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#1 of 119 Jason Seaver

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Posted May 16 2005 - 02:22 AM

Here it is, the annual thread where we look at the (announced) plans of the networks; I'll be updating it as the networks announce their schedules this week:

Sunday

07:00 (ABC) - America's Funniest Home Videos
07:00 (CBS) - 60 Minutes
07:00 (FOX) - Animated reruns
07:00 (NBC) - Dateline NBC
07:00 (tWB) - Reba reruns

07:30 (FOX) - King of the Hill
07:30 (tWB) - Reba reruns

08:00 (ABC) - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
08:00 (CBS) - Cold Case
08:00 (FOX) - The Simpsons
08:00 (NBC) - The West Wing
08:00 (tWB) - Charmed

08:30 (FOX) - The War at Home

09:00 (ABC) - Desperate Housewives
09:00 (CBS) - CBS Sunday Movie
09:00 (FOX) - Family Guy
09:00 (NBC) - Law & Order: Criminal Intent
09:00 (tWB) - Blue Collar Comedy Hour

09:30 (FOX) - American Dad

10:00 (ABC) - Grey's Anatomy
10:00 (NBC) - Crossing Jordan

Monday

08:00 (ABC) - Wife Swap
08:00 (CBS) - The King of Queens
08:00 (FOX) - Arrested Development
08:00 (NBC) - Fathom
08:00 (UPN) - One on One
08:00 (tWB) - Seventh Heaven

08:30 (CBS) - How I Met Your Mother
08:30 (FOX) - Kitchen Confidential
08:30 (UPN) - All of Us

09:00 (ABC) - Monday Night Football
09:00 (CBS) - Two and a Half Men
09:00 (FOX) - Prison Break
09:00 (NBC) - Las Vegas
09:00 (UPN) - Girlfriends
09:00 (tWB) - Barely Legal

09:30 (CBS) - Out of Practice
09:30 (UPN) - Half & Half

10:00 (CBS) - CSI: Miami
10:00 (NBC) - Medium

Tuesday

08:00 (ABC) - According to Jim
08:00 (CBS) - NCIS
08:00 (FOX) - Bones
08:00 (NBC) - The Biggest Loser
08:00 (UPN) - Sex, Lies, and Secrets
08:00 (tWB) - Gilmore Girls

08:30 (ABC) - Rodney

09:00 (ABC) - Commander In Chief
09:00 (CBS) - The Amazing Race
09:00 (FOX) - House
09:00 (NBC) - My Name Is Earl
09:00 (UPN) - America's Next Top Model reruns
09:00 (tWB) - Supernatural

09:30 (NBC) - The Office

10:00 (ABC) - Boston Legal
10:00 (CBS) - Close to Home
10:00 (NBC) - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Wednesday

08:00 (ABC) - George Lopez
08:00 (CBS) - Still Standing
08:00 (FOX) - That 70s Show
08:00 (NBC) - The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
08:00 (UPN) - America's Next Top Model
08:00 (tWB) - One Tree Hill

08:30 (ABC) - Freddie
08:30 (CBS) - Yes, Dear
08:30 (FOX) - Stacked

09:00 (ABC) - Lost
09:00 (CBS) - Criminal Minds
09:00 (FOX) - Head Cases
09:00 (NBC) - E-Ring
09:00 (UPN) - Veronica Mars
09:00 (tWB) - Related

10:00 (ABC) - Invasion
10:00 (CBS) - CSI: New York
10:00 (NBC) - Law & Order

Thursday

08:00 (ABC) - Alias
08:00 (CBS) - Survivor
08:00 (FOX) - The O.C.
08:00 (NBC) - Joey
08:00 (UPN) - Everybody Hates Chris
08:00 (tWB) - Smallville

08:30 (NBC) - Will & Grace
08:30 (UPN) - Eve

09:00 (ABC) - The Night Stalker
09:00 (CBS) - CSI: Crime Scene Investigations
09:00 (FOX) - Reunion
09:00 (NBC) - The Apprentice
09:00 (UPN) - Cuts
09:00 (tWB) - Everwood

09:30 (UPN) - Love, Inc.

