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ABC Cancels GCB, Pan Am, Missing & The River

GCB - "Revelation" - When Carlene takes the GCBs down to unincorporated Juarez for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Condos for Christian Living, the GCBs find themselves in danger. Meanwhile Amanda's suspicions regarding Luke lead to a surprising discovery about Ripp, on the Season Finale of "GCB," SUNDAY, MAY 6 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/KAREN NEAL)
LESLIE BIBB, ANNIE POTTS, KRISTIN CHENOWETH, JENNIFER ASPEN

ABC has officially passed on ordering second seasons of GCB, Missing, The River and Pan Am. READ MORE


The River Star Weighs In on That 'Holy S—t!' Finale, Burning Questions Still to Be Answered

THE RIVER - "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" -- With a course now plotted for their final destination, the Magus crew suddenly finds itself in complete chaos when a member of their own is shot dead, leading Jahel to call upon the spirit of the Boíuna to help, against the wishes of her Father. The crew's quest is threatened further by the unknown killer, as the situation continues to spiral out of control, on the season finale of "The River," TUESDAY MARCH 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/MARIO PEREZ)
LESLIE HOPE, BRUCE GREENWOOD, ELOISE MUMFORD, JOE ANDERSON

ABC’s The River wrapped up its eight-episode freshman run on Tuesday night by putting one of its main characters through quite the game-changing metamorphosis –- meaning … READ MORE


Ratings: Cougar Town Enjoys Baby Bump, River Rises Slightly, New Girl at New Low

COUGAR TOWN - "Something Big" - Just as Jules is trying to work through Grayson's "baggage" from his wild single days, a chance encounter with a former fling, Holly (guest star Briga Heelan), ends with him learning that he's the father of a one-year-old baby girl he never knew he had, on "Cougar Town," TUESDAY, MARCH 20 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (ABC/JORDIN ALTHAUS)
COURTENEY COX, JOSH HOPKINS

Put down Big Carl, because the news for Cougar Town is good this week, as the ABC comedy rose double digits to 4.61 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating. That marks the show’s largest audience since the season opener, and its best 18-49 performance in three weeks.

ABC’s The River also … READ MORE


Ratings: Cougar Town Uncorks Smaller Audience Upon Delayed Return, Ringer Plunges

COUGAR TOWN - "Ain't Love Strange" - Jules is miffed when Grayson (who has an ulterior motive) calls her "predictable"; Ellie frets that little Stan is turning into a "devil child," or even worse, could grow up to be like Laurie; and Travis likes his new off campus housing, until Bobby tries to convince him to take dog Travis in, on the Third-Season premiere of "Cougar Town," TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RICHARD FOREMAN)
COURTENEY COX, JOSH HOPKINS

Cougar Town‘s Season 3 premiere, which after sitting on the shelf for so long was met with grape expectation by its fans, wound up drawing … READ MORE


The River's Leslie Hope: Getting Buried Alive Was 'So Cool' (But Being Drowned? Not So Much)

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The Amazon jungle has not been kind to Leslie Hope.

Already on ABC’s The River (Tuesdays at 9/8c), her Tess Cole has been drowned by… something… and then ultimately resurfaced buried in a grave. “And that was just Episode 2!” Hope notes with a laugh. “I can’t say that we’ve got more of the same, but there is more this week.” READ PREVIEW


Ratings: The River Fails to Scare Up Big Crowd, NCIS No. 200 Tops Night With Season High

THE RIVER - "Magus" - ABC'S highly anticipated new paranormal thriller, "The River," will premiere with two back-to-back episodes, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. In the first hour, "Magus," Dr. Emmet Cole, beloved adventurer and television personality goes missing deep in the Amazon. After a fruitless search for him, his family and friends abandon hope and hold a memorial service to commemorate his amazing life. His grieving wife, Tess, reluctantly tries to face the reality that her husband is gone, while her son, Lincoln, is more than ready to bury his past. Six months later Emmet's location beacon mysteriously begins to relay a signal. Tess persuades Lincoln to join her and Emmet's film crew on a journey through the Amazon to find him, a journey on which horrifying and almost mythical events will push them to their limits. (ABC/FRANCISCO ROMAN)
LESLIE HOPE

A disappointing amount of people chose to take a ride up ABC’s The River on Tuesday night. The thriller-chiller drew 8.2 million total viewers and a 2.5 demo rating with its 9 o’clock premiere, then slipped to 6.8 mil and a 2.2 for its second episode.

For comparison’s sake, ABC’s other drama premieres this season netted out as follows … READ MORE


Winter TV First Impression: ABC's The River Keeps the Paranormal Activity Flowing

THE RIVER - "Magus" - ABC'S highly anticipated new paranormal thriller, "The River," will premiere with two back-to-back episodes, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. In the first hour, "Magus," Dr. Emmet Cole, beloved adventurer and television personality goes missing deep in the Amazon. After a fruitless search for him, his family and friends abandon hope and hold a memorial service to commemorate his amazing life. His grieving wife, Tess, reluctantly tries to face the reality that her husband is gone, while her son, Lincoln, is more than ready to bury his past. Six months later Emmet's location beacon mysteriously begins to relay a signal. Tess persuades Lincoln to join her and Emmet's film crew on a journey through the Amazon to find him, a journey on which horrifying and almost mythical events will push them to their limits. (ABC/FRANCISCO ROMAN)
PAUL BLACKTHORNE, ELOISE MUMFORD, JOE ANDERSON, LESLIE HOPE

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 is presenting a few First Impressions. Next on our list is.… READ MORE


Scoop: Greek's Scott Michael Foster Heads Up The River For ABC

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ABC Family vet Scott Michael Foster (Greek, Melissa & Joey) is formalizing his relationship with the Alphabet empire via a holding deal with ABC. First up: A major recurring gig on the network’s midseason thriller The River. READ MORE


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

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Pan Am's Christina Ricci, New Girl Zooey Deschanel, and Person of Interest's Michael Emerson

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 Charlie's Angels, Once Upon a Time, and 9 Other New ABC Shows

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CHARLIE'S ANGELS - Everyone deserves a second chance -- even a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, are no saints. They're angels... Charlie's Angels. "Charlie's Angels" stars Annie Ilonzeh ("General Hospital") as Kate Prince, Minka Kelly ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights") as Eve, Rachael Taylor ("Grey's Anatomy") as Abby Sampson and Ramon Rodriguez ("The Wire," "Daybreak") as Bosley. Written and executive-produced by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar ("Smallville"), "Charlie's Angels" is also executive-produced by Drew Barrymore ("Charlie's Angels" movies), Leonard Goldberg (the original "Charlie's Angels") and Nancy Juvonen ("Charlie's Angels" movies). It's directed and executive-produced by Marcos Siega ("Vampire Diaries," "Dexter"). "Charlie's Angels" is produced by Millar/Gough Ink, Flower Films and Panda Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)
ANNIE ILONZEH, RACHAEL TAYLOR, MINKA KELLY

What do you get when you cross iconic fairy tale figures with a pair of cross-dressing men? How about a mysterious Amazon monster with a trio of Angels? Or even a bitch in a New York walk-up and a team of ’60s flight attendants? Why, that motley crew is at the center of ABC’s colorful 2011-12 TV season lineup. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO