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TV Ratings: 'American Idol' Reclaims Top Spot

March 6th, 2012 8:56pm EST
American Idol
It’s like watching Wimbledon. In a back and forth match, ‘American Idol’ gained last week to take three of the top four spots, outpacing ‘The Voice,’ albeit by a small margin. The top ‘Idol’ garnered 18.5 million sets of eyeballs, while ‘The Voice’ had to settle for 14.9 million. The tables may be turned next week, however. Stay tuned.

FOX could also be pleased with the performance of Nascar Daytona 500, with two placements in the Top 10. NBC had only ‘The Voice’ to sing about, while ABC saw its fortunes turn with ‘Modern Family’ in 11th place and the return of ‘Once Upon a Time’ on Sunday...
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'Terra Nova' Axed

March 6th, 2012 7:59am EST
Terra Nova
Steven Spielberg's big budget dinosaur drama Terra Nova has been axed after just one season.

The show debuted on Fox network last year and the twice-delayed two-hour premiere was rumored to have cost between $10 million and $20 million.

However, bosses at Fox have now decided not to screen a potential second season following the show's finale in December, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The website reports the studio behind the show, 20th Century Fox, will attempt to bring the series back to life by offering it to other networks.
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TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition

January 7th, 2012 2:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition
Yesterday we brought you TV's sexiest female stars 2012 edition and to follow suit and not disappoint the ladies - here's our list of the sexiest males on TV.

Some of these Hollywood hunks star on your favorite shows, and a few others are making fresh starts in some of the new midseason replacement series' that have been debuting.

Check them all out and don't forget to leave us a comment below to let us know who we left off our list and who's on your list!

Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars

Christian Kane, Leverage

Shane West, Nikita

Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds

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'Terra Nova' Recap: Season Finale

December 20th, 2011 2:20pm EST
'Terra Nova' Recap: Season Finale
The war between ‘Terra Nova’ and the future exploded (literally) in the two hour season finale where one reoccurring character even died!

Taylor and his team anticipate the arrival of the 11th pilgrimage. At the portal innocent pilgrims look shocked as they are welcomed by a suspicious army. Jim goes to greet the emerged Kara when a suicide bomber pops through the portal and unleashes an explosion, destroying the portal and knocking Jim out. The violent battle between Lucas’ employers and Taylor’s army is spared for our eyesight and instead we see the aftermath of the fight three days late...
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‘Terra Nova’ Recap: Within

December 16th, 2011 7:40am EST
The Sixer Spy has one last mission!
The arrival of the 11th pilgrimage is just around the corner so Jim has to discover who the Sixer Spy is before Lucas solves his equation.

Jim is questioning all the women who had access to the hospital and when it becomes Skye’s turn, instead of lying that she was home alone, she insists that Josh was at her house and they were playing chess. Skye pleads with Josh to lie for her, claiming that she was stealing copper tubing at the time of the infirmary break in, and Josh agrees to help her out. The betrayer sneaks under the gate and rushes to the Sixer camp, giving them information in exc...
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'Terra Nova' Recap: Now You See Me

November 29th, 2011 4:38pm EST
Terra Nova
Jim dresses up in cargo pants as he becomes Commander for the day whilst Taylor visits his son’s equations.

It is almost three years since the day Skye’s parents were murdered by the Slasher’s. Before Taylor leaves, he agrees to take Skye to the memorial field when he returns. New rules are set into action in order to find the Sixer spy. Every time a civilian wants to go OTG they have to first inform a security official. With Commander Taylor away, Jim is quickly on the lookout and Reynolds spots the spy’s location when flashes of light from outside camp are detected also inside a house.

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'Terra Nova' Recap: Vs

November 23rd, 2011 9:37am EST
Taylor has some skeletons in his closet!
It’s the anniversary of the day Commander Nathaniel first jumped through the portal, but could our hero be hiding a deep dark secret?

Nathaniel believes Boylan could be the Sixer’s inside man so he interrogates him, with no such luck. Josh is worried about Boylan, explaining to Jim that even though he does business with Mira and co, he is not working for them. Jim agrees to go and check up on Boylan.

