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NBC's new show: man loses job and girlfriend, gains a soundtrack

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 7th 2009 5:01PM
NBC logoHey, if CBS can have a Game Show In My Head, NBC can have music.

The network has given the go-ahead to a new show from All Of Us/Baby Bob writer Jared Bush titled Soundtrack. It's about a guy who loses his job and his girlfriend and then starts to hear the same song in his head over and over and over again. The song doesn't go away until he finds what meaning it has in his life. Then the next episode has him hearing another song and he'll have to find out what that meaning is too.

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The WB is back ... almost - VIDEO

by Brett Love, posted Jun 10th 2008 11:23AM

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I've long since given up hope for those flying cars we were all supposed to be piloting in the new millennium. Now, I'll settle for that other years ago future dream, all of TV at your fingertips whenever you want it. We're still a ways away from that one, but the new WB is another step in that direction.

The site is still in beta, so the amount of content leaves a little to be desired, but most of it seems to be working, and it gives a good idea of what will be waiting for everybody when the site goes live. They finally came through with my beta invite, and I've been poking around. Hit the gallery for the bigger screen shots of the various areas and interface, and join me after a jump for a quick tour in text. A word of warning, the embedded video after the jump will autostart. Beta.
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What's On Tonight: How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, Monday Night RAW

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 30th 2007 5:01PM
  • Old ChristineAt 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, then a new episode of The Bachelor.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother at 8, followed by new episodes of Old Christine, Two and a Half Men, King of Queens, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Deal Or No Deal, Heroes, and The Real Wedding Crashers.
  • There's a new Everybody Hates Chris at 8 on The CW, then new episodes of All Of Us, Girlfriends, and The Game.
  • TLC has two new eps of Little People, Big World at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new 24.
  • Larry King Week starts on CNN at 9.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • At 10, FX has a new episode of The Riches.
  • Also at 10: Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, followed by a new The Secret Life Of...

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Dancing With The Stars, Everybody Hates Chris, 24

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 26th 2007 5:05PM
  • The RichesAt 8, ABC has a new, two hour Dancing With The Stars.
  • FOX has a new Prison Break at 8, followed by a new 24.
  • The CW has new episodes of Everybody Hates Chris, All Of Us, Girlfriends, and The Game.
  • ABC Family has a new Wildfire at 8.
  • Also at 8: TCM has the great 1948 version of The Three Musketeers, with Gene Kelly and Lana Turner.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal, then a new Black Donnellys.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • The Travel Channel has a new Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern at 9.
  • There's a new movie on Lifetime at 9, The Party Never Stops.
  • At 10, FX has a new episode of The Riches.
  • At 10:30, G4 has a new ep of Ninja Warrior.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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CW streaming full episodes

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 21st 2007 12:01PM

one tree hillThe CW is now streaming full episodes of select series on its site. Right now you can watch episodes of Everybody Hates Chris, Veronica Mars, One Tree Hill, Girlfriends, Beauty and the Geek, The Game, All of Us and Supernatural. As far as I can tell, it looks like episodes are added soon after they air on television, so there are no "sneak peeks," at least not yet.

Also, for you Mac users out there, the in-browser player should work just fine. According to the site's FAQ, the player will work in Firefox, too. I'm completely useless when it comes to technology, so if I'm wrong about that, share your complaints in the comments and we'll all break into The CW headquarters together and demand they scrap this player for a better one. Also, we'll snag Kristen Bell for this cloning project I've been working on.

I encourage y'all to also check out this list of sites where you can watch full-length episodes. Note that this is a list of legitimate sites, not torrents or sites like YouTube. Of course, if you use those methods, what do I care?

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The CW swaps Sunday, Monday lineups

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 5th 2006 7:24PM
everybody hates chrisIn a move that's a bit of a head scratcher, The CW has decided to flip-flop its Sunday and Monday night schedules. That means the oddly paired 7th Heaven and Runaway will be on Sundays, while Everybody Hates Chris, All of Us, Girlfriends and The Game will move to Monday nights. The switcharoo puts The CW's comedy block up against CBS' Monday night comedy block, which includes How I Met Your Mother and The New Adventures of Old Christine. The schedule change begins Monday, Oct. 9 for the comedies and Sunday, Oct. 15th for the dramas.

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Kelly Ripa & husband creating comedy for The CW

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 5th 2006 12:39PM
kelly ripa; mark consuelosThe CW has given script commitment to a comedy being developed by Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos. The comedy is loosely based on their experiences working on soap operas. Before hosting Live with Regis and Kelly, Ripa used to star with her husband on All My Children.

The CW already has a similarly-themed comedy, All of Us, created by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, about their real life experiences as husband-and-wife actors.

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Smith to direct controversial episode of All of Us

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 24th 2006 1:30PM
will smithThere's an old Bloom County strip where Opus the penguin splits into two distinct personalities so his subconscious can debate itself on Nightline. That's kind of how I felt when I heard Will Smith was going to be directing an episode of his UPN sitcom All of Us for the first time. The episode will focus on a child who blurts out the "N-word" and will focus on the impact of the word, it's place in history, its significance, and etc. Now, I think debate over this subject needs to continue, because I don't think there's any easy answers. If a sitcom wants to tackle the subject, that's great. However, there's another part of me that feels, strictly from a programing standpoint, that this is an idea that has already been visited and revisited countless times by many other shows. I wonder, will this episode actually have anything new to say, or are we just going to get the same cliche statements we've already heard before? If you're curious, the episode airs this evening at 8:30 p.m. EST.

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What do you think a TV director does?

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 20th 2006 5:44PM
Chris Rock directing Everybody Hates ChrisI just saw this press release that announces that Chris Rock and Will Smith will direct an episode of Everybody Hates Chris and All of Us, respectively. Obviously, both actors have an in with each series, since they are the executive producers of their respective shows. Of the two, only Rock has directorial experience, having directed his 2003 movie flop, Head of State.

It's amazing to me how many actors get a chance to direct episodes of the shows they star in or produce. Now, I know how involved film directors are with their projects, shaping the actors' performances, setting the mood with lighting, effects, and filming techniques, and setting the pace through editing. But what does a TV director, especially of an established, long running show, do? "Uh, Jenny, baby, can you act a little more Rachel-like?" "Mary, can you cry a little more when you say 'Oh, Mr. Grant!"?" What do they do that can put a unique stamp on a show? The only time I've ever seen a director make a difference on a show was when Quentin Tarrantino directed episodes of ER and CSI.

It's almost as if the show runners think that directing a TV series is so easy, anyone can do it, which must be a slap in the face to experienced, esteemed directors such as James Burrows and David Steinberg.

If you know what a new director, especially a cast member or star producer, can bring to an existing TV show, let me know in the comments.

[via The Futon Critic]

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