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    2010-2011 Season Preview

    Here's a listing of pilots ordered to series, returning shows, cancelled shows:
    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/guide/...son-scorecard/

    NBC's schedule for the new season now available for viewing at this thread:
    http://www.viewers.ca/discuss/showthread.php?t=5736

    2010-2011 SEASON PREVIEW

    NEW FALL SHOWS
    COMEDY
    Love Bites (SINGLECAM/ONE HOUR - Universal Media Studios)
    Outsourced (SINGLECAM - Universal Media Studios)

    DRAMA
    Chase (Warner Bros. Television)
    The Event (Universal Media Studios)
    Law & Order: Los Angeles ("LOLA") (Universal Media Studios)
    Outlaw (Universal Media Studios)
    Undercovers (Warner Bros. Television)

    ALTERNATIVE
    School Pride

    NEW MIDSEASON SHOWS
    COMEDY
    Friends With Benefits (SINGLECAM - 20th Century FOX TV)
    The Paul Reiser Show (SINGLECAM - Warner Bros. Television)
    Perfect Couples (SINGLECAM - Universal Media Studios)

    DRAMA
    The Cape (Universal Media Studios)
    Harry's Law (Warner Bros. Television)

    ALTERNATIVE
    America's Next Great Restaurant

    RETURNING FALL SHOWS
    30 Rock (Season 5)
    The Biggest Loser (Season 10)
    Chuck (Season 4)
    Community (Season 2)
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Season 12)
    The Office (Season 7)
    Parenthood (Season 2)
    Saturday Night Live (Season 36)
    Sunday Night Football (Season 5)
    Who Do You Think You Are? (Season 2)

    RETURNING MIDSEASON SHOWS
    The Apprentice (Season 10)
    *Friday Night Lights (Season 5)
    The Marriage Ref (Season 2)
    Minute To Win It (Season 2)
    Parks & Recreation (Season 3)
    The Sing-Off

    * Agreement with DirecTV which runs original episodes

    CANCELLED
    Heroes
    The Jay Leno Show (Primetime)
    Law & Order
    Mercy
    Southland (moved to TNT)
    The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
    Trauma


    SUMMER 2010

    NEW SHOWS
    100 Questions
    Breakthrough with Tony Robbins
    Losing It With Jillian
    Persons Unknown

    RETURNING SHOWS
    America's Got Talent
    Last Comic Standing

    MINI-SERIES
    Day One
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    You can add Law & Order: LA to the list of new NBC shows. To me this means that 2010-11 will be the final season for the original Law & Order.

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    The biggest story getting plenty of attention at NBC right now is "Law & Order". Numerous sources have been reporting that the show has been cancelled, while others are saying NBC is continuing to work out a deal.

    It's getting to be quite a messy situation, similar to what happened with "Medium" last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NB Josh View Post
    You can add Law & Order: LA to the list of new NBC shows. To me this means that 2010-11 will be the final season for the original Law & Order.
    I can understand NBC wanting to cancel "Law & Order" for several reasons being that they are confident with their pilot pickups, a portion of which are court dramas, including the highly speculated Law & Order: L.A. which will debut midseason. So I guess that would justify leaving out L&) in some ways or others.

    But - for a show that's been on for 20 seasons, even from someone who's not a regular viewer of the show, I think it would look really bad if it is not given a proper sendoff. Especially for a franchise that has a spin-off currently doing better than the original ratings-wise.

    From what I've read, NBC is still continuing negotiations and I would think that they will bring it back for a short episode order so it can set the record for being the longest-running drama on TV. This is probably just some sort of stalling tactic on their part.

    If they want L&O to end, my suggestion is give it a short order of episodes enough to pass the record, give it a proper sendoff and use that to heavily promote the Los Angeles pilot for midseason.

    I would be shocked if NBC just cancels L&O outright - that shows a lack of respect and dignity for a show that's been able to accomplish what most others have not especially in this day and age.

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    NBC Cancels Law & Order

    Official: NBC cancels 'Law & Order'

    After a flurry of last-minute talks, NBC has officially cancelled "Law & Order," concluding the show after 20 seasons.
    The network has also renewed spinoff "SVU" and has ordered yet another series in the franchise, "Law & Order: Los Angeles."
    A source close to the talks said discussions between the network and executive producer Dick Wolf ran late into Thursday, with NBC ultimately deciding to end the flagship "L&O" due to the cost of ordering another season of the ratings-challenged series and the strength of the network's new shows.
    Since the May 24 finale has already been shot, the final episode won't provide much closure to fans. Sources say NBC and Wolf plan to meet after the upfronts to discuss possible "closure opportunities" for the show, possibly having characters from "L&O" appear on the "Los Angeles" spinoff, or even have a two-hour wrap-up movie.

    http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/05/official-nbc-cancels-law-order-.html#more

    NBC cancels 'Mercy,' 'Trauma'

    Some have wondered how far ratings need to drop on an NBC show to get cancelled. Here it is.
    NBC has put the medical drama "Mercy" out of its misery. The long-struggling Wednesday night drama most recently pulled a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 in the 9 p.m. hour.

