2008 Fall Schedule

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  1. Jason Seaver

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    It's that time of year again - the networks are announcing their plans for the fall. This post will have the schedule as it currently stands, updating through the week as the various networks give out their plans.

    It might wind up being a weird one, this year - NBC did their upfront a couple months ago without pilots, and the fall will probably see a lot of shows from last year "relaunched" after the writer's strike delayed them . And we still don't know what sort of monkey wrench the SAG/AFTRA negotiations/potential strike will throw into things.

    Sunday

    07:00 ABC - America's Funniest Home Videos
    07:00 CBS - 60 Minutes
    07:00 CW - Outsourced
    07:00 FOX - The O.T.
    07:00 NBC - Football Night in America

    08:00 ABC - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
    08:00 CBS - The Amazing Race
    08:00 FOX - The Simpsons
    08:00 NBC - Sunday Night Football

    08:30 FOX - King of the Hill

    09:00 ABC - Desperate Housewives
    09:00 CBS - Cold Case
    09:00 FOX - Family Guy

    09:30 FOX - American Dad

    10:00 ABC - Brothers & Sisters
    10:00 CBS - The Unit

    Monday

    08:00 ABC - Dancing With the Stars
    08:00 CBS - The Big Bang Theory
    08:00 CW - Gossip Girl
    08:00 FOX - Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    08:00 NBC - Chuck

    08:30 CBS - How I Met Your Mother

    09:00 CBS - Two and a Half Men
    09:00 CW - One Tree Hill
    09:00 FOX - Prison Break
    09:00 NBC - Heroes

    09:30 ABC - Samantha Who?
    09:30 CBS - Worst Week

    10:00 ABC - Boston Legal
    10:00 CBS - CSI: Miami
    10:00 NBC - My Own Worst Enemy

    Tuesday

    08:00 ABC - Opportunity Knocks
    08:00 CBS - NCIS
    08:00 CW - 90210
    08:00 FOX - House
    08:00 NBC - The Biggest Loser

    09:00 ABC - Dancing with the Stars Results
    09:00 CBS - The Mentalist
    09:00 CW - Surviving the Filthy Rich
    09:00 FOX - Fringe

    09:30 NBC - Kath & Kim

    10:00 ABC - Eli Stone
    10:00 CBS - Without a Trace
    10:00 NBC - Law Order: SVU

    Wednesday

    08:00 ABC - Pushing Daisies
    08:00 CBS - The New Adventures of Old Christine
    08:00 CW - America's Next Top Model
    08:00 FOX - Bones
    08:00 NBC - Knight Rider

    08:30 CBS - Project Gary

    09:00 ABC - Private Practice
    09:00 CBS - Criminal Minds
    09:00 CW - Stylista
    09:00 FOX - Til Death
    09:00 NBC - Deal or No Deal

    09:30 FOX - Do Not Disturb

    10:00 ABC - Dirty Sexy Money
    10:00 CBS - CSI: New York
    10:00 NBC - Lipstick Jungle

    Thursday

    08:00 ABC - Ugly Betty
    08:00 CBS - Survivor
    08:00 CW - Smallville
    08:00 FOX - The Moment of Truth
    08:00 NBC - My Name is Earl

    08:30 NBC - 30 Rock

    09:00 ABC - Grey's Anatomy
    09:00 CBS - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    09:00 CW - Supernatural
    09:00 FOX - Kitchen Nightmares
    09:00 NBC - The Office

    09:30 NBC - The Office/SNL Specials

    10:00 ABC - Life on Mars
    10:00 CBS - Eleventh Hour
    10:00 NBC - ER

    Friday

    08:00 ABC - Wife Swap
    08:00 CBS - Ghost Whisperer
    08:00 CW - Everybody Hates Chris
    08:00 FOX - Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
    08:00 NBC - Crusoe

    08:30 CW - The Game

    09:00 ABC - Supernanny
    09:00 CBS - The Ex List
    09:00 CW - Americas Next Top Model reruns
    09:00 FOX - Don't Forget The Lyrics!
    09:00 NBC - Deal or No Deal

    10:00 ABC - 20/20
    10:00 CBS - Numbers
    10:00 NBC - Life

    Saturday

    08:00 ABC - College Football
    08:00 CBS - Crime reruns
    08:00 FOX - Cops
    08:00 NBC - Dateline

    08:30 FOX - Cops reruns

    09:00 CBS - More crime reruns
    09:00 FOX - America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back
    09:00 NBC - Knight Rider reruns

    10:00 CBS - 48 Hours Mysteries
    10:00 NBC - L&O:SVU reruns

    The Bench

    ABC - According to Jim
    ABC - The Bachelor
    ABC - The Goode Family
    ABC - Lost
    ABC - Primetime: What Would You Do?
    ABC - Scrubs
    ABC - Untitled Kutcher/Banks beauty pageant thing

    CBS - Harper's Island
    CBS - Rules of Engagement

    CW - Reaper

    FOX - American Idol (Tuesday 8pm, Wednesday 9pm)
    FOX - The Cleveland Show (Sunday 9:30pm)
    FOX - Dollhouse (Monday 8pm)
    FOX - Hell's Kitchen (Thursday 8pm)
    FOX - Secret Millionaire
    FOX - Sit Down, Shut Up (Sunday 8:30pm)
    FOX - 24 (Monday 9pm)

