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Casting Corner: Parenthood, Cougar Town, Criminal Minds and More

Lauren GrahamRachel Bilson

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Parenthood: What was once linked to both Maura Tierney and Helen Hunt, now belongs to Lauren Graham. The Gilmore Girls actress has officially been cast as Sarah Braverman in NBC’s Parenthood. Tierney was originally supposed to play the single mother of two teenagers before she was sidelined with breast cancer. A failed deal then kept Hunt from taking over the part.

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This Week on TV (9/28-10/4)

Kelsey Grammer in Hank

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MONDAY (9/28)

Season premieres: County Jail, Lie to Me, Trauma

  • Trauma (NBC, 9pm):  “A medical drama focusing on the first-responder paramedics at a San Francisco hospital and the extreme dangers they face to save lives.” It’s like a “very special episode” of ...every…week.
  • Unwrapped (FOOD, 9pm):  “The making of bacon ice cream at Delaware s Woodside Farm Creamery.” Hot bacon sundaes can be topped off with bacon bits and/or bacon grease.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “The lab is attacked and new CSI Jesse Cardoza is taken hostage along with four other people.” Unfortunately, the newbie wasn’t eligible for his hostage compensation benefits yet.

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Thursday Ratings: Bright Future for FlashForward

A mysterious new program (FlashForward), a tragic storyline (Grey’s Anatomy) and a slumping series (CSI) combined to give ABC wins in both the viewers and demos this Thursday.

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Video Previews: Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS: LA, FlashForward and More


The workout you gave your TiVo last week was merely just a warm-up. Starting tomorrow, over 30 additional network shows will battle for space on your DVRs.

Still not sure what to watch? Then start making your early judgments now. You can find clips for 6 different programs here including the first 18 minutes of (which debuts Thursday @ 8:00 on ABC), the 5-minute intro for Grey’s Anatomy (tearjerker alert!) and a 90-second scene from NCIS: Los Angeles.

Clips for Cougar Town, The Cleveland Show and Smallville can also be found after the jump.

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This Week on TV (9/21-9/27)

Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke and Tom DeLay

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MONDAY (9/21)

Season premieres: Accidentally on Purpose, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, House, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men

  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Season 6 begins with House as a detoxing patient at a mental hospital. He concocts an escape plan aided by his roommate and a visitor named Lydia (Franka Potente).” Run House Run!
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “The friends discover that Robin and Barney are secretly a couple.” He couldn’t stop talking aboot the girl he hooked up with last night.
  • Dancing with the Stars 9 (ABC, 8pm):  The opener begins with 16 celebrities including Lindsay Lohan’s ex (Aaron Carter), Shannen Doherty’s ex (Ashley Hamilton) and the ex-House Majority Leader (Tom DeLay). At least one of these guys has been disgraced.

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TV on DVD: September 15, 2009

Grey's Anatomy Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • The Big Bang Theory (Season 2)
  • Bonanza (Season 1, Vol. 1 & 2)
  • Crash (Season 1)
  • CSI: Miami (Season 7)
  • Doctor Who: The Next Doctor (2008 Christmas Special)
  • Dragon Ball (Season 1)
  • Fame (Season 1 & 2)
  • Fear Itself (Season 1)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Season 5)
  • Heartland (Season 1, Part 1)
  • The IT Crowd (Season 3)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 4)

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Casting Corner: Drop Dead Diva, Big Love and More


Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Drop Dead Diva: Paula Abdul will soon be featured in two programs about divas. On September 17, the former Idol judge will host VH1 Divas highlighting Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Jordin Sparks. Then just three days later, she will have a guest appearance on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva. Paula will play an actual judge - albeit a sexy one - in a dream sequence.

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Katherine Heigl Taking Break from Grey’s Anatomy

Katherine Heigl on Grey's Anatomy

As we all know by know, T.R. Knight will not survive to see another season of while Katherine Heigl will. But that doesn’t mean the Ugly Truth actress won’t get a nice break from her awful 17-hour work days.

Although she was forced to stick by her contract (we all know she so wants to leave), Heigl is being granted a 5-episode leave from the series. Why? Because she needs to continue working on her big screen career. During her absence, Katherine will be busy filming with Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas).

Heigl’s (temporary) departure will be explained on the show. You can see a promo for the upcoming season after the jump.

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Casting Corner: Bones, Dollhouse and More

Zooey DeschanelCampbell Scott

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Bones: (500) Days of Summer star Zooey Deschanel is in talks to join her real-life sister, Emily, on the Fox series. If the stars can be aligned, exec producer Hart Hanson says Zooey may visit as Brennan’s cousin in a Christmas episode.

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Casting Corner: CSI, Melrose Place and More

Jorja FoxDaphne Zuniga

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Jorja Fox is having a hard time staying away from the hit series. Despite “leaving” the show over a year ago, she made several appearances last season. Now Fox is scheduled to appear in five episodes of the upcoming season, including the September 24 premiere. Although we are expected to learn “where life has taken Sara Sidle and what brings her back to the CSI team in Las Vegas,” it’s unclear whether William Petersen will be included in that reveal.

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