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Fox Unveils Summer Lineup

by Audrey Fine, posted Mar 9th 2010 4:05PM
Lie to MeSpring is still more than a week away, but the ever-industrious programming gurus at FOX have just released its summer schedule and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, it boasts several familiar faces and one new contender.

Mondays, beginning June 7, will welcome the Tim Roth pyschic-cop drama 'Lie to Me' -- which has been on hiatus since December -- back to the lineup. The cult hit will be followed at 9PM by a new offering called 'Good Guys' (formerly 'Code 58'), a comedic drama starring Bradley Whitford ('West Wing') as a washed-up detective and Colin Hanks (Tom's kid) as a gung-ho young buck. The pilot, which delves into the wacky situations the new partners will face, will air before 'American Idol' on May 19 and then debut in its dedicated time slot three weeks later.

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Past Life will get post-American Idol spot for premiere

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 24th 2010 2:14PM
past_life_Fox_castFox continues to use American Idol as a magnet to attract viewers to sample its other shows, including newbies like The Human Target. And last year, Glee. With that same philosophy in mind, Fox's Past Life is getting an American Idol boost. On Tuesday, February 9, Past Life will premiere at 9 p.m. following American Idol.

From a programming point of view, they don't go together. You're not likely to get the same viewer lapping up the songs and shtick on Idol that will get into the psychic/sci-fi vibe of Past Life. But that's not the point because ultimately, this is about getting a sample. Past Life will be on Thursday, February 11-18 after Bones, then get another post-Idol goose on February 25-March 11.

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Fox Orders Cop Pilot From Shawn Ryan

by Gary Susman, posted Jan 6th 2010 11:15AM
Look for another gritty crime drama this fall from Shawn Ryan, the man behind 'The Shield' and 'Lie to Me.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has agreed to a pilot for Ryan's new series, 'Ridealong.' Like Ryan's other popular dramas, 'Ridealong' would center around a charismatic maverick, in this case, a Polish-American Chicago cop, one of the city's toughest.

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'The Shield' Alums to Appear on 'Lie to Me'

by Scott Harris, posted Dec 2nd 2009 10:23AM
It looks like 'Fringe' isn't the only Fox series dealing with an alternate reality this season.

According to Variety, the network's detective drama 'Lie to Me' will feature almost the entire cast of 'The Shield' in an upcoming episode. While 'Shield' lead Michael Chiklis is not involved, no fewer than seven other regulars from the critically acclaimed FX series, which ended last November after seven seasons, will guest star in the episode.

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'Lie to Me' Gets a Full Season Order

by Allyssa Lee, posted Nov 24th 2009 7:29PM
Here's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: The Fox drama 'Lie to Me' has just received its full season order.

"#Lie to Me picked up for a back 9!" posted executive producer Shawn Ryan ('The Shield') on his Twitter account. "Thanks for all the support everyone!"

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Review: Lie to Me - Black Friday

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 17th 2009 3:12PM
Lie to Me: Black Friday
(S02E07) "Finally got you thinking like a criminal. Wonders will never cease." - Cal to Gillian

I have to admit, that image of Cal Lightman in a girlie apron still makes me laugh out loud. Lie to Me may have scored a place in our drama category here on TV Squad, but in our household, we laugh all the way through the show. That's partly because my son does a perfect Cal Lightman impression, with his penguin walk and in-your-face look to see whether you're lying or not.

But on to this episode -- the perfect scenario for Lightman and team, in figuring out Max's lineage. I lost track of how many cold cases they solved along the way. Lots.

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'Dollhouse' Canceled Already: Fox Bulldozes 2009 TV Series

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Nov 11th 2009 4:50PM
Dollhouse canceledFans of Joss Whedon's cult phenom 'Dollhouse' will be sorely disappointed to learn that Fox has just dropped the sci-fi series, exactly as we predicted earlier this week (we'll hold off on calling bragging rights -- for now).

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show was pulled after a season of disastrous ratings. It's September premiere, for example, was seen by just 2.0 million people, and earned a shockingly low 1.0 rating in the all-important 18-49 demo. Ratings continued to plummet as the season went on, with 'Dollhouse' earning a series-low 0.8 rating just a couple of weeks ago. So, in other words: Nobody should be all that surprised by today's report.

