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[03/11/03 - 12:00 AM]
Fall Pilot Shooting Schedule
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- Audiences Unlimited, a company devoted to distributing free studio audience tickets, has announced the filming dates for the various sitcom pilots in development at the major networks (all times pacific):

MR. AMBASSADOR (NBC)
Saturday, March 22 - 6:00PM
Rupert Everett stars as an eccentric and quite proper Englishman who is appointed ambassador to the United States and has difficulty adjusting to America's more informal culture. Co-starring Sir Derek Jacobi. Min. Age 18 (Walt Disney Studios)

HARRY'S GIRL (CBS)
Tuesday, March 25 - 7:00PM
Christine Taylor (Zoolander) as a single gal in the city. The show will be narrated by her trusty canine. Co-starring Willie Garson (Sex And The City). Min. Age 18 (Warner Bros. Studios)

COME TO PAPA (NBC)
Wednesday, March 26 - 7:00PM
Comedian Tom Papa as a wannabe comedy writer who thinks he's better and bigger than the small New Jersey town where he lives. Co-starring Hal Linden ("Barney Miller") and Shirley Jones. Min. Age 18 (Warner Bros. Studios)

THE LUNCHBOX CHRONICLES (CBS)
Friday, March 28 - 6:00PM
Monica Potter and Andy Richter in a comedy revolving around a recently widowed mother making the adjustment to her new reality. Min. Age 16 (Universal Studios)

ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS (WB)
Friday, March 28 - 7:00PM
About a struggling actor (Anthony Anderson) with a young son who moves back in with his parents. Min. Age 16 (Warner Bros. Studios)

UNTITLED LUIS GUZMAN PROJECT (FOX)
Friday, March 28
Luis Guzman (Punch Drunk Love) as a hardworking donut shop owner in Spanish Harlem. Min. Age 18 (FOX Studios)

THE HELP (WB)
Saturday, April 5 - 7:00PM
"Married ... with Children" creator Ron Leavitt will take on the rich in a show described as a modern comedic update of "Upstairs, Downstairs." Starring Antonio Sabato, Jr and Al Santos. Min. Age 18 (Sunset Gower Studios)

HENCH AT HOME (ABC)
Monday, April 7 - 6:00PM
Michael J. Fox wrote and is producing (but does not star in) this new comedy about a newly retired professional hockey player (Craig Bierko) adjusting to life back at home with his wife and kids. Min. Age 16 (CBS Studio Center)

UNTITLED PHIL HENDRIE PROJECT (NBC)
Monday, April 7 - 7:00PM
Phil Hendrie stars as former Detroit cop who moves with his family to Florida to run security for a gated residential community. With Laurie Metcalf and French Stewart. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

THE STONES (CBS)
April 7 and 10 at 7:00PM
Chronicles what happens to a family of baby-boomer parents and grown children when the parents decide to get a divorce. Starring Jay Baruchel ("Undeclared") Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

PLATONICALLY INCORRECT (ABC)
Tuesday, April 8 - 7:00PM
A new comedy revolving around a man and a woman (Tom Everett Scott, A.J. Langer) who work together and are best friends but have kept things strictly platonic. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

UNTITLED GLOUBERMAN/ORENSTEIN PROJECT (FOX)
Tuesday, April 8 - 7:00PM
Twenty something separated fraternal brother and sister twins reunite, become roommates. Cast info. TBA (Warner Bros. Studios)

SWEET POTATO QUEENS (WB)
Tuesday, April 8 - 6:30PM
A new comedy for TheWB about a Southern mom (Delta Burke) and her teenage daughter. Co-starring Nick Zano. Min. Age 18 (Warner Bros.)

TITLETOWN (FOX)
Wednesday, April 9 - 6:30PM
Curtis Armstrong (Van Wilder) in a new FOX comedy from "That '70s Show" producer Linda Wallem about several families who live in Green Bay and are devoted fans of the NFL's Packers. Min. Age 18 (Hollywood Center)

THE SNOBS (FOX)
Thursday, April 10 - 5:00PM
Greg Germann, Paget Brewster and Kat Dennings star in this comedy about a party guy living with a blue collar guy with an unjustified sense of entitlement. Min. Age 16 (FOX Studios)

UNTITLED JENNY McCARTHY PROJECT (ABC)
Thursday, April 10 - 7:00PM
About the spoiled daughter of a business tycoon who's tossed into the real world when her dad goes to jail and the family's money disappears. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

UNTITLED HOWIE MANDEL PROJECT (NBC)
Friday, April 11 - 7:00PM
Mandel as himself - a standup comedian who produces hidden-camera pranks for a latenight talkshow. Co-starring Eddie Jemison ("Oceans Eleven") and Julianne Phillips as his wife. Min. Age 16 (Raleigh Studios)