10:00 (ABC) - Primetime Live
10:00 (CBS) - Without a Trace
10:00 (NBC) - ER

Friday

08:00 (ABC) - Supernanny
08:00 (CBS) - Ghost Whisperer
08:00 (FOX) - The Bernie Mac Show
08:00 (NBC) - Three Wishes
08:00 (UPN) - WWE Smackdown!
08:00 (tWB) - What I Like About You

08:30 (FOX) - Malcolm in the Middle
08:30 (tWB) - Twins

09:00 (ABC) - Hope & Faith
09:00 (CBS) - Threshold
09:00 (FOX) - The Gate
09:00 (NBC) - Dateline NBC
09:00 (tWB) - Reba

09:30 (ABC) - Hot Properties
09:30 (tWB) - Living With Fran

10:00 (ABC) - 20/20
10:00 (CBS) - Numbers
10:00 (NBC) - Inconceivable

Saturday

08:00 (ABC) - ABC Movie of the Week/Wonderful World of Disney
08:00 (CBS) - "Crimetime Saturday"
08:00 (FOX) - Cops
08:00 (NBC) - NBC Saturday Night Movie

08:30 (FOX) - Cops

09:00 (CBS) - "Crimetime Saturday"
09:00 (FOX) - America's Most Wanted

10:00 (CBS) - 48 Hours Mysteries

The Bench

(ABC) The Bachelor (Monday 8pm)
(ABC) Crumbs
(ABC) Emily's Reasons Why Not (Monday 9pm)
(ABC) The Evidence
(ABC) In Justice
(ABC) Jake In Progress (Monday 9:30pm)
(ABC) Less Than Perfect
(ABC) The Miracle Workers
(ABC) Sons & Daughters
(ABC) What About Brian? (Monday 10pm)

(CBS) Everything I Know About Men
(CBS) The Unit

(FOX) American Idol (Tuesday 10pm, Wednesday 9pm - Bones to Tuesday 9pm, House to Monday 8pm)
(FOX) Free Birds
(FOX) The Loop (Wednesday 9:30pm)
(FOX) Nanny 911
(FOX) Trading Spouses
(FOX) 24 (Monday 9pm)

(NBC) Fear Factor
(NBC) Four Kings
(NBC) Scrubs
(NBC) Thick & Thin

(UPN) South Beach

(tWB) The Bedford Diaries
(tWB) Misconceptions
(tWB) Modern Men
(tWB) Pepper Dennis

The Stats
ABC: 36% drama, 18% unscripted, 14% comedy, 14% movie, 9% sports, 9% news; 18% new shows
CBS: 59% drama, 14% comedy, 9% unscripted, 9% news, 9% movie; 23% new shows; 14% franchise (CSI)
FOX (fall): 47% drama, 40% comedy, 13% unscripted; 47% new shows
FOX (winter): 40% drama, 30% comedy, 23% unscripted; 27% new shows; 10% franchise (American Idol)
NBC: 50% drama, 18% unscripted, 14% movie, 9% comedy, 9% news; 25% new shows; 32% franchise (Law & Order, The Apprentice, Dateline)
UPN: 40% comedy, 20% drama, 20% unscripted, 20% Smackdown!; 20% new shows; 20% franchise (WWE)
WB: 73% drama, 27% comedy; 27% new shows

("new" = not aired in a previous season; "franchise" = more than one related show on during the week)
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#2 of 119 Jason Seaver

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Posted May 16 2005 - 02:33 AM

Kind of a daring schedule from NBC. Well, for NBC, the most conservative of the networks.

I didn't think The Office did well enough to merit a second year, I expect long and loud complaints from Scrubs fans (but there's not as many of them as you'd think from the praise that show gets). Also, that's a lot of The Apprentice, and Fear Factor has been a reliable performer; its benching is surprising.

Remember when NBC programmed a lot of comedy? Now it's down to two hours, and honestly, none of it looks very good. Also, I'm going to bet that about half of Fathom's 13-episode order wind up first-run on the Sci-Fi channel.

(NBC fall schedule press release found at The Futon Critic)
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#3 of 119 Brad Porter

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Posted May 16 2005 - 03:03 AM

Moving The West Wing to Sunday nights really sucks. Why does every network have to overprogram Sunday? If HBO didn't replay their original programming later in the week I'd be devastated. Was the Sunday Night Football thing supposed to start in 2006?

So I guess Law and Order: Trial by Jury is the first spin-off series from that franchise to official die?

Frankly, at this point I could stop watching NBC entirely and not even notice. I really think they're gambling heavily that people will tune in for a Martha Stewart reality show.

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#4 of 119 Patrick Sun

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Posted May 16 2005 - 03:09 AM

Can't believe Scrubs is benched.

