or


[11/16/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Announces Post-Mnf Monday Schedule, Plus 'Alias' Return

[via press release from ABC]

ABC ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MONDAY NIGHT POST-FOOTBALL, AS WELL AS THE RETURN OF "ALIAS"

ABC has locked down plans for its Monday night programming block post-football, as well as for the return of "Alias," it was announced today by Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Primetime Entertainment.

The electrifying Emmy Award-winning spy drama, "Alias," returns for an emotionally gripping fourth season on Wednesday, January 5 with a two-hour premiere from 9:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT), before settling into its regular time slot on January 12, following "Lost" on Wednesday nights from 9:00-10:00 p.m. Jennifer Garner reprises her Golden Globe Award-winning role as CIA agent Sydney Bristow in this non-stop thrill ride through espionage, adventure and heart-wrenching drama that will air, without repeat, through the end of the season.

"When we made the strategic decision this fall on 'Alias,' we only hoped to be in the situation we find ourselves in today. 'Lost' provides a terrific platform for 'Alias' new season," said Mr. McPherson. "Not only do both shows have similar audience profiles with great appeal to television's most coveted young adult viewers, but they also share J.J.'s unique sensibility. This is a great two-hour block of programming."

Then on Monday, January 10, ABC will premiere a new night of reality programming, beginning at 8:00 p.m. with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That?" In this new series, the producers from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" literally open every door to show how Ty Pennington and his team of designers, workers and contractors are able to change the lives of deserving families as they rebuild the entire interior and exterior of a run-down house in just seven days. On its initial Monday telecast, when it aired as a special, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That?" generated ABC's highest Adult 18-49 rating in the time period during the TV Season on a night with "Monday Night Football" in nearly three years - since 11/26/01. Each Monday night episode will feature behind-the-scenes footage and information from the original "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" that would have aired the day prior.

Reality TV star and fan favorite Jen Schefft gets a second chance at love in the third installment of "The Bachelorette," when the show returns to the ABC lineup (and moves to a new night) on Monday, January 10 with a two-hour premiere (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT). Beginning on Monday, January 17, the show will then air in its normal 9:00-10:00 p.m. time slot. This season "The Bachelorette" says goodbye to the beaches of Southern California and hello to the streets of the Big Apple, as New York becomes the exciting new location for the hit series. Schefft, a 28-year-old from Chicago, was originally introduced to TV audiences during the third installment of "The Bachelor," when she became engaged to Andrew Firestone. Although her relationship with Firestone ultimately ended in heartbreak, Schefft remains a hopeless romantic and is optimistic about finding true love on "The Bachelorette."

In the tradition of physical and home makeovers, ABC leads the way with the next step in life enhancement with family behavior makeovers - via a "Supernanny," when the series premieres following "The Bachelorette" at 10:00 p.m. on Monday the 17th. Based on the hugely successful (Channel 4, UK) British series, "Supernanny" stars Jo Frost, a modern day, tough-love "Mary Poppins" who is placed with families in need of guidance or care. Frost, a genuine nanny with more than 15 years' experience in the United States and the U.K., has seen it all, from tantrums to potty-training. She will spend an extended period of time with a family, observing their issues and then, using a series of her own tried-and-true methods, offer solutions. Problems can range from discipline to sloppiness or anything in between, and while her efforts may concentrate on the children of the household, she also works closely with the parents to establish new rules of behavir and conduct.

"What to do with Monday night after football has always been one of the network's biggest challenges," added Mr. McPherson. "But we think that we've come up with a strategy for success - three hours of compelling programming that speaks directly to our proven, wish-fulfillment brand of reality in 'Home Edition: How'd They Do That?,' 'The Bachelorette' and 'Supernanny'"

"Alias" stars Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, Victor Garber as Jack Bristow, Ron Rifkin as Arvin Sloane, Michael Vartan as Michael Vaughn, Carl Lumbly as Marcus Dixon, Kevin Weisman as Marshall Flinkman, Greg Grunberg as Eric Weiss and Mia Maestro as Nadia Santos. The series was created by J.J. Abrams, who executive-produces the series along with Ken Olin and Jeff Melvoin. Jeffrey Bell, Jesse Alexander and Jeff Pinkner are co-executive producers. The series, which is filmed in Los Angeles and premiered on September 30, 2001, is from Touchstone Television.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That?" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. The series is executive-produced by Tom Forman.

