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    Cold Case

    Cold Case

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    CBS (ended 2010)
    Cold Case stars Kathryn Morris (Minority Report, Mindhunters) as Lilly Rush, the lone female detective in the Philadelphia homicide squad who finds her calling when she's assigned to "cold cases" -- crimes that have never been solved. Previously, she used her instinctive understanding of the criminal mind on current murders. Now, she's interrogating witnesses whose lives and circumstances have since changed, making use of today's new science and finding fresh clues to solve cases that were previously unsolvable, all of which appeals to this smart, driven detective. She's also prepared for the consequences: that her work will open up old wounds and may lead suspects to commit new crimes. When she hits a dead-end, Lilly seeks advice from her respected mentor, Lt. John Stillman (John Finn, Catch Me If You Can). Also on the team are Det. Scotty Valens (Danny Pino, The Shield), Rush's confident and strong-willed partner; Det. Will Jeffries (Thom Barry, The Fast and the Furious), who's been around long enough to serve as Lilly's link to the past; and Det. Nick Vera (Jeremy Ratchford, Angel Eyes), a tough cop who's considered the go-to guy for getting a confession. Lilly makes it her business to ensure that no victim is ever forgotten. On the show's third season, former narcotics detective Kat Miller (Tracie Thoms, Wonderfalls, As If), a young and spunky girl, joins the team. Cold Case is created by Meredith Stiehm (ER, NYPD Blue). Executive producers -- in addition to Ms. Stiehm -- include such reigning entertainment industry names as Jerry Bruckheimer (The Amazing Race, CSI), Shaun Cassidy (Invasion, The Agency), and Jonathan Littman (The Amazing Race, Close to Home).moreless
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    Brothers & Sisters

    Brothers & Sisters

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    ABC (ended 2011)
    Brothers & Sisters is a drama from executive producers Ken Olin and Jon Robin Baitz. The LA-based Walker family is an ordinary American family. The adult siblings -- Sarah Walker (formerly Whedon), Tommy Walker, Kevin Walker, Justin Walker, and Kitty Walker -- try to live up to their parents' expectations. Alongside their mother Nora Holden, Nora's brother Saul Holden, Sarah's husband (now ex-husband) Joe Whedon, Tommy's wife Julia Walker, Kevin's husband Scotty Wandell and mysterious Holly Harper. And last but not least Rebecca, Holly's daughter. Who they originally thought was their half sister but later found out they had a half brother, Ryan instead, the Walkers struggle through their everyday lives.moreless
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    The Hills

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    MTV - Music Television
    The Hills follows Laguna Beach's Lauren "LC" Conrad as she moves to L.A. to attend college at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. In The Hills, Lauren gets a job as an intern at the popular magazine Teen Vogue. The show focuses on the challenges Lauren faces while she is trying to juggle work, school, and relationships. After four seasons and some major drama Whitney decided to leave for New York City and her own show, The City.moreless
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    Reckless

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    CBS
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    Bonanza

