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    ETonline.com: ABC Gets 'Grey'-er!

    ABC gives the green light to 14 of its hit series for the 2007-2008 season.
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    Fans of "Grey's Anatomy," "Ugly Betty" and "Brothers & Sisters" are guaranteed another season of their favorite shows, because ABC announced early pickups today of 14 series. Also on the list are "Men in Trees," "The Bachelor," "Boston Legal," "Dancing with the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Lost."

    ABC Entertainment President STEPHEN McPHERSON made the announcement at the March Development Meeting in Los Angeles. These series join previously announced "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Supernanny" and "Wife Swap," which have also been renewed for the 2007-08 season.

    "We have had a strong year, with two of the season's breakout hits, 'Ugly Betty' and 'Brothers & Sisters,' and the solid performance of 'Men in Trees,'" said McPherson. "We are pleased that viewers have invested in these new favorites along with our other returning series. These shows provide us with a substantial foundation to make 07-08 our best schedule yet."

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    That's exciting! Although I can't say that I'm really surprised by any of the renewals, there seems to be a strong divide this year: either it's a widly popular show, or no one knows what you're talking about.
    ...And the strange boy continued to weave in and out of her life, leaving her with a sense of wonder and amazment, but also, a feeling of loss, knowing that life might never be the same again.

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    I am disappointed that there's no decision on What About Brian. Happy about Brothers & Sisters though!

    Now I have my fingers crossed for Studio 60, but I think I'll need to do more than cross my fingers........

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    Mid-season Madness: Where Will It End? - Roush Dispatch | TVGuide.com

    Mid-season Madness: Where Will It End?

    You could get whiplash trying to keep track of shows’ comings and goings during a network mid-season as chaotic and badly managed as this one is turning out to be. Some thoughts about the latest news, much of which surfaced in the trades and some of which has yet to be confirmed by the networks:

    First, the no-brainer: 7th Heaven is officially being laid to rest. Again. The family-friendly drama, which was brought back from cancellation a year ago when the new CW decided it needed to launch with as many familiar franchises as possible, is now gearing up to say goodbye to the Camdens once more, when the 11th season wraps May 13. This was hardly unexpected. The show went decidedly under the radar when the CW moved it from Mondays to Sundays, where it was stranded amid a sea of repeats and second-runs of shows like America’s Next Top Model. It was time to go a year ago. This is just sad.

    Now on to this spring’s roster of mid-season losers. Hope you didn’t get too attached to NBC’s painful mob mess The Black Donnellys or Fox’s romantic-comedy train wreck The Wedding Bells, because both are toast. Though it’s a little fuzzy how many more episodes will air of either, Bells will likely host its last ceremony this Friday. The Black Donnellys may stay in place through April 16, but after that, nada. On April 23, the night Heroes finally returns with new episodes, the 10 pm/ET time slot will be filled by The Real Wedding Crashers, a reality-prank series from the folks who brought you Punk’d. Way to waste a powerful lead-in, by the way. Couldn’t NBC have used the return of Heroes to try to bolster a show like Medium, which has been wasted on Wednesdays this season and deserves a chance to return to its original night? (It’s rather apparent by now that NBC is keeping Studio 60 off the air until summer, if then, so its return to Mondays wasn’t even an option.) What a mess.

    Speaking of messes, nothing quite matches ABC’s scheduling. There’s yet another wrinkle in the ongoing saga of Thursdays at 10, that hotly contested time period following Grey’s Anatomy. Last time I weighed in on this, we had just learned that the pregnancy sitcom Notes from the Underbelly would be airing back-to-back episodes in the post-Grey’s time slot for several weeks. Not so fast. Now, after a one-night two-episode tryout on April 12, Underbelly will move to Wednesdays at 8:30, following According to Jim. Got that? No? I don’t blame you. The vomitous October Road will now air the final two episodes of its six-week tryout on April 19 and 26. Does this mean Men in Trees, the odd (and best) show out in all of this foolishness, will get to return to the Thursday slot in May? No word yet that I’ve seen, but if I see an update, I’ll be sure to post one. After all, I still feel like a fool for having celebrated the fact, a mere week ago, that ABC had scheduled Men in Trees’ return for April, before all of this other nonsense intervened.

