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NBC confirms: Life is dead

by Kona Gallagher, posted May 4th 2009 4:40PM
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While they haven't yet made an announcement about other on-the-bubble shows, including Medium, Law & Order, and of course, Chuck, NBC's Ben Silverman has confirmed that Life has indeed been canceled. Life is just the latest victim of the Writers' Strike curse: ABC's Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, and Dirty Sexy Money are among some of the other series that had their freshman seasons interrupted by the strike that began in November of 07, and won't live to see a third season.

Other second season shows, including the aforementioned Chuck, along with ABC's Samantha Who? and FOX's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles are currently on the bubble. The CW's Gossip Girl is one of the few shows that premiered during the 07-08 season that is definitely going to make it to the 09-10 one.

The strike spooked the networks and advertisers, and we're obviously feeling the effects now, over a year after it ended. What it boils down to is a lot of great shows are suffering-- and Ben Silverman is a dick.

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Which Bubble Show Should Be Saved?

by Kelly Woo, posted Apr 21st 2009 1:00PM
TerminatorAh, spring. It's the time of year for daffodils, chirping birds ... and cancelling shows.

TV Squad has a rundown of shows that will be renewed, cancelled or are on the bubble. The Hollywood Reporter also has a handy update, and we're sad to see some of our favorite shows are in jeopardy of going dark, including a personal fave, 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.' TV critic Alan Sepinwall also makes a good case to NBC for keeping the action-comedy 'Chuck.'

So, if you had the power to save a show on the bubble, which one would you choose?



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What's On Tonight: Old Christine, Life, Ghost Hunters, The Unusuals

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 8th 2009 4:05PM
  • Dinner: ImpossibleAt 8, ABC has a new Scrubs, then new episodes of Better Off Ted and Lost, and then the series premiere of The Unusuals.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, followed by new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • FOX has new episodes of Lie To Me and American Idol.
  • The CW has a new America's Next Top Model at 8, and then another new episode ("never before seen footage" recap).
  • At 9, NBC has the season (series?) finale of Life.
  • There's a new Ghost Hunters on Sci-Fi at 9.
  • Also at 9: PBS has a new American Masters.
  • At 10, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Comedy Central has a new South Park at 10, then a new Reno 911.
  • A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter at 10.
  • Food Network has the season premiere of Dinner: Impossible at 10.
  • TV Land has the season finale of High School Reunion at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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What to Watch Wednesday, April 8

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 8th 2009 5:00AM
The Unusuals'The Unusuals'
(10PM, ABC) series premiere
The title pithily sums up the quirky, secrets-keeping detectives of the NYPD's Homicide unit, where Det. Casey Shraeger (Amber Tamblyn) is transferred to after working undercover as a hooker in Vice.

She's paired with Det. Walsh (Jeremy Renner), who's obsessed with tracking down the murderer of his former partner. The rest of the motley crew includes Delahoy (Adam Goldberg), who wants to get killed on the job and his partner, Banks (Harold Perrineau), who's so afraid of dying on the job that he won't remove his bulletproof vest.

Then there's super religious Cole (Josh Close), who's trying to keep his shady past a secret from his partner and his boss.


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What's On Tonight: Scrubs, Lie To Me, Bobby Flay, Damages

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 1st 2009 4:05PM
Life on Mars

  • At 8, ABC has a new Scrubs, followed by new episodes of Better Off Ted, Lost, and the series finale of Life on Mars.
  • CBS has the April Fool's special I Get That A Lot at 8.
  • FOX has new episodes of Lie To Me and American Idol.
  • The CW has a new America's Next Top Model at 8.
  • At 9, NBC has a new episode of Life.
  • Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay at 9.
  • Also at 9: Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new South Park, then the season premiere of Reno 911!
  • FX has the season finale of Damages at 10.
  • A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter at 10.
  • MTV has a new Real World at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Right Now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 21st 2009 10:05AM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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What's On Tonight: Better Off Ted, Lie To Me, Law And Order, Man Vs. Food

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 18th 2009 4:04PM
  • Old ChristineAt 8, ABC has a new Scrubs, followed by the series premiere of Better Off Ted and new episodes of Lost and Life on Mars.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8.
  • NBC has a new Chopping Block at 8, followed by new episodes of Life and Law and Order.
  • FOX has new episodes of Lie To Me and American Idol.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8.
  • At 9, CBS has a new Criminal Minds, then a new CSI: NY.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters at 9.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new South Park, followed by a new Important Things with Demetri Martin.
  • FX has a new Damages at 10.
  • A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter at 10.
  • Travel Channel has a new Man vs. Food at 10.
  • Also at 10: MTV has a new Real World.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Idol, Life, Ballroom Challenge, Real World, Demetri Martin

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 25th 2009 4:02PM
  • Top ChefAt 8, NBC has a new Biggest Loser, followed by a new Life.
  • FOX has a new, two-hour American Idol at 8.
  • At 9, ABC has a new Lost, then a new Life on Mars.
  • CBS has a new Criminal Minds at 9, followed by a new CSI: NY.
  • PBS has a new America's Ballroom Challenge at 9.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters International at 9.
  • At 10, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Bravo has the season finale of Top Chef at 10.
  • FX has a new Damages at 10.
  • MTV has a new Real World at 10.
  • A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter at 10.
  • Also at 10: Food Network has Guy's Big Night.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Important Things with Demetri Martin.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Mrs. Garrett is all over TV again ... and you probably don't know it

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 19th 2009 9:03AM
Charlotte RaeIf you're a fan of '70s and '80s TV, you've probably been having a bunch of a "wha the?" moments over the last year or so. When this particular little white-haired older lady shows up on a show, she doesn't look familiar, but then you hear the matronly but deep voice, and you realize who you've just seen on your screen.

