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Fox Picks Up Steven Spielberg Soap, Arms-Dealing Drama

Fox has ordered a new comedic soap from Steven Spielberg and a Traffic-esque drama centered on arms dealing, TVGuide.com has learned.

Red Band Society is a comedic soap following a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital and become unlikely friends and a surrogate family. Spielberg will...  Read Full Article

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Season 4, Episode 23
Few television programs can claim to have the cultural resonance that thirtysomething did in late 1980s America. Winner of four Emmy Awards, the groundbreaking hour-long drama held up a mirror to a generation of young adults struggling to find a larger meaning to their existence in an era marked by rampant consumerism and the yuppie ethos. Season Two picks up where everyone left off and then some.

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Season 1, Episode 21
Season One episodes deal with issues such as the domestic turmoil caused by the arrival of a first child, actual and fantasized extramarital affairs, working women balancing the stresses of both a job and motherhood, competition in the workplace, and a father's death. The show is so immediate and intimate that the viewer begins to feel as if they are meeting new friends rather than watching a series; the characters invite us into their living rooms just as much as we watch them in ours.

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Few television programs can claim to have the cultural resonance that thirtysomething did in late 1980s America. Winner of four Emmy Awards, the groundbreaking hour-long drama held up a mirror to a generation of young adults struggling to find a larger meaning to their existence in an era marked by rampant consumerism and the yuppie ethos. Season Two picks up where everyone left off and then some.

Subscription | Amazon Prime Posted: 10/13/2013

Few television programs can claim to have the cultural resonance that thirtysomething did in late 1980s America. Winner of four Emmy Awards, the groundbreaking hour-long drama held up a mirror to a generation of young adults struggling to find a larger meaning to their existence in an era marked by rampant consumerism and the yuppie ethos.

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Fox Picks Up Steven Spielberg Soap, Arms-Dealing Drama

Fox has ordered a new comedic soap from Steven Spielberg and a Traffic-esque drama centered on arms dealing, TVGuide.com has learned.

Red Band Society is a comedic soap following a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital and become unlikely friends and a surrogate family. Spielberg will... read more

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Engaged

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield are engaged, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Gilbert, 48, the... read more

Exclusive: Timothy Busfield Lands a Guest Role on The Mob Doctor

Emmy winning actor Timothy Busfield will guest-star on the new Fox drama The Mob Doctor, TVGuide.com reports exclusively. The show has also booked Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett in a guest role. read more

Keck's Exclusives: CSI: NY Casts a thirtysomething Vet

When CSI: NY heads to San Francisco for an early October episode, the gang will be joined by a former thirtysomething fave... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

Some thoughts on the highs and lows and assorted other TV news that caught my eye this week:

DEAD MAN WALKING: So there I was watching AMC's The Walking Dead last Sunday — the first piece of TV I hungrily consumed after a week of mostly TV-free vacation (except for the Oscars, which I should have passed on) — and as self-righteous Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) yammers on about everyone's humanity being at stake if they execute their prisoner (Randall the Outsider), I start rolling my eyes and going, "Oh, die already, you blowhard." read more

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Premiered: September 29, 1987, on ABC
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Premise: An Emmy-winning chronicle of the angst-ridden lives of 1980s baby boomers in Philadelphia. Creators Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz drew on personal experiences to develop storylines rich in introspective dialogue. The results often packed an emotional wallop, though all that soul-searching occasionally translated into an excess of whining. The ensemble performances are all first-rate, and David Clennon's ad-agency head Miles Drentell is one of TV's most memorably smarmy characters.

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