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Best Development Season…EVER!

‘Flash’ Will Go Forward

ABC has made it official and picked up drama “Flash Forward” for next season. The news is not unexpected, given the huge series penalty attached to the project, according to multiple reports. What’s more, ABC has been airing promos for…

NBC Infront: What We Learned

Trying to judge a network’s future by its presentation to advertisers is always a risky proposition. Spin levels are dangerously high. Clips can be misleading (think the end of the pilot for “Yes, Dear,” or the entire first episode of…

Taking the Wraps Off NBC’s Slate

NBC is continuing its move toward the middle. The network Monday greenlit a programming slate heavy on meat-and-potatoes fare, including two medical dramas (“Trauma” and “Mercy”), a broad family hour (“Parenthood”) and an old-fashioned multicamera half-hour from director James Burrows…

NBC Finalizes Pickups as ABC Ponders a ‘Ghost’

Lots of drama this weekend as NBC prepares to brief advertisers on its 2009-10 plans Monday. There was buzz that CBS’ “Ghost Whisperer” could be in play, possibly moving to ABC. That’s still considered a longshot. Click here for a…

Plunging Right In: NBC Buzz

Usually, pilot buzz around this time of year is pretty unreliable. After all, screenings have just started, and most conversation is driven by agents and studios talking up their own projects. This year, however, the rules are a bit different….