or


[08/15/08 - 08:40 AM]
MyNetworkTV Sets Fall Premieres, Midseason Plans
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- MyNetworkTV will launch the bulk of its fall schedule in October, the netlet confirmed to the site this week.

Said launch is timed with the network premiere of "WWE Friday Night Smackdown" on October 3. The network is undoubtedly hoping "Smackdown" will continue MyNetworkTV's record growth in the key adults 18-49 demographic from last season (+33%) - more than FOX (+5%), NBC (-10%), ABC (-18%), CBS (-20%) or The CW (-23%).

Here's a complete breakdown of each night's rollout:

Mondays (starting October 6)
8:00/7:00c - "Celebrity Expose"
9:00/8:00c - "Magic's Biggest Secrets Revealed" (New Series)

Tuesdays (starting September 9)
8:00/7:00c - "Street Patrol"
8:30/7:30c - "Street Patrol"
9:00/8:00c - "Jail"
9:30/8:30c - "Jail"

Wednesdays (starting October 8)
8:00/7:00c - "Funniest Moments" (New Series)
9:00/8:00c - "The Tony Rock Project" (New Series)
9:30/8:30c - "Under One Roof"

Thursdays
8:00/7:00c - "My Thursday Night Movie" (titles include Men in Black II, Batman Returns, Transporter 2, Entrapment, Predator, Passenger 57, Conspiracy, Alien 3, Just Cause, The Siege, Courage Under Fire, Lethal Weapon, and Walking Tall)

Fridays (starting October 3)
8:00/7:00c - "WWE Friday Night SmackDown"*

Saturdays
8:00/7:00c - "My Saturday Night Movie" (titles include Napoleon Dynamite, Dr. Dolittle, Fat Albert, The Banger Sisters, Raising Arizona, Edward Scissorhands, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Driving Miss Daisy, Moonstruck, National Lampoon's Vacation, Jewel of the Nile, Big Trouble, The Beach, Grumpier Old Men, Hot Shots!, Picture Perfect, and Garfield)

* A one-hour special devoted to "Wrestlemania XXIV" will actually kick off the WWE franchise on Thursday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

Also on tap:

-- Returning specials include "2008 World Magic Awards," "2008 World Music Awards," "2008 Hero Awards" and "Harlem Globetrotters - A New Generation"

-- "Shaken, Not Stirred," a series of specials devoted to celebrity roasts, including those of Bobby Brown, Rev. Al Sharpton, Ice T and Pamela Anderson. Installments will be taped at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas with D.L. Hughley, Paul Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and John Salley among those offering verbal barbs. Latham Entertainment ("The Original Kings of Comedy") is producing.

-- In the works for midseason: a variety sketch comedy from actor/comedian Eddie Griffin; new episodes of "Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic"; a produced for MyNetworkTV version of the syndicated entry "Comics Unleashed" and "Dead Man Running," a scripted drama starring Michael Madsen from the producers of "The Shield."





  [august 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· CELEBRITY EXPOSE (MYNETWORKTV)
· COMICS UNLEASHED (SYNDICATION)
· DEAD MAN RUNNING (MYNETWORKTV)
· JAIL (SPIKE TV)
· MAGIC'S BIGGEST SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED (MYNETWORKTV)
· STREET PATROL (MYNETWORKTV)
· TONY ROCK PROJECT, THE (MYNETWORKTV)
· UNDER ONE ROOF (MYNETWORKTV)
· UNTITLED EDDIE GRIFFIN PROJECT (MYNETWORKTV)
· WORLD'S FUNNIEST MOMENTS (MYNETWORKTV)
· WWE SMACKDOWN (USA)





[02/23/18 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 23
Updates include: Roselyn Sanchez checks into ABC's "Grand Hotel"; Sarah Jeffery latest cast in The CW's "Charmed" reboot; and John Larroquette signs onto ABC's "Three Rivers."

[02/23/18 - 04:40 PM]
Video: First-Look of John Legend Rehearsing from "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"
The production will air live Easter Sunday, April 1 at 8 pm ET/PT in front of a large audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

[02/23/18 - 02:01 PM]
NBC Tops Other Broadcast Networks Combined in Primetime for 32nd Consecutive Olympic Night
NBC further spins the numbers for Thursday, February 22.

[02/23/18 - 01:52 PM]
18.1 Million Viewers Watch Daytona 500 on FOX
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 18.

[02/23/18 - 01:01 PM]
Video: Syfy's "The Expanse" Reveals Season 3 Premiere Date and Trailer
Picking up immediately following the emotional and suspenseful second season finale, the 13-episode third season finds Earth, Mars and The Belt at war, with each competing entity vying for control.

[02/23/18 - 11:08 AM]
"Paterno" Debuts Saturday, April 7 on HBO
Starring Al Pacino in the title role, the drama centers on Penn State's Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

[02/23/18 - 10:18 AM]
Starz Original Series "Vida" Showrunner and Executive Producer Tanya Saracho Inks Exclusive Multi-Year Deal with Starz
Under the pact, Saracho will develop new projects for the network and continue as showrunner and executive producer on "Vida."

[02/23/18 - 10:05 AM]
Paramount Network's "Bar Rescue" Returns for Season Six on Sunday, March 11
"Bar Rescue" returns with all new episodes featuring bar owners across the US looking for one more chance at success.

[02/23/18 - 10:00 AM]
Netflix and Constantin Film Announce the Start of Production of "Polar"
Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick and Matt Lucas star in the film.

[02/23/18 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of "Everything Sucks!"
The footage was shot entirely on handheld video cameras by the cast during production.

[02/23/18 - 08:31 AM]
Disney Channel Greenlights "Amphibia" and "The Owl House"
The network has also ordered a season four pickup for Disney TVA's Annie Award-nominated "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" from creator Daron Nefcy.

[02/23/18 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with Winter Olympics
The Peacock continues its streak among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/23/18 - 08:24 AM]
Maxine Peake & Brian Gleeson Join Desiree Akhavan in "The Bisexual"
The six-part series will be made available via Hulu in the United States.

[02/23/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Netflix Unleashes the "Queer Eye" Fab Five on One of Their Own!
The Fab 5 from "Queer Eye" took Netflix's Los Angeles headquarters by storm, making over their IT department known as the NERDS.

[02/23/18 - 05:01 AM]
90th Oscars(R) Performers Announced
Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar winner Common will perform this year's nominated songs at the 90th Oscars ceremony.