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Sneak Peek to The CW's New Drama 'Parental Discretion Advised'


May 22, 2009 09:14:04 GMT


The CW is saving one drama, "Parental Discretion Advised", for the midseason line-up. Although still literally months away, the show coming from the producer of "Brothers & Sisters", Liz Tigelaar, has been given a more than 5 minutes peek consisting of several clips.

The series is starring Britt Robertson ("Swingtown") as a girl who is in search of her biological parents after bouncing from one foster family to another and how that discovery changes all their lives. Other cast include Kerr Smith, Shiri Appleby, and Kristoffer Polaha.

'American Idol' Season 8 Finale NOT the Lowest Rating


May 22, 2009 07:36:44 GMT


Those saying that "American Idol" has lost its chemistry are not exactly true. After reports on the show getting the lowest-rating finale throughout the show's history with the exception of the first season, a new number has surfaced to show that the finale on May 20 was not the least-watched.

The eight season drew an estimated 28.84 million viewers, according to preliminary data from Nielsen, when Kris Allen was crowned as the new champion of "American Idol". The number, in fact, is in tie to the season 3 finale when Fantasia Barrino won over Diana DeGarmo in 2004. However, the rating is not expected to stay intact since Nielsen is also factoring on the 7 minutes overrun and the time zone differences.

Bravo TV May Evict One of 'Real Housewives of NYC'


May 22, 2009 06:34:10 GMT


Instead of introducing the new season of "The Real Housewives of New York City", it looks like Bravo TV is going to make some changes to the current line-up first. A casting call is issued while the negotiation with the six women in the second season is underway. This could only mean two things, either an additional cast or a replacement.

"Are you a woman living in one of the most exclusive areas of New York who has to juggle their career, home life, and a jam-packed social calendar full of charity fund-raising galas, Hampton parties and nights on the New York social scene?" the notice is read. "Casting producers are interested in meeting immediately!"

Clips of 'Vampire Diaries', 'Melrose Place', 'Beautiful Life'

May 22, 2009 04:15:10 GMT


On the heels of their Thursday, May 21 presentation of the Fall 2009 line-up, The CW unleashes several clips to give viewers the first taste of their new series. Added on top of their established list of series, are "The Vampire Diaries", "Melrose Place" and "The Beautiful Life".

The "Vampire" clip shows the personal dilemma of the two main characters, Elena and Stefan, with the former just losing both of her parents. There are two additional clips that are released, focusing more on Stefan and his relationship with his evil brother Damon as well as the attack on Vicki. "Vampire" airs every Thursdays.

The CW's Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed


May 22, 2009 02:42:28 GMT


The CW's presentation of the Fall 2009 line-up makes it official that "Gossip Girl" spin-off will not be picked up anytime soon and "Privileged" is formally dismissed. Instead, the network opts to add up to the list, three brand new series "The Vampire Diaries", "Melrose Place" and "The Beautiful Life".

The spin-off dubbed as "Lily", was already previewed in an episode of the original series but there were rumors floating that it would not be picked up at all. This is apparently not true. CW President Dawn Ostroff said that this is "the toughest year" they ever had because the selection of pilots is "really, really good". She continued, "We do have room for another midseason show. We have some reality, and we'll probably have another scripted drama. We're just going to take a beat and see where we are. In all honesty, I think the Gossip Girl spinoff is the show that we would love to be able to find a place for as the season goes on."

7 Most Shocking TV Deaths in Midseason


May 21, 2009 10:00:16 GMT


It has become a readable trait that producers decide to kill a character or two to bring a twist of story or when they meet a dead end for the character's development. Throughout this midseason, deaths in the finales seem to be a popular option among the writers, most probably due to recession.

Many are eliminating the secondary characters but not a few decide to let go the main character. But which has the biggest shock value? Find out.

First Look: 'The Beautiful Life', 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Melrose Place'

May 21, 2009 08:06:56 GMT


The first look of The CW's "The Beautiful Life" has been shared, showing the main characters which are bound in one occupation, models. Also released are the promotional pictures of fellow newbies "The Vampire Diaries" and "Melrose Place". The pics are outed in advance of the network's presentation of Fall 2009 schedule on Thursday, May 21.

"Beautiful Life" is starring Mischa Barton, Corbin Bleu, Elle Macpherson and Sara Paxton among others. The drama produced by Ashton Kutcher revolves around a group of young models living the upbeat life of New York City together. It will air every Wednesday at 9 P.M. in Fall.

CBS' Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed


May 21, 2009 03:56:46 GMT


In a formal presentation held on Wednesday, May 20, CBS announced its official Fall 2009 schedule. Among the highlighted ones are the pick-up of "Medium" which has been snubbed by NBC and the go-ahead on "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" spin-off which is titled "NCIS: Los Angeles".

