The new Wednesday TV schedule is still a week or two away from taking its final fall shape, but there's plenty to talk about regarding tonight's lineup. A number of reality competition shows are taking a final bow — America's Got Talent, Big Brother, MasterChef and classic Top Chef — but let's discuss the new.
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Outlaw, NBC's new series, may have the foundations of a legal drama, but star Jimmy Smits says it is not a procedural show that is just about the cases: It's about the team.
"When audiences know who those characters are, they want to see how those characters are going to react in a particular situation... and we want to go along with the ride in terms of what they do. In this case, they're lawyers," Smits tells TVGuide.com.
NBC has renewed Chuck for a fourth season, and announced it will be joined in the fall by four new series — including one produced by Conan O'Brien.
Chuck, which will wrap its third season May 24 with a two-hour finale, has averaged a respectable 6.6 million viewers this season. NBC did not specify the number of episodes ordered for Season 4.
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We said, "Give this star a show," and they gave her one. Anastasia Griffith (aka Ellen's sis-in-law on Damages) has scored a gig on Trauma, NBC's drama pilot about first-response paramedics. Griffith will play ...
The once-Popular and now Dirty Carly Pope has signed on for 24's Day 7, playing the girlfriend of Madame President Cherry Jones' son and thus (this being 24, after all) a suspect in (Spoiler alert) the First Lad's disappearance.... Also from the Reporter: ABC Family has found the leads for its new light drama The Middleman, based on Medium writer-producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach's graphic novels. Natalie Morales (CSI: Miami) will play a struggling artist recruited to fight comic-book baddies, under the tutelage of Matt Keeslar's titular hero. Mary Pat Gleason is Keeslar's robotic assistant.