    NBC - Celebrity Apprentice (Thursday 10pm)
    NBC - Friday Night Lights (Friday 9pm, "Deal or No Deal" to 8pm)
    NBC - Kings (Sunday 10pm)
    NBC - Law & Order (Wednesday 10pm)
    NBC - The Listener
    NBC - Medium (Sunday 9pm)
    NBC - Merlin (Sunday 8pm)
    NBC - The Office Spinoff (Thursday 9:30pm)
    NBC - The Philantropist (Monday 10pm)
     
  2. Jason Seaver

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    So, how far is Deal or no Deal from a Who Wants to be a Millionaire? style implosion? Anyway, I kind of think what NBC is doing this year is crazy - no pilots (some of these shows haven't even been cast yet), three shows adapting famous stories with various degrees of modernization (Crusoe, Merlin, Kings), and who knows whether Friday Night Lights running on DirectTV will kill any interest in the NBC airings a few months later.

    Anyway, I'm sure the Life fans will soon be looking their gift horse in the mouth. [​IMG]
     
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    Life on Friday in the 10-spot is ridiculous, to say the least. Just cancel the show and be done with it.
     
  4. Jason Seaver

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    Wow, one post.

    Repeat after me "every show needs an hour, every hour needs a show..."
     
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    I like Life am glad its coming back. I hope Moonlight returns heard its fate is still in limbo. It won an Emmy for best new drama so really hope it comes back.
     
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    As far as I know, there is no Emmy award for "best new drama", and Moonlight's first eligibility for any Emmy award isn't until the Emmy Awards ceremony on September 21, 2008.
     
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    ABC is up. Looks a lot like this year, with a little shuffling in the 10pm hours. I'm bummed that Women's Murder Club is done, and just absolutely mystified that According to Jim still has life.
     
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    Happy to see Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies are still around.
     
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    Why, oh why is According to Jim coming back? Just makes the other ABC cancellations more difficult to deal with. [​IMG]

    My Own Worst Enemy - another new show that will get crushed and cancelled by its real enemy, CSI: Miami
     
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    Wow. You and me both. That's a shame about Women's Murder Club. My wife and I both enjoy watching it.
     
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    Huh. So William Shatner gave out incorrect information on "Good Morning, America" this morning? He announced that "Boston Legal" did get picked up for next season, but said it would be in its current Wednesday night slot.

    Glad to see "Pushing Daisies" and "Chuck" officially on the schedule. Add me to the list of those puzzled by the longevity of "According to Jim." And so far it looks like Tuesday nights, which used to require flowcharts to juggle all the programs I was watching, may become the night I catch up on some reading.

    Thanks, Jason, for compiling this. I've been really wondering what the upfronts were going to look like this year, with pilot season effectively dead.
     
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    I know, you think they would have the common sense to find places for their low-rated and passionate fan followings which includes "October Road" (a series I absolutely loved) and "Men in Trees" (although I never watched it).

    What's really frustrating about "October Road's" cancellation is ABC gave its second season a bad timeslot/lead-in, lousy promotion, and a long hiatus from the end of Season 1 to Season 2. It was a waiting game to see when it was going to start up again. I'm surprised anyone was able to find the damn show. Thankfully, there's some kind of a resolution in the works.

    The good news, and I don't mean to jump ahead to CBS, is that "The Unit" might be coming back for a 13-episode fourth season.
     
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    Knight Rider coming back ehh? Sweet.
     
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    Honestly, most of the shows that I was excited about returning, I've sort of lost my enthusiam for. Heroes is one of them. I guess it just lost it's momentum for me.

    I still am excited about Pushing Daisies, The Biggest Loser and of course in 4 months I will be sitting there watching Survivor 17.

    I don't know, I guess I am just not as excited about television this year as I thought I would be.
     
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    I agree. The writers strike really hosed this last season up.
     
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    Boston Legal is only doing 13 episodes for its final season.
     
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    I felt the same way when most of the shows returned from the strike. I recorded a bunch of episodes of shows, but still have not gotten around to watching.

    And I don't think it's because of the strike, because it's the same with TV shows on DVD as well. I have some rentals sitting around, which I still have not watched yet.

    I guess it's just one of those times when my TV interest level has hit a low point.
     
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    I seem to remember reading somewhere that "According to Jim" is quite lucrative for ABC in syndication which is why they keep bringing it back.
     
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    That doesn't seem to make sense on the face of it - once they've got enough for strip-syndication, having more episodes probably doesn't help that much. Maybe keeping it a "current" series makes it more desirable for the stations.

    Still, next year will be the show's eighth. I just figure that sort of fairly generic comedy would be like the African-American-oriented comedies on UPN/CW - let them run four or five years, then slip a new one into its slot rather than give people raises.
     
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    Actually, Kevin's right, for the production studio at least, the syndication dollars for both According to Jim and Scrubs are as important or more than the first run. That was why ABC was willing to save Scrubs, even if it's just one more season, those 18 additional episodes will pay off in the long run due to syndication.
     

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