The CW Renews ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘90210,’ ‘Gossip Girl’

The CW picks up ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘90210,’ ‘Gossip Girl’

Source: Zap2it.com, 4-26-11

spn-tvd-stefan-sam-lg.jpgThe word “duh” comes to mind.

The CW has officially renewed “The Vampire Diaries,” “Supernatural,” “90210,” “Gossip Girl,” and “America’s Next Top Model” for the 2011-2012 season, surprising… well, nobody.

Though ratings are down from its first season, “The Vampire Diaries” remains the network’s top-rated show. Executive producer Julie Plec teases that the show’s Season 2 finale, airing May 12, will set up the tonality of Season 3. In future seasons, they plan to explore the issue of the vampires’ immortality, and the loneliness therein.

“Supernatural” has performed extremely well in its new Friday timeslot, even against genre competition like FOX’s “Fringe.” Executive producer Bob Singer told Zap2it that this year’s Season 6 finale ends with a cliffhanger, so we’re glad to see that we’ll get some resolution in Season 7.

Though “Gossip Girl” and “90210” haven’t been ratings juggernauts from the get-go, they contribute considerably to the image of the network and have been a successful Monday night pairing. They remain watercooler shows for teenagers across the country.

“America’s Next Top Model” is The CW’s only consistently performing reality show. The CW plans to air an “All-star” version next fall.

Still up in the air? Veteran series “One Tree Hill” and newbies “Hellcats” and “Nikita.” “Life Unexpected” is not… well, expected to return.

The CW’s Fall 2010 Schedule: One Tree Hill Renewed for Season 8!

CW Shows – Sell Sheet Posters from Upfronts


Breaking: The CW’s new fall schedule

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Image Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/The CW; Brian Bowen Smith/The CW; Frank Ockenfels/The CWThe CW just unveiled its 2010-11 schedule and here are the highlights: 90210 is shifting to Monday (paired with Gossip Girl), One Tree Hill is moving to Tuesday (paired with Life Unexpected), Supernatural is relocating to Friday (paired with Smallville), and new actioner Nikita has nabbed the plum post Vampire Diaries slot on Thursday. The complete schedule is below.

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM  90210 (New Night)
9:00-10:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM  ONE TREE HILL (New Night)
9:00-10:00 PM LIFE UNEXPECTED (New Night)

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM  AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
9:00-10:00 PM HELLCATS (New Series)

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM  THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9:00-10:00 PM NIKITA (New Series)

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM  SMALLVILLE
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (New Night)

CBS’s New Fall 2010 Schedule: Cancels Ghost Whisperer

CBS Shifts Schedule, Unveils Male-Dominated New Shows

Jim Parsons and William Shatner

CBS will add only five new series to its fall lineup, taking an if-it-ain’t broke approach that will bring back 18 series, though some of them will be in unproven new time slots. The male-dominated new shows include the previously anticipated Hawaii Five-0 reboot, a new legal drama, The Defenders, starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell, a family cop drama starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, and $#*! My Dad Says, a William Shatner vehicle inspired by a Twitter feed.

Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren’t?

Also joining the lineup is and Chuck Lorre’s romantic comedy Mike & Molly, with Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy. Hawaii Five-O already has high expectations not only because of fondness for the original series, but also because the cast include Daniel Dae Kim in his first post-Lost role and Alex O’Loughlin hoping the third time will be the charm after two previous CBS series — Moonlight and Three Rivers — were each canceled after less than one season.

Check out our day-by-day guide to all the networks’ fall schedules

The Big Bang Theory, a major success as part of CBS’ Monday night comedy block, will move to Thursdays at 8 to launch a new hour of comedy. Survivor will leave Thursdays for Wednesday nights at 8. And, in perhaps the network’s riskiest move, CSI: NY will move to Fridays at 9, a timeslot where shows often struggle to thrive. CSI: Miami will move to Sundays at 10.

CBS cancels seven series, including Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs and Cold Case

The network ordered a Criminal Minds spinoff starring Forest Whitaker for midseason.

Details on the new shows:

Hawaii Five-O: Kim and O’Loughlin’s characters solve crimes in a drama CBS president describes as being “character driven with great humor.”

The Defenders: In another drama billed as funny and character-based, Belushi and O’Connell play a pair of colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys.

Blue Bloods: Selleck and Wahlberg anchor this NYPD drama about a family so into being cops that their blood runs blue. Not literally.

$#*! My Dad Says: This hard-to-type and harder to pronounce comedy was inspired by a Twitter feed about a dad who says the wrong thing, wears not enough clothes and generally embarrasses his son.

Mike and Molly: Gardell and McCarthy play a cop and teacher who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

CBS’ fall schedule:

MONDAY
8 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
8:30 p.m. Rules of Engagement
9 p.m. Two and a Half Men
9:30 p.m. Mike and Molly (new)
10 p.m. Hawaii Five-O (new)

TUESDAY
8 p.m. NCIS
9 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles
10 p.m. The Good WifeWEDNESDAY
8 p.m.
Survivor
9 p.m. Criminal Minds
10 p.m. The Defenders (new)

THURSDAY
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:30 p.m. $#*! My Dad Says (new)
9 p.m. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
10 p.m. The MentalistFRIDAY
8 p.m.
Medium
9 p.m. CSI: NY
10 p.m. Blue Bloods (new)

SATURDAY
8 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
9 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
10 p.m. 48 Hours MysterySUNDAY
7 p.m.
60 Minutes
8 p.m. The Amazing Race
9 p.m. Undercover Boss
10 p.m. CSI: Miami

Latest upfront headlines (including ‘Ghost Whisperer’ scoop)

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Image Credit: Vivian Zink/ABC* CBS’ daring new fall schedule (Big Bang to Thursday! Survivor to Wednesday! CSI: NY to Friday!) can be found here.

