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B&C BEYOND: JULY 26, 2010

Grading the Freshman Class of 2010

In one season, broadcast television's
class of 2009 brought
us a pop-culture phenomenon (Fox's Glee), an instant cult-camp classic (The CW's
Vampire Diaries), multiple fresh new comedies (ABC's Modern Family and The
, NBC's Community) and CBS' The Good Wife, one of the smartest dramas to
come along since The Mentalist. It also produced one of the most successful spinoffs in recent memory: CBS' NCIS:
Los Angeles
, which sold in syndication for a cool $2 million per episode, after
all of seven weeks on the air.

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Justice Served from Grace

Talk meets high-tech court in CBS Television Distribution's latest syndication offering, Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, which premieres in high-definition on stations across the country Sept. 13. The show feels like a modern spin on the traditional court show, with Grace often acting as judge, jury and littigator. Unlike most court shows, there's no wooden stand, no gavel and no black robes.

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DirecTV, Sony To Air Fourth, Fifth Season of 'Damages'
DBS provider's 101 Network succeeds FX as exclusive home to Close-starrer. More.

MartinBashir Leaves ABC News for MSNBC
Nightline anchor will helm dayside program on MSNBC, also contribute to NBC's Dateline. More.