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Moraes on TV: May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010

Take a look at CW's new series....

CW has added two new dramas to its primetime lineup. Here are the clips: Wednesday's 9 p.m. hipster needs cheerleading scholarship drama "Hellcats": Thursday's new CIA's secret assassin hottie goes rogue drama "Nikita":...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 20, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CW announces its new series lineup

(Update: Check out clips from the CW's new fall shows.) OMG, have you seen CW's new primetime schedule?! They've canceled "America's Next Top Model" reruns on Fridays! Now I have to DVR it! The CW's "Nikita" (CW) They've got this new show about an assassin-chick called "Nikita" that's getting CW's...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 20, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Take a look at CBS's new series.....

CBS is adding three new dramas -- "Hawaii Five-0," "The Defenders," and "Blue Bloods" -- and two new comedies -- "Mike & Molly" and "$#*! My Dad Says" -- to its primetime schedule for the 2010-11 TV season. We've got clips! Monday's 9:30 p.m. Chuck Lorre comedy, "Mike & Molly":...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 20, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Idol' sets final two on results night

Note: Lisa de Moraes is in New York covering the broadcast network upfronts, and will return next week. In the meantime, WaPo Team TV's Emily Yahr recaps the Top 3 Results Night. After a performance night in which the Judge's Choice tunes gave Casey James a dreary John Mayer song,...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 20, 2010; 6:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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CBS overhauls schedule for fall

(Update: Check out clips of CBS's new fall shows.) CBS suddenly became the most interesting chick at the party Wednesday with a major makeover that involves moving geek-com "Big Bang Theory" to Thursday, reality hit "Survivor" to Wednesday, David Caruso's "CSI: Miami" to Sunday and "CSI: NY" to Friday. William...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 19, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Conan talks about Conan at Turner bash

"Can anyone explain what the hell happened?" Conan O'Brien asked advertisers as he kicked off Turner Entertainment's upfront presentation in Manhattan Wednesday morning. Conan was there to tout his new TBS late night series which will debut Nov. 8. But, naturally, the conversation wound its way around -- immediately --...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 19, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Take a look at ABC's new series...

Do you want to see what ABC has in store for next TV season? We've got the clips! Tuesday's 10 o'clock Michael Imperioli cop drama "Detroit 1-8-7": Wednesday's 8:30 o'clock sisters comedy, "Better Together": Wednesday's 10 o'clock Jerry Bruckheimer drama "The Whole Truth": Thursday's 8 o'clock "Real World"-ish drama "My...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 19, 2010; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Idol' final three battle for spot in finale

Note: Lisa de Moraes is in New York covering the broadcast network upfronts, and will return next week. In the meantime, WaPo Team TV's Emily Yahr recaps the Top 3 Performance Night. "This is the fight for the finale," Ryan Seacrest intones dramatically at the top of the show. "And...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 19, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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CW orders new dramas about cheerleaders and assassin chicks

CW has ordered two new dramas for next season: one about a cheerleading squad -- wonder where they got that idea? -- and another about an assassin-chick. Meanwhile, the network has split the baby, ordering back for next season both its bubble shows -- the ratings-anemic "Life Unexpected" and aged...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 18, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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ABC unveils first post-"Lost" primetime schedule

(Update: Check out clips of ABC's new fall shows.) ABC's first post-"Lost" primetime lineup includes a new strange-things-happen-after-plane-crash drama the network hopes will be less cultlike and more, well, broadcast like than "Lost." It's one of seven new series joining ABC's primetime slate in the fall, also including not one...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 18, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Take a look at Fox's new series...

Do you want to see what Fox has in store for next TV season? We've got the clips! Monday's 9 o'clock Texas-set soap opera, "Lonestar": Tuesday's 9 o'clock slacker-dad sitcom, "Raising Hope": Tuesday's 9:30 o'clock Will Arnett rom-com, "Running Wilde": And for MIDSEASON Tuesday's at 9:30 o'clock clueless-guys-in-relationship sitcom, "Mixed...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 17, 2010; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NBC's new-sked presentation trumps Fox's

Ad execs are "America's True Heroes" and "The Bright Shining Sun in our Money Universe" because "who else could convince Americans to get insurance advice from a [expletive] duck?" Alec Baldwin gushed in a taped message at the start of NBC's unveiling of its new primetime plans to advertisers Monday...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 17, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Idol' format changing, 'Glee' getting post-Super Bowl on Fox

(Update: Check out clips of Fox's new fall shows.) Fox will try to launch a new night of comedies - live-action ones, not animated -- on Tuesday in the fall, using "Glee" to kick off the night at 8. Fox's "Glee" snags prime timeslot. (Fox) "Glee" will get the coveted...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 17, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Take a look at NBC's new series for fall...

Do you want to see what NBC has in store for the fall? We've got clips! Monday's 9 p.m. conspirators-are-among-us drama "The Event": Monday's 10 p.m. Jerry Bruckheimer U.S. Marshall series, "Chase": Wednesday's 8 p.m. JJ Abrams spy-couple series "Undercovers": No ciip (maybe because no script) on new "Law &...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 17, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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JJ Abrams, Bruckheimer and Conan on board NBC sked

(Update: Check out clips of NBC's new fall shows) In one of the most ambitious primetime overhauls in recent history, NBC announced Sunday it will gut its Monday and Wednesday lineups, and add a total of six new one-hour series, one new half-hour comedy, and one new reality series in...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 16, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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