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Interview: Shawn Ryan Shares Why 'Chicago Code' Is Unique

February 21st, 2011 4:22pm EST
The Chicago Code
If you haven't heard the name Shawn Ryan before, you're probably living under a rock. He's the driving force behind some of the best television in recent memory, whether it was The Shield or Terriers for FX, The Unit for CBS, or his stint as executive producer for FOX's Lie To Me during what I'd call its best season. Now he's brought us the best new show of the midseason, FOX's The Chicago Code. In advance of tonight's all-new episode, I sat down with Ryan to talk about what makes the series so good and what the chances are that one of my favorite actors might turn up if there's a seas...
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Now That I Think About It #1: 'Cold Case'

December 28th, 2010 6:21pm EST
coldcase2
Did you ever look back on something and realize your opinion of it has drastically changed? In the entertainment world, it's not uncommon. Sometimes we just don't have all the pieces; sometimes we get it wrong. In honor of those oversights and flubs, I want to introduce this column - a special series within "Rewind Recaps" dedicated to those shows I want to look back on, but can't retroactively revisit.

And now that I think about it, I really should have stopped referring to CBS' Cold Case (2003-2010) as "that show that aired before The Unit."

Don't ask me why it was never on my rada...
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New TV On DVD, Sept. 29

September 29th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Life On Mars
After a hit-and-run accident in modern-day New York City mysteriously transports police detective Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) back to 1973, Sam finds himself in the cultural hotbed of New York City in the tumultuous times in Life On Mars the complete series. Also on DVD: CSI: New York season 5, How I Met Your Mother season 4, Kings the complete series, and The Unit season 4.
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'The Unit' Season Four & Complete Series On DVD, Blu-ray Sept. 29; Win Them!

September 16th, 2009 8:18pm EDT
The Unit Season Four DVD, Complete Series Box Set Blu-ray
Covert Warriors. Unsung Heroes. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents all four adrenaline-fueled seasons of the Emmy-nominated hit series with "The Unit" Complete Giftset as a 19-disc DVD collection debuting September 29. "The Unit" Season Four will also be available the same day as a six-disc DVD and five-disc Blu-ray set. Starring Golden Globe-nominee Dennis Haysbert, Scott Foley and Robert Patrick, "The Unit" lifts the veil on a dangerous, top secret world of a covert Special Forces team, whose identities must remain highly classified as they span the globe, risking their li...
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Which Canceled TV Show Will You Miss The Most?

May 29th, 2009 2:26pm EDT
Canceled TV Shows 2009
Each year the networks cancel several TV shows, some to our delight and some

to our chagrin. Which shows do you think were prematurely given the boot?

Vote in the poll and leave your comment below!

Click for more photos, news, info & more:

According to Jim, Cupid, Eleventh Hour, Everybody Hates Chris, In The Motherhood, My Name Is Earl, Privileged, Reaper, Samantha Who?, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Unit, The Unusuals, Without a Trace
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CBS Announces Mid-Season Programming Plans

December 3rd, 2008 10:59am EST
Flashpoint
CBS announced mid-season schedule changes that include the return of the drama "Flashpoint," the premiere of the mystery event "Harper's Island," the debut of the new game show "Game Show In My Head" and the returns of the Network's reality hits Survivor and The Amazing Race.

"Flashpoint," last summer's top original scripted series, premieres Friday, Jan. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

"Flashpoint," starring Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Michael Cram, Sergio Di Zio, Ruth Marshall and Mark Taylor, depicts the emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled ...
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'The Unit' Season Three Arrives On DVD

October 15th, 2008 10:03pm EDT
The Unit
The Unit's top secret military world of conspiracy, danger and nail-biting suspense continues with compelling revelations about the team, their personal lives and the Unit's increasingly complex nature as "The Unit" Season Three arrives on DVD October 14th from Fox Home Entertainment. Golden Globe®-nominee Dennis Haysbert (24), Scott Foley (Felicity) and Robert Patrick (The X-Files) star in the Emmy®-nominated series as members of a covert Special Forces team operating outside the usual military chain of command, their identities highly classified as they risk their lives on dangerous missi...
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New TV On DVD, Oct. 14

