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Team TVLine: What Excites Us About 2011!

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One of the best things about launching TVLine.com when we did (the site did go live, right?) is that it came on the cusp of much fresh fare hitting the airwaves. This month alone, you’ve got 14 TV series making their debuts, while a slew of returning favorites (Parks and Recreation included) are set to uncork new seasons. And the other 11 months of the year promise to deliver even more TV treats.

With that in mind — and to help you get to know the TVLine staff even better — here are the TV events that have each of us excited for 2011. In Comments, tell us what you are looking forward to! READ MORE


The CW's Midseason Sked Finds New Home For Hellcats

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The CW’s Hellcats will be doing a handspring to a new time slot as part of the network’s rather mild midseason shakeup.

With Life Unexpected airing its series finale on January 18 (with back-to-back episodes), the freshman cheer drama will claim the Tuesdays-at-9, aprés-One Tree Hill spot the following week, starting Jan. 25.

The only other move The CW is making this winter is …READ MORE


No Back Order For CW's Life Unexpected

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It will be an abbreviated second (and probably final) season for the CW’s drama Life Unexpected after the network today decided not to order additional episodes beyond the show’s original 13-episode order.

The writing has been on the wall: Despite critical praise, LUX has been the the lowest-rated series on The CW this fall and was the only series with a 13-episode order not to receive a back order from the network 10 days ago when freshmen Nikita and Hellcats and veteran One Tree Hill received full-season pickups. In contrast, LUX, which stars Brittany Robertson, Shiri Appleby and Kristoffer Polaha, had only been given a pickup for two additional scripts.

While the CW is putting off the final decision on LUX until May, the January season finale will likely serve as a series finale. It seems like the show’s writers are treating it that way — I hear last the episode will resolve many of the storylines on the show to give fans a satisfying finale.

This story was originally published by Nellie Andreeva for Deadline.com.