or


[07/07/04 - 12:00 AM]
'Savages' Now 'Complete' for Abc
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- In its second title change in less than a week, ABC has announced it has rebranded its freshman sitcom "Savages" as "Common Savages."

The move comes shortly after the Alphabet's decision to retitle its "The Practice" spin-off "Boston Legal" (read the story).

No reason for either move was given.

Here's how ABC's press materials describe the newly monikered "Common Savages":

From Emmy-winning writers/executive producers Julie Thacker-Scully (�The Simpsons�), Mike Scully (�The Simpsons,� �Everybody Loves Raymond�) and Academy Award-winning director and producer Mel Gibson, �Complete Savages� chronicles the amusing and chaotic trials and tribulations of a father single-handedly raising five teenage boys. Think Clint Eastwood raising the Baldwin Brothers. �Complete Savages� is the rare family sitcom that doesn�t have a wife to point out every week what dopes men are. These guys can do it on their own.

As a single father of five teenage boys, Nick Savage (Carradine, �Deadwood,� �The Longriders�) faces the daunting challenge of trying to control the mayhem. A career firefighter, he finds running into a burning building a relaxing break from his parental duties.

Sam Savage (Eiden, �Boston Public�) is the most responsible and studious of the Savage boys, which isn�t saying much. He endures a lot of button pushing from his brothers, especially when it comes to girls. Jack (Sipos, �Maybe It�s Me�) is a good-looking (think Johnny Depp, but cool and good-looking), mellow and popular guy whose passions are looking cool and playing guitar with the family dog (think Lassie, but cool and good looking.)

Chris (von Detten, �The Princess Diaries,� �Dinotopia�) is a good-natured but gullible jock whose goal is to be in the Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue. Kyle (Ellingson, �Titus�) is an energetic and self-interested 14-year-old boy who believes Johnny Knoxville should be our next president. His goal is to be a contestant on �Fear Factor.� Lastly, at 13-years-old, T.J. (Dolley, �Chasing Daylight�) is the youngest of the brood. He has spent most of his life in a headlock. A born entrepreneur, T.J.�s only leverage over his brothers is that he always has money and they always need money. He�s very active on eBay and will sell anything that�s not nailed down in the house � whether it belongs to him or not.

Jimmy (Ventresca, �The Invisible Man�) is Nick�s younger brother and fellow firefighter. He often gives Nick advice about raising the boys, but the truth is, beyond his heroic career, Jimmy has very little responsibility, and at times takes on the role of Nick�s sixth son.

�Complete Savages� stars Keith Carradine as Nick, Andrew Eiden as Sam, Shaun Sipos as Jack, Erik von Detten as Chris, Evan Ellingson as Kyle, Jason Dolley as T.J., and Vincent Ventresca as Jimmy.

�Complete Savages� was created by Julie Thacker-Scully and Mike Scully. Julie Thacker-Scully, Mike Scully, Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey are executive producers. The pilot was written by Julie Thacker-Scully and Mike Scully, and directed by Mel Gibson. The series is produced by Nothing Can Go Wrong Now Productions and Icon Productions in association with NBC Universal Television.





  [july 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· BOSTON PUBLIC (FOX)
· COMPLETE SAVAGES (ABC)
· DEADWOOD (HBO)
· DINOTOPIA (ABC)
· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· INVISIBLE MAN, THE (SYFY)
· MAYBE IT'S ME (WB)
· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· TITUS (FOX)











[02/28/15 - 08:57 AM]
Friday's "Dateline" Increases by 20% vs. Its Prior Telecast to the Show's Top Rating Since January 30
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 27.

[02/28/15 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Its Demo Reign
"Last Man Standing" takes the top spot among adults 18-49 last night.

[02/28/15 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's Is #1 on Friday for 8th Straight Week with "Last Man Standing" and "20/20" the Top 2 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 27.

[02/27/15 - 03:09 PM]
Statement From E! Entertainment Regarding Kelly Osbourne
Osbourne is departing E!s "Fashion Police" to pursue other opportunities.

[02/27/15 - 01:19 PM]
Discovery Channel Tops Cable Prime Time for Men and Ranks in the Top 10 for Women and Persons 6-11 in February
Discovery spins the numbers for the month to date.

[02/27/15 - 01:01 PM]
ABC Family Orders a Fifth Season of Hit Original Comedy Series "Baby Daddy"
The order came just as production has wrapped on the series' fourth season.

[02/27/15 - 12:47 PM]
Discover the Fascinating World of the Ocean's Most Intelligent Creatures in "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod" Airing Saturday, March 7 at 8 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel
The hour-long journey will discover the relationships and habits of bottlenose and spinner dolphins, some of the world's most playful, clever and beloved animals.

[02/27/15 - 12:45 PM]
Syfy Will Pay Tribute to Science Fiction Icon Leonard Nimoy with Special Five Hour Programming Salute This Sunday, March 1 from 9AM-2PM
Said lineup includes an episode of the original "Twilight Zone" series; his guest star arc on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and the final Star Trek original cast movie, "Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country."

[02/27/15 - 11:06 AM]
ABC's "American Crime" Post-Show Podcast Series to Launch Exclusively on PodcastOne
The podcast debuts today with a preview of what to expect in the television series, followed by weekly post-show episodes taking fans through the final episode of the season.

[02/27/15 - 10:23 AM]
Time Period-Winning "The Odd Couple" Retains Solid 90% of Its Premiere Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 10:17 AM]
MTV Renews "Are You the One" for Season 3, "The Challenge" for Season 27 and Greenlights Pilots "Girl Code Live" and "Greatest Party Story Ever" to Series
"Girl Code Live" is a live weekly talk show from the popular "Code" franchise; and "Greatest Party Story Ever" is a half-hour weekly that will showcase peoples' most outrageous epic tales.

[02/27/15 - 09:57 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Orders New Episodes of All Four of Its Popular Tyler Perry Series
"The Haves and the Have Nots," "If Loving You is Wrong," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "For Better or Worse" are all due back.

[02/27/15 - 09:30 AM]
NBC News' Peacock Productions Signs Deal with Exoneree Brian Banks to Develop New Unscripted Series
The unscripted series will investigate one potential case of wrongful conviction.

[02/27/15 - 08:46 AM]
Despite Special Competition from the "Murder" Season Finale, "Blacklist" Grows 6% Week to Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins Its 5th Consecutive Thursday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.