    Oh, and Six Degrees? Six feet under, again, after just two episodes on Fridays, where it was being burned off and thoroughly ignored by the public at large. (Look for Wife Swap repeats in its place. Or better yet, don’t.)

    Stay tuned for more mid-season fun, because we’re only three days into April. Who knows what's lurking around the corner?

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    Re: Fall 2007-08 Season

    NBC Says Welcome to the ( Lipstick ) Jungle - Today's News: My Take | TVGuide.com

    The upfronts are coming, the upfronts are coming...! NBC has ordered Lipstick Jungle, an hourlong drama based on the novel by Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City), sources tell TVGuide.com. At one time considered for the fall 2006 schedule and then featuring Gina Gershon among its ensemble, the serial now stars Brooke Shields (as a movie-studio exec), 24's Kim Raver (as the editor in chief of a pop-culture mag) and Lindsay Price (as a fashion mogul). Love Monkey's Chris Wiehl (playing Brooke's hubby), Julian Sands, David Alan Basche and David Norona round out the cast.

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    Re: Fall 2007-08 Season

    This week is a Tv lovers dream come true!! Upfronts are pretty exciting and interesting times. Fingers crossed that all my favourite shows make the cut.

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    'Cavemen,' 'Cashmere Mafia' among ABC series orders - Hollywood Reporter

    ABC went ape over "Cavemen," handing out a series order to the comedy pilot about cavemen in 2007 Atlanta.

    A total of 10 pilots -- seven dramas and three comedies -- received series orders from ABC on Friday.

    On the drama side getting the go-ahead are two projects from Greg Berlanti -- "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Eli Stone" -- as well as the "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff "Private Practice," "Cashmere Mafia," "Pushing Daisies," "Women's Murder Club," "Big Shots" (formerly untitled Jon Feldman project).

    On the comedy side, "Cavemen," which is based on the characters from the series of Geico commercials, is joined by "Sam I Am," starring Christina Applegate as a woman with amnesia, and male buddy comedy "Carpoolers."

    Additionally, ABC is bringing back two midseason entries -- drama "October Road" and comedy "Notes from the Underbelly" with 13-episode orders.

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    Re: Fall 2007-08 Season

    First Look: Hottest Fall TV Blog | TVGuide.com

    NBC Announces Their Fall Schedule

    NBC's 2007-08 lineup features the new dramas Journeyman (Mondays, 10 pm/ET), a romantic-mystery from the Emmy Award-winning producers of The West Wing, concerning a San Francisco newspaper reporter (Kevin McKidd, Rome) who inexplicably begins to travel through time and alter people's lives; and "Chuck" (Tuesdays, 9 pm/ET), a comedic spy thriller about an unassuming computer geek who is unexpectedly catapulted into a new career as a government agent after spy secrets are mysteriously embedded into his brain.

    Also new this fall is the drama Bionic Woman (Wednesdays, 9 pm/ET), a re-imagination of the classic from David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) and Jason Smilovic (Kidnapped). Bionic Woman stars Michelle Ryan (EastEnders) as a young woman whose life is radically altered and empowered after a car crash. Additionally, Life (Wednesdays, 10 pm/ET) features a complex police detective (Damian Lewis, Band of Brothers) who's given a second chance on the force after serving years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

    The latest new comedy from NBC is The IT Crowd, based on the acclaimed British series that takes a behind-the-scenes peek at the misunderstood techies (Joel McHale, The Soup, and Richard Ayoade, The IT Crowd (U.K. version) who toil in the Information Technology department of a large, impersonal corporation. The IT Crowd is scheduled to join the NBC schedule during the course of the 2007-08 season.

    In addition:

    NBC "bulks up" with 30 combined episodes of Heroes and Heroes: Origins, an innovative new spin-off that each week will introduce a new character — one of whom will be chosen by viewers through the Heroes website on NBC.com to become a cast regular the following season.

    The network has ordered 30 half-hours of the hit series The Office, including five hour-long episodes, and also has increased the season order for "My Name Is Earl" to 25 episodes.