* All signs point to ABC rescuing Ghost Whisperer from CBS’ trash heap. An Alphabet reprieve for Old Christine, however, appears unlikely. And I think we can all agree that that sucks something major.

* The final updates have been made to my Bubble Show Scorecard. Did your favorites make the cut? Most of mine did — and, really, that’s all that matters.

* At Adult Swim’s upfront presentation this evening, the cable net is expected to unveil a trailer for the new season of Rob Corddry’s uproariously twisted onetime Web series Children’s Hospital (bowing July 11). An exclusive first look at said trailer is below.

Breaking: CBS cancels ‘Ghost Whisperer’ and ‘Old Christine’

ghost-whisperer-old-christineImage Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS; Greg Gayne/CBSIn a stunning move, CBS has axed both Ghost Whisperer and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Also gone: Gary Unmarried, Cold Case, Miami Medical, Accidentally on Purpose, and Numb3rs.

Medium and Rules of Engagement, meanwhile, have been renewed.

Fans may want to hold off on eulogizing Ghost and Christine for a day or two, however. There’s an outside chance that ABC (which co-owns GW and has long coveted Christine) may swoop in and rescue one or both.

“There’s a 50/50 shot that Christine will move to ABC,” says one source. A reprieve for Ghost appears less likely. Final decisions are expected later this week.

Fox Fall Schedule 2010-11: Less American Idol

Fox’s Fall Lineup: More Laughs, Less Idol

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Will Arnett

Fox’s new primetime lineup will feature more comedy and a little less American Idol, the network announced Monday. Fox will take the bold step of cutting the long-running (and sometimes loooong) show and will introduce three dramas and four comedies, including one that pairs Will Arnett and Keri Russell.

The show, Running Wilde, will join Glee as part of the network’s new Tuesday night comedy block.

Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren’t?

Fox has led in ratings for the past six seasons, and the new slate attempts to fill the rare holes in its lineup: The Tuesday night shows give it a new foothold in comedy, and Steven Spielberg‘s dino-centric Terra Nova may take the place of the departing 24 as the network’s action-adventure calling card.

Get the scoop on all the new fall shows

“With three daring new dramas, a fresh new animated series and three new live-action comedies, we’re positioned to rebuild the Fox comedy brand, introduce the next generation of unique characters and deliver an even more compelling experience for our viewers next season,” Fox president of entertainment Kevin Reilly said in a statement.

NBC announces fall schedule

Fox also announced that a special episode of Glee will follow Super Bowl XLV and that the show will air in the spring on Wednesdays after Idol. The network also plans to reduce the Tuesday Idol performance shows to 90 minutes and the Wednesday results shows to 30 minutes.

New shows include:

Raising Hope: A comedy from Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) about a good-hearted screw-up (The Beast‘s Lucas Neff) who tries to raise his infant daughter with help from his unusual family. Other stars include Martha Plimpton (How To Make It In America), Garret Dillahunt (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Cloris Leachman.

Running Wilde: A romantic comedy from Arrested Development‘s Jim Vallely, Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett that stars Arnett as an immature playboy the network describes as “trying desperately to win (or buy)” the heart of his childhood sweetheart, a liberal humanitarian played by Russell.

Lonestar: A drama set in the Texas oil industry and premiering this fall stars newcomer James Wolk as a man caught between two lives and two women. It’s created by Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman (Party of Five).

Terra Nova: A Steven Spielberg produced action-adventure series follows a family back to prehistoric Earth as they try to save humanity. The series has yet to be scheduled.

Ride-Along: A new cop drama from creator Shawn Ryan (The Shield) about Chicago’s most notorious cops. Stars include Jason Clarke (Public Enemies), Jennifer Beals (Lie to Me) and Delroy Lindo (Kidnapped).

Mixed Signals: An ensemble comedy debuting in the spring and created by Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers) about three longtime friends trying to balance relationships and freedom. Stars include Nelson Franklin (I Love You, Man), David Denman (The Office), Kris Marshall (Human Target), Liza Lapira (Dexter) and Alexandra Breckenridge (Family Guy).

Bob’s Burgers: An animated series joining Sunday’s animated block from creator Loren Bouchard (Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist) about a family with a struggling burger joint.

(In case you’re wondering, Simon Cowell’s The X Factor isn’t scheduled to debut on Fox until fall 2011.)

Are you excited for the new shows?