Jim arrives to find Boylan out of his mind, Taylor has drugged his food. He deliriously tells Jim, thinking it is Taylor, that he will tell the truth about what is buried at the Pilgrim tree ...
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'Terra Nova' Recap: Bylaw

November 2nd, 2011 10:09am EDT
There's been a murder in 'Terra Nova.'
Forget dinos suited up in zombie gear, this week's episode is all about Detective Jim Holmes uncovering the first ever murder mystery in 'Terra Nova.'

Ken Foster, one of Terra's soldiers, is killed gruesomely by a vicious Nycoraptor at a Communications Relay Station. However, this is not the usual doings of a dino as when Jim investigates the crime scene he discovers claw marks indented into the door, suggesting the Nycoraptor had been trapped in the station, waiting to pounce his way out. Wanting to uncover more, Jim asks Liz to examine Foster's body and her findings show that strangely t...
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Fall TV: The So-So, The Bad And The Ugly

October 28th, 2011 11:00am EDT
The X Factor
Thanksgiving is a few short weeks away, and before you slice into those turkeys, let’s take a look back at the new TV shows that are thriving and those that don’t have a Thanksgiving prayer. We’ll break it down by category.

Modest Hits

(We would have had a full-on “Hits” category, but there are certainly no runaways so far.) FOX’s ‘New Girl’ can be deemed a first-season success. The Zooey Deschanel comedy was the first fall series to earn a full season pickup, and for good reason: Its ratings are better than lead-in ‘Glee’ and it’s frequently tops on Tuesdays in 18-49. To date it’s ave...
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'Terra Nova' Recap: The Runaway

October 20th, 2011 7:46am EDT
Terra Nova
At night, the security team spot what appears to be a Sixer out in the perimeter so they go and investigate. It turns out to be a terrified young girl, a la, the runaway.

The little girl, threatened by getting a jag, goes AWOL and hides under the table at the infirmary. Of course it’s Liz who comes to the rescue and forces everyone out of the facility. She’s able to lure her out and Liz discovers that the girl’s parents are dead and that she is a part of the Sixer team. Taylor brings the runaway food and she confesses he is named a “bad man” at the Sixer clan and she left because she wasn’...
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'Terra Nova' Recap: 'What Remains'

October 12th, 2011 10:50am EDT
The Shannon's family
A scientist chases a green beetle like insect out of his laboratory at Outpost 3 into the wild jungle. Confused and overwhelmed by what he sees he falls into the hands of a waiting dinosaur.

Jim is angry that Malcolm has been given his own rover, and he believes since he is the only police guy in Terra, he deserves one too. Boys and their toys! Liz is going with Taylor to check out Outpost 3 as their calls to the laboratory have not been responded. She asks Jim to pick up her wedding ring which she has left in her laboratory. Commander Nathaniel, Liz and a soldier named Brady find two scie...
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'Terra Nova' Recap: Instinct

October 5th, 2011 10:10am EDT
The Shannon family fly into another dino adventure!
After a stunning, jam-packed two episode pilot of ‘Terra Nova’ it seemed impossible for the series to continue drilling out chaotic, intriguing episodes. However, despite being filled with too many cliques to list, Instinct was still extremely enjoyable and it’s clear the Shannon family will be forced into nonstop gruelling adventure every week.

The beginning was very dark with us witnessing three Terra Nova campers in the jungle being murdered by God only knows what: a dinosaur, presumably. Taylor and his security team go out to investigate, believing Sixer’s to be up to mischief, and Jim...
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'Terra Nova' Recap: Genesis

September 28th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Terra Nova
It came to no surpirse that Steven Spielberg's latest venture would be under huge pressure. The premiere of Jurassic Park meets Lost has aired and it's now time to decide: did 'Terra Nova' concour all high expectations?

