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New One Tree Hill Clips

In 2009 Fall Season, One Tree Hill, Teen Soaps, The CW on 09/02/2009 at 7:51 pm

One Tree Hill

The first clip is a real treat: the opening of the season seven premiere.  Clip two gives us a look at Lipstick Jungle‘s Robert Buckley as Nate’s new manager and he’s checking out Shantel VanSanten as Quinn, Haley’s older sister!  From there on in, we get treated some Brooke and Haley girl talk, some practice time and some kind of joke that I think you have to know something about sports to understand.  All good stuff.

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New Flash Forward Trailer

In 2009 Fall Season, 2009 Pilots, ABC, Flash Forward, Lost, Sci-Fi on 09/02/2009 at 6:15 pm

ABC has released a new, less sci-fi based trailer for the upcoming Flash Forward.  The clip features a woman, Lost‘s Sonya Walger, telling her husband that her flash consisted of her being with another man.  Drama-rama, time, sci-fi kids!  The promo asks “If you could see your future, would you change it?”  Nice way to hook in both sci-fi and drama lovers.

Flash Forward premieres Thursday September 24th at 8pm on ABC.

The L Word Becomes A Reality Show

In 2009 Pilots, 2010 Pilots, Showtime, The Farm, The L Word, The Real L Word: Los Angeles on 09/02/2009 at 4:21 pm

The L Word

Showtime has announced the creation of a reality series based on it’s hit scripted drama, The L Word.  When the original series ended its successful six season run earlier this year, we were anticipating the rumored spin-off series from executive producer/show runner Ilene Chaiken.  Not long after the series finale we learned that the rumors were true: Chaiken had created a pilot called The Farm starring The L Word‘s Leisha Hailey, who played Alice.  The unfortunate part of the rumor being confirmed was that it also came with word that Showtime had turned the pilot down and there would no series.

Now comes word that there will be a spin-off of The L Word.  This time the unfortunate part is that it’s a reality series.  The show, titled (what else?) The Real L Word: Los Angeles, has tentatively been given a 9 episode first season for sometime in 2010.  We say tentative because they have yet to cast the six real life lesbians to star in the series and the deal is dependent on that casting.

Fringe Paranoia Promo

In 2009 Fall Season, 30 Rock, Fox, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural, The Office on 09/02/2009 at 4:02 pm


We’re really looking forward to the sophomore season of spooky mind-bending-ness from Fringe.  What we’re not looking forward to is trying to program Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, 30 Rock and Fringe into our DVR for the same hour each week!  It’s gonna be a tough season.

Fringe returns for it’s second season to Fox on Thursday September 17th at 9pm.

Grey’s Anatomy Promo

In 2009 Fall Season, ABC, Grey's Anatomy on 09/02/2009 at 3:30 pm

Greys Anatomy

Being DVR users, and nothing but, we’re not sure if this new Grey’s Anatomy commercial has been making the rounds on ABC or not.  We’re assuming it has been, so you may have already seen it, but this was our first look at George’s funeral.  There’s a few other quick tidbits, too, like the chief asking Derek to take over his job and Christina getting frisky.

What the commercial is lacking, though, is Martha Plimpton.  She’s set to appear for a few episodes, starting in the season premiere.  We were hoping to get a quick look at her character, but I guess we’ll just have to wait.

Grey’s Anatomy returns for it’s sixth season with a two hour premiere on Thursday September 24th at 9pm.

AMC Renews Mad Men

In 2010 Summer Schedule, AMC, Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, HBO, Mad Men, Monk, Nurse Jackie, Showtime, The Sopranos on 09/02/2009 at 2:02 pm

Mad Men

Could we possibly make it to Beatlemania?  Maybe Woodstock?  The moon landing?  What will Don do when he comes upon his first hippie?  All things to ponder while celebrating the news that AMC has renewed Mad Men for a fourth season.  Thankfully, there was none of the contentiousness that swirled around the show’s renewal and Matthew Weiner’s contract negotiations last year.  No word on how many episodes were ordered, but Variety says we can expect the show to return in late summer again.

