Sorry, guys, but we're ready to cut the cord (ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW)(Television Without Pity) — We're always passionate about TV but never more so than when it involves shows that are truly awesome and original. Sometimes we get so excited that we even watch them in real time, instead of DVR-ing past the commercials. So when those same shows take a turn for the worse, the disappointment is almost physically painful. Here's our look at returning shows for the 2011-12 season that we used to love, but now have to force ourselves to watch on the off chance that they eventually return to their former glory.Read More »from Returning Fall Shows We Used to Love (But Can’t Anymore)
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- Angel Cohn | Fall TV – Fri, Sep 16, 2011 3:32 PM PDT
- Angel Cohn | Fall TV – Thu, Sep 15, 2011 4:02 PM PDT
'The Secret Circle': The perfect CW creation? (Frank Ockenfels III/The CW)(Television Without Pity) — When "Ringer" debuted earlier this week, it was clear that the show doesn't exactly fit The CW's brand. It's targeted at grown-up viewers and features some actual grown-up actors, with only one spoiled-rotten teen in sight. It also lacked several other key elements that we've come to expect from The CW. Fortunately for the network, their other scripted series debuting this week, "The Secret Circle," is pretty much the most CW-ish show we've ever seen. Here's why:
Supernatural Creatures and Mythology
Like "Supernatural" and "The Vampire Diaries," the network thrives when there are imaginary beasties in the mix. In the case of "Secret Circle," it's witches (both male and female) who have a long history to slowly reveal over the course of the season.
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Both "Gossip Girl" and "Vampire Diaries" managed to take some serialized source material, snag the key plot points, and then run with it. Looks like "SC," which is based on books by "Vampire Diaries" author L.J. Smith, aims to do the same.
- Dave Nemetz | Fall TV – Wed, Sep 14, 2011 5:31 PM PDT
The whole "Sunny" gang is back and smiling this season (FX)Baby funerals, kid pageants, and morbid obesity: Guess "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" isn't exactly mellowing in its old age. It's hard to believe, but FX's gleefully offensive comedy kicks off its seventh season this week and just got picked up for Seasons 8 and 9, which will make it cable's longest-running live-action comedy ever. But don't expect any "60 Minutes"-style gravitas here: The Paddy's Pub gang is just as selfish, juvenile, and morally bankrupt as ever. After spending a day on set talking with the cast, we're letting you in on the latest "Sunny" shenanigans with five things to watch for this season.
You'll be seeing a lot more of Mac this yearRead More »from ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’: Five Things to Watch for This Season
So you may have heard "Sunny" star Rob McElhenney (who plays Mac) has put on a few pounds for this season. About fifty of them, to be exact. McElhenney intentionally packed on the weight, transforming himself into a roly-poly Zach Galifianakis type in the name of comedy.
- Rachel Stein | Fall TV – Tue, Sep 13, 2011 3:20 PM PDT
Will, we have some friendly advice for you (D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)(Television Without Pity) — Full disclosure: We love Will Arnett. Frankly, we don't know many people who don't think he's hilarious and wonderful, with the perfect family. But this relationship -- ours and his, not his and Amy Poehler's, obviously -- can be one-sided for only so long: We've been giving him chances to have a new and interesting character in a funny and likable series for years now, and every time he sorely disappoints. Maybe it's not fair to blame him for his failures in the past few years, but it seems like every job he takes, he refuses to play a different character. In "Up All Night," there are pangs of change and a small glimmer of hope that he'll finally broaden his range, and if he learns from his former mistakes, he'll be golden. Here's our advice:
Quit Playing GobRead More »from ‘Up All Night’: What Will Arnett Can Learn From His Canceled Shows
There will always be a place in our hearts for "Arrested Development," especially considering its language has seeped into our vocabulary, but come on! Give it a rest with the Gob act, already. From
Each fall, the TV networks throw a bunch of new shows at us, and it's getting harder and harder to figure out which ones are deserving of our precious viewing hours. Luckily, we here at Yahoo! TV are here to help: We've watched all the new network series and selected six to highlight as our Editors' Picks — the absolute best and buzziest of the fall crop.