"The Bachelorette" is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Telepictures Productions. Mike Fleiss ("High School Reunion") is executive producer. Lisa Levenson, Scott Jeffress and Jason Carbone are co-executive producers.

Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of "Supernanny," which is produced by Ricochet, Ltd.





  [november 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ALIAS (ABC)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION - HOW'D THEY DO THAT? (ABC)
· HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (TV LAND)
· LOST (ABC)
· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)
· SUPERNANNY (ABC)





[07/23/14 - 06:07 PM]
Check Out the New Arsenal Costume on "Arrow"!
Roy Harper suits up as Arsenal this season, premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 8:00/7:00c on The CW.

[07/23/14 - 05:24 PM]
The CW Nixes "Seed," "Backpackers"; "Arrow" Repeats to Fill Monday Gap
As previously announced "America's Next Top Model" will assume the Monday, 9:00/8:00c beginning August 18.

[07/23/14 - 01:02 PM]
"Game of Thrones" Star Michelle Fairley Returns to TV in a Season-Long Arc on ABC's "Resurrection"
Fairley will recur as Margaret Langston, the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan.

[07/23/14 - 12:00 PM]
IDW Entertainment and UCP to Develop "Night Mary" as a Live-Action Series
John Pogue, who wrote and directed the recently released film, The Quiet Ones, has been tapped to write and direct the pilot.

[07/23/14 - 11:51 AM]
After Discovery's "Shark Week" Comes "Bark Week": A Week-Long Event Celebrating Man's Best Friend on the Hub Network, Starting August 17
The tail-wagging week will feature four popular series from Animal Planet: "America's Cutest," "It's Me or the Dog," "Bad Dog!" and "Too Cute!"

[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
TLC Unveils New Brand Campaign and Tagline
The multi-million dollar campaign - "Everyone needs a little TLC." - is rolling out across the country in key media outlets.

[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
Syfy Develops NCredible Improv - Executive Producers Nick Cannon and Michael Goldman to Create Sci-Fi/Fantasy Sketch Competition Series
The show will be taped in front of a live audience and feature two teams battling for the biggest laughs to win points and prizes.

[07/23/14 - 11:32 AM]
The Cycle 21 Premiere of "America's Next Top Model" Moves Up to August 18
Original episodes will air on Mondays for six weeks, with encores airing Fridays.

[07/23/14 - 10:54 AM]
USA Network and Wattpad Forge First of Its Kind Partnership to Release a Prequel to "Dig" in Advance of the Drama's Fall Premiere
The 12-part serialized prequel is written by the "Dig" writers and can be accessed via the Wattpad app, and on Wattpad.com.

[07/23/14 - 10:47 AM]
CBS Corporation and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Announce the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Will Remain in New York
The agreement includes a commitment by CBS for approximately 200 New York-based jobs to support the daily program's year-round production schedule.

[07/23/14 - 10:22 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" Launches on Network Television with Primetime Special "Under the Lights" on Wednesday, Sept. 10 on CBS
The one-hour special will also encore on NFL Network the following Tuesday, September 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/23/14 - 10:10 AM]
Syfy Unleashes a Category 5 Marketing Storm Behind "Sharknado 2: The Second One"
The Category 5 campaign will include a digital, social and in-store partnership with SUBWAY encompassing promotions at 26K locations nationwide.

[07/23/14 - 09:13 AM]
TV One Presents the Network Premiere Movie "Girlfriends' Getaway" on August 30 at 8PM/ET
Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins star in the project, which was shot entirely on location in Trinidad.

[07/23/14 - 09:10 AM]
"Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall" Series Premiere Rocks DIY Network's Ratings
DIY Network spins the numbers for Saturday, July 19.

[07/23/14 - 09:02 AM]
Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group Team Up to Bring Barclays Premier League 2014-15 Soccer Season to Select U.S. Cinemas
Americans will have the opportunity to see England's best in state-of-the-art projection and sound at select venues across the country on Saturdays throughout the Premier League season.