Monday, May 14, 2007

Keep on the "Lights"; Cross off "Jordan" and "60"

In addition to the inventive "Heroes," series renewals for NBC include one of our favorite dramas, "Friday Night Lights," now shifting to Friday nights at 10 (which could kill it); "Scrubs," for a seventh season; and the old man of NBC, Emmy-winning "Law & Order," for its 18th season. But not until January when "Law" and "Medium" return to replace football.
NBC series "Bionic Woman" and "Life" will be re-purposed on SCI FI Channel and USA Network, respectively, shortly after their original telecasts on NBC.
And "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" will actually turn into a USA show that appears occasionally on NBC, we hear.
NBC canceled "Crossing Jordan" and the chatty failure "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."
And in a questionable move, NBC will add "Heroes: Origins." The spinoff will introduce a new character each week; viewers will choose which one stays for the following season. Sounds stupid, although I would definitely vote off the original "Heroes" character played by Ali Larter; the schizo character has never made sense. Completely pointless. Eye candy only.

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