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This week on The Film List, I take a look at the Fall TV premiere dates for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.  Want to know when your favorite shows are returning?  (Dexter, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy)  Want to know what new shows will be on this fall? (Blue Bloods, Hawaii-50, Lone Star)  This is the podcast for you.  I go in detail when to set your DVRs and what shows I’m looking forward to viewing.

I also talk about Homicide : Life on the Street,  Buried,  Shade,  The Sting,  Pirana 3-D, among other shows and films.

Don’t have iTunes?  Click on link below to hear podcast :

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"Cortney B. Vance, I think we got cancelled.."

ABC has cancelled “FlashForward” due to low ratings,  the show dropped from 12.47 million when it debuted in September to 4.77 million on the latest episode.

As you know Ms. Wendy and i started a FlashForward podcast but at the break, we just decided to stop.  The show was struggling and it failed to find a rhythm.  However, the show came back after a hiatus and the last 5 episodes were awesome.  However, even a dvd release of the first part of the season didn’t help as fans were lost for good.  If a show doesn’t maintain high ratings, the newtworks will cancel a show, no questions asked.  My idea : cut the cast down which will help the budget and continue the run on the Scy-Fy network.  But that will not happen.  The cast is moving on.  Recently FlashForward alum Michael Ealy  has joined the cast of  Californication  for season 3.  Well, bye bye FlashForward, you weren’t given a fair chance but we are in the days of ratings, no ratings, no air time.

It looks like V  has been renewed but won’t get a season 2 premiere till 2011.

10 New shows to watch for in 2010

Here is Tv.com’s Top 10 shows to watch for 2010.  I found it interesting.  Some shows I watch, some I heard were great, and some I just have never heard of.  

Friday January 22, 2010 Ms. Wendy will be joining as co-host of THE FILM LIST, to go over the shows we think you should watch in 2010.  Now it’s for the 2nd half of the 2009-10 TV season, not a summer or fall preview, it’s for winter and Spring of 2010. 

We will go over what’s coming out and give our choices for what you should watch and what we are going to watch.

Also notice, LOST is the top show on this list.  I like this guy Tim, who wrote the article. 

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

by Tim Surette TV.com Staff Writer 01/08/10 03:00 PM

In the old days of television (circa 2005), the midseason was where networks dumped their dead bodies. Scripted shows that weren’t good enough for the fall season would debut as “midseason replacements” for fall shows that tanked, and they’d run side-by-side with quick-buck reality shows.  

Not anymore. The midseason is home to some of television’s biggest hitters, including American Idol, Lost, and several premium-cable programs. So what should you keep an eye on in the first half of 2010? I chose ten comedy, drama and action programs I think will be worth watching (note: they’re all scripted shows that are premiering this midseason; returning fall shows and reality programs were not included).  

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

10. Life Unexpected — The CW, premiering January 18 at 9pm
For once, a new CW show that isn’t remaking an old program with hot youngsters. Life Unexpected follows a 16-year-old girl’s quest for emancipation from her biological parents, who gave her up for adoption. I’ve seen the pilot, and it’s touching and honest without being too cheesy. A pleasant surprise.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

9. Sons of Tucson — Fox, premiering March 14 at 8:30pm
Tyler Labine (Reaper‘s Sock) is a couple hundred pounds of comedy gold, and I’m psyched to see him play a con artist who pretends to be a dad to a trio of kids. The show will air right in the middle of Fox’s animation block, so expect the same goofball comedy that fans of those other shows love.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

8. Damages — FX, premiering January 25 at 10pm
The revolving door on television’s best acting ensemble will bring in Lily Tomlin, Campbell Scott, and Martin Short this year. But the real attraction here is the show’s twisted sense of storytelling; going through a season of Damages is like putting the pieces of a shattered mirror back together. Without the bad luck.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

7. Treme — HBO, premiering in April
I’d put Treme higher on the list, but since The Wire is still vastly underwatched, I’ll leave it here. This anticipated show from Wire creator David Simon follows musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans, so don’t expect any forensics, psychics, explosions, or vampires. Just quality drama about the lifeforce of New Orleans.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

6. The Tudors — Showtime, premiering April 11
The final season of cable’s most lavish program will conclude the decadent life of Henry VIII. Spoiler alert: He dies. Who will have their head chopped off? Who will Henry bed? Who will be bedded by Henry and then have their head chopped off? These answers and more on the next season of The Tudors!

