or


[05/15/07 - 04:51 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- A round-up of the various developments from ABC's upfront presentation that may have gotten lost in the shuffle:

-- Mondays and Tuesdays at midseason. While not detailed on the network's press release, the Alphabet confirmed that once "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Bachelor" conclude next season its schedule on said nights will be as follows:

Mondays
8:00/7:00c - "Wife Swap"
9:00/8:00c - "Sam I Am" (Moves from 9:30/8:30c)
9:30/8:30c - "Notes from the Underbelly"
10:00/9:00c - "October Road"

Tuesdays
8:00/7:00c - "Cavemen"
8:30/7:30c - "Carpoolers"
9:00/9:00c - "Cashmere Mafia"
10:00/9:00c - "Boston Legal"

-- With the cancellation of "The George Lopez Show" and (potentially) "According to Jim," "Boston Legal," "Desperate Housewives," "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy" have become the longest running scripted series on ABC's schedule. All four launched during the 2004-2005 season. 11 other series also did not make the cut for 2007-2008: comedies "Big Day," "Help Me Help You," "In Case of Emergency" and "The Knights of Prosperity"; dramas "Day Break," "The Nine," "Six Degrees" and "What About Brian"; and alternative entries "Extreme Makeover," "The Great American Dream Vote" and "Show Me the Money." Said number is down from last year at this time when 15 series got the axe.

-- "Primetime" will return at some point next season. ABC Entertainment topper Steve McPherson mentioned during this morning's conference call to the press he expects the veteran newsmagazine to turn up next season in the same fashion it did this year - as a utility player. To date this season, 20 episodes of "Primetime" have aired, down from the 33 that ran at the same point last season.

-- Including "National Bingo Night" and "Traveler," ABC expects to air at least nine original series this summer. Clips were shown from "Just for Laughs," "The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?," "Shaq's Big Challenge," "American Inventor" and "Fat March" (previously known as "Too Big to Walk?"). They join the previously announced "The Ex-Wives Club" and "Fast Cars & Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race." No mention was made of "Greg Behrendt's Wake-Up Call," "Masters of Science Fiction," "NASCAR in Primetime" or "Set for Life."





  [may 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· AMERICAN INVENTOR (ABC)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BIG DAY (ABC)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· CARPOOLERS (ABC)
· CASHMERE MAFIA (ABC)
· CAVEMEN (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DAY BREAK (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER (ABC)
· EX-WIVES CLUB, THE (ABC)
· FAST CARS & SUPERSTARS: THE GILLETTE YOUNG GUNS CELEBRITY RACE (ABC)
· FAT MARCH (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· GREAT AMERICAN DREAM VOTE, THE (ABC)
· GREG BEHRENDT'S WAKE-UP CALL (SOAPNET)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HELP ME HELP YOU (ABC)
· IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (ABC)
· JUST FOR LAUGHS (ABC)
· KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY, THE (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION (ABC)
· NASCAR IN PRIMETIME (ABC)
· NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT (ABC)
· NEXT BEST THING: WHO IS THE GREATEST CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR? (ABC)
· NINE, THE (ABC)
· NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY (ABC)
· OCTOBER ROAD (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· SAMANTHA WHO? (ABC)
· SET FOR LIFE (ABC)
· SHAQ'S BIG CHALLENGE (ABC)
· SHOW ME THE MONEY (ABC)
· SIX DEGREES (ABC)
· TRAVELER (ABC)
· WHAT ABOUT BRIAN (ABC)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)











[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.