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ABC Shelves Work It After Two Airings; Good News for Cougar Town Fans?

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ABC has dressed down Work It, shelving the cross-dressing comedy after just two airings.

After premiering to 6.1 million total viewers and a 2.0 rating, Work It this week plunged 20 percent. For the time being, repeats of Last Man Standing will fill the Tuesdays-at-8:30 time period, though the rampant speculation is that ABC will opt to … READ MORE


Ratings: Work It Not a Total Bust, NCIS and NCIS: LA Cop Big Numbers, Lying Game Hits High

WORK IT - In the premiere episode, "Pilot," the almost-broke and unemployed Lee finds out that Coreco Pharmaceuticals is looking to hire sales reps -- female sales reps. He takes a chance and goes into the interview dressed in heels, a skirt and makeup. The transformed Lee gets hired -- as a woman. Lee wants to stay true to his agreement with Angel that, if one of them is working, then the other will be too, so he tells Angel what he has to do if he wants a job at Coreco. Angel, who is miserable working at a fast-food dump, is desperate to make a change; he decides to swallow his pride and go for it. Unfortunately he tanks his interview, but when he fixes the boss's car, he too is hired - also as a woman. "Work It" premieres TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ERIC MCCANDLESS)
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The premiere numbers for ABC’s critically lambasted Work It were not entirely ugly.

The men-in-drag comedy debuted to … READ MORE


TV Feuds Status: Work It Dressed Down, Lowe's Remains Anti-Muslim, SNL Sacked By Evangelist

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It’s not all heavenly peace for three TV programs that have come under fire for their on-screen content during this holiday season. Why is GLAAD mad about ABC’s new cross-dressing comedy? Where stands Lowe’s beef with TLC’s All-American Muslim? And who’s calling a penalty on Saturday Night Live‘s send-up of NFL star Tim Tebow? Here’s a status report on those controversies. READ MORE


TVLine Items: Howard Stern's Got Talent? Plus Kevin Alejandro Plots a Breakout Gig and More!

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Out with the old, in with the shock jock?

America’s Got Talent is said to be zeroing in on outspoken radio personality Howard Stern as a replacement for departing judge Piers Morgan …READ MORE


Lost's Rebecca Mader Teases Alphas Bit, Geeks Out Over Fringe, Defends New Bosom Buddies

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Lost alumni are finding much work this TV season, with Terry O’Quinn joining Daniel Dae Kim on Hawaii Five-0, Michael Emerson fronting Person of Interest, Nestor Carbonell chasing Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Ringer, and Jorge Garcia in the midseason drama Alcatraz. Add to those ranks Rebecca Mader, who last spring hunted No Ordinary Family, just had a Covert affair with CIA agent Auggie, and this Monday makes an “appearance” on Alphas (Syfy, 10/9c). READ MORE


TVLine Items: USA Sneak Peeks Psych Premiere, ABC Comedy Hosts Lost Reunion, and More

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Psych fans will be psyched to hear this: In honor of the comedy’s upcoming sixth season, USA Network is hosting a Fan Appreciation Day that will feature …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)
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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


TVLine Items: Idol Takes Voting Online, Chase Hunk Will Work It, and Other TV News to Know

AMERICAN IDOL: L-R: Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest answer questions at the AMERICAN IDOL press conference on the IDOL set in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

Gone are the days of paying standard text message charges and listening to busy signals on the phone for hours on end — American Idol is officially bringing the voting process online! READ MORE