or


[02/11/05 - 12:00 AM]
10th Season Pick-Up Earns '7th Heaven' a Place in Television History

[via press release from The WB]

10TH SEASON PICK-UP EARNS �7TH HEAVEN� A PLACE IN TELEVISION HISTORY

Burbank, CA February 11, 2005

For Publication Monday, February 14

THE WB'S HIGHLY RATED DRAMA WILL SURPASS �THE WALTONS� AND �LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE� AS THE LONGEST-RUNNING FAMILY DRAMA OF ALL TIME

The WB Network and Spelling Television's 7TH HEAVEN has earned an early 10th season pick-up, which will make it the longest-running family drama in television history. The announcement was made jointly today by David Janollari, President of Entertainment for The WB and executive producer Aaron Spelling, who is also the Chairman and CEO of Spelling Television, Inc.

The previous record for longest-running family drama was shared by 7TH HEAVEN, �The Walton's� and �Little House on the Prairie,� which each aired for nine consecutive seasons.

�This is a great day for everyone involved with this historic series, especially the loyal fans that have made this appointment television on Monday nights for almost a decade,� said Mr. Janollari. �The longevity and consistent quality of 7TH HEAVEN is a testament to the commitment to excellence of Aaron Spelling, Duke Vincent, series creator Brenda Hampton and a fabulous ensemble cast led by Stephen Collins. An entire generation of pre-teens and teens has grown up watching this show with their parents and learned valuable life lessons. Through the prism of a loving traditional family, the storylines serve as a jumping off point for important family discussions. The bottom line is, this is a series that makes you proud to be a broadcaster.�

�The WB's 10th year pick-up of 7TH HEAVEN has put me into 8th heaven!� said Aaron Spelling. �But seriously, we're thrilled that this pick-up will make 7TH HEAVEN the longest running family show in television history. We can't thank the WB enough for its support!�

7TH HEAVEN, which debuted on August 26, 1996, has been The WB's most-watched series for seven consecutive seasons (since the 1998-99 broadcast season). The show garnered the network's largest audience ever on February 8, 1999, when 12.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the birth of the Camden twins. This season, 7TH HEAVEN is again the network's most-watched series in households and total viewers and is also strong in young demographics, ranking second in 12-34 and teens and first in 18-49 amongst all series on The WB.

7TH HEAVEN has been extremely successful in relating stories that are affecting families today and opening up avenues for discussion. Some of the series' compelling storylines have focused on religious tolerance, gun control, the Holocaust, voting, drug use and teen sexuality. The series has won numerous awards, including being named best drama in the Teen Choice Awards three times, and being hailed as �The Best Show You're Not Watching� at the inaugural TV Guide Awards.

�Every day, I'm stopped on the street or in the market by someone who tells me how important 7TH HEAVEN is to their family � that the show prompts tough, essential talk between kids and parents,� said series star Stephen Collins. �They also tell me we make them laugh and cry. It's a gift to work on this show, and to know that we' ll break a record or two is the icing on the cake. 7TH HEAVEN has never been media-sexy. We don't win the big awards, and whoever is flavor-of-the-month will always get more attention on the red carpet. However, as Lou Gehrig once said, �Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.��

�I think everyone is overlooking the show's most noticeable achievement � after nine seasons, Stephen Collins still has his hair,� said series creator and executive producer Brenda Hampton. �At this point in time, there is every indication that he will still have it for the tenth season, so we're looking forward to another year of success. He is our lucky charm.�

7TH HEAVEN stars Collins as Reverend Eric Camden, Catherine Hicks as Annie Camden, Barry Watson as Matt Camden, David Gallagher as Simon Camden, Beverley Mitchell as Lucy Kinkirk, Mackenzie Rosman as Ruthie Camden, Nikolas and Lorenzo Brino as Sam and David Camden, George Stults as Kevin Kinkirk and Tyler Hoechlin as Martin Brewer.

The series was created by Brenda Hampton (�Mad About You,� �Blossom�) who also serves as executive producer, along with Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent. 7TH HEAVEN is produced by Spelling Television, Inc., a Paramount/Viacom company.





  [february 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SEVENTH HEAVEN (CW)





[01/23/17 - 01:30 PM]
Stephen Colbert to Host the "69th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS
"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period," said Stephen Colbert. "Both in person and around the globe."

[01/23/17 - 01:01 PM]
HBO Confirms March Debut Dates for Special "Jerrod Carmichael: 8" and Second Season of "Animals."
Look for said events on Saturday, March 11 and Friday, March 17, respectively.

[01/23/17 - 12:57 PM]
2017 NFC Championship Game Delivers 46.422 Million Combined Viewers on FOX Broadcast Network, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 22.

[01/23/17 - 12:21 PM]
Series Premiere of "Hunted" Is the Season's Highest Rated New Series Debut in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 22.

[01/23/17 - 11:33 AM]
VH1's "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" Returns Monday, February 13 at 9PM ET/PT
Look for five additional episodes to roll out in successive weeks.

[01/23/17 - 11:10 AM]
Documentary "Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)," Chronicling the Band's Resilience in the Wake of the Paris Terror Attack, Debuts Feb. 13 on HBO
The film explores the deep bonds between band co-founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, as well as the intense connection the band has always had with its devoted fans, which moved them to return to Paris to perform once again in February 2016.

[01/23/17 - 10:51 AM]
Refinery29 Announces the Return of Female-Focused Short Film Series Shatterbox Anthology, In Partnership with TNT
The Shatterbox Anthology series has become known for providing female filmmakers of all ages, levels of recognition, and years of experience, the opportunity to bring their stories and directorial visions to life.

[01/23/17 - 10:02 AM]
Season Two of OWN's Popular Drama Series "Greenleaf" Premieres Wednesday, March 15
The first eight episodes of the new season will debut on Wednesday, March 15 with the remaining eight due this summer.

[01/23/17 - 10:02 AM]
Freeform's February Funday Event Airs February 18 - 19
Freeform's Funday weekend features a horde of heroes from beloved Disney movies, including the premiere of Disney's "Big Hero 6."

[01/23/17 - 10:01 AM]
Freeform's Valentine's Day Weekend Programming Event Airs February 11 - 12
Highlights include the premiere of "What's Your Number?" and a special edition airing of "The Notebook."

[01/23/17 - 10:00 AM]
Jenny Ramirez Joins Turner as Vice President of Unscripted Programming for TBS & TNT
Ramirez joins TBS & TNT from Irwin Entertainment, where she served as both senior vice president of development and co-executive producer for the company's robust slate of NBC specials.

[01/23/17 - 09:54 AM]
"Teachers" Reaches Series Highs and Has Its Most-Watched Episode Ever
TV Land further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 17.

[01/23/17 - 09:51 AM]
Video: Two New Promos for "FEUD: Bette and Joan," FX's New Anthology Series from Ryan Murphy
Catch the series premiere Sunday, March 5 on the cable channel.

[01/23/17 - 09:36 AM]
HGTV Renews "Desert Flippers" for a Second Season
The 10-episode season is set to premiere in June 2017.

[01/23/17 - 09:01 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in February with Back-to-Back Shows
On February 11, Alec Baldwin will return for his record-breaking 17th time as host.