Tuesday, May 17, 2011

From LA Examiner: ABC's 2011-2012 Schedule; More ABC Pick-Ups; 'Raising Hope' Season Finale Preview...


"ABC unveils its fall 2011 primetime schedule"


The alphabet network axed seven shows last week and picked up twelve, and we don’t know about you, but we spent the weekend moving those shows around in our heads, trying to figure out where they would all fit (and where they stood the best chance up against known powerhouse programming on other networks). But that was all moot anyway as today ABC has released its Fall 2011 primetime schedule... [MORE]


"Shonda Rhimes brings a Scandal to ABC this fall"

Shonda Rhimes has done it again. Well, I guess technically that remains to be seen. But ABC is hoping she will do it again, surely. Though they cancelled Off The Map, a show that fell under her umbrella of programming, they ordered Scandal (formerly Damage Control) to series to start in the fall of 2011. When one door closes, another truly does open... [MORE]


"ABC asks us to Man Up this fall"

Whoops, we missed one. When ABC was making all of its pick-up announcements earlier in the week, one slipped through our cracks, but today it landed on the fall schedule so we are rectifying the announcement now! Man Up, which we admit we just thought was another possible working title for Tim Allen's new sitcom, actually stars Christopher Moynihan, Mather Zickel, Dan Fogler, Henry Simmons, Amanda Detmer and Teri Polo... [MORE]


"ABC begins production on Ashley Judd's Missing, slates it for mid-season"


Today at ABC's upfront they are going to announce the premiere of Missing starring Ashley Judd for their mid-season programming slate, but it's not that surprising considering a few days ago they announced production on the exotic thriller had begun in Europe... [MORE]




"Raising Hope flashes back five years to end its first one on FOX"

Flashbacks are all the rage on sitcoms these days and not to be outdone, Raising Hope has set its first season finale almost entirely in one. “Don’t Vote For This Episode” heads back five years when Jimmy (Lucas Neff) was turning a surly eighteen, MawMaw (Cloris Leachman) was not yet senile, and Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt) were challenged to move out and finally take care of their family on their own. Of course that means that baby Hope wasn’t even a twinkle in Jimmy-- err, Drakaar Noir’s eye yet... [MORE]

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