The trend this season at most networks is that their fall lineups are being upstaged by the anticipation for more promising shows being held for midseason (NBC's Smash and Awake, ABC's Good Christian Belles and The River, to name a choice few). As I was quoted saying in a recent critics' poll: "It's going to be like Christmas for me at midseason, but right now it's kind of like I'm opening underwear."
It's a different situation at CBS, which has such a stable and successful prime-time schedule that there's little need for midseason replacements (only a few have been announced so far, and none has generated any real buzz). At the summer TCA press ...
2 Broke Girls
When CBS says 2 Broke Girls, they mean it.
Unlike other shows — where the characters have superficial money troubles, but still possess the trappings of wealth — 2 Broke Girls plans to base its two leading ladies' economic troubles in realism. "In most sitcoms, someone works in a coffee shop and they live in a huge, gorgeous New York brownstone and...
Lisa Kudrow, Web Therapy
Fiona Wallice is affected, self-entitled and narcissistic. She is a former businesswoman who stumbled into therapy and then when she found other people's lives too tedious to tolerate, she modified her job into a new "treatment modality," she calls "Web Therapy." Give her three minutes and she'll give you ... something, even if it's just further confusion.
Fiona is the character Lisa Kudrow developed alongside Don Roos and partner Dan Bucatinsky for Web Therapy, an Internet series that bowed on L/Studio in three-minute bursts in 2008, and has now been converted into a cable series for Showtime by combining webisodes and fleshing out previously unseen aspects of Fiona's personal life.
At the show's heart is Kudrow, who spends nary a minute off-screen. Web Therapy (Tuesday, 11/10c, Showtime) finds Kudrow doing that thing that is uniquely hers...
Person Of Interest
CBS has released behind-the-scenes videos of five of its new shows, including J.J. Abrams' new thriller Person of Interest, Kat Dennings' sitcom 2 Broke Girls and Patrick Wilson's drama A Gifted Man. The new midseason cop drama The 2-2 was announced, but not previewed at the upfront presentation Wednesday.
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Starring Michael Emerson, Person of Interest focuses on a billionaire (Emerson) who recruits a presumed-dead CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) to catch violent criminals...
Laurence Fishburne, Julianna Margulies
CBS has shaken up its fall schedule, shifting CSI to Wednesdays to make room for J.J. Abrams' new thriller Person of Interest on Thursdays and moving The Good Wife to Sundays.
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Person of Interest gets the Thursdays-at-9 slot, which had been inhabited by CSI since 2001. The project reunites Abrams with ...
CBS has ordered J.J. Abrams' drama Person of Interest and the comedy Two Broke Girls to series.
Person of Interest reunites Abrams with...
Don Johnson has been tapped to star in NBC's A Mann's World, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Sex and the City's Michael Patrick King created the series about an aging Beverly Hills hair stylist, to be played by...
Sex and the City alum Michael Patrick King and comedian Whitney Cummings have just won the TV pilot equivalent of the Super Lotto. Comedy directing master James Burrows has signed on to direct King's...
Looks like Wonder Woman will again fly to the small screen after all: NBC has picked up David E. Kelley's pilot about the DC Comics superheroine, Deadline reports.
The order comes two weeks after networks, including NBC, initially passed on the project. According to Deadline, the Peacock was interested in Wonder Woman two weeks ago, but was forced to turn it down as NBC Universal's merger with Comcast was still in flux. The $13.8 billion deal was approved Tuesday, allowing new Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt to move forward with the pickup.
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Kelley said at last ...
It takes a special man to be Samantha Jones' love interest. But then again, it takes a special man to admit crying during the first Sex and the City movie.
"I was like, I've got to see what this is about. I need to know what I'm doing," Sex and the City 2 actor Max Ryan tells TVGuide.com. "I watched the movie and I was emotionally touched. I actually cried a bit. It's quite embarrassing but I did. I was happy, I was sad, and I was like, 'Whoa, this is really good.'"
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