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<b>FALL</b>

<b>MONDAY</b>

8:00-9:00 PM "House" (Sept 21)

9:00-10:00 PM "Lie to Me"* (Sept 28)

<b>TUESDAY</b>

8:00-10:00 PM "So You Think You Can Dance Performance Show"*

<b>WEDNESDAY</b>

8:00-9:00 PM "So You Think You Can Dance Result Show"*

9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (Sept 9)

<b>THURSDAY</b>

8:00-9:00 PM "Bones" (Sept 17)

9:00-10:00 PM "Fringe*" (Sept 17)

<b>FRIDAY</b>

8:00-8:30 PM BROTHERS (Sept 25)

8:30-9:00 PM "'Til Death"* (Oct 2)

9:00-10:00 PM "Dollhouse" (Sept 25)

<b>SATURDAY</b>

8:00-8:30 PM "Cops"

8:30-9:00 PM "Cops"

9:00-10:00 PM "America's Most Wanted"

<b>SUNDAY</b>

7:00-8:00 PM NFL post-game

8:00-8:30 PM "The Simpsons" (Sept 27)

8:30-9:00 PM "THE CLEVELAND SHOW" (Sept 27)

9:00-9:30 PM "Family Guy" (Sept 27)

9:30-10:00 PM "American Dad" (Sept 27)

<b>MIDSEASON</b>

<b>MONDAY</b>

8:00-9:00 PM "House"

9:00-10:00 PM "24"

<b>TUESDAY</b>

8:00-9:00 PM "American Idol Performance Show"

9:00-10:00 PM "PAST LIFE"

<b>WEDNESDAY</b>

8:00-9:00 PM "American Idol Results Show"

9:00-10:00 PM "HUMAN TARGET" (January) / "Glee" (spring)

<b>THURSDAY</b>

8:00-9:00 PM "Bones"

9:00-10:00 PM "Fringe"

<b>FRIDAY</b>

8:00-8:30 PM "Brothers"

8:30-9:00 PM "'Til Death"

9:00-10:00 PM "Dollhouse"

<b>SATURDAY</b>

8:00-8:30 PM "Cops"

8:30-9:00 PM "Cops"

9:00-10:00 PM "America's Most Wanted"

<b>SUNDAY</b>

7:00-7:30 PM Animated series repeats

7:30-8:00 PM "American Dad"*

8:00-8:30 PM "The Simpsons"

8:30-9:00 PM "SONS OF TUCSON"

9:00-9:30 PM "Family Guy"

9:30-10:00 PM "The Cleveland Show"*

Boldface indicates new show

* New time period

<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Fox unveils 2009-10 schedule

J.J. Abrams' 'Fringe' jumps into Thursday fray

By James Hibberd

May 18, 2009, 11:28 AM ET

Updated: May 18, 2009, 01:12 PM ET

Fox unveiled its new schedule Monday highlighted by summer reality hit "So You Think You Can Dance" jumping into the fall and J.J. Abrams' "Fringe" challenging TV's biggest shows on Thursday night.

"Dance" will air a two-hour performance show on Tuesdays and a results show on Wednesdays, just as "American Idol" does during the spring. The Wednesday edition will lead into Ryan Murphy's new musical dramedy "Glee" (which the network is previewing after "Idol" tomorrow evening). "Glee" is the only new drama Fox plans to premiere in the fall, saving the bulk of its pilot pickups for midseason.

"Dance" was the second-highest-rated show last summer behind Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," which was promoted to an in-season run last year. The fall shakeup will pit "Dance" against NBC's top-rated reality show, "The Biggest Loser," and also against the results show of ABC's dance-reality-leader "Dancing With the Stars" (that's assuming, of course, ABC and NBC keep the shows in their usual time periods when they announce their schedules this week).

The network's top-rated scripted show "House" will remain on Mondays at 8 p.m., followed by the second season of "Lie to Me." The decision restores a strong lead-in to "Lie," which saw its ratings drop following a shift to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays earlier this year.

