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TCA News Roundup: "Cavemen," 'Cashmere," and More

TCA News Roundup: "Cavemen," 'Cashmere," and More

  • One of the most hotly contested sessions of the TCA press tour came Wednesday afternoon, when the cast and producers of the much joked-about "Cavemen" took the stage. Reporters demanded to know if the show was preying on particular racial stereotypes, whether the show had any female or non-white writers, and whether Geico was involved in creating the show. (The answers: no, yes, and not really, in that order.)
  • Regardless of how "Cashmere Mafia" works as a show, the leading ladies (Lucy Liu, Miranda Otto, Bonnie Somerville and Frances O'Connor) are going to look darn good. Patricia Field, the costume designer from "Sex and the City," will be creating the outfits. Said Liu: "She has an incredible talent for putting together pieces and making them look like art."
  • ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson said he wasn't concerned about the creative turn "Grey's Anatomy" took last season, but he did expect the show would look different in the fall. "There was a lot of really difficult, you know, emotional stuff going on for kind of a multitude of characters," McPherson said. "And I think we're going to get away from some of that just because of the nature of the storytelling that [Shonda Rhimes]'s going to do."
  • "Dancing with the Stars" will be getting a spinoff of sorts, tentatively titled "Dance X," in which the judges will pit teams of dancers against each other.

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