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Moraes on TV: May 9, 2010 - May 15, 2010

NBC picks up series from David Kelley -- and Conan O'Brien

NBC will try next TV season to rise like the phoenix from the ashes its Jay Leno Program Primetime To Margins Debacle, with a heady lineup of new series, starring the likes of Kathy Bates, Blair Underwood, and Jimmy Smits, that hail from big-gun producers like J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer,...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 14, 2010; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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'Law & Order': Really old -- and canceled

[This report has been updated] NBC finally confirmed Friday afternoon that it will put "Law & Order" out of our misery when it airs its now-series finale episode on Monday, May 24. On the bright side, NBC also announced that a new "Law & Order" spinoff, "Law & Order: Los...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 14, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
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'American Idol': And then there were three

Because we suffered through Jamie Foxx's return as "American Idol" mentor for movie tunes week, Wednesday's results show starts like it's a trailer for an old 1940s movie in which Jamie Foxx stars as "The Mentor." Each of the remaining four Idolettes is seen against a sepia-toned background, making "I'm...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 13, 2010; 6:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Vernon Jordan: 'The Good Wife's' sweeps stunt

(This post has been updated.) It's the May sweep ratings derby -- when broadcast TV networks festoon their prime-time firmament with big name celebrities in hopes of luring more people to their shows. *For NBC's "30 Rock" that means mega-star Matt Damon showing up for the season finale, playing the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 12, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Jamie Foxx: ready for his close-up on 'American Idol'

Jamie Foxx, last season's winner of Worst 'Idol' Mentor Ever, has been asked back because, some news reports say, he's under consideration to replace Simon Cowell as the show's Alpha Judge. "He made such an impact we asked him back," show host Ryan Seacrest gushes at the start of the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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