Rescued fan favorite "Dollhouse" returns on Fridays, but with a modest lead-in from new comedy "Brothers" and utility player "Til Death" that seems unlikely to reverse its ratings woes. (And, yes, "Terminator" is canceled).

Explaining the pickup of "Dollhouse," Fox executives said the show allows the network to keep scripted programming on Friday nights, which pleases advertisers.

Though the show is receiving a budget cut, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly said the network remains committed to producing top-tier shows.

"'Glee, 'Human Target,' 'Fringe' are big shows with big investments -- you're not seeing shows scaling back," he said.

As for "Terminator" being canceled, Reilly said, "It was not an inexpensive show. We looked at ratings track where it had a consistent run. That trend line was not pointing in the right direction. We did a huge launch with that show. It was time to move on."

New Seth MacFarlane comedy "The Cleveland Show" will go into 8:30 p.m. Sunday nights. Wanda Sykes' new talk show is planned for 11 p.m. Saturday nights.

But the boldest move may be Fox's new breakout "Fringe" being put to the test in the toughest time period on television.

"Fringe" will move from Tuesdays this season to Thursdays at 9 p.m., going against ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," NBC's "The Office" and CBS' "CSI" (again, assuming the other shows remain in their usual slots).

The decision continues Fox's strategy of trying to seize Thursdays, a movement that started to gain traction earlier this year with "Bones" and "Hell's Kitchen" invading the night and putting pressure on NBC. "Bones" will remain at 8 p.m., which leaves "Fringe" running against heavy competition and without a dominating lead-in like it had with "House" and "Idol" this season.

This move shows Fox's faith in "Fringe" and perhaps that the network senses an opportunity that its sci-fi procedural drama could lure fans from CBS' more traditional procedural "CSI," which has seen its ratings drop sharply this season following the departure of star William Petersen.

"The door is more open on this night than it has been in a long time," Reilly said. "'Fringe' is a real alternative to both ['Grey's' and 'CSI']."

The last epic Thursday battle in the time period was when ABC moved "Grey's Anatomy" against "CSI" in 2006.

"The strategic moves we made last year to build off of our biggest assets are paying off," said Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly in a statement. "We've created stability and consistently strong performance across the week. Next season, we're bringing back two top-rated sophomore dramas and using our hits to introduce a broad and compelling slate of new shows that will make our air even more vibrant and alive."

Fox also announced a 2010 midseason lineup, which will almost certainly change. For now, the network plans to re-team "House" and "24" on Mondays; tie "American Idol" and new drama "Past Life" on Tuesdays; run the "Idol" results show and action drama "Human Target" on Wednesdays; and put "Sons of Tucson" into 8:30 p.m. Sunday nights while shifting "Cleveland Show" to 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday lineups are unchanged from the fall schedule.

Absent from the schedule -- Gordon Ramsay, whose "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares" have been keeping the chef on the schedule nearly year-round. Reilly said both shows will return, with one probably airing next season.

"They are shows that can be used opportunistically," he said. "They tend to self-start and be flexible."<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->NEW SERIES SYNOPSES

The following new comedies will premiere this fall on FOX:

<b>GLEE</b>

McKinley High School's Glee Club used to be at the top of the show choir world, but years later, it has turned into a haven for misfits and social outcasts. But at McKinley, things for the Glee Club are about to change. From Ryan Murphy, the creator of "Nip/Tuck," comes GLEE, an uplifting comedy musical series with biting humor that features a soundtrack of hit music from past to present. The show follows an optimistic high school teacher as he tries to refuel his own passion for singing while reinventing the school's glee club and challenging a group of underdogs to realize their star potential. WILL SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison) has offered to take on the Herculean task of restoring McKinley's Glee Club to its former glory with the help of fellow teacher and germaphobe EMMA PILLSBURY (Jayma Mays). It's a tall order when the brightest stars of the club include KURT (Chris Colfer), a nerdy soprano with a flair for the dramatic; MERCEDES (Amber Riley), a dynamic diva-in-training who refuses to sing back-up; ARTIE (Kevin McHale), a geeky guitarist who spends more time avoiding bullies than chasing girls; and TINA (Jenna Ushkowitz), an awkward girl who needs to suppress her stutter before she can take center stage. Will's only hope lies with two true talents: RACHEL BERRY (Lea Michele), a perfectionist firecracker who is convinced that show choir is her ticket to stardom; and FINN HUDSON (Cory Monteith), the popular high school quarterback with movie star looks and a Motown voice who must protect his reputation with his holier-than-thou girlfriend and head cheerleader, QUINN (Dianna Agron), and his arrogant football teammate, PUCK (Mark Salling). Driven by his secret past, Will is determined to do whatever it takes to make Glee great again, even though everyone around him thinks he's nuts. He's out to prove them all wrong from his tough-as-nails wife TERRI SCHUESTER (Jessalyn Gilsig) to McKinley's scheming cheerleading coach SUE SYLVESTER (Jane Lynch) to an ber-hip world that thinks jazz hands and sequined tuxedos litter the road to infamy rather than pave the way to Hollywood dreams.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ian Brennan, John Peter Kousakis