    Bonanza

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    White-haired Ben was the proud patriarch of the Cartwrights, the family at the center of one of TV's most beloved and long-running series. Their ranch, the Ponderosa, was 1,000 square-miles (600,000 acres) in size and sprawled from mountainous shores of Lake Tahoe to the desert terrain near Virginia City in the Nevada Territory. Ben oversaw his frontier empire with the help of his three sons: Adam, Hoss, and Joe. The series was set in 1859 when the series began and would progress through and following the Civil War.
    ---------------------------------- Series creator and producer David Dortort, who oversaw the series during its 14 year network run on NBC, says he first first got the idea for the series writing the 1953 episode of "Fireside Theatre" titled "Man of the Comstock."
    ---------------------------------- By 1959, NBC wanted a big filmed series to promote the sales of color television sets. NBC was the only network investing in color programs since its parent company RCA owned the electronic color transmitting system used by TV. "Bonanza" was just the type of show the network needed to "show off" its living color. In its initial season, it floundered in the ratings on Saturday nights against CBS' "Perry Mason"; it's said its renewal had a lot to do with its being shot in color. In the second season, "Bonanza" more than held its own in the Nielsens. It was the network's decision to move the series to Sunday nights that allowed it explode into a Top-10 hit.
    ---------------------------------- "Bonanza" differed in many ways from the dozens of other westerns on the air during its run. It relied more heavily on the characters than it did on action--though there was plenty of that. Good and bad weren't always as simple as "black hats" vs. "white hats"; many times, good people didn't live happily ever after. Despite that, Ben imparted a high code of ethics upon his sons. Among the principles: 1-Intolerance and bigotry were not acceptable. The Cartwrights often came to the defense of Indians, Chinese, and others who were the targets of the narrow-minded. 2-Once a man had paid his debt to society and was released from prison, he deserved a clean slate and a chance to start over. 3-The land was sacred. Ben's greatest business headaches came from his refusal to allow his land to be polluted and destroyed for profit. When the Cartwrights cut down a tree for lumber, they planted another. Their environmental concerns remain unique for a television series.
    ---------------------------------- Ben's path to his dream home of the Ponderosa (named for the Ponderosa Pine, plentiful in that area) was a long time in coming. He was a seaman, acting as first mate for Captain Abel Stoddard, when he met his boss' daughter Elizabeth and fell in love. She died after giving birth to first child Adam. Leaving the sad memories behind in the Northeast, he traveled to St. Louis and opened a trading company. He met and married the Swedish stunner Inger Inger Borgstrom who loved horses and shooting. She gave birth to son Hoss en route to the frontier, but was killed by an arrow during an ambush. Moving to New Orleans, Ben became an importer/exporter and fell for Creole beauty Marie DeMarigny. He made her wife number three and finally made it to the West. They established the Ponderosa and she gave him another son, Joseph. Marie died several years later in a riding accident. The story of each of these romance were detailed in individual episodes early in the series' run.
    ---------------------------------- The high mortality rate of women encountered by Ben and his sons, known jokingly as the "Cartwright Curse," became a running gag among comedians and viewers alike. If a female became a love interest to any of the show's men, even money says she'll be sick, dying, or dead by the end credits.
    --------------------------- Location filming kept the series from feeling "studio bound" and gave Bonanza a chance to highlight its color cinematography. Though much was filmed on a huge sound stage at Paramount Studios, scenes were regularly shot on the studio's outdoor "Western Street" and on locations throughout Southern California and Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The rising cost of shooting at Paramount eventually forced a move to the Warner Brothers studio in Burbank. To explain the new appearance of Virginia City, Season 12 began with "The Night Virginia City Died" where a huge fire destroyed the "old" town.
    ---------------------------------- Changes inevitably took place among cast members during "Bonanza"'s long run. After several years of complaining about being held back from a movie career, Pernell Roberts was finally sent on his merry way after of Season 6. Prior to that, amid fears of Roberts' departure, Guy Williams was brought in for a few episodes as Ben's nephew Will Cartwright. It's said the cast resented his character being added and he disappeared after five appearances. Beginning with "Sense of Duty" in Season 9, David Canary joined the cast as Ponderosa ranch foreman Candy Canady. He practically became a Cartwright, appearing in roughly a third of the series' total episodes. He disappeared with no mention at the end of season eleven after failing to get a raise from producer Dortort. Young orphaned teenager Jamie Hunter did become a real fourth Cartwright son when he was taken in by Ben in Season 12 and legally adopted in "A Home for Jamie" the next season. In the wake of Dan Blocker's death following Season 13, the cast was beefed up. David Canary returned as Candy (reportedly Michael Landon personally asked him to appear) and Tim Matheson was added a Griff King, a young man paroled into Ben's custody who was hired as a ranch hand.
    ---------------------------------- The loss of Blocker left a hole that simply couldn't be filled. This, combined with the show's move to Tuesday nights after eleven years on Sunday, dealt the series a death blow. Ratings took a nosedive and Bonanza aired it final episode in the middle of Season 14 on January 16. 1973.
    ---------------------------------- After all these years, Bonanza remains hugely popular. Besides the quality of the program itself, having filmed in color has kept it from looking "old". Episodes began to be released by CBS/Paramount on DVD beginning in 2009, and were uncut from their network airing with all the original music intact.
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    Dallas