While we’re at it, it’s been a fantastic summer for Weiner’s fellow The Sopranos alum: Edie Falco reinvented herself with Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, Steve Buscemi and Terence Winter landed again at HBO with Martin Scorcese’s Boardwalk Empire, Jamie-Lynn Sigler playing herself has been quite a highlight to this season of Entourage,  James Gandolfini’s In The Loop has become a critical darling and multiple members of the cast, both mobsters and FBI agents, appeared on last week’s mobbed-up episode of USA’s Monk.

Mad Men is currently airing it’s third season each Sunday at 10pm on AMC,

TNT’s Men of A Certain Age Teaser

In 2009 Pilots, 2009 Winter Season, 2010 Winter Schedule, Chuck, Everybody Loves Raymond, FX, Homicide: Life On The Streets, Men of A Certain Age, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise, Thief, TNT on 09/02/2009 at 1:32 pm


TNT posted a teaser page for their upcoming series Men of A Certain Age.  Don’t bother rushing over their site, unless you really want to.  All you’re gonna find is the picture that’s above.  We were serious when we said it was a teaser.  The network ordered 10 episodes for the first season, which, according to the graphic, begins airing this December.  That’s a bit of a change as previous reports had a January debut.

According the show’s wikipedia page, “The series follows the bonds of friendship of three college friends, Joe, Owen and Terry, who are now in their 40s.  Joe (Ray Romano) is a slightly neurotic divorced father of two (Brittany Curran plays Lucy and Braeden Lemasters plays Albert) who hoped to become a pro golfer but now owns a party store.  Owen (Andre Braugher) is an overstressed husband and father, who is a car salesman at his dad’s dealership. Terry (Scott Bakula) is a struggling actor dating a much younger woman.”

Sounds like it could be really funny, so long as it’s done right.  Ray Romano co-wrote the pilot script and we’re big fans of all three actors, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.  Romano hasn’t appeared regularly on television since Everybody Loves Raymond.  Scott Bakula, who ruled as the elder Bartowski on Chuck, hasn’t been a series regular since Star Trek: Enterprise, though we’re way bigger Quantum Leap fans.  Andre Braugher, best known as Baltimore bad-ass Det. Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life On The Street, also picked up an Emmy for his part in the FX miniseries, Thief.  Good  to have all three back on the small screen!

Check Out Wentworth Miller On Law & Order: SVU

In 2009 Fall Season, Law and Order SVU, NBC, Prison Break on 09/02/2009 at 1:22 pm

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

To start off their 11th season, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has enlisted Prison Break‘s Wentworth Miller.  He’ll guest star as a cop who comes across a rape victim while (literally) scaring the crap out of a meth head!  Sounds like fun.  Best part of the clip comes when Olivia gets a big old slap to the face!  Oh, the drama!

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The 11th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premieres Wednesday September 23rd at 9pm on NBC.

HBO Pickups Boardwalk Empire

In 2010 Spring Schedule, Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, HBO, In Production, In Treatment, The Sopranos, The Wire, Treme on 09/02/2009 at 11:47 am


We here at DVR Life love knowing when good television is in works!  Variety broke word that HBO has ordered an 11 episode first season of Martin Scorceses’ Boardwalk Empire.  We already announced how excited we were about this new series, but if you need a refresher:  The series revolves around Atlantic City in the 19020’s.  New Jersey’s shore is awash with political corruption, gangsters, and vice and who better to bring it the small screen than HBO and Martin Scorcese?  I personally think the two have done more than enough to prove themselves when it comes to quality productions in general and, specifically, mobbed-up story lines.

To sweeten the pot, Scorcese will be sharing executive producer duties with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg, who handles both HBO’s Entourage and In Treatment , and former producer of The Sopranos, Terance Winter.  Throw in a couple more HBO alumni, The Sopranos‘ Steve Buscemi and The Wire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams, in starring positions and we’ve got one hell of a package coming our way.

Scorcese directed the pilot and will remain a hands on producer throughout the production of the series, slated to start filming this fall in New York.  Word is the show may be making it’s first appearance sometime in March of 2010, along with David Simon’s first post-The Wire project, a New Orleans-based series called Treme.