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The Neighbors, with Jami Gertz, Simon Templeman (airing Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c)
Nashville, with Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Jonathan Jackson, Eric Close (Wednesdays at 10 pm)
Last Resort, with Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Autumn Reeser, Dichen Lachman (Thursdays at 8 pm)
Malibu Country, with Reba McEntire, Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue (Fridays at 8:30 pm)
666 Park Avenue, with Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor, Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams (Sundays at 10 pm)
AND PREMIERING AT MIDSEASON:
How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), starring Sarah Chalke, Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins (Tuesdays at 8 pm)
The Family Tools, starring Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, Leah Remini (Tuesdays at 8:30 pm)
Mistresses, starring Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, Jason George
Red Widow, starring Radha Mitchell, Lee Tergesen, Luke Goss, Jaime Ray Newman
Zero Hour, starring Anthony Edwards, Scott Michael Foster, Jacinda Barrett
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Honoring shows that haven’t even premiered yet nor have premiere dates is either brilliant or incredibly misguided. Either way the first ever Critics’ Choice TV Awards are doing just that. Here are the nominees…
Apartment 23 (ABC)
Falling Skies (TNT)
New Girl (Fox)
Ringer (The CW)
Terra Nova (Fox)
Based on buzz alone these are probably the shows I’d nominate as well.
Stuart Levine at Variety dropped a lot of Peacock knowledge on us.
First it looks like they’re not keen on David E Kelley’s Wonder Woman. Neither was the internet.
But it’s cool because the sources say NBC will probably keep Kelley’s Harry’s Law with Kathy Bates. Also getting a renewal is Chuck, for 13 episodes. Chuck is just one of those series that refuses to give up.
In pick up land, things are looking food for dramas Smash (Debra Messing musical), Prime Suspect, The Playboy Club, REM (from Kyle Killen) and comedies, Whitney (as in Cummings), Alpha Mom (from Emily Spivey), and Are You There Vodka It’s Me, Chelsea (as in Handler).
The article goes on to discuss how it’s likely NBC will be opening a second comedy night due to overflow. Good stuff.
LOLA is still on the bubble, no word on other cancellations. For full details ahead of upfronts click through.
Those shows are:
- Inbetweeners, a remake of a British show about four suburban teens. (Because this worked out so well last time.)
- FriendZone, a reality show in which teenagers ask their best friend to help them prepare for an upcoming blind date. After asking for advice on style and how to make all the right moves, they reveal that the date is actually intended for the two of them.
– Savage U, which follows columnist Dan Savage as he gives advice to college students while touring different campuses.
– The Substitute, which is sort of like a school-based version of Cash Cab—a substitute teacher (Jon Gabrus) surprises unsuspecting students by transforming their classroom into a game show.
- Money From Strangers, another game show in which guest comedians convince contestants to pull pranks on strangers.
Think any of them sound like must-see TV?
I would absolutely watch The Substitute.
As part of the network’s partnership with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, a multi-platform block of other original programming based on the DC Comics library of characters will make up “DC Nation,” which will launch in 2012 with “Green Lantern: The Animated Series.”
And the ’80s classic, “ThunderCats,” is getting reimagined for a new generation of viewers. And so are icons Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in “The Looney Tunes Show,” which premieres May 3. Then there’s the small-screen take on the big-screen hit “How to Train Your Dragon.”
Please read the second one. IFC has officially become the hipster network.
Premiering Friday, June 24 at 10/9c, Commercial Kings follows YouTube stars Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal as they travel across the country to develop commercials for local businesses. The show is based on the comedy duo’s website www.ilovelocalcommercials.com.
Whisker Wars follows a group of men in the world of competitive facial hair-growing. The men — or “bearders” — compete for top honors in such contests at the National Beard and Mustache Championship and the World Competition. It will premiere Friday, Aug. 5 at 10/9c.
Slated to premiere in 2012, Bullet in the Face chronicles Gunter Vogler, a criminal-turned-cop after a jewelry heist goes wrong. After being taken into custody, Vogler is given a new identity and forced to infiltrate his old gang.
Young, Broke & Beautiful follows blogger Stuart Schuffman, who travels the country to find all that is weird and unique about each city. It will premiere Friday, June 24 at 10:30/9:30c.
From Modern Family to Glee to Treme, this year’s new shows have blown open the Emmy field. Chances are we’ll see a major disturbance in the status quo when the noms are announced in July.