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Melissa George Joins the 'Lie to Me' Guest Star-apalooza

by Nicholas White, posted Nov 10th 2009 6:00PM
'Lie to Me' is putting together one of the best casts of recur and guest stars of any two-season-old TV show.

Veteran TV and movie actor Melissa George will star on Fox's 'Lie to Me' as a recurring character later this season, Entertainment Weekly reports. She comes off turns on 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'In Treatment,' the latter for which she received a 2008 Golden Globe nomination.

George will play an "Anna Nicole Smith-type" character named Clara Martin, the widow of a murdered billionaire that takes over her husband's business empire.

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New Fox Shows in Development: 'Rehab,' 'Daylight Robbery' & More

by Scott Harris, posted Oct 20th 2009 4:30PM
Lie to Me on FoxIn the crowded and competitive world of television, creating a strong and recognizable brand is more important than ever. And according to reports, Fox is preparing to solidify their hold on the type of characters they are best known for: addicts, thieves, polygamists and liars.

Leading the slate of shows currently in development at Fox is 'Rehab', a comedy that follows the adventures of a man who fakes an addiction in order to pursue a relationship with an old flame who currently is in rehab.

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I'd never want Cal Lightman as my dad ... or would I?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 6th 2009 1:29PM
Tim Roth's Cal Lightman on Lie to MeFirst of all, I think most parents have a built-in lie detector in their brain. It's not something they're born with. It's something that starts to develop as soon as they have kids and gets stronger as the kids enter their teenage years.

In last night's episode of Lie To Me, Cal Lightman had reason to rifle through his daughter Emily's dresser drawers, in which he found a fake ID and birth control pills. Then he went ballistic. At one point, Emily berated him for "reading" her, something he promised he'd never do.

My question is this: if you have an amazing lie detection talent, why on earth wouldn't you be reading your kids all the time?

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What to Watch: October 5 -11

by Stephanie Earp, posted Oct 4th 2009 11:55PM

Bones (Wednesday, 8 pm, Global/Fox)

Brennan and Booth investigate remains found during a suburban block party. On a cul-de-sac. Where everyone has secret lives. Yes, basically, 'Bones' is visiting Wisteria Lane for an episode. Imagine how much faster that whole 'bones in the swimming pool' mystery would have been solved if they'd visited back in season 1.

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NBC Delays 'Southland' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 27th 2009 12:30PM
SouthlandNBC pushes 'Southland' to October, Josh Schwartz lands a comedy deal with NBC, Style renews 'Giuliana & Bill' and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Eight of TV's toughest interrogators

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 26th 2009 10:00AM
The fine art of interrogation may seem lost thanks to suspects lawyering up and the Miranda warning. Whatever happened to the days when a snarling cop could throw a perp against a brick wall to get him to squeal? Or a sly questioner could finagle a confession by laying on a guilt trip? Still, there are some very clever, brilliant interrogators plying their trade on these days. In fact, when you look at these eight interrogators, you'll probably agree that they know just how to get to the truth. Here are the eight top interrogators on TV today:

8. Captain James Brass, CSI
Brass is the most "old school" of all these interrogators. He's like Andy Sipowicz from NYPD Blue, only without the violence. Brass talks to suspects with a modicum of respect, but a healthy cynicism. He's seen it all and knows the truth is in there somewhere. He asks questions and waits for them to trip themselves up. When they do, he has them write it down. Despite the laconic attitude, Brass has the brass to get the job done.

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HBO Renews True Blood, Hung, Entourage & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 31st 2009 12:00PM
True BloodGood news for HBO fans: The network has announced season renewal orders for 'True Blood,' 'Entourage' and 'Hung.'

Also in the news today: Amy Poehler returns to 'Saturday Night Live' (on Thursdays!), while Joey Lauren Adams joins the cast of 'The United States of Tara.'

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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NBC Considered $10 Million Jackson Special for Leno's Premiere Week & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 21st 2009 1:00PM
The Jay Leno ShowNBC wanted to pay a whopping $10 million to air a Michael Jackson memorial special, possibly to air during the week of 'The Jay Leno Show''s inaugural week.

Also in the news: 'Oprah''s ratings are down, while Jennie Garth and Brooke Burns book roles on two CW remakes.

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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