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Rod Serling's first Cincinnati TV drama, "The Keeper of the Chair," aired on WKRC-TV's "The Storm" drama series 65 years ago, on July 10, 1951.

CBS' "Supergirl"  joins "The Flash" and "DC Legends of Tomorrow" super heroes this fall on the CW, which today was the fourth and final TV network to announce its new season.

"Supergirl," starring Melissa Benoist,  returns to 8 p.m. Monday – where it premiered last fall on CBS-- on the CW network owned jointly by CBS and Warner Bros. 

The CW will add two new dramas, and hold four returning series for midseason.

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After great buzz a year ago, "Supergirl" was sent to the CW by CBS Tuesday and replaced with a new high testosterone lineup featuring Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Weatherly, Dermot Mulroney, a "MacGyver" remake and a drama inspired by "Dr. Phil."

Here's a look at CBS' 6 new fall shows, three dramas and three comedies:

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This I know for sure: I love jazz, and I loved "Miles Ahead."

I don't know if jazz icon Miles Davis really robbed a CBS executive at gunpoint, as depicted in Don Cheadle's movie opening Friday April 15 at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton.

I don't know if Davis (portrayed by Cheadle) and a "Rolling Stone" writer (Ewan McGregor) fired gunshots in a car chase trying to recover a recording tape stolen from Davis's New York City home in 1979.

I do know Davis wanted to keep the recording private. Cheadle, who co-wrote the screenplay, told me that before he started filming here in summer 2014.

The script was once called "Kill The Trumpet Player." I don't know how historically accurate the screenplay is about Davis, a major figure in the bebop, cool jazz and jazz fusion movements who died in 1991 at age 65.

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Most knew him as handyman Dwayne Schneider on “One Day At A Time,” but I first knew comedian/actor Pat Harrington Jr. as Guido Panzini from the old "Steve Allen Show."

Harrington died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 86, says USA Today.

His best and longest role was “Schneider” on Norman Lear's “One Day At A Time” (1975-84) which earned him an Emmy Award and Golden Globe as best supporting actor.  He was such a favorite that Harrington’s “Schneider” was nominated as a best “Nosiest Neighbor” in the 2003 TV Land Awards.

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For the second time this month, a Bengals AFC North rivalry game will air on Fox instead of CBS, which normally carries AFC games.

The Bengals will play their final regular season game hosting Baltimore at 1 p.m. Sunday on WXIX-TV (Channel 19), not on WKRC-TV. The NFL "flexed" the Bengals to Fox.

CBS’ 1 p.m. games include these games with playoff implications: 

Unlike most years, the Bengals’ AFC North rivalry game with the Cleveland Browns Sunday won’t air on CBS affiliate WKRC-TV, “Your Bengals Station.”

The NFL moved the game to Fox from CBS, which broadcasts most AFC games. So Fox affiliate WXIX-TV (Channel 19) will air the Bengals for a second straight Sunday, and be able to promote its Dec. 12 telecast of the Crosstown Shootout.

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Ol’ Blue Eyes is back. TV and radio salute singer Frank Sinatra – who was born 100 years ago this month – with great old concerts, his movies, a new Grammy tribute,  and a telecast of a rare 1957 Christmas show with Bing Crosby.

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) devotes Wednesdays in December to Sinatra, the voice of the World War II generation who died in 1998 at 82. 

And WVXU-FM, WMUB-FM and wvxu.org will air  “Sinatra - A Voice in Time” at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, on his birthday. 

The opening act:  “Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music,” his first TV concert (1965) at the peak of his career, at 8 p.m. Wednesday on TCM. Sinatra sings all his hits while accompanied by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” remains the best holiday TV special for all the reasons that CBS executives didn’t like 50 years ago.

The simplicity of the story. The absence of adult voices. Its anti-commercialism message. The terrific jazz sound track by Vince Guaraldi. Linus quoting the Bible. 

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the iconic Christmas cartoon, which airs for the 50th year tonight (9 p.m., Channel 9) following ABC’s musical salute called “It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown (8 p.m.). I’ll be talking about Christmas TV specials on “Cincinnati Edition” at 1 p.m. today on 91.7 WVXU-FM.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich brings his presidential campaign to CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Friday.

Kasich follows Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to Colbert’s two month old CBS show (11:35 p.m., Channel 12).

Also scheduled as Friday guests are Whoopi Goldberg and Irish songwriter Glen Hansard.

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