The two hour debut wasn’t slow in pulling us straight into the action as we flied to the year 2149 where the human race is threatened by extinction. The only way in surviving this horrible fate is to travel to Terra Nova. That seems easy enough, until you throw in the fact that this place is 85 million years behind in prehistoric Earth.

Loving husband, Jim (Jason O’Mara),...
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TV Spotlight: Check Out 'Terra Nova' Tonight

September 26th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Terra Nova
One of the season's most anticipated series debuts tonight on FOX. The Steven Spielberg-helmed project "Terra Nova" was scheduled to air a preview in May, but production delays moved up the launch date.

Jim Shannon (Jason O'Mara) and his family escape the overpopulation of Earth by traveling through a crack in the space-time continuum. They wind up on pre-historic Earth.

Stephen Lang and Shelley Conn also star. "Terra Nova" airs tonight with a special two-hour premiere at 8/7 central on FOX. Will you tune in?
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'Up All Night' Recap: Pilot

September 15th, 2011 9:17am EDT
Ah, the fall TV season is upon us. If you're anything like me, you're rejoicing at the return of current favorites and contemplating whether you have room in your already embarrassingly jam-packed viewing schedule for one or more new series. These decisions are never easy for me because I don't believe in one-night stands. If I decide to give a new show a shot, I'm fully aware that the first date will probably be average at best, and that it may take a few weeks to really get into a groove. There's a certain level of commitment there. And I always worry that I'm going to commit to the wrong...
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Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

September 6th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Two and a Half Men
Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...
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New Fall TV Series: Our Top 10 Picks

August 24th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Pan Am
Every fall TV season has its share of surprise successes and bumbling disappointments. For every buzzed-about newbie (‘Desperate Housewives’) that turns into a hit, there’s an ‘Eastwick’ or ‘Running Wilde.’

But that’s part of the fun, right? Sometimes, you’ve got to take a chance on a show that could be the year’s new hit and Emmy winner.

There are a lot of prospects for this Fall, and some are more promising than others. Here, though, are the Top 10 we’re most looking forward to – keeping in mind we haven’t seen these ahead of time. These are in no particular order.

-‘Pam Am’ – ABC
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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: 'Allen Gregory,' 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter,' 'Terra Nova,' The Emmys

August 8th, 2011 11:20am EDT
Terra Nova
Following our earlier peeks at New Girl and The X Factor, it's time to talk about two new FOX comedies and one show we've been hearing about for what seems like forever. FOX's TCA (Television Critics Association) presentation continued with looks at Allen Gregory, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Terra Nova, and the network's upcoming presentation of the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Allen Gregory

It was a case of deja vu: once again, FOX used a themed lunch to show us a new Sunday animated comedy. Last year, it was Bob's Burgers. This year, it was Allen Gregory. It's always struck me as a bit stra...
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FOX Announces New And Returning Shows, 2011-12

May 16th, 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:

MONDAY

8 p.m. Terra Nova (new)

9 p.m. House

TUESDAY

8 p.m. Glee

9 p.m. New Girl (new)

9:30 p.m. Raising Hope

WEDNESDAY

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

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Fox Cancels 'Terra Nova' Preview, Pushes Premiere to Fall

March 12th, 2011 7:52am EST
Fox has pushed the premiere of its new Steven Spielberg-produced series, Terra Nova, to fall.

The network announced Friday that it was scrapping plans to air the first episode on May 23, originally intended to be a preview of the drama set in pre-historic times. Fox President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly said the network needs more time to...

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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: FOX - 'Chicago Code,' 'American Idol,' 'Terra Nova,' & More

January 12th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Chicago Code
FOX had its Television Critics Association presentation Tuesday, and from my front-row (literally) seat, I confirmed what I felt has been the case for awhile: while the network has consistently strong dramas, it still needs to find some reliable comedies - at least when it comes to ones that aren't animated.

Here's how the day played out:

The Chicago Code

The highlight of my day was easily the presentation for Shawn Ryan's new drama, The Chicago Code (premiering February 7). Given Ryan's pedigree as the creator of The Shield, The Unit and the recently axed Terriers, the buzz - and the ex...
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