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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ABC Unveils Midseason Debuts — ‘Man Up’ and ‘Pan Am’ Bumped From Timeslots

ABC announced its midseason premiere schedule Friday, revealing that the new series “GCB” (short for “Good Christian Belles,” originally “Good Christian Bitches”) will occupy the slot following “Desperate Housewives,” debuting Sunday, March 4 at 10 p.m. Some prominent omissions from the midseason schedule — the freshman comedy “Man Up,” which has been struggling in the […]

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Ashley Judd to Star in ABC’s ‘Missing’

Another movie star is joining the TV party. In what will be her first major television role, Ashley Judd is finalizing a deal to star in the ABC action series “Missing,” according to Deadline.com. The series, formerly known under the working titles “Safe” and “Hall of Mirrors,” follows a CIA agent and single mother named […]

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