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10 items from 2010


Playboy TV To Launch New Lineup Aimed At Couples

16 November 2010 8:30 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

With the Internet dominating adult content for guys, Playboy TV is looking for opportunities elsewhere. The TV channel is expected to announce tomorrow TV for 2, new adult programming slate aimed at couples, which will begin to roll out in January. The first new TV for 2 show is Brooklyn Kinda Love, a docu-reality series from producers Joe and Harry Gantz (Taxicab Confessions), which is set to premiere on January 15. It follows the intricacies of four real couples’ relationships. Other new unscripted shows for the new format include Swing, featuring monogamous as they venture into alternative lifestyles guided by a sex therapist, and Playboy’s Sextreme Makeover, featuring couples  who receive intimacy advice from experts. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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The Defenders: Inside CBS’s New Fall Show

13 September 2010 9:04 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Fred Topel

HollywoodNews.com: Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell play The Defenders, CBS’s new fall series. They’re both funny guys and playing Las Vegas defense attorneys lets them deal with sometimes outrageous cases. However, this is not the new Boston Legal. The stars and creators visited the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Friday to present the new show to TV fans as part of Fall Paleyfest. Paleyfest continues this week with Fox, ABC and The CW.

“I don’t think it’s necessarily quirky and funny,” Belushi said. “I think it is a serious show. Look, any great drama has to have humor or it’s not a great drama. Any real comedy has to be based in drama, a real situation. Ours has a great sense of humor to it but it’s not quirky or goofy by any means.”

Watching The Defenders »

- Fred Topel

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"The Defenders": In Vegas Even Justice Is Hot

3 September 2010 9:41 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new key art supporting the upcoming 'serio-comedic' legal drama, "The Defenders", set to air on CBS during the 2010-11 television season.

Set in Las Vegas, Nevada, the show "...involves a pair of defense attorneys who go all out to help their clients, while keeping their personal lives in order..."

Created by Kevin Kennedy and Niels Mueller, the pilot episode was directed by Davis Guggenheim, starring Gillian Vigman, Jerry O'Connell, Jim Belushi, Jurnee Smollett and Tanya Fischer.

Executive producers are Harry Gantz, Joe Gantz, Kevin Kennedy, Niels Mueller and Carol Mendelsohn.

Produced by CBS Television Studios, "The Defenders" debuts Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Defenders"...

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- Michael Stevens

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CBS 2010-11 Clips: $#*! My Dad Says, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0, The Defenders, Blue Bloods

20 May 2010 8:03 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With the release of CBS’s 2010-11 schedule comes a whole bunch of preview clips to promote the network’s new shows.  Here we have short promos for freshman shows $#*! My Dad Says, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0, The Defenders, and Blue Bloods.  You can see that CBS is working in their wheelhouse here (three-camera sitcoms and procedural dramas), resulting in a slate with a good chance of success in the fall.  Check out the clips for yourself, as well as full synopses for each show, after the jump.

$#*! My Dad Says

Based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern, Emmy Award winner William Shatner stars as Ed Goodson, a forthright and opinionated dad who relishes expressing his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot.  Nobody is immune from Ed’s rants, including his sons, Henry, a struggling writer-turned-unpaid blogger; and Vince (Will Sasso), the meek »

- Brendan Bettinger

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CBS Announces 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule

19 May 2010 10:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS announces full 2010-2011 schedule CBS announced today its new 2010-2011 primetime schedule and the addition of five new series, including three dramas and two comedies, and key scheduling moves to enhance America's most watched lineup.

The new series includes an updated take on the classic series Hawaii Five-o; comedic drama The Defenders starring James Belushi and Jerry O'Connell as colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys; drama Blue Bloods about a family of NYPD cops starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg; a Twitter-inspired comedy, $#*! My Dad Says, starring William Shatner as a father who spouts politically incorrect observations on daily life; and the romantic comedy Mike & Molly, starring Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy as a cop and teacher who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

"We believe television's #1 network just got stronger," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "New series will be launched behind proven hits and key scheduling moves will help grow nights. »

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CBS Radically Shuffles Schedule, Moves ‘Survivor,’ ‘Big Bang Theory’

19 May 2010 7:29 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – CBS announced their fall schedule today. While fans of canceled “Accidentally on Purpose,” “Cold Case,” “Gary Unmarried,” “Numb3rs,” “The Ghost Whisperer,” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” may disagree, the big TV news of the week is that several of the top network’s biggest shows are moving. “Survivor” jumps to Wednesday nights, “The Big Bang Theory” moves to Thursdays, “CSI: NY” slides to Fridays, and “CSI: Miami” now goes down on Sundays.

