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When the Shows Go Marching In: A History of TV Shows Set in New Orleans

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 13th 2010 11:04AM
The skyline of New Orleans from Uptown
Very few shows have featured New Orleans as its setting, and it's not hard to see why. The list is a mix of critically acclaimed but quickly canceled shows, and critically disemboweled and canceled-just-as-quickly shows.

'Treme,' HBO's new drama from 'The Wire' creator David Simon and 'Wire' writer/producer Eric Overmyer, could break the mold that so many others have tried to crack. Judging from the first episode, their chances are looking good. If 'Treme' goes on to achieve the fame that 'The Wire' has, it won't just have its staff, creators, or even the city to thank for providing such beautiful inspiration.

It will have these other shows to thank for choking on that overcooked beignet for them.

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Gone Too Soon: Carnivàle

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 17th 2009 10:02AM
CarnivaleLong-time readers of this site might remember the recurring feature "Short-Lived Shows." While this column may bear a resemblance to that beloved early TV Squad staple, there are notable differences. In particular, I'll be going much more in-depth about the show's fate, its cast, continuing fan support, and possible story continuations in different mediums.

Also, to make this column, a show must have actually been good. Shows that are canceled and deserve it certainly aren't "Gone Too Soon." They're perhaps not gone soon enough. Furthermore, a GTS could just as easily have been on the air for years before ending abruptly. If I'm sitting here wondering what happens next and now I'm never going to find out, that's gone too soon.

Which brings us to our first entry. HBO is known for groundbreaking television, but even they didn't know how much ground they broke with Carnivàle in September 2003. On the surface, it was yet another brilliantly produced period piece, perfectly capturing the look and feel of the Great Depression era United States. Underneath, it was nothing short of the epic struggle between good and evil.

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HBO picks up The Wire creator's new New Orleans show

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 6th 2009 10:03AM
The Wire and Treme creator David SimonHBO has picked up four new shows, one of which could be the smartest and most compelling thing in the history of the universe, as long as the hype doesn't kill it.

David Simon, the creator of The Wire, has received a nine-episode greenlight for his new show Treme, a character drama that looks at the lives of New Orleans musicians in the post-Katrina reconstruction.

Simon brought the show to life with Eric Overmeyer, both of whom worked together on Homicide: Life on the Street. It will also star former Wire stars Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters as well as Steve Zahn, Khandi Alexander, Melissa Leo, Kim Dickens and Rob Brown.

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The Upfronts: FOX

by Jason Hughes, posted May 15th 2008 11:33AM
foxFOX announced its plans for the 2008-2009 season today. Here are the highlights:

Returning: The Moment of Truth, So You Think You Can Dance, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, American Idol, America's Most Wanted, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Bones, Cops, Don't Forget the Lyrics!, Hell's Kitchen, House, King of the Hill, Kitchen Nightmares, MADtv, The Moment of Truth, Prison Break, Talkshow with Spike Feresten, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 'Til Death

Out: Back To You, Canterbury's Law, K-Ville, Nashville, New Amsterdam, Next Great American Band, Return of Jezebel James, Unhitched

New: Sit Down, Shut Up; The Cleveland Show; Dollhouse (Midseason); Fringe; Do Not Disturb (formerly The Inn); Secret Millionaire (Midseason)

Schedule and detailed descriptions of the new shows after the jump.

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What's On Tonight: Duel, Clash of the Choirs, Saving Grace

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 17th 2007 4:03PM
  • JourneymanAt 8, ABC has the premiere of the game show Duel, followed by new episodes of Notes from the Underbelly and October Road.
  • NBC has the premiere of the new game show Clash of the Choirs at 8, then a new Journeyman.
  • TCM has Frank Sinatra in Come Blow Your Horn at 8.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Great Performances.
  • There's a new K-Ville on FOX at 9.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • GSN has a new High Stakes Poker at 9.
  • Lifetime has the movie Lost Holiday: The Jim and Suzanne Shemwell Story at 9.
  • Hallmark has the movie Angel in the Family at 9.
  • Also at 9: Food Network has Winning Holiday Cookies.
  • At 10, TNT has a new Saving Grace.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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On the 6th Day of Festivus, TV gave to me...

