or


[08/15/08 - 08:40 AM]
MyNetworkTV Sets Fall Premieres, Midseason Plans
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- MyNetworkTV will launch the bulk of its fall schedule in October, the netlet confirmed to the site this week.

Said launch is timed with the network premiere of "WWE Friday Night Smackdown" on October 3. The network is undoubtedly hoping "Smackdown" will continue MyNetworkTV's record growth in the key adults 18-49 demographic from last season (+33%) - more than FOX (+5%), NBC (-10%), ABC (-18%), CBS (-20%) or The CW (-23%).

Here's a complete breakdown of each night's rollout:

Mondays (starting October 6)
8:00/7:00c - "Celebrity Expose"
9:00/8:00c - "Magic's Biggest Secrets Revealed" (New Series)

Tuesdays (starting September 9)
8:00/7:00c - "Street Patrol"
8:30/7:30c - "Street Patrol"
9:00/8:00c - "Jail"
9:30/8:30c - "Jail"

Wednesdays (starting October 8)
8:00/7:00c - "Funniest Moments" (New Series)
9:00/8:00c - "The Tony Rock Project" (New Series)
9:30/8:30c - "Under One Roof"

Thursdays
8:00/7:00c - "My Thursday Night Movie" (titles include Men in Black II, Batman Returns, Transporter 2, Entrapment, Predator, Passenger 57, Conspiracy, Alien 3, Just Cause, The Siege, Courage Under Fire, Lethal Weapon, and Walking Tall)

Fridays (starting October 3)
8:00/7:00c - "WWE Friday Night SmackDown"*

Saturdays
8:00/7:00c - "My Saturday Night Movie" (titles include Napoleon Dynamite, Dr. Dolittle, Fat Albert, The Banger Sisters, Raising Arizona, Edward Scissorhands, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Driving Miss Daisy, Moonstruck, National Lampoon's Vacation, Jewel of the Nile, Big Trouble, The Beach, Grumpier Old Men, Hot Shots!, Picture Perfect, and Garfield)

* A one-hour special devoted to "Wrestlemania XXIV" will actually kick off the WWE franchise on Thursday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

Also on tap:

-- Returning specials include "2008 World Magic Awards," "2008 World Music Awards," "2008 Hero Awards" and "Harlem Globetrotters - A New Generation"

-- "Shaken, Not Stirred," a series of specials devoted to celebrity roasts, including those of Bobby Brown, Rev. Al Sharpton, Ice T and Pamela Anderson. Installments will be taped at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas with D.L. Hughley, Paul Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and John Salley among those offering verbal barbs. Latham Entertainment ("The Original Kings of Comedy") is producing.

-- In the works for midseason: a variety sketch comedy from actor/comedian Eddie Griffin; new episodes of "Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic"; a produced for MyNetworkTV version of the syndicated entry "Comics Unleashed" and "Dead Man Running," a scripted drama starring Michael Madsen from the producers of "The Shield."





  [august 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· CELEBRITY EXPOSE (MYNETWORKTV)
· COMICS UNLEASHED (SYNDICATION)
· DEAD MAN RUNNING (MYNETWORKTV)
· JAIL (SPIKE TV)
· MAGIC'S BIGGEST SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED (MYNETWORKTV)
· STREET PATROL (MYNETWORKTV)
· TONY ROCK PROJECT, THE (MYNETWORKTV)
· UNDER ONE ROOF (MYNETWORKTV)
· UNTITLED EDDIE GRIFFIN PROJECT (MYNETWORKTV)
· WORLD'S FUNNIEST MOMENTS (MYNETWORKTV)
· WWE SMACKDOWN (USA)





[07/28/16 - 12:43 PM]
TLC's "Playhouse Masters" Climbs Into Imaginative Spaces
Tyson and Audy Leavitt create the most elaborate, over-the-top playhouses out of their family-run shop called "Charmed Playhouses."

[07/28/16 - 11:24 AM]
#Squadgoals Takes on New Meaning in an All New Season of Velocity's "Garage Squad"
The all new season starring National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel, lead mechanic Joe Zolper, and co-host Heather Storm premieres Wednesday, August 24.

[07/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
TBS Greenlights Digital Animated Series "Storyville" and Begins Development on Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Series
Musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will tell true life stories which will be animated in rich detail, exposing the sheer absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory.

[07/28/16 - 10:26 AM]
Esquire Network Greenlights New Seasons of Hit Documentary Franchise "Friday Night Tykes" and Spin-Off "Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country"
A combination of fan-favorite teams are set to return, with all-new teams presenting an authentic look at the cultural phenomenon that is American football.

[07/28/16 - 10:03 AM]
PBS to Present "Spotlight Education," A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America's Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
The stunt features eleven films and documentaries on local PBS stations September 12-17.

[07/28/16 - 10:02 AM]
PBS and American Experience Announce "The Great War" to Premiere April 2017
The six-hour, three-night event, will premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.

[07/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Frontline on PBS Presents "Divided States of America," A Look at the Polarized Nation the Next President Will Inherit
The four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country, and examines the America the next president will inherit.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Creator of Broadway Smash Hit Hamilton - Hosts Sixth Annual PBS Arts Fall Festival
"Hamilton's America" gives viewers a look at Miranda and his colleagues' creative process during the three years leading up to the Broadway opening of the record-breaking musical winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Taps Charles Dance to Narrate Epic Global Miniseres Event "Savage Kingdom"
The project is a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Disney XD Picks Up Second Season of Its Innovative Hidden-Camera Prank Series "Walk the Prank"
The series has reached 35.4 million viewers including 13.2 million Kids 6-14 and 6.3 million Boys 6-14 on Disney XD and Disney Channel.

[07/28/16 - 09:56 AM]
El Rey Network's Original Wrestling Series "Lucha Underground" Returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, September 7 at 8PM ET
Masked heroes and villains will continue to battle it out for wrestling supremacy in the hour-long weekly series, giving fans a ringside seat to the blood-pumping, chant-starting lucha libre drama and excitement.

[07/28/16 - 09:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock once again is the evening's most-watched network in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/28/16 - 09:05 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "Kiss Bang Love"
In "Kiss Bang Love," singles searching for love will participate in a new social experiment to find their match based on blindfolded kissing.

[07/28/16 - 09:04 AM]
Make a Date with Adult Swim's New Drive-In Tour - 10 Cities Host Nights of Fun and Freebies!
Each stop of the five-week, 10-city national tour, brings an ultimate exclusive sneak peek at unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and loads of other Adult Swim favorites.

[07/28/16 - 08:52 AM]
HBO Renews "Ballers" for Third Season
"Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the 'Ballers' team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers," said Casey Bloys.