Fox’s fall lineup:

MONDAY
8 p.m. House
9 p.m. Lonestar (new)

TUESDAY
8 p.m. Glee
9 p.m. Raising Hope (new)
9:30 p.m. Running Wilde (new)

WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. Lie to Me
9 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen

THURSDAY
8 p.m. Bones
9 p.m. Fringe

FRIDAY
8 p.m. Human Target
9 p.m. The Good Guys

SATURDAY
8 p.m. Cops
8:30 p.m. Cops
9 p.m. America‘s Most Wanted

SUNDAY
7 p.m. The OT (NFL post-game)
8 p.m. The Simpsons
8:30 p.m. The Cleveland Show
9 p.m. Family Guy
9:30 p.m. American Dad
Fox’s midseason lineup:

MONDAY
8 p.m. House
9 p.m. Lonestar / Ride-Along (new)

TUESDAY
8 p.m. American Idol performance show
9:30 p.m. Running Wilde (new) / Mixed Signals (new; spring)

WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. Raising Hope (new)
8:30 p.m. American Idol results show
9 p.m. Glee

THURSDAY
8 p.m. Bones
9 p.m. Fringe

FRIDAY
8 p.m. Human Target
9 p.m. Kitchen Nightmares

SATURDAY
8 p.m. Cops
8:30 p.m. Cops
9 p.m. America‘s Most Wanted

SUNDAY
7 p.m. The Simpsons (encores)
7:30 p.m. American Dad
8 p.m. The Simpsons
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (new)
9 p.m. Family Guy
9:30 p.m. The Cleveland Show

NBC’s Fall 2010 Schedule

NBC Announces Fall Schedule

Source: TVGuide.com

NBC’s fall lineup pairs Chuck with two action dramas, introduces a Law & Order block and adds two shows to its Thursday-night comedies. It also pushes Parks and Recreation, superhero drama The Cape and other green-lit series to midseason.

Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren’t?

The Event, a global-conspiracy-theory drama, and Chase, which follows U.S. marshals who track fugitives, will air after Chuck on Monday nights.

The spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles will wrap up a Wednesday night that also includes the J.J. Abrams’ drama Undercovers and Law & Order: SVU.

Thursdays keep Community, 30 Rock and The Office together, but adds Outsourced, the network’s new sitcom about a call center in India. Becki Newton’s romantic-comedy anthology Love Bites will follow at 10/9c.

Get the scoop on all the new fall shows

Tuesdays will feature two hours of Biggest Loser, followed by Parenthood.

The Jimmy Smits drama Outlaw, about a Supreme Court justice who resigns from the bench to open his own firm, will get a shot on Friday nights, where it’s paired with a new reality show called School Pride, a family-oriented hour about education, which will share the timeslot with a second run of Who Do You Think You Are, and Dateline.

Several other green-lit series, including Perfect Couples, Harry’s Law and Friends With Benefits, have also been shuffled to midseason.

If you’re depressed about your favorite NBC show having been canceled, there is some good news: Angela Bromstad, president of NBC Entertainment, announced that she was still in talks with the producers of Heroes and Law & Order to possibly wrap up those series with special-event movies that would air some time over the next year.

NBC’s fall lineup:

MONDAY
8 p.m. Chuck
9 p.m. The Event
10 p.m. Chase

TUESDAY
8-10 p.m. Biggest Loser
10 p.m. Parenthood

WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. Undercovers
9 p.m. Law & Order: SVU
10 p.m. Law & Order: Los Angeles

THURSDAY
8 p.m. Community
8:30 p.m. 30 Rock
9 p.m. The Office
9:30 p.m. Outsourced
10 p.m. Love Bites

FRIDAY
8 p.m. Who Do You Think You Are/School Pride
9 p.m. Dateline
10 p.m. Outlaw

ABC Announces Fall 2010 Schedule

ABC announces fall 2010 schedule

Source: EW
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Image Credit: Perry: Sara De Boer/Retna; Tina Gill/PR Photos (2)ABC released its fall 2010 schedule in anticipation of its presentation to advertisers this afternoon in New York. New series for the 2010-11 season are Better Together,  Body of Proof, Detroit 1-8-7, Happy Endings, Mr. Sunshine, My Generation, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, Secret Millionaire, and The Whole Truth. ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson told EW that V will be back midseason in the Dancing with the Stars Results Show slot, behind the network’s other high-concept show No Ordinary Family.

“It was a Sophie’s Choice,” McPherson said about his decision to renew V and cancel FlashForward. “In the end, FlashForward didn’t engage audiences like we hoped. For V, I get more anecdotal calls and emails than any other show on the schedule. A huge part of rebuilding the network is about taking chances. Some shows just don’t work out.”

MONDAY
8:00 p.m.       Dancing with the Stars
10:00 p.m.     Castle

TUESDAY
8:00 p.m.       No Ordinary Family
9:00 p.m.       Dancing with the Stars the Results Show
10:00 p.m.     Detroit 1-8-7

WEDNESDAY
8:00 p.m.       The Middle
8:30 p.m.       Better Together
9:00 p.m.       Modern Family
9:30 p.m.       Cougar Town
10:00 p.m.    The Whole Truth

THURSDAY
8:00 p.m.       My Generation
9:00 p.m.       Grey’s Anatomy
10:00 p.m.      Private Practice

FRIDAY
8:00 p.m.       Secret Millionaire
9:00 p.m.       Body of Proof
10:00 p.m.     20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 p.m.       Saturday Night College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 p.m.       America’s Funniest Home Videos
8:00 p.m.       Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9:00 p.m.       Desperate Housewives
10:00 p.m.     Brothers & Sisters

Descriptions of the dramas:

Body of Proof Stars Dana Delany as a medical examiner, determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims of an accident that ended her career as a neurosurgeon.

