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February 14, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
CBS has set midseason premiere days for the new comedy "Bad Teacher" and returning drama "Unforgettable. " "Bad Teacher," based on the 2011 film starring Cameron Diaz, will premiere April 24 at 9:30 p.m. after "The Crazy Ones" finishes its full 22-episode first season on April 17. The series stars Ari Graynor as a former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her. The comedy costars...
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March 18, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Diva Rule No. 1: Know how to make a big entrance. Diva Rule No. 2: Know how to make a big exit. Diva Rule No. 3: Do these things as often as humanly possible. The return earlier this month of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" marked the end of the midseason premieres. By the end of the month, the premieres of the midseason replacements should also have concluded, giving us a few blessed weeks of "normal" television viewing before the actual season finales begin. If you're confused about the difference between a midseason premiere and a midseason replacement premiere, the answer is increasingly "not much.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2009 | SCOTT COLLINS
During the next month, the broadcast networks are rolling out at least 10 new midseason series. NBC unveiled its epic drama "Kings" last week. Two new ABC sitcoms are coming, "Better Off Ted" this week and "In the Motherhood" next. And Fox has a variety show with the Ozzy Osbourne clan, which, given its erratic history could result in either spontaneous brilliance or spontaneous combustion. Is there a hit somewhere in this bunch? The networks could sure use one.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
CBS has set midseason premiere days for the new comedy "Bad Teacher" and returning drama "Unforgettable. " "Bad Teacher," based on the 2011 film starring Cameron Diaz, will premiere April 24 at 9:30 p.m. after "The Crazy Ones" finishes its full 22-episode first season on April 17. The series stars Ari Graynor as a former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her. The comedy costars...
SPORTS
March 5, 2012 | By Mark Medina
This is the 10th post in a series awarding midseason grades to some of the Lakers . This focuses on the rookies. Player: Darius Morris How he did: 2.7 points on 52% in 10.3 minutes through 13 games. Good: Even with his limited playing time, Morris shows potential with his play-making abilities and athleticism. He hasn't let his limited role detract him from working hard. Morris routinely stays after practice to work on shots and often arrives early for pregame warmups.
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October 11, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  There are lots of surprise standouts after the first six weeks of the high school football season. Besides the ones mentioned in Friday's column , here are some additional players: Noah Whitney, Dorsey, Sr. Primarily a backup last season, Whitney's passing success has been a big plus for the Dons. He had a school-record 359 yards and four touchdown passes against Fairfax. He had four TDs against Venice. Grant Kraemer, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Sr. Kraemer was a backup receiver last season.
SPORTS
April 19, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
A look at players who are fulfilling their potential at midseason in high school baseball: PITCHERS *--* Rk Player School Yr. Comment 1. Matt Harrington Palmdale Sr. Has 7-0 record and 95 mph fastball 2. Tyler Adamczyk Westlake Jr. Pitches like future first-round draft pick 3. Bill Susdorf Hart Jr. Has six saves and 0.42 ERA 4. Matt Merricks Oxnard Sr. Best left-hander, has 92 mph fastball 5. Jesse Kozlowski Westlake Sr. Has thrown consecutive shutouts 6. Chris Cordeiro Thousand Oaks Sr.
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Sometimes it's difficult coming up with a highlight video at midseason for players. That's not the case for Servite junior cornerback Maurice Davison, who has emerged as one of the best for his position in Southern California. He had two interceptions last week against Santa Margarita. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NEWS
February 27, 2012 | By Mark Medina
This is the fourth in a series of posts awarding midseason grades to some members of the Lakers. Player: Metta World Peace How he performed: Averaging a career-low 4.9 points per game on 33.5% shooting and 23.9% from three-point range. Synergy Sports Technology ranks him 137th overall in total defense. Good: The Lakers' 96-91 victory Jan. 25 against the Clippers provided everything the purple and gold want in World Peace. He tangled with Blake Griffin for a loose ball and made two steals.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
NBC has put the kibosh on midseason newbie "Next Caller" from its lineup indefinitely, sources close to production confirmed. The Dane Cook-led comedy was picked up in May by the network for a six-episode order. But the commitment wouldn't last. It seems the network felt the series wasn't moving in the right direction creatively. Four of the six episodes were filmed before production was stopped. And those four will apparently not make it to air -- hey, not even as a movie special a la "Mockingbird Lane" ?
