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For most of my 35 years covering television, I'd write a story for the day after the Emmy Awards about TV's biggest week filled with dozens of new fall TV series and your returning favorites.

Not this year. 

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One Day At A Time. That's the name of Netflix's revival of a 1975 sitcom which CBS will broadcast this fall, since its own shows haven't resumed production due to the coronavirus pandemic.

One day at a time also explains how the TV networks are dealing with the annual fall TV season launch when unable to air the lineups they announced in May.

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COVID-19 is keeping the American Idol audition bus parked this summer, so the ABC talent search show will conduct state-by-state Zoom auditions starting with Ohio on Monday, Aug. 10.

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Update at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15: Wow, that was quick! ABC named Tyra Banks host of Dancing With The Stars today, one day after dropping original host Tom Bergeron after 28 seasons and co-host Erin Andrews.

Banks – a supermodel, actress, businesswoman and TV personality – also will be an executive producer for the 29th season. She has hosted her own daytime talk show, NBC's America's Got Talent, and America's Next Top Model on UPN and CW.  

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A drama from Emmy-winner David E. Kelley (Picket Fences, Big Little Lies, The Practice) and a Kyra Sedgwick comedy will join 19 returning series on ABC's 2020-21 fall TV roster.

The ABC announcement did not include a fall lineup.

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Noon Tuesday Dec. 17 Update: ABC repeats A Charlie Brown Christmas at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 (Channel 9).

Origional post Dec. 5, 2019: Repeating my favorite story about my favorite Christmas TV special from Nov. 30, 2015.

Tonight's A Charlie Brown Christmas remains the best holiday TV special for all the reasons that CBS executives didn’t like it before the 1965 premiere.

The simplicity of the story. The absence of adult voices. Its anti-commercialism message. The terrific jazz sound track by Vince Guaraldi.

And Linus quoting the Bible to tell "the true meaning of Christmas," about the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Anderson Township native Chip Chinery makes a brief appearance on The Conners Tuesday night as a resident of Landford.

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A dozen new primetime TV series – 66% of the 18 new shows – arrive this week as broadcasters cling to the arcane notion of a "premiere week" immediately following the Emmy Awards.

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Here's my annual Fall TV guide, as the season kicks off today with the new Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall and Judge Jerry daytime shows; HGTV's A Very Brady Renovation at 8 p.m.; and a Monday Night Football doubleheader.