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    TNT
    Two decades since viewers last saw them, the Ewings are back. Television's first family of drama, sabotage, secrets and betrayal gather at Southfork Ranch for the wedding of Bobby's adopted son, Christopher, to Rebecca Sutter. Also in attendance is John Ross, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen, who returns to Dallas with Christopher's ex-girlfriend Elena Ramos, and discovers a major oil gusher on Southfork. When Bobby announces he intends to sell the ranch, John Ross fills him in on the discovery but Bobby refuses to allow drilling on Southfork as it goes against his late mother's wishes. John Ross enlists the help of none other than his estranged father J.R. to help him gain ownership of Southfork, but J.R. has an agenda of his own. Reunited for the first time since their breakup, Christopher and Elena realize someone else is responsible for the abrupt end of their relationship. They both point the finger at John Ross, but the real culprit turns out to be Christopher's mysterious new wife Rebecca. Meanwhile, the Ewings gain a new adversary when Bobby's wife Ann's past catches up with her. Joining original cast members Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) and Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing) are Josh Henderson (John Ross Ewing), Jesse Metcalfe (Christopher Ewing), Brenda Strong (Ann Ewing), Jordana Brewster (Elena Ramos), Julie Gonzalo (Rebecca Sutter) and Mitch Pileggi (Harris Ryland). Season 1 also features appearances from original "Dallas" cast members Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing), Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs) and Ken Kercheval (Cliff Barnes). The cast is joined in season 2 by Emma Bell (Emma Brown) and Kuno Becker (Andres "Drew" Ramos), with Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark reprising their roles as Gary and Valene "Val" Ewing. A third season will start airing in early 2014. The series was developed for TNT by Cynthia Cidre.moreless
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    Six Feet Under

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    HBO (ended 2005)
    When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside.Oscar(R)-winning screenwriter Alan Ball's breakout series that takes a darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.moreless
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    EastEnders

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    EastEnders began in 1985 as a rival for ITV's Coronation Street. It focuses on the lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the rough EastEnd of London. For the past 25 years, EastEnders has entertained audiences with dramatic storylines focusing on real life situations.moreless
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    Jumong

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    Jumong is a historical drama TV series developed by MBC network that focuses on the life of Jumong Taewang, a man destined to establish the kingdom of Goguryeo. As the Han Empire wreaks havoc on the Chinese countryside, the legendary soldier Hae Mosu (Heo Joon-ho) joins forces with the crown prince of Buyeo, Geumwa (Jeon Kwang Yeol). When the Hans attack the group, an injured Hae Mosu is found and nursed back to health by the princess of the local tribe, Lady Yuhwa (Oh Yeon-soo). The two fall in love despite the harsh war surrounding them, though their bliss ends when Hae Mosu, blinded and tortured, is seen killed by the Han. Lady Yuhwa seeks help from Geumwa and Hae Mosu’s son, Jumong (Song Il Gook) becomes the third prince of Buyeo with the Lady taking place as a Royal Concubine. Twenty years later, Jumong has grown into a weak willed womanizer with little of the honorary talents his father had. After causing enough trouble to bring the Han nation back into the Buyeo borders, Jumong is expelled from the palace. The expulsion sets out on a journey of self-enlightenment to turn Jumong into the hero and legend that he is remembered as today.moreless
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    Strike Back

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    Cinemax
    An American works with the British military to stop terrorists dead in their tracks.
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    Death in Paradise

    Death in Paradise

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    BBC
    A BBC light-hearted drama series about an English Detective Inspector who is forced to transfer to the small Caribbean island of Saint-Marie; unfortunately, he hates sun, sea and sand.
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    The Killing

    The Killing

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    Netflix (Returning August 1, 2014)
    AMC's crime drama is based on the popular Danish series called Forbrydelsen. Season one and two follows three different subplots all linked to the single murder of Rosie Larsen. Season 3 picks up a year after the close of the Rosie Larsen case. Sarah Linden is no longer a detective, she has a boyfriend, and lives and works on Vashon Island at the ferries for minimum wage. She is happy and has stopped smoking but her son lives in Chicago with his father and she won't visit him. Ex-partner Stephen Holder has moved on and has a new partner. He's calmer and wears suits now. His diet has improved, he's dating an assistant district attorney and he's studying for the sergeant’s exam. He starts out looking for a runaway girl but discovers a grisly string of murders. His case leads to one of Linden's previous murder investigations - the one that drove her into the hospital - and, in turn, draws Linden back into the detective game. The first three seasons of The Killing aired on AMC on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Soon after the end of season three, it was announced that Nextflix ordered a six episode fourth season to air starting August 1, 2014.moreless
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    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

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    Starz (ended 2010)
    Starz is set to bring gladiators to the small screen withSpartacus: Blood and Sand from executive producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Joshua Donen. The high budget 13-episode first season premieres on January 22, 2010 with a second season already scheduled for 2011. The show will star Andy Whitfield as the infamous title character Spartacus.moreless
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    Motive

    Motive

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    CTV
    In each episode, the victim and the killer are shown before the opening credits. The real trick to Motive is to determine why the killer did what they did. This show started broadcasting in the United States on ABC on May 20th, 2013. moreless
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    McLeod's Daughters