October 14th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Back To You
Back To You the complete series is now on DVD. On the show, news anchors Chuck (Kelsey Grammer) and Kelly (Patricia Heaton) are forcibly teamed again, and neither is happy over the arrangement. Also on DVD: CSI season 8, How I Met Your Mother season 3, Nash Bridges season 1, The Partridge Family season 3, Rules of Engagement season 3, The Unit season 3.
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2008-09 TV Premiere Dates

August 20th, 2008 8:54am EDT
Heroes
Admit it. You can't wait to see if Meredith and Derek will finally make it work on "Grey's Anatomy." You're dying to know who the new baddie will be on "Heroes." And you wonder if Laurence Fishburne will be able to fill William Petersen's shoes on "CSI." Whatever your TV poison, you won't be waiting much longer. The new television season kicks off in September, and Starpulse is here to provide you with the premiere dates of new and returning shows so you won't miss a thing:

Monday, Sept. 1

Prison Break (8-10 p.m) FOX

Gossip Girl (8-9 p.m.) CW

One Tree Hill (9-10 p.m.) CW

T...
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'Prison Break' Season 3 Escapes On DVD Aug. 12; Win It!

July 22nd, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Prison Break
Most men would think breaking out of prison once is hard enough. However, escaped convict Michael Scofield finds himself wrongly incarcerated, this time in a Panamanian Prison where there are no rules, no wardens and no escape.

In Prison Break Season Three, breaking-out on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc (BD) August 12th from Fox Home Entertainment, Scolfield, morally-deprived T-Bag, former-guard Bellick and FBI Agent Malone, must not only fight to survive but also plan the most dangerous prison escape yet. Deemed "gripping, gut-wrenching" (Dallas Morning News) and "one of TV's guiltiest pleasu...
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Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

May 30th, 2008 8:17am EDT
Abraham Benrubi
1) Starpulse User jerrybear luv abe asks: "Is Abraham Benrubi gay? Is Abe dating anyone?"

Known for playing receptionist Jerry on "ER" and bar owner Ben in "Men In Trees," Abraham Benrubi told TVGuide.com in 2006 that his girlfriend Nicole didn't mind watching him kissing actresses on screen. In fact, she even made a "kissing box" with breath mints, dental floss and other extras for the cast. No word on whether the two are still a couple.

2) imdivot1 asks, "Is 'The Unit' being discontinued for good? What about 'Shark?'"

CBS show "The Unit" will be returning this fall on Sundays a...
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CBS Adds New Night Of Comedy, Not Much Else For 2008-09 Season

May 15th, 2008 10:59am EDT
New Adventures of Old Christine
Every year, the upfront presentations have a different theme. Ok, so that's not always the case, but it would be pretty cool if it was, right? This year, however, there definitely seems to be a theme emerging. NBC's presentation in April, which seemed to be heralding in an era of change, proved to be a red herring. As this week has shown us, the theme this year is not change. It is stability.

For CBS, leader in overall viewers for the past several seasons (although it is being challenged by Fox in that category this year), sticking with the status quo makes sense. Due to that fac...
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CBS Announces New 2008-09 Primetime Schedule

May 14th, 2008 10:12am EDT
How I Met Your Mother
CBS announced today its 2008-2009 Fall Primetime Lineup, featuring five new series - two comedies and three dramas - and the launch of a new comedy block on Wednesdays.

The new series include "Eleventh Hour," a dramatic thriller from producer Jerry Bruckheimer about a special advisor to the government who investigates scientific crises and oddities; "The Mentalist," starring Simon Baker as a former celebrity psychic-turned-detective who uses his gifted skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve crimes; "The Ex List," a sexy comedic drama about a 30-something woman...
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CBS's Dramas, Comedies & Reality Series Take Center Stage During November Sweeps

October 30th, 2007 9:11am EDT
CSI
CBS's hit series, including the first ever CSI/Without A Trace crossover, take center stage in November with compelling episodes of the network's dramas; romance and laughs from its hit comedies; and surprising twists and turns in Survivor: China and Kid Nation, as both reality series near their climactic finales. The month will also include the premiere of the 12th edition of The Amazing Race.

CBS's November sweep highlights: (Warning! Spoilers ahead.....)

Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: CHINA - The seventh castaway is voted the island.

Thursday, Nov. 1 (9:...
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New TV On DVD, Sept. 25

September 25th, 2007 8:00am EDT
My Name Is Earl
In My Name Is Earl's second seaon, there's an episode incorporating clay animation, an homage to "Cops," a two-parter set in Latin America, and a Tarantino-style whodunit. Also on DVD: season one of The Unit, season three of Numb3rs, season five of Grounded For Life, season nine of The King Of Queens, and What About Brian the complete series.
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Fall TV Premiere Dates

August 24th, 2007 11:01am EDT
House
Even though summer TV was unusually entertaining this year with shows such as Dancing With The Stars, The Closer and Damages, viewers everywhere are gearing up for the new season. See the following list to find out when your favorite returning and new series makes their fall debuts:

Sunday, Sept. 9

9 pm Tell Me You Love Me (series premiere) (HBO)

10 pm Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

8 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Thursday, Sept. 13

10 pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)

Friday, Sept. 14

9 pm Nashville (series premiere) (FOX)

Monday, Sept....
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CBS Announces 2007-2008 Premiere Dates

July 18th, 2007 2:08pm EDT
CSI: Miami
CBS today announced plans for the premieres of its new and returning series which includes the early debut of its freshman reality series "Kid Nation," as well as "Survivor: China" and most of its Sunday lineup during the week of Sept. 17. The Network will launch the remainder of its schedule beginning Monday, Sept. 24, the official start of the 2007-2008 season.

CBS's new reality series "Kid Nation" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) followed the next night with the debut of "Survivor: China," Thursday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Premiering on Sunday, Sept....
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CBS Picks Up 3 Dramas, 1 Comedy For 2007-08; Drops 'Jericho', 'The Class'

May 16th, 2007 10:41am EDT
Jimmy Smits stars in Cane
CBS announced today its 2007-2008 fall primetime lineup, featuring five new series - one comedy, three dramas and one reality program. These freshman series will join 17 returning programs on the current CBS lineup.

The five new series feature bold and creative concepts, including "Viva Laughlin," where drama is accented by iconic music; "Cane," starring Jimmy Smits as the head of a powerful South Florida Cuban-American family; "Moonlight," a romantic thriller with a new twist on the vampire legend; "The Big Bang Theory," a comedy about genius geeks from "Two and A Half Men" co-creator...
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CBS Record Label Re-Launches With P.J. Olsson EP

May 2nd, 2007 6:00pm EDT
P.J. Olsson
P.J. Olsson is a former Sony recording artist who is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be part of the new vision of CBS Records. The forward thinking label is pioneering the dawning of something new in the music world-- marketing songs through their network shows.

The label is currently building awareness of its artists through the featuring of their music during the net's prime time line-up and directs viewers to iTunes and the official website of CBS Records to purchase individual songs as opposed to entire albums.

P.J. Olsson's brand new EP "The Ironwood Sessions" hit...
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CBS Announces Dates & Plot Lines For Season Finales (Spoiler Alert!)

April 2nd, 2007 2:40pm EDT
The King of Queens
CBS in May will feature the unpredictable finales of the Network's hit series along with a royal farewell to The King of Queens when the comedy ends its nine-year, 200-plus episode run with a special one-hour finale.

Also in May, the winner of Survivor Fiji will be crowned in a special two-hour broadcast, and the final three teams dash to the finish line and the $1 million prize in The Amazing Race: All Stars.

