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July 24, 2008: Showtime shows 'Dexter' preview
Comments: 0 | Categories: Comic Con , Dexter , Showtime
Comic-Con -- Showtime screened a first-look trailer of the upcoming third season of "Dexter" to a rapturous reception at Comic-Con. The clips suggest Dexter impulsively...

July 24, 2008: Alan Ball gets some Comic-Con love
Comments: 0 | Categories: Comic Con , HBO , True Blood
Comic-Con -- "We have three more days of shooting and then we will wrap," says Alan Ball, creator of "True Blood," when asked how far...

July 24, 2008: Traffic, train killings, snarl Comic-Con plans
Comments: 0 | Categories: 2008 , Comic Con
Somewhere between L.A. and Comic-Con -- According to our Web video editor checking an online traffic site, I'm currently going 3 mph on the San...

July 23, 2008: The Live Feed's Best of TCA Awards
Comments: 0 | Categories: TCA
TCA -- So my Russian optometrist just explained in her "Bullwinkle" villain accent that I have two ulcers on my left eye that are going...

July 23, 2008: Five TCA one-liners
Comments: 0 | Categories: TCA
A few of the most notable head-turning panel comments from the Television Critics Association press tour.... -- "Is this where Karl Rove sat? Because I...

July 23, 2008: 'Wipeout' rebounds to top Tuesday
Comments: 3 | Categories: ABC , Ratings , Reality Show , Wipeout
The big question Tuesday night was whether ABC's "Wipeout" would rebound in the ratings after taking a hit last week due to Fox's presentation of...

July 22, 2008: Whedon plans 'Dollhouse' webisodes
Comments: 2 | Categories: Dollhouse , Fox , Joss Whedon , Webisodes
Article Template TCA -- Joss Whedon plans to shoot webisodes for his midseason Fox series "Dollhouse." A lot of them. "We are planning to do...

July 22, 2008: On 'Dollhouse' set: Whedon talks pilot reshoot
Comments: 3 | Categories: Dollhouse , Fox , Joss Whedon , Video
TCA -- Oh the irony, it burns! Ever since Fox canceled Joss Whedon’s beloved 2002 series "Firefly," fans have groused that the network sabotaged the...

July 22, 2008: Ian McShane of 'Kings' spars with 'ignorant' TV critic
Comments: 5 | Categories: Ian McShane , Kings , NBC , TCA
TCA -- Former "Deadwood" star Ian McShane cannot tolerate hooplehead critics who don't understand that his upcoming NBC project that recasts the story of King...

July 22, 2008: CBS swaps 'Flashpoint' and 'Swingtown'
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CBS is swapping its struggling 1970s relationship drama "Swingtown" with its struggling police drama "Flashpoint." Starting this week, “Flashpoint” will air in the former “Swingtown”...

July 22, 2008: 'High School Musical' is Monday's lowest-rated show
Comments: 4 | Categories: ABC , High School Musical , Ratings , Reality Show
The second episode of ABC’s "High School Musical: Get In The Picture" reality show fell 18% in the ratings from its already dismal Sunday premiere...

July 21, 2008: Silverman's summer do-over thoughts
Comments: 0 | Categories: Ben Silverman , NBC , TCA
TCA -- If he had to relaunch NBC’s "All-American Summer," NBC co-chair Ben Silverman says, he would have done a couple things differently. “I would...

July 21, 2008: NBC announces Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' exit date
Comments: 22 | Categories: Jay Leno , Late Night , NBC , TCA , Tonight Show
TCA -- Jay Leno’s final "Tonight Show" will be Friday, May 29, 2009. Conan O'Brien’s first "Tonight Show" will be the following Monday, June 1....

July 21, 2008: NBC wants both a Poehler show and an 'Office' spin-off
Comments: 0 | Categories: Amy Poehler , NBC , Spinoff , TCA , The Office
TCA -- NBC co-chair Ben Silverman says the network is not only doing a Greg Daniels comedy starring Amy Poehler, but is also still pursuing...

July 21, 2008: Olympics opening ceremony to have 15,000 performers
Comments: 17 | Categories: Olympics , TCA
TCA -- NBC Sports promised that China is planning to stage the most spectacular opening ceremony ever seen, featuring 15,000 performers and directed by Zhang...

July 21, 2008: 'Life' to relaunch; 'Chuck' plans shower fight
Comments: 1 | Categories: Chuck , Josh Schwartz , Life , Nicole Richie , TCA
TCA -- Because NBC's "Life" has spent so much time on the shelf because of the writers strike, producers are approaching the second season as...

July 21, 2008: ABC's 'High School Musical' reality show missteps
Comments: 0 | Categories: High School Musical , Ratings
The premiere of ABC's "High School Musical" reality show spinoff, "Get in the Picture," fell flat on a less-than-competitive Sunday night. "Picture" (4 million viewers,...

July 20, 2008: Sci Fi's 'Caprica' might go straight to series
Comments: 2 | Categories: Battlestar Galactica , Caprica , Ron Moore , Sci Fi Channel , TCA
TCA -- By James Hibberd and Barry Garron Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica" prequel "Caprica" might not air as a backdoor pilot after all. It...

July 20, 2008: Sarah Jessica Parker lands show at Bravo
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bravo , Magical Elves , Reality Show , Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker's art competition reality show has found a home at Bravo. The network has picked up the series from Parker's Pretty Matches production...

July 20, 2008: TCA awards: 'Mad Men, '30 Rock' lead
Comments: 0 | Categories: TCA
TCA -- As previously noted, critics and Academy voters seem curiously aligned this year. AMC's "Mad Men" and NBC's "30 Rock" topped the list of...

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