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

5.  — HBO, premiering January 10 at 10pmBig Love
HBO’s Mormon drama gets more attention every season, and deservedly so. The acting is top notch (Chloe Sevigny and Jeanne Tripplehorn are Emmy-worthy), the drama is as heavy as it gets, and the subject matter is delightfully frowned upon by religious officials.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

4. Human Target — Fox, premiering January 17 at 8pm
If you like ’80s action movies that star wise-cracking macho men, you’ll like Human Target. Based on a comic book graphic novel, Human Target stars Mark Valley as a man who poses as a person in danger. There’s plenty of action and levity to make a bucket of popcorn mandatory during all viewings.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

3. Chuck — NBC, premiering January 10 at 9pm
The action-comedy (just barely!) returns for Season 3, and I couldn’t be happier. Why this show isn’t more popular is beyond me; it has spy gadgets, hot chicks, and a charming lead in Zachary Levi. This new season sees our accidental spy endowed with more than just top-secret tidbits; this time he actually learns how to kick some butt.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

2. Breaking Bad — AMC, premiering March 8
When we last saw Walter White, he was sifting through the wreckage of a plane crash that was indirectly his fault. Yikes. How is Season 3 going to top that? I don’t know, but I have all the faith that television’s best writing team to come up with something awesome.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

1. Lost — ABC, premiering February 2 at 9pm
I know, shocker. But how could the final season of Lost NOT be number one? Old ghosts are back as we press the rewind button (or fast-forward button) to discover what happens if Jack’s plan to detonate the H-bomb is successful. The four-toed statue, the bones of Adam and Eve, John Locke’s destiny, it will all make sense. And if it doesn’t, I’ll hunt down the producers myself.

Almost made the list: 24, Caprica, Life and Times of Tim, Justified, Archer, Southland, The Pacific  
Which shows are you looking forward to?  


Heckle TV.com writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom  

 

Before the new series “Flash Forward” debuted, the production team had mapped out a season-long and series-long arc for the show.

And while we don’t know if we’ll get to see the entire series arc, at least we’ll get to see the full season arc.  ABC gave the green light for a full season of the freshman drama yesterday. The order extends the episode count from 13 to 22.

The series has delivered solid ratings against CBS’s “Survivor” and has done extremely well when DVR figures are factored in.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, ratings for “Flash Forward” grew by 32% when DVR viewing was factored into the equation.

That’s the best numbers for any freshman series of the year and is well above the ratings delivered by “Ugly Betty” in the same time slot last year.

“Flash Forward” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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Here is the List of Premiere Dates for your favorite and maybe new favorite shows.  Shows in bold are new shows :

Tuesday, Sept. 8

90210, 8 p.m. (CW)
Melrose Place,
9 p.m. (CW)
Sons of Anarchy, 10 p.m. (FX)

 
Wednesday, Sept. 9

America’s Next Top Model, 8 p.m. (CW)
So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Glee
, 9 p.m. (Fox)
Destination Truth, 10 p.m. (Syfy)
Thursday, Sept. 10

The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m. (CW)
Supernatural, 9 p.m. (CW)

Saturday, Sept. 12

Cops, 8 p.m. (Fox)
America’s Most Wanted, 9 p.m. (Fox)
Robin Hood, 9 p.m. (BBC America)

