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Jason Seaver

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Jun 30, 1997
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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)

Jason Seaver

Senior HTF Member
Jun 30, 1997
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. :)

Patrick Sun

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Jun 30, 1999
Life on Friday in the 10-spot is ridiculous, to say the least. Just cancel the show and be done with it.


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Sep 9, 2006
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Nikki Fineing
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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Jun 6, 2006
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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.

Jason Seaver

Senior HTF Member
Jun 30, 1997
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.

Walter C

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Jan 17, 2006
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Why, oh why is According to Jim coming back? Just makes the other ABC cancellations more difficult to deal with. :frowning:

My Own Worst Enemy - another new show that will get crushed and cancelled by its real enemy, CSI: Miami


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Jul 23, 2001
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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.


Second Unit
Sep 14, 2005
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.


Jun 22, 2001

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.

Lucia Duran

Sep 30, 2005
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.

Walter C

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Jan 17, 2006
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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.

Kevin Grey

Senior HTF Member
May 20, 2003
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.

Jason Seaver

Senior HTF Member
Jun 30, 1997
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.

Rocky F

Second Unit
Jun 13, 2002

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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