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ABC's Fall schedule, night by night: 13 shots at greatness!

ABC announced it will launch 13 new shows, and the network needs all the new blood and experimentation it can afford. The network is stuck in two primary styles — the nighttime soap (Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy) and the family sitcom (Modern Family, The Middle), with Dancing With the Stars its always-potentially-wobbly sure-thing. (That is to say, yes, people will tune in, but their weekly commitment depends on each season’s casting.) READ FULL STORY

'Mr. Sunshine' premiere review: Matthew Perry followed 'Modern Family' with modern irony. Did you like it, or did you miss 'Cougar Town'?

Matthew Perry’s new show Mr. Sunshine made its debut in ABC’s best showcase time period for a sitcom: Following Modern Family. The show that usually occupies that spot, Cougar Town, starring Perry’s former Friends co-star Courteney Cox, has certainly benefited from this slot. But I think following Modern Family may have emphasized one of the potential weaknesses of Mr. Sunshine: Sunshine radiates READ FULL STORY

Ken Tucker's 10 MORE Best TV shows of 2010: My 11-20 List

Here they are: 10 more TV shows that can stand among the best TV of the year. This round-up includes many of the shows I wept, agonized, and rent my garments over including or dropping from my 10 Best list, which can be seen here.

11. Carlos (Sundance Channel) A portrait of the terrorist as a narcissist, a screw-up, and a human lethal weapon, Carlos — a three part made-for-TV movie by director Olivier Assayas and starring Edgar Ramirez as Carlos the Jackal — was as unnerving as any thriller on the small or big screen this year, and unafraid to show both the glamor and the horror of self-styled revolutionary action. READ FULL STORY

'Better Off Ted': Now you can see the last two episodes!

Two episodes of our beloved Better Off Ted have remained unaired since the NBA finals preempted them in June. This is one reason I’m not a big sports fan.

Well, now you can see these Teds — but not on ABC. There are three ways to watch the READ FULL STORY

Emmy predictions: Here's who'll win best drama and comedy series

If you are engaged in a little friendly competition with your friends about who’ll take home two of the biggest prizes during this Sunday’s Emmy awards, you’ve come to the right place. I think I’ve figured out who’s going to win. See if you agree with me.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
Dexter
The Good Wife
Lost
Mad Men
True Blood

Will win Lost. I think READ FULL STORY

Here's who'll win the Emmy for lead and supporting actress in a comedy. Unless you have a better idea.

These two races present different challenges to anyone trying to predict a winner. I think the lead actress category is wide open (in addition to my “possible upset” pick below, I wouldn’t count out Tina Fey). On the other hand, I’ll be shocked if my choice for supporting actress READ FULL STORY

My Emmy picks and yours: Here's who'll win comedy lead and supporting actor. What? You disagree?

The Emmys in the comedy category present particularly tight, vexed races: So many good performers, so few slots. Nevertheless, as we continue to make Emmy predictions, I think I’ve got these figured out. And I know you’ll let me know if you agree or READ FULL STORY

Were these the best Emmy nominations for which we could have hoped? Yes. Here's why.

Emmy nominations: Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton — yay! Tony Shalhoub and Toni Collette — I’d have preferred new jack swingers Toni! Tony! Tone!

Yes, it’s that time to grouse about some of the shows that were neglected inĀ  major categories (Fringe, Sons of Anarchy, Justified) and praise the selection of worthies that were recognized (Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife).

The thing is, this was just about the best set of Emmy nominations we could expect, a mix of READ FULL STORY

Best TV of 2010: My mid-year Top 10 list

We’re half-way through the year; time to stop and take stock of the TV year thus far. Here is my mid-year Top 10, selected from shows airing during the period between January and July 2010. I’ve also added a few notes at the end about some other notable TV events. Happy holiday weekend to you.

1. Breaking Bad (AMC) No TV series this year has mixed READ FULL STORY

Which TV cancellation hurts the most? My choice: 'Better Off Ted'

As we head into summer, it’s time for barbecuing, swimming, and mourning the loss of TV shows that have been canceled. Yes, for you it may be Ghost Whisperer; for me, it’s Better Off Ted:

The fact that network television can cancel Ted and renew Rules of Engagement seems cruel, but then, if there’s one thing among many that Ted taught us it’s that life is cruel… well, that and it’s probably not a great idea to make up a language:

Here’s a little bit of holiday-weekend info that might cheer up you Ted fans: If the NBA finals don’t go to a seventh game, ABC is likely to air the remaining two unaired episodes of Better Off Ted on June 17, 8-9 p.m.

Which shows’ cancellations are you bummed about?

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