These are likely casualties (not sure if they have been officially canned, but most likely):

Jack & Bobby (I guess that last episode tied up most of the loose ends in case it wasn't coming back, nice of them to do so, unlike Fox AKA limbo-land)

Summerland - ended with little resolved. Oh well.

Here's the list of cancelled shows from list from The Futon Critic (re-formated by major network, left off cable shows):

ABC:
The Benefactor
Life As We Know It
NYPD Blue

CBS:
Center of the Universe
Clubhouse
dr. vegas
Everybody Loves Raymond - quit while they were ahead
J.A.G. - Elliott left for ABC
The Will

Fox:
The Complex: Malibu
Jonny Zero
My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance - lightning not striking twice
The Next Great Champ - TKO'd
North Shore - ended without resolving much.
Point Pleasant - ditto
Tru Calling - cancelled it 2 times now...
Who's Your Daddy? - who cares?

NBC:
American Dreams - horrible ending
Committed - I liked this zany show
The Contender - not a bad show
Father of the Pride
Hawaii
Last Comic Standing - the laugh was on the audience
Law & Order: Trial by Jury - What? how did that happen?
LAX
Medical Investigation - at least got a full season of play.
Most Outrageous TV Moments
Revelations - self-explanatory
Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search - hmm...
Third Watch

The WB:
Big Man on Campus
Drew Carey's Green Screen
Grounded for Life
High School Reunion - maybe they'll do a reunion show of this show in 10 years
The Mountain - ended very neatly

UPN:
Star Trek: Enterprise - RIP
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#5 of 119 Jason Seaver

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Posted May 16 2005 - 03:17 AM

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Why does every network have to overprogram Sunday?
It's the night with the most people watching TV, so capturing 15% of the audience that night is better than capturing 15% of the audience any other night (except maybe Thursday, which advertisers like because it's just before the weekend, when people spend money).

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Can't believe Scrubs is benched.
Truthfully, I can't believe it's lasted this long. I think it's highly overrated, and it really had the crap kicked out of it by House and The Amazing Race this year. I wonder if this is a show that doesn't re-run well, so NBC is planning for a continuous run a la 24 and Alias.
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Posted May 16 2005 - 04:49 AM

I'm happy to see The Office returning. It is no where near as good as the BBC's version but is still better than most U.S. comedies. I'm surpised to see it on the schedule while Scrubs is on the bench. I wonder if Scrubs is intended to be its replacement after another short season.

I'm surprised to see West Wing on Sundays. I thought it ended the season with pretty good buzz and that seems like a bold move, given that WW has consistently on Wednesdays for some time now.

None of the new series, including Martha's Apprentice are all that appealing. I think that the Donald should really be given a rest by now and come back in January instead. Give us time to miss it.

#7 of 119 Marc Bax

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Posted May 16 2005 - 06:05 AM

Also happy to see The Office return and very interested in the new lead in for it (My Name Is Earl). The cast sounds fantastic. Here's a description I found.


"MY NAME IS EARL" is an innovative, irreverent, single-camera comedy.

Earl (Jason Lee, "Almost Famous," "Chasing Amy") has taken one too many wrong turns on the highway of life. A bully and a low-rent crook, Earl wins a lottery and after an epiphany, he is determined to turn his good fortune into a life-changing event as he sets out to right all the wrongs from his past. Despite his seemingly limited intelligence, he is oddly effective -- and ultimately, the comedy series, like Earl himself, has a voice and style all its own. Written and executive-produced by Greg Garcia ("Yes, Dear"), "Earl" also stars Jamie Pressly ("Not Another Teen Movie") as Earl's wife Joy, Ethan Suplee ("Cold Mountain") as his hapless brother, and Nadine Velazquez ("The Bold and the Beautiful") as a hotel maid whom the brothers befriend. "My Name Is Earl" is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television."

#8 of 119 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted May 16 2005 - 06:31 AM

Here's some more TV news from TV guide.com

UPFRONT WEEK IS HERE...: And that can only mean one thing: fall schedule announcements! (And free booze!) Fox doesn't reveal its lineup until Thursday, but word is already leaking that the network has gone and renewed Arrested Development for a third season! Hooray! The network is also expected to bring back the troubled Bernie Mac Show and the new Pamela Anderson comedy Stacked. And it looks like audiences have officially stopped responding to Quintuplets: The Andy Richter comedy is not expected to return in the fall. Ditto for Life on a Stick. ABC, meanwhile, has issued surprise renewals to "bubble" shows Less Than Perfect, Jake in Progress, Rodney, George Lopez, Hope & Faith and — if you can believe it — The Bachelor. Gone are 8 Simple Rules... and My Wife and Kids.