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    The Nine Network (ended 2009)
    McLeod's Daughters tells the story of the two McLeod sisters who are reunited when they inherit a vast outback cattle property. Thrown together after 20 years apart they pull together an all-female workforce and, with an abundance of heart and humour, commit to an extraordinary life at Drovers Run, 180km from the nearest town and 400km from the city. The women of Drovers Run share the same dreams that all women share. They could be our friends or our sisters. They just happen to live in an extraordinary place, a place that will allow them to be who they are ... heroines. The theme song is by Rebecca Lavelle: It'll take some time To find your heart and come back home You could walk for miles Cross every river and find you're not alone Cos I'll be there Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh You're not alone Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Cos I'll be there McLeod's Daughters was voted most popular Australian Drama in 2005 for the third year in a row.moreless
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    The Tomorrow People

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    The CW
    The Tomorrow People is a remake of The UK series of the same name that aired during the 1970's.

    The Tomorrow People are the next step in human evolution, blessed with the powers of Telekinesis, Telepathy and Teleportation

    The Tomorrow People are hunted by and engaged in a war with agents of ULTRA; An elite, paramilitary group led by the devious Dr. Jedikiah Price. Jedikiah and ULTRA will stop at nothing to eradicate what they see as a threat to the human race.

    The key to ending the war and finding salvation lies with Stephen Jameson: A normal teenager who begins hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep. Hoping to save his sanity Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, which leads him to his first encounter with The Tomorrow People, John, Cara and Russell.


    In the end Stephen must make a choice between helping ULTRA in exchange for the chance at a normal life or helping The Tomorrow People who offer him a home where he would truly belong. Stephen chooses his own path and sets out on journey to uncover the truth about the disappearance of his father and the future of The Tomorrow People.moreless
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    Band of Brothers

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    HBO (ended 2001)
    Band of Brothers is a 10-part miniseries executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for HBO.

    The miniseries follows Easy Company, an army unit during World War II, from their initial training at Camp Toccoa to the conclusion of the war. The series is based on the book written by the late Stephen E Ambrose. Tom Hanks approached Steven Spielberg, who just finished production of Saving Private Ryan. Together they approached HBO with their idea. The station was willing to spend a industry record sum of $120m to realize the project.
    The series won 6 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Day of Days, Outstanding Single Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie - Carentan, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Day of Days, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Miniseries.moreless
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    MasterChef Australia

    MasterChef Australia

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    Network Ten
    Based on the British reality program of the same name, MasterChef airs from Sunday through to Friday. The contestants will be led through challenges by host Sarah Wilson which will give chefs from around the country the ultimate once in a lifetime opportunity to develop and broaden their cooking skills. Their weekly challenges include; off-site challenge, mystery box, celebrity cheff challenge and masterclass. Each week there will be two eliminations; one decided by the contestants, and the other by the judges.moreless
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    The L Word

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    Showtime (ended 2009)
    The L Word is the intimate story about the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles. The show has received a lot of praise for its brilliant storylines and its portrayal of the lesbian community. The L Word is created and executive produced by Ilene Chaiken (Barb Wire, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), who also serves as a writer on the show. Other executive producers include Steve Golin (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Larry Kennar (Barbershop).moreless
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    Heartbeat

    Heartbeat

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    ITV (ended 2010)
    Heartbeat is set in the 1960s, in the fictional Yorkshire town of Aidensfield. The first seasons focus on the lives of London policeman Nick Rowan, who moves to the village with his doctor wife Kate. Nick's police colleagues feature in the series, under the leadership of the crusty but kindhearted Sergeant Blaketon. Blaketon's nemesis is Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, poacher and occasional small-time fence. Greengrass is a regular patron of the Aidensfield Arms hotel, run by George Ward and his pretty niece Gina. It's here at the pub that we see much of the day-to-day social interaction in the series. Heartbeat is based on the Constable books by Nicholas Rhea.

    There have been a load of Heartbeat coppers over the years. They are listed below:

    Sgt Oscar Blaketon PC Alf Ventress PC Phil Bellamy PC/Sgt Nick Rowan PC/DC Mike Bradley Sgt Raymond Craddock PC Tom Nicholson Sgt Dennis Merton PC Steve Crane Sgt George Miller PC Rob Walker PC Geoff Younger

    The musical theme, originally performed by Buddy Holly, is performed here by original show star Nick Berry.moreless
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