Monday, Sept. 14

One Tree Hill, 8 p.m. (CW)
Lincoln Heights, 8 p.m. (ABC Family)
Gossip Girl, 9 p.m. (CW)
The Jay Leno Show
, 10 p.m. (NBC)

Tuesday, Sept. 15

The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m. (NBC)

Wednesday, Sept. 16

The Beautiful Life, 9 p.m. (CW)
The Ultimate Fighter, 10 p.m. (Spike TV)

Thursday, Sept. 17

Bones, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Survivor: Samoa, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
Fringe, 9 p.m. (Fox)
The Office, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Community, 9:30 p.m. (NBC)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 10 p.m. (FX)


Friday, Sept. 18

Crash, 10 p.m. (Starz)

Sept. 20

Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9 p.m. (HBO)
Bored to Death, 9:30 pm (HBO

Monday, Sept. 21

Dancing With the Stars, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Heroes, 8 p.m. (NBC)
House, 8 p.m. (Fox) (two-hour premiere)
How I Met Your Mother, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Accidentally on Purpose, 8:30 p.m. (CBS)
Two and a Half Men, 9 p.m. (CBS)
The Big Bang Theory, 9:30 p.m. (CBS)
Castle, 10 p.m. (ABC)
CSI: Miami, 10 p.m. (CBS)

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Dancing With the Stars, 8 p.m. (ABC)
NCIS, 8 p.m. (CBS)
NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m. (CBS)
The Forgotten, 10 p.m. (ABC)
The Good Wife, 10 p.m. (CBS)

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Mercy, 8 p.m. (NBC)
The New Adventures of Old Christine, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Gary Unmarried, 8:30 p.m. (CBS)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Modern Family, 9 p.m. (ABC)
Criminal Minds, 9 p.m. (CBS)
Cougar Town, 9:30 p.m. (ABC)
CSI: NY, 10 p.m. (CBS)
Eastwick, 10 p.m. (ABC)


Thursday, Sept. 24

Flash Forward, 8 p.m. (ABC)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 9 p.m. (CBS)
Grey’s Anatomy, 9 p.m. (ABC)
The Mentalist, 10 p.m. (CBS)


Friday, Sept. 25

Brothers, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Smallville, 8 p.m. (CW)
Ghost Whisperer, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Law & Order, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Dollhouse, 9 p.m. (Fox)
Medium, 9 p.m. (CBS) (new network)
Numb3rs, 10 p.m. (CBS)


Saturday, Sept. 26

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Sept. 27

60 Minutes, 7 p.m. (CBS)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 7 p.m. (ABC)
The Amazing Race, 8 p.m. (CBS)
The Simpsons, 8 p.m. (Fox)
The Cleveland Show, 8:30  p.m. (Fox)
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m. (ABC)
Dexter, 9 p.m. (Showtime)
Family Guy, 9 p.m. (Fox)
American Dad, 9:30 p.m. (Fox)
Brothers & Sisters, 10 p.m. (ABC)
Californication, 10 p.m. (Showtime)
Cold Case, 10 p.m. (CBS)


Monday, Sept. 28

Lie to Me, 9 p.m. (Fox)
Trauma, 9 p.m. (NBC)


Tuesday, Sept. 29

Hell’s Kitchen, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Shark Tank, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? 8 p.m., (My Network TV)
Dancing With the Stars, 9 p.m. (ABC)
The Hills, 10 p.m. (MTV)
The City, 10:30 p.m. (MTV)

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Hank, 8 p.m. (ABC)
The Middle, 8:30 pm. (ABC)
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, 10 p.m. (MTV)


Thursday, Oct. 1

Private Practice, 10 p.m. (ABC)

Friday, Oct. 2

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8 p.m. (Cartoon Network)
WWE Friday Night SmackDown, 8 pm, (MyNetworkTV)
‘Til Death, 8:30 p.m. (Fox)
Stargate Universe, 9 p.m. (Syfy)
Sunday, Oct. 4

America’s Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m (ABC)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Three Rivers, 9 p.m. (CBS)

 

Monday, Oct. 5

Sherri, 7 p.m. (Lifetime)
Rita Rocks, 7:30 p.m. (Lifetime)

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Scare Tactics, 9 p.m. (Syfy)

Wednesday, Oct. 7

South Park, 10 p.m. (Comedy Central)
Secret Girlfriend, 10:30 p.m. (Comedy Central)

Friday, Oct. 9

Ugly Betty, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Sanctuary, 10 p.m. (Syfy)

Saturday, Oct. 10

The Girls Next Door, 10 p.m. (E!)