MORE UPFRONTS...: NBC announced its fall schedule today, and it includes three new dramas, one new comedy, two new reality series and a new Sunday-8 pm time slot for The West Wing. The new shows include the Pentagon-set drama E-Ring, starring Benjamin Bratt, a Lost-type series about mysterious deep-sea creatures titled Fathom, the fertility clinic drama Inconceivable and My Name is Earl, a comedy starring Jason Lee as a young man looking to put his life on track. Elsewhere, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart will air Wednesdays at 8 pm, while the Donald's version will remain on Thursday at 9 pm. Among "bubble" shows, The Office will return, but Revelations, The Contender, Committed, American Dreams (sigh... ), Medical Investigation and Law & Order: Trial by Jury are goners.

Finally, in a head-scratcher of a move, the already-renewed Scrubs failed to land a spot on the Peacock's sked, although NBC assures us that "it'll return to the schedule at some point next season." Not. Good. Enough, NBC. For a look at NBC's lineup, click here.

Curious that Alfre Woodard is named in the show below and Despearte Housewives.

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#9 of 119 Valerie G.

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Posted May 16 2005 - 07:18 AM

Kind of dissapointing that American Dreams is 'officially' gone, even though I was completely expecting it.

NBC doesn't really have anything left for me, especially with Fear Factor on 'The Bench'. Hmmmmm....

Well, now I'm just waiting for the CBS announcements. It seems that is always 'the big one' in my book. It never fails, every year they always ditch a couple of the shows I watch. I hope it doesn't happen that way this year, but I fear for Joan of Arcadia and Judging Amy. Especially Joan, I really want to see that come back.

#10 of 119 Jason Seaver

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Posted May 16 2005 - 07:33 AM

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Curious that Alfre Woodard is named in the show below and Despearte Housewives.
I saw another run-down where Woodard was listed as a guest star in the pilot for Inceivable
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#11 of 119 Patrick Sun

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Posted May 16 2005 - 08:03 AM

I think there is only one show I'll watch "live" in HDTV on NBC, and that's ER (because Without a Trace has disappointed me this season).

Other NBC I'll tape/record/timeshift:

Crossing Jordan
Fathom (I'll check it out, but it better be good from the get-go)
Las Vegas - not on the high priority list, though
Medium
The Office
My Name is Earl (theme song suggestion: "Goodbye, Earl")
Joey
Will & Grace

I think I'm finally done with The Apprentice (unless they cast some gorgeous hotties on it this time around).
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Posted May 16 2005 - 08:15 AM

I too am worried about Joan of Arcadia's chances, especially when the actor playing new character they introduced near the end is being advertised in the new Fox show Prison Break with the guy from "John Doe".

Can't wait to see how the rest of this week pans out.
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Posted May 16 2005 - 09:53 AM

ON NBC I'll still watch Joey and I'll check out My Name is Earl as I am a Jason Lee fan.

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Posted May 16 2005 - 10:14 AM

I'm gonna miss watching the West Wing on wednesdays, but at least that'll be a less congested night for me and Sunday will be a full 3 hours.

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Posted May 16 2005 - 01:34 PM

Crap, I'll miss "Trial by Jury" which I enjoyed..
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Posted May 16 2005 - 01:57 PM

Disappointed about Scrubs for sure. However, it's very likely to replace the usual dud. I'll give The Office another chance, but it hardly compares to the original. Don't really agree with the Saturday movie idea either, but I wouldn't be watching their Sat programming anyways. They just set The West Wing to take a major fall and may have further screwed Arrested Development's hopes. As others have said, there's just too much on Sun night.

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Posted May 16 2005 - 02:10 PM

NBC's fall schedule as presented in Haiku:

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Posted May 16 2005 - 02:45 PM

I've already ditched NBC - there's just nothing there for me anymore.

Curious to see if CBS renews Still Standing - a really dumb show that makes me laugh.

Congratulations to all you Arrested Development fans, of which there are plenty around here.

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Posted May 16 2005 - 06:20 PM

I think Scrubs will likely come back mid-season, probably in January-February 2006 time frame.
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Posted May 16 2005 - 11:24 PM

No worries, Scrubs is 100% coming back. I saw an interview with some of the NBC big wigs last night and they said the reason Scrubs is being delayed is because 1 or 2 of the stars asked for some extra time off so they could film some movies this summer.





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