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Elementary Enlists Everwood Alum to Play Watson's Mom

Joan Watson's mom is coming to town on Elementary.

Everwood vet Freda Foh Shen will play Mary Watson, Joan's (Lucy Liu) disapproving mom, in... read more

PaleyFest Fall Preview: No Ordinary ABC Night

On September 14 stars and producers of ABC's fall shows came out for the PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Party, sponsored by TV Guide Magazine and we got the scoop from their upcoming seasons.

Stephen Collins, now a series regular on ABC's new dramedy No Ordinary Family, told TV Guide Magazine that he's excited about his upcoming guest spot on Brothers & Sisters as Saul's love interest, Charlie. "They asked me to do an episode. I really like the show a lot, and I've been friends with Ron Rifkin for over 20 years. When you get a chance to work with people that you really love and respect, you just do it," says the actor... read more

With the writers' strike ...

Question: With the writers' strike still going strong, is there any chance for canceled shows that still had episodes left over? Instead of more "reality" might Justice or Close to Home be revisited? Justice was probably my favorite "new show" last season, but when friends tried to view it, it kept changing nights, so it didn't really get a chance to establish a following. And if it doesn't get a comeback nod, is there any chance that the full season might be available on DVD? Answer: The strike is not going to be a lifeline for long-dead series to be resurrected. Or for the networks to open up their lineups to classics from the past, or to shows from other shores. Or for most of the other schemes I keep hearing from frustrated viewers who wish the networks would resort to a strategy other than filling their schedules with bottom-scraping reality programming. Fact is: Some of this reality filler is performing better than expected, another sad consequence of this unfortunate work ... read more

Has CBS had any second ...

Question: Has CBS had any second thoughts about canceling timeslot-winning Close to Home for their "edgy" (and time slot-losing!) TV show Moonlight? Answer: Not to my knowledge. In fact, from where I sit, exactly the opposite. For one thing, Moonlight isn't doing all that badly and is probably doing just as well if not better demographically than Close to Home (if I'm wrong, don't shoot me; I'm not a numbers-cruncher), which suffered from hewing too closely to CBS' crime-drama formula without breaking out sufficiently on its own. But the real issue here is a creative one. This season, CBS made a concerted and daring effort to break out of its rut with its new dramas. The results have been mixed. Viva Laughlin was a disaster, Cane is a disappointment, and Moonlight has become the surprise sleeper. I think of it as this season's Jericho. It may be generating more buzz than ratings, but as with Jericho in the wake of its cancellation, CBS is foolish to discount the importance of a show ... read more

I thought Friday night was ...

Question: I thought Friday night was supposed to be a TV dead zone. Now there are seven, count them, seven scripted prime-time programs across the original three major networks competing for my attention at a time that would otherwise be dedicated to the Sci Fi Channel. This season, CBS replaced Close to Home with the unproved Moonlight, so I thought I'd finally give Friday Night Lights a real-time shot when it started its second season. But I became disappointed with the direction FNL was taking when the couple panicked and dumped the body, so when Women's Murder Club debuted, I checked it out and stayed around for the enjoyable Men in Trees, even forsaking, as a math major and crime buff, the satisfaction of Numbers, which I'd watched in real time since its inception. But now it's all a jumble, because last Friday I switched networks every hour in prime time, having difficulty deciding which of the seven episodes in three hours to watch. And that's not uncharacteristic of other ... read more

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Premiered: October 04, 2005, on CBS
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Premise: Aggressive young prosecutor Annabeth Chase returns to work after having her first child. The legal drama is set in the Indianapolis suburbs and comes from Jerry Bruckheimer. It differs from his other procedurals by delving closely into Annabeth's personal life and how her responsibilities at home may interfere with her job. She's assigned tough cases, which she is determined to solve to keep her community safe.

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