2008-09 Season

The CW hands a full season order to Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff 90210. '90210' gets full season pickup The CW has announced premiere dates for its slate of returning shows and new series this Fall. The CW sets Fall premiere dates ABC outlines Fall premiere dates for shows including Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Life On Mars. ABC sets Fall premiere dates Brian Austin Green says he won't be back for the new Beverly Hills, 90210 series. Green not returning for '90210' The new animation series is in question due to a writers' pay dispute. 'Sit Down, Shut Up' faces pay dispute The setting and production of the US Life On Mars remake are moved from Los Angeles to New York. US 'Life On Mars' moved to New York Fox confirms premiere dates for its Fall 2008 schedule. Fox confirms premiere dates for 2008-09 Disney-ABC is considering holding a European screenings event to showcase new series in the autumn. Disney may hold European screenings None of the shows recently put into development in the US has yet been picked up for the UK. UK broadcasters cautious with new US series The majority of NBC's new shows for the 2008-9 season will begin in late September, the network confirms. NBC sets 2008-09 premiere dates New comedy, drama and reality series will make their debuts on The CW on Sunday nights next season. All-new CW Sunday night lineup unveiled American Idol results shows are likely to be cut to 30 minutes after a ratings dip for the series. Shorter 'Idol' likely after ratings dip Angel writer Jeffrey Bell signs as showrunner for serialised horror drama Harper's Island. 'Angel' writer to run new US horror drama CBS Upfront: CBS adds two comedies and three dramas to its 2008-09 lineup. CBS unveils new drama, comedy for Fall CBS Upfront: A night-by-night rundown of the new CBS lineup. Night by Night: CBS's 2008-09 schedule The CW Upfront: The CW unveils a solid schedule, with plans for an early September rollout. The CW to launch Fall season early The CW Upfront: A night-by-night rundown of The CW's schedule for 2008-09. Night by Night: The CW's 2008-09 schedule CBS Upfront: The Unit and How I Met Your Mother will return - but Moonlight will not. 'Moonlight' bites the dust, 'Unit' renewed ABC Upfront: ABC pushes stability for 2008-09, introducing few new series to its lineup. ABC unveils stable Fall lineup ABC Upfront: A night-by-night rundown of ABC's schedule for 2008-09. Night by Night: ABC's 2008-09 schedule Fox is developing a US version of Channel 4 factual show The Secret Millionaire. Fox takes C4's 'Secret Millionaire' Will & Grace star Megan Mullally joins comedy pilot Bad Mother's Handbook, among other US casting news. Megan Mullally joins 'Bad Mother' Zach Braff confirms shooting has begun on an eighth season of Scrubs. Zach Braff confirms more 'Scrubs' The CW Upfront: Reaper is picked up for a 13-episode second season. Confirmed: 'Reaper' back for second season CBS Upfront: CBS picks up six pilots to series, including four dramas and two comedies. CBS picks six, including 'Eleventh Hour' ABC Upfront: Eli Stone and Life On Mars are picked up. 'Eli Stone' renewed, 'October Road' axed The CW contracts out its Sunday night programming to production company Media Rights Capital. The CW sells off Sunday night lineup Fox reportedly passes on the pilot for the US remake of Spaced. US version of 'Spaced' axed by Fox? Boston Legal will return for a fifth season, it is confirmed. 'Boston Legal' gets new season There will be a new spinoff series of '90s hit Beverly Hills, 90210, it is confirmed. 'Beverly Hills' spinoff series confirmed MTV picks up reality series The Phone, produced by singer Justin Timberlake. Timberlake to produce MTV reality show Fox orders 13 episodes of The Inn and renews 'Til Death for a third season. Fox picks up 'The Inn', renews 'Til Death' ABC dramedy  Confirmed: ABC cancels 'Men In Trees' Moonlight actress Sophia Myles is confident that the show will be renewed thanks to fan support. 'Moonlight' actress confident of renewal Catherine O'Hara may take the lead role in a US comedic drama pilot. O'Hara may take 'Good Behaviour' lead New season orders for Greek and Kyle XY are among plans from cable channel ABC Family. More 'Greek', 'Kyle XY' on the way A celebrity wrestling series fronted by Hulk Hogan is in production in the US. Hogan to front celebrity wrestling show Which US shows are hanging in the balance? Tube Talk weighs up the chances of those series "on the bubble". Analysis: The US shows "on the bubble" Kurt Sutter - an executive producer on The Shield - is making a drama series about a biker club. 'The Shield' man to make biker drama Shenae Grimes will play the female lead in a Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff pilot. 'Beverly Hills' spinoff casts female lead