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The Defenders: Thank You For Flying Tawnee!

UPFRONT 2010

The Defenders [CBS, Wednesdays, 10/9C] turns out not to be a re-imagining of a 1961 legal series about a couple of lawyers who didn’t always win [which was groundbreaking stuff in 1961]. Instead, it’s a fictionalization of a couple of Vegas lawyers with a reputation for trying anything to win, and partying like it’s 1999 when they’re not actively working.

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Hawaii Five-0 Reboot Is The Season’s Best New Procedural!

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Hawaii Five-0 [CBS, Mondays, 10/9C] features characters whose names are familiar, and the setting that comes with the title, but it is not your father’s/grandfather’s Hawaii Five-0. It is a fast-paced, well written, fresh take on cop shows that has energy to burn and charisma to spare.

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Mike and Molly Bring Fat Jokes to CBS!

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CBS’ new multi-camera sitcom, Mike and Molly [Mondays, 9:30/8:30/C], could easily be The Courtship of Roseanne – and frankly, though it is sporadically funny, it is weird in that most of the best jokes come from the two overweight leads: Melissa McCarthy [Molly] and Billy Gardell [Mike]. The rest come from an acerbic waiter named Samuel [Nyambi Nyambi], who is so good that he could probably carry a show himself.

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Robin Is Crushed and Barney Calls Dibs in How I Met Your Mother’s Season Six Premiere!

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Wow! There is a lot going on in the sixth season premiere of How I Met Your Mother [CBS, Mondays, 8/7C]. Marshall [Jason Segal] and Lily [Alyson Hannigan] have decided to try to have a baby; Robin has devolved into a formless inhaler of Cheetos over losing Don; Ted [Josh Radnor] is fixated on a cute girl at the bar, and Barney [Neil Patrick Harris] is both wowed by the girl at the bar and moved to pronounce Robin’s ability to entice gone forever. And that’s not the half of it.

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Premiere Dates for the Fall 2010 TV Season!

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With the fall 2010 TV season just around the proverbial corner, there are a lot of premieres coming up between the beginning of September and the beginning of November. So, to help you out, a complete list of the premieres for new and returning shows follows the jump. Feel free to print out the list and tape to your TV.

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TELEVISION: CBS Makes Big Changes for 2010-11!

UPFRONT 2010

The news that CBS, long the most stable of networks for programming, had axed seven shows – including some that were doing well in their timeslots [Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, Cold Case] – came as a shock to fans of those shows. Now CBS is presenting a new schedule designed to give their five new fall shows the best possible situations, ratings-wise.

The five new series [three dramas, two comedies] premiering in the fall are: the reboot of Hawaii Five-0, The Defenders, Blue Bloods, $#*! My Dad Says and Mike & Molly. The Criminal Minds Spin-off is a mid-season show. Show descriptions and the full CBS fall schedule follow the jump.

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TELEVISION: Jesse Stone: No Remorse – Paradise Police Track Convenience Store Killer!

Jesse Stone: No Remorse

Jesse Stone: No Remorse [9/8C] is the sixth entry in the CBS series of TV-movies based on the characters created by the late Robert B. Parker – and the first to not be based, in any way, on a Parker novel. It also continues to be an old-fashioned TV-movie franchise in the way if takes its time to get to where its going.

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