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Who Aced The 2010-11 TV Season? (Hint: It's Not NBC)

June 4th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
The Voice
The 2010-2011 TV season is officially over. The ratings are in. If there is one surprise, it’s that last year’s top five shows were all up in viewers this year. With hefty viewer erosion in recent years, that’s nothing short of a miracle.

Most other veteran shows, however, saw a drop-off in viewers. There are some exceptions, however, such as ‘Modern Family,’ which saw very healthy ratings in its second year, particularly in the 18-49 demo.

The stats didn’t change much from last year. CBS won the season in total viewers with 11.6 million. It’s the eighth time in nine years the netwo...
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TV Cancellations, Renewals And Shocks, Oh My!

May 14th, 2011 3:04pm EDT
The Event
They’re goin’ down like flies.

This week, FOX tear-gassed its on-the-bubble shows, and NBC and ABC have taken similar approaches. Either pilot season has produced some very promising material, or the networks are getting violent. Either way, there are a lot of casualties.

Let’s start with the good news: Among shows in trouble, NBC’s ‘Chuck’ has been renewed for one more season, but the caveat is that it’s just one more season, and a 13-episode one at that. Still, it’ll provide plenty of closure for fans. NBC’s ‘Parenthood’ was also granted another wish from the network’s genie, with i...
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Anatomy Of A TV Season: The Hits & Misses

April 15th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kathy Bates
It’s almost May Sweeps, and season finales will be upon us faster than the networks can cancel soaps. Let’s break it down, network by network, of what succeeded – and what flopped – this TV season.

NBC

Let’s start with the weakest network. After the ‘Jay Leno Show’ debacle last season, NBC is still scrambling to find original programming that will net decent ratings.

‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ has proved a disappointment, as evidenced by its massive overhaul and return to floundering ratings. The comedy ‘Outsourced’ is on the bubble, and shows such as ‘Chase’ and ‘Undercovers’ bombed ...
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Sarah Roemer Brings Back 70s Style Denim Fashions

January 20th, 2011 9:06pm EST
Sarah Roemer
The Event star Sarah Roemer models denim trends with a 70s flair in the February issue of SELF magazine.

"Everything about [the shoot] sounded right up my alley. I love jeans - I have so many pairs, it's ridiculous. I'm all about soft and comfy. And I recently learned how to play 'Me and Bobby McGee' (which she is actually photographed playing) on the guitar," she says.

Sarah's also a big fan of the comfortable clothes; adding, "They are all thing I would wear myself. It was neat to see that great style can also be relaxed."

See more of Sarah at SELF.com!
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Returning Mid-Season Shows: What's Worth Watching?

January 4th, 2011 12:00pm EST
The new 'American Idol'
We’ve already been over what new shows are premiering mid-season. There are lots of returning favorites as well, and some promise to be some of this year’s highest-rated programs. Others are sure to be stinkers. Here’s our guide to what’s returning, and what’s worth watching.

‘V’ – ABC, Jan. 4

Starring Elizabeth Mitchell (‘LOST’) as FBI agent Erica Evans and Morena Baccarin as the leader of the visitors, this season kicks off after a long hiatus. ABC calls it “a show we’d like to run as uninterrupted as possible.” Time will tell if the long wait has dented the show’s audience. Anyo...
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Fall TV: What's Surviving, What's Thriving, And What's Dying

November 11th, 2010 10:25am EST
Mike & Molly
We've reached a breaking point in the Fall TV season: almost everything that's still around will likely survive the season (key word: almost). It's becoming clearer which new shows are hits (hint: not many), and there are already several casualties. Let's run down the list.

The already renewed

CBS has picked up all five of their new shows: 'Hawaii Five-O,' 'Mike & Molly,' '@#$% My Dad Says,' 'Blue Bloods' and 'The Defenders.' Each show has performed admirably, but none can be called a runaway hit. CBS, though, has the least holes in its schedule and can be proud that viewership is up ...
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Lost Without 'Lost'? Try This...

October 14th, 2010 2:10pm EDT
Lost
Regardless of what you thought of the ‘Lost’ finale that aired last May, chances are you will miss the show come January. Then, you’ll realize during the doldrums of winter that your favorite show is not making a return from the usual eight-month hiatus. It is, in fact, over. Done. Finito.

There are ways to cope, however. There are potential new shows that may remedy your ‘Lost’ pains, and there are shows coming up that will sound promising to you. There are even a few old favorites you might find comforting.

What you can watch now:

-‘The Event’ on NBC. There’s no way you could ha...
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NBC Fall Season Preview: Spies, CIA Plots And Outsourcing

September 20th, 2010 11:45am EDT
NBC Fall Preview
NBC is likely getting tired of being referred to as "fourth place NBC." Last year's Jay Leno experiment was clearly a disaster and served as a boon for TBS, which won the Conan sweepstakes. This fall, NBC has fresher programming. With aging favorites and risky new underdogs, does the network have a shot at moving up the ratings ladder, even to third place? Time will tell. Stranger things have happened. Here's a look at what new shows could make the grade and what's in store for old favorites.

New shows

Chase
September 20 at 10 PM EST
In this gritty crime drama from (you guessed it)...
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New Fall Shows - What Should You Be Watching?

September 17th, 2010 10:15am EDT
Hawaii Five-O
The Fall season is officially upon us, and that means while the weather gets cooler, there's more and more reason to stay inside and watch your favorite shows. This has been a big season for new dramas, however, so here's a look at some of the most buzzed about hour-long dramas for the 2010-2011 season. You can look forward to superheroes, worldwide mysteries, con-men, and justice!

Hawaii Five-O
September 20th on CBS at 10 PM EST

Remakes of old favorites are usually a hit or a miss, and it's still too early to tell which one this is going to be. Based on the procedural drama that aired...
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Jason Ritter, Blair Underwood Hush-Hush About 'The Event'

September 16th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
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And one of the reasons is because lead Jason Ritter doesn't even know what "The Event" is.

"I've been in the dark," he joked, saying the producers haven't told him the earth-shattering occurrence. "I'm pretty terrible at keeping secrets, so it's actually a relief not to know what the event is."

"It's all about ramping up to the event," said co-star Blair Underwood, and says that the consequences and aftermath play a big role. "It's something that can potentially change the course of mankind as we know it."

"The Event," which begins airing next week on NBC, follows a video game develope...
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Survey Says 'Hawaii Five-O' Is Fall's Most Anticipated New Series

August 17th, 2010 3:09pm EDT
Hawaii Five O
As the summer sun begins to fade and fall becomes more and more of a reality, the one redeeming certainty remains the anticipated fall TV season that lies ahead.

To usher in America’s favorite shows, Comcast recently announced the findings of its second annual "TV Pulse Survey" that revealed America’s most-anticipated new and returning primetime series.

When asked about several of the new TV series that are creating the most buzz, consumers ranked the following shows in order of preference, including:

· Hawaii Five-O (40 percent)
· No Ordinary Family (23 percent)
· ...
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