Detroit 1-8-7 stars Michael Imperioli in this drama offering an insider’s glimpse of Detroit Police’s Homicide Unit.

My Generation A documentary-style dramedy about a disparate group of high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, Tex. preparing for graduation, then revisited 10 years later.

No Ordinary Family Michael Chiklis stars as the patriarch of a family that goes from ordinary to extraordinary.

Off the Map From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and creator Jenna Bans, this drama focuses a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic.

The Whole Truth Rob Morrow stars in this legal drama that tells story from perspective of both the defense and prosecution.

Comedies:

Better Together A marriage comedy that stars JoAnna Garcia.

Happy Endings Elisha Cuthbert stars in this series about how a couple’s break-up will complicate all of their friends’ lives and make everyone question their choices.

Mr. Sunshine Matthew Perry stars as Ben Donovan, the self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday.

Alternative series

Secret Millionaire A one-hour alternative series that follows some of America’s wealthiest people for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and luxury jets, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous communities in America.

The CW Fall Schedule

The CW’s Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
The CW is leaning more into the women demographic with the inclusion of fashion-oriented ‘Beautiful Life’ and the 2.0 version of ‘Melrose Place’.

The CW's Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed
See larger image The CW’s presentation of the Fall 2009 line-up makes it official that “” spin-off will not be picked up anytime soon and “” is formally dismissed. Instead, the network opts to add up to the list, three brand new series ““, “” and ““.

The spin-off dubbed as “Lily”, was already previewed in an episode of the original series but there were rumors floating that it would not be picked up at all. This is apparently not true. CW President Dawn Ostroff said that this is “the toughest year” they ever had because the selection of pilots is “really, really good”. She continued, “We do have room for another midseason show. We have some reality, and we’ll probably have another scripted drama. We’re just going to take a beat and see where we are. In all honesty, I think the Gossip Girl spinoff is the show that we would love to be able to find a place for as the season goes on.”

Meanwhile, “Vampire”, “Melrose” and “Beautiful” are paired with the network’s established series which have the same tone. “Melrose” is taking the Tuesdays slot with “” which is also a refurbished version of ’90s series. “Beautiful”, which is about fashion models, is put on Wednesday with the lead-in from “” while “Vampire” is going to precede “” on Thursdays.

With the excluding of “” and ““, the fall schedule subsequently is packed with dramas and no comedy. But Ostroff defended that it is “the most cohesive lineup” they’ve ever had. The slogan they would like to opt this time around would be, “TV to Talk About”.

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

CW upfront notes: ‘Smallville,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘90210’-‘Melrose’ crossovers

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

The news coming out of The CW’s upfront wasn’t just about the new shows. Click through for notes on “Smallville,” “Supernatural” and more.

“Smallville” is moving to Friday nights in the fall, but that shouldn’t be taken as a sign that the network’s longest-running current series is on its way out.

“No,” CW Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff says. “First of all, it’s way too early” to talk about at the moment, as the show’s producers haven’t yet mapped out the storyline for season nine. “But no, it’s not the last season,” she adds. “Hopefully not.” (For what it’s worth, star Tom Welling has reportedly signed on for two more seasons.)

“Smallville’s” former Thursday-night companion, “Supernatural,” is entering its fifth season in the fall — and according to creator Eric Kripke’s original blueprint for the show, five seasons would tell the whole story of the Winchester boys. As with “Smallville,” Ostroff says it’s too early to make a definitive statement on whether the show could go on longer.

“We’ll see how the season goes,” she says. “But they did a really good job creatively this year, and I think it really paid off in the ratings.” “Supernatural” really was in a groove this season, but last week’s finale basically set up the coming of the apocalypse. After Sam and Dean battle Lucifer, are there really any other demons to slay, so to speak?

Another veteran show, “One Tree Hill,” is dealing with the departures of Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton from the cast. Ostroff is sorry to see them go, but she also thinks their leaving represents an opportunity to freshen up the series.

“We tried to get them to stay, and we would have been thrilled if they wanted to,” Ostroff says. “I think the show moving into its seventh year was very open to sort of reinventing itself. One thing I have to give [creator] Mark Schwahn a lot of credit for is he’s kept the show fresh all these years. … I think Mark is excited about maybe bringing on a few new characters, which is what we’re going to do now that we’re finishing the pilot process.

“If you look at shows like ‘ER’ and [others] that go on for many, many years, a lot of these casts go through different people, and it really helps to keep shows fresh. So we’re said to see [Murray and Burton] go, and grateful for everything they did for the show, but excited about moving on and seeing who else is going to join the cast.”

The original “Melrose Place” was spun off from “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and since the new “90210” takes place in the same world, we were wondering if there’s a possibility for characters from that show to pop up on the new “Melrose,” or vice versa. Answer: Very possibly.

“We actually have talked about character crossovers,” Ostroff says. “It’s not in the pilot, but I think there will be a lot of opportunities for us to do it.”

That could pose a paradoxical problem, though, if Rob Estes ever comes near the apartment complex. Estes played Kyle McBride for much of the original “Melrose Place’s” run, and he now plays West Bev High Principal Harry Wilson on “90210.” So if Harry ever showed up at Melrose Place in search of, say, his daughter Annie (Shenae Grimes), the entire fictional universe could collapse on itself.

