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[05/14/08 - 09:39 AM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: CBS & the Cw
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- A round-up of the various developments from CBS and The CW's upfront presentations that may have gotten lost in the shuffle:

-- The CW will launch its Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday lineups the week of September 1. Friday comedies "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game" then will likely bow in early October with the Thursday duo of "Smallville" and "Supernatural" due at an unspecified date. As for CBS, the Eye as usual is expected to stick with a traditional rollout during the week of September 22.

-- Loads of casting news. Michael Cram, Sergio Di Zio, Mark Taylor, Ruth Marshall, Philip Akin and Lisa Marcos have all joined the ensemble cast of the Eye's upcoming summer drama "Flashpoint," due on Friday, July 11. They join the previously announced Hugh Dillon, Enrico Colantoni, Amy Jo Johnson and David Paetkau. Also confirmed: Wendy Diamond ("America's Cutest Puppies"), Allan Reznik (editor-in-chief of Dog Fancy) and Victoria Stilwell ("It's Me or the Dog") have been tapped as the judges for "Greatest American Dog." Jarod Miller hosts the series, which premieres Thursday, July 10. Meanwhile, Adam Campbell ("Date Movie") and Bill Dow ("Stargate SG-1") was just two of several players revealed to be appearing in the midseason entry "Harper's Island." And lastly, Allan Louis ("Stomp the Yard") was confirmed as Marco, the girls' live-in chef on "Surviving the Filthy Rich."

-- Are roles being recast on "Eleventh Hour," "Worst Week" and "Surviving the Filthy Rich?" Marley Shelton, Jay Malone and Marsha Mason's names were all conspicuously absent from their respective show's cast list and press materials. Shelton plays Rachel Young on "Hour," the bodyguard to Rufus Sewell's character. Over on "Week," Malone plays Adam Green, the co-worker and best friend of Sam (Kyle Bornheimer). And finally, Marsha Mason had been cast as matriarch Laurel Limoges on "Rich," the grandmother to heiresses Sage and Rose (Ashley Newbrough, Lucy Kate Hale).

-- First details on The CW's Media Rights Capital-produced block. Said lineup will include comedies "Surviving Suburbia" and "Book of Murphy" from 7-8 p.m. with dramas "I.M. Valentine Investigation" and "F.A.T. City: Fugitive Apprehension Team" at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c, respectively. The only details given about the quartet were that "FAT" is a procedural set in Las Vegas while "I.M." is a romantic drama. All four series are being produced in-house by MRC. It's not clear what will run in the "Easy View" hours of 5-7 p.m., which will also be programmed by MRC.

-- CBS had more completed pilots/presentations than any other network - 14. Of those, six went to series - "Eleventh Hour," "The Ex List," "Harper's Island," "The Mentalist," "Project Gary" and "Worst Week." Only NBC ordered more scripted projects - eight, of which just one ("The Listener") had a completed pilot. The rest were ordered off scripts. As for the eight projects that didn't make the cut on CBS's schedule - comedies "My Best Friend's Girl," "My Secret Public Journal" and "Single White Millionaire"; and dramas "Can Openers," "Exit 19," "The Meant to Be's," "NY-LON" and "Tower" - it's not clear if any are still being considered for midseason. The Eye had one other comedy pilot, "Oldyweds," which was stalled in the casting stage. Over on The CW, just two scripted pilots were completed - the picked up "Surviving the Filthy Rich" and the passed over "Austin Golden Hour." The netlet's other newcomer, "90210," was ordered off its script.





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· 90210 (CW)
· AMERICA'S CUTEST PUPPIES (WE)
· AT LAST (CBS)
· AUSTIN GOLDEN HOUR (CW)
· CAN OPENERS (CBS)
· ELEVENTH HOUR (CBS)
· EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS (CW)
· EX LIST, THE (CBS)
· EXIT 19 (CBS)
· FLASHPOINT (ION)
· GAME, THE (BET)
· GARY UNMARRIED (CBS)
· GREATEST AMERICAN DOG (CBS)
· HARPER'S ISLAND (CBS)
· LISTENER, THE (ION)
· MEANT TO BE'S, THE (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL (CBS)
· MY SECRET PUBLIC JOURNAL (CBS)
· NY-LON (CBS)
· PRIVILEGED (CW)
· SINGLE WHITE MILLIONAIRE (CBS)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· STARGATE: SG-1 (SYFY)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· TOWER (CBS)
· WORST WEEK (CBS)





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