    The network also officially pulled the plug on its other freshman medical drama this season, "Trauma."

    NBC executives indicated the show was cancelled once already this season, then ordered a few additional episodes once it became clear "The Jay Leno Show" wasn't going to last. "Trauma" was averaging around a 1.7 rating in its final days.
    "Mercy" and "Trauma" joins "Law & Order" on the NBC axe-list, which after a protracted struggle officially got cut this morning.

    http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/05/nbc-cancels-mercy.html


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    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2...20100514nbc02/


    NBC ADDS TO NEW SCRIPTED LINEUP WITH FOUR NEW SERIES -- 'THE CAPE,' 'OUTLAW,' 'HARRY'S LAW' AND 'FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS' - AND RENEWS 'CHUCK' FOR FOURTH SEASON IN 2010-11

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - NBC has issued pickups for four more new scripted series with dramas "The Cape," "Outlaw," "Harry's Law" and the comedy "Friends With Benefits" - while renewing the action-comedy series "Chuck" for a fourth season -- all for the 2010-11 season. The announcement was made today by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

    "The addition of these four inventive series to our new scripted lineup demo
    nstrates a wide spectrum of creative stories," said Bromstad. "We are featuring popular, top-flight stars along with a strong pedigree of successful writer-producers. Likewise, 'Chuck' has proven its enduring appeal and we love the new creative direction that Josh and Chris have taken the show."

    The four new series join previously announced "LOLA' ("Law & Order: Los Angeles"), "Perfect Couples," "Chase," "Undercovers," "The Event," "Love Bites" and "Outsourced" as the new scripted series that NBC has revealed for its new season.

    "The Cape" is a one-hour drama series starring David Lyons ("ER") as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, "Life on Mars") and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, "Flash Forward"). Fueled by a desire to reunite with his family and to battle the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City, Faraday becomes "The Cape" his son's favorite comic book superhero -- and takes the law into his own hands. Rounding out the cast are James Frain ("The Tudors") as billionaire Peter Fleming - The Cape's nemesis - who moonlights as the twisted killer: Chess; Keith David ("Death at a Funeral") as Max Malini, the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors Vince Faraday and trains him to be The Cape; Summer Glau ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") as Orwell, an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and corruption in Palm City; and Dorian Missick ("Six Degrees") as Marty Voyt, a former police detective and friend to Faraday.

    "The Cape" is a Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun production from executive producer/creator Thomas Wheeler ("Empire"), executive producer/director Simon West ("Con Air"), the executive producing team of Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun ("Mercy") and executive producer Gene Stein ("Accidentally on Purpose").

    Starring Emmy Award winner Jimmy Smits ("NYPD Blue," "West Wing"), "Outlaw" is a new drama from executive producer John Eisendrath ("Alias," "Felicity," "Playmakers"). Cyrus Garza (Smits) is a Supreme Court justice who abruptly quits the high-level position. A playboy and a gambler, Garza had always adhered to a strict interpretation of the law until he realized the system he believed in was flawed. Now that he's quit the bench and returned to private practice, he's determined to represent "the little guy" and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take on today's biggest legal cases. And he's making plenty of powerful people unhappy along the way. Jesse Bradford ("West Wing"), Carly Pope ("24"), Ellen Woglom ("Californication") and David Ramsey ("Dexter") also star.

    "Outlaw" is a Universal Media Studios production along with Conaco productions. Eisendrath is executive producer along with Terry George ("Hotel Rwanda," "Reservation Road"), Conan O'Brien, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger ("Andy Barker, P.I."). "Outlaw" is written by Eisendrath and directed by George.

    Emmy Award-winning creator David E. Kelley ("The Practice," "Boston Legal") brings his unique storytelling to "Harry's Law," a series about fate and the people it brings together, starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates ("Misery," "About Schmidt").

    Harriet (Bates), Matthew (Ben Chaplin, "Me and Orson Welles") and Malcolm (Aml Ameen, "Kidulthood") couldn't be any more different. Harriet is a curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer who, having just been fired from her cushy job, is completely disillusioned with her success and looking for a fresh start. Her world unexpectedly collides with Malcolm's -- a young man trying to figure out life. When he finds out Harriet is a lawyer, he begs her to represent him in an upcoming criminal case. Matthew, a dreamer at heart and also recently fired from his job as a high school teacher, is introduced to Harriet through Malcolm, a previous student of his. When these three cross paths, they realize they're all looking for a fresh start. Now, the most unlikely of people are starting a law practice in the most unlikely of places -- a rundown shoe store. "Harry's Law" also stars Brittany Snow ("Hairspray") as Harriet's assistant, Jenna Backstrom and Beatrice Rosen ("Dark Knight") as Eve, a high school French teacher.

