or


[05/13/04 - 12:00 AM]
The WB Keeps Friday Trio for Next Season
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- With its upfront presentation just days away, the WB has gone ahead and handed out renewals to its Friday comedies "Reba," "What I Like About You" and "Grounded for Life."

Both "Grounded" and "Reba" were widely considered locks to return, while "What I Like About You's" future was somewhat less assured. "Reba" currently ranks as the Frog's most-watched comedy, averaging 3.97 million viewers per week. "Grounded" and "What I Like About You" each average 2.81 million and 2.57 million respectively.

The news leaves "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (2.73 million viewers on average), "Steve Harvey's Big Time" (3.26 million), "Run of the House" (1.94 million), "All About the Andersons" (2.67 million), "Like Family" (2.61 million) and "The Help" (2.49 million) as the only WB series will their fates still up in the air.

"Reba" was created by Allison M. Gibson ("Home Improvement," "Boy Meets World"). Kevin Abbott ("Roseanne") serves as executive producer with Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel ("Titus") and Matthew Berry for 20th Century Fox Television.

Wil Calhoun ("Friends"), Caryn Lucas ("The Nanny") and Dan Schneider ("The Amanda Show") serve as executive producers of "What I Like About You," along with Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, and Joe Davola for Tollin/Robbins Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Created by executive producers Bill Martin and Mike Schiff ("3rd Rock from the Sun"), "Grounded For Life" is produced by Tujunga Productions, LLC in association with Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, LLC. Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner and Caryn Mandabach also serve as executive producers.

Meanwhile in other Frog news, the network is said to be close to giving series orders to its comedy pilots "Shacking Up" and "Miles to Go." The duo would join fellow freshman comedy "Blue Collar TV" (pictured), which already has an eight-episode order, as well as recent drama pick-ups "Jack & Bobby" and "The Mountain."





  [may 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS (WB)
· BLUE COLLAR TV (WB)
· BOY MEETS WORLD (ABC)
· COMMANDO NANNY (WB)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· GROUNDED FOR LIFE (WB)
· HELP, THE (WB)
· JACK & BOBBY (WB)
· JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, THE (WB)
· LIKE FAMILY (WB)
· LIVING WITH FRAN (WB)
· MOUNTAIN, THE (WB)
· REBA (CW)
· RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB)
· STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME CHALLENGE (WB)
· THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN (NBC)
· TITUS (FOX)
· WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU (WB)





[06/28/16 - 03:42 PM]
OWN Delivers 2Q 2016 Primetime Growth and Most-Watched Week in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/16 - 02:37 PM]
Sarah Gadon to Star in Netflix and CBC Miniseries "Alias Grace"
The six-hour miniseries, inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks, is written and produced by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron.

[06/28/16 - 02:29 PM]
Smithsonian Channel Goes Wild on Wednesdays This Summer with Some of the World's Deadliest Predators
Through five consecutive weeks of one-hour specials, the stunt will span the globe in search of elusive sharks, mighty lizard kings, viper queens, killer hornets and desert lions.

[06/28/16 - 12:31 PM]
Double the Episodes, Double the Surprises on the Second Season of "Cooks vs. Cons"
New episodes begin Sunday, July 10 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[06/28/16 - 12:16 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Most Recent Original Premiere Marks 4th Consecutive Week with Top HH-Rated Movie of the Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
All Eyes Were on the 2016 "BET Awards" as 7.2mm Total Viewers Tuned in Across 12 Viacom Networks for the Premiere Telecast on Sunday, June 26
BET spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[06/28/16 - 11:09 AM]
Bravo Media's Lavish Ladies from Down Under Return for a New Season of "The Real Housewives of Melbourne" on Friday, July 22 at 9 PM ET/PT
Newcomer Susie McLean will join returning cast members Chyka Keebaugh, Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello and Pettifleur Berenger.

[06/28/16 - 10:54 AM]
"ER Week" Is Back on Discovery Life with Unpredicatble Moments Leading Up to the Premiere of "Trauma Doctors"
These elite doctors take the emergency room to the streets providing on-site medical treatments that are normally only done in hospitals, transforming a patient's chance of survival.

[06/28/16 - 10:50 AM]
ESPN Remembers Legendary Coach Pat Summitt
ESPN Classic will be the home of Tennessee's National Championship title games, where Summitt led the Lady Vols to national titles in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007 and 2008.

[06/28/16 - 10:35 AM]
U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks to Receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 2016 ESPYS
Marks is also a member of the 2016 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Team and is training for the 2016 Paralympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro in September.

[06/28/16 - 10:28 AM]
Heartwarming Documentary "Open Your Eyes," Following Nepalese Spouses on a Remarkable Odyssey to Restore Their Sight, Debuts July 18, Exclusively on HBO
The film follows Manisara and Durga, an aging couple from the remote Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, as they embark on a transformative odyssey to regain the sight they lost over the years by undergoing this life-changing procedure.

[06/28/16 - 10:21 AM]
Diane Sawyer Holds Exclusive Interview with Jaycee Dugard, on ABC News' "20/20," Friday, July 8
Sawyer interviewed Dugard in 2011 when she talked about her horrendous experience in captivity for the first time on the eve of the release of her first memoir "A Stolen Life."

[06/28/16 - 09:24 AM]
SundanceTV Greenlights Original Scripted Series "Hap and Leonard" for a Second Season
Plus: John Wirth will join as showrunner and executive producer.

[06/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Hold Onto Top Spot
The Peacock leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/28/16 - 09:05 AM]
Fans Can Now Share Adult Swim Themed Images, GIFs, Sounds, and Custom Bumps With New App
The new Adult Swim Keyboard also features sharable soundboards and animated GIFs from the network's colorful show characters.