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Shameless Promotion for 'Eli Stone'

July 16, 2008 11:18 AM

Musical numbers. Big computer-generated scenes. Guest stars. ABC's “Eli Stone” uses every tool in the box to bring in viewers.

Co-creator Greg Berlanti knows this and embraces it.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday, Mr. Berlanti talked about changes to expect in the second season of his show, and said "Eli Stone" recognizes how important its time slot behind “Dancing With the Stars” is.

The first episode back, he said, will contain a huge scene comparable to the Golden Gate Bridge collapsing during last season.

A Katie Holmes appearance in the second episode and hopefully a reappearance of George Michael for a Christmas episode are also planned.

Musical numbers are being pushed in the early minutes of the show, in hopes of riding the coattails of “Stars.”

“We’re shameless like that,” Mr. Berlanti said.

“We’re scary shameless,” co-creator Marc Guggenheim said.

“Dancing With the Stars” crossovers aren’t out of the question, either.

—Andrew Krukowski

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