January 11, 2010

TV TimeZ

NBC is in early development for the following series in 2010-2011:
  • Prime Suspect - Based on the award-winning BBC series about a tough female detective who tackles intricate mysteries in a large city. Casting TBA. Pilot produced by Universal Media Studios and ITV.
  • The Rockford Files - A new rendering of the NBC drama from the 1970s about a roguish private eye who takes on quirky cases. Universal Media Studios and Carousel Productions are behind the pilot. (Don't you think James Garner should play Joseph "Rocky" Rockford, Jim's dad [originally played by Noah Berry in the 1974 series]?)
  • The Event - Thriller drama offering multiple points of view about a regular guy who goes up against mysterious circumstances involving a larger conspiracy theory. Universal Media Studios produces the pilot.
  • Undercovers - A retired husband and wife return to the CIA as agents and at the same time re-fuel their passion for each other. Warner Bros. Television and Bad Robot Productions produces the pilot.
  • Chase - An action/procedural drama from Jerry Bruckheimer about a team of US Marshals who search and apprehend fugitive criminals. From Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
  • Kindreds - From David E. Kelley, a law drama about a cranky ex-patent lawyer and his misfit associates who form a rebel law practice. Warner Bros. Television and David E. Kelley Productions are producing.
  • Love Bites - 60m romantic comedy from Universal Media Studios and Working Title Films.
  • Adam Carolla Comedy Project - Previously announced comedy featuring radio and TV personality Adam Carolla as a contractor who rebuilds his life after his wife leaves him.

The CW released an updated midseason schedule, with several premiere and new episode return dates:
  • One Tree Hill is back with original episodes on January 18 at 8p, airing new episodes through the season finale slated on April 19 at 8p.
  • New series Life Unexpected makes its debut on January 18 at 9p.
  • Original episodes of The Vampire Diaries return January 21 at 8p, followed by new episodes of Supernatural at 9p. On January 22, Smallville is back with original episodes starting at 8p.
  • A 14th cycle of America's Next Top Model premieres with a two-hour episode on March 3 at 8p.
  • Gossip Girl is back with original episodes beginning March 8 at 9p and new episodes will air through its season finale scheduled for April 19 at 9p.
  • Then on March 9, 90210 resumes with original episodes at 8p followed by new episodes of Melrose Place at 9p.
Bravo announced a couple series pick-ups:
  • Bethenny's Getting Married - Star of The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel is the focus of a new docu-series as she plans a wedding, preps to have a baby and keeps up her active social life. Shed Media U.S. produces for Bravo.
  • Thintervention with Jackie Warner - New docu-series featuring fitness guru Warner as she coaches overweight clients who have struggled all their lives with weight issues. One-hour series from Shed Media.
WHAT DO I WATCH TONIGHT?
ABC: The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, Castle
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, CSI Miami
CW: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl
FOX: House, Fringe
NBC: Chuck, Heroes, Jay Leno Show