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Mr. Boffo
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#1 Posted on 19.5.09 1354.33
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TheFutonCritic has the upfronts for both ABC and NBC, which came out earlier today.

Here's the details for ABC. Go to http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20090519abc01 to see where everything is scheduled to air.

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America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Better Off Ted, Brothers & Sisters, Castle, Dancing With The Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Scrubs, Supernanny, True Beauty, Ugly Betty, Wife Swap, 20/20.

NEW SHOWS

The Deep End - The story of four young lawyers brought in to one of LA's most prestigious law firms. "The only way ... to survive is to support each other, even as they compete against each other..." 20th Century Fox Television.

Eastwick - Remake of "The Witches of Eastwick". I mentioned this a few weeks ago Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price, and Jamie Ray Newman as the titular witches. Sara Rue, who I greatly enjoyed in her run on "The Big Bang Theory" is also involved. Warner Bros. Television.

Flash Forward - During a mysterious blackout, every person in the world gets a glimpse of their near future. ABC Studios.

The Forgotten - From Jerry Bruckheimer. A team of amateurs work on cases involving unidentified victims. Warner Bros. Television.

Happy Town - a small town suffers a series of crimes after undergoing 7 years of peace. ABC Studios.

V - Re-imagining of the 80's miniseries. First encounter with an alien race, but is their agenda really peaceful? Warner Bros. Television.

Cougar Town - I mentioned this as well. Had a feeling it would get picked up. Courtney Cox is a recently divorced single mother who has to get back into the dating game. ABC Studios.

Hank - Should have known this one would make it too. Kelsey Grammer is Hank, a titan of industry who loses his job and his money, and suddenly has to spend time with the family that he had ignored. Warner Bros. Television.

The Middle - Patricia Heaton is the patriarch of a middle class family in a show "about raising a family and lowering your expectations." Warner Bros. Television.

Modern Family - comedy with a documentary shtick, a la "The Office". In this case, it's about a bunch of families. I recognize Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara (amusing called Sofa in the press release) among the actors. 20th Century Fox Television.

Shark Tank - Reality show from Mark Burnett ("Survivor", "The Apprentice") wherein entreprenuers make presentations to five multi-millionares in the hopes of getting them to pony up venture capital money. It looks like the show was originally a Japanese show called "Dragon's Den".
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#2 Posted on 19.5.09 1408.11
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    TheFutonCritic has the upfronts for both ABC and NBC, which came out earlier today.

    The Middle - Patricia Heaton is the *patriarch* of a middle class family in a show "about raising a family and lowering your expectations." Warner Bros. Television.




I would point this out as a mistake, but, given that it's Patricia Heaton, it's probably not.

As for everything else, other than V and (potentially) Eastwick, no interest for me at all. And the interest in Eastwick largely stems from Sarah Rue/Rebecca Romijn, plus curiosity as to who they could get for the Satan role (if Reaper's canceled, as I suspect it will be, Ray Wise would be available and would -guarantee- my viewership)

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#3 Posted on 19.5.09 1409.41
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I am leary of V since it was my favorite mini-series as a kid and still holds a place in my geek heart. I understand Supergirl from Smallville is going to be on it, so I may watch. I just don't see ABC doing some the real gross out scenes like in the mini-series such as the alien reveal and the alien birth. I also looked at the link and there is no time on when this is going to start, so I think its already in trouble. Other then college football ABC will again be on my ignore list.

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#4 Posted on 19.5.09 1419.53
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    Originally posted by GodEatGod
      Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      TheFutonCritic has the upfronts for both ABC and NBC, which came out earlier today.

      The Middle - Patricia Heaton is the *patriarch* of a middle class family in a show "about raising a family and lowering your expectations." Warner Bros. Television.




    I would point this out as a mistake, but, given that it's Patricia Heaton, it's probably not.

