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CBS: Looking Good for Three Shows; Bubble May Have Burst for “Eleventh Hour”

CBS is moving closer to picking up its 2009-10 roster of dramas. The network has given producers of “Three Rivers,” “The Good Wife” and “NCIS: LL Cool J” authorization to begin staffing writers, according to a person with knowledge of…

Whedon Confirms: ‘Dollhouse’ a Go

Joss Whedon is talking about Fox’s decision to order more episodes of his Friday night drama “Dollhouse.” In a post on Whedonesque, the creator calls Fox’s pickup “nothing short of a gift”: Any thread that contains both “Shpadoinkle” and “Yub…

More ABC Buzz: Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer

A very reliable industry insider says that ABC has given a thumbs up to the Patricia Heaton comedy “The Middle,” as well as the Kelsey Grammer comedy project. This is consistent with scuttlebutt that ABC is very high on its…

More Love from ABC: ‘Eastwick’ and ‘Forgotten’

ABC is picking up the pace of its pickups. According to two people familar with the network’s plans, the David Nutter-directed revival of “The Witches of Eastwick” (called simply “Eastwick”) and the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced “Forgotten” have both snagged series orders…

Bubble Yum: Your Friday Fix

Even as speculation heats up that “Dollhouse” might yet return for another season, there remain plenty of shows on the bubble the Friday before upfront week. What’s different this year, however, is why they’re on said bubble. “Usually, 80% of…

‘Bones’: Crisis Averted at Fox?

Fox and 20th Century Fox TV are thisclose to making a deal for a fifth season of “Bones”—but getting there wasn’t without some tense moments. With less than 100 hours before Fox announces its fall schedule, the network and its…

Fox Says ‘L’Chaim’ to ‘Past Life’

By today’s supercharged standards, this is already old news. But yes, Fox has picked up “Past Life” to series, according to a person familiar with the matter. The news broke over at Variety earlier today. The green trade also has…

Is Fox Planning A Big Move Next Monday?

The new fall schedule Fox will announce next week promises to offer both stability—and quite possibly, surprise. While the network isn’t saying much about its plans until Monday, when it kicks off upfront week, industry insiders believe that radical across-the-board…

Upfront News: Fox Plans to ‘Lie’ More

Fox, which kicks off next week’s upfront festivities on Monday, is starting to move forward with its plans for the 2009-10 season. The network has picked up freshman drama “Lie to Me” for a second season, a Fox spokeswoman confirmed….

Boo! ‘Ghost Whisperer’ Headed Back to CBS

It appears as though “Ghost Whisperer” will haunt CBS for another season. A person familiar with the situation said the network has picked up the Jennifer Love Hewitt series for next fall. Details of the pickup were not immediately available….