We're mere weeks into the new TV season, and already the freshman class has provided some bona fide hits (hello, girls both New and 2 Broke!) But while some shows started strong, several others faltered out of the gate (RIP, The Playboy Club, Free Agents, How to Be a Gentleman and Charlie's Angels!) Which shows will be next? These 11 are in the most danger, due to low ratings, poor performances among younger viewers and other typical bad signs. Is your favorite show on the list?
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1. Body of Proof (ABC)
Tuesdays at 10/9c
The Good News: Dana Delany is just lovely. We'd watch her read the phone book.
The Bad News: It often falls behind both Unforgettable and Parenthood in the demo, and the only show pulling lower ratings for ABC...
Law & Order alum S. Epatha Merkerson has joined CBS' untitled medical drama pilot from Susannah Grant, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project follows a competitive surgeon (Patrick Wilson), whose life is changed forever when his ex-wife (Jennifer Ehle) dies and begins teaching him about life from the hereafter. Merkerson will play Wilson's administrative assistant.
Per Variety, Bradley Cooper will topline Clive Barker's Midnight Train, playing a photographer on the trail of a New York City subway-based serial killer.... Jonathan Demme is lensing He Comes in Peace, a documentary about Jimmy Carter, as the former president embarks on a book tour he started last month.... Pedro Almodovar's next film, El Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In) will (surprise!) star Penelope Cruz, and "be totally different from my previous 16 [films]," he tells a Spanish daily. "It's a very tough story about revenge."
Friends with Money, a comedy costarring Jennifer Aniston and Frances McDormand, has been picked to open the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, running Jan. 19-27. Among the other films making the cut at the prestigious event: Little Miss Sunshine, with Steve Carell and Toni Collette; Jonathan Demme's Neil Young: Heart of Gold; This Film Is Not Yet Rated, an expose of the MPAA's esoteric ratings system; and Lucky Number Slevin, with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman.