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2008
May
14
 
 
CBS, at its press breakfast this morning, announced the addition of five new series to the fall schedule, and the re-establishment of a Wednesday night comedy block. The biggest news for fans of current series, though, is that "How I Met Your Mother" made the final cut, and "Moonlight" did not...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
May
14
 
 
In past years, the network upfront presentations have been all about unveiling not only the fall schedules, but the long roster of brand new series. This year, at least at ABC and CW's Tuesday upfronts, not so much. As Jimmy Kimmel joked, "Here at ABC, we are very excited about BOTH our new shows!"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
May
13
 
 
Today I'm diving into New York's upfronts, and will report later from ABC's presentation late this afternoon, so please check back for updates and first impressions of the new series. Meanwhile, among ABC's morning announcements to the press are two very welcome returns by veteran series -- while, last night on NBC, two promos broadcast during NBC's telecast of Medium definitely got my attention, for very different reasons...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
May
12
 
 
This is Upfronts Week, the week in which the networks (except for NBC, which jumped the gun last month) unveil their fall slates for advertisers. Starting tomorrow with ABC, I'll be there -- but, for the first time, reporting for my website, not for a newspaper. It's the latest phase of my post-career transition, as I set out to redefine what it is I do and how it is I do it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
May
9
 
 
In Hawaii, "Aloha" means both hello and goodbye. Consider 2007-08 the Aloha TV Season, because just as we've welcomed our favorite shows back to the schedule, it's time to say farewell again...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
May
8
 
 
Geese. That's the image, and the sound, I can't shake after watching HBO's "Hear and Now," the evocative, emotional, breathtakingly personal documentary by Irene Taylor Brodsky...an up-close-and-super-personal study of her own parents, Paul and Sally Taylor, both of whom have been deaf since birth...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
May
7
 
 
For a while Tuesday night, and into Wednesday morning, there were fewer than 15,000 votes between CBS and a potentially huge embarrassment....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
May
6
 
 
Even by sweeps-month TV standards, it's a bizarre crossover stunt: writers on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" and the drama series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" taking a stab at writing an episode of each other's shows. The CSI version of Men aired last night, and the more comedic version of CSI airs Thursday. So far, it's a fun stunt...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
May
5
 
 
Viewers tuned to CBS last Friday night may have caught something that made their jaws drop. I know my jaw did...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
May
2
 
 
Ringo Starr talks with Dave Stewart about his life and career, and his new album, tonight at 11 p.m. ET on HBO's "Ringo Starr: Off the Record." He also talks about his life and career, and his then-new album...