or


[10/17/03 - 12:00 AM]
Nine Freshman Get Script Orders
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- More than a half-dozen series inched closer to full season orders yesterday as ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC each issued additional script orders for their respective freshman classes:

ABC has picked up four more scripts for each of its new comedies ("I'm With Her," "It's All Relative," "Married to the Kellys" and "Hope & Faith"); NBC has asked for five additional scripts of "Whoopi" and "Happy Family; CBS will go forward with six more scripts of "Joan of Arcadia" and "Cold Case"; while FOX is already looking ahead to midseason, asking for three more scripts for the drama "Still Life." Should the networks decide to order additional episodes beyond their initial 13-episode commitments (except for "Still Life," whose episode order is not known) they will be shot off these new scripts.

Overall just three new series have received full season 22-episode pickups this season (NBC's "Las Vegas," UPN's "All of Us" and "Eve") in addition to FOX's summer drama "The O.C." That's a major shift from last season which at this point had already seen 10 freshman series receive full season orders ("Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," "Life With Bonnie," "Everwood," "Less Than Perfect," "Do Over," "Greetings from Tucson," "Boomtown," "American Dreams," "What I Like About You," "Family Affair") and four shows get canceled ("Push, Nevada," "That Was Then," "Off Centre," "Providence").

The disparity is no doubt due to the lack of any real breakout hits this season which has caused the broadcast networks to be more conservative about their renewals and cancellations. Viewers can expect the chopping block to get some work in the next two weeks however as the networks prepare their November sweeps schedules.





  [october 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ALL OF US (CW)
· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· BOOMTOWN (NBC)
· DO OVER (WB)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· EVE (UPN)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· FAMILY AFFAIR (WB)
· GREETINGS FROM TUCSON (WB)
· HAPPY FAMILY (NBC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· I'M WITH HER (ABC)
· IT'S ALL RELATIVE (ABC)
· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· LIFE WITH BONNIE (ABC)
· MARRIED TO THE KELLYS (ABC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· OFF CENTRE (WB)
· PROVIDENCE (NBC)
· PUSH, NEVADA (ABC)
· STILL LIFE (FOX)
· THAT WAS THEN (ABC)
· WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU (WB)
· WHOOPI (NBC)





[02/10/16 - 05:01 PM]
Video: "House of Cards" Season Four Trailer
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright return in the new season, premiering Friday, March 4 on the streaming service.

[02/10/16 - 02:52 PM]
TV One's Premiere of 47th NAACP Image Awards Drives Network to Rank Among Top 2 Ad-Supported Cable Networks for the Night
TV One further spins the numbers for Friday, February 5.

[02/10/16 - 02:45 PM]
Netflix Confirms Additional Casting for "Gilmore Girls" (WT) Series
Milo Ventimiglia, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil and Yanic Truesdale are set to return to their original characters.

[02/10/16 - 02:30 PM]
All-New Military-Inspired Competition Series "American Grit" to Debut Following Return of "Bones" on Thursday, April 14, on FOX
Starring John Cena, the series follows 16 of the country's toughest men and women as they are split into four teams and face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness of Pack Forest in Eatonville, WA.

[02/10/16 - 01:08 PM]
"The Late Late Show with James Corden" Breaks New YouTube Record
CBS spins the digital numbers for the series to date.

[02/10/16 - 12:48 PM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for "Shooter"
Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps star in the project, based on the Mark Wahlberg-led feature of the same name.

[02/10/16 - 12:40 PM]
Kick-Ash Cast of Starz Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" Expands for Second Season
Lee Majors will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski.

[02/10/16 - 12:35 PM]
Pre-Game with El Rey Network on Sunday, February 28, As They Celebrate The 88th Academy Awards with the "Director's Chair Red Carpet Marathon"
Quentin Tarantino, George Miller and Sylvester Stallone are among the featured auspices.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
"The Simpsons" Load Up and Journey to Daytona 500 In Support of 2016 FOX NASCAR Season Opener
"Being able to tap into such a recognizable, iconic part of pop culture is an extremely strong asset to be able to draw on," said Robert Gottlieb.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
Praise the Lord! Bravo Media's "Thicker Than Water" Season Three Premieres Sunday, March 27 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, Ben faces the stark reality that the Tankard household has become an empty nest and also realizes there are deep emotional wounds that need to be healed within the family.

[02/10/16 - 12:02 PM]
Bob Costas to Host NBC's Primetime Rio Olympics Coverage
Costas has served as primetime host for every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers.

[02/10/16 - 11:35 AM]
Video: AMC Releases First Four Minutes of Highly Anticipated "The Walking Dead" Mid-Season Premiere Episode
In addition, Hallmark eCards has partnered with "The Walking Dead" to create unique, original Valentine's Day eCards inspired by the show.

[02/10/16 - 11:16 AM]
WGN America Unveils Key Art and Behind-the-Scenes Music Featurette for "Underground," The Highly Anticipated Escape Thriller Premiering March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The featurette goes behind-the-scenes with executive producer and music titan John Legend and composers Laura Karpman, a multi-Emmy Award winner, and Raphael Saadiq, a celebrated singer/songwriter and producer.

[02/10/16 - 10:57 AM]
LMN Bolsters Programming Slate with the Launch of New Docuseries "Codependent" on March 8 and Original Movie "House of Darkness" on April 17
Plus: look for the return of "My Haunted House" and "The Haunting of..." on March 28.

[02/10/16 - 10:45 AM]
E! Vows to Deliver the Drama When the "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Strut Down the Aisle Beginning Sunday, April 17th at 10PM ET/PT
The eight-episode season will follow blogger babe Morgan Stewart and real estate mogul Brendan Fitzpatrick's diamond encrusted road to the altar.