USA Network Announces New Shows, New Characters

What a bunch of characters! That point was driven home repeatedly at USA Network’s annual spring presentation to advertisers in New York Monday – that USA means what it says in its six-year-old tagline: “Characters welcome.” A number of USA’s “characters” turned up to promote their own shows and announce new ones – among them: […]

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What To Watch: Thursday

TOP PICK: ‘American Idol‘ (8pm ET on Fox) The auditions conclude in a special two-hour episode when judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler reveal – in an exciting new twist – 24 semifinalists – in the “Top 24 Chosen” episode. KEY EPISODE: ‘CSI‘ (9pm ET on CBS) Watch Episodes On Demand The CSIs […]

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What To Watch: Thursday

TOP PICK: ‘Royal Pains‘ (9pm on USA) **Winter Premiere** What will happen to HankMed? Will Divya go through with her marriage to Raj? What does Boris have in store for Hank’s father Eddie? Find out when all-new episodes of Royal Pains return at a new time. KEY EPISODE: ‘The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills‘ (9pm […]

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Cable TV’s Top 10 in 2010

As broadcast networks struggled to find a foothold this fall (Fox was down by 15%; ABC by 5%), cable television has proven a worthy competitor. While in many cases cable’s audience is comparatively smaller than network TV, there were several notable standouts this year. As USA Today reports (via Nielsen Media Research), some of the […]

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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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The Big Tease: Scoop On Bones, Grey’s, Vampire Diaries and More

Wanna know what’s coming up on your favorite show? Tuesday is tease-day at Fancast, and MattMtvguy@gmail.com is the place to send your questions. Here now the scoop! I just read that Enrico Colantoni (love him on ‘Flashpoint’!) is going to guest star on ‘Bones,’ and that the episode will have significance to Brennan. Inquiring minds […]

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Big Tease: Scoop On Grey’s, NCIS, Parenthood, Big Bang and More!

Wanna know what’s coming up on your favorite show? Tuesday is tease-day at Fancast, and MattMtvguy@gmail.com is the place to send your questions. Here now the scoop! How about, for a change, some scoop on ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘s Derek? Remember him? – Lainie Remember him, sure. But do we really know him? This Thursday’s episode, in […]

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USA Solves Renewal Cliffhanger on Fates of Three Shows

Good news for fans of USA’s hit shows: All seven dramas will be back for more. The network announced Monday that ‘White Collar,’ ‘Royal Pains,’ and ‘Psych‘ will all be back for another season, wrapping up the orders for its original programming line-up. ‘Pains’ has received an order for a third season of 16 to […]

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