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TV renewals: Will they or won’t they? Should they or should they not?

Network TV schedules usually seem really crowded at the end of the school year, with the full-season shows finishing up their runs while the mid-season replacements struggle to conclude their seasons by the end of May sweeps. As such, it’s time for a little clearing of the schedule to get rid of shows that shouldn’t exist anymore and make room for next season’s biggest hits. Here’s my take on 14 shows that premiered in the 2011-2012 season, excluding already-renewed shows like “New Girl,” “Smash” and “2 Broke Girls” and already-canceled shows like “Terra Nova.”

‘Glee’ returns after seven-week hiatus

Here’s what you missed on “Glee”—wait, you haven’t missed much, because “Glee” hasn’t aired a new episode since Feb. 21, 2012. The show took a seven-week hiatus to accommodate the crowding caused in the Fox schedule by trying to air 13-episode seasons of “Alcatraz” and “Touch” in the same time slot over a four-month period.

The power of touch

In studying the healing practices of different cultures, one finds certain commonalities, the most notable of which is the “laying on of hands.” The human touch has long been considered to have healing powers, and the practice of laying on of hands can be seen even in ape families, in which grooming is an intimate […]

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