The CW’s fall 2009 schedule, night by night

The CW didn’t tinker much for the fall, adding just three new series (“The Beautiful Life,” “The Vampire Diaries” and the new “Melrose Place”). For its final season, the Superman story “Smallville” moves to Fridays, presumably because its audience will tune in no matter the night. Oh, and don’t look for original programming on weekends; The CW got out of that game.

8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
Mon Gossip Girl One Tree Hill
Tue 90210 Melrose Place
Wed America’s Next Top Model The Beautiful Life
Thu The Vampire Diaries Supernatural
Fri Smallville America’s Next Top Model encore

First Look: ‘The Beautiful Life’, ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Melrose Place’

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
Jump into the excitement of The CW’s upcoming new series with the just-released stills that introduce the main characters.

First Look: 'The Beautiful Life', 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Melrose Place'
See larger image The first look of The CW’s” has been shared, showing the main characters which are bound in one occupation, models. Also released are the promotional pictures of fellow newbies “” and ““. The pics are outed in advance of the network’s presentation of Fall 2009 schedule on Thursday, May 21.

“Beautiful Life” is starring , , and among others. The drama produced by revolves around a group of young models living the upbeat life of New York City together. It will air every Wednesday at 9 P.M. in Fall.

“Vampire Diaries” is an adaptation of LJane Smith’s novel series which tells about two vampire brothers, one good and one evil, fighting the passion for the same girl, Elena. Nina Dobrev will play Elena while the good brother, Stefan, will be played by Paul Wesley. The evil brother, Damon is played by Ian Somerhalder. It airs Thursdays at 8 P.M. before ““.

Melrose Place” is the refurbished version of the ’90s series of the same name. It presents a batch of fresh cast such as , , and Stephanie Jacobsen who will play a group of young adults living in “an elegant apartment building”. It airs Tuesdays at 9 P.M. after ““.

  • The Beautiful Life

  • Vampire Diaries

  • Melrose Place

Dawn Ostroff says ‘Gossip Girl’ spin off could still get a spot on The CW schedule

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

Brittanysnow The “Gossip Girl” spin off is still breathing? CW president Dawn Ostroff informed reporters at Upfronts this morning that the pilot revolving around Serena’s mom circa 1980s is still in contention for midseason: “In all honesty the “Gossip Girl” spin off [is something] we’d like to find a place for as the season goes on. But we have to wait a minute and see where we are.”  Ostroff said the network was in a very fortunate position, having produced just six pilots, all of which were strong candidates for pick up. “It was the toughest deal we’ve ever had, figuring out what to cut, because they all were really, really good,” she shared.  Ostroff went on to explain that The CW will reevaluate later in the year, but will likely pick up a reality series for January launch, as well as another scripted show. The possibilities of course include, among others, the “Gossip Girl” spin off and “The Body Politic,” a D.C. based drama starring Brian Austin Green, Jason Dohring and Minka Kelly. “Parental Discretion Advised” — formerly titled “Light Years,” about a foster kid that finds her biological parents who haven’t spoken since the one-night-stand which produced her — has already made the midseason schedule. So what are the chances the “Gossip Girl” spin off is a go? Word is, “The Body Politic” pilot turned out really well, but I don’t know that it fits with The CW’s vision of itself as well as the “GG” brand does. Plus, Ostroff seems pretty happy with the “GG” spin off, saying producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage did an incredible job with it and that it doesn’t need a lot of development, it’s absence from the fall schedule was really just a matter of not yet having enough room for it.

Fall TV: Smallville Leaps to Fridays in a Single Bound

Source: TV Guide Online

The CW isn’t officially showing its hand for the 2009-10 until its Thursday morning upfronts event — and I’ll be there on the red carpet chatting up the young ‘n’ fab talent! — but one piece of not-entirely-super news looks for certain: Smallville is being shuttled to Fridays at 8, for its ninth (and perhaps final) season, sources tell TVGuide.com.   The Smallville move serves two purposes. For one, it clears the way for the new Vampire Diaries blood-sudser to lead into Supernatural on Thursdays.   Also, it gives the CW a Friday show with an audience of 3 million-plus, where in seasons past it was lucky to drum up 2 mil (with Everybody Hates Chris or The Game, neither of which is likely to make the cut for the fall).  Airing after Smallville on Fridays will be an encore showing of that week’s America’s Next Top Model.

CW picks up ‘Beautiful Life,’ ‘Melrose Place,’ ‘Vampire Diaries’ …dumps ‘Privileged’

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

Well, it’s a sad day for “Privileged” fans. Sources say the network surprised many by making the last-second decision to let the Rina Mimoun drama go quietly into the night earlier this week. So I guess we’ll never know what happened with Will and Megan after she woke up in bed post-“we were on a break” sex… Feel free to express your condolences/catty complaints in the comments section. And if you have questions for Ms. Mimoun, please let me know. On a brighter note, I’m hearing really good things about the Ashton Kutcher-produced “Beautiful Life,” which insiders say is a sure thing for fall. Word is, the drama about young models in the city will film in New York, instead of Canada where the pilot was shot, because the network has high hopes for it. And, no surprise, “Melrose” and “Vampire Diaries” will get an official pick up on Thursday too, as has long been rumored.

