Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lights Out | “Pilot”

Holt McCallany stars as Patrick "Lights" Leary in "Lights Out"

The new FX drama Lights Out premiered last night, and I have a review of the pilot episode after the jump.

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FOX loves ‘Fringe,’ schedules ‘Terra Nova,’ and more at TCA Press Tour

FOX didn’t make any unexpected announcements today at the TCA Press Tour, but the network did trot out its new panel of American Idol judges for a Q&A session, and entertainment chiefs Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice candidly answered critics’ questions during the executive session. Some highlights after the jump.

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Greek | “Fools Rush In”

Rusty (Jacob Zachar) fires up the KTs on "Greek"

I didn’t write anything about the fourth season premiere of Greek last week, but I do have a review of last night’s episode, “Fools Rush In,” after the jump.

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ABC Family renews ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Secret Life’

After big sister network ABC announced the early renewals of six series for the 2011-12 season, ABC Family followed suit and gave second and fourth season pick-ups, respectively, to Pretty Little Liars and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Pretty Little Liars resumed its first season last Monday to big numbers, and the cable network must be confident that Secret Life will do the same when it kicks off its third season on March 28.

I have the full press release printed after the jump.

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ABC gives early renewals to six series

As several news outlets are reporting, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee announced early 2011-2012 pickups for six of the network’s series at this morning’s TCA Press Tour panel. Modern Family, The Middle, Cougar Town, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Castle will all be back for another season.

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My 5 Most Anticipated Mid-Season Shows

2011 looks like it will be a great year for TV. Breaking Bad will launch its fourth season this summer, and Mad Men (which I caught up on over my winter break) will start its fifth sometime later this year. Not even counting those late returners, though, there are a bunch of mid-season shows beginning over the next couple months: old ones that are starting new seasons or returning from the winter hiatus, and a whole crop of newcomers that look promising. I have a list of my 5 most anticipated mid-season series, new and returning, after the jump.

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AMC begins production on ‘Breaking Bad’ Season Four

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) in "Breaking Bad"

During the AMC panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, currently taking place in Los Angeles, executives at the cable network announced that Breaking Bad is going back into production next week to start work on its fourth season.

The season won’t air until summer, but any news is good news for my favorite series. With everything that happened during the third season finale, I can’t wait to see what Vince Gilligan and company have in store next for Walt, Jesse, Skylar, Hank, Gus, and everyone else in the outstanding cast.

I have the full press release printed after the jump.

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