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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: 'New Girl,' 'X Factor,' The Future Of 'Breaking In'

8/8/2011 8:00am EDT
TCA 2011
It's been seven months since the last Television Critics Association presentation - so now it's time for new buzz. I returned to the front row to catch up with the happenings at FOX and sister network FX. In this first part of my TCA blog, we meet New Girl and The X Factor, the FOX executive session sheds some light on House, Fringe and the Glee spinoff rumors, and I try not to faint.

There's always a surprise or two at these events, and mine happened right off the bat. FOX hosted a breakfast themed around its trio of Gordon Ramsay cooking shows (Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Ma...

FOX Announces New And Returning Shows, 2011-12

5/16/2011 3:32pm EDT
Terra Nova
FOX just released its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing "a really fresh, creative new lineup for next season, From razor-sharp comedies to epic dramas to a massive talent competition series, I think we have the goods to continue to be pop culture’s most vibrant platform, as well as the top network.” said Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

Check out the list of returning and new shows below:


8 p.m. Terra Nova (new)

9 p.m. House


8 p.m. Glee

9 p.m. New Girl (new)

9:30 p.m. Raising Hope


8 p.m. The X-Factor (new)


'Lost' Creators Share Hints For Season Six At Comic-Con (Videos)

7/27/2009 2:47pm EDT
Comic-Con was all about Lost on Saturday, when the series' creators Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof showed off promos for the upcoming sixth season. But what's this? Dominic Monaghan has a guest appearance? Ian Somerhalder is going to return? What's going on?

In the promos, Jorge Garcia's Hurley does an advertisement for Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack, which he now owns after winning the lottery. Of course, the new meal he's hocking sells for $4.42.

After that, an Oceanic Arline ad runs in which a spokeswoman proudly mentions a "30-year crash-free period."

Then there's the fake epi...

'America's Most Wanted' Casts Nationwide Net To Capture 50 Fugitives From 50 States

4/19/2008 8:00am EDT
America’s Most Wanted
Since premiering in 1988, America’s Most Wanted and its viewers have put nearly 1,000 dangerous fugitives behind bars. Now, television’s groundbreaking crime-fighting show will launch a nationwide manhunt that will profile a crime suspect from every state in the nation Saturday, April 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

The “50 States, 50 Fugitives” episode will send a message to fugitives across the country—from a prison escapee in Alabama to an accused killer on the run in Wyoming— that there’s no place they can hide.

Host John Walsh will coordinate the national manhunt from the A...

Fox Summer Schedule Heats Up With Reality Programming

4/8/2008 11:15am EDT
So You Think You Can Dance
All-new episodes of "The Moment Of Truth," "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" Hell's Kitchen, So You Think You Can Dance, Cops and America's Most Wanted will air throughout the summer on FOX.

Tuesdays on FOX are all-new, all summer. "The Moment Of Truth," the hit show that puts participants through a lie-detector test, will return with all-new episodes Tuesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Immediately following, culinary competition "Hell's Kitchen" continues to heat up as chef Gordon Ramsay narrows down the competition on all-new episodes airing Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).


Leave Them Hanging: Favorite TV Cliffhangers

4/2/2008 2:00pm EDT
Television is a medium that thrives on manipulating audiences into tuning in, and no narrative device is more effective at accomplishing that task than the cliffhanger. With the end of the 2007-08 season rapidly approaching and new cliffhangers waiting in the wings, we have decided to celebrate our favorites from years past.

5) The Simpsons: "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"

The Cliffhanger: It didn't provoke quite the fervor of the "Dallas" storyline that it parodied, but this two-part episode did warrant a special "America's Most Wanted" and was discussed often during the summer of 19...

The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

1/29/2008 2:58pm EST
Get Smart
Imagine this: through some temporal anomaly, rift in the space time continuum, or other such unique phenomenon, we are transported to an alternate reality. This new world is strikingly similar to our own, with one major exception. The television industry.

In this time-compressed universe, every show in the history of television is currently in production. All original actors/writers/producers are alive. Each show is exactly as it was in its prime, although the number of episodes in each show's original run is irrelevant.

In this brave new world, where every series is in ex...

Fox Announces Revised Lineup For 2007-08 Season

11/8/2007 9:07am EST
Prison Break
In light of the recently announced strike by The Writers Guild of America, FOX has revised its lineup for January and the remainder of the 2007-2008 season. (The new schedule is subject to change, pending resolution of the strike.)

The highly anticipated drama Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will have a two-night premiere on Sunday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the show's regular time period. Prison Break, which has its last November airing on Monday, Nov. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), returns to Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) beginning Jan. ...

Writer's Strike To Wreak Havoc On More Than Just TV Plots

11/5/2007 9:20am EST
Saturday Night Live
The Writers Guild of America has announced it will strike beginning today. The strike will be the first since a 1988 walk-off that lasted five months and cost the industry $500 million.

The 12,000 members of the WGA voted to strike after negotiations broke down with studios and networks over DVD residuals and work for the internet. Picket lines are expected to appear at several major studios, as the prospect of a long-lasting face-off sends Hollywood into a panic.

Viewers will feel the impact of the strike almost immediately. While most scripted dramas and sitcoms have at least ...

Pauley Perrette Joins Season Premiere Of 'America's Most Wanted'

8/30/2007 3:32pm EDT
Pauley Perrette
"America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back" teams with actress Pauley Perrette ("NCIS") on the season premiere Saturday, Sept. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. As AMW kicks off its 21st season, Perrette joins forces with host John Walsh to help find the killers of two young girls.

