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New media organization software lets you program television to record shows...and so much more.
Jul 28, 2005
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Meedio!
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Meedio TV is a digital-video-recorder software application that lets you use your existing PC and a TV tuner card to watch, pause, schedule, and record TV shows, much like other digital video recorders. Meedio, however, is different from other DVRs in that it doesn't charge a monthly subscription fee, and it uses a standa...

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May 07, 2013
News Briefs: Get Your Return Dates for Wilfred and Honey Boo Boo Right Here
Plus: Someone will be back for The Office finale, Cops moves for the first time in decades, and more Ravenswood casting.
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John and Morgan Langley talk about their upcoming show set in the slammer, where the best crime happens, and the bastardization of reality TV.
Aug 31, 2007
TV.com Q&A: Jail, COPS creators

"Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do?"

Those were the lyrics of the song that had criminals looking over their shoulders each time it played, and the theme song for the seminal law-enforcement/reality show COPS. The program began in 1989 and is considered by many to be the quintessential reality show, following policemen as they pursued and apprehended bad guys, responded to 911 calls, and tussled with unsavory characters.

COPS also showed a lighter side to the profession as well, humanizing the police force and criminals alike. It was also one of Fox's early experiments and paved the way for the network to take chances on other daring programs.

The show's creator, John Langley, has been called the "father of reality TV," for better or worse. He's back, and together with his brother Morgan, he's producing a new show called Jail, which is essentially ...

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Los Angeles sheriff recruits will be focus of new reality show.
Aug 23, 2006
Academy is Fox Reality's latest recruit

Cable network Fox Reality is in final negotiations to order 10 episodes of a show that follows a class of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recruits through their academy program.

The series, tentatively titled The Academy, is set to begin shooting this year for a 2007 premiere. This is the first time cameras have been allowed to film the program, and producer Scott Steinberg was required to get the approval of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

"This show gives us entree into a really unique world," said David Lyle, chief operating officer and general manager of Fox Reality. "There is a lot of raw emotion but in a sense that people are wanting to join [the sheriff's department] to do good. In some reality shows, the participants are very much about doing their own thing for their own aggrandizement, but here you get people with all ...

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News Briefs
Apr 20, 2010
Stewart/Colbert in 2012!
Plus: Langston will stick around for another season of CSI, Curb Your Enthusiasm will be back, and the 24 movie script is ready.
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Network rolls out big guns in late August; Fringe to follow House, Dollhouse set for midseason.
May 15, 2008
Fox moves fall to late summer

Fox was the last of the major networks to unveil its 2008-2009 prime-time schedule, and from the looks of it, it used its position to its advantage.

Though the new most-watched network was last to present its schedule to advertisers in New York City, it looks as though it will be first to show its new programming to viewers. Fox will kick off its season in late August with a week of two-hour premiere events in an effort to build up audiences early, beginning with the debut of Prison Break's fourth season on August 25.

That is followed the next day by the debut of what Fox hopes will be the next big television hit: J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi action show Fringe. Fringe, one of two new shows in Fox's ...

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Network will roll out fall season after Emmys; dates and times set for premieres of Back to You, K-Ville, House.
Jul 12, 2007
Fox's fall begins mid-September
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Ask any normal person when the fall starts, and they'll generally say, "During the September equinox, when the sun crosses the equator and nights are just as long as days." OK, most people will probably just say sometime in September, but for those who worship the boob tube, the season of fall begins when television network execs say it does.

Fox unveiled its fall lineup yesterday, and according to its programming directors, late August will be the beginning of the end of summer, and fall will really kick into gear on September 17.

The reality specialist will roll out its bread and butter on August 30, with the series premiere of the grade-school beatdown Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader at 8 p.m. On September 8, justice will be served with the season premiers of Cops and America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back.

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Feb 28, 2013
Fox Announces Dates for Its Season Finales and Summer Premieres
[UPDATE] Want to know when Bones, The Following, and American Idol will end? Of course you do.
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He works in the industry, edits a ton of television shows from the past, and has tales of ride alongs while filming COPS. Meet sounddude!
Mar 19, 2009
Lights, Camera, Community: sounddude

Level 53 user sounddude knows the television industry... that's because he works in the television industry. With experience on shows such as COPS, Extreme Maker: Home Edition, and American Idol, sounddude knows TV from within. But he's no reality junkie; give him some Battlestar Galactica and Twilight Zone and he's happy.

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Network pushes fall premieres from late August to early September; Prison Break leads charge September 1.
Jun 06, 2008
Fox slides sched back a week

Fox surprised some people in the middle of last month when it announced that it would kick off its fall season in late August, about a week earlier than the rest of the networks. August 25 was to see the two-hour fourth-season premiere of Prison Break, followed by more two-hour specials during the rest of the week.

Well, it turns out Fox was just playing around. The network readjusted its schedule yesterday, pushing everything back a week and lining up with its rivals.

The fourth season of Prison Break will now bow on September 1, with two-hour premieres of Bones (September 3), The Moment of Truth (September 4), and Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader (September 5) following.

The following week will see the more traditional Fox fall lineup take shape, with premieres of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on ...

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Now known as the original reality series, COPS hit the airwaves in early 1989, putting camera crews in police cars all across the United States. Adopting the Cinema Verité style of documentary filming, COPS uses no narration, depending completely on the police officers and the footage shot as it happens to tell the story. Each COPS camera crew consists of a camera operator and a sound mixer. The officer is mic'd with a wireless mic directly to the camera and the sound mixer captures the suspects, witnesses and other officers with a boom mic. Multiple crews can be stationed in one area as well as crews working different cities across the country at the same time. Still one of the most popular television shows on the air, COPS moved from the FOX network to Spike TV in the fall of 2013, keeping it's original 8pm time slot on Saturday nights.

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