Can Candidness Work For A TV Executive?

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – The way television’s business calendar works, more programs are born or die during the first few weeks of May than at any other time of the year. More often than not, the people asked to invite these shows into their living rooms are kept in the […]

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Lights Out For ‘Lights Out’: FX Cancels The Boxing Drama

FX has decided not to renew “Lights Out” for a second season, the network announced Thursday. The drama, starring Holt McCallany as a washed-up former heavyweight boxer eying a return to the ring, was one of the most critically favored new shows of the fall, but failed to attract a substantial audience. FX’s “Terriers,” which […]

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What To Watch: Tuesday

TOP PICK: ‘Lights Out‘ (10pm on FX) **Series Premiere** This new FX series stars Holt McCallany as “Patrick ‘Lights’ Leary,” an aging former heavyweight boxing champion who struggles to find his identity and support his wife and three daughters after retiring from the ring. The financial downturn coupled with a series of failed investments leave […]

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Winter TV Premieres: The Welcome Back Kids

The winter television season signifies a time of change. Some fall favorites will have disappeared (“The Good Guys,” “Undercovers“), others will have changed time slots (“Fringe,” “30 Rock,” “Blue Bloods“), still others are coming back after way too much time off (“Parks & Recreation,” for instance), and then there are the new shows. Midseason is […]

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