KID MAYOR (WB)
Friday, April 11 - 7:00PM
Adam Sandler's production company presents a new comedy about a 19yr old who gets elected mayor of a small New England town. Starring Harry Groener, Christine Ebersole, Ben Feldman and Samm Levine. Min. Age 18 (Sony Pictures Studios)

THESE GUYS (ABC)
Friday, April 11 - 7:00PM
Tim Allen narrates this show, which follows four men as they conquer marriage, parenthood, divorce and dating. With Patrick Warburton and Currie Graham. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

UNTITLED DAN FINNERTY PROJECT (ABC)
Sunday, April 13 - 6:00PM
An average guy finds himself as the star performer at his family's lounge. Starring Dan Finnerty, Gerald McRaney and Michael DeLuise. Min. Age 18 (Warner Bros. Studios)

ALL OF US (UPN)
Monday, April 14 - 7:00PM
A blended family comedy starring Duane Martin and Chene Lawson, loosely inspired by the home life of producers Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

UNTITLED NICOLE SULLIVAN PROJECT (CBS)
Tuesday, April 15 - 7:00PM
New CBS ensemble cast comedy featuring Nicole Sullivan (MadTV) and Kate Walsh. Min. Age 18 (Walt Disney Studios)

SPELLBOUND (NBC)
Tuesday, April 15 - 6:30PM
Richard Ruccolo (Two Guys and a Girl) as a male witch who falls in love with a mortal. Co-starring Michael Cornacchia, Christina Pickles and Fred Willard. Min. Age 18 (Warner Bros. Studios)

I'M WITH HER (ABC)
Tuesday, April 15 - 7:00PM
A regular guy schoolteacher (David Sutcliff) finds himself dating a celebrity (Teri Polo - "Meet The Parents"). Based on the writer's reallife experience married to Brooke Shields. Min. Age 18 (Warner Bros. Studios)

EXIT 9 (WB)
Tuesday, April 15 - 7:00PM
A new family comedy for TheWB starring Ian Gomez and Robin Rikker. Min. Age 18 (Warner Bros. Studios)

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU (NBC)
Tuesday, April 15 - 7:00PM
Timothy Busfield ("thirtysomething") and Annie Potts ("Designing Women") in a new comedy about a family desperately scrambling to stay in the middle class. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

TOUCH'EM ALL McCALL (NBC)
Wednesday, April 16 - 7:00PM
Tom Selleck as an ex-baseball player who returns home after his celebrity has dried up and starts coaching a homegrown farm team. Min. Age 21 (Culver Studios)

COUPLING (NBC)
Thursday, April 17 - 7:00PM
Ensemble cast comedy based on the British hit centering on six thitysomething friends as they pursue love and sex - not necessarily in that order. Min. Age 18 (Universal Studios)

SIXTEEN TO LIFE (WB)
Thursday, April 17 - 7:00PM
Sprague Grayden ("John Doe") stars in this WB comedy pilot that follows a 16-year-old (Grayden) who takes care of her dad a la "Pretty in Pink." (FOX Studios)

THE POOL AT MADDY BREAKER'S (FOX)
Thursday, April 17 - 7:00PM
Three women who were the most popular in their high school class - and their disappointing lives 10 years later. Starring Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Jill Ritchie and Reagan Pasternak. Min. Age 16 (Hollywood Center)

TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
Thursday, April 17 - 6:00PM and Wednesday, April 23 - 7:00PM
Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer in a new comedy about a bachelor who's forced to change his ways when his brother and young nephew move in with him. (Warner Bros. Studios)

THE RIPPLES (NBC)
Thursday, April 17 - 7:00PM
Adam Arkin and Diane Farr in a new NBC comedy about a couple that's been married for 4000 years. Min. Age 16 (Universal Studios)

MY LIFE WITH MEN (ABC)
Friday, April 18 - 6:00PM
Centers on a woman (Wendie Malick, "Just Shoot Me") struggling to raise her four sons, her father, and her husband all at the same time. Co-starring Geoffrey Lewis. Min. Age 16 (CBS Studio Center)

ROCK ME BABY (UPN)
Saturday, April 19 - 5:00PM
Anthony Payne ("Martin") stars in this new comedy for UPN from the producers of Felicity. Min. Age 18 (Warner Bros. Studios)

HAPPY FAMILY (NBC)
Monday, April 21 - 7:00PM
John Larroquette and Christine Baranski in a new comedy about parents who'd like to be empty-nesters but whose kids keep moving back home. Min. Age 18 (Lot-Sky Partners)

