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Live from New York, it's another 30 Rock live episode!
Leslie Knope's alter ego adds "author" to her résumé.
Don't worry, there's plenty of Louie to go around.
It might be the strangest casting mash-up of two TV shows ever...
Of all the network upfronts each May, CBS' is the one I usually dread sitting through the most simply because it always kicks off with president and CEO Les Moonves both arrogantly crowing about yet another year as the highest-rated network overall ("more Americans watched NCIS this season than went to see Avatar") and trying to convince the audience of advertisers and journalists that everything is just hunky dory in the broadcast biz. But other than his spiel and an awkward but well-intentioned bit by Jim Parsons in character as Sheldon Cooper (something about how he'd use a time machine to go back to NBC's 1969 upfront to convince advertisers to invest in the original Star Trek), the rest of CBS' 2010-11 presentation cruised by fairly painlessly, despite a few clunkers in their new lineup.
Blue Bloods is a perfectly fine show. In fact, it's actually pretty decent and has a good cast, and while not totally original or even remotely edgy, it's a solid series. The biggest problem with it is that it's airing on Friday nights at 10 PM. That's a terrible timeslot for it.
This past week, each of the broadcast networks unveiled their fall and midseason lineups at their annual upfront presentations for advertisers and media. While a bunch of the new shows look like they could be dead on arrival, and none totally blew us away, there were a handful of programs that we're definitely already excited about. Here's our early picks for what might be worth watching this fall and next winter/spring.
This is going to be a big week for TV news, what with fall lineups being announced and all. Hold on to your DVRs!
It's a slow news day, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun!