or


[12/09/03 - 12:00 AM]
NBC to Burn Off 'Boomtown' Episodes
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC is giving viewers a chance to catch a glimpse of "Boomtown" one last time as the Peacock announced this week it will burn off three of the four remaining produced episodes of the series on Saturday, December 27. All three installments will air back-to-back that night beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

Here's a breakdown of the episodes with descriptions taken from NBC:

"WANNABE" (8:00/7:00c) - RECRUIT OFFICER TERESA UNCOVERS MURDER AT THE POLICE ACADEMY - When recruit officer Teresa Ortiz (Lana Parilla) discovers the body of a drowned classmate while in the middle of her police academy training, Detectives Stevens (Donnie Wahlberg) and Smith (Mykelti Williamson) lead the investigation into this murder. Meanwhile, as Pierce (Vanessa Williams) finishes out her final hours at central, she teams up with officers Hechler (Gary Basaraba) and Turcotte (Jason Gedrick) to catch a pair of robbers masquerading as LAPD officers. Neal McDonough also stars.

"HAYSTACK" (9:00/8:00c) - BACK ROBBERS BARRICADED IN A WESTSIDE MALL HOLD TERESA HOSTAGE - When a trio of murderous bank robbers barricade themselves inside a Westside mall taking several hostages including Teresa (Lana Parilla), Detectives Stevens (Donnie Wahlberg), Smith (Mykelti Williamson) and Pierce (Vanessa Williams) respond to the scene to end the stand-off. While Pierce attempts to talk the men down, the detectives along with the help of officer Hechler (Gary Basaraba), attempt to free the hostage before the gunmen decide to continue the killing spree. Neal McDonough and Jason Gedrick also star.

"THE HOLE-IN-THE-WALL GANG" (10:00/9:00c) - BROTHERS FOR LIFE; DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE A TWENTY YEAR-OLD FRATERNITY MURDER -- When a young couple remodeling their dilapidated new home, uncovers a corpse hidden in a basement wall, Detectives Stevens (Donnie Wahlberg), Smith (Mykelti Williamson) and Pierce (Vanessa Williams) believe the body to be link to an African American fraternity who previously occupied the house. Arranging a reunion of fraternity brothers, the detectives discover the prime suspects in this 20 year-old murder to be three of Los Angeles' most prominent citizens who believed at the time, that the victim - a fraternity pledge - was stealing for the house. Gary Basaraba, Neal McDonough, Jason Gedrick and Lana Parrilla also star.

The news leaves "The Big Picture," featuring guest stars Howard Hesseman and Virginia Madsen, as the sole "Boomtown" episode left on the shelf. NBC canceled the series last month due to disastrously low ratings in its new Friday, 10:00/9:00c home this season (read the story).





  [december 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BOOMTOWN (NBC)









[05/04/15 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Picks Up a Double D'OHse of "The Simpsons," Renewing Series for 27th and 28th Seasons
"I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and 'McDreamy,' because I have something they don't: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction," said Homer Simpson.

[05/04/15 - 01:39 PM]
The World Premiere of "Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness" Debuts May 9 at Midnight on Comedy Central
In Christopher Titus' sixth stand-up special, he sticks to simple subjects, like how to solve all of the world's problems, giving his own eulogy and his father's erectile dysfunction.

[05/04/15 - 12:46 PM]
American Heroes Channel Sets Its Sights on Season Two of Breakout Hit Docudrama "Gunslingers"
Currently in production on six all-new episodes, the series exposes real, often little-known adventures of the Old West's legendary characters and how their fearless pursuit of freedom and profit still resonates in America today.

[05/04/15 - 12:09 PM]
ACC's Notre Dame and Syracuse Earn Top Seeds in NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship
The top two seeds in the championship - No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Syracuse, both from the Atlantic Coast Conference - take to the field for first-round action on ESPNU on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, respectively.

[05/04/15 - 12:03 PM]
Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Delivers 3.1 Million Viewers in World Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, May 2.

[05/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
History(R) Unveils Summer Programming Lineup and Premiere Dates
Highlights include four new nonfiction series and brand new episodes of hit series "American Pickers," "Counting Cars," "Mountain Men" and "Pawn Stars."

[05/04/15 - 11:01 AM]
"Red Nose Day Danceathon with Nick Cannon" Set to Stream Live in the 24 Hours Leading Up to NBC's May 21 Telecast of "Red Nose Day"
Streamed live from the NBC Experience Store at Rockefeller Center in New York City, the day of dance will be filled with guest DJs and musicians, celebrity drop-ins, and a variety of dance acts and troupes.

[05/04/15 - 11:00 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Lev Grossman's New York Times Best-Selling Fantasy "The Magicians" to Series
The 12-episode season will begin shooting in Vancouver in July.

[05/04/15 - 10:51 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Is The Week's Top Program in Viewer and Adult 18-49 Live Plus 7-Day Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[05/04/15 - 10:48 AM]
USA Network Rolls Out One of the Widest Pre-Linear Distribution Plans in Cable TV History for Pilot Episode of Award-Winning New Series "Mr. Robot"
Additionally, for the first time ever, the network will release a version of the pilot with Spanish language subtitles across On Demand platforms.

[05/04/15 - 10:36 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC Has 4 of the Week's Top 10 Biggest Broadcast Gainers in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[05/04/15 - 10:13 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Daily Scripted Musical Comedy Series, "Make It Pop"
The series ranks as the most-watched long-form content on Nick.com and on the Nick App.

[05/04/15 - 10:00 AM]
Video: "Tyrant: The Devil Inside" - Official Season Two Trailer
Season two premieres Tuesday, June 16 at 10:00/9:00c on FX.

[05/04/15 - 09:32 AM]
The Stars Are Aligned and Scrubbing In for a Special Live Episode of "Undateable" Tuesday, May 5 at 9 P.M. on NBC
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Christa Miller, Kate Walsh, Victoria Justice and Dr. Drew Pinskey are among those slated to appear.

[05/04/15 - 08:51 AM]
The Fight of the Century Reaches New Heights: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Will Now Be Seen in Space
At the request of the ISS, the fight was packaged and delivered for the crew to watch at their leisure.