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TNT Orders Fantasy Action Pilot Lumen From Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV

TNT logo, Steven Spielberg

As Falling Skies prepares to end its run next year, TNT is turning again to Steven Spielberg and his Amblin Television shingle for another epic action/adventure project. The cable network has ordered the Amblin pilot Lumen, which centers on a family locked in another world.

Also on board: Author James Frey (A Million Little Pieces) and his Full Fathom Five production company.

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First Look: Disney Channel's Jessie Gets Animated on Marvel's Ultimate Spider Man: Web-Warriors

Marvel's Ultimate Spider Man: Web-Warriors

Disney Channel has scheduled the first crossover between a Marvel property and one of its live-action series. In the animated series Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, characters from the network's tween sitcom Jessie will team up with Spider-Man to save Halloween.

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The Networks Are Eager to Get You On Demand and Off Your DVR

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

As the fall TV season gets underway, you're going to hear a lot about "live-plus-3-day" and "live-plus-7-day" ratings in the coming weeks. More viewers are watching TV on a delayed basis, and network executives would prefer that everyone stop talking about next-day ratings, which don't capture the full audience snapshot, and instead wait to include several more days of time-shifted viewing.

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Exclusive: Charlie Sheen Pursues a Return to Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen

As Anger Management nears the end of its 100-episode order, Charlie Sheen is bracing for what may be the FX sitcom's wrap. Simultaneously, his previous series, Two and a Half Men, is also about to end — and Sheen would like to be a part of that send-off.

Sheen tells TV Guide Magazine that he has approached Two and a Half Men with an idea about how he could make a return to the sitcom. "I've reached out to them and they've reached back," he says. "We're trying to figure out what makes the most sense. If they figure it out like I've presented it to them and they want to include me in some final send-off, I'm available and I'm showing up early. If not, it's on them."

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As the Fall Season Begins, Will 4 Remain TV's Magic Number?

Lost, Friends

As the official 2014-2015 TV season kicks off on Monday, Sept. 22, we're about to find out whether TV's unofficial "Rule of 4" will strike again.

What's the "Rule of 4"? Quite simply, in the past few decades, years that ended in "4" have turned out to be game-changing seasons in network TV. In 1984, The Cosby Show premiered and immediately revived a moribund NBC, as well as the entire sitcom genre.

By 1994, NBC was struggling once again — until Friends and ER came along and made the Peacock Network an unstoppable force for the rest of the decade. By 2004, it was ABC on the ropes, until Lost and Desperate Housewives debuted and turned that network around.

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Aubrey Plaza to Voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime Movie

Grumpy Cat

Lifetime has found the voice of Grumpy Cat: Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza.

It won't be much of a stretch for Plaza, who... read more

In the Wake of Longmire's Cancellation, What's Next for A&E?

Robert Taylor

It's duck and cover time at A&E. Since reality megahit Duck Dynasty lost more than half its audience over the past year, the cable network has been dodging bullets. Most recently, A&E executives canceled Longmire after three seasons, surprising the show's producers and angering fans.

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Reality Check: In the Wake of a Cops Death, a Producer Reflects

Craig Piligian

The death of Cops crew member Bryce Dion, who was accidentally shot by a police officer during a robbery in Omaha, Neb., stunned the tight-knit reality TV community. Wicked Tuna and Dirty Jobs producer Craig Piligian, who is unaffiliated with Cops, spoke with TV Guide Magazine to explain how camera operators, audio technicians, and their teams are the unsung heroes of unscripted television.

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First Look: Bryan Fuller's High Moon Pilot to Air on Syfy

High Moon

Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller's space action pilot High Moon didn't make it to series, but Syfy has repackaged it as an original TV movie, set to air Monday, Sept. 15 at 9/8c.

Set a century from now, High Moon centers on the ragtag mix of spies, miners, soldiers and entrepreneurs who live on the moon, where a race is underway to mine its resources. An alien plant promises to change the world — or bring about its doom.

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Watch My Show: You're the Worst's Stephen Falk Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Chris Geere, Aya Cash

FX's half-hour comedy You're the Worst, which finishes up its Season 1 run next Thursday, Sept. 18, has turned into a sleeper hit for the cable network. Critics have warmed up to the show, which stars Chris Geere and Aya Cash as two people who have soured on relationships yet find themselves drawn to one another. Desmin Borges and Kether Donohue also star in the anti-romantic comedy, which comes from creator Stephen Falk (Weeds, Orange is the New Black). Falk filled out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why You're The Worst isn't the worst.  

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