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TVLine Items: Parks and Recreation Elects Paul Rudd, Alcatraz Meets Facts of Life and More!

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We’ve got ourselves a horse race, folks! Parks and Recreation has tapped Paul Rudd to play Leslie’s opponent in Pawnee’s hotly-contested race for City Council. READ MORE


Hot Video: J.J. Abrams Invites You to Alcatraz

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The premiere of Fox’s Alcatraz is still two weeks away — Jan. 16, to be precise. But already, we are trying to unravel the series’ mysteries.

Today, our sleuthing has taken the form of checking out the show’s spanking new website and watching (and rewatching) this exclusive interview with executive producer J.J. Abrams. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Casting News: Alcatraz Nabs Rookie Blue Detective, Nikita Spies Fame's Coco

ROOKIE BLUE - "On the Double"- When Gail's uniform is stolen from her car, she and the other rookies from Division 15 attempt to catch a cop-impersonating vigilante. A drug deal gone awry may offer clues to help Chris and Dov unravel the motive behind the cop masquerade. Meanwhile, Andy and Sam's inability to stay away from each other poses a life-threatening risk to Swarek, on "Rookie Blue," THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ANNABEL REYES)
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Rookie Blue star Eric Johnson is going from arresting bad guys on the Canadian drama to getting locked up on Alcatraz.

The Smallville alum will guest star on the new Fox series as …READ MORE


Winter TV First Impression: J.J. Abrams Once Again Has Island Fever, With Fox's Alcatraz

ALCATRAZ: The mysterious drama investigates the shocking reappearance of Alcatraz's most notorious prisoners, 50 years after they vanished. ALCATRAZ debuts Monday, Jan 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and makes its time period premiere on Monday, Jan 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured L-R: Jonny Coyne, Jason Butler Harner, Jorge Garcia, Sarah Jones, Sam Neill, Santiago Cabrera, Parminder Nagra and Robert Forster.  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Justin Stephens/FOX

The broadcast and major cable networks have nearly two dozen brand-new shows (hopefully) heating up primetime this winter. To help you sort through it all, TVLine, as we did in the fall, is presenting a few First Impressions. Next on our list is.… READ MORE


Fox Midseason Plan Sets Dates for Alcatraz, Finder, Return of Kiefer and Breaking In

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Fox has released its midseason schedule, and it details premieres and time slots for three new dramas, trumpets Season 11 of American Idol, and features the back-from-the-ashes return of the comedy Breaking In.

Of the new fare, 24 alum Kiefer Sutherland’s Touch will sneak preview … READ MORE


TVLine Items: True Blood Hunk Gets Collar'd, Voice Tour A Go, Lost Reunion and More!

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Remember that White Collar villain teased in Ask Ausiello a few weeks back? Well, the USA Network dramedy has found said baddie, and it’s none other than …READ MORE


Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What's New!

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The networks have unveiled their lineups for the 2011-12 TV season, and this is your “snapshot” guide to all of the shiny and new dramas, comedies and (not too many) reality series that will be coming your way. (For the short-term memory-deficient, cancellations can be found here.) CHECK OUT FALL’S NEW SHOWS!


Fall Preview: Check Out Alcatraz, Terra Nova, The Finder, and 5 Other New Fox Shows

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Fox has officially unveiled its lineup for the 2011-12 TV season (detailed here), and joining Dr. Crankypants, a group of Gleeks, and that sexually charged pair of crime-solvers are some Dinosaur dwellers, a second adorkable Deschanel sister, a J.J. Abrams drama about a mysterious island, and more. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEOS


Fox's Fall Schedule: Terra Nova on Monday, Glee, Fringe Staying Put, Most Wanted 'Axed'

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Fox is the latest broadcast network to unveil its official 2011-12 schedule, and the key word is stability. Save for a few minor tweaks — most notably House’s move to 9 pm on Mondays to make way for Steve Spielberg’s dinosaur epic Terra Nova — the network’s lineup remains virtually unchanged.

Buried in Fox’s announcement is the news that …READ MORE


Fall TV: Fox Is First Out of the Gate with Orders for Bones Spinoff, J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz

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And they’re off! Fox popped the cork on the annual upfronts season by placing orders for four new series for the 2011-12 TV season.

Among Fox’s orders are the Bones spinoff The Finder, starring Geoff Stults and based on a “planted pilot” episode that aired last month, and Alcatraz, a time travel-flavored drama from Lost/Fringe VIP J.J. Abrams.

Also on Fox’s shopping list … READ MORE