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'Elementary,' 'Vegas' new first-look promos -- VIDEOS


CBS is unveiling new energetic and handsome looks at two of the network’s new fall dramas — Elementary and Vegas. Below, the Elementary promo (series debuts Sept. 27) adds an aggressive style to the show, while the Vegas promo (series debuts Sept. 25) emphasizes the battle of wills between Michael Chiklis’ mob boss and Dennis Quaid’s rancher. Check them out here: READ FULL STORY

Carly Rae Jepsen to guest star on '90210'


We’ve been hearing Carly Rae Jepsen sing “This is crazy / But here’s my number” seemingly everywhere for months, but now we finally have some digits for her – well, a zip code at least. The “Call Me Maybe” singer will make an appearance on the season 5 premiere of The CW’s 90210. CBS Television Studios, which produces the show, announced the news today.

Jepsen will perform a song from her upcoming album and will play herself as the headliner for Adrianna’s Las Vegas show.

“We fell in love with ['Call Me Maybe'] when we first heard it and used it in last season’s finale before it was a national sensation,” 90210 executive producers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen said in a statement. “We think she’s an exciting artist and are thrilled to be able to have her music on the show again, this time in a live performance in our season premiere.”

The episode will air Monday, Oct. 8.

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'Arrow' promo: Meet the human weapon -- VIDEO

Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) went to an island. Oliver Queen stayed on that island. Who emerged instead? His lethal archer alter ego, Arrow. In a new, extended trailer for The CW’s forthcoming Arrow, the hero grapples with his changed inner self that’s unknown to those around him. He also kicks a lot of butt and shoots the bounce right out of some tennis balls. Watch Oliver become a “human weapon” below. READ FULL STORY

'A Gifted Man,' 'Rob' canceled; Patrick Wilson 'couldn't be happier'


A Gifted Man is going to the TV afterlife.

The CBS medical drama, Rob Schneider’s sitcom Rob and crime procedurals NYC-22 and Unforgettable were also cancelled. “So…shocking to no one: A Gifted Man is done,” star Patrick Wilson tweeted. “Found out via email … and not from the network. Stay classy. Thanks to AGM fans! Great cast/crew … Thanks for the AGM love…but now that it’s ‘official,’ I couldn’t be happier. As good as it was (sometimes) it was not what I signed on for.”

Gifted Man wasn’t terribly rated by some Friday show standards (ahem, Fringe), but with with 8.6 million viewers and, more importantly, a 1.4 adult demo rating, it was low-rated by CBS standards. Unforgettable was far from a sure bet for cancellation with its hearty 12.1 million viewers and a 2.5 average. READ FULL STORY

Sarah Chalke books ABC comedy pilot

Will 2012 finally be the year that Sarah Chalke headlines her own successful TV show?

ABC is going to try to make it happen for fall: The network has cast the Scrubs vet in How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life, a comedy pilot from Claudia Lonow (Friends with Benefits). Chalke will play Polly, a recently divorced single mom moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who are full of life but know no boundaries.

In 2010, Chalke headlined the short-lived CBS comedy Mad Love. She also memorably recurred on How I Met Your Mother as Stella while starring on Scrubs, the Bill Lawrence comedy that wrapped two years ago.

ABC tried to find a comedy for Chalke in 2010 by giving her the starring role in the ABC sitcom pilot Freshman, which never saw the light of day.

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ABC Fall 2012 development: Out to please soap fans?

ABC fall development 2012: Out to please soap fans?

Like Revenge on ABC? Well you may get a lot more of it.

The lion’s share of the net’s drama pilots in development for fall offer sudsy tales in the vein of the Hamptons-based drama that’s currently tearing up the screen on Wednesdays. (To wit: The drama, which is averaging 8.7 million viewers, leads its hour against old dramas on CBS and NBC among adults 18-34 and key female demos. It’s also the net’s most-watched series in the hour in more than four years, since Lost in 2006-07).