As far as on-the-bubble renewals are concerned, CBS saved “Rules of Engagement” and “Medium”. The rest of their renewals were pretty obvious choices as the network continues to air many of the biggest hits on TV including the #1 drama (“NCIS”), #1 comedy (“Two and a Half Men”), #1 new series (“Undercover Boss”), #1 news magazine (“60 Minutes”), #1 new drama (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), and #1 scripted series for the 18-49 and 25-54 demos (“The Big Bang Theory”).

Of course, all of those shows are returning, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Upfronts: CBS Unveils Their Fall 2010 Schedule; Big Bang Theory, Survivor, and the CSI Spinoffs on the Move

19 May 2010 7:25 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

CBS officially released their fall schedule today, and they certainly didn’t play it safe.  New sitcom Mike & Molly earns a prime berth in the dominant Monday comedy block, with Hawaii Five-0 taking over for CSI: Miami at 10:00.  Tuesdays continue with the NCIS franchise and The Good Wife.  Perennial Thursday victor Survivor is headed for Wednesdays, followed by Criminal Minds and new legal drama The Defenders.  CBS throws down the gauntlet to NBC’s comedies on Thursday, counterprogramming with #1 sitcom The Big Bang Theory and high-profile new laffer S#*! My Dad Says. On Fridays, Medium moves to 8:00, followed by CSI: NY in a new timeslot and new hourlong Blue Bloods at 10:00.  Saturdays are the same crime extravaganza as always.  Sundays 7:00-10:00 maintain a three hour block of unscripted television, while a displaced CSI: Miami closes out the night.  Check out the full schedule after the jump. »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Pilots: Jim Belushi does drama, Jane Kaczmarek back to comedy

22 February 2010 11:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Pilot season may have had its busiest casting day yet on Monday (Feb. 22), with actors ranging from Emmy winner Jane Kaczmarek to Jim Belushi to Olivia Munn landing roles.

Among the other names on the casting sheets: Adam Arkin, Leah Remini, Zeljko Ivanek, Romany Malco and Wayne Knight. Here's a rundown:

- Former "According to Jim" star Belushi is switching to drama in the CBS pilot "Defenders." He'll play one of a pair of larger-than-life defense attorneys in Las Vegas, the showbiz trade papers report. Niels Mueller and Kevin Kennedy ("The Assassination of Richard Nixon") wrote the script and will executive produce with director Davis Guggenheim, "CSI" exec producer Carol Mendelsohn and Joe and Harry Gantz.

- Kaczmarek ("Raising the Bar," "Malcolm in the Middle") and Arkin, late of "Sons of Anarchy," will star in ABC's comedy "Who Gets the Parents?," according to The Hollywood Reporter. They'll play a long-married couple who decide to split, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Jim Belushi returning to series television

22 February 2010 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jim Belushi is returning to series television, this time on the drama side.

Belushi has been tapped to star in CBS' hourlong pilot "Defenders."

The project, from CBS Studios, centers on two charismatic and fiery Las Vegas defense attorneys who go to the mat for their clients.

Belushi will play one of them, Nick Mancini, who has marital troubles and loves to drink his sorrows away.

"Saturday Night Live" alum Belushi most recently toplined ABC's family sitcom "According to Jim."

He has ventured into dramatic series before, most recently on the ABC series "Total Security," created by Steven Bochco, Charles H. Eglee and David Milch.

Niels Mueller and Kevin Kennedy wrote the script for "Defenders" and are executive producing with Joe and Harry Gantz, "CSI" maven Carol Mendelsohn and the pilot's director Davis Guggenheim. »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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Jim Belushi to Star in CBS' Defenders

22 February 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Jim Belushi ("According to Jim," "Saturday Night Live") has been cast in CBS' hour-long drama pilot, "Defenders." The CBS Studios project centers on two charismatic and fiery Las Vegas defense attorneys who go to the mat for their clients. Belushi will play one of them, Nick Mancini, who has marital troubles and loves to drink his sorrows away. Niels Mueller and Kevin Kennedy wrote the script and are executive producing with Joe and Harry Gantz, Carol Mendelsohn ("CSI") and the pilot's director Davis Guggenheim. »

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