UNTITLED TRACY MORGAN PROJECT (NBC)
Tuesday, April 22 - 6:30PM
"Saturday Night Live" performer Tracy Morgan stars as a blue-collar dad with big dreams. Co-starring Tamala Jones and Heavy D. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

ALL GROWN UP (CBS)
Wednesday, April 23 - 5:00PM
Group of long-time friends deal with the fact that two of them are about to become parents. Starring Charles Esten (Whose Line, On The Spot), Jay Lacopo and Michael McDonald. Prod. by Ben Affleck/Matt Damon. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

UNTITLED WHOOPI GOLDBERG PROJECT (NBC)
Wednesday, April 23 - 6:30PM
Whoopi plays a washed up singer living in an old hotel with her brother and his 4yr. old child. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB)
Thursday, April 24 - 6:30PM
A new family comedy about a teen girl who is raised by her three older siblings. Cast info. TBA. Min. Age 14 (Warner Bros. Studios)

LIKE FRIENDS (WB)
Friday, April 25 - 7:00PM
Mother and teenage son move in with her best friend. Starring: Mack Slaughter, Holly Robinson Peete, Kevin Michael Richardson, Megalyn Echikunwoke . Min. Age 18 (Warner Bros. Studios)

ONCE AROUND THE PARK (NBC)
Friday, April 25 - 7:00PM
A comedy for NBC starring Heather Locklear and Hart Bochner about a divorced couple whose children are intent on keeping them that way. Min. Age 18 (CBS Studio Center)

JACK'S HOUSE (FOX)
Friday, April 25 - 7:00PM
About a guy whose dream of buying a house are complicated by his girlfriend and former roommates. Starring Desmond Askew, Patrick Fabian and Heath Hyche. Min. Age 18 (Fox Studios)

UNTITLED KEVIN HART PROJECT (ABC)
Saturday, April 26 - 7:00PM
Comedian Kevin Hart and Faizon Love star in a new FOX comedy about a dysfunctional family. Additional cast info. TBA. Min. Age 18 (Hollywood Center)

UNTITLED TOM HERTZ PROJECT (ABC)
Tuesday, April 29 - 7:00PM
A shy New Yorker marries into a family of boisterous Kansans. Starring Emily Rutherfurd ("The Ellen Show"). Min. Age 18 (Fox Studios)

HOPE AND FAITH (ABC)
Wednesday, April 30 - 7:00PM
A family comedy based on two-sisters - one a housewife (Faith Ford, "Murphy Brown") and the other a popular soap opera actress (Kelly Ripa - "Live with Regis and Kelly") - and how their lives are turned upside down when the "star " of the family has to move in with her "normal" sister. Min. Age 18 (Silvercup Studios East, Long Island City, NY)

If you would like to attend any of the tapings, visit www.tvtickets.com for more information.

This article was updated on April 14.





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· ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS (WB)
· ALL GROWN UP (CBS)
· ALL OF US (CW)
· BIG HOUSE, THE (ABC)
· COME TO PAPA (NBC)
· COUPLING (NBC)
· DAN SHOW, THE (ABC)
· EXIT 9 (WB)
· GATED WORLD (NBC)
· HAPPY FAMILY (NBC)
· HARRY'S GIRL (CBS)
· HELP, THE (WB)
· HENCH AT HOME (ABC)
· HIDDEN HOWIE: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE (BRAVO)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· I'M WITH HER (ABC)
· JACK'S HOUSE (FOX)
· LIKE FAMILY (WB)
· LUIS (FOX)
· LUNCHBOX CHRONICLES, THE (CBS)
· MARRIED TO THE KELLYS (ABC)
· MAYOR, THE (WB)
· MR. AMBASSADOR (NBC)
· MY LIFE WITH MEN (ABC)
· ONCE AROUND THE PARK (NBC)
· PLATONICALLY INCORRECT (ABC)
· POOL AT MADDY BREAKER'S, THE (FOX)
· RIPPLES, THE (NBC)
· ROCK ME BABY (UPN)
· RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB)
· SIXTEEN TO LIFE (CBS)
· SNOBS, THE (FOX)
· SPELLBOUND (FOX)
· STONES, THE (CBS)
· STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU (NBC)
· SWEET POTATO QUEENS (WB)
· THESE GUYS (ABC)
· TITLETOWN (FOX)
· TOUCH 'EM ALL MCCALL (NBC)
· TRACY MORGAN SHOW, THE (NBC)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNTITLED FRATERNAL TWINS PROJECT (FOX)
· UNTITLED JENNY MCCARTHY PROJECT (ABC)
· UNTITLED NICOLE SULLIVAN PROJECT (CBS)
· WHOOPI (NBC)









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