Female-skewing serials fit in best for the home of Grey’s Anatomy and the outgoing Desperate Housewives, so ABC appears to be staying in its wheelhouse with adaptations of the tomes Scruples and 666 Park Avenue and another (with any luck, sexy) update of Beauty and the Beast.

Since no network dares to go into a new season without a legal angle or two, law-dog guru Shawn Ryan (The Shield) has also worked up an action thriller for the Alphabet Network. But even his project promises a serialized (and potentially soapy) take on the formation of a new nuclear nation that threatens our great god-fearing country.

Comedies? Well, the newest crop is a huge (see: smarter) departure from the dreck of 2011-12. Throwaways like Man Up! and Work It have been replaced with British adaptations and the much-needed return of funnywoman Judy Greer. (Remember her in Miss Guided?)

Save for a few more comedies, ABC has just about wrapped up their pilot ordering season. Next step: Make them, screen them, and decide whether they’re good enough to earn a series order for fall.  Here’s what they’ve drummed up. READ FULL STORY

Midseason TV Death Watch 2012

Welcome back to Death Watch, 2012 edition! Ah, we’ve missed sounding the death knell on low-rated members of the freshman crop. Fortunately, there’s a whole new batch to pick over — or pay respects to — before the season ends in May. Without further ado… READ FULL STORY

Most (and least) watched shows of fall -- UPDATED


Now that we’re in rerun hell, it’s high time to take stock of what we liked (and loathed) from September to December. Below is a list of every network show and how many viewers each one averaged.

While these numbers aren’t a key piece of the puzzle for the broadcast nets when they are setting ad rates and deciding whether to renew a series, they definitely help to tell a story of a program’s true popularity.*


Fall 2011-12 rankings: What's a hit, what's a bomb

UPDATED: Why is Whitney still on but Prime Suspect is about to wrap? How can Last Man Standing survive but How to Be a Gentleman can’t?

You’re about to get your answer.

Here is the season-to-date ranking for all the broadcast network shows through Week 8 of the 2011-12 season. Since advertisers (and the networks, whenever it suits them) salivate over adult viewers between the ages of 18-49, we’re listing which shows fared the best (and the worst) in the key demographic.

Note to anyone who ventures past No. 89: It gets pretty depressing from there so tread lightly, CW fans. (And a show that appears in red means it’s been canceled). READ FULL STORY

Justin Long talks 'New Girl' stint, being adorkable, and the funniest sex scene he's ever filmed

Aren’t you just always happy to see Justin Long? He just seems so nice and funny and the kind of guy you wouldn’t mind sitting next to on a long, turbulent plane ride. Anyway, tonight he begins his New Girl arc as Paul Gunslinger, a teacher who works at the same school where Zooey Deschanel’s Jess teaches. No shocker, he’s both nice and funny.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you have to familiarize yourself with the word ‘adorkable’ before you started this gig?
JUSTIN LONG: I was unfamiliar with that word before the litany of billboards that I came across. My friend Addison claims her mother created the word, actually. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Writer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's episode, 'Chupacabra'

The most recent episode of AMC’s zombie show The Walking Dead was notable for the unexpected appearance by a legendary, terrifying beast whose regular diet probably includes recently slain, uncooked woodland creatures .


Death Watch 2011: Fall TV Survival Status Week 7

UPDATED: We skipped last week to focus on the fate of returning shows, but now we’re back to run down the odds of all the new series surviving past the holidays.

What has changed in the last two weeks? Once upon a time, two networks premiered two shows about fairy tales. One of the dramas premiered on Sunday, debuted to really big numbers and managed to keep all its new friends around for week 2. The other show bowed in a haunted swamp called Friday where it still managed to find some followers.

Here are the latest, season-to-date averages including DVR playback among adults 18-49 (the demographic of most concern to advertisers). Who will get a lump of coal for Christmas? READ FULL STORY

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