High School Musical’s Ashley Tisdale will be making the move from cable to network this fall. According to reports from the CW camp, the Disney actress will be joining a new pilot in the fall.
The drama series will center on competitive college cheerleading, a Bring It On-esque weekly named Hellcats. It’s one of many new dramas the CW will be trying out for the fall season.
There were times, before Gossip Girl, when the CW might have started to fade into oblivion…moments when it seemed the network was still struggling. But in shows like Gossip Girl and 90210, the CW managed to strike gold. Melrose Place will premiere this fall, launching the channel toward even bigger success. So what else is in store for CW viewers?
Right now, the rumored Gossip Girl spinoff is a no-go. That’s not currently on the CW’s plate, though fans will no doubt keep the hope of a new GG series alive. Talks for Gossip Girl spinoffs are still ongoing, but it doesn’t seem they’ve settled on a sure idea yet. The Body Politic pilot (featuring Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Union) won’t make it all the way to the schedule, either. This wasn’t the only casualty of many good pilots the CW decided to pass on…for now.
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NBC has ordered a very ambitious lineup for the 2009-2010 fall season. The network is rounding out their programming with four brand-new dramas and two never-before-seen comedies.
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are producing Parenthood, a series based on the film they did together decades ago. Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia and Erika Christensen are among the cast. The drama/comedy will explore life with kids…if NBC viewers aren’t already getting enough of that as it is.
Trauma, one of NBC’s new medical dramas, focuses on first-response paramedics (and already sounds doomed). The series is set in San Francisco and stars Derek Luke, Cliff Curtis, Aimee Garcia and others.
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As if I didn’t have enough TV to watch during the fall season…
Earlier today, I was informed that two of my reasons to love the summer have sadly been taken away from me. Thanks to the writers’ strike, several HBO programs normally enjoyed during the off-months will now have to fight for space on my Tivo much later this year.
Shows affected by the production delay include Big Love, Entourage, Flight of the Conchords and new drama True Blood.
I’m not sure what to do with myself. I guess I might actually have to take a vacation now.
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Now that we are days away from a probable end to the writers strike, ABC has felt comfortable talking about the network’s future. Although the rest of 2007-08 remains unclear, the 2008-09 year is starting to take shape.
A total of nine shows have so far received renewal notices from the Alphabet network. That’s not to say more won’t come. But many programs not currently listed may have reason to be nervous.
Of the shows returning this fall, five are ‘veterans’; four are newbies that survived their freshman year. Those programs (in alphabetical order) are: Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who? and Ugly Betty.
A sampling of those not mentioned include October Road, Carpoolers, Cavemen, Boston Legal, Men in Trees and Women’s Murder Club. (Big Shots is apparently dead already.)
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As I type this, I’m listening to the new Radiohead album, In Rainbows, and I’m in a terrifically good mood. See, I love Radiohead like Tyra Banks loves … well, Tyra Banks, and so you would think that this good mood would make me put together a list of wonderful things about the new fall TV season.
Yeah, not so much. To be honest, I haven’t watched a lot of the new fall network TV shows. But it’s worthwhile to take a look at these shows and for me to say what I watched, what I thought, and why I didn’t watch a lot of them. Well, it’s worthwhile for me anyway. Plus it goes well with Radiohead (not really, but it’s not like I’m gonna stop listening). Here goes:
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Despite having a Tivo and another DVR, I know that a new television season can take some serious planning. When will your favorite shows start? What days are they now on? Which programming ‘conflicts’ will you have to resolve? Will you need to buy another TV???
Hopefully our detailed scheduling guide can assist you in the weeks to come. We have compiled information from five different networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and CW) and included the days, times and premiere dates for this fall’s shows.
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