TV Finally Takes Some Risks at Midseason

Television is about to engage in risky behavior. After a fall that spawned a few ratings successes but no cultural phenomena, midseason may offer some shows that get viewers talking, guessing, and obsessing — like only the best television shows can do. Among the gambles: “Smash,” a musical drama with complicated characters and Broadway insider […]

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‘Alcatraz,’ ‘Person of Interest’ Bow At Comic-Con

By Tim Kenneally SAN DIEGO (TheWrap) – The preview night of Comic-Con was populated by hard core criminals, teenage witches and an alcoholic homeless guy with crime-preventing abilities – and no, they weren’t among the attendees. Warner Bros. television kicked off this year’s celebration of all things geek with the premieres of “Lost” mastermind J.J. […]

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J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz-Based Mystery Series Lands At Fox

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: J.J. Abrams is shepherding a top-secret new TV series that involves a history-rich island and a multitude of mysteries. But in contrast to the idyllic-slash-hellacious tropical destination of ‘Lost,’ which Abrams created, this time around his target is Alcatraz, the remote, now-defunct prison near San Francisco. And […]

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