Tues, Oct. 14

Nip/Tuck, 10 p.m. (FX)
Thursday, Oct. 15

30 Rock, 9:30 p.m. (NBC)


Friday, Oct. 16

Supernanny, 8 p.m. (ABC)


Monday, Oct. 19

Little People, Big World, 10 p.m. (TLC)


Thursday, Oct. 22

The Jeff Dunham Show, 9 p.m. (Comedy Central)


Friday, Oct. 23

Southland, 9 p.m. (NBC)
White Collar, 10 p.m. (USA)

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Friday Night Lights, 9 p.m. (DirecTV 101 Channel)

Nov. 3

V, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Nov. 4

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, 8 p.m. (TBS)
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, 9 p.m. (TBS)

Saturday, Nov. 7

The Wanda Sykes Show, 11 p.m. (Fox)
Monday, Nov. 9

Lopez Tonight  (Mon.-Thurs.), 11 pm (TBS)


Friday, Nov. 13

The Very Funny Show (by Tim Meadows), 11:30 p.m. (TBS)


Monday, Dec. 7

The Closer, 9 p.m. (TNT)
Men of a Certain Age
, 10 p.m. (TNT)

NEW TV SHOWS FOR 2009 : 10PM SLOT

Today is my review for new TV shows in the 10pm slot.

Here is my code for viewing :

Pass : Not going to watch

Trial : Give it 2-3 episodes to see if I’ll stay with it.

YES : I’m going to watch and stick with it.

DVD : Any show that I’ll will not watch during the first run but may rent or buy the season on DVD for summer hiatus viewing.

 

NEW SHOWS COMING TO NETWORK TV THIS FALL at the 10pm slot :

The Forgotten
Tuesdays
at 10:00pm
on ABC
A team of amateur detectives tries to identify a new body in each episode. The bodies narrate!
SOLO: TRIAL.  CHRISTIAN SLATER IS A FAVORITE AND IT LOOKS INTERESTING.
 
 
Eastwick
Wednesdays
at 10:00pm
on ABC
Remember the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick? It’s like that, only on the small screen.
SOLO: MAYBE DVD.
 
 
The Good Wife
Tuesdays
at 10:00pm
on CBS
A defense attorney juggles her career dreams with her marriage to a high-profile politician.
SOLO: PASS.
 
 
The Jay Leno Show
Weeknights
at 10:00pm
on NBC
After 17 years of late-night television, Jay Leno is ready for primetime!
SOLO: LOVE JAY.  BUT IN PRIMETIME?  I WILL CHECK IT OUT WHEN NOTHING ELSE IS ON.
 
 
SLOT TBA
 
 
Copper
on ABC
Five rookie cops learn that life in the police force is a lot harder than they expected.
SOLO: DO I REALLY NEED TO WATCH?
 
 
The Deep End
on ABC
Four young lawyers learn the ropes at one of the most prestigious law firms in Los Angeles.
SOLO: THE PREMISE DOESN’T GRAB ME.  IF IT WORKS, DVD VIEWING.
 
 
Happy Town
on ABC
The new sheriff of a small town tries to solve the area’s first murder in seven years.
SOLO: DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS, BUT LOVE THE PREMISE.  TRIAL.
 
 
V
on ABC
Aliens arrive on Earth and claim they’re here to help us – but what are their true intentions?
SOLO: YES, I WILL WATCH AND STICK WITH IT. I LOVE ELIZABETH MITCHELL!!!!!!
 
 
The Bridge
on CBS
A former police union head with an attitude problem stars in this Canada/US collaboration.
SOLO : PASS.  MAYBE DVD IN A FEW YEARS.
 
 
SOURCE : WWW.TV.COM

NEW SHOWS FOR 2009 : 9PM SLOT

Today is my review for new TV shows in the 9pm slot.

Here is my code for viewing :

Pass : Not going to watch

Trial : Give it 2-3 episodes to see if I’ll stay with it.

YES : I’m going to watch and stick with it.

DVD : Any show that I’ll will not watch during the first run but may rent or buy the season on DVD for summer hiatus viewing.

 

NEW SHOWS COMING TO NETWORK TV THIS FALL at the 9pm slot :

 

Past Life
Tuesdays
at 9:00pm
on Fox
(Midseason)
The Past Life team returns clients to their previous lives to solve the issues of the present.
SOLO : DON’T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS ONE.  PASS
 
Glee
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on FOX
Welcome to the tough-as-nails world of competitive high school singing. It’s surprisingly fun!
SOLO : OH BOY, ENOUGH.  I GUESS IF YOU ARE A YOUNG SINGER SURE, BUT GOING TO : PASS
 
Human Target
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on FOX
(Midseason)
Security-for-hire Christopher Chance protects clients while learning about his own dark past.
SOLO : FRINGE ALUM MARK VALLEY.  WHO KNOWS.  DVD
 
Modern Family
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on ABC
This mockumentary probes the idea of “modern family” through the eyes of three diverse couples.
SOLO : I’LL WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU GUYS THINK.  PASS
 
NCIS: Los Angeles
Tuesdays
at 9:00pm
on CBS
Go deep into the heart of L.A. undercover with this special branch of the NCIS team!
SOLO : NEVER HAVE SEEN NCIS BUT I LIKE LL.  COULD BE GOOD.  TRIAL DVD FOR SURE.
 
Three Rivers
Sundays
at 9:00pm
on CBS
The doctors at an acclaimed transplant hospital hold patient’s lives in their hands every day.
SOLO : I LIKE ALEX BUT DO WE NEED ANOTHER DOCTOR SHOW?  PASS  MAYBE DVD…MAYBE
 
Melrose Place
Tuesdays
at 9:00pm
on CW
Laura Leighton and Thomas Calabro return as Sydney Andrews and Michael Mancini. ‘Nuff said.
SOLO : I WAS A HUGE MELROSE FAN BACK IN THE DAY.  GOING TO TRY IT.  TRIAL
 
The Beautiful Life
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on CW
Male and female models struggle with single life in New York City. Hot!
SOLO : PASS.
 
Trauma
Mondays
at 9:00pm
on NBC
Follow the emergency medical team out into the field – where anything can happen!
SOLO: WHAT DID I JUST SAY.  PASS
 
Day One
Mondays
at 9:00pm
on NBC
(Midseason)
A meteor hits the Earth, and only a few survive to rebuild it. Can they make it happen?
SOLO: WAIT FOR TRAILERS TO SEE IF IT’S ANY GOOD.  TRIAL
 
Mercy
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on NBC
(Midseason)
The friendship of three nurses lies at the center of this new NBC dramedy.
SOLO : WOW, ANOTHER HOSPITAL SHOW.  I CAN’T WAIT TO…PASS
 
9:30 PM
 
Cougar Town
Wednesdays
at 9:30pm
on ABC
Courteney Cox stars as a 40-year-old single mom who finds herself drawn to a younger man.
SOLO : I LIKE COUGARS.  I LIKE COURTNEY.  DVD
 
100 Questions
Tuesdays
at 9:30pm
on NBC
(Midseason)
Charlotte Payne is full of questions about love and life. Can anyone give her the answers?
SOLO : ONE ANSWER : PASS.
 
SOURCE : WWW.TV.COM
 

New Network Shows 2009 : 8pm Slot

Everyday, I will be taking a look at the new network TV fall line-up.  I will release the new shows by network time slot.  Today, the 8pm prime time slot.  I’ll simply commenting on if I will watch,  not watch or if I’m intrigued.  I also want to hear from you.  Take part in the pole below.  So what new shows will get us excited?  Flash Forward is at the top of my list but I’m looking to fill that void with some other new shows.

Here is my code for viewing :

Pass : Not going to watch

Trial : Give it 2-3 episodes to see if I’ll stay with it.

YES : I’m going to watch and stick with it.

DVD : Any show that I’ll will not watch during the first run but may rent or buy the season on DVD for summer hiatus viewing.

 

NEW SHOWS COMING TO NETWORK TV THIS FALL at the 8pm slot :

Brothers
Fridays
at 8:00pm
on FOX
A retired NFL player and his wheelchair-bound brother reignite their childhood rivalries.
SOLO : Michael strahan taking his shot at prime time comedy.  Don’t think this is for me.  PASS
 
The Shark Tank
Tuesdays
at 8:00pm
on ABC
It’s not about real sharks, but about business-savvy contestants battling it out for funding.
SOLO : I DON’T DO REALITY OR FAKE REALITY SHOWS.  PASS
 
Hank
Wednesdays
at 8:00pm
on ABC
Kelsey Grammer stars as an unemployed former CEO trying to reconnect with his family.
SOLO: I LIKE KELSEY, BUT NOT SURE IF READY TO COMMIT.  DVD
 
Flash Forward
Thursdays
at 8:00pm
on ABC
This “companion series to Lost” will show audiences an eerie, chaotic vision of the future.
SOLO : YES, YES, AND YES.  I WILL WATCH AND ENJOY.
 
The Vampire Diaries
Thursdays
at 8:00pm
on CW
Two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – vie for the love of a beautiful human girl.
SOLO: IT MAY BE FOR A YOUNGER CROWD, BUT GIVING IT A TRY.   IF I DON’T COMMIT, DEFINITELY RENT 1ST SEASON.  TRIAL AND DVD.
 
Parenthood
Wednesdays
at 8:00pm
on NBC
Peter Krause stars in this re-imagining of the movie Parenthood.
SOLO: HUGE PETER KRAUSE FAN.  I ALWAYS TRY ANYTHING HE IS IN.  TRIAL.
 
Community
Thursdays
at 8:00pm
on NBC
The legendary Chevy Chase stars in a new series about a group of misfits at community college.
SOLO: CHEVY CHASE RETURNS TO TV.  INTERESTING.  TRIAL BUT MOST LIKELY DVD.
 
The Marriage Ref
Sundays
at 8:00pm
on NBC
(Midseason)
Jerry Seinfeld’s new comedy/reality series brings you relationship advice from the stars.
SOLO: IT’S REALITY SO NO, BUT I LOVE JERRY.  DVD
 
8:30 PM
 
The Cleveland Show
Sundays
at 8:30pm
on FOX
Cleveland Brown, former neighbor of Peter Griffin, has finally landed his very own series. Sweet!
SOLO: SORRY GLEN, CLEVELAND NOT ROCKIN’ ME.  PASS
 
Sons of Tucson
Sundays
at 8:30pm
on FOX
(Midseason)
Three rich brothers hire a hustler to pose as their father while their real one is in prison.
SOLO : PASS
 
The Middle
Wednesdays
at 8:30pm
on ABC
Take a new look at American life through the eyes of a middle-class Midwestern mom.
SOLO: NEED MORE INFO.  INTRIGUES ME A BIT.  DVD?  PASS? 
Accidentally on Purpose
Mondays
at 8:30pm
on CBS
Jenna Elfman stars as a film critic raising a child with platonic partner. Holy hilarity!
SOLO: LOVE JENNA ELFMAN BUT NOT READY TO COMMIT TO THIS SHOW.  PASS
 
source : www.tv.com
 

Comic Con 2009  is in full swing.  I mean full swing.  Our good friends from The Transmission are there.  Jay and Jack (Nudia.TV) are doing daily recaps from The Con.  Many many folks are scrambling to get the Ben Linus bobblehead, going to their favorite panels, getting knock down by a Wookie or smelling the order of a freaky fan.  Comic Con is crazy and everyone is just loving it.

So if you are sick of searching for footage and everytime you do a Comic Con search you come with Twilight New Moon this, Twilight that, here is the basics.  Just some simple tidbits of some main findings at Comic Con 2009 :

1.  Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance, for a minute, with Tim Burton at the ALICE IN WONDERLAND  panel.

2.  Elisabeth Mitchell (LOST’s Juliet) promoted her new show V.  She also joined a host of Wonderwoman (Sigourney, Eliza, Ahura) for a panel.  She was asked about Juliet’s fate in season 6 of Lost.  She was coached and pretty much gave a Darlton answer : we’ll see if what Jack did worked.

3.  The new Tron 2 trailer was released.  It looked awesome.  Jeff Bridges was shown in the trailer and the crowd roard!!!!

4.  Dominic Monaghan was announced to be joining the cast of Flash Forward.  He was announced at the end of the panel as “The bassist from Driveshaft!”  He is not in the 2 hour pilot but will debut in epsiode 2. (See my Dom : Confirmed article for more info)

5.  James Cameron hosted the AVATAR panel.  Fans got to see 20 plus minutes of footage.

6.  An all-encompassing  Battlestar Galactica panel paved the way for all things BSG now that the flagship series has come to a close.  The panel was held to preview to major events, the BSG TV movie The Plan and the new series Caprica.

7.  Also debuted was a super-sized trailer for the Guy Ritchie-directed “Sherlock Holmes,“ starring Robert Downey jr, Jude Law and Rachel McAdams.

8.  During the Warner Bros. panel, director Jimmy Hayward revealed footage of his next film,  JONAH HEX.  They also revealed the kick butt poster, oh Ms. Fox…

I like me some Fox

I like me some Fox

9.  The most leaked panel was for Twilight : New Moon.  Kristen stewart looked liked she partied late last night with Keith Richards.

See what I mean....

See what I mean....

10.  The panel for The Book of Eli  generated a lot of buzz.  they premiered the trailer.  On the panel were directors Albert & Allen Hughes, Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman, and Denzel Washington.  Gary Oldman revealed that Batman 3  filming will begin in 2010, with a release most likely in summer of 2011 or 2012.

11.  Producers of the cancelled series Jericho announced continuing the season 3 (Civil War) storyline in a series of comics.

12.   A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET presented the very first trailer of the revival from the iconic 1980s horror film of the same name.  Among the people on the panel were producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller, director Samuel Bayer, and Jackie Earle Haley

 

Jackie is the new Freddy

Jackie is the new Freddy

As we reported on the Lost Revisited Now podcast, Lost has added an extra hour to its’  final season.  It was planned before season 5 that the final season was going to have 17 hours.  But another hour has been added to make it a full 18 hours of Lost for season 6.  “Any time you get added Lost hours it is a very good day” shouted Donald Chavis.    So what is the chance we will get 24 hours?  1 million to none but I always like to hope.  Here is the report I found at http://lost-media.com/topics/lostnews/

18 hours of Island fun!!!!

18 hours of Island fun!!!!

 Lost finds another hour for season six by Mark Medley

The final season of Lost has just gotten a bit longer: ABC announced they are adding an extra hour to the popular drama’s sixth and final season. Previously, fans were informed season six would last a paltry 17 hours; now, however, Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports via Twitter that the upcoming season will be a staggering 18 hours “including two-hour premiere and two-hour finale.” Lost should return to TV early in 2010.