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Fall TV preview 2016: 6 worst new network shows
"Conviction" and "Pure Genius" sink to the bottom of the prime-time barrel this fall. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Each season provides no shortage of candidates for spots at the bottom of the prime-time barrel. In no particular order, here are the rank rookies of the fall season. These are the noxious, hold-your-nose, avoid-at-all-costs, call-the-EPA stinkers: "Notorious" (ABC): "Ludicrous" would be a better title for this witless drama based on the lives of cable news producer Wendy Walker and lawyer Mark Geragos. "Pure Genius" (CBS): For a show about super-smart doctors at a super-smart medical facility, it's pretty dumb . . . and smug . . . and stilted. "Timeless" (NBC): The producers might wish they could travel back in time and start with building material sturdier than cardboard. "Man With a Plan" (CBS): The likable Matt LeBlanc is the man stuck in a thoroughly unlikable comedy. "The Great Indoors" (CBS): Where stale jokes meet stereotypes. "Conviction" (ABC): The insipid drama about a former first daughter may be in last place in terms of quality this fall.
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | NBC Television network Autumn CBS American Broadcasting Company English-language films Producer Soap opera
Sean Spicer a TV star at White House briefings, 'SNL'
There's nothing quite as boring to watch as the daily White House press briefing. Trust me. I did it for a decade. Reporters try to craft ironclad questions so that even the best prevaricator can't find an out, while the professional mouthpiece for the president bobs and weaves and dodges ...
114 points by The Washington Times | White House Press Secretary President of the United States White House Soap opera Saturday Night Live Washington D.C. Bill Clinton Andrew Breitbart
Michael Buble: Doctors are 'optimistic' about son's cancer
Annie MartinFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Michael Bublé gave an update on Noah, his 3-year-old son with Luisana Lopilato, after announcing in November that the toddler has cancer.
64 points by UPI | United Press International Luisana Lopilato Positive psychology Billboard 200 Soap opera Jerry Adler Gratitude Credibility
Michael Bublé says doctors are 'optimistic' about son's cancer
Things are looking up for Michael Bublé's 3-year-old son Noah.
3708 points by Daily News | Cancer Luisana Lopilato Oncology Diagnosis Marriage Soap opera
UM’s Speight ‘progressing’ but considered day-to-day
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh maintains that the status of starting quarterback Wilton Speight, who injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder last week late in the loss at Iowa, is a day-to-day situation.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Jim Harbaugh The A-Team Confidence Starting lineup Confidence interval Soap opera
TV tonight: 'How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Superstore'
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in primetime         
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ITV Acquires CBS Sitcom ‘The Great Indoors’ for U.K. Broadcast
U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired new sitcom “The Great Indoors” from CBS Studios International for broadcast in Britain on its ITV2 channel. The show, which stars Joel McHale and Stephen Fry, premieres Oct. 27 in the U.S. on CBS. The licensing agreement provides ITV2 the exclusive first-window broadcast and VOD rights to the show... Read more »
192 points by Variety | CBS Television Distribution CBS CBS Corporation The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS Television Studios Broadcasting Soap opera Paramount Pictures
Vivendi Joins Forces With Serial Eyes Programme
PARIS– Vivendi is partnering up with Serial Eyes, a postgrad training program for TV writers which is spearheaded by Frank Spotnitz (“The Man in the High Castle”) and Jeffrey Bell (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), producers like Olivier Bibas (“Borgia”) and Jimmy Desmarais (“The Returned”), among others. An 8-month full-time programme, Serial Eyes aims at preparing... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Berlin Frank Spotnitz European Union Canal+ Europe Soap opera United Kingdom Germany