CBS Studios which is behind "Medium" previously criticized NBC for canceling the show starring Patricia Arquette. "NBC's cancellation of 'Medium' is inexplicable to us," the statement said. "The ratings don't lie: 'Medium' outperforms many of NBC's renewed shows ... We believe the show has a significant future and await developments." It will be put on Fridays, sandwiched by "Ghost Whisperer" and "Numb3rs".

Kris Allen Is the New 'American Idol' Winner!


May 21, 2009 02:23:15 GMT


The time has come to appoint the new winner of "American Idol". Slightly less than 100 million votes were cast for both Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, and according to DialIdol.com, only a few votes separated the two that it is difficult to foresee who will be the winner.

The result show on Wednesday, May 20 was opened with Ryan Seacrest welcoming back Adam and Kris on the stage. Right after that, a video about the judges was played before the Top 13, all in white outfits, performed Pink's "So What". As previously reported, the show was to be visited by many guest performers and the first to take the stage was last season's "Idol" champion, David Cook. He sang "Permanent" that was dedicated to his late brother and can be purchased with benefits going to cancer research.

Bravo TV Developing 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'


May 20, 2009 08:24:10 GMT


Words are spreading fast that Bravo TV is looking forward to follow the success of "Real Housewives" franchise in one more city. The network, according to TMZ which obtained the casting news ad, is scouting for socialites in the Beverly Hills area.

The ad is read: "Bravo is looking for outgoing, exciting, strong, focused women who reside in and around the Beverly Hills area that want to share their lives. We are looking for women who are lively and energetic, with defined opinions and views. Our featured women should have busy lives, be involved with the community, have a strong work ethic, and an active social calendar."

ABC's Fall 2009 Schedule Listed


May 20, 2009 07:17:10 GMT


Compared to FOX and NBC that have announced their Fall 2009 line-up earlier, ABC has the most dramatic changes in its line-up. The Alphabet is taking in more than 10 new shows to grace its 2009-10 season on top of the high-rating regulars such as "Dancing with the Stars", "Grey's Anatomy" and "Desperate Housewives".

These new shows include the Courteney Cox-starring vehicle "Cougar Town" which will be put on Wednesdays comedy slot along with newbies "Hank", "The Middle" and "Modern Family". ABC Entertainment Group chief Steve McPherson said, "We were looking to establish a comedy presence. Our Wednesday night has certainly been challenging for us and is something we wanted to improve on, and we were looking for event-style series."

Preview of 'Greek' 2.19: Cappie Stuck Between Two Girls

May 20, 2009 06:27:04 GMT


A brand new episode of "Greek" comes on Monday, May 25 under the title "Social Studies". In the preview which has just been released, Cappie tells Cassie that no other girls in the world compares to her.

Casey and Cappie's study group for their Woman's Studies class takes an awkward turn when not one but two fellow classmates joining them turn out to both be dating Cappie at the same time. How will Cappie escape this predicament? By studying alone with Casey?

NBC's Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed


May 20, 2009 04:49:46 GMT


After the Fall schedule announcement by FOX, it is time for NBC to unveil theirs. In a bold move, the Peacock Network orders the 20th season of "Law & Order" which is now tying "Gunsmoke" as primetime's longest running drama. Also in a surprising move, "30 Rock" is benched until midseason comes.

The half-hour comedy starring Tina Fey is reserved for midseason 2010 and its Thursday slot is given to new series "Community" which is starring Chevy Chase and Joel McHale. Also coming only after the 2010 Olympics is "Chuck" which has been saved from cancellation by fans and its sponsor Subway. The order is currently for 13 episodes, and Sarah will be seen working on Subway.

'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Shawn Johnson Wins


May 20, 2009 03:32:23 GMT


It's time to wrap up another season of "Dancing with the Stars" but first a couple will be crowned as the champion of the eight season. The three remaining stars, Gilles Marini, Shawn Johnson and Melissa Rycroft will perform their very last dance and the score will be added to Monday's total score and the audience vote on the night before.

To kick off the night, Lady GaGa was invited on stage to sing her "Just Dance" single. Then the fallen contestants in the season came back to reprise their dance. Belinda Carlisle took the floor first, followed by Denise Richards, Holly Madison, Steve Wozniak, David Alan Grier and Steve-O. Then, the winner of professional competition was announced and to guide a star next season is Anna Demidova.

'American Idol' Season 8 Finale Recap: Adam Lambert Vs. Kris Allen


May 20, 2009 02:49:15 GMT


Tuesday, May 19 would be the last chance for Adam Lambert and Kris Allen to prove to America why they deserve the title of "American Idol". The final showdown required them to sing three pieces, one picked by producer Simon Fuller, one chosen by themselves from one of the songs they had performed in the season, and another one is the winner's song which is co-written by judge Kara DioGuardi.

Kris won the coin toss last week, and he chose to go second. The show begins with Ryan Seacrest naming the final two "The Acoustic Rocker" versus "The Glam Rocker". A montage of them talking about their journey from the audition to the last stage was played before the performance.
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