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#1 of 55 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted May 13 2002 - 08:47 AM

I'll update as they're announced this week, and provide snarky comments along the way. All times Eastern, all information from www.zap2it.com.

Sunday
07:00 ABC - Wonderful World Of Disney
07:00 CBS - 60 Minutes
07:00 FOX - Futurama
07:00 NBC - Dateline NBC
07:00 tWB - Gilmore Girls: Beginnings (1st season repeats)

07:30 FOX - Oliver Beene

08:00 CBS - Bram And Alice
08:00 FOX - The Simpsons
08:00 NBC - American Dreams
08:00 tWB - Charmed

08:30 CBS - Becker
08:30 FOX - King Of The Hill

09:00 ABC - Alias
09:00 CBS - Sunday Night Movie
09:00 FOX - Malcolm In The Middle
09:00 NBC - Law & Order: Criminal Intent
09:00 tWB - Angel

09:30 FOX - The Grubbs

10:00 ABC - The Practice
10:00 NBC - Boomtown

Monday
08:00 ABC - The Drew Carey Show
08:00 CBS - The King Of Queens
08:00 FOX - Boston Public
08:00 NBC - Fear Factor
08:00 UPN - The Parkers
08:00 tWB - 7th Heaven

08:30 ABC - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
08:30 CBS - Yes, Dear
08:30 UPN - One On One

09:00 ABC - Monday Night Football (fall)
09:00 ABC - Dragnet (January)
09:00 CBS - Everybody Loves Raymond
09:00 FOX - Girls Club
09:00 NBC - Third Watch
09:00 UPN - Girlfriends
09:00 tWB - Everwood

09:30 CBS - Still Standing
09:30 UPN - Half And Half

10:00 ABC - Miracles (January)
10:00 CBS - CSI: Miami
10:00 NBC - Crossing Jordan

Tuesday
08:00 ABC - 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
08:00 CBS - JAG
08:00 FOX - That 70s Show
08:00 NBC - In-Laws
08:00 UPN - Buffy The Vampire Slayer
08:00 tWB - Gilmore Girls

08:30 ABC - According To Jim
08:30 FOX - Grounded For Life
08:30 NBC - Just Shoot Me

09:00 ABC - Life With Bonnie
09:00 CBS - The Guardian
09:00 FOX - 24
09:00 NBC - Frasier
09:00 UPN - Haunted
09:00 tWB - Smallville

09:30 ABC - Less Than Perfect
09:30 NBC - Hidden Hills

10:00 ABC - NYPD Blue
10:00 CBS - Judging Amy
10:00 NBC - Dateline NBC

Wednesday
08:00 ABC - My Wife And Kids
08:00 CBS - 60 Minutes II
08:00 FOX - The Bernie Mac Show
08:00 NBC - Ed
08:00 UPN - Enterprise
08:00 tWB - Dawson's Creek

08:30 ABC - George Lopez
08:30 FOX - Cedric The Entertainer Presents

09:00 ABC - The Bachelor 2
09:00 CBS - The Amazing Race 3
09:00 FOX - Fastlane
09:00 NBC - The West Wing
09:00 UPN - The Twilight Zone
09:00 tWB - Birds Of Prey

10:00 ABC - Meds
10:00 CBS - Presidio Med
10:00 NBC - Law & Order

Thursday
08:00 ABC - Dinotopia
08:00 CBS - Survivor Thailand
08:00 FOX - 30 Seconds To Fame
08:00 NBC - Friends
08:00 UPN - WWE Smackdown!
08:00 tWB - Family Affair

08:30 FOX - Meet The Marks
08:30 NBC - Scrubs
08:30 tWB - Do Over

09:00 ABC - Push, Nevada
09:00 CBS - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
09:00 FOX - Septuplets
09:00 NBC - Will & Grace
09:00 tWB - JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment

09:30 NBC - Good Morning Miami
09:30 tWB - Off Centre

10:00 ABC - Primetime Thursday
10:00 CBS - Without a Trace
10:00 NBC - ER

Friday
08:00 ABC - America's Funniest Home Videos
08:00 CBS - 48 Hours
08:00 FOX - Firefly
08:00 NBC - Providence
08:00 UPN - Movie
08:00 tWB - What I Like About You

08:30 tWB - Sabrina, The Teenage Witch

09:00 ABC - That Was Then
09:00 CBS - Hack
09:00 FOX - John Doe
09:00 NBC - Dateline NBC
09:00 tWB - Reba

