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ABC Fall 2014 New Schedule & Shows


ABC went into its upfront presentation today in the same place it has been for the last couple of years, in fourth place. While their percentage of viewer decline has been way less than that of the other networks, they still can’t catch a break as all their new dramas and comedies have failed terribly and not even Shonda Rhimes can save them. Their biggest problems are Tuesdays, Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 11 pm and it doesn’t really seem like they tried to change much on the schedule. The biggest change occurs on Tuesday and Thursday. They moved their comedy block an hour earlier on Tuesdays to start the night off. That’s good as it won’t have to go up against FOX’s comedy hour at 9 pm. They moved The Goldbergs to the time slot it should have been in from the beginning, after The Middle. Maybe if they had done that last fall, along with giving Trophy Wife the post Modern Family slot, that show wouldn’t have sunk the way it did. Yes, I’m a little bitter. See here and here. They have also done what I figured they were going to on Thursdays and just made it a Shonda Rhimes night of television. Moving Grey’s Anatomy to 8 pm is definitely going to be a huge challenge as it will be going up against the highest rated comedy on television, The Big Bang Theory. That show could put a huge dent into the ratings of ABC’s highest rated drama. They also moved Scandal to the 9 pm hour which I think would have worked except NBC will be moving The Blacklist to that time slot making it a very competitive hour. For Sunday they finally did what they should have done two years ago, which was move Revenge back to it’s 10 pm time slot. Check out all of these changes in the new Fall 2014 schedule. Continue reading ABC Fall 2014 New Schedule & Shows

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Scandal Enlists Lisa Kudrow for Season 3 Arc


Yess love me some Lisa Kudrow. Ready to see her do more dramatic roles.

TVLine

Lisa Kudrow ScandalLisa Kudrow is headed to Scandal, but will she be a friend or foe to the Gladiators?

The Friends actress is joining ABC’s red-hot drama in the recurring role of a powerful and smart politician, per Deadline. The character’s rumored name: Shelley Meyers.

RELATED | Why Scandal Stars Are Rallying for an Even Better Season 3 — Plus: 28 Teases for the October Premiere

The gig brings Kudrow under the same tent as her longtime producing partner, Scandal Emmy nominee Dan Bucatinsky.

Season 3 of Scandal premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c.

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Some TV Stories


Celebrity Apprentice is back for season 13. Donald Trump announced that this edition is an all-stars edition.[Associated Press]

One of my favorite summer shows, Suits, will be back for a 3rd season. [Huffington Post]

Cougar Town back this January on TBS. First promos. I can’t wait [TVLine]

Really? You Don’t Say? Tyra Banks Producing a Show About Herself. Of Course She Is. If you watched any episode of America’s Next Top Model or her talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, then you know it’s always about Tyra, [TVLine]

NBC found out Dane Cook wasn’t funny and cancelled his show before it even premiered [Hollywood Reporter]

The Houston Family Gets Their Own Reality Show. Wonderful, now we get to learn all about Bobbi Kristina being engaged to her god-brother. [TheYBF]

Issa Rae, creator of webseries, Awkward Black Girl, is developing the comedy, I Hate LA Dudes, with Grey’s  Anatomy and Scandal creator, Shonda Rhimes for ABC. [Deadline]

One will need to leave reality television and the other won’t be back on The Good Wife for a while. [Zap2It]

Fall TV: Top New and Returning Shows


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If you have followed this blog for any amount of time, you know I love television. You also know I LOVE FALL TELEVISION. The air begins to cool down, Starbucks brings back their pumpkin spiced flavor and all of my favorites and potential favorites come back from their summer hiatus. It’s the most magical time ever.

So here I’m going to wax poetic on what returning shows I am looking forward to as well as what new ones I hope are as good as their trailers seem.

Returning Shows

Castle

Season 5 is going to be amazing. Season 4 ended with the writers giving the fans what they have wanted for 4 long seasons and they definitely did not disappoint. Season 5 will start with the morning after of Castle and Beckett getting together as well as what happens with Esposito and Beckett after they quit the force. Hopefully we will get some mending of Ryan and Esposito’s friendship. Can’t wait for this one. The new season starts Monday, September 24 @10/9c on ABC.

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Random


Random stuff that tickled me or that I wanted to talk about from the past week.

Let’s start with Kristen Stewart coming out and apologizing for cheating on her Twilight costar and boyfriend of almost 4 years, Rob Pattinson. This situation is sad as infidelity is one of the many things I hate that people do in relationships but because Pattinson was gonna propose to his lady love and the guy Stewart cheated with, her director from Snow White and The Huntsman, Rupert Sanders is married and has two kids. All of that is sad but is some hilarity in this situation and that comes in the form of the Twihards, crazy Twilight fanatics. These people are so invested in that story that they are just lol devastated by this. They want to know how Stewart could do this to Rob and them and now hate her and such. They are literally in tears and histerics over it. It’s HILARIOUS. Watch this video of one crazy Twihard expressing her feelings about the whole cheating scandal.  Continue reading Random

Headlines From The Week


So much going on in the tv and movie world this week. Here are some from this week.

Arsenio Hall Returning To Late Night Whoop, Whoop, Whoop Whoop. Arsenio Hall is going to get his own late-night talk show again.  CBS Television Distribution is developing a new syndicated talk show for the comedian to debut next fall. It has been almost 20 years since the Arsenio Hall Show ended and we hadn’t really seen much of the comedian lately. Arsenio was recently seen on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, where he was crowned the winner over former American Idol runner up, Clay Aiken. In interviews leading up to the finale of Celebrity Apprentice, Hall made many statements about wanting to return to late-night. Clearly someone was taking note. Continue reading Headlines From The Week

New Show: ABC’s Scandal


Be sure to check out Scandal, the new show from Grey’s Anatomy creator, Shonda Rhimes. Kerry Washington (Ray, Save The Last Dance), Columbus Short (Stomp The Yard, Death At A Funeral), and Henry Ian Cusick (24, Fringe) star in the show about heading off or eliminating scandal of the very rich, famous and powerful of Washington, D.C.  Hopefully this show will be good. Watch the premiere tonight on ABC at 10/9c after Grey’s Anatomy.