    • Jerry Seinfeld, star of the classic NBC mega-hit Seinfeld, returns to the network to create and star in 20 unique live-action comedy "minisodes" inspired by his experiences creating the upcoming DreamWorks animated feature film Bee Movie, in theaters November 2, 2007. NBC Universal will also have the exclusive U.S. broadcast and cable network rights to the film, which features Seinfeld as the voice of Barry B. Benson, a disillusioned bee. Produced by Seinfeld and DreamWorks, the 20 comedy shorts will give viewers a glimpse at Seinfeld's behind-the-scenes antics during production of the movie. The "minisodes" will run on NBC's primetime schedule this Fall, as well as on NBC.com, on designated days before and after the release of the film.

    • Series renewals include the Peabody Award-winning drama Friday Night Lights, now shifting to Friday nights (10 pm/ET); Scrubs, also a Peabody winner, for a seventh season; and the venerable, Emmy-winning Law & Order, for its historic 18th season.

    • NBC's acclaimed Thursday "Comedy Night Done Right" lineup will next year lead off with My Name is Earl at 8 pm/ET, which will be followed by 30 Rock at 8:30 pm, the Peabody Award-winning The Office at 9 pm and Scrubs at 9:30.

    • New NBC series Bionic Woman and Life will be re-purposed on SCI FI Channel and USA Network, respectively, shortly after their original telecasts on NBC.

    • NBC will kick-start the weekend on Fridays (8 pm/ET) with "Game Night," a rotation of game shows that features 1 vs 100 (hosted by Bob Saget) for eight weeks, followed by six weeks of the new variety competition series The Singing Bee in the fall. The program is a competition that challenges contestants to accurately sing the lyrics to popular songs — even when the band stops playing.

    Later in the fall, NBC plans to introduce the unscripted series, World Moves, a talent competition program from executive producer Randy Jackson (American Idol) that features dance teams from around the world auditioning for their shot to come to Los Angeles and compete for a global championship and an international touring contract.

    After Sunday Night Football concludes its season in January 2008, the network will unveil a new regular line-up. After the return of Dateline NBC (7 pm/ET) will be the 18th season premiere of Law & Order (8 pm/ET), followed by the fourth season debut of Medium (9 pm/ET) and the premiere of the sexy new dramedy Lipstick Jungle (10 pm/ET).


    NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2007-08

    *New programs in CAPS (with the exception of "ER")

    MONDAY
    8-9 p.m. "Deal or No Deal"
    9-10 p.m. "Heroes"
    10-11 p.m. "JOURNEYMAN"

    TUESDAY
    8-9 p.m. "The Biggest Loser"
    9-10 p.m. "CHUCK"
    10-11 p.m. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

    WEDNESDAY
    8-9 p.m. "Deal or No Deal"
    9-10 p.m. "BIONIC WOMAN"
    10-11 p.m. "LIFE"

    THURSDAY
    8-8:30 p.m. "My Name Is Earl"
    8:30-9 p.m. "30 Rock"
    9-9:30 p.m. "The Office"
    9:30-10 p.m. "Scrubs"
    10-11 p.m. "ER"

    FRIDAY
    8-9 p.m. "1 vs 100"/"THE SINGING BEE"
    9-10 p.m. "Las Vegas"
    10-11 p.m. "Friday Night Lights"

    SATURDAY
    8-9 p.m. "Dateline NBC"
    9-11 p.m. Drama Series Encores

    SUNDAY (Fall 2007)
    7-8 p.m. "Football Night in America"
    8-11 p.m. "NBC Sunday Night Football"

    SUNDAY (January 2008)
    7-8 p.m. "Dateline NBC"
    8-9 p.m. "Law & Order"
    9-10 p.m. "Medium"
    10-11 p.m. "LIPSTICK JUNGLE"


    2007-08 NEW SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

    New Dramas

    "JOURNEYMAN"-- From Emmy Award-winning writer-producer Kevin Falls ("The West Wing") and Emmy Award-winning director-producer Alex Graves ("The West Wing"), "Journeyman" is a romantic mystery-drama about Dan Vasser (Kevin McKidd, "Rome"), a San Francisco newspaper reporter and family man who inexplicably begins to travel through time and change people's lives. Along the way, he also must deal with the difficulties and strife at work and home brought on by his sudden disappearances. However, his freewheeling travels through the decades reunite him with his long-lost fiancée Livia (Moon Bloodgood, "Day Break") -- which complicates his present-day life with wife Katie (Gretchen Egolf, "Martial Law") and their son. Reed Diamond ("Homicide: Life on the Street") and Charles Henry Wyson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") also star. "Journeyman" is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. Falls is executive producer and writer; Graves is executive producer and director of the pilot.