09:30 tWB - Greetings From Tucson

10:00 ABC - 20/20
10:00 CBS - RHD/LA
10:00 NBC - Law & Order: SVU

Saturday
08:00 ABC - ABC Saturday Night Movie
08:00 CBS - Touched By An Angel
08:00 FOX - Cops
08:00 NBC - NBC Saturday Night Movie

08:30 FOX - Cops

09:00 CBS - The District
09:00 FOX - America's Most Wanted
10:00 CBS - The Agency
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#2 of 55 OFFLINE   Derek Miner

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Posted May 13 2002 - 02:20 PM

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#3 of 55 OFFLINE   Chuck C

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Posted May 13 2002 - 02:34 PM

looks like scrubs and just shoot me are makin some bold moves ...I hope scrubs doesn't lose heat due to surrounding shows and the history of failed Thurs 8:30pm shows.

#4 of 55 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted May 13 2002 - 03:35 PM

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I hope scrubs doesn't lose heat due to surrounding shows and the history of failed Thurs 8:30pm shows.
The history of failed Thursday 8:30 PM shows is due to the fact that said shows sucked. They've never had a show that could take advantage of "Friends"'s huge lead-in. "Scrubs" is a quality show and I think this is smart of NBC to get it off of Tuesday night where the competition is brutal. They should be able to nurture the show into an unqualified hit in this spot. Then, in 2003, I expect they'll move "Scrubs" into the 8:00 slot to replace "Friends".

On the other hand, this looks like the death knell for "Just Shoot Me", which has always been a marginal ratings performer and is getting tired. I expect it will get slaughtered on Tuesday. I wouldn't be surprised to see it gone by mid-season.

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#5 of 55 OFFLINE   John Thomas

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Posted May 13 2002 - 07:01 PM

I'm a little surprised to hear the news over at ABC. They're dropping Dharma & Greg, Spin City and even Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Though I didn't watch these shows in the past year, so it shouldn't be that big of a shock.

A series spinoff of Dinotopia will start up - the commercials really didn't appeal to me. The Drew Carey Show is being moved to Monday @ 8pm and According To Jim is moving to Tuesday, 8:30pm.

The new season officially starts when, Labor Day weekend?


#6 of 55 OFFLINE   Graeme Clark

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Posted May 13 2002 - 08:43 PM

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The history of failed Thursday 8:30 PM shows is due to the fact that said shows sucked.

And they've also been new shows, never an established show. I'm glad to see NBC is trying something a little different with the thursday lineup this season.

#7 of 55 OFFLINE   brianacook

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Posted May 14 2002 - 01:50 AM

Have the networks, particularly NBC, announced which shows will be broadcast in HD this Fall? Also curious if Monday Night Football will be in HD.

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#8 of 55 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted May 14 2002 - 02:08 AM

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What, you don't want to snark on those of us over at the PAX network? We have an upfront this week, too, y'know (Wednesday).

A variety of comments leapt to mind, but I think I'll settle on this: The folks over at NBC Family are so earnest that I wouldn't dream of being sarcastic toward them.

(I also didn't include HSN, Univision, or Telemundo in the network count)

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Have the networks, particularly NBC, announced which shows will be broadcast in HD this Fall?

I think I saw a story the other day that NBC plans to broadcast their entire schedule in HD starting this fall. (I think it's just "Crossing Jordan" now)

A few other comments on NBC's schedule - "Watching Ellie" has been ordered for midseason, as have a lot of other series. They seem to be in a fairly decent "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mindset, while clearly setting "Scrubs" up as the heir apparent to "Friends" on Thursday. Not a lot of exciting new programs, though - I might watch "Boomtown", but I fear "In-Laws" despite a pretty decent cast. The article had them pretty excited about their development slate, but apparently not enough to lose a "Dateline" or two.
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#9 of 55 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted May 14 2002 - 02:50 AM

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The new season officially starts when, Labor Day weekend?

Not likely. Most shows don't start new episodes until mid- to late-September, with some shows lagging into October or November. This somewhat depends on who has the baseball playoffs. Last year it was FOX, and "Boston Public" didn't start new eps until October 29 and "The X-Files" didn't start until November.

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#10 of 55 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted May 14 2002 - 04:01 AM

Updated with ABC and WB. Sunday at 9pm is looking brutal, especially if Fox puts "24" there (I don't imagine they'll put "Firefly" against "Angel" - why shoot yourself in the foot?)

