George Costanza is Getting Dramatic

... Jason Alexander, best known as the neurotic George Costanza from Seinfeld, is working on a new project for CBS. But unlike Alexander's last projects, this one won't be a comedy. The untitled project would see him playing a former TV star who transitions to a detective. Because we all want to see Jason Alexander being serious. [Variety]

... James Franco is on top of the world right now. He's earning rave reviews for 127 Hours, preparing to host the Oscars with my girlfriend Anne Hathaway, and is expected to earn a Best Actor nomination. So what does he do? He goes back to work on General Hospital, where he recently played an arc as a serial killer. He'll appear on the soap in February. That's so crazy. No wait, it's cool. Ahh man, I can't even tell anymore. [TV Guide]

... Want to see a 20-minute preview of Showtime's upcoming series Shameless, starring William H. Macy as an alcoholic who does a horrible job of raising his family? Of course you want to see an uplifting story like that! Showtime will air a sneak peek at the show after the Dexter season finale on December 12. [Multichannel]

... Buy stock in Netflix now! The DVD rental service is getting closer to ruling all of television, as it has signed a deal with ABC/Disney to air some of its TV programs just 15 days after they air on television. It's only a matter of time before Netflix gets programs before they're even created. [CNET]

... Former Veronica Mars and Party Down creator Rob Thomas has sold a new show to The CW; Beautiful Strangers follows young thieves who are hired by the FBI as informants. Elsewhere, Fox has purchased the project The Danger List, about a doctor who investigates "medical abuses, crimes, and conspiracies." [The Live Feed]

... Uh oh, it's almost awards season. Ugh. Here's what the Writers Guild of America is honoring: 30 Rock, Modern Family, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Dexter, and more. [LA Times]

... Fringe is moving to Fridays even earlier than expected. Fox will assign the awesome sci-fi show to the graveyard shift starting January 21 instead of January 28. Does that mean it will get canceled earlier, too? [Deadline Hollywood]

... Tosh.0 (yay!) is returning Tuesday, January 11 for its third season. Now go do something stupid on the internet and be famous! [Comedy Central via press release]

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Please Fringe, SURVIVE
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Honestly, in this day and age, with nearly everyone equiped with some form of recording system, what does it matter what day/time a show goes out?

Moving a show like Fringe certainly isn't a problem for fans and may allow some new people to discover it.
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I did something stupid on the internet, but then Chuck Norris kicked the internet's ass and saved me.
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Why does another English show need to be remade for the States. It was brilliant the first time round. It doesn't need to be ruined.
And why do people not appreciate the epicness that is Fringe!?
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I don't want to see Jason Alexander AT ALL, actually! Ever! Fringe's status is up to us; the audience. I say we surprise the hell outta FOX...
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Fringe is one of the BEST tv series out there!!! Fox is known for it's huge mistakes when it comes to cancel shows but I really hope that they don't do the same with Fringe!!!
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Beautiful Strangers and The Danger List both sound interesting.
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Fox is the worst network on TV. Moving Fringe to Friday is easily the most insulting thing I've seen in some time. Apart from their insistence to air hours of American Idol. I read somewhere that the Fringe people are going to name their first Friday night episode "Firefly" in honor of Fox's still legendary epic fail.
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Bring back Duckman!
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It may not be a great time for Fringe to be on, and the day is pretty bad in TV land, but I think the stories that are upcoming--things that have to be dealt with now that the two Olivia's are in their home universes again, the stories will get even better and maybe tie up some dangling loose ends from before. There are quite a few shows that have flourished in Friday timeslots, so I'm staying hopeful.
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CBS? I don't think is gonna last very long even if on CBS. Unless you get a Chuck Lorre laugh-track and silly sitcom plots.
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Being on Friday hasn't hurt Supernatural or Smallville AND, Supernatural won the fan favorite choice for the newest TV Guide cover. Stop worrying, already!
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So Jason Alexander's show is a mix of "The Michael Richards Show" and "Castle"?
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Hasn't the DVR obsoleted the schedules the networks think they have the power to set yet? Who cares what day or time they air something? How many old people need to die off before ratings are entirely based on merit and have nothing to do with schedule?
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Fringe being moved to Fridays does suck, but I'll still watch it nonetheless.
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Beautiful Strangers sounds like the poorly conceived offspring of "Catch Me If You Can" and "LEVERAGE"
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I will keep watching Fringe no matter what night it's on!
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Can't believe they're messing with Fringe! One of the best shows! But of course it's not what lame America wants, more singing and dancing, which is what's messing with Fringe, American Idol...
They very well just possibly killed Fringe, so freaking sad.
First 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicle' and soon to be Fringe. Don't we have more than enough stupid shows that you don't need a mind to watch? Stop whacking all the good shows for stupid shows!
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I've read an interview of someone at the head of Fox broadcasting saying that even though they're moving Fringe to fridays, they're not planning on killing it off. They're just trying to boost their Friday viewership. Which sort of makes sense, but Friday is still the dead spot to me.
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What is James Franco thinking?!
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really bummed about fringe, its a great show!!!
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So bummed about Fringe. I hope FOX keeps so Fringe, House, Bones and LTM around next season so they have some cagey vets to help usher in the new shows. "The Danger List" sounds interesting. Depending on when it airs, I may watch. Will have to see a trailer, cast list, etc... first!
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i just don't understand the move for Fringe... it's one of the hottest shows and it's getting shoved under a bus.
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