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Moraes on TV: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

Fox Tries Fall Again

Fox will try again to get the fourth quarter right with a new lineup that includes a comedy from the creator of "Gilmore Girls," a sitcom pairing NBC comedy star Kelsey Grammer with CBS comedy star Patricia Heaton, and a sitcom from the Farrelly brothers of "Stuck on You," "Shallow...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 17, 2007; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Broadcast TV Upfronts 2007  
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Goodbye, Melinda

John Maynard is filling in for Lisa de Moraes who is in New York covering the annual network upfront presentations. She's back blogging about "Idol" next week. Melinda's gone. Blake is safe! To quote Homer Simpson: "D'oh!" So, how appropriate that the yellow, balding, fat cartoon character would open the...

By Maura McCarthy  |  May 17, 2007; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  "American Idol"  
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CW Trades in 'Gilmore Girls' for 'Gossip'

CW network will present its second and very new primetime schedule to advertisers this morning at Madison Square Garden. Not much left of WB or UPN on the new lineup -- you'll remember CW, which debuted this TV season, is the love child of the two, now deceased, broadcast networks,...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 17, 2007; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Broadcast TV Upfronts 2007  
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CBS Goes Nuts

CBS, the network with the most viewers but the least buzz, wants to fix that next season by populating its primetime with a musical, suburban swingers from the '70s (and yes we mean those kind of swingers), a primetime soap about a wealthy South Florida Cuban-American family, a vampire detective,...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 16, 2007; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Broadcast TV Upfronts 2007  
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Nine Songs -- One Hour

John Maynard is guest blogging in place of Lisa de Moraes who is in New York this week at the annual network upfront presentations where executives are promising her fabulous TV entertainment for next fall. Don't worry folks -- Lisa will be back next week for the final round. Welcome...

By John Maynard  |  May 16, 2007; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  "American Idol"  
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ABC Piles on the New

ABC will debut a whopping eight new primetime series in the fall. Monday: One new sitcom, "Sam I Am" stars Christina Applegate as a women who wakes up from an eight-day coma with amnesia. Tuesday's new comedy "Cavemen" is based on the Geico ads. It's paired with "Carpoolers," a sitcom...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 15, 2007; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Broadcast TV Upfronts 2007  
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Chicks Rejoice

A gaggle of new "Sex and the City"-esque shows are being unveiled this week during Broadcast TV Upfronts 2007. This week every year, the broadcast networks pitch to advertisers their primetime lineups for next season. Today is ABC's turn and, among the series it will trot out is a little...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 15, 2007; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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