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Netflix scores Star Trek, Twilight Zone, and more CBS titles for instant streaming

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Netflix on Tuesday announced a deal with CBS Corporation that will bring classic CBS content to Netflix's "Watch Instantly" streaming library.

Starting in April, dozens of CBS shows will be available to all Netflix members, including "Medium" and "Flashpoint." Netflix will also add full seasons of "Frasier," "Family Ties," and "Cheers." For sci-fi fans, the streaming library will soon include "Star Trek" and "Twin Peaks." CBS is also contributing shows from the 60s, including "The Twilight Zone" and "The Andy Griffith Show."

Two companies signed a two-year, non-exclusive deal; CBS retains the right to extend it for another two years.

"More and more, people want to be able to access our programming on a wide variety of platforms. We are very pleased that the titles offered through this deal will now also be made available to a whole new community through the terrific and convenient service that Netflix offers," Scott Koondel, president of distribution for CBS Television, said in a statement. "We will continue to pursue additional non-exclusive distribution partners that are additive to our overall business."

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This Week on TV (1/17-1/23)


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MONDAY (1/17)

  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 P.M.): "Charlie can't get over Rose being married, and he begins to stalk her." He never realized she was a Heavenly Creature until now.
  • Heavy (A&E, 10 P.M.): Series premiere. "Two 37-year-olds from Houston are profiled in the opener of a series following 22 individuals struggling with obesity as they try to adhere to a healthy regimen for six months." This isn't light fare we're talking about.
  • Harry's Law (NBC, 10 P.M.): Series premiere. "Irascible attorney Harriet 'Harry' Korn is fired in the series opener and sets up her own practice in an abandoned shoe store." Her clients shouldn't be fooled into thinking they will Payless.

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This Week on TV (1/10-1/16)


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MONDAY (1/10)

  • Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo, 8 P.M.): "James Lipton conducts an interview with actor and funnyman , star of The Truman Show (1998), Man on the Moon (1999) and the Ace Ventura films." This would be an example of a "yes man" interviewing the Yes Man.
  • Lie to Me (FOX, 8 P.M.): "When Cal (Tim Roth) is asked to determine if a mental hospital patient is being held against his will he begins to question his own sanity." When you go from Reservoir Dogs to a television series, it's natural to question yourself occasionally.
  • Castle (ABC, 10 P.M.): "Castle and Beckett interview a top magician (Gilles Marini) after the owner of a magic store drowns in Houdini's legendary water torture tank." Now that's a man who can make magic happen.

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2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule


A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (12/2)

Dexter and Lumen

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

RENEWALS

  • Aarti Party (Food Network) – Season 2
  • Adventure Time (Cartoon) – Season 3
  • Auction Hunters (Spike) – Season 2
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) – Renewed through 2012-13
  • Cupcake Wars (Food Network) – Season 2
  • Dexter (Showtime) – Season 6
  • Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (Syfy) – Season 2
  • Funny or Die Presents (HBO) – Season 2
  • Ghost Hunters International (Syfy) – Season 3

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This Week on TV (11/15-11/21)

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MONDAY (11/15)

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.): "The friends learn more about Robin's past as Canadian teen star , and they encourage her to reunite with her former costar, Jessica Glitter." The reunion will spark the return of another old frenemy: Becky Bedazzle.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 p.m.): "Berta takes a few days off and Charlie falls for the woman who replaces her." He often feels attracted to women he pays.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10 p.m.): "A man threatens his wife with divorce if she doesn't clean." She panicked when he said he would leave her with the assets.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (10/27)

Nikita

UPDATE: CBS has cut down Medium's order from 22 episodes to 13 episodes.

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

EXTENSIONS

  • Better With You (ABC) – Full season order
  • Blue Bloods (CBS) – Full season order
  • Brothers & Sisters (ABC) – Four more episodes ordered
  • The Defenders (CBS) – Full season order
  • Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC) – Five more episodes ordered
  • Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – Full season order

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This Week on TV (10/25-10/31)


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MONDAY (10/25)

  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 8 p.m.: "Matt has a large replica of Noah's Ark brought to the farm, despite Amy's protests." At least he'll have something to sleep in.
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 9 p.m.): "Jenny returns to the Upper East Side when she gets a chance to meet Tim Gunn (appearing as himself)." Taylor Momsen together with Tim Gunn? This concerns me.
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo, 10 p.m.): "Mired in marital problems, NeNe looks to cheer herself up---through plastic surgery." So Kim slept with a woman and NeNe got a nose job. Big deal, call it a day, keep it moving.

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This Week on TV (10/18-10/24)

 


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MONDAY (10/18)

  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo, 9 p.m.): "This Kandi is sweet---she journeys to Palm Springs to extend support to Kim, who's been invited to perform at a gay-circuit party." She wants to be there to laugh with Kim, not at her.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10 p.m.): "A woman battling cancer has a difficult time with treatments because of the condition of her home, which is covered with rat feces and hair." And she thought it was the chemo that was making her feel nauseated.
  • Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.): "The rest of the Botwin clan attempt to move some product at a children's concert." It takes a lot of green stuff for parents to pay for those shows ... and to sit through them, too.

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TV on DVD: October 5, 2010

Bones Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • All in the Family (Season 7)
  • Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
  • Blue Mountain State (Season 1)
  • Bones (Season 5)
  • Cake Boss (Season 2)
  • Caprica (Season 1.0)
  • Gunsmoke (Season 4, Vol. 1)
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Season 7)
  • Medium (Season 6)
  • Monk (Complete Series)
  • SGU: Stargate Universe (Season 1)
  • Survivor: Africa (Season 3)
  • Survivor: Marquesas (Season 4)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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