Anatomy, followed by a repeat Men In Trees and a new 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer at 8, followed by new episodes of Close To Home and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal at 8, followed by new eps of Dateline and Law and Order.
  • There's a repeat Justice on FOX at 8, followed by a new Celebrity Duets.
  • The CW has a new Friday Night Smackdown! at 8.
  • AMC has The Day The Earth Stood Still at 8.
  • Sci-Fi has a Doctor Who marathon all night.
  • At 9:30, Food Network has a new Tasty Travels where Rachael Ray goes to Washington, D.C.

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Justice: Wrongful Death

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 28th 2006 7:29AM
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(S01E05) This is the last episode of Justice for an undetermined amount of time. Earlier this week, we reported that the show is going on early hiatus (along with Happy Hour) in advance of the World Series. FOX says the hiatus doesn't mean the show is getting canceled or is even in jeopardy, but, quite frankly I think it could be in jeopardy. While I like the gimmick of making us wait until the end of the show to see how the crime was really committed, the procedural is becoming awfully formulaic. How are you guys feeling about this show?

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The Five: New shows that are already getting old

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 27th 2006 10:09AM
justice castI tend to have very little patience with new television programs. I usually give them two or three episodes and then I tune out. I did that for Desperate Housewives during season one and I still don't regret canceling my Season Pass to that show. And now, this fall, I am doing it once again. I get all giddy over new shows that I think have a great premise, and then I get bored quickly. Apparently I can't handle more than 5 seconds of bad television. Here are The Five: New shows that are already getting old:

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