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Dates Set for Final Eli Stone Eps

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The Cast of Eli Stone

I’ve had to say goodbye to 2 series that I adored over the past two years because they were axed. First, it was Journeyman. Now, it’s Eli Stone.

For those of us who’ve been waiting for air dates on the final four Eli Stone episodes, EW’s Michael Ausiello reported yesterday that Eli Stone, Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money’s final eps will be “burned off” by ABC on consecutive Saturdays, beginning May 30th. Eli Stone will air June 20th to July 11th.

And how much do I despise the phrase “burn off” when referring to remaining episodes of a canceled series? Immensely! It brings to mind medieval ways of dealing with the bodies of plague victims, rather than a series that was never given a fair chance by its network.


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JD and Co. Scrub in on ABC (And an Eli Stone Plea!)

Last night marked the debut of Scrubs on ABC, after being mistreated by NBC for so long. I’ve adored this show since the very first episode, but was always frustrated by the little-to-no support it was given by NBC, and the constant struggle I faced each week figuring out exactly what day and time it was airing.

After a very disappointing, so-called “series finale” on NBC in May 2008, it was welcome news to hear ABC was going to give Scrubs a proper final season with an actual series finale, which creator Bill Lawrence and star Zach Braff referred to as a “gift” in a recent New York Times article.

So what did I think of the back-to-back episodes, “My Jerks” and “My Last Words”? Loved them! The second episode was particularly endearing, as JD and Turk forfeit their annual “Steak Night” to spend time with a dying patient (played brilliantly by Glynn Turman, aka The Wire’s Mayor Clarence Royce). And I liked Courtney Cox as the new Chief of Staff, Dr. Maddox.

The only thing that could have made last night PERFECT was Eli Stone in the 10 pm slot. Don’t you think Scrubs and ES would make a brilliant pairing? The people that would tune in to watch Scrubs probably would stick around for Eli Stone, speaking as a fan. They both have that whimsical quality, musical sequences, and gosh darn it, both shows have that “gee I’m glad I watched that” quality to them. Maybe ABC should reconsider axing ES and see this potential Tuesday night lineup. After all, we could all use a little magic in our lives, and who better to provide that than the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital and the gang at Weathersby Stone!

Did you catch Scrubs last night? Were you as thrilled by its return as I was? And do you think a Scrubs/Eli Stone pairing would be magic?


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The Televixen’s Back!

Hello my television-loving friends! I’m back!

This fall has been so busy, but my oh my, has there been some great TV. I’ve been enjoying Season Five of Entourage, which has proved once again that Jeremy Piven is worth every single Emmy to date; and I was so happy to see the return of Eli Stone in one of the best premieres this year!

What else has this Televixen been watching? It’s more like what haven’t I been watching! Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has taken some interesting turns, and I am happy it’s been picked up for the entire season. Summer Glau’s performances in recent eps has brought a new dimension to this show. I’m also one of the people who has decided to stick with Heroes, and was very intrigued by last week’s ending. I was excited about this season early on, from the sneak preview screening I attended. In case you missed my article about the sneak preview, you can read it at The TV Addict. There are still some storylines that I don’t see the point of yet, but there have been enough twists, turns, and revelations to keep me committed to seeing this season through.

In keeping with the theme of heroes and villains, I’m interviewing Cassidy Freeman later today. Cassidy is Smallville’s new bad girl, Tess Mercer. I’ll have a link to that article later in the week, and more of my musings on the current TV season.


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