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All Up In The Upfronts: The Fall Shows We Are Pumped For, Part 4

Okay, fine, I’ll admit it. I’m a little mad at The CW for canceling “Hellcats,” the show starring Aly Michalka and Ashley Tisdale as competitive college cheerleaders that happened to be loosely based on my book, CHEER!. That said, I’m getting over it because they are bringing two of my favorites—Sarah Michelle Gellar and Rachel Bilson—back to the small screen after years off the air.

After the jump, check out the network’s new offerings that we will absolutely be DVRing. Keep reading »

All Up In The Upfronts: The Shows We’re Most Excited For, Part 3

Most networks want their own day for their upfront. But others don’t need to be queen for a full 24 hours—thus, Wednesday has become a catch-all day for presentations, which is strange because Friday appears to be wide open. Not only did CBS announce their fall television lineups this morning—TBS and TNT took their turns, too. And not to be left out in the cold, SyFy announced that they’ve picked up a new series, too. After the jump, the shows announced today that have me giddy to press the record button. Keep reading »

The Fine Art Of “The Office”

A genius promotional photo for NBC’s “The Office” features Pam, Jim, and the gang channeling Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Do they really all want to hang out on a Sunday afternoon? I’m not buying that. More important question: who will lead them in the office on Monday? I, for one, can’t wait to find out. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

All Up In The Upfronts: The Shows We’re Most Excited For, Part 2

Thirteen is technically an unlucky number. But at their upfront presentation this morning, ABC announced that’s the magic number of new shows they will be premiering in the fall and winter. There’s some fun-looking stuff on the lineup, too, from the much hyped reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” to the return of James van der Beek to network television. More after the jump. Keep reading »

All Up In The Upfronts: The Fall TV Shows We’re Pumped For, Part 1

My dear readers, I have a confession to make: my name is Kate and I am a television addict. Even though my living room is less than 200 square feet, I have a 40-inch television. On Friday night, I briefly considered canceling my birthday party because I’d accidentally scheduled it for the same time as the series finale of “Smallville.” And truth be told, I am looking forward to the return of “True Blood” this summer as much as I am going to the beach. See, I love television. And yes, I would marry it if I could.

For my fellow television enthusiasts out there, this is a big week. This week, the major networks are holding their upfronts, grand events—think big presentations and musical numbers—during which they unveil their lineups for the fall and winter. NBC and Fox upfronts are today. ABC presents on Tuesday. CBS is Wednesday. And The CW takes their turn on Thursday. For advertisers, this is how they decide when they’d like to run commercials. For the press, it’s time to get the lowdown on what’s coming down the pipeline. And for television addicts, it’s a big old tease since most people won’t be able to actually watch the new shows until September. But who cares? It’s still like being able to see into the television future! So, every day this week, I’ll be bringing you five new shows that have me a tad bit giddy. Check out today’s offerings after the jump. Keep reading »

All Up In The Upfronts: The Shows We Can’t Wait For This Fall, Part 4

And just like that, upfronts week is over. Yesterday, in addition to CBS’s presentation, Conan O’Brien delivered the TBS and TNT fall lineups, which he will be a part of come Nov. 8. “I really believe in cable television,” he joked. “I do not want to live in a country with less than five ESPN networks.”

Then this morning was The CW’s turn. The network for the young folk brought in Katy Perry to hype up the crowd. At first, it was a little awkies, with no one in the auditorium standing up or dancing as she sang her sequined heart out. But after she shouted, “Is it too early to stand up and have some f**king fun?” it was on.

After the jump, the shows from these presentations that have me giddy. Keep reading »

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