    "CHUCK" - From executive producer, Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.") and executive producer-director McG ("Charlie's Angels," "We Are Marshall") comes a one-hour, comedic spy thriller about Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi, "Less Than Perfect") - a computer geek who is catapulted into a new career as the government's most vital secret agent. When Chuck opens an e-mail subliminally encoded with government secrets, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data into his brain. Now, the fate of the world lies in the unlikely hands of a guy who works at Buy More. Instead of fighting computer viruses, he must fight assassins and international terrorists. With the government's most precious secrets in Chuck's head, Major John Casey (Adam Baldwin, "My Bodyguard") of the NSA assumes the responsibility of protecting him. His partner is the CIA's top agent (and Chuck's first date in years) Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strzechowski, "Gone"). They'll keep him safe by trading in his pocket protector for a bulletproof vest. Also starring are Joshua Gomez ("Without a Trace") as Chuck's best buddy Morgan and Sarah Lancaster ("What About Brian?") as Chuck's ever-supportive sister Ellie. Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak wrote "Chuck," which is produced by College Hill Pictures and Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television.

    "BIONIC WOMAN" - Struggling as a bartender and surrogate mom to her teenage sister, Jaime Sommers (Michelle Ryan, "EastEnders") didn't think life could get much harder. But when a devastating car accident leaves her at death's door, Jaime's only hope for survival is a cutting-edge, top-secret technology that comes at a hefty price. With a whole new existence and a debt to re-pay, Jaime must figure out how to use her extraordinary abilities for good, while weighing the personal sacrifices she will have to make. Ultimately, it's Jaime's journey of self-discovery and inner strength that will help her embrace her new life as the Bionic Woman. Also starring are: Mae Whitman ("State of Grace") as Becca, Jaime's younger sister; Miguel Ferrer ("Crossing Jordan") as Jonas, the man who employs Jaime's boyfriend; Chris Bowers ("Rescue Me) as Will, Jaime's boyfriend, who performs the operation; Will Yun Lee ("Witchblade") as Jae, the specialized operations leader; and Molly Price ("Third Watch"), as Ruth, Jonas' second-in-command. "Bionic Woman" is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio and executive-produced by David Eick ("Battlestar Galactica"), Glen Morgan ("The X-Files"), Michael Dinner ("Kidnapped") -- who also directed the pilot -- and Jason Smilovic ("Lucky Number Slevin"). Laeta Kalogridis ("Birds of Prey") is also an executive producer on the pilot.

    "LIFE" -- From Rand Ravich and Far Shariat, the executive producers of the feature film "The Astronaut's Wife," and David Semel, who directed the pilot of NBC's "Heroes," "Life" is a new drama about a detective who is given a second chance. Damian Lewis ("Band of Brothers") stars as complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews, who returns to the force after years in prison, thanks to close friend and attorney Constance Griffiths (Melissa Sagemiller, "Sleeper Cell"), after serving time for a crime he didn't commit. The cast also includes Sarah Shahi ("Rush Hour 3") as Charlie's skeptical, demanding partner, Robin Weigart (HBO's "Deadwood") as their hard-hitting lieutenant, and Adam Arkin ("Chicago Hope") as former cellmate Ted Early. "Life" is an NBC Universal Television Studio production. Rand Ravich is executive producer and writer; Far Shariat is executive producer; David Semel is executive producer and director on the pilot

    "LIPSTICK JUNGLE" - Based on the best-selling novel by Candace Bushnell ("Sex and the City"), this fun dramedy follows three high-powered friends as they weather the ups and downs of lives lived at the top of their game. Nico (Kim Raver, "24"), editor-in-chief of a hot fashion magazine, wants to replace her boss as CEO. Movie exec Wendy (Brooke Shields, "Suddenly Susan") finds even her most earnest efforts may not be enough to balance career and family. And free-spirited designer Victory (Lindsay Price, "Beverly Hills, 90210") longs to make her dreams come true, and maybe find Mr. Right along the way. Armed with humor and strength, these three modern New York women support one another through the triumphs and tears that are all part of making it big in the Big Apple. Written by executive producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler (both for "How I Met Your Mother," "Three Sisters") and based on the book by Bushnell, "Lipstick Jungle" is from NBC Universal Television Studio. The pilot is directed by Gary Winick ("13 Going on 30").

    New Comedy Series

    "THE IT CROWD" - Ever wonder what's up with those quirky techies who come to fix the office computer when no one's around? "The IT Crowd" is an offbeat series, based on the critically acclaimed British comedy, that offers a humorous behind-the-scenes peek at the people who truly keep the office humming. Roy (Joel McHale, "The Soup") and Moss (Richard Ayoade, "The IT Crowd" -- U.K.) are the misunderstood masters of their high-tech domain, but they lack the people skills to befriend anyone but each other. Their company's head is Denholm (Rocky Carrol, "Chicago Hope"), who wants the IT department to stay segregated and forever banished to the basement. Executive producers are Moses Port ("Just Shoot Me"), David Guarascio ("Just Shoot Me"), Joe Port (NBC's "The Office"), Joe Wiseman ("The Office"), Graham Linehan ("The IT Crowd" -- UK) and Steve Tao ("Red Doors"). Gail Mancuso ("Scrubs," "30 Rock") directed the pilot. "The IT Crowd" is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio.

    New Alternative Series

    "THE SINGING BEE" - "The Singing Bee" is a variety-competition show that challenges contestants to accurately sing the lyrics to popular songs -- even when the band stops playing. In this karaoke showdown, there's no middle ground for partially correct answers -- contestants must be perfect or they're out. Family-friendly, broad in appeal and conducive to playing (and singing) along at home, "The Singing Bee" features popular, recognizable music that inspires hilarious wrong answers and amazing performances by those rare contestants who somehow manage to get every word right. "The Singing Bee" is produced by the Gurin Company and Juma Entertainment, LLC. The executive producers are Phil Gurin (NBC's "Miss Universe" franchise) and Robert C. Horowitz ("Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials Top 40 Countdown").

    "WORLD MOVES" -- From executive producer Randy Jackson ("American Idol") and the creators of the World Hip Hop Championship comes one of the most visual and captivating performance competition shows ever to hit TV. Thousands of dance teams from around the world will audition for their shot to come to Los Angeles and compete for a global championship and an international touring contract. The live television event features young teams of five to seven members demonstrating their athleticism, creativity and innovative choreography in a presentation that highlights both the competition and the personal drama unfolding within each team. Viewers from across the globe will vote via the Internet, by text message, or by phone to eliminate one team each week. Ultimately, it's not just about winning a competition; "World Moves" involves stories that change lives and bring the world together. From Warner Horizon Television, the series is executive-produced by Jackson ("American Idol," Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment), Rob Lee (President, Bayonne Entertainment, "Blow Out," "House of Carters"), Howard Schwartz ("Hip Hop International, World Hip Hop Championship), Karen Schwartz (Hip Hop International, World Hip Hop Championship) and Harriet Sternberg (Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment).

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    Re: Fall 2007-08 Season

    Looks like NBC is finally giving Law & Order: Criminal Intent the boot like we've been hearing about for over a year now.

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    Re: Fall 2007-08 Season

    I've seen snippits of "Chuck", "Life", "Journeyman", and "Bionic Woman" and I have to say, if the snippits are true pictures of each series, I don't think I'll be watching.


    Quote Originally Posted by nemanomine;2390089;
    Looks like NBC is finally giving Law & Order: Criminal Intent the boot like we've been hearing about for over a year now.
    They're trying something new. The episodes will first be aired on their USA Network and will be "rerun" on NBC at a date to be determined.

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