It's Mrs. Garrett! Only by the time you realize it, she's gone, leaving you to wonder if you were imagining things.

Don't worry; you're not going insane. We've been seeing a lot of Charlotte Rae, who played Edna Garrett on Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, on TV lately, mostly playing tiny roles that involve maybe a few lines at the most. In fact, just last night, she played a suspect's mother on an episode of Life.

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What to Watch Wednesday, Feb. 11

by Kim Potts, posted Feb 11th 2009 5:00AM
American Idol'American Idol'
(8PM, Fox)
There have already been some big surprises since 'Idol' began Hollywood rounds last week, namely the ouster of early favorites Rose Flack and Donny Osmond's nephew, and the hits are likely to keep on coming tonight as the final 36 are revealed.

The contenders will then be divided into three groups of 12, with each group performing across the next three Tuesdays. The top female and male vote-getter, plus the third-place vote-getter (regardless of gender) automatically advance to the top 12, followed by the return of the Wild Card round in which the judges pick the final three top 12-ers.

Assuming Simon, Paula, Randy and Kara can actually agree long enough to choose them.


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Best and Worst of 2008: Rich's List

by Richard Keller, posted Jan 2nd 2009 1:22PM

John Stewart and Stephen Colbert had some of the best election coverage around.Welcome back from your humongous hangover. I just wanted to let you know that you are now in 2009 -- a fresh new year that we should look forward to. However, since you are a common citizen of Earth, you don't look ahead to a future. Instead, you look to the bleak and bloated year that has now passed.

That's why they invented "Best and Worst" lists for the previous year. It gives you a chance to remember last year's crap, get angry, proceed to get drunk, pass out, wake up, and forget it's a new year again. At that point, you get angry again. It's a vicious cycle and we love it! With that, here's my "Best and Worst" list for 2008.

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What's On Tonight: Christmas In Washington, House Of Payne, Top Chef

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 17th 2008 4:02PM
Life
  • At 8, ABC has a new Pushing Daisies, followed by new episodes of Private Practice and Dirty Sexy Money.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, then new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa at 8, followed by a new Life.
  • FOX has a new Secret Millionaire.
  • The CW has The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at 8, then a new Stylista.
  • PBS has a new Great Performances at 8.
  • There's a new Time Warp on Discovery at 8.
  • TNT has Christmas in Washington at 8, then the Patrick Stewart version of A Christmas Carol.
  • Also at 8: Nickelodeon has Christmas episodes of The Naked Brothers Band, Fairly OddParents, and Home Improvement (two episodes).
  • At 9, HGTV has White House Christmas 2008.
  • Hallmark has Peter Falk in the movie When Angels Come To Town at 9.
  • At 10, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Martha Stewart guest stars on a new Top Chef on Bravo at 10.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Estate of Panic at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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NBC will focus on scripted shows when Leno moves (insert laughter here)

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 17th 2008 2:00PM
LenoWhen NBC announced that Jay Leno would take over the 10pm slot every weekday night, a lot of people worried that not only would this mean that some of their favorite 10pm shows would either be canceled or moved to another time slot, they also worried that NBC was signaling that they were giving up on scripted shows. NBC sent out a memo saying "this does not reduce NBC's commitment to scripted programs" and that it "enables us to focus on scripted development for 8-10pm." But it seems like they'll have no room for any more scripted shows.

I hope I'm wrong about this but just looking at what NBC has on their schedule it makes me wonder.

Here's a list of the reality and/or games shows that NBC has or will have on the schedule:

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On the 9th day of Festivus, TV gave to me... - VIDEOS

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 15th 2008 5:13PM
hugh laurie...Nine foreign Americans

With all of the starry-eyed, out-of-work Midwesterners who litter Sunset Blvd., one would assume that our television landscape would be similarly populated with corn-fed blonds. You would, however, be wrong. In fact, there are a ton of non-Americans who have come to Hollywood to take all of our primetime show-starring jobs.

What's fun for me is watching the shows to see who does a good version of an American accent, and who needs to spend a little more time with their dialect coaches. Below are nine stars who've jumped the pond to come to the good ol' U. S. of A.

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What's On Tonight: Rockefeller Center, Ghost Hunters, House Of Payne

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 3rd 2008 4:06PM
  • RudolphAt 8, ABC has a new Pushing Daisies, followed by new episodes of Private Practice and Dirty Sexy Money.
  • CBS has Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer at 8, then The Grammy Nominations Concert Live, and The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
  • NBC has Christmas in Rockefeller Center at 8, followed by new episodes of Life and Law and Order.
  • FOX has the series premiere of Secret Millionaire at 8.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Time Warp at 8.
  • TNT has A Christmas Story at 8.
  • At 9, The CW has a new episode of Stylista.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters at 9, followed by a new Estate of Panic.
  • Also at 9: Showtime has a new Inside The NFL.
  • At 10, TBS has the season premiere of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, then another new episode.
  • Bravo has a new Top Chef at 10.
  • A&E has two new episodes of Parking Wars at 10.
  • At 10;30, Comedy Central has a new Chocolate News.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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