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Secrets of the Networks' Scheduling Rooms

CSI

Putting together a primetime lineup takes more than just throwing darts at an empty schedule. (Well, most of the time.) As the networks put together their fall plans, it's up to the scheduling executives to parse test-audience scores, research data, producer pleas and gut instincts to determine which new and returning series should make it and when they should air.

But sometimes serendipity ...
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Exclusive: Will Netflix Give Jericho (Another) New Life?

Jericho

Apocalypse now? TV Guide Magazine confirms that Netflix has approached CBS about reviving cult fave Jericho — and the network, through its CBS TV Studios production arm, is considering it. read more

Exclusive: ABC Orders Summer Reality Show The Glass House

The Glass House

ABC is already getting into the singing competition game with this summer's Duets, and now it's taking on CBS' long-running Big Brother as well. The network has partnered with a former Big Brother producer to build The Glass House, which will air this summer.

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Exclusive: Elizabeth McGovern Clarifies Her Downton Abbey Statements

Elizabeth McGovern

As the Dowager Countess might say, "Good heavens!" Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern is looking to clarify comments she says have now been misinterpreted as a slam against the hit PBS drama.

Speaking in New York at the Tribeca Film Festival to promote her new feature Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, McGovern admitted to the Los Angeles Times that season two of Downton had "a slightly different tone... partly because the show had to... read more

Exclusive: G4's Summer Schedule Includes Returns to Comic-Con and E3

G4

G4 has put the finishing touches on its summer schedule, which again includes plenty of live coverage at the E3 Expo and Comic-Con events.

As the official broadcaster of E3 through 2013, G4 will carry live coverage of the trade show beginning Tuesday, June 5 at 3/2c and continue through Thursday, June 7. The coverage includes live breaking news and major press conferences, as well as hands-on game demos and... read more

Disney Channel's A.N.T. Farm Lands Season 2 Premiere Date

A.N.T. Farm

Season two of hit comedy A.N.T. Farm is crawling back to Disney Channel on Friday, June 1 with two new back-to-back episodes.

The show, which ended 2011 as the No. 1 series across all TV among kids 6-11 (and No. 2 with kids 9-14) returns that night at 8 p.m. with a guest ...
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How Low Can The Bar Go for Saving Ratings-Challenged Bubble Shows?

Sela Ward and Gary Sinise

It's nail-biting time for fans of programs that haven't yet been picked up for next season. As network executives make their final decisions next month on which shows to renew and which ones to cancel, low ratings across the board aren't making their jobs any easier.

It used to be pretty clear which shows were hits and what could be deemed a flop. But this spring, primetime ratings have once again slumped to levels ...
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Discovery Orders Four Episodes of Jesse James: Outlaw Garage

Jesse James

Discovery Channel has ordered four episodes of Jesse James: Outlaw Garage, the new series from rebel motorcycle and car customizer Jesse James. The order comes after Discovery tested the waters with a special on April 9.

"Hot Damn! Outlaw Garage is a go!" James tweeted earlier today. "Big thanks 4... read more

Exclusive: Tim Kring on Danny Glover's Surprise Touch Exit

Danny Glover

Danny Glover's stint on the new Fox drama Touch was a temporary one, as viewers found out last week. Now that Glover's character has been killed off the Kiefer Sutherland series, creator Tim Kring confirms that the actor had signed on to only appear in the show's first six episodes.

Last Thursday's episode ended with Glover's character, Prof. Arthur Teller, slumped over his... read more

First Look: Christian Slater Delivers the Goods on Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb

Christian Slater is breaking into Phineas and Ferb, starring as "Paul the Delivery Man" on a new episode of the hit animated Disney Channel series this Friday. In the segment, titled "Delivery of Destiny," Paul discovers a higher calling as he manages to save Danville via stops at Phineas and Ferb's house, the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. skyscraper and the Organization Without a Cool Acronym (OWCA).

Accompanying Slater's character is the Tri-State Area's own heavy metal rock gods, Love Handel, who... read more

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