CBS Unveils 3 New Dramas, 2 New Comedies For Fall

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — CBS is prying loose “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” from its long-time Thursday slot next fall to make room for a new drama from “Lost” creator J.J. Abrams, the network announced Wednesday. That thriller, “Person of Interest,” will star former “Lost” cast member Michael Emerson. “CSI” moves to Wednesday in […]

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Fan Campaign Gives ‘General Hospital’ Star New Life

Becky Herbst Is Staying on General Hospital Sometimes fan campaigns do work. Friday both Soaps In Depth and Soap Opera Digest reported that Becky Herbst, and the character she plays Liz Weber, will not be leaving “General Hospital” after all. When news that Liz was being written off the show broke last month, there was […]

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Has ‘Fringe’ Broken the Friday Night Curse?

Moving “Fringe” to Fridays has been fortunate for Fox. “Fringe” helped the network take first place last Friday night in the young demographic networks and advertisers love to reach. The J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi series was the night’s top show in the 18-49 age group with a 1.9 rating. Fox’s average for the evening was aided […]

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Users Speak: Why Did ‘Undercovers’ Miss Its Mark?

It was one of the most hyped new pilots of the fall season. A lighthearted J.J. Abrams-helmed spy drama with two attractive leads — what could possibly go wrong? After premiering to a paltry (by network standards) 8.6 million viewers, ‘Undercovers‘ continued to decline in ratings week over week. Yesterday NBC gave it the axe. […]

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Is The CW This Season’s Most Successful Network?

The news for broadcast television networks is bleak: most new series are flopping.   What everyone assumed were surefire hits from big name producers like J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer turned out to be of moderate interest to most viewers. There are no breakout hits on par with last year’s ‘Glee‘ and ‘Modern Family‘.  Most returning […]

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