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Channel Surfing: ABC Clarifies Lost Wreckage Shots, Julie Benz to Return to Dexter, Friday Night Lights Heads to ABC Family and More

Welcome to your Wednesday morning television briefing. The Los Angeles Times 's Maria Elena Fernandez is reporting that the final shots of the Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage that accompanied the closing credits of the series finale of Lost were not placed there by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, but rather by ABC executives who wanted to "soften the transition from the moving ending of the series to the 11 p.m. news and never considered that it would confuse viewers about the actual ending of the show," according to Fernandez. ABC went on to release a statement to confirm this fact. "The images shown during the end credits of the Lost finale, which included shots of Oceanic 815 on a deserted beach, were not part of the final story but were a visual aid to allow the viewer to decompress before heading into the news," said an ABC spokesperson in a statement. [Editor: I am hoping this finally puts an end to the misread of the series' ending, as some have taken

CW Unveils Fall Schedule, Moves Supernatural to Fridays, 90210 to Mondays

Welcome to the Day Four of network upfronts 2010 as the annual gathering of advertisers wraps up today. CW this morning announced its plans for fall, unveiling a schedule that includes two new scripted dramas Nikita and Hellcats . Among the changes made by the CW, 90210 will move to Mondays at 8 pm, where it will be paired with Gossip Girl , and Supernatural is heading to Fridays (paired with the final season of Smallville ), while One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected , both previously on the bubble, will hold down Tuesdays. The two new series will see support from lead-ins America's Next Top Model on Wednesdays ( Hellcats ) and The Vampire Diaries on Thursdays... which means that new drama Nikita will be competing with FOX's Fringe on Thursdays at 9 pm ET/PT. "After just four short years as a network, The CW will premiere our strongest schedule ever this fall, with a combination of hit shows and exciting new series giving us all-original programming five nights a

CBS Unveils Fall Schedule, Moves The Big Bang Theory to Thursdays, CSI: NY to Fridays

Welcome to the Day Three of network upfronts 2010. CBS this morning announced its plans for fall, a few hours ahead of its official upfront this afternoon, unveiling a schedule that includes several new scripted series, including dramas Hawaii Five-O, The Defenders, , the untitled Criminal Minds spinoff and comedies Mike & Molly and $#*! My Dad Says . "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. Two of the dramas, Hawaii Five-0 and The Defenders , continue our successful evolution in the drama form - character driven with great humor. The third new drama, Blue Bloods , introduces a police drama with a unique family spin. Our two new comedies will definitely make some noise. $#*! My Dad Says is based on a distinctly loud and funny Twitter feed - led by a larger-than-life star in William Shatner. Mike

ABC Announces Fall Schedule, Holds V Until Midseason, Slots No Ordinary Family on Tuesdays at 8 pm

Welcome to the Day Two of network upfronts 2010. ABC this morning announced its plans for fall and midseason, a few hours ahead of its official upfront this afternoon, unveiling a schedule that includes several new scripted series, including dramas No Ordinary Family, Detroit 1-8-7, My Generation, Body of Proof, Off the Map , and The Whole Truth and comedies Better Together, Happy Endings , and Mr. Sunshine . “Our passion for great storytelling is at the core of everything we do,” said Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment Group. “Finding and supporting writers, directors, producers and actors who share that passion is critical to our success. Our shows are the product of these collaborations, and we are thrilled to add 10 new series to our schedule next year.” While much of the schedule remains intact, new series No Ordinary Family and Detroit 1-8-7 will take over Tuesdays, with the Dancing with the Stars Results Show taking over the 9 pm timeslot from current occupan