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Watch: TV Sneak Peeks For J.J. Abrams' 'Alcatraz,' Jonathan Nolan's 'Person Of Interest' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 8:14 AM
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Steven Spielberg's 'Terra Nova,' Liz Meriwether's Dreadful Looking 'New Girl,' 'Napoleon Dynamite' Cartoon' & Jonah Hill's 'Allen Gregory' Also Get Previewed'Wait a minute. A post with trailers for televisions shows? Believe it, friendo. The small screen, not so long ago considered an ancient artifact in the face of big screen spectacles and online entertainment, has rebounded in a huge way as a place where creativity is allowed to shine. HBO and AMC have been clearing the path and now it looks like old standbys like Fox and CBS are rolling the dice on some ambitious fare, so let's get to it shall we?

The Small Screen: Zooey Deschanel Sitcom 'The New Girl' Gets Series Order From Fox

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 11, 2011 1:45 AM
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J.J. Abrams' Series 'Alcatraz' Also Picked Up, But Mark Romanek's 'Locke & Key' Is DeadWith so much big-screen talent migrating to television, we're starting to cover more TV news here at The Playlist: while our heart will always be with the cinema, its upstart little cousin has wiped away any stigma that once remained, and in general, there's more good scripted comedy and drama around, both on network TV and on cable, than ever before. The current season is coming to a close over the next few weeks, which means that the networks will start unveiling their line-up for the coming 2011-12 season, and word's already started to leak with regards to the top-rated network, Fox.

TV News: James Mangold & Phillip Noyce Direct Pilots; Zooey Deschanel In Talks For Fox Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 4:02 AM
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Deschanel's HBO Adaptation Of The Groupie Memoir 'I'm With The Band' No Longer HappeningTwo directors who had some decently performing movies (though not outright blockbusters) last summer will be making a detour to the small screen before locking in their next feature project.

TV News: Ridley & Tony Scott Go Racing ; Liz Meriwether & Stephen Gaghan Get Pilot Pick Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 8:03 AM
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Yes, all the exciting news is coming out of Utah for the past week, but the television world has quietly been pushing forward. Here's a wrap up of some of the more intriguing film-related stuff that's been happening.

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