Jim Belushi Plots Return to TV with ‘Murphy Brown’ Creator

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – After dabbling in semi-serious material with the short-lived CBS dramedy “The Defenders,” Jim Belushi is ready to work with a laugh track again. The former “According to Jim” star is in talks to team up with “Murphy Brown” creator Diane English on a new comedy project that would […]

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CBS Cancels ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff, Plus Three Others

There are at least four series you won’t see on CBS’ 2011-12 TV schedule. The network has now canceled four freshman shows, as it prepares to present its new fall schedule to advertisers at Wednesday’s Upfronts in New York. Here’s what’s a goner: ~”Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” the disappointing spinoff starring Forest Whitaker and Janeane […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘The Amazing Race‘ (Sunday at 8pm ET on CBS) After losing all sense of direction en route to the airport and their passport twice, a Racer’s frustration threatens to get the best of their team. SEASON PREMIERE: ‘Sister Wives‘ (Sunday at 9pm on TLC) Watch Episodes On Demand The series returns with more […]

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What To Watch: Wednesday

TOP PICK: ‘Off The Map‘ (10pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (‘Grey’s Anatomy’) comes an uplifting medical drama that explores how far one has to go in order to truly heal. Six doctors who have lost their way will go to the ends of the earth to […]

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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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What To Watch: Wednesday

TOP PICK: ‘Survivor: Nicaragua‘ (8pm ET on CBS) After an emotional visit from home, one alliance is faced with a difficult decision to secure their own fate in the game. Who will be voted out and who will make the Final 5? KEY EPISODE: ‘Hell’s Kitchen‘ (9pm ET on Fox) **Season Finale** Watch Episodes On […]

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Dan Aykroyd to Guest Star on ‘The Defenders’

It’s a ‘Blues Brothers‘ reunion…of sorts. Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi are getting the band back together. The original ‘Blues Brother’ and John Belushi’s brother still perform together as the be-suited duo and will soon appear together on CBS’s ‘The Defenders‘ as well. Aykroyd is scheduled to guest star as a corrupt judge in a […]

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