The new season: ABC stays safe

For a little spurt there, ABC was he most ambitious spot on TV. It went from "Lost" to "FlashForward" to "V"; it experimented with "Ugly Betty" and tried fresh comedies. It was funĀ  while it lasted.

The ABC fall line-up, announced today, plays it a bit safer. Here's the story I sent to papers:

The TV trip: The best

I'm back in the rhythm of real life now, after two overcrowded weeks of interviews in Los Angeles.

The blogs slowed down during those weeks -- blame technical troubles and the "So You Think You CanĀ  Dance" finals for some of that -- but now I'll try offer bits from the TV trip. Let's start at the top: On the final day, I saw the best new show of this fall's season.