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Moraes on TV: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

Serial Killer Doctor Joining "CSI"?

When William Petersen leaves "CSI" this coming season -- 10 episodes in -- he will be replaced by an actor of "stature" who will play an outsider to the CSI, who "has the DNA" of a serial killer and who is on a "journey" to discover his "true character." So...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 18, 2008; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2008  
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Fall Schedule: ABC's Rollout Plans

It's ABC's day at Thank God We're Working TV Press Tour 2008. Which means it's time for the traditional TV Press Tour new-season rollout-dates announcement: ABC's PRIME-TIME PREMIERE DATES: Fri., Sept. 19 10-11 -- "20/20" Mon., Sept. 22 8-10 -- "Dancing with the Stars" (special two-hour performance show premiere) 10-11...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 16, 2008; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2008  
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"The Shield" Gang Strains to Slap Self on Back

Because FX's "The Shield" is about to start its final season, TV critics naturally greet the cast and crew of the series who show up at Summer TV Press Tour 2008 with one topic of discussion: the finale. Will it be "Seinfeld" dreadful? "Sopranos" pretentious? "St. Elsewhere"/"MASH" brilliant? "I think...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 16, 2008; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2008  
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The Ever-Animated Rove

Karl Rove came to the press tour to plug his role as commentator at Fox News Channel. But one TV critic wanted to know whether he watched the Fox broadcast network's animated series. "I don't, no," Rove said. "Because they really beat up on you a lot," the critic explained,...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 15, 2008; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2008  
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'Lost' in Translation

Are you living with the shame of not understanding what the heck is going on in JJ Abrams's ABC series "Lost"? Did you only pretend to have any idea what was up with the whole Rimbaldi thing on Abrams's "Alias"? Don't be embarrassed - you're not alone. "I was at...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 15, 2008; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2008  
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Aaron Brown Redux

Best at-mike patter by on-air talent at Thank God We're Working TV Press Tour 2008 goes to Aaron Brown, former CNN anchor/whipping post who is the new host of PBS's "Wide Angle" and who was introduced at a "Wide Angle" cocktail reception by WNET's VP of national programs, Stephen Segaller....

By Michael Cavna  |  July 14, 2008; 7:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2008  | Tags: transfer  
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Broadway's Okay, but No 'Law & Order'

Kevin Kline, brilliant actor, came to Summer TV Press Tour 2008 Sunday to take questions about PBS's upcoming broadcast of "Great Performances: 'Cyrano de Bergerac.'" The show is the sold out limited-engagement Broadway production of Edmond Rostand's romantic story about a lawyer-poet with a gimongous proboscis who is in love...

By Rose Jacobius  |  July 14, 2008; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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