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Jeff Goldblum joins Law and Order: CI; Noth out

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 26th 2008 4:38PM

Jeff GoldblumHot off the news that NBC ordered sixteen new episodes of the show, Law and Order: CI has added Jeff Goldblum to the cast. And that means Chris Noth is out.

Goldblum will share lead duties with Vincent D'Onofrio on the USA Network show (new episodes air Sunday nights), and I'm not sure which actor is going to out-act the other. Both Goldblum and D'Onofrio are both well known for their rather quirky and/or intense acting styles. D'Onofrio does intense and explosive well, while Goldblum does strange and quiet well. No word on why Noth left.

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Are you ready for the return of ... Knight Rider?

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 27th 2007 3:05PM

Knight Rider opening

I know, I know, you're thinking, "how the hell can NBC think of bringing back a show like Knight Rider?" But people were saying the same thing when they announced a new Bionic Woman and look what happened.

It's true: NBC has given the OK for a TV movie pilot (we don't see much of those on TV these days) for a new, updated Knight Rider, to be directed (possibly) by Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith). Hopefully this updated version means that the car isn't going to talk but will have other, more impressive capabilities to fight crime. We can also assume that David Hasselhoff will not be asked to reprise his role as Michael Knight, though I bet we see a wink-wink cameo at some point.

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What's On Tonight: Ghost Whisperer, Raines, Smackdown, Jon Stewart

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 27th 2007 5:03PM
  • Numb3rsAt 8, CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer, then new episodes of Close To Home and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has a new Identity at 8, followed by new episodes of Raines and Law & Order.
  • PBS has new episodes of NOW, Washington Week, and Bill Moyer's Journal (with Jon Stewart).
  • There's a new Smackdown! on The CW at 8.
  • Food Network has a new Emeril Live at 8, then Paula's Party features "Sandwich Stories."
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has a new Stargate SG-1.
  • At 9, TLC has a new What Not To Wear.
  • Bravo has Out of Sight at 9.
  • At 10, Sci-Fi has a new Painkiller Jane.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time With Bill Maher, with guests Richard Belzer, Representative Dennis Kucinich, Christopher Buckley, and Laura Schiffrin.
  • IFC has a new Henry Rollins Show at 11, with guests John Waters and Mars Volta.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What to Watch April 23 - 29

by Kelly Woo, posted Apr 23rd 2007 11:22AM

Heroes on NBC and Entourage on HBOHere are AOL Television's top picks of the week.

Heroes (Mon., 9PM ET, NBC)
It's been a long, cold seven weeks since Heroes left off on a doozy of a cliffhanger: the nefarious Sylar was poised to kill good guy Peter. But being the hero that he is, Peter isn't going down without a fight. The other Petrelli brother, Nathan, learns what Linderman's superpower is, that he once was part of a group of heroes and that he is the one plotting to blow up New York City. Meanwhile, the Company pursues Claire, but Mr. Bennet looks for a way to protect her.

Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (Tue., 9PM ET, The CW) 1st season finale
The season finale of 'Pussycat' can only mean one thing: Veronica Mars is coming back soon! Seriously, I'm not sure we needed another America's Next Top Model, and that's what it was, except with some singing and dancing. Even last week's challenge -- a "pressure-filled" media day with commercial and photo shoots -- was totally ripped from ANTM. This week, the final three girls -- Asia, Chelsea and Melissa R. -- bare their claws in their mission to be the next Pussycat Doll.

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What's On Tonight: Stargate, Painkiller Jane, Real Time With Bill Maher

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 20th 2007 5:00PM
  • RainesAt 8, NBC has a new Identity, followed by a new Raines.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, then a new Washington Week.
  • Sci-Fi has new episodes of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Painkiller Jane.
  • Also at 8: CMT has a new episode of Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search.
  • At 9, TLC has a new What Not To Wear.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • Food Network has a new Paula's Party at 10.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher, with guests Bill Moyers, Governor Brian Schweitzer, journalist John O'Sullivan and political anaylst Amy Holmes.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Smackdown, Raines, Stargate, Bill Maher

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 13th 2007 5:00PM
  • Paula DeenAt 8, NBC has a new Identity, then a new episode of Raines.
  • The CW has an ew Smackdown! at 8.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, followed by a new Washington Week.
  • TLC has two new episodes of What Not To Wear starting at 8.
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has a new Stargate SG-1, then new episodes of Stargate: Atlantis and Painkiller Jane.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Cory in the House.
  • At 9:30, Food Network has a new Giada's Weekend Getaways (in L.A.), then a new Paula's Party.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has the special The Amazing Jonathan: Wrong On Every Level.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time With Bill Maher, with guests Bill Bradley, Sheryl Crow, Scott McClellan, and Laurie David.
  • Also at 11: IFC has the second season premiere of The Henry Rollins Show.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Ghost Whisperer, Smackdown, Paula's Party

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 6th 2007 5:01PM
  • RainesAt 8, CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer, followed by new episodes of Close To Home and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has a new Identity at 8, then new episodes of Raines and Law and Order.
  • There's a new Smackdown! on The CW at 8.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, then a new Washington Week.
  • Also at 8: TCM has A Raisin in the Sun, followed by St. Louis Blues.
  • At 9, FOX has a new episode of The Wedding Bells.
  • Jimmy Kimmel is guest host on Larry King Live, on CNN at 9.
  • Lifetime has the new movie To Be Fat Like Me at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Clatterford at 9.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Paula's Party.
  • The History Channel has a new Mail Call at 10.
  • At 10:30, VH-1 has a new ep of Best Week Ever.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Smackdown, Raines, Six Degrees, Paula Deen

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 30th 2007 5:18PM
  • Bill MaherAt 8, CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer, followed by new episodes of Close To Home and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has a new Identity at 8, then new episodes of Raines and Law and Order.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, then a new Washington Week.
  • There's a new Smackdown! on The CW at 8.
  • At 9, ABC has a new Six Degrees, followed by a new 20/20.
  • FOX has a new episode of The Wedding Bells at 9.
  • TLC has a new What Not To Wear at 9.
  • At 9:30, Food Network has a new Giada's Weekend Getaways (in Chicago), then a new Paula's Party.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has two new episodes of Comedy Central Presents, with Ian Bagg and Josh Sneed.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time With Bill Maher, with guests D.L. Hughley, Madeleine Albright, and Michael Smerconish.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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I owe Jeff Goldblum an apology

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 29th 2007 3:25PM

Jeff GoldblumI have to admit that I judged Jeff Goldblum's new show, Raines, before I even saw it. When I heard the plot description that was scattered about on the web several months ago, I think I actually sighed. Another show about an investigator who speaks to ghosts? Why had this become such a hot genre, like westerns or sitcoms many years ago? Did we really need another one, no matter what big name they had for the lead?

Well, I have to eat my words.

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What's On Tonight: March Madness, Smallville, Andy Barker, Showbiz Show

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 22nd 2007 5:09PM
  • Ugly BettyAt 8, ABC has a new Ugly Betty, followed by new episodes of Grey's Anatomy and October Road.
  • CBS has March Madness all night.
  • FOX has a new Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? at 8.
  • The CW has a new Smallville at 8, then a new Supernatural.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Scrubs, followed by new episodes of Andy Barker, P.I. and Raines.
  • HGTV has a new Divine Design at 9.
  • Also at 9: Mario Batali is the subject of a new Chefography on Food Network.
  • At 10, Spike has a new Pros vs. Joes.
  • TCM has Island in the Sky at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Penn & Teller: Bullshit at 10, followed by a new This American Life.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Showbiz Show With David Spade.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Andy Barker, Raines, October Road, Poker, Tennis

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 15th 2007 5:02PM
  • David SpadeAt 8, ABC has a new Ugly Betty, followed by a new Grey's Anatomy and the premiere of October Road.
  • CBS has March Madness all night.
  • NBC has a "newpeat" of The Office and a new Scrubs, then the premieres of both Andy Barker, P.I. and Raines.
  • There's a new Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? at 8 on FOX.
  • The CW has a new Smallville at 8, then a new Supernatural.
  • At 9, ESPN has a new U.S. Poker Championships, followed by coverage of the Pacific Life Open tennis tournament.
  • History Channel has a new Decoding The Past at 9.
  • Also at 9: HBO has the Addiction special.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay, then a new Ace of Cakes.
  • Comedy Central has a new Showbiz Show with David Spade at 10:30.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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TV Squad lists your season and series premieres and finales

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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NBC posts Raines pilot online

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 5th 2007 4:34PM
rainesJeff Goldblum talks to dead people. That's the basis for his new detective series, Raines, which will replace ER for two weeks starting on March 15th. NBC has posted the entire pilot on its First Look website. It's up in four, 11-minute chunks and you have to watch a promo each time for a terrible horror movie about killer ventriloquist dolls.

I spent 44 minutes watching the pilot this morning and I can say "eh". You really have to like Jeff Goldblum because there are a lot of Goldblum-isms in there (stuttering, awkward pauses). And, maybe I just watch too much television, but I figured out the "twist" at the end in one of the first scenes.

What I did like about Raines is that the "ghosts" Goldblum talks to aren't really ghosts. They're just crime victims in his imagination. So, they don't give him any clues or anything. There's also a subtle noir-style storytelling mechanism that makes the series seem old-timey, rather than high-tech like many of the crime series currently on television. Nicole Sullivan has a pretty minor role, but hopefully we'll see more of her in future episodes, if the series ever finds an audience.

[Via Pop Candy]

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NBC adds to their streaming lineup

by Brett Love, posted Feb 28th 2007 7:15PM
Andy RichterNBC has announced that they plan to stream their mid-season shows, The Black Donnellys, Andy Barker, P.I., and Raines on NBC.com. The network is also set to stream all produced episodes of Andy Barker and the pilot of Raines before their premiere dates. There will also be web exclusive content for both The Black Donnellys and Andy Barker.

In addition to all that, Medium and Identity will also begin streaming full episodes in March. That brings NBC's total of full episode streaming series to 13 when added to The Apprentice, Heroes, 30 Rock, Las Vegas, Friday Night Lights, Passions, Studio 60, and My Name Is Earl. The network also plans to make the full seasons of Heroes and Friday Night Lights available, starting with the pilots, beginning in the spring.

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NBC and Netflix team up once again

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 5th 2007 8:24AM
raines castIt appears that NBC's experiment with Netflix last summer was a success. Back then, the network made DVDs of the pilots of Studio 60 and Kidnapped for Netflix members to preview before the shows premiered on the network in September. This winter, NBC is giving that gimmick another shot. This time the NBC DVD has a Heroes recap, a preview of the pilot for The Black Donnellys and a sneak peek at Raines. The DVD is available to rent only through Netflix from now until January 15th.

The Black Donnellys is a crime drama based in New York and it's being produced by Crash and Million Dollar Baby writer Paul Haggis. It's about a group of brothers, some of whom are wrapped up in crime, who will do anything to protect each other. Raines stars Jeff Goldblum as a cop who has visions of crime victims. Donnellys doesn't have a premiere date yet but Raines is set to take over Las Vegas' timeslot in March. Although, NBC recently reduced its episode order for Raines-- not a good sign.

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