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 14th 2007 10:01AM

Craig T Nelson My Name is Earl... Six welcome returns.

Every fall season I get stoked about all the new shows, with cool new premises ("A guy travels through time trying to make right what once went wrong!"-- Journeyman not Quantum Leap), and all the big changes in store for existing shows. But it's equally exciting to see which beloved actors will be returning to television. Brad Garrett coming back to television in 'Til Death last year? Cool! Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer both coming back to television ... together? That's gotta be awesome, right? Jerry O'Connell on Carpoolers ... well ... ? I like the guy, but I'm not scheduling a 'Welcome Back' shindig for him.

Half the fun of a new television season is the return of great actors and actresses to the small screen. And while I could have easily done 10 or even 20 of these, I've narrowed it down to the six talents who were most welcome back in my house on a weekly basis this past year. I've even been so bold as to rank them. Feel free to agree, disagree and present your own lists in the comments.

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What's On Tonight: Live From Lincoln Center, K-Ville, Christmas Food

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 10th 2007 4:04PM
  • JourneymanAt 8, ABC has I Want A Dog For Christmas Charlie Brown!, then new episodes of Samantha Who?, Notes from the Underbelly, and October Road.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother at 8.
  • The CW has a new Everybody Hates Chris, then new episodes of Aliens in America, Girlfriends, and The Game.
  • NBC has a new, two-hour Deal or No Deal at 8, followed by a new Journeyman.
  • PBS has a holiday jazz concert on a new Live From Lincoln Center at 8.
  • Also at 8: Alton Brown tries to bake a good fruitcake on Food Network's Good Eats.
  • At 9, FOX has a new K-Ville.
  • Lifetime has the movie The Road To Christmas at 9.
  • Food Network has Wintertime Treats Unwrapped at 9.
  • At 10, CBS has a new CSI: Miami.
  • TNT has a new Saving Grace at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Heroes, The Closer, October Road, Christmas specials

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 3rd 2007 4:00PM
  • Alton BrownAt 8, NBC has the season finale (fall finale?) of Chuck, then the season finale (fall finale?) of Heroes, and then a new Life (special night - part 2 airs Weds at 10).
  • ABC has A Charlie Brown Christmas at 8, followed by new episodes of Samantha Who?, Notes from the Underbelly, and October Road.
  • ABC Family has Christmas specials starting at 8: The Year Without A Santa Claus, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & The Island of Misfit Toys, and Nestor The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.
  • TNT has a new Christmas episode of The Closer at 8, then a new Saving Grace.
  • Also at 8: Food Network has a new Good Eats, followed by a new The Secret Life Of...
  • At 8:30, ESPN has the Patriots/Ravens game.
  • At 9, FOX has a new K-Ville.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • Lifetime has the movie A Dad For Christmas at 9.
  • Sci-Fi has the second part of Tin Man. It's on at 9 as well.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Chuck, Two and a Half Men, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 19th 2007 4:01PM
  • Everybody Hates ChrisAt 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, followed by new episodes of Samantha Who? and The Bachelor.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother at 8.
  • NBC has new episodes of Chuck, Heroes, and Journeyman.
  • There's a new Everybody Hates Chris on The CW at 8, then new episodes of Aliens in America, Girlfriends, and The Game.
  • Also at 8: Food Network has Ham On Turkey.
  • At 9, CBS has a new Two and Half Men, followed by new episodes Rules of Engagement and CSI: Miami.
  • FOX has a new K-Ville at 9.
  • PBS has two new episodes of Athens: The Dawn of Democracy.
  • TBS has the special Ellen's Really Big Show at 9.
  • GSN has a new High Stakes Poker, also at 9.
  • At 10, Showtime has a new Weeds.
  • E! has The Soup Presents at 10, focusing on celeb families.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Chuck, Girlfriends, RAW, Thanksgiving Unwrapped

