3:59PM: Welcome to theTVaddict.com’s live blog of the 2007 FOX UpFront.
4:03PM: FOX President Peter Liguori has 1 hour to complete his 2007 UpFront. So says Jack Bauer in a pretty funny opening video.
4:06PM: The head of FOX sales is talking about FOX Sports. Uh, this is theTVaddict, not theSPORTSaddict… let’s get to the good stuff.
4:12PM: It only took twelve minutes to mention FOX’s other property MySpace. Holy Corporate Synergy Batman!
4:14PM: Another MySpace message. By the way, did you know theTVaddict is on myspace at myspace.com/thetvaddict
4:18PM: Yeah! Less baseball in the fall on FOX. Again, this isn’t theSPORTSaddict.
4:19PM: You heard it here first. HOUSE has been awarded the prestigious post-superbowl timeslot. A welcome change from last season’s snooze inducing CRIMINAL MINDS.
4:20PM: FOX is promising only good shows this season. Which will no doubt be a change from the previous UpFronts where they promised medicore shows.
4:24PM: Back2You is genuinely funny. Trust me, it takes a lot to make a group of cynical reporters laugh.
4:25PM: Watching clips from Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new project THE RETURN OF JEZEBEL JAMES. Oh how I’ve missed Amy Sherman-Palladino’s blink and you’ll miss dialogue. Trust me GILMORE fans, you’ll love this.
4:30PM: Rashida Jones outside THE OFFICE! Yup, her comedy THE RULES FOR STARTING OVER has officially been picked up. That noise you hear… a sigh of relief from Jim and Pam fans everywhere.
4:33PM: Groan… FOX is highlighting its ‘alternative’ programming (reality TV). Bathroom break for half the room.
4:39PM: LAW & ORDER + HOMICIDE LIFE ON THE STREET – NEW YORK + NEW ORLEANS = FOX’s new drama K-VILLE.
4:45PM: NEW AMSTERDAM brings us yet another New York cop show. What’s the twist you ask…. wait for it…. John Amsterdam is immortal (OMG!). Now he’s using his lifetime (literally) of experience to help others (Double OMG!)… all that and he’s an alcoholic. DRIVE was cancelled why?
4:48PM: NEW AMSTERDAM is produced by Lasse Hallstrom and stars newcomer Coster Waldau.. try saying that three times fast.
4:50PM: The good, CANTERBURY’S LAW brings Julianne Marguilies back to TV. The bad, she’s on Thursday night at 9PM. Does FOX really expect LAW to survive against GREY’S, THE OFFICE, CSI and SUPERNATURAL. I smell another ‘brilliant but cancelled.’
4:52PM: THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES. Liguori goes out of his way to make clear that John Conner is not gay. Joking aside, the series looks fantastic. FIREFLY’S Summer Glau kicks some serious butt! May be theTVaddict’s most anticipated premiere.
4:59PM: As promised, one hour exactly. Kudos FOX.