DIRECTOR: Ryan Murphy

CAST: Dianna Agron as Quinn, Chris Colfer as Kurt, Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri Schuester, Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury, Kevin McHale as Artie, Lea Michele as Rachel Berry, Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson, Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester, Amber Riley as Mercedes, Mark Salling as Puck, Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina

<b>THE CLEVELAND SHOW</b>

THE CLEVELAND SHOW is a new animated series that follows everyone's favorite soft-spoken neighbor, CLEVELAND BROWN (Mike Henry), to his hometown in Virginia as he settles down with his high school sweetheart, her unruly kids and his own 14-year-old son, CLEVELAND JR. (Kevin Michael Richardson). Many years ago, Cleveland was a high school student madly in love with a beautiful girl named DONNA (Sanaa Lathan). Much to his dismay, his love went unrequited, and Donna wound up marrying another man. Cleveland once told Donna he would always love her, and if this man ever done her wrong, he'd be there when she called. Well, this man done her wrong. Donna's husband ran off, leaving Donna with a teenage daughter and a young son. Now she's open to Cleveland and has offered him another chance at love. Unattached after the Loretta-Quagmire debacle and true to his word, Cleveland joyously reunites with Donna, and he and Cleveland Jr. move to Virginia to join their new family. Once in Virginia, there are a few surprises in store for Cleveland, including ROBERTA (Reagan Gomez-Preston), a rebellious new stepdaughter; RALLO (Henry), his new 5-year-old stepson who loves the ladies; and a collection of neighbors that includes a loudmouth redneck, LESTER (Richardson); a hipster wanna-be, HOLT (guest voice Jason Sudeikis); and a religious pair of talking bears, TIM (Seth MacFarlane) and his wife ARIANNA (guest voice Arianna Huffington).

PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television

CO-CREATORS/EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, Rich Appel, Mike Henry

VOICE CAST: Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown, Rallo and others; Sanaa Lathan as Donna Tubbs; Reagan Gomez-Preston as Roberta Tubbs; Kevin Michael Richardson as Lester and Cleveland Jr.

GUEST VOICES: Arianna Huffington as Arianna, Jason Sudeikis as Holt

<b>BROTHERS</b>

Starring Michael Strahan ("FOX NFL Sunday") and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell ("Ed," "Veronica's Closet"), BROTHERS is a new half-hour comedy about a former NFL hot shot who learns that even though you can always go home again, the trip back might be tougher than you think. MIKE TRAINOR (Strahan) seemingly has it all he's a good-looking, wealthy and recently retired NFL player living the high-life in New York City, but he's about to get sidelined. When Mike gets a phone call from his MOM (CCH Pounder, "The Shield") who orders him home to Houston, he quickly realizes the more his life has changed, the more his family has stayed the same. His brother CHILL (Daryl "Chill" Mitchell), whose life was altered drastically after a car accident left him in a wheelchair, is struggling to keep his restaurant afloat with the help of his loudmouth associate, ROSCOE (Colton Dunn, "MADtv"). The dynamics between Mike and Chill are the same as when they were kids, and their sibling rivalry hasn't lessened with age. If they can stop their bickering, put aside their differences and learn to be teammates, the brothers might just turn out to be each other's biggest asset. Copy/pasted from The Futon Critic Wedged between Mike and Chill are their parents. Their father, whom everyone refers to as COACH (Carl Weathers, "Rocky"), is the local high school football coach and the conservative, opinionated alpha male of his clan. Coach thinks he runs the show, but really it's Mom who calls the shots. Saucy, stern and a schemer, she is the mastermind of the family. And when she learns that Mike's business manager took off with all his money, she orchestrates a plan to keep Mike in Houston, save Chill's restaurant and bring the family back together under one roof again all without anyone realizing what she's up to. Mom's plan helps Mike realize that his family however dysfunctional they may be is the only family he's got. And although he may not have a penny to his name, as long as he's surrounded by people who love him, he'll always be a rich man.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Sony Pictures Television; Tantamount Studios; Impact Zone Productions, Inc.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Mitch Hurwitz, Don Reo

DIRECTOR: Ted Wass

CAST: Michael Strahan as Mike, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell as Chill, CCH Pounder as Mom, Carl Weathers as Coach, Colton Dunn as Roscoe

The following new late-night series will premiere this fall:

<b>THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (working title)</b>

Emmy Award-winning actress, comedian and author Wanda Sykes returns to FOX to host the innovative and irreverent new Saturday late-night series, THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (working title). The high-energy one-hour show will feature biting commentary on topical issues and heated panel discussions with recurring personalities. The series' unique format will highlight Sykes' outspoken comedic perspective on current events and will also allow her to leave the studio to shoot segments in the field.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Fox Television Studios

HOST: Wanda Sykes

The following new dramas are slated for a midseason launch:

<b>HUMAN TARGET</b>

It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a "human target" in order to save the lives of those in danger. Based on the popular DC Comics graphic novel, HUMAN TARGET is a full-throttle action drama centered on CHRISTOPHER CHANCE (Mark Valley, FRINGE), a unique private contractor/security guard hired to protect. Call him what you like, because for Chance, it's about one thing only: saving his clients' lives. When there is an unusual or imminent threat that can't be solved through "normal" means of protection, Chance is hired to completely integrate himself into his clients' lives to become the human target. If you're a corporate manager whose disgruntled employee has gone violently off the deep end, Chance is your new auditor. If you're the president of a bank who's been tipped off to a potential heist, Chance is your unassuming bank teller. During each job, Chance, assisted by his business partner WINSTON (Chi McBride, "Pushing Daisies") and hired gun GUERRERO (Jackie Earle Haley, "Watchmen"), puts himself directly in the line of fire as he races against time to save his client, while unraveling the truth behind the mission. With every new danger, Chance's dark history will also unravel. Does anyone know who Christopher Chance really is, or what secrets lay buried in his past? What would make a man willingly become a HUMAN TARGET?

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Bonanza Productions Inc., Wonderland Sound and Vision, DC Comics, Warner Bros. Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jon Steinberg, McG, Simon West, Brad Kern

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Peter Johnson

DIRECTOR: Simon West

WRITER: Jon Steinberg CAST: Mark Valley as Christopher Chance, Jackie Earle Haley as Guerrero, Chi McBride as Winston

