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October 7, 2007

Some Actual Good New Shows!

This was a pretty good week in TV land. We had some great new shows — Aliens in America and Pushing Daisies — and some improvements over last week’s premieres and pilots. At least one show has already fallen off my “must-view” list, with…

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October 14, 2007

Why Haven’t They Canceled Anything?

Legend has it that an upcoming writer’s strike has made networks a bit gun-shy about yanking mediocre underperformers (like The Bionic Woman) and flat-out bad underperformers (like Moonlight). Honestly? I’d wager it has more to do with the total lack…

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October 21, 2007

Sink or Swim

For shows both new and old, the new-car smell of the season has officially given way to the spicy-almond stench of curly fries and Youth Dew — it’s time to go from tedious scenes of exposition and/or reminders of last season’s cliffhangers…

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October 28, 2007

The CW: Free to Be… A Real Network!

The CW rose from the ashes of the WB and UPN’s decade-long struggle to get attention. Because that never happened (despite some critical favorites like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, surprising “hits” like 7th Heaven, and UPN’s headline-making annihilation of the…

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