Television Briefing: Coming & Going

tf.jpgTina Fey, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, and Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera among names like DiCaprio, Scorsese, and Blanchett in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influencial People list (complete listing). Video: Fox News takes issue with a snicker-worthy omission.

— With the broadcast networks set to reveal their plans for fall lineups between May 14th and the 17th, both Deadline Hollywood and Broadcasting & Cable drop names of all the most-buzzed about pilots to look for in the coming months. A name that keeps popping up in the positive buzz bracket is ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money, and frankly, we’re not surprised.

— Why Gilmore Girls is ending, according to TV Guide’s sources: Gilmore stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel were offered “sizeable salary bumps for both in exchange for a shortened 13-episode season. As is now obvious, that offer was rejected” (via TV Tattle).

Lost also has an end in sight, though it’s probably three shortened seasons away. Variety reports that both ABC and the show’s creators saw the need for a hard end-date so that storylines could be tightened up, and so fans might not feel as yanked around as they have in seasons past.

— Another series that may not be long for this world is Scrubs, as NBC counts down the episodes in ads, it’s not yet clear whether they’re referring to a season or series end. The network has until May 16th to renew the comedy, but even if they drop it, ABC may be interested in picking it right back up. If this is the end for Scrubs, you won’t be seeing us losing any sleep over it, and Zach Braff will just have more time freed up to rehearse those failed pick-up lines in the clubs, although without the aid of record scratches, breaking glass, or kazoos in the background for comedic effect.

— Still reeling from new ratings lows, NBC dreams big, giving consideration to moving The Office to 9pm, effectively taking Grey’s Anatomy and CSI head-on. And could a full-hour of the Dunder Mifflin staff be in the cards?

— Casting: Janel Maloney (The West Wing‘s Donna Moss) Showtime’s Brotherhood, while Carrie Fisher and Matthew Modine are in line to join the cast of Weeds.

— Sony announces plans for an online reto mini-eps network, initially to be featured on MySpace. Get your Charlie’s Angels, T.J. Hooker, and Starsky and Hutch fixes in five-minutes flat.

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