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Upfronts 2011

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    Reviewing the CW Upfront: Maybe This Time, They’ll Be LuckyJust when you want to write off the CW, here comes ‘Ringer’
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    The Showrunner Transcript: Parks and Recreation’s Michael Schur on Sleep-Fighting and the Secret to the Show’s Sweetness“Poehler can pretty much curse any of the dudes on the show under the table.”
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    Jay-Z Has a Development Deal With Adult SwimHe joins Odd Future and Major Lazer as an Adult Swim partner.
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    The 9 Most Exciting New Shows of the Upcoming Fall SeasonUpfronts are over; time to survey the field.
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    Watch Clips From the CW’s New ShowsIncluding ‘Ringer,’ with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
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    The Showrunner Transcript: Grey’s Anatomy’s Shonda Rhimes on Her New Series and How She Doesn’t Make ‘Light, Airy’ TV“I’m always very sensitive to the fact that people somehow think the shows are light and airy or optimistic.”
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    The CW’s New Fall Schedule: Welcoming Sarah Michelle GellarAnd Rachel Bilson.
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    Watch Clips From the New CBS ComediesKat Dennings shows off her inner sassy waitress.
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    Watch Clips From CBS’s New DramasPatrick Wilson, Michael Emerson, and Jim Caviezel get broody and dramatic.
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    Reviewing the CBS Upfront: Too Much SwaggerCBS luxuriates in its good fortune.
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    Upfront Babylon: Tales From the Lavish Days When Networks Had Money (and Booze) to BurnToday it’s all about numbers and restrained parties. But back in the day? Par-ty!
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    CBS Schedule Analysis: The Dominant Network Looks Poised to Continue Its DominanceOnly five new shows for the fall, but they tested well, and CBS is already playing from a position of strength.
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    TNT, TBS Plan for More of the SamePlus: Conan is coming back to New York for a week.
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    CBS’s New Fall Schedule: New Series, Time Slot Switches, and a Return to Saturday NightAnd ‘The Good Wife’ goes to Sunday.
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    Reviewing the ABC Upfront: Gender IssuesMost of ABC’s shows are aimed at women. Except the ones that are scared of them.
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    CW Adds Two More Reality ShowsIncluding ‘The Frame,’ which is like ‘Big Brother’ in one room.
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    Inside Fox’s Upfront Party: Cory Monteith, Jonah Hill, and the Simon Cowell Photo BoothWhich ‘Glee’ stars went out of their way for a picture with Simon?
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    CW Picks Up Ringer, Secret Circle, Hart of DixieAnd the reality show ‘H8ER.’
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    ABC Schedule Analysis: The Alphabet Goes on a Wild New-Show Spree … Because It Has ToThirteen new shows seems crazy. But in a world where ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ are fading: necessary.
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    The Showrunner Transcript: The Good Wife’s Robert and Michelle King on the Series’ Evolution and Alicia’s Love Life“And yes, we always want her to push herself toward the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ choice of, you know, get laid.”
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    Cougar Town’s Bill Lawrence Talks About Mid-Season Move“I’m not that bummed out.”
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    Watch Clips From ABC’s DramasStewardesses! Angels! Snow White! Oh my.
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    Watch Clips From ABC’s ComediesIncluding ‘Apartment 23,’ where James Van Der Beek makes fun of himself.
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    What’s With the Awful Key Art for New Shows?’Once Upon a Time’ is the main offender.
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    ABC’s New Fall Schedule: The Alphabet Brings the Dramas and Starts a New Comedy NightAnd there are some high-profile shows waiting for mid-season.
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    The Showrunner Transcript: How I Met Your Mother’s Carter Bays and Craig Thomas on Last Night’s Finale and Their 15-Year Partnership“Care deeply about your characters, so deeply that you almost delude yourself into thinking that they’re real human beings and quite possibly your best friends in the world.”
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    Watch Clips From Fox’s New DramasSam Neill goes full creeper for ‘Alcatraz.’
