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NBC unveiled their slate of programs for the 2009-2010 season this morning.  Six new pilots were picked up (two comedies, four dramas).  NBC failed to concoct an actual day-by-day schedule for the Fall - they are expected to release that schedule within a couple of weeks.  Not mentioned during NBC‘s announcement this morning were the likes of Chuck, Medium, My Name is Earl, Law & Order and Life.  Some of those series could get picked up for mid-season.  As of right now, the fall schedule looks filled to the brim, especially when you consider that Jay Leno‘s new show will be taking up five hours of prime-time per week.  For Chuck fans, the wait continues, although the forecast isn‘t terribly bright.  Shows picked up for next season include Parks and Recreation, Southland and Heroes.  NBC has also ordered six more episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday for the Fall.  Here‘s a rundown of the six new shows from NBC: Read more »
If you either (1) like Joel McHale on The Soup or (2) miss Chevy Chase, then Community is the show for you.  The upcoming NBC comedy not only marks the return of SNL original Chevy Chase, it is also McHale‘s, 37, first foray into scripted television after being a regular on The Adam Carolla Show and Mickey and Amelia Show, on top, of course, of his weekly slaughtering of television‘s worst on E!‘s The Soup.Set to debut during the fall, Community follows Jeff (McHale), a lawyer who has to go back to school when the state bar suspended his license when his college degree was "less than legitimate."  Chase, meanwhile, will play another student in the community college who has been married five times. The plots would normally revolve around the community college - "loser college, remedial teens, 20-something drop-outs, middle-age divorcees, and old people keeping their minds active as they circle the drain of eternity." Read more »
After 16 years of filming Late Night with Conan O‘Brien, tonight the redheaded funnyman begins his new gig as the host of The Tonight Show. He‘ll be joined by Will Ferrell, musical guest Pearl Jam, and will have former Late Night co-host Andy Richter by his side once more.In anticipation of his Tonight debut, many of Conan‘s celebrity friends--including 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin, Apprentice host Donald Trump, and others--offered words of encouragement and advice to O‘Brien, who will have all of America watching to see how he makes the gig his own.As O‘Brien recently told the New York Times, "There‘s an opportunity toput my stamp on this show. I‘ve got an ego, and I want to do my Tonight Show." Read more »

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