The CW will not be renewing Privileged for a second season. There was talk of a possible midseason berth for the much-loved dramedy, but, ultimately, the show was a casualty of the network’s strong development. “It’s truly heartbreaking,” series creator Rina Mimoun said via e-mail. “I’m so grateful to everyone out there who supported our little show and fell in love with Megan Smith. She was the most delightful character I’ve ever had the pleasure to write and watching JoAnna Garcia bring her to life every day was a gift I will never forget. I’m incredibly proud of the work we did and forever indebted to all the fans, critics and to Warner Bros. for being so wonderful and supportive. I will miss this more than you know.” Class act, that one.

Among new shows, The CW has picked up Melrose Place 2.0, Beautiful Life, and Vampire Diaries. Oh, and the Gossip Girl spin-off is officially dead Source: The Ausiello Files

CBS Fall Schedule

CBS’ Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
CBS saves ‘Medium’, green lits ‘NCIS’ spin-off and cancels ‘Without a Trace’ as well as ‘The Unit’ and ‘Eleventh Hour’.

CBS' Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed
See larger image In a formal presentation held on Wednesday, May 20, CBS announced its official Fall 2009 schedule. Among the highlighted ones are the pick-up of “” which has been snubbed by NBC and the go-ahead on “” spin-off which is titled “NCIS: Los Angeles”. CBS Studios which is behind “Medium” previously criticized NBC for canceling the show starring . “NBC’s cancellation of ‘Medium’ is inexplicable to us,” the statement said. “The ratings don’t lie: ‘Medium’ outperforms many of NBC’s renewed shows … We believe the show has a significant future and await developments.” It will be put on Fridays, sandwiched by “” and ““.

Meanwhile, “NCIS: Los Angeles” which was previously thought to be named “NCIS: Legend”, focuses on a new batch of naval agents who have been introduced in an episode of “NCIS”. is starring as Special Agent Sam Hanna, a tough but charming former U.S. Navy Seal and is “an expert on the Middle East” while is Special Agent G. Callen who is “an ordinary guy born to do undercover”. It will air every Tuesdays right after the original.

CBS is also introducing several new series this Fall, including -starring comedy ““, and the -starring drama “The Good Wife”. Those receiving the ax in the mean time, are ““, “” and ““.

CBS FALL 2009 SCHEDULE:

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Sunday:

Fall TV: CBS Picks Up Seven New Shows, Including Alex O’Loughlin’s

CBS has canceled Without A Trace and renewed Numb3rs. I’m told Eye execs had one slot left, and they went with Numb3rs because it’s less expensive to produce. CBS has also dropped Eleventh Hour and renewed How I Met Your Mother, Gary Unmarried, Rules of Engagement, and Old Christine.

Source: The Ausiello Files

Source: TV Guide Online

CBS in one fell swoop ordered seven new shows for the 2009-10 season, including projects that will bring familiar faces Alex O’Loughlin, Jenna Elfman and Julianna Margulies back to the tube, sources say.

The new shows getting the OK from the Eye are:

Three Rivers, starring O’Loughlin and revolving around organ transplant surgeons

Accidentally on Purpose, a comedy about a movie critic (Elfman) who inadvertently gets pregnant in a fling with a younger man

The Good Wife, starring Margulies as a woman who returns to work as a lawyer when her hubby gets incarcerated

-The NCIS spin-off sneak-peeked in two recent episodes of the hit procedural, and starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J

Miami Trauma, a medical drama from Jerrry Bruckheimer

Undercover Boss, an unscripted series summed up by the Hollywood Reporter as “Secret Millionaire meets Dirty Jobs

House Rules, about a freshman class of U.S. representatives

NBC Fall Schedule

NBC’s Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
NBC decides to save ’30 Rock’ for midseason 2010 along with ‘Chuck’ and ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’.

NBC's Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed
See larger image After the Fall schedule announcement by FOX, it is time for NBC to unveil theirs. In a bold move, the Peacock Network orders the 20th season of “” which is now tying “Gunsmoke” as primetime’s longest running drama. Also in a surprising move, “” is benched until midseason comes. The half-hour comedy starring is reserved for midseason 2010 and its Thursday slot is given to new series “” which is starring Chevy Chase and Joel McHale. Also coming only after the 2010 Olympics is “” which has been saved from cancellation by fans and its sponsor Subway. The order is currently for 13 episodes, and Sarah will be seen working on Subway.

New season of “” celebrity edition is set to premiere in the 2010 midseason along with ““, “The Marriage Ref” and ““. The network is expected to make more changes in March 2010 after the Winter Olympics winds down.

The 10 P.M. slots, as announced previously, will be filled by “The Jay Leno Show”. The canceled shows thus are among others ““, ““, “” and ““. The first two reportedly will be picked up by other networks.

NBC FALL 2009 SCHEDULE:

Monday:

  • 8 P.M. – “
  • 9 P.M .- “
  • 10 P.M. – “The Jay Leno Show”

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

  • 7 P.M. – “Football Night in America”
  • 8:20 P.M. – “NBC Sunday Night Football”

NBC’s 2009-2010 Lineup: ‘Chuck’ to Midseason, Jay Leno Everywhere

Source: BuddyTV

After its initial announcement last month about the shows it would pick up, today NBC revealed its official 2009-2010 schedule and also made several official cancellations. My Name is Earl and Medium are both gone, though there are possibilities that both shows could be picked up by rival networks.  For My Name is Earl, it’s especially difficult since the season ended with a cliffhanger.The schedule is clearly divided into Fall and Spring schedules, or pre and post Winter Olympics.  Chuck, which recently was renewed for 13 episodes, won’t show up until the Spring.  And as promised Jay Leno’s primetime talk show will fill the 10pm timeslot every night of the week. Friday Night Lights, which was renewed for two more seasons on DirecTV, will air sometime in Summer 2010 on NBC.

