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Most Surprising Answer to a Softball Question

After the Primetime Emmy Award nominees were announced, TV critics chattered for days about who got snubbed -- much righteous indignation about another James Spader nom for best abberation, er, best lead actor in a drama series. Serious outrage over HBO's "The Wire" being once overlooked in the derby for...

By Maura McCarthy  |  July 30, 2007; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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