<b>PAST LIFE</b>

Have you ever experienced dj vu or met someone you thought seemed familiar? Do you believe in karma, fate or love at first sight? From writer David Hudgins ("Friday Night Lights"), and inspired by the book "The Reincarnationist" by M.J. Rose, comes PAST LIFE, a new drama series about an unlikely pair of past-life detectives who investigate whether what is happening to you today is the result of who you were before. DR. KATE MCGINN (Kelli Giddish, "All My Children") is not your typical psychologist. Confident, outspoken and highly educated, she works at The Talmadge Center for Behavioral Health in New York City, a world-renowned institute dedicated to the study of the science of the soul. After experiencing a past-life regression in her 20s, Kate became a believer in reincarnation. Using regression therapy and her natural gift for reading people, Kate helps solve the mysteries of her troubled clients who suffer from present-day problems caused by past-life traumas. She believes there are levels of consciousness and explanations for human behavior that science can't begin to explain. Accustomed to skeptics, but not bothered by them, Kate is an unapologetic believer and a force of nature who marches to the beat of her own drummer. Her partner, PRICE WHATLEY (Nicholas Bishop, "Home and Away"), is a different story. A former NYPD homicide detective, pragmatic and cynical, Price is a damaged soul who constantly battles grief and guilt over the accidental death of his wife. Price feels that Kate, though not certifiable, certainly operates on the fringes of science. It's a volatile relationship, but with Price's solid detective skills, and Kate's penchant for out-of-the-box thinking, together they make a formidable, if somewhat dysfunctional, team. A fast-paced emotional thrill ride, each episode finds Price and Kate working with their colleagues to unravel a new mystery involving the past-lives of their clients. DR. MALACHI TALMADGE (Richard Schiff, "The West Wing") is Kate's mentor and the center's namesake, an avuncular but gruff elder statesman who is a legend in the field of cognitive research. DR. RISHI KARNA (Ravi Patel, "Scrubs") is the rookie of the group, a baby-faced therapist from Calcutta who loves bad American TV, Cuban jazz and driving everyone crazy.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Bonanza Productions Inc., Warner Bros. Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Hudgins, Lou Pitt

DIRECTOR: Deran Sarafian

WRITER: David Hudgins

CAST: Kelli Giddish as Dr. Kate McGinn, Nicholas Bishop as Price Whatley, Richard Schiff as Dr. Malachi Talmadge, Ravi Patel as Dr. Rishi Karna

The following new comedy is slated for a midseason launch:

<b>SONS OF TUCSON</b>

In the tradition of "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Bernie Mac Show," SONS OF TUCSON is a family comedy about three brothers who hire a charming, wayward schemer to stand in as their father when their real one goes to prison. What begins as a business relationship evolves into something more complex and compelling: a family unlike any we've ever seen. The three brothers find their dad-for-hire, RON SNUFFKIN (Tyler Labine, "Reaper"), at the local sporting good store. Ron will be forced to draw on a wide array of skills and a vast bag of tricks as he steps into the patriarch role to take care of the boys of the Gunderson family. ROBBY GUNDERSON (Davis Cleveland, "How I Met Your Mother"), 8, is a loose cannon who doesn't respond well to authority; GARY GUNDERSON (Frank Dolce, "Doubt"), 11, is a bright and street-savvy leader who is every bit the con man his father is; and BRANDON GUNDERSON (Troy Gentile, "Entourage"), 13, is a gentle free spirit who simply goes along for the ride. MAGGIE MORALES (Natalie Martinez, "Saints & Sinners"), Robby's second-grade teacher and the object of Ron's affection, might just be the only stable figure in the lives of this quirky quartet. While SONS OF TUCSON is grounded in the day-to-day challenges of a single-parent home, nothing in the Gunderson household is quite what it seems. An ongoing chess match between Ron and the boys will keep both parties on their toes, as neither side can afford to give up too much power or independence.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Justin Berfield, Jason Felts, Harvey Myman, Todd Holland

DIRECTOR: Todd Holland

WRITERS: Tommy Dewey, Greg Bratman

CAST: Tyler Labine as Ron Snuffkin, Davis Cleveland as Robby Gunderson, Frank Dolce as Gary Gunderson, Troy Gentile as Brandon Gunderson, Natalie Martinez as Maggie Morales<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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Fox picks up 'Target,' 'Sons'

Project based on DC Comics title lands series order

By Nellie Andreeva

May 12, 2009, 07:25 PM ET

Updated: May 12, 2009, 07:49 PM ET

Fox has picked up comic book drama "Human Target" and single-camera comedy "Sons of Tucson" to series.

"Target," from WBTV, DC Comics and Wonderland, emerged as an early front-runner and was the best-received pilot at the network's screenings last week.

Based on the DC Comics title, the show centers on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a mysterious freelancer who offers a unique form of security for hire: He assumes the identities of people in danger, becoming the "human target" on behalf of his clients.

