or


[02/26/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Extends Four Comedies Beyond Full Season Orders
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC will once again push several of its series beyond television's traditional definition of a full season being 22 episodes as the network announced extensions to four of its comedies yesterday.

"My Wife and Kids," which had a previous commitment of 26 episodes (read the story), will now produce 30 installments this season. The Alphabet also picked up four extra episodes of "Hope & Faith," bringing the freshman series' total to 26 episodes. Lastly, ABC also picked up two additional installments each of sophomore comedies "Eight Simple Rules" and "Less Than Perfect," raising both series' season totals to 24 episodes.

Not surprisingly, all four series are produced in house by ABC via Disney's Touchstone Television. The quartet joins the previously announced extensions to "The George Lopez Show" (28 episodes, read the story) and "According to Jim" (26 episodes, read the story). It total, just four of ABC's current crop of 10 comedies - "I'm With Her," "It's All Relative," "Married to the Kellys" and "Life With Bonnie" - won't produce more than 22 episodes this season.





  [february 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· I'M WITH HER (ABC)
· IT'S ALL RELATIVE (ABC)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· LIFE WITH BONNIE (ABC)
· MARRIED TO THE KELLYS (ABC)
· MY WIFE & KIDS (ABC)





[07/07/20 - 03:05 PM]
FX and Hulu Launch 10-Episode Documentary Series "The New York Times Presents"
The series, a follow-up to "The Weekly," will feature 10 individual documentaries that will air on Fridays at 10:00/9:00c beginning July 10.

[07/07/20 - 12:36 PM]
An Epic Night of Engineering: New Season of "Impossible Engineering" Followed by Series Premiere of "Super Factories" Kicks Off on July 15 on Science Channel
Behind every seemingly impossible feat of engineering are the trailblazers and risk takers who have helped pioneer new technologies and techniques, revolutionizing engineering as we know it today.

[07/07/20 - 11:30 AM]
Documentary "Stockton on My Mind" Debuts July 28 on HBO
The film is the multi-layered story of millennial mayor Michael Tubbs, whose own experience growing up amid poverty and violence inspired him to create innovative change in his beleaguered hometown of Stockton, California.

[07/07/20 - 10:39 AM]
Video: "Love on the Spectrum" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Finding love can be hard for anyone. For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating is even more complicated.

[07/07/20 - 10:19 AM]
Travel Channel Brings "Wonder Women: Superstars of Paranormal" to Comic-Con International's Virtual Comic-Con@Home This July
Panelists include paranormal investigators and researchers Amy Bruni ("Kindred Spirits") and Katrina Weidman ("Portals to Hell"), paranormal explorer Chelsea Laden ("Destination Fear") and psychic medium Cindy Kaza ("The Holzer Files").

[07/07/20 - 10:17 AM]
Video: "Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist" - New Comedy Special - Amazon Prime Video
The two-part stand-up special features Gaffigan as he embarks on a seemingly impossible quest: to land in a country with no material, experience the culture and food, and then write and perform all-new material, all in one visit.

[07/07/20 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Max Greenlights Animated Series "Young Love," Based on the Academy Award(R)-Winning Short Film "Hair Love" from Creator Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation
"I am beyond excited to continue telling the story of Stephen, Angela and Zuri and further explore the family dynamics of a young Black millennial family we established in our short film Hair Love as an animated series," said Cherry.

[07/07/20 - 09:59 AM]
"NBA Countdown Presented by Mountain Dew: NBA Restart," A Two-Hour Live ABC Prime-Time Special, to Air Saturday, July 25
The ESPN produced special will also include special guest interviews and live reports from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida - home of the NBA season.

[07/07/20 - 09:02 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces New Feature from Martin Scorsese About David Johansen, Legendary Frontman of the New York Dolls
"I've known David Johansen for decades, and his music has been a touchstone ever since I listened to the Dolls when I was making Mean Streets," said Scorsese.

[07/07/20 - 09:00 AM]
Nickelodeon Inks Multiplatform Deal with James Corden and Ben Winston to Produce Animated Movie and TV Series Based on Children's Book, "Real Pigeons Fight Crime"
Said Winston, "We are so delighted to be working with our great friends at Nickelodeon on this wonderful, charming and funny book, and can't wait to help bring it to life for kids everywhere!"

[07/07/20 - 08:59 AM]
Luca Guadagnino's New HBO/Sky Drama Series "We Are Who We Are" Debuts This September
A story about two American kids who live on a U.S. military base in Italy, the series explores friendship, first-love, identity, and immerses the audience in all the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager.

[07/07/20 - 08:24 AM]
Shudder Takes Zoom Calls to a Terrifying New Level with "Host," A Horror Movie Shot and Produced Remotely During Quarantine
Set to premiere on Thursday, July 30, exclusively on Shudder in all its territories, "Host" was shot remotely during quarantine and features groundbreaking scares, stunts, and surprises, all filmed by the actors in their own homes.

[07/07/20 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "The Titan Games"
The network leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/07/20 - 08:12 AM]
Video: "The Claudia Kishi Club" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Asian American creatives pay passionate tribute to the iconic, stereotype-busting "Baby-Sitters Club" character in this heartfelt documentary short.

[07/07/20 - 08:06 AM]
Netflix Orders Fifth Season of "The Last Kingdom"
Producer Carnival Films confirmed the news on social media this morning.