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Midseason TV Season In Works

Don't look now, but it's almost 2011 -- and almost time for a brand- new TV season. With January just around the corner, that means the broadcast and cable networks will start premiering their midseason replacement shows, designed to plug leaks in prime-time schedules and replace shows that now reside in TV's vast graveyard.

Some of the new upcoming midseason replacements include: NBC's "Harry's Law" (Jan. 17), another legal show from David E. Kelley ("Ally McBeal," "Boston Legal"), this one stars Kathy Bates as a recently canned lawyer who forms a new law firm that runs out of a shoe store. Fox's latest animated sitcom is "Bob's Burgers" (Jan. 9), which follows Bob, a guy that runs a hamburger joint (the voice of H. Jon Benjamin), while MTV offers "Skins" (Jan. 17), an adaptation of a racy cult British series, follows a group of high school friends.



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