Here is NBC’s Fall Schedule:

MONDAY:
8pm – Heroes
9pm – Trauma (NEW)
10pm – The Jay Leno Show

TUESDAY:
8[m – The Biggest Loser (two-hour episodes)
10pm – The Jay Leno Show

WEDNESDAY:
8pm – Parenthood (NEW)
9pm – Law and Order: SVU
10pm – The Jay Leno Show

THURSDAY:
8pm – SNL Weekend Update Thursday
8:30pm – Parks and Recreation
9pm – The Office
9:30pm – Community (NEW)
10pm – The Jay Leno Show
NOTE: After SNL Weekend Update Thursday runs its course, Community will move to 8pm and 30 Rock will take over at 9:30pm.

FRIDAY:
8pm – Law and Order
9pm – Southland
10pm – The Jay Leno Show

In addition, here is NBC’s Spring schedule, pre-empted for most of February due to the Winter Olympics.

MONDAY:
8pm – Chuck
9pm – Day One (NEW)
10pm – The Jay Leno Show

TUESDAY:
8pm – The Biggest Loser (90-minute episodes)
9:30pm – 100 Questions (NEW)
10pm – The Jay Leno Show

WEDNESDAY:
8pm – Mercy(NEW)
9pm – Law and Order: SVU
10pm – The Jay Leno Show

THURSDAY:
8pm – Community
8:30pm – Parks and Recreation
9pm – The Office
9:30pm – 30 Rock
10pm – The Jay Leno Show

FRIDAY:
8pm – Law and Order
9pm – Southland
10pm – The Jay Leno Show

SUNDAY:
8pm – The Marriage Ref (NEW)
9pm – The Celebrity Apprentice (two-hour episodes)

ABC Fall Schedule

ABC’s Fall 2009 Schedule Listed

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
ABC prefers to fill in its Fall schedule with a bunch of new series and terminates many mild-rating midseason series.

ABC's Fall 2009 Schedule Listed
See larger image Compared to FOX and NBC that have announced their Fall 2009 line-up earlier, ABC has the most dramatic changes in its line-up. The Alphabet is taking in more than 10 new shows to grace its 2009-10 season on top of the high-rating regulars such as ““, “” and ““.

These new shows include the -starring vehicle “” which will be put on Wednesdays comedy slot along with newbies ““, “” and ““. ABC Entertainment Group chief Steve McPherson said, “We were looking to establish a comedy presence. Our Wednesday night has certainly been challenging for us and is something we wanted to improve on, and we were looking for event-style series.”

ABC had also canceled a lot of the series that were only introduced in midseason this year, except for “” which is deemed having “a lot of promise.” Also, “” is saved but shelved for midseason 2010 along with ““, and ““. New series in the midseason are ““, “” and the remake of ’80s series ““.

Definitely goners are ““, ““, “” and ““.

ABC FALL 2009 SCHEDULE Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

  • 8 P.M. – “Saturday Night College Football”

Sunday:

Fall TV: ABC’s Official Schedule Revisits V, Moves Betty and Says Adieu to Who?

Source: TV Guide Online

ABC’s plan for the 2009-10 TV includes alien invasions, a new night for Betty and a bevy of sitcoms — though at least one laffer was ironically “forgotten” along the way. Looking to build a comedy bloc, ABC’s Wednesday lineup will feature four new sitcoms: Hank (starring Kelsey Grammer), The Middle (fronted by Patricia Heaton), Modern Family and Cougar Town (starring Courteney Cox Arquette). Notably missing from ABC’s schedule is Samantha Who?, which has officially been canceled. The Christina Applegate-starrer, however, still has a handful of unaired episodes in its arsenal.

The Alphabet’s Sunday and Monday lineups will remain intact, as will the Thursday night combo of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Now leading into Shonda Rhimes’ one-two punch will be Flash Forward, starring Joseph Fiennes, Sonya Walger and John Cho. The high-concept action-drama — which ran teaser promos during Lost‘s last two episodes —bumps Ugly Betty to Fridays at 9 pm, where America Ferrera & Co. will be sandwiched between Supernanny and 20/20.

ABC will test two new hour-longs on back-to-back nights at 10 pm. Jerry Bruckheimer’s The Forgotten, about a group of amateur detectives and starring Reiko Aylesworth, will lead out of Dancing with the Stars‘ results shows on Tuesday, while Eastwick (inspired by the ’80s flick The Witches of Eastwick) will anchor Wednesday. Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price and Jaime Ray Newman star as sorceresses.

On the reality front, Mark Burnett’s Shark Tank, which is aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs, will lead into the Dancing results shows Tuesdays at 8. Once Dancing with the Stars bows out, Scrubs and Better Off Ted will occupy Tuesday’s 9 o’clock hour. Regarding Scrubs, at this time only Zach Braff is locked to return — for at least six episodes — and the setting might possibly change from Sacred Heart Hospital.

