Fall Preview Clips, Fox Explains ‘Sarah Connor’, David Bowie To (Maybe) Rock On AI, And More

by | May 19, 2009 at 9:56 AM | TV News

New Life: Fox has special previews of two new series – ‘Human Target,’ about a man who protects his clients by assuming their identities – and becoming a target himself….and ‘Past Life,’ a ‘Minority Report’ type crime detectives who solve cold cases using past life regressions.

AI Goes Glam? Rolling Stone is reporting that rock sensation David Bowie and butt-rockers KISS may perform on tonight’s American Idol – the 70′s glam superstar possibly doing a duet with bi-curious hottie Adam Lambert. Jason Mraz has also confirmed his appearance on tonight’s show on his website.

Dumping ‘Terminator’: Why did Fox keep the freshman hit, ‘Dollhouse’ and dump the popular cult hit ‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’? “First, it’s a bet on [creativity], and that’s something that has never changed,” Fox President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly said to reporters yesterday. “And I’m happy to say we’re doing that. You know how inspired Joss Whedon is. It’s a bet on Joss. The DVR numbers are a marker for us, so it is a factor, and we did see an uptick in the ratings from a 1.5 to a 2. That was a pattern for us that we liked, betting on Joss, and I think you’re going to see it grow next season.”

Margulies, Eflman, O’Loughlin To CBS: New CBS shows that were picked up for the fall include Juliannna Margulies’ ‘The Good Wife,’ the medical drama ‘Three Rivers’ starring Alex O’Loughlin, the Jenna Elfman vehicle ‘Accidentally on Purpose,’ and Jerry Bruckheimer’s med drama ‘Miami Trauma’.

Letterman Talks To Embattled GM: Vice chairman of General Motors, Bob Lutz, will bring the lulz as a guest on The Late Show With David Letterman this Wednesday on CBS. The exec will chat about “the current state of the U.S. auto industry and the steps GM is taking to devise greener technologies for new automobiles.” Fun!