Anyway, looks like ABC's gonna implode. I actually like the idea of putting "Drew" on Mondays before football, a sort of "guy night" thing. Even without "Millionaire", there's still a lot of filler, which has choked out what were popular shows ("Spin City", "Dharma & Greg"). And, yeah, Zap2It had "NYPD Blue" on twice. I bet the Wednesday one is actually "Primetime" or "20/20".

WB... This could work really well, or get really ugly. Also, could the last black person who is not a superhero sidekick shut the door on the way out (except "Gilmore Girls"'s Michel, of course)?
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#11 of 55 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted May 14 2002 - 04:14 AM

FOX has moved "The X-Files" back to Fridays for the summer. Perhaps trying to get the sci-fi audience acclimated to Fridays again and ready to stay tuned for "Firefly" come fall?
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#12 of 55 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted May 14 2002 - 04:33 AM

What, you mean people weren't watching "Dark Angel"? Posted Image

I can't see them putting "Firefly" on Friday, though - that show's about as pricey as "Dark Angel", and Friday doesn't pull in the audience to pay for it. (And we're already watching "Farscape")

It almost has to go on Sunday or Tuesday. Actually, I think the perfect place would be Thursday at 9, but I don't know as Fox has the guts.
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#13 of 55 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted May 14 2002 - 05:02 AM

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especially if Fox puts "24" there
According to yesterday's New York Times, the networks are all worried about the Sunday 9pm timeslot, as well they should be. On September 15, HBO unveils season 4 of The Sopranos, and that's going to put a big dent in Sunday night viewing for the next 13 weeks. Yes, HBO will rerun Tony and his crew multiple times during the week, but most fans aren't willing to wait (I certainly am not). Alias will get taped for later viewing, and if Fox puts 24 in the same timeslot, I'll catch it on repeats or skip it altogether.

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#14 of 55 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted May 14 2002 - 06:05 AM

When is UPN announcing its fall schedule? There's a program on that network in which I am interested.

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Posted May 14 2002 - 06:37 AM

Remember, Will and Grace was "stuck" in the Tuesday lineup, and broke out of it to settle into the Thursday 9 p.m. slot, but I fear it will totally JTS (Jump the shark) if they do a whole season around Will and Grace bringing a baby into the mix (when "Mad About You" did this, it killed the show).
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#16 of 55 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted May 14 2002 - 06:48 AM

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What, you don't want to snark on those of us over at the PAX network?

Oh please oh please, can't we have more of that studly hipster David Ruprect and Supermarket Sweep? I'll tell you, I just can't get enough of that family friendly humor Posted Image

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#17 of 55 OFFLINE   Chris Lock

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Posted May 14 2002 - 07:01 AM

"Millionaire" isn't cancelled; it's just going back to being a special event instead of on the weekly schedule.

Didn't know "Dinotopia" was going to be a series- was the miniseries any good?

#18 of 55 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted May 14 2002 - 07:04 AM

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When is UPN announcing its fall schedule? There's a program on that network in which I am interested.

Well, they have to see what the other networks passed on, first.

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but I fear it will totally JTS (Jump the shark) if they do a whole season around Will and Grace bringing a baby into the mix (when "Mad About You" did this, it killed the show).

The funny thing is, I think not doing this may have killed "Dharma & Greg". It really was the natural next step for the show, but the writers backed off, probably at least in part because of this conventional wisdom.

I haven't seen "Will & Grace" for a while, but I can't imagine how a pregnancy and/or kid would fit in there, especially if it's not being done out of necessity.
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#19 of 55 OFFLINE   GordonL

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Posted May 14 2002 - 12:02 PM

Whoa, is this right? Sundays at 9pm its potentially gonna be Law & Order: CI, 24, Alias, Angel, The Sopranos? All shows that I watch!!! This is going to require some fancy juggling between my Tivo and ReplayTV. Fortunately, some of these shows get rebroadcast at other times...

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Posted May 14 2002 - 01:17 PM

I am anxiously awaiting the Fox lineup to be announced, since most of my shows are on that net. Apparently they will unveil their schedule on Thursday, May 16th.

I hope 24 isn't on that night!

And here I was, relieved that X-Files was ending to clear up some of that Sunday night logjam. Angel at 9pm is interesting. I guess they are hoping to pick up that X-Files audience.

I am probably going to catch Alias on the ABC Family re-broadcast. I am still mad at them for cancelling Once & Again.


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