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 (SYFY)











[05/23/15 - 09:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race with "Shark Tank" Repeat
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/23/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Leads Its 7th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 with the Top 3 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/23/15 - 06:29 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 49 Percent Audience Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/22/15 - 01:09 PM]
First Look Images: FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
Get your first look at Sarah Paulson, Billy Magnussen, John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Courtney Vance in the limited series, due in early 2016.

[05/22/15 - 11:02 AM]
"The Bastard Executioner" Swings Into Action This Fall on FX
Kurt Sutter's new series is billed as "a gripping and brutal journey through the Late Middle Ages."

[05/22/15 - 10:54 AM]
First Look Image: Danny Trejo as "The Regulator" on El Rey Network/Miramax's 'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Currently in production on its sophomore season, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is slated to return late Summer 2015.

[05/22/15 - 10:32 AM]
NBC's Star-Studded Inaugural Charity Event "Red Nose Day" Raises Over $21 Million to Help Lift Children and Young People Out of Poverty
Julia Roberts, Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton, Neill Patrick Harris, Richard Gere, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Pharell, Coldplay, One Direction and Zac Efron were just a few of the many celebrities appearing in the three-hour entertainment event.

[05/22/15 - 10:25 AM]
E! Delivers Ratings Highs Led by "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce" Special and Season Finale of "The Royals"
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Power CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
"The Big Bang Theory" is the evening's top show in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/15 - 08:32 AM]
"500 Questions" Earns ABC's Best Summer Rating in its Slot Since August 2013
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Mad Men" Finale Is Series' Highest-Rated Episode Ever Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:21 AM]
NBC's "Red Nose Day" Was No. 1 Among the Big 4 Networks in the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 07:01 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 47 Percent Ratings Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 06:42 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Six New Series
After delivering 11 consecutive months of ratings growth, top 10 cable network HGTV, along with its sister network, DIY Network, have confirmed production orders for six new series.

[05/22/15 - 06:02 AM]
Netflix Announces "A Very Murray Christmas"
Written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola, the special is an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City.