<p>CBS&nbsp;will dip a toe into the serialized drama waters this fall with &quot;Hostages.&quot;</p>

CBS will dip a toe into the serialized drama waters this fall with "Hostages."

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Press Tour: Les Moonves comes out of the bullpen for CBS

CBS chairman's first TCA exec session in years discusses the ever-changing network business model

It's been more than eight years since CBS chairman Les Moonves took the stage for a CBS executive session at press tour, and even then it was unusual, as most executives at his level circa 2005 left TCA to their underlings. But with CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler suddenly unavailable due to the death of a close friend, Moonves filled in, and it was a bit like seeing Mariano Rivera come out of the bullpen to close a game in AA ball. It's a job Moonves could do as well as anyone in his profession ever has, but also one for which he was vastly overqualified.

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<p>Liev Schreiber as &quot;Ray Donovan.&quot;</p>

Liev Schreiber as "Ray Donovan."

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'Ray Donovan' - 'The Golem'

What does everyone think of the Showtime drama so far?

Tonight's "Ray Donovanwas the last of the five episodes I saw before I wrote my initial review of the series. I was not crazy about the series (though I liked specific pieces of it), particularly as it moved along, and had felt that the pilot was the best of the five by a significant margin. So now that you've all had a chance to see what I've seen, I'm curious how you're feeling about "Ray." A number of you were fans of the pilot; do you still feel that way now?

 

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<p>Peter Sarsgaard in &quot;The Killing.&quot;</p>

Peter Sarsgaard in "The Killing."

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Review: 'The Killing' - 'Six Minutes'

Linden tries to get Ray Seward a last-minute reprieve

A review of tonight's "The Killing" coming up just as soon as I explain that Salisbury steak is not steak...

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<p>Most of the &quot;Parenthood&quot;&nbsp;cast came to press tour today.</p>

Most of the "Parenthood" cast came to press tour today.

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Press Tour: 'Parenthood' gets some love before moving to Thursday

Most of Clan Braverman was on hand for a rare veteran series panel at summer TCA

On the one hand, "Parenthood" had no business being paneled during NBC's day at press tour on Saturday. TCA is generally designed to promote new shows; if returning series are paneled at all, it's usually at midseason, or it's a big hit celebrating a milestone of some kind. NBC had a very full day of panels, and didn't even have room for one of its new fall shows ("Dracula").

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<p>&quot;Revolution&quot;&nbsp;was one of the symbol's of the highs and lows for NBC&nbsp;this past season. </p>

"Revolution" was one of the symbol's of the highs and lows for NBC this past season.

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Press Tour: NBC's Bob Greenblatt puts hope in 'events'

After a wildly up-and-down season, what's next for the Peacock?

"I look back on the year that we just went through," NBC's Bob Greenblatt told the assembled TCA press, "and I think for us, it was a year of real progress. I've been calling it 'The Year of Improvement.'"

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<p>Betsy Brandt and Michael J. Fox in &quot;The Michael J. Fox Show.&quot;</p>

Betsy Brandt and Michael J. Fox in "The Michael J. Fox Show."

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Press tour: Michael J. Fox on Parkinson's and his return to regular TV

The beloved sitcom star killed it in his first TCA panel in years

Michael J. Fox's return to press tour, with his first series (the NBC sitcom "The Michael J. Fox Show") since he was diagnosed with Parkinson's, was everything you would have hoped for from one of TV's most beloved stars: smart, candid, self-deprecating and slyly funny.

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<p>The cast of &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;will be here at press tour for one last time.</p>

The cast of "Breaking Bad" will be here at press tour for one last time.

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Press tour: 'Breaking Bad' panel live-blog

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and company come for a TCA farewell

It's been five days since I live-blogged anything involving the gang from "Breaking Bad," and my typing fingers are getting itchy. Fortunately, Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk and RJ Mitte are all scheduled to be here at press tour. Since I covered all the details from the Comic-Con panel, might as well do the same with their stop here at TCA, where I imagine there will be some overlap in questions and answers, but not a lot. Check back frequently for updates over the next 30 minutes or so.

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<p>Play some games, hoopleheads, and sit tight for a combined &quot;Deadwood&quot;&nbsp;review next week.</p>

Play some games, hoopleheads, and sit tight for a combined "Deadwood" review next week.

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Programming note: 'Deadwood' review delayed again

We'll be doubling up on episodes a week from now

Hey, "Deadwood" fans. As I suggested last week, the Comic-Con/press tour crunch made it impossible for me to do a review for this week. So as I predicted, I'm going to do a combined review of "Leviathan Smiles" and "Amateur Night" (which functions as something of a two-parter, anyway, thanks to the Earp brothers) for next week. So look for it next Friday at this time, hoopleheads.

If you want a bit of vaguely "Deadwood"-y news, HBO's executives yesterday said that David Milch is developing a new series with producer Art Linson about "a dynastic New York media family." 

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<p>Jon Hamm and Larry David in &quot;Clear History.&quot;</p>

Jon Hamm and Larry David in "Clear History."

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Press Tour: Larry David on 'Clear History' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

The master improviser had a fine time mocking the critics at his TCA panel

Larry David was at press tour to discuss his upcoming HBO movie "Clear History," which debuts on August 10, but because he's Larry David, and because "Clear History" — in which David plays a man who gave away a future fortune out of spite in an argument with boss Jon Hamm — was made in the same improvised style as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," discussion inevitably turned towards the future (or lack thereof) of "Curb."

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<p>Clarke Peters and the gang from &quot;Trem&eacute;&quot;&nbsp;will be back for one last season starting in December.</p>

Clarke Peters and the gang from "Tremé" will be back for one last season starting in December.

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HBO announces final 'Treme' season premiere date

Five-episode farewell season will begin in December after 'Boardwalk Empire' is done

Way back in September, HBO renewed "Tremé" for an abbreviated fourth and final season: five episodes rather than the 10 or 11 that the show made in its first three seasons. (As co-creator David Simon said at the time, they were given enough money to make "half a loaf.") But it wasn't until today that HBO actually said when those five episodes (all of which have been produced) of the drama about life in post-Katrina New Orleans will air.

During a press tour executive session with CEO Richard Plepler and president Michael Lombardo, it was announced (or, rather, stated casually in response to a question) that the five-episode final season will begin airing on December 1 at 9 p.m., the week after "Boardwalk Empire" concludes its latest season.

It's a bit longer to wait for new episodes of a show whose most recent season ended back in November, but it's also nice in one way: because most of the broadcast networks and even most of the cable networks don't do a ton of targeted original programming in December, "Tremé" might get a bit more attention on the way out the door than it has airing in fall and spring.

(Also, for those who wondered if Simon and Eric Overmyer might produce slightly longer episodes to compensate for only having five episodes to play with, I'm told that the only extra-long episode will be, as usual, the finale.)

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