Fox Cancels Five Shows, Orders Four More

Just days before Fox’s upfronts presentation, the network dropped the hammer on a handful of its current shows! The move is intended to make way for Fox’s fall pilot pick-ups, with the network adding four new series — two comedies and two dramas — to its schedule for the upcoming TV season. The surprising announcement […]

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Fox Unveils Summer Schedule

After difficult attempts to launch scripted shows during a season where everyone is too busy barbecuing, swimming, and generally basking in sunlight to be inside watching serialized television, Fox will only air original episodes of returning reality shows this summer. There will be no other new fare, with all scripted series coming in the form […]

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Are Headline Puns The Best Part Of ‘Traffic Light’?

Fox’s new romantic comedy “Traffic Light” premieres tonight at 9:30/8:30c. The series, which intercuts the lives of three couples at different stages of their relationships, is getting mixed reviews.  The Hollywood Reporter calls it “transcendent” and “enormously funny,” while The New York Times cautions, “Put that piping hot cup of coffee back down on your […]

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What To Watch: Tuesday

TOP PICK: ‘Glee‘ (8pm ET on Fox) Love is in the air at McKinley High when the glee club sets up a kissing booth for Valentine’s Day. Things don’t go as planned, however, and hearts end up getting broken in the all-new “Silly Love Songs” episode. SEASON PREMIERE: ‘My Life As Liz‘ (11pm on MTV) […]

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Midseason Report Card: Kathy Bates Soars as Others Struggle

TV’s new midseason shows aren’t exactly getting off to a flying start, with one exception: “Harry’s Law.” The Kathy Bates legal drama from David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal,” “The Practice”) is turning out to be much more of a hero for NBC than the title character of “The Cape,” another midseason newbie that’s […]

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Why Do All The Networks Have New Romantic Comedies?

With midseason TV in full swing, all of the major networks are seeking success with new romantic comedies. There’s NBC’s “Perfect Couples,” which launched last week, Fox’s “Traffic Light” (Feb. 8), CBS’ “Mad Love” (Feb. 14), and ABC’s “Happy Endings” (April 13). So why the trend? And why now? “Comedy started to get harder, mean […]

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What If ‘Idol’s Results Show Moved to Thursdays?

Is ‘American Idol‘ still strong enough that fans would follow it to a new Thursdays-at-9 time slot? A rumor is swirling that Fox might move its top-rated reality hit from a Tuesday/Wednesday schedule to Wednesday/Thursday starting next season. The thinking is that Thursdays are more vulnerable than ever, with ABC’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ on a bit […]

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