    As for everything else, other than V and (potentially) Eastwick, no interest for me at all. And the interest in Eastwick largely stems from Sarah Rue/Rebecca Romijn, plus curiosity as to who they could get for the Satan role (if Reaper's canceled, as I suspect it will be, Ray Wise would be available and would -guarantee- my viewership)

    (edited by GodEatGod on 19.5.09 1609)


Bah, I meant to say matriach. That was stupid.
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#5 Posted on 19.5.09 1436.16
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    RENEWED
    Better Off Ted


woo


    Scrubs


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#6 Posted on 19.5.09 1526.15
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I can't believe people still watch America's Funniest Home Videos. It was unfunny in the 90s.
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#7 Posted on 19.5.09 1541.15
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    Originally posted by lotjx
    I am leary of V since it was my favorite mini-series as a kid and still holds a place in my geek heart. I understand Supergirl from Smallville is going to be on it, so I may watch. I just don't see ABC doing some the real gross out scenes like in the mini-series such as the alien reveal and the alien birth. I also looked at the link and there is no time on when this is going to start, so I think its already in trouble. Other then college football ABC will again be on my ignore list.

    (edited by lotjx on 19.5.09 1416)


I think you might be overthinking it. You already psyched yourself out of V. I loved V as a kid too. Rewatched both miniseries just last summer. I'm totally excited for this. My understanding is that ABC is featuring V as a 13 episode "event", so unless the ratings are so horrible they have no choice but to yank it, V will hopefully complete its 13 week run.

Sci-fi TV fave vets Laura Vandervoort (Supergirl), Morena Baccarin (Inara from Firefly), Joel Gretsch (Tom Baldwin from The 4400) and Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet from Lost) only sweeten the deal.
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#8 Posted on 19.5.09 1804.27
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I hope Elizabeth Mitchell gets the Jane Badler part.
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#9 Posted on 19.5.09 2231.49
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What in the hell happened to FABLES?

They could have easily canceled BROTHERS AND SISTERS because no one would have missed it.
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#10 Posted on 20.5.09 0834.19
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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    I hope Elizabeth Mitchell gets the Jane Badler part.


If imdb's listing for the V remake is to be trusted Elizabeth Mitchell is playing Erica Evans, Alan Tudyk is Dale Maddox, and Morena Baccarin is Anna.

Are these people from the book or else where?
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#11 Posted on 20.5.09 0919.51
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    Originally posted by cringe
      Originally posted by odessasteps

      I hope Elizabeth Mitchell gets the Jane Badler part.


    If imdb's listing for the V remake is to be trusted Elizabeth Mitchell is playing Erica Evans, Alan Tudyk is Dale Maddox, and Morena Baccarin is Anna.

    Are these people from the book or else where?
Alan Tudyk, Elizabeth Mitchell, and the V concept? I'm on board!
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#12 Posted on 20.5.09 0928.53
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They better have Diana in this. My first fem fatal crush. If its just 13 episodes then I am ok with it. I don't think you can prolong the story for more then two seasons then it becomes Earth: Final Conflict and no one wants that.

Was FABLES supposed to happen?
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#13 Posted on 20.5.09 1247.54
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    They could have easily canceled BROTHERS AND SISTERS because no one would have missed it.
No one besides me, anyway!
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#14 Posted on 20.5.09 1308.57
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My wife would throw a fit.
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#15 Posted on 20.5.09 1832.04
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Man, someone from LOST and two people from the Whedon-Verse.

Nerds rejoice.

(I also still think Marena Baccarin is one of two people who should be considered to play Wonder Woman. Aishwarya Rai being the other one.)
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#16 Posted on 22.5.09 0242.03
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Any news on Surviving Suburbia? I've grown to really enjoy that show.
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#17 Posted on 22.5.09 1109.15
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    Originally posted by Oliver
    Any news on Surviving Suburbia? I've grown to really enjoy that show.


Pretty sure that got the hook too. Michael Ausiello (ausiellofiles.ew.com) sez the last eps will run this summer.
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