Jackie Earle Haley and Chi McBride co-star in the project written by Jon Steinberg and directed by Simon West. The two exec produced the pilot with McG.

"Sons," from 20th TV and J2TV, also was an early favorite at the network.

In the spirit of "Slums of Beverly Hills," the project stars Tyler Labine as a charming but misguided hustler hired by three young brothers with considerable resources to act as their father while their real one serves prison time for a white-collar crime.

Frank Dolce, Davis Cleveland, Troy Gentile and Natalie Martinez co-star in the comedy penned by Tommy Dewey and Greg Bratman. Dewey and Bratman exec produce with Harvey Myman, Jason Felts and Justin Berfield. Todd Holland directed the pilot.

"Target" and "Sons" join previously picked-up animated comedy "Cleveland" and dramedy "Glee."

Also hot at Fox, which will open the upfront presentation marathon in New York on Monday, are drama "Past Life" and comedy "Brothers." On the bubble front, cult favorite "Dollhouse" is still in contention.

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Dollhouse3 UPDATED: In a stunning move, sources say Fox has renewed Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” for next fall.

The official announcement will not be made until Monday at the network's upfront presentation, but sources confirm a deal has been struck for another 13 episodes. Fox plans to continue the show on Fridays next fall.

The low-rated series was last seen given up for dead by the media in a field somewhere.

But the show's DVR numbers are huge (averaging a 40% bump from live-plus-same-day to live-plus-7), online streaming is strong. It’s a sci-fi show, which tend to bring in strong ancillary revenue such as DVD sales for sister-company studio 20th TV. And it’s said that Fox execs rather like the series, especially the latter half of the season. Besides, a show airing in the fall on Fox is a bit like running in midseason on most networks -- it’s not the network's strongest part of the year and maybe ... maybe ...

All right, fine.

The move is tougher to explain than most, especially based on the show's ratings. A “Dollhouse” pickup is a shock, an underdog comeback that blows away NBC’s will-they-or-won’t-they hand-wringing over “Chuck” (psst, they almost certainly will). In fact, "Dollhouse" might very well be the lowest-rated in-season scripted drama to ever get a renewal on a major broadcast network. Almost certainly if based on where the show concluded -- about 2.8 million viewers and a 1.0 among adults 18-49.

Basically this is a case of a bunch of minor decision-making factors successfully ganging up on the biggest factor (ratings). In addition to DVD sales, streaming and DVR influences, Fox received some serious budget concessions from 20th TV and Whedon to continue the show, with 20th now shouldering a greater portion of the load.

Another factor was the show's unaired 13th episode, which Whedon shot on a shoestring budget for the "Dollhouse" first season DVD set. Whedon presented it to the network as an example of how "Dollhouse" can achieve a high-quality production with a lesser budget.

The renewal also means Fox is bringing back all three of its freshman dramas for a second season -- "Fringe," "Lie to Me" and "Dollhouse" -- which is a nice boast in challenging year for broadcasters.

Along with NBC renewing low-rated "Friday Night Lights," and strongly considering modestly performing "Chuck," and the CW stations considering bringing back very weakly rated "Reaper," there's seeming trend this spring toward networks looking beyond live-viewing ratings when contemplating the fate of shows with passionate fanbases that they can monetize in non-traditional ways.

Last year, in the wake of CBS canceling fan favorites "Jericho" and "Moonlight," the sense was that vocal minorities could no longer sway the suits.

This year, cult TV shows have been like creatures in a George Romero movie; you can never trust that they're dead.

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I will definitely watch Glee, just a shame it will go up against Lost (most likely) in 2010.

I might tune in to see Brothers. Michael Strahan is hilarious, hopefully he'll keep his gig on NFL on FOX.

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    • I dont see them killing Nikolas. He may get rested if Adam Huss is not here long term until they find the new Nik
    • Lots of Stuff coming for Laura with Nik, Spencer & Victor
    • I remember those days of the annual “Chloe Returns” announcements.  Maree and John Martin (Bill) should have been put on recurring when Alice passed away in 2010, heck they should have been the main guest at the HORTON town square opening in 2011. 
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