2009 TV pilot season round-up
Whew. It's been two long years since the networks had a proper pilot season. With the writers strike -- finally -- a distant memory we can now get back to the business of making scripted television. Not say that reality shows won't still be a staple, but who isn't looking forward to more scripted comedies and dramas to fill up their DVRs?
The networks will make their fall schedule announcements in May, but we can give you a glimpse now of potential new members of the TV landscape.
2008-2009 Canceled TV Shows: Of course, to make way for the new shows, the networks have to get rid of some dead wood (even NBC, which is cutting its primetime by a third with the elimination of the 10 o'clock hour). They've been culling since last June, but expect more cuts -- even of critical darlings and fan faves -- before they're through.
POLL: Shows on the Bubble, Keep 'em? Kill 'em? There's almost 30 shows that hovering in TV purgatory. "Samantha Who?" "Chuck"? "Reaper"? Will they be renewed? Will they be canceled? It could go either way. Vote on which way you think the networks should go.
Also, check out the Los Angeles Times' TV Watch to see where your favorite shows stand at a glance.
Get to Know Your Pilots:
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Meet the (Possible) Stars of the 2009-10 TV Season: Whether it's actors and actresses whose shows have been canceled, are about to be canceled or haven't been in the game for a couple years, there's no shortage of familiar faces ready for another shot at pick-up.
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Dancing With the Stars performance show (Sep. 24) Castle (Sep. 24)CBS How I Met Your Mother (Sep. 24) Partners (Sep. 24) 2 Broke Girls (Sep. 24) Mike & Molly (Sep. 24) Hawaii Five-0 (Sep. 24)NBC The Voice (Sep. 10) Revolution (Sep. 17)FOX Bones (Sep. 17) The Mob Doctor (Sep. 17) Local ProgrammingCW 90210 (Oct. 8) Gossip Girl (Oct. 8) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Dancing With the Stars results show (Sep. 25) Happy Endings (Oct. 23) Don't Trust the B (Oct. 23) Private Practice (Sep. 25)CBS NCIS (Sep. 25) NCIS: Los Angeles (Sep. 25) Vegas (Sep. 25)NBC The Voice Go On (Sep. 11) The New Normal (Sep. 11) Parenthood (Sep. 11)FOX Raising Hope (Oct. 2) Ben and Kate (Sep. 25) New Girl (Sep. 25) The Mindy Project (Sep. 25) Local ProgrammingCW Hart of Dixie (Oct. 2) Emily Owens, M.D. (Oct. 16) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC The Middle (Sep. 26) Suburgatory (Oct. 17) Modern Family (Sep. 26) The Neighbors (Sep. 26) Nashville (Oct. 10)CBS Survivor (Sep. 19) Criminal Minds (Sep. 26) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Sep. 26)NBC Animal Practice (Sep. 26) Guys with Kids (Sep. 26) Law & Order: SVU (Sep. 26) Chicago Fire (Oct. 10)FOX The X Factor performance show (Sep. 12) Local ProgrammingCW Arrow (Oct. 10) Supernatural (Oct. 3) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Last Resort (Sep. 27) Grey's Anatomy (Sep. 27) Scandal (Sep. 27)CBS Big Bang Theory (Sep. 27) Two and Half Men (Sep. 27) Person of Interest (Sep. 27) Elementary (Sep. 27)NBC 30 Rock (Oct. 4) Up All Night (Sep. 20) The Office (Sep. 20) Parks and Recreation (Sep. 20) Rock CenterFOX The X Factor results show (Sep. 13) Glee (Sep. 13) Local ProgrammingCW The Vampire Diaries (Oct. 11) Beauty and the Beast (Oct. 11) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Last Man Standing (Nov. 2)) Malibu Country (Nov. 2) Shark Tank (Sep. 14) 20/20 (Sep. 14)CBS CSI: NY (Sep. 28) Made in Jersey (Sep. 28) Blue Bloods (Sep. 28)NBC Whitney (Oct. 19) Community (Oct. 19) Grimm (Sep. 14) DatelineFOX Touch (Oct. 26) Fringe (Sep. 28) Local ProgrammingCW America's Next Top Model (Aug. 24) Nikita (Oct. 19) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Saturday Night College FootballCBS Crimetime Saturday 48 Hours: Mystery (Sep. 29)NBC Encore ProgrammingFOX FOX Sports Saturday LocalCW Local Programming
7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC America's Funniest Home Videos (Oct. 7) Once Upon a Time (Sep. 30) Revenge (Sep. 30) 666 Park Avenue (Sep. 30)CBS 60 Minutes (Sep. 30) The Amazing Race (Sep. 30) The Good Wife (Sep. 30) The Mentalist (Sep. 30)NBC Football Night in America (Sep. 9) Sunday Night Football (Sep. 9)FOX NFL Game The OT (NFL post-game) The Simpsons (Sep. 30) Bob's Burgers (Sep. 30) Family Guy (Sep. 30) American Dad (Sep. 30) Local ProgrammingCW Local Programming
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