    "Harry's Law" is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television. David E. Kelley ("Boston Legal," "The Practice") and Bill D'Elia ("Boston Legal," "The Practice") serve as executive producers. D'Elia also serves as director.

    From Oscar and Emmy winner Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "Arrested Development"), "Friends With Benefits" is a half-hour comedy revolving around a group of twenty-something singles as they navigate the difficult, and often confusing, world of dating. Ben Weymouth (Ryan Hansen, "Party Down") is on the hunt for the perfect woman who meets his unique set of standards, while his best friend, Sara Maxwell (Danneel Harris, "One Tree Hill"), is just looking for a man to settle down with and raise a family. Ben and Sara have fallen into the habit of turning to each other for moral and physical support as they wait for Mr. and Ms. Right to arrive. Their friend Aaron (Fran Kranz, "Dollhouse"), a romantic at heart, doesn't approve of Ben and Sara's complicated friendship, but he, along with womanizer Hoon (Ian Reed Kesler) and straight shooter Riley (Jessica Lucas, "Cloverfield"), are all distracted with their own dating trials and tribulations.

    David Nevins ("Lie to Me," "Arrested Development") joins Grazer as executive producer for Imagine Television. Also serving as executive producers are David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers"), who directs the pilot, writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber ("(500) Days of Summer"), and Jeff Kleeman. "Friends With Benefits" is a production of 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Big Kid Pictures.

    Now in its third season that concludes with a two-hour season finale on Monday, May 24 (8-10 p.m. ET), "Chuck" is averaging a 2.4 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers overall. "Chuck's" ratings increase significantly when all time-shifted viewing is added to its results, growing this season by an average of 22 percent in its 18-49 rating and more than 1.1 million persons in total viewers when going from its "live plus same day" to its "live plus seven day" results from Nielsen Media Research.

    Zachary Levi ("Less Than Perfect") stars in the title role as a regular guy working at a Buy More electronics store who becomes the government's most vital secret agent. This season, Chuck was transformed into the Intersect 2.0 after another data download into his brain. This time around, he not only knows government secrets, but he also is well equipped with deadly fight skills. Chuck has the potential to become a real agent and gets a helping hand from one of the CIA's top agents and his dream girl Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski, "Gone").

    The ever stoic Colonel John Casey (Adam Baldwin, "My Bodyguard," "Firefly") returns with an unlikely new partner, Chuck's best friend, Morgan Grimes (Joshua Gomez, "Without a Trace"). Also starring are: Sarah Lancaster ("What About Brian?") as Chuck's ever-supportive sister Ellie and Ryan McPartlin ("Living with Fran") as Devon Woodcomb (also known as "Captain Awesome"), Ellie's husband. Chuck's Buy More team consists of Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence, "The Pursuit of Happyness") and the Nerd Herd, which includes Lester (Vik Sahay, "Time Bomb") and Jeff (Scott Krinsky, "The O.C.").
    "Chuck" is co-created by Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.," "Gossip Girl") and Chris Fedak, and is executive-produced by Schwartz, McG ("Charlie's Angels," "We Are Marshall"), Fedak, Allison Adler and Matthew Miller. "Chuck" is produced by College Hill Pictures, Wonderland Sound and Vision, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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    Too bad for the cancellation of Law & Order, but it was to be expected from NBC - they are really looking to revamp their schedule next season, although that's not without more newer court procedural dramas.

    So it's out with the old, in with the new - welcome LOLA (Law & Order: Los Angeles)

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    NBC cancels Heroes

    Official: NBC cancels 'Heroes'

    It's official. NBC has cancelled "Heroes."
    The network seriously mulled bringing back "Heroes" for a shortened final season to wrap up the serialized show, possibly as a two- or four-hour movie.
    In the end, given the fairly high cost of the drama, the show's consistently declining ratings and the number of new hour-longs coming to NBC next season, the network decided the UMS-produced series wasn't worth an additional episode order.

    http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/05/nbc-cancels-heroes.html

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    "Outlaw" is a Universal Media Studios production along with Conaco productions. Eisendrath is executive producer along with Terry George ("Hotel Rwanda," "Reservation Road"), Conan O'Brien, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger ("Andy Barker, P.I."). "Outlaw" is written by Eisendrath and directed by George.
    Wow, I can't believe that Conan O'Brien is working on a show produced by Universal for NBC. I thought too many bridges had been burned.

 

 

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