The following are CBS's May sweeps season finales:

Thursday, May 3

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

Shark -- Still reeling from the acquittal of serial killer Wayne Ca...
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Tonight's TV Highlights: 'Smith,' 'Boston Legal,' 'NCIS,' & More

September 19th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Amy Smart stars in Smith
Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen, Simon Baker, Amy Smart, Johnny Lee Miller, Franky G and Chris Bauer star in the new drama series Smith, premiering tonight (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Smith delves into the world of high stakes robberies, where Bobby Stevens (Liotta) finds himself leading a double life as the leader of a band of thieves who pull off intricate and ingenious jobs and then goes back to being the typical nine-to-five, suburban family man.

Leading this close-knit crew of career criminals is Bobby Stevens (Liotta), who appears to be a regular family man with a nine-to-five...
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New TV on DVD, Sept. 19

September 19th, 2006 8:00am EDT
My Name Is Earl
Check out season one of My Name Is Earl on DVD. Jason Lee stars as Earl, a down-on-his-luck guy who wins a small lottery and decides to change his attitude and right all the wrongs in his life. Also out this week: season one of The Unit, season six of Gilmore Girls and The King Of Queens, and season seven of Everybody Loves Raymond.
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CBS Adds More Shows To Its Free Broadband Channel

August 24th, 2006 1:56pm EDT
The New Adventures of Old Christine
To gain additional exposure for some key freshman and sophomore series during the important fall launch period, CBS announced plans to stream episodes of several of its primetime shows free of charge on CBS's broadband channel innertube.

Starting in September, the series being offered on innertube include: from Twentieth Century Fox Television, the freshman series “Shark,” as well as the sophomore series How I Met Your Mother and The Unit; and from Warner Bros. Television, the freshman series “The Class” and “Smith,” as well as the sophomore series The New Adventures Of Old Christine, ...
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CBS To Rebroadcast Last May's Cliffhanger Finales

August 22nd, 2006 3:27pm EDT
CSI: New York
As the new season approaches, CBS will afford viewers the opportunity to catch up on how their favorite series ended last season when it presents a week of encore presentations of last May's cliffhanger finales, beginning Monday, Sept. 11.

With the exception of The Unit, which will have its finale rebroadcast on Friday, Aug. 25, CBS will encore all the other cliffhangers during the week prior to the start of the 2006-2007 season which launches on Monday, Sept. 18.

The week will include the cliffhanger finales of How I Met Your Mother, Two And A Half Men, CSI: Miami, NCIS, Crimin...
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Complete List of Fall 2006 Television Premiere Dates

August 2nd, 2006 2:34pm EDT
Prison Break
The TV season launches early this year when FOX kicks off season two of Prison Break in the tail end of August. The network is digging its heels in early with several August premieres, including Bones, House and a handful of new series. ABC, CBS, NBC and the new CW get in the game by mid-September.

A complete list of premiere dates follows:

Monday, Aug. 21

8 pm Prison Break (Fox)

9 pm Vanished (Fox)

Wednesday, Aug. 30

8 pm Bones (Fox)

9 pm Justice (Fox)

Tuesday, Sept. 5

8 pm Standoff (Fox)

9 pm House (Fox)

Thursday, Sept. 7

8 pm 'Til Death (Fox)

8:3...
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CBS Announces 2006-07 Premiere Dates

August 2nd, 2006 12:31pm EDT
Two And A Half Men
CBS just announced plans for a powerfully packaged premiere week, featuring new season launches for 20 of its 22 primetime series during the week of Sept. 18. The network will jump start the season with early premieres of its award-winning reality series Survivor: Cook Islands and The Amazing Race 10.

CBS's 2006-2007 Premiere Dates

Thursday, Sept. 14

8:00-9:00 PM Survivor: Cook Islands (Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 17

8:30-10:00 PM The Amazing Race 10 (Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 18

8:00-8:30 PM The Class (Series Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM How I Met Your Mother (2nd Season...
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