Like millions of other TV viewers, Perrette is an avid watcher of FOX's crime-busting series. "I'm the biggest AMW fan, and always have been," she says. "I talk about it all the time." But an AMW broadcast this past spring prompted her to do more than talk. The show included stories about the unsolved murders...

FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates

7/10/2007 1:46pm EDT
Prison Break
Gearing up for the fall, FOX just announced the premiere dates for new and returning shows in the upcoming season.

Thursday, Aug. 30

8 pm/ET Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Saturday, Sept. 8

8 pm Cops

9 pm America's Most Wanted

Thursday, Sept. 13

9 pm Kitchen Nightmares (series premiere)

Friday, Sept. 14

9 pm Nashville (series premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 15

11 pm Mad TV

Midnight Talkshow with Spike Feresten

Monday, Sept. 17

8 pm Prison Break

9 pm K-Ville (series premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 19

8 pm Back to You (series premiere)

8:30 pm...

FOX Announces Primetime Slate For 2007-2008

5/17/2007 2:35pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
FOX today unveiled the primetime schedule for the 2007-2008 television season. Four new dramas, three new comedies and three unscripted series have joined the schedule.

The new dramas premiering this fall are K-Ville, starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser as police officers in post-Katrina New Orleans; and New Amsterdam, the first American television project from Oscar-nominated director/producer Lasse Hallstrm, featuring newcomer Nikolaj Coster Waldau as a New York City homicide detective unlike any other.

The new comedy slated for fall is Back To You, from executive producer...

Check Out FOX's May Sweeps Details

4/26/2007 9:39am EDT
American Idol
FOX races into May with gripping season finales, guest stars and television events, including NASCAR On FOX in primetime May 5 and May 12; the World Broadcast Premiere of The Day After Tomorrow May 17; the landmark 400th episode of The Simpsons May 20; the jaw-dropping, two-hour season finale of 24 May 21; and the three-hour, two-night season finale of American Idol, featuring the final performance show May 22 and the final live results show that's sure to captivate America May 23.

Here are the highlights, night by night, for this May on FOX:


Mondays this May, hearts w...

Miss America Helps 'America's Most Wanted' Catch Suspected Online Predators

4/25/2007 9:58am EDT
America’s Most Wanted
You’ve seen Miss America walking the runway, in her sophisticated evening gown or bathing suit. But you’ve never seen her like this: Hunkered down with America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh and a team of specially-trained cops, taking down accused predators who thought they were about to meet with a teenage girl, on a special edition of America’s Most Wanted airing Saturday, April 28 (9:00-10:00 ET/PT) on FOX.

Lauren Nelson of Oklahoma, Miss America 2007, has dedicated her reign to promoting Internet safety for kids. In Saturday’s AMW special edition, Nelson and Walsh take the fight to...

John Walsh Warns The Law Named For His Son Isn't Protecting Kids Like It's Supposed To

3/19/2007 11:49am EDT
John Walsh
John Walsh, the host of FOX's America's Most Wanted and a crusading advocate for America's children, is warning that a new law designed to protect our children from sexual predators isn't working the way it was intended to. Walsh was instrumental in persuading Congress to pass the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, named in honor of his son, who was abducted and murdered in 1981.

In an editorial published today on the America's Most Wanted website (, Walsh says that the law strengthening the National Sex Offender Registry and making it harder for predators to slip thro...

Fox Announces Spring Premieres

1/22/2007 10:36am EST
Til Death
New dramas "The Wedding Bells" and "Drive" and new comedy "The Winner" will join FOX's spring schedule, which also features new time periods for comedies 'Til Death and The War At Home and the drama Standoff.

The Wedding Bells, a romantic dramedy from executive producers David E. Kelley, Jason Katims and Jonathan Pontell, premieres in its regular time period Friday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. A special preview airs Wednesday, March 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) after American Idol.

The Wedding Bells centers on a family-owned wedding planning business dedicated to helping it...

Fox Announces Post-Baseball Lineup

10/6/2006 11:25am EDT
Emily Deschanel stars in Bones
When the World Series concludes and the November Sweep approaches, FOX offers a brand-new game and makes some lineup changes of its own. The network will unveil “The Rich List,” an exciting new quiz show where teams of strangers use knowledge and strategy to complete lists that can win them limitless amounts of money. “The Rich List” premieres Wednesday, Nov. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) following Bones.

In addition, two new FOX dramas will move to new nights after Baseball. Court will be in session on Mondays for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced legal drama “Justice” beginning Monday, Oct. ...

Fox Announces Fall Premiere Dates For The 2006-2007 Season

6/22/2006 11:35am EDT
Prison Break
FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. Six new primetime shows and a new late-night entry join returning favorites on the fall schedule. The premieres are listed below in chronological order. All times are ET/PT.

Monday, August 21

8:00-9:00 pm. Prison Break (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 pm. Vanished (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, August 30

8:00-9:00 pm Bones (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 pm Justice (Series Premiere)

Thursday, August 31

8:00-10:00 pm Duets (2-Hour Series Premiere)

Tuesday, September 5

8:00-9:00 pm Standoff (Serie...

Fox Releases 2006-07 Primetime Lineup

5/18/2006 10:17am EDT
Brad Garrett stars in
FOX today unveiled its primetime schedule for the 2006-07 season. Three new dramas and two new comedies will complement returning favorites on every night of the week this fall. The new dramas premiering this fall are Vanished, Standoff and Justice. The new comedies scheduled for fall debuts are the Brad Garrett comedy 'Til Death and Happy Hour.

FOX also has a new entry in the Saturday late-night arena, Talk Show With Spike Feresten, which debuts Saturday, Sept. 16, following "MADtv." In addition, Duets, a four-week unscripted series executive-produced by Simon Cowell, will air on Thur...