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The End: More Satisfying Conclusions To Canceled Favorites

July 10th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Moonlight
Every year you wait with bated breath to see the new television show line up. You eagerly scan the list. "Hey, wait a minute. My show is not on the list," you may think with a sense of panic. Then, as the cloud of evil forebodings rises in your mind, you go online to see if you can get other information. Sure enough, they have CANCELED your show. The Television-Programming-Powers-That-Be have snatched your show off the line up without warning, apology, and even worse, NO CONCLUSION TO LONG-RUNNING STORY LINES!

That's just wrong. That's a slap in the face to the faithful. It makes you n...
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Fox 2008-09 Schedule Is Solid, Surprisingly Straightforward

May 16th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Eliza Dushku stars in Dollhouse
Usually this is the time of year when people are left scratching their heads, futilely trying to comprehend the four or five schedules that Fox has just unveiled for the upcoming season. This year, however, the folks at Fox have left the confusion of a year-round schedule to NBC, instead choosing to go with a much more conventional (and less headache inducing) Fall/Spring plan.

Fox has been doing fairly well recently, and it is safe to say that "American Idol" is no longer the only show keeping the network afloat (although it doesn't hurt, declining ratings and all). Therefore, it is...
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What's The Best Show On TV Right Now? Starpulse Writers Weigh In

April 21st, 2008 8:33am EDT
Best TV Show?
What makes a TV show great? Is it the number of viewers or awards it has received? Not necessarily. In its last season, less than 3 million people tuned in to an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but it is unarguably one of the best sci-fi/fantasy shows of all time. In seven seasons, the show won just one Emmy - in 1998 for outstanding makeup. Guess what other fan favorite won just one Emmy (also for outstanding makeup)? Gilmore Girls.

Despite both series' original and witty screenwriting, they never received the props they deserved. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lauren Graham bo...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

April 14th, 2008 8:56am EDT
Bones
Monday, April 14

Bones (FOX, 8 p.m.) - First, they're dared to kiss. Now, Booth and Brennan are forced on a double date with therapist Dr. Sweets and his girlfriend. Their awkwardness is our joy.

New Amsterdam (FOX, 9 p.m.) - John Amsterdam signs off in tonight's season finale, which explores his past as a grifter in the '20s.

One Tree Hill (The CW, 9 p.m.) - Brooke wants to adopt a kid. Seriously?

Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:32 p.m.) - Andrea's secretly crushing on the boss, the fantastically named Winston Funk (Timothy Olyphant), but he's got his eye on Samantha.

Medium...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 24th, 2008 8:53am EDT
Britney Spears
Monday, March 24

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - ABC Family's sleeper hit from last summer is back for a new season of college hijinks.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Britney Spears and Scrubs' Sarah Chalke guest star. Anybody who needs a conservator shouldn't be appearing on a sitcom, but we're rooting for you, Brit. It can't get any worse, right?

New Amsterdam (FOX, 9 p.m.) - John flashes back to the 1960s when he was a crazy alcoholic.

The Hills (MTV, 10 p.m.) - Oh, don't pretend like you don't watch it.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Anjelica Huston's mysterio...
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Fantasy TV Crossovers

March 17th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris on How I Met Your Mother
Our fantasy TV crossovers are just that - fantasies. So why not put Neil Patrick Harris on Scrubs? Or pair two immortals together? The odds of these things happening are, well, probably a million to one. Nonetheless, we can't help but wish and hope.

How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs

With all the hoopla surrounding Britney Spears' appearance on "How I Met Your Mother," Alicia Silverstone, who was rumored to be playing the doctor to whom Spears is a receptionist, decided to postpone her appearance on the show. Instead, "Scrubs'" Sarah Chalke stepped into the role of the dermatologist r...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 10th, 2008 9:04am EDT
Julianna Margulies
Monday, March 10

Canterbury's Law (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Julianna Margulies (ER), she of the perfectly sculpted eyebrows and keeper of Doug Ross' heart, stars as a hard-edged lawyer in this show from producer Denis Leary.

New Amsterdam (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Okay, this is the immortal detective's regular timeslot. Thanks for making it as confusing as possible, FOX.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Don't you hate it when your in-laws show up? At least they're not showing up as visions from the beyond like Allison's mother-in-law (Kathy Baker).

High School Confidential (WE, 10 p.m.) - Filmmaker ...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 3rd, 2008 8:52am EST
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Monday, March 3

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 8 p.m.) - It feel like only yesterday that the series premiered, but hopefully tonight's two-hour finale won't be the series finale. The show is a keeper for supporting players Summer Glau and Brian Austin Green (who would have thunk it?) alone.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Gregory Itzin is downgraded from playing 24's president in this guest spot as a senator.

My Name Is Earl (TBS, 10 p.m.) - The NBC sitcom makes its syndication debut with an encore of its karmic pilot, complete with wise words of wisdom from Carson D...
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FOX Announces Series Return Dates

February 19th, 2008 2:54pm EST
House
FOX has ordered many of its current series back to production and has announced airdates for spring 2008. Among the series slated to return are Bones, Back To You, 'Til Death and House. 24 will also return to conclude production on its seventh season, but the Emmy-winning series starring Kiefer Sutherland will not premiere until January 2009, allowing the drama to once again run 24 episodes consecutively.

FOX’s animated series, including American Dad, Family Guy and The Simpsons, are also returning to production on future episodes. The following highlights the spring schedule:

S...
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Fox Announces Revised Lineup For 2007-08 Season

November 8th, 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. ...
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FOX Announces Revised Fall Lineup

August 3rd, 2007 1:13pm EDT
Bones
FOX today announced changes to its fall lineup on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Bones moves to Tuesdays at 8:00 PM as of Sept. 25; "Kitchen Nightmares" shifts to Wednesdays at 9:00 PM, starting Sept. 19; and "Don't Forget The Lyrics!" hums along on Thursdays at 9:00 PM, beginning Sept. 6.

Season three of "Bones," the darkly amusing procedural centering on a brilliant forensic anthropologist who teams with a dashing FBI agent to solve crimes, premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. New unscripted series "Kitchen Nightmares," in which fiery master chef Gordon R...
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