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Take a ride on the streets of Chicago on Ride-Along, a FOX drama that literally brings audiences to the edge of their seat. On this series, a civilian is given the chance to ride in the passenger seat of a squad car and watch the action unfold as though they‘re really there. The routines and the surprises in a police officer‘s life will be uncovered, and that‘s all thanks to our spot in the squad car.On Ride-Along, local legend Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke) conquers the city with courage, owing every breath to his years as a veteran on the Chicago Police Force. Armed more by his edgy charm and fearless bravado than your average gun, he‘s a force to be dealt with.  Read more »
This morning FOX announced its fall and mid-season schedule, complete with  seven new shows and some notable changes to the channel‘s biggest shows. Joining the network will be four new comedies and three new dramas, including Running Wilde, a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett (of Arrested Development) and Keri Russell (of Felicity fame). See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>In spite of the exciting news that Gob Bluth will be returning to FOX, we think the most interesting tidbits that came out of the FOX announcements have to do with the network‘s established shows. American Idol will be getting rid of some of the guest performers and cutting down the results show to 30 minutes, Glee will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot and there will blessedly not be a fall season of So You Think You Can Dance. Here are the full fall and mid-season schedules from FOX, complete with new show synopses: Read more »
FOX released its mid-season schedule today, and there are more big changes for American Idol. The show already has new judges and new rules, and now there are new days. The show is being pushed to Wednesdays and Thursdays, most likely to keep Glee safely where it is since the show is doing so well.  Read more »
In 2002 creator Shawn Ryan redefined the cop drama with The Shield. His new show, The Chicago Code (premiering tonight at 9pm on FOX) is a lot like that, only without the moral ambiguity. If Vic Mackey was a different kind of cop, The Chicago Code‘s Jarek Wysocki is the good cop.  Read more »
With the CBS comedies in repeats and The Bachelor airing a reunion special, last night should‘ve been a good night for NBC‘s The Event to return. However, when the dust settled, it turns out people weren‘t that interested.  Read more »
Today FOX released its summer schedule with premiere dates for So You Think You Can Dance, Hell‘s Kitchen and MaserChef.  Read more »
On Tuesday evening, the FOX network went for all-out decimation with regard to its "bubble" shows. Every program not certain of renewal is gone. Before the cancellation bloodbath was over, Human Target, Lie to Me, Breaking In, The Chicago Code and Traffic Light all fell off the FOX schedule.So what does this mean for the fates of bubble shows on the other networks? Read more »
On Tuesday night, FOX surprised everyone by ruthlessly canceling its slate of bubble shows, including the mid-season comedy, Breaking In. The move, which seemed to indicate FOX‘s lack of patience when it comes to mid-rated shows, opened up space for four pilots set to debut in the fall. Now, however, it‘s looking like Breaking In may be around to join them.How many chances does one show get? Read more »
Finales ruled Monday night, with Chuck, Castle, Hawaii Five-0, and How I Met Your Mother all enjoying hefty ratings increases with their season finales. And of course Dancing with the Stars fared well. We also said goodbye forever to a few shows.Castle wrangled a whopping 13.21 million, while Hawaii Five-0 managed 9.83 million. Both shows featured huge cliffhangers in their season finales, leaving fans hungry for more. How I Met Your Mother had 7.11 million viewers. Chuck‘s season finale drew 4.47 million viewers. All four shows are returning next season (Chuck for its final 13 episodes), but fans have a long summer ahead of them. Read more »
More season/series finales last night, with House, the (now cancelled) Chicago Code and The Event (also cancelled) all airing their final episodes of the season. Dancing with the Stars aired its penultimate episode of the season, with the finale happening tonight.House‘s season finale, which saw the departure of actress Lisa Edelstein, was down from last week. It saw a 6% drop versus last week, and a 23% drop versus last year‘s season finale, with 9.03 million viewers. Unfortunately for House, this is a finale low for the series. You can check out our House recap here. Read more »
Fox has made an early decision about shows for its 2011-2012 season. Five existing shows -- dramas Human Target, The Chicago Code, and Lie to Me, and comedies Traffic Light and Breaking In -- will not be returning in the fall. Taking their place will be two new dramas, The Finder and Alcatraz, as well as two comedies, I Hate My Teenage Daughter and The New Girl. Read more »
Amidst all the buzz Ted Danson‘s entry has generated for CBS‘ flagship crime drama CSI, there‘s one more storyline that will define the show‘s current season: Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) is leaving the crime lab in the middle of the season. And the show‘s crew are getting ready for the goodbye by bringing three big names to send her off.  Read more »
Now that Castle season 4 is taking a break until the new year, it‘s time to take a good, long look at which actors might be appearing when the show returns in 2012. And the most recent piece of casting news will bring Jennifer Beals to the mystery drama.  Read more »
Common Law, USA‘s most recent entry to the land of blue-sky programming, finally has a premiere date. When can audiences hope to catch a glimpse of this light-hearted cop drama? Keep reading to find out. Read more »
This is my viewpoint, from the far end of the interview with actress Julie Ann Emery, spending part of my Memorial Day weekend with Adam Ferrara, and talking up TV writers who don‘t get enough credit. Read more »