or


[11/22/04 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Grounds 'Lax,' Plots 'Scrubs' Move
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC is grounding its freshman drama "LAX" as the network announced over the weekend production on the series will halt after its initial 13 episodes.

The news more or less spells the end of the series, which originally aired on Mondays at 10:00/9:00c before moving to Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c last month. It's also not clear if the Peacock will air the show's final three installments as various specials are set to fill the Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c hour for the next three weeks: "Tim McGraw: Here and Now" (November 24), an "Apprentice" clip show (December 1) and "A Clay Aiken Christmas" (December 8).

A less than stellar 7.49 million viewers tuned into "LAX" on average according to final Nielsen Media Research numbers available so far this season (9/20/04-11/14/04), ahead of only "American Dreams" (7.41 million), "Hawaii" (7.16 million) and "Last Comic Standing" (5.78 million) on the network.

Meanwhile in other news, NBC is reportedly on track to move its Tuesday comedy "Scrubs" to the 9:00/8:00c half-hour come January according to several industry insiders as well as a hotline recently installed by the cast and crew (read the story). The veteran comedy will then likely lead into one of the Peacock's new midseason comedies ("Committed," "The Men's Room" or "The Office").





  [november 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· COMMITTED (NBC)
· HAWAII (NBC)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· LAX (NBC)
· MEN'S ROOM, THE (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SCRUBS (ABC)











[01/29/15 - 10:13 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week - Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 13 of Last 14 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 10:12 AM]
Five Greenlights, Two Renewals, And a Premiere! Comedy Central(R) Announces CC:Studios Development Slate
Available now on cc.com is "Roustabout," a comedic travelogue that follows Kurt Braunohler as he jet skis from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for charity.

[01/29/15 - 10:00 AM]
A Disney Princess Inspired by Latin Cultures, "Elena of Avalor," Will Be Introduced in 2016 on Disney Junior Channels and Programming Blocks Around the World
The role of 16-year-old Princess Elena, the bold, caring, funny and clever ascendant to the throne in the fairytale kingdom of Avalor, will be voiced by Aimee Carrero.

[01/29/15 - 09:50 AM]
Debut Episode of Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect Mobile Game Premieres Today on the App Store
Said Kurt Sutter, "It's finally fucking here. It's awesome. Play it. Live it. Be the prospect."

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
The network's newcomer equals last week's series high among adults 18-49.

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Captures Its Biggest Overall Audience for a Rebroadcast Since April 16, Its Second-Biggest to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/15 - 08:15 AM]
"Shark Week" Returns to Discovery Channel on July 5
A summer long celebration of all things shark, this year's edition will deliver more hours of all new, visually-stunning and informative shark-filled specials than ever before.

[01/29/15 - 08:03 AM]
The Band Perry, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and John Legend to Perform on "Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy(R) Salute," Monday, Feb. 16 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Janelle MonĂ¡e, Ed Sheeran and Usher.

[01/29/15 - 07:17 AM]
Bravo Media Picks Up "Top Chef" for Season 13 and Embarks on Nationwide Casting Call
The network announced open casting calls in cities across the country for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series starting on February 3.

[01/29/15 - 06:48 AM]
Original Programming on The Weather Channel Registers Double Digit Increases
Upcoming original primetime premieres include "Coast Guard Alaska" (February 23), "Weather of Biblical Proportions" (March 15), and "Brainstormers" (March 22).

[01/29/15 - 06:46 AM]
Country Superstar Tim McGraw to Perform for Glen Campbell at the Oscars(R)
"I'm honored to be asked to sing this powerful song from one of the true legends of the music industry," said McGraw.

[01/29/15 - 06:07 AM]
Crown Media Family Networks, Home Of Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Announces Its Adoption of "Happy" the Dog as the Company's First-Ever Canine Goodwill Ambassador
"Happy, the Dog" will also appear in the highly-anticipated 2015 Hero Dog Awards, a celebration of courageous canines who have performed extraordinary good deeds, premiering this Fall.

[01/29/15 - 05:01 AM]
Bell Media and CBS Corporation Announce Long-Term Content Licensing and Trademark Agreement for Showtime(R) in Canada
The exclusive, landmark deal will bring the Showtime brand to Canada for the first time, with hundreds of hours of past, present and future Showtime programming being made available across Bell Media platforms.

[01/29/15 - 05:00 AM]
NBC's "The Blacklist" Launches "Red Is on the Run to Thursdays" Scavenger Hunt in 25 Cities
The first three fans in each city to catch the Red decoy, wearing his signature suit and fedora hat, will be rewarded with cash prizes.

[01/28/15 - 05:48 PM]
Breaking News: Supergirl Casts James Olsen
Mehcad Brooks is set as James Olsen, a photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara (series star Melissa Benoist) works.