Read on to find out what these shows are all about and why we think they're worth watching.Read More »from Our Fall TV Editors’ Picks
- Chrissy Le Nguyen | Fall TV – Fri, Sep 9, 2011 1:37 PM PDT
The ladies of Wisteria Lane -- Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria), and Bree Hodge (Marcia Cross) -- will be kicking off the eighth and final installment of "Desperate Housewives" Sept. 25, and the stakes will be higher than ever as each of the women grapples with the repercussions of covering up last season's murder. Get ready to bid farewell to "Desperate Housewives" with this exclusive first look at the Season 8 poster:
Here we see all four women rocking sexy little black dresses with the show's iconic apples scattered at their feet. They look so fierce, Tyra Banks would be envious! But the best part of the poster is the way the actresses have been strategically posed to represent the season's tagline: "Kiss Them Goodbye."
We're sad the end is near for one of primetime's juiciest dramas, but we can't wait to see what creator Marc Cherry has in store for the series' victory lap!
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- Chrissy Le Nguyen | Fall TV – Thu, Sep 8, 2011 3:23 PM PDT
Dana Delany's Dr. Megan Hunt will be back cutting up corpses to solve crimes as ABC's "Body of Proof" returns this fall for its sophomore season. Even though the show's debut season premiered as a midseason replacement in late March of this year, it managed to do well in ratings over its first eight episodes garnering a second-season pickup from the alphabet network. The show's set to return on Sept. 20, and here's an exclusive first look at its Season 2 poster:Read More »from ‘Body of Proof’ Season 2 Poster: Exclusive First Look
- Yahoo! TV Staff | Fall TV – Wed, Sep 7, 2011 6:10 PM PDT
With more than a dozen new shows featuring female leads premiering this fall, the upcoming TV season is shaping up to be a prime time for women. From drama queens and funny gals to action heroines and sexy bunnies, leading ladies are the small screen's biggest stars. And one of the biggest stars of them all is Sarah Michelle Gellar. The "Buffy" alum is back on TV in the thrilling new show "Ringer." Not only does she play twin sisters on the show, but she's also its co-executive producer. See what the cast of "Ringer" had to say about Gellar's return and meet a handful of other women joining the fall TV slate in these exclusive video interviews:Read More »from Fall TV Is Ruled by Women: Watch Exclusive Interviews
- Angel Cohn | Fall TV – Tue, Sep 6, 2011 2:15 PM PDT
All six "Beverly Hills" Housewives are back for Season 2 (Richard McLaren/Bravo)(Television Without Pity) — We expected there to be some uncomfortable moments in the Season 2 premiere of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," given the recent suicide of Taylor's husband Russell Armstrong, and there were. But somewhat surprisingly, some of them had absolutely nothing to do with Russell and Taylor's relationship. Good for the other insanely rich ladies for really stepping it up this season and helping to spread the wealth of ridiculousness all around.
Most Staged ConversationRead More »from ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Premiere: Could It Have Been More Uncomfortable?
Let's get this one out of the way: The "show of support" for Taylor, which featured all of the other women and their significant others sitting around talking about their feelings about Russell's untimely death, was cringe-worthy to say the least. Seeing how they all reacted was a fine idea, but the tears seemed forced or at least rehashed for the cameras. And the conversation about Russell's financial situation and why someone might commit suicide would have been better with a licensed
- Yahoo! TV Staff | Fall TV – Thu, Sep 1, 2011 1:38 PM PDT
This year's fall TV lineup welcomes some familiar faces to our television screens, including Tim Allen, Jaime Pressly, and Jonah Hill. Plus, "Married ... With Children" alum Christina Applegate returns in an art-imitates-life role on NBC's "Up All Night," which finds the real-life new mom tackling the challenges of raising a baby. See what Applegate and other familiar stars had to say about their new projects in these exclusive video interviews:Read More »from Fall TV’s Chock-full of Familiar Faces: Watch Exclusive Interviews