Lea Michele, Ellen Pompeo
The 2012-13 TV season doesn't begin for nearly four months, but it's never too early to start planning your viewing habits — especially when it comes to certain ultra-competitive timeslots.
We can't be the only ones who groaned when Fox moved Glee to go up against Grey's Anatomy. Or when ABC shifted Revenge to duke it out with The Good Wife.
Since there are only so many hours in the day and even less DVR space, it's time to pick and choose with which shows we want to spend our precious time. Below are four major timeslot battles this fall and our take on what to watch, DVR, skip or just watch online...
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Question: Should they just have canceled Community? NBC's decision to fire Dan Harmon from Community baffles me. Replacing the showrunner on a show with a narrative voice as unique and distinctive as Harmon's seems bound to alienate its cult audience.
"Why just watch if you can feel?" As new-season slogans go, ABC's feels ... well, a bit clingy and demanding. Back off, ABC. I'll feel you when I'm good and ready.
But the proof is in the programming, and ABC's new fall schedule — unveiled during Tuesday's Lincoln Center upfront presentation — feels like something I'll be spending a fair amount of time analyzing, and perhaps even enjoying, in the season to come. (See the full lineup here.)
Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly has finally gotten his wish: A four-comedy lineup on Tuesday, pairing Raising Hope with new family comedy Ben & Kate at 8 p.m. and putting Mindy Kaling's new sitcom, The Mindy Project, behind New Girl.
Lea Michele, Mindy Kaling
Glee is on the move! The musical series will shift to Thursdays this fall to make way for Fox's new Tuesday comedy block that will include Mindy Kaling's series.
Season 4 of Glee will follow The X Factor in the fall and American Idol in the spring ...
KNOPE CAN DO! On a thoroughly charming Parks and Recreation finale, eternal idealist Leslie Knope achieves her lifelong dream of being voted into office — and Amy Poehler captures every nail-biting emotion, from overwhelmed pride at casting a vote for herself to premature despair, an ultimately genuine joy and gratitude to all the friends who made this possible. Her opponent Bobby Newport isn't the only one who's relieved — and geez, show, Paul Rudd is such an adorable boob (the way he stares at a boom mike like it's a chew toy), can't he stick around as a mascot or something? Pawnee City Council may not be Washington, D.C. (where Ben appears to be heading, casting a long-distance pall over the celebration), and a 21-vote margin of victory isn't much of a mandate, but who cares when you have friends like a whisky-laden Ron Swanson, who tells Leslie when she's down that the team rallied to her cause because "that's what you do when you care about someone: You support 'em win, lose or draw." Awww.
Fox has canceled comedies I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Breaking In, Deadline reports.
Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?
The cancellations will make room for new comedies It's Messy, Ben & Kate and The Goodwin Games, all of which Fox ordered to series Wednesday.
The Voice's second season finale was Tuesday's top-rated show, helping NBC knock CBS off its usual victor's perch.
The two-hour finale, which crowned Jermaine Paul as the winner, earned 11.6 million viewers and a 4.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic — a 16 percent jump ...
Below you can find Fox's new fall schedule, along with a list of pilots the network has picked up to series for the 2012-13 season.
NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles led the way Tuesday as CBS topped the night in viewership and in the coveted adults 18-to-49 demographic.
Both shows earned a 3.0 rating. For the mothership, it was on par with its last original, while NCIS: LA saw a 25 percent surge ...