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    Watch Clips From Fox’s New ComediesWatch Zooey Deschanel cry herself silly.
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    Reviewing the Fox Upfront: Things Are Easier When You’re No. 1You just talk about ‘Glee’ and ‘X-Factor’ a lot.
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    The Showrunner Transcript: Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan on Season Four and His Experiences on The X-Files“I was so naive about the business back then that when I’d watch the show and the legend at the beginning said, “Richmond, Virginia” I actually thought they sent a film unit to those places. That’s how stupid I was.”
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    Reviewing the NBC Upfront: Seriously MusicalPlus: that announcement from the Donald.
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    CBS Picks Up Two More Dramas and a Comedy [Updated]’Rookies,’ the buzzy cop drama produced by Robert De Niro, is now called ‘The 2-2.’
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    Fox Schedule Analysis: The Network Plays It Safe to Stay On Top (No More Lone Stars)’X Factor’ and the Spielberg dinosaur action show ‘Terra Nova’ may be pricey, but they seem bound to score.
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    The Showrunner Transcript: 30 Rock’s Robert Carlock on Working on Joey and His Dedication to Joke Density“The life of the show is that Jack becomes more of a person and Liz gets her act together. Beyond that, the real goal of the show is the moral education of Kenneth Parcel, the eventual discovery that he is immortal and the center for a reason we can’t begin to understand.”
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    Fox’s New Fall Schedule: The Network Sticks to Its Reality Shows’Terra Nova,’ two sitcoms, an animated show, and ‘The X Factor’ are the new fall offerings.
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    How Does a Network Build a Fall Schedule? Fox’s Scheduling Chief Reveals the StrategiesIn a world of DVRs, managing time slots still matters a lot, and Preston Beckman shows us how the game is played.
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    NBC Schedule Analysis: Modest Ambitions Look Good on the PeacockRealistic new boss Bob Greenblatt knows how serious things are for the network.
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    CBS Kills Three ShowsWe’ll never have to type $#*! again
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    Watch Clips From the New NBC DramasThere’s a new ‘Prime Suspect,’ a musical, and more.
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    Watch Clips From the New NBC ComediesChristina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett, Hank Azaria, and Amanda Peet, among others.
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    NBC’s New Fall Schedule: Wednesday Comedies, Three New Dramas, and a Delayed 30 RockChristina Applegate, Whitney Cummings, and a ‘Prime Suspect’ remake get the green light, and ‘The Sing-Off’ isn’t just a holiday event anymore.
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    The Showrunner Transcript: Community’s Dan Harmon on Finale Cameos and Season-Long Lessons“The last two years, I’ve felt sort of like a guest star on ‘Fantasy Island’ that needs to learn an important lesson about growing up by getting a TV show.”
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    CBS Status Update: What Should the Sturdiest Network Do in a Post-Sheen World?While still on top, CBS still needs new breakout hits to replace its aging procedurals.
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    ABC Status Update: Can the Ailing Network Bounce Back With a New Boss?The old ABC Family head is now in charge, which could mean younger programming.
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    Fox Picks Up Four Pilots, Cancels Five Series [Update]A good night for Zooey Deschanel and JJ Abrams, a bad night for Christian Slater and ‘The Chicago Code.’
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    Fox Status Update: Where Does the Top Network Stand Going Into Its X Factor Year?’Idol’ didn’t slip as much as people predicted, but only one of last fall’s new shows survived.
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    Where Does Fourth-Place NBC Stand Heading into Upfronts?Here are the problems that need to be solved next year, and what the struggling Peacock might do to solve them.
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    TV Buzz Check: What Big Moves Will the Networks Make During Upfronts?Fox needs some dramas to fill the shoes of ‘24’ and the aging ‘House.’
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    Could Next Season Be TV’s Most Female-Packed? We Look at the ContendersThey’re broken down by archetypes: the Rachels, the Buffys, the Cagney and Laceys …