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Dancing with the Upfronts 5: Wednesday's Pilot Roundup

Welcome back to what will likely be the last installment of Dancing with the Upfronts, as I attempt to decipher the rumors and facts of the network series orders, renewals, and cancellations before the last of the networks' fall schedules are unveiled to advertisters and the public tomorrow. Before then, sit back and enjoys today's latest series news. Don't forget to check back here often for updates, as we continue to unveil the fall schedules and debunk some renewal myths. (Updated at 10:30 am PST) CW The Hollywood Reporter and Variety are confirming yesterday's rumors that Veronica Mars and One Tree Hill will in fact cross over onto the new CW network, along with new dramas Runaway , Girlfriends spin-off The Game , and the Kevin Williamson-created mid-season replacement Palm Springs . However, WB drama Everwood will not be found on the combined fall sked, nor will pilot Aquaman , originally thought to be a lock for an order. CW will also be home to UPN s

Dancing with the Upfronts 4: Tuesday's Pilot Roundup

Welcome back to another installment of Dancing with the Upfronts, as I attempt to decipher the rumors and facts of the network series orders, renewals, and cancellations during this, the second most exciting week in the television calendar (the first would be the start of the season, natch). Set your phasers to stunned, gentle readers, as you peruse today's latest series news and check back here often for updates, as we unveil the fall schedules and debunk some renewal myths. (Updated at 5:00 pm PST) CW Ladies and gentlemen, I can hardly control my excitement as I happily announce... (drum roll, please)... that beloved mystery-drama series Veronica Mars WILL be moving to the CW this fall! According to an extremely high-ranking agency source who happens to reps one of the actors involved with the show, Veronica Mars will be returning to the airwaves this fall (albeit with a new TV address) to provide loyal viewers with another season of Neptune-based mysteries. (Editor'

Dancing with the Upfronts 3: Monday's Pilot Roundup

Welcome back to the latest installment of Dancing with the Upfronts, a recurring column where I try to make sense of the sometimes bewildering (and often conflicting) information coming out of the networks regarding series renewals, cancellations, and orders. With NBC's schedule already locked for fall, all eyes are now on the other four networks as they put the finishing touches on their schedules. (Updated as of 3:00 pm PST) CBS Lips have been sealed at the venerable Eye network as very little information has come out about orders or cancellations. However, CBS has just given series orders to two dramas, just a few days before their official schedule is announced. Jericho , from CBS Paramount Network TV and Junction Entertainment, has been given a greenlight for fall. The drama, which stars Ashley Scott (above), Skeet Ulrich, and Gerald McRaney (among others) concerns a small town after an apocalyptic event. Additionally, CBS granted a series order to drama pilot Untitled

Dancing with the Upfronts 2: Friday's Pilot Round-up

Welcome back to another installment of Dancing with the Upfronts, where I try to make sense of the sometimes bewildering (and often conflicting) information coming out of the networks regarding series renewals, cancellations, and orders, before the upfronts next week. Whew. (Updated as of 11:30 pm PST) NBC As previously reported yesterday, NBC officially gave series orders to pilots 20 Good Years and The Singles Table , which join fellow ordered series Raines , Heroes , and Friday Night Lights . With pick ups already in for those three dramas plus Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip , The Black Donnellys , and Kidnapped , it means that NBC has now ordered all but one of its seven drama pilots for the fall. The only drama not to get the nod from the Peacock is the Cary Elwes-led political dramedy Haskett's Chance about a corrupt politician. Untitled Tina Fey is still widely expected to get an order for the fall. However, there appears to be a rather significant spanner in the wor

Dancing with the Upfronts: Thursday's Pilot Round-up

You can almost smell the excitement here in Hollywood as the as the network upfronts rapidly approach. In an unusually exciting development season, some networks have announced pre-upfront series orders while others (ahem, CW) are keeping their cards closer to their vests. Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and Variety , below are the current batch of rumors on renewals, cancellations, and orders before the networks' fall schedules are made official next week. Remember, most of the below has yet to be confirmed by the networks, so all info is subject to change. ABC ABC has picked up dramas The Nine , Six Degrees (from J.J. Abrams), and Day Break , along with comedies In Case of Emergency , Help Me Help You , and Notes from the Underbelly . The following dramas will duke it out for a place among the remaining slots: Traveler , Secrets of a Small Town , Ugly Betty , Drift , Men in Trees , and Brothers & Sisters . If Grey's Anatomy does make the move to Mondays at 9 pm