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 12th 2007 4:05PM
  • Weeds logoAt 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, then new episodes of Samantha Who? and The Bachelor.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother at 8, followed by new episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Chuck, Heroes, and Journeyman.
  • FOX has a new Prison Break at 8, then a new K-Ville.
  • There's a new Everybody Hates Chris at 8, then new episodes of Aliens in America, Girlfriends, and The Game.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World starting at 8.
  • TCM has Twelve Angry Men at 8.
  • At 9, PBS has Billy Crystal: The Mark Twain Prize.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • Food Network has Thanksgiving Unwrapped at 9.
  • Also at 9: GSN has a new High Stakes Poker.
  • At 10: Showtime has a new Weeds.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Could the strike actually be good news for some shows?

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 8th 2007 1:12PM

JourneymanHere's a weird possible benefit for some TV shows: the strike could actually help some shows stick around longer.

Why? Since production on many TV shows has shut down, the networks might be a little antsy about wasting what original programming they have. So a show that might otherwise be on the edge of being put on hiatus or even cancellation might get a bit of a reprieve and stick around longer.

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November sweeps secrets

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 4th 2007 6:24PM
NetworksSweeps period is not only important for networks but also for TV viewers. Sweeps periods are when some of the biggest events in a TV series happen: deaths, explosions, extra special guest stars, etc.

To prepare you for November sweeps, I've combed through the networks' sweeps press releases and official episode descriptions and extracted what seems to be the juicy information for almost all scripted series on the five major networks.

All spoilers listed after the jump are actually spoilers the networks want you to know!

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What's On Tonight: Prison Break, Journeyman, Californication

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 22nd 2007 4:04PM
  • Weeds logoAt 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, followed by new episodes of Samantha Who? and The Bachelor.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother, then new episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Chuck, Heroes, and Journeyman.
  • There's a new Prison Break on FOX at 8, then a new K-Ville.
  • The CW has a new Everybody Hates Chris at 8, followed by new episodes of Aliens in America, Girlfriends and The Game.
  • AMC's Monsterfest starts this week. Tonight at 8 its Scream 3, followed by Dracula 2000 and Poltergeist 2.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has the Colts/Jaguars game.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • GSN has a new High Stakes Poker at 9.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • Also at 10: Showtime has a new Weeds, then a new Californication.
  • At 2am, AMC has Creepshow, then 1958's Blood of the Vampire.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Which new shows are in trouble already?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 9th 2007 2:03PM

K-VilleAnother fall, another new fall season. Not all of the new shows can survive, of course, and it usually takes a few weeks to figure out what shows are in trouble of being canceled (or, as they say in network-speak, "on hiatus"). We'd like to see new shows get more time to catch on, but thems the breaks. One show has already been pulled from the schedule, FOX's Nashville, but what about other new shows?

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What's On Tonight: Chuck, Two and a Half Men, Californication, The Hills

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 8th 2007 4:02PM

Journeyman

  • At 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, then a new Bachelor.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother, followed by The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Chuck, Heroes, and Journeyman.
  • There's a new Prison Break on FOX at 8, then a new K-Ville.
  • The CW has a new Everybody Hates Chris, followed by new episodes of Aliens in America, Girlfriends, and The Game.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has the Cowboys/Bills game.
  • At 9, USA has new Monday Night RAW.
  • GSN has a new High Stakes Poker at 9.
  • Also at 9: Food Network has a new Unwrapped.
  • At 10, Showtime has a new Weeds, then a new Californication.
  • MTV has a new ep of The Hills at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 10, followed by a new The Secret Life Of...

Check your local TV listings for more.

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