Thursday, May 28, 2009

News Roll Call: Televison

I've been meaning to post these since the 19th of May. Things get crazy.

Fox keeps 'Dollhouse,' 'Bones,' adds 'Glee'
Fox found out that developing two hit dramas allows a little more flexibility and patience going forward. At least that's what can be taken away from its schedule for next season, which was announced Monday in New York.

Phew, even though I did not keep up with Bones, I am relieved that it is sticking around for another season.

Ryan Murphy on Glee: People Don't Just Break Out Into Song; "There ...
By MICKEY O'CONNOR Has Ryan Murphy gone soft on us? The writer-director, best known for quirky, dark dramas like the teen satire Popular and the plastic-surgery freakfest Nip/Tuck, wanted to do something different, something with heart. ...

ABC overhauls prime-time TV lineup with 11 new shows
By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) - ABC is betting on new comedies and veteran television stars in making over its 2009-10 prime-time schedule, which will feature 11 new shows next season.

`Heroes,' `Chuck' part of NBC's time-share season
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is giving the equivalent of broadcast time-shares to "Heroes," "Chuck" and some of its half-dozen new series. Instead of airing throughout the 2009-10 season, designated shows will have their turn and then make way for the next ...

'24' Recap: The End of Another Bad Day
Tony reveals his true (demented) plan, and it involves using Jack as his own personal WMD. Plus: Comeuppance time for the First Daughter!

"The Unit," "Earl," "Medium" get the ax
By James Hibberd and Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Belt-tightening broadcasters continue to take hard-line stances against older, modestly performing shows.

I expected The Unit to be cut last year, so no suprise there but The Medium?

'Fringe' Moves To Thursdays, 'Dollhouse' Stays On Fridays
Airlock Alpha - ‎21 hours ago‎
By MICHAEL HINMAN Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly has such high hopes for one of 2008-09's few returning freshman dramas that he's convinced it can ...

“Samantha Who?” and “Sarah Connor” Canceled
ABC's “Samantha Who?” and Fox's “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” will not be returning in the fall, according to news reports. ...

Not my Samantha Who? It was such a funny show.

CW orders 'Melrose Place,' 'The Beautiful Life' and 'The Vampire ...
As expected, the CW has given a greenlight to its "Melrose Place" reboot, Ashton Kutcher's model drama "The Beautiful Life" and the "Twilight"-esque series ...

CW sets 'Melrose Place,' 'Vampire'
As expected, gone from CW are dramas "Privileged" and "Reaper" and laffers "The Game" and "Everybody Hates Chris."

Just when I started watching The Game, they cancle it.
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