The Big Tease: Scoop On NCIS, NCIS: LA, CSI, Terriers and More!

Wanna know what’s coming up on your favorite show? Well you are in luck, because Tuesday is tease-day at Fancast. Here now the scoop! Can we expect a really big Tiva moment on ‘NCIS‘? – Michaela In a word, yes. In 50 words: “Like Tony, ‘Tiva’ fans have been teased by several references this season […]

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‘Undercovers’ Mission Ends Early As NBC Pulls Plug On Series

NBC spies no future for ‘Undercovers,’ and as such has opted not to grant a full-season order to the freshman romantic-espionage drama. CW’s ‘Life’ Gets Cut Short: What Other Shows Are In Danger? Exec-produced by Josh Reims (‘Brothers & Sisters’) and J.J. Abrams (‘Lost’) and starring Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, ‘Undercovers’ is now scheduled […]

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Casting Quickies: Castle, Bones, Gossip Girl And More

Which two actors are bringing to ‘Castle’ a touch of magic and a bit of Heat? Who is ‘Bones’ big new bad? Which soap star might get ‘Gossip Girl’ in a lather? We’ve got your round-up of those casting news items and others. STORMING ‘CASTLE‘: Magically transporting from ‘Brothers & Sisters’ to ‘Castle,’ Gilles Marini […]

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NBC Supersizes ‘Chuck,’ Gives Full-Season Order To ‘Chase’

NBC on Tuesday granted full-season orders to freshman action-drama ‘Chase‘ and the forever-on-the-bubble ‘Chuck.’ In fact, ‘Chuck’ received more than a back 9 order; NBC added 11 episodes to the spy comedy’s season, for a total of 24. NBC Orders Full Seasons Of ‘The Event,’ ‘LOLA’ and ‘Outsourced’ To date, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced ‘Chase’ has […]

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Ratings: ‘Law & Order: LA’ Plunges, ‘Kitchen’ Heats Up

Following a strong premiere, ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles‘ Week 2 ratings were a bit arresting. The NBC spin-off dropped 23 percent in the key 18-to-49 demo, while its total viewership sank 22 percent (to 8.23 million). That opened the door for CBS’ freshman legal dramedy ‘The Defenders‘ (9.3 million viewers) to easily outdraw ‘LOLA.’ […]

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Ratings: ‘Survivor’ Hits All-Time Low, ‘Law & Order: LA’ Looks Good

Week 2 of this TV season’s Wednesday line-up served up few big surprises, though at least two shows were handed a bit of bad news. In the 8’clock hour, CBS’ ‘Survivor: Nicaragua‘ topped the hour (with 12.2 million total viewers) but dropped 15 percent in the coveted 18-to-49 demo to post its lowest rating ever […]

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‘Undercovers’ Boss Apologizes: An Attractive Cast Wasn’t Available

Point out to the executive producers of NBC’s ‘Undercovers’ (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 8/7c) that their two leads are kinda sorta, you know, lacking in the looks department, and you’ll hit a sore spot. “We tried finding better-looking people, but they weren’t unavailable,” J.J. Abrams (‘Alias’) tells Fancast, following our sarcasm-laced lead. Adds Josh […]

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Fall TV Premiere Dates: Mark Your Calendar!

Could it be? The new fall TV season is here! The new cycle of shows arrives with an early-September trickle, and then really makes itself known the week of September 20, when more than 60 (!) premieres hit the smaller screen. Is your DVR preemptively weeping? Remember, you can watch many of your favorite shows […]

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First Look, Two Takes: Early Intel On J.J. Abrams’ ‘Undercovers’

As the fall TV season nears, it’s time to get a feel for the fresh fare coming our way. In Fancast’s First Look, Two Takes series, executive editor Matt Mitovich shares a snapshot overview of each new show, noting strengths and areas for improvement, and then invites senior editor Julie Zied to offer a second […]

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