Premiering midseason are the dramas V (a reimagining of the cult alien miniseries, and now starring Elizabeth Mitchell), Deep End (a legal series), Happy Town (a murder mystery featuring Amy Acker and Geoff Stults) and, of course, Lost‘s final season. Also on deck for ABC are True Beauty and Wife Swap.

Like Samantha Who?, Cupid and The Unusuals are both canceled, but Surviving Suburbia could return, depending on the ratings its final freshman-season episodes get.

FOX Fall Schedule

FOX Fall Schedule: ‘Dollhouse’ Renewed, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 6

Source: BuddyTV

Today FOX officially announced its schedule for the 2009-2010 TV season, and some of the changes are huge.  Aside from the great news that Dollhouse will be coming back for a second season, the other big story is that So You Think You Can Dance, which premieres its fifth season this Thursday, will air in the Fall as well for an immediate sixth season. The So You Think You Can Dance move is unusual, but helps to balance out the schedule since FOX has American Idol in the Spring.  It also gives FOX the chance to do direct competition with Dancing with the Stars, a show that in recent seasons has taken several professional from former SYTYCD contestants. With three hours of So You Think You Can Dance on the schedule each week, there isn’t much room in the Fall schedule for new shows.  House, Lie to Me, Bones, Fringe and Til Death all return in the Fall as do the Sunday animated comedies The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad.

New entries for the Fall include Glee, a new hour-long comedy that has a special premiere presentation tomorrow after the American Idol final performance show.  The other new shows are half-hour comedies: The Cleveland Show, an animated spin-off of Family Guy, and Brothers, a Friday night sitcom starring Michael Strahan (yes, former NFL star Michael Strahan). FOX will also try a new Saturday night talk show by giving recent White House Correspondents Dinner host Wanda Sykes her own show.

Here is the Fall schedule for FOX:

MONDAY:
8pm – House
9pm – Lie to Me

TUESDAY:
8pm – So You Think You Can Dance (two-hour performance show)

WEDNESDAY:
8pm – So You Think You Can Dance (results show)
9pm – Glee (NEW)

THURSDAY:
8pm – Bones
9pm – Fringe

FRIDAY
8pm – Brothers (NEW)
8:30pm – Til Death
9pm – Dollhouse

SUNDAY
8pm – The Simpsons
8:30pm – The Cleveland Show (NEW)
9pm – Family Guy
9:30pm – American Dad

FOX also revealed its plans for the Spring season which brings more new shows.  Two new dramas, Human Target and Past Life, will premiere in the Winter.  Human Target is an action series based on a popular graphic novel about a man who protects his clients at all costs while Past Life is about a psychologist who treats her patients by exploring their past lives.

The current Spring schedule keeps Thursday and Friday nights the same while adding 24, preempting Glee until the Spring, and introducing a new comedy on Sundays, Sons of Tucson, a live action comedy starring Reaper‘s Tyler Labine.

FOX Spring 2010 Schedule:

MONDAY:
8pm – House
9pm – 24

TUESDAY:
8pm – American Idol (performance show)
9pm – Past Life

WEDNESDAY:
8pm – American Idol (results show)
9pm – Human Target (January) / Glee (Spring)

THURSDAY:
8pm – Bones
9pm – Fringe

FRIDAY:
8pm – Brothers
8:30pm – Til Death
9pm – Dollhouse

SUNDAY:
7:30pm – American Dad
8pm – The Simpsons
8:30pm – Sons of Tucson
9pm – Family Guy
9:30pm – The Cleveland Show

Fall TV: Official Fox Sked Adds Dance to Fall Mix, Cancels Terminator

Source: TV Guide Online

Fox’s official plan for the 2009-10 TV season includes good news for House and Bones fans: The two popular series are staying put on their respective nights. They’ll also boost two returning freshman series: Tim Roth’s Lie to Me has scored the plum afterHouse berth on Monday, while Fringe will lead out of Bones on Thursday. Dollhouse will remain in the Fridays-at-9 pm slot, where its new lead-in will be a pair of live-action comedies — Brothers, starring former NFL star Michael Strahan, and [groan‘Til Death.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has officially been powered down. Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly tells TVGuide.com that no matter how well Christian Bale’s Terminator Salvation theatrical release does, the TV series will not be baaaack.

On the reality front, So You Think You Can Dance enthusiasts can do a little jig to celebrate the fact that not long after the show’s about-to-launch summer season ends, a fall edition will kick up its heels, airing on Tuesday (with a two-hour performance show) and Wednesday. Kevin Reilly says that the intent is to mirror the network’s midseason lineup, when American Idol enters the mix. Wanda Sykes will host a late-night roundtable talk show airing Saturdays at 11 pm.

Among Fox’s new offerings, Glee — which gets sneak-peeked this Tuesday, following American Idol‘s Adam-Kris sing-off — will air on Wednesday, leading out of Dance‘s results show. The Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show will call Sunday-at-8:30 pm home.

Premiering midseason will be Past Life (a reincarnation-tinged thriller series airing Tuesdays at 9 pm), Human Target (with Mark Valley as an elite bodyguard, replacing Glee on Wednesdays) and the comedy Sons of Tucson (starring Tyler Labine and targeted for Sundays).

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