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Moraes on TV Archive: Broadcast TV Upfronts 2009

CBS: New Schedule Controversy

"What did you know about 'Medium' and when did you know it?" the Reporters Who Cover Television demanded to know of CBS suits at a morning Q&A session detailing the net's new 2009-10 season prime-time schedule. "Medium" turned up on CBS's schedule less than 24 hours after NBC nixed...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 20, 2009; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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NBC Series Must Learn To Share

Monday is for "Heroes;" Tuesday is "The Biggest Loser;" Wednesday it's "Law & Order: SVU;" Thursday is comedy night; Friday is for "Law & Order: The Mothership;" Saturday is Rerun Theater; and Sunday is football night in America on NBC. And yes, "Law & Order" is back for its...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 19, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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ABC Starting From Scratch on Wednesdays

Crazy ABC thinks it can mount an entirely new Wednesday night lineup of four new comedies and one new drama, because every one of the new series is either a) graced with the pre-sold faces of Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, Ed O'Neill, or Courteney Cox, or b) based on...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 19, 2009; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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ABC, NBC Skeds: "Samantha" Gone but "L&O" Lives On

An earlier version of this posting said Gunsmoke was on the air during the 1970s, '80s and '90s. In fact, the show was on the air from 1955 to 1975. "What recession?" says ABC as it orders six new dramas and four new sitcoms for next season. ABC is set...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 19, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Fox's New Primetime Schedule: The Details

Fox will officially announce its 2009-10 TV season primetime schedule to advertisers at Manhattan's New York City Center, behind Carnegie Hall, in just a little while. Here's what they're going to unveil. Notice how much it looks like Fox's first quarter schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday, only "So You...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 18, 2009; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Fox Execs Keep Playing With 'Dollhouse'

The Reporters Who Cover Television were shocked right down to their ganglions late last week when Fox renewed its ratings-starved "Dollhouse" for next season. "What the heck?!" they said in overwrought features, columns/blogs/tweets. "Joss Whedon's latest exercise in ultra-feminist heinie-kicking-and-tight-tank-top-wearing didn't even cop 3 million viewers the other day!...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 18, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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