SPORTS
February 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
It's always more fun to be inclusive when it comes to NBA midseason awards. So for every Kevin Durant (our most valuable player), we like to mix in a Larry Sanders (most exasperating) or a Kendall Marshall (most unlikely rise to a starter). Here, then, are the picks for the most fascinating teams, players and entities besides Jeff Hornacek (our coach of the year), Michael Carter-Williams (rookie of the year), Lance Stephenson (most improved player) and Jamal Crawford (sixth man of the year)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
NBC has been saving its midseason shows until after the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but Olympics viewers will get sneak peeks of two of the new shows during the Olympics. "About a Boy," based on the Nick Hornby novel, will air its first episode on Feb. 21 following the wrap-up of Olympics coverage for the day. But its regular time slot premiere will be Feb. 25, following "The Voice" at 9 p.m. The other new comedy, "Growing Up Fisher," about a family going through a divorce, starring J.K. Simmons and Jenna Elfman, will make its first appearance during the Olympics on Feb. 23 before its regular time slot debut on Feb. 25 following "About a Boy" at 9:30 p.m. "Believe," the new suspense drama from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron, will premiere a few weeks after the Olympics, with the first episode getting a preview following "The Voice" on March 10 before settling into its regular time slot on March 16 at 9 p.m. WINTER TV PREVIEW: Full coverage of the season's shows NBC's other new drama, "Crisis," starring Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney as a Secret Service agent who stumbles into an international crisis during his first day on the job, will also premiere on March 16, following "Believe.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Scott Collins
The bodies keep coming on "The Walking Dead" -- and so do the ratings. Sunday's bloody midseason finale of the zombie smash -- complete with the death of two significant characters -- ate up 12.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That was higher than any broadcast drama on Sunday (ABC's "Once Upon a Time" scored just 6.6 million), but it didn't come close to the 16.1 million record that "Walking Dead" set with its season premiere in October. Even so, "Walking Dead" remains the top show on all TV in the key demographic of 18-to-49-year-olds and is the highest-rated series in the history of cable.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Well, it looks like “Revenge” isn't so sweet after all. ABC announced its upcoming midseason premiere dates for new and returning shows - and from the looks of it, its taste for “Revenge” has soured a bit. Beginning March 9, the sudsy drama will vacate its 9 p.m. slot on Sundays and head over to 10 p.m. The move comes as the third-season drama, once a solid performer for the network, has experienced dips in its ratings. The shift opens the plum 9 p.m. Sunday slot for freshman drama “Resurrection,” which had been slated for the 10 p.m. period.
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Sometimes it's difficult coming up with a highlight video at midseason for players. That's not the case for Servite junior cornerback Maurice Davison, who has emerged as one of the best for his position in Southern California. He had two interceptions last week against Santa Margarita. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
October 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Friday's Coliseum League game between between Dorsey and host Crenshaw comes at an ideal time for Dorsey, because the Dons have several players making real progress at midseason. Jermel Jefferson, a 5-foot-10 receiver-defensive back, is one of those players making an impact. Here's the link to his midseason highlight video. Quarterback Noah Whitney is showing he can pass effectively when given time to throw. Here's the link to his highlight video. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Before the coffee. After remembering why today matters. The Skinny: Sure was foggy this morning. That and sad music at Starbucks put me in a blue mood. Friday's headlines include ... wait for it ... the weekend box office preview!!! Also, teens are not the only ones who get in trouble with Facebook. Netflix is in hot water with the SEC over one of its posts. Finally, a preview of midseason TV. Daily Dose: While some thought Fox Sports would have a new Dodgers TV deal worth billions locked up by now, the talks continue and now rival Time Warner Cable is entering the fray.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2008 | Maria Elena Fernandez
Delays in production caused by the writers strike prevented ABC from ordering as many series as it normally does in May, but after the filming of pilots this summer, the network said Tuesday that it had picked up three dramas and two comedies for midseason. The hourlong shows are "Castle," starring Nathan Fillion as a mystery novelist who gets involved in solving real-life crimes; "Cupid," a remake of a 1998-99 series about a man (played by Bobby Cannavale) who may or may not be the Roman god of love; and "The Unusuals," a comedic procedural set in a New York police precinct.
SPORTS
October 11, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  There are lots of surprise standouts after the first six weeks of the high school football season. Besides the ones mentioned in Friday's column , here are some additional players: Noah Whitney, Dorsey, Sr. Primarily a backup last season, Whitney's passing success has been a big plus for the Dons. He had a school-record 359 yards and four touchdown passes against Fairfax. He had four TDs against Venice. Grant Kraemer, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Sr. Kraemer was a backup receiver last season.
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
After six weeks of high school football, the Internet recruiting experts are scrambling for quick makeovers. Some of their four-star recruits are playing like one stars. Others who seemingly didn't exist are suddenly on the rise. Here's a look at some of the surprise standouts at midseason: Lavan Alston, Ventura St. Bonaventure, Jr.: Former Coach Todd Therrien warned me about Alston more than a year ago, predicting he'd be a star. And sure enough, thanks to his blazing speed, he has become one of the best big-play weapons in Southern California as a receiver and punt returner.
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