or


[05/18/09 - 02:31 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Fox
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

-- FOX has canceled "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." "'Terminator' has completed its run," FOX entertainment chief Kevin Reilly told reporters in a conference call this morning. "And I think it had a nice little run. It was a good show. It was not [a question of keeping either 'Dollhouse' or 'Terminator']. We did see it tailing off a bit. It had a nice creative core, but ultimately we made the bet on 'Dollhouse' for the night. We had some other shows we thought would make a better profile for the night. So that's it for 'Terminator.'" Only two other scripted shows were canceled or ended this season on the network: "Do Not Disturb" and "Prison Break."

-- The network will not order any additional episodes of "Hole in the Wall," "Osbournes: Reloaded," "Sit Down, Shut Up" and - for now - "Secret Millionaire." Said news was confirmed to the site following the aforementioned call. While unaired episodes of the former trio may turn up later this year, no more will be produced. In the case of "Millionaire," the network says it was treated as a limited series event with no immediate plans for a sequel.

-- While not on the schedule, FOX also has original episodes left of "King of the Hill," additional cycles of "Kitchen Nightmares" and a new reality series, "Someone's Gotta Go." The latter may turn up in late summer or be held until next season.

-- FOX will roll out "Alive Air" next season, an initiative designed to keep viewers tuned in during commercial breaks. Current examples include the "Animation Domination" round table discussions used as interstitials during the network's Sunday shows while future endeavors include "Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong Live" in November, in which viewers - you guessed it - prepare a meal with Ramsay over the course of an evening's programming; and "Family Guy Live!" on Sunday, November 8, where clips from Seth MacFarlane's stage show will be wrapped around that night's episodes of "The Cleveland Show," "Family Guy" and "American Dad." Also on tap in November is an "interactive scavenger hunt" featuring "The Simpsons," however no specifics were given.

-- World Series games will now start at 8:00/7:00c with pre-game shows beginning at 7:30/6:30c. In addition, due to the World Baseball Classic earlier this year, the MLB finale is currently set for the final week of October and will bleed into November:

Game 1: Wednesday, October 28
Game 2: Thursday, October 29
Game 3: Saturday, October 31
Game 4: Sunday, November 1
Game 5 (if necessary): Monday, November 2
Game 6 (if necessary): Wednesday, November 4
Game 7 (if necessary): Thursday, November 5





  [may 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· AMERICAN DAD (TBS)
· CLEVELAND SHOW, THE (FOX)
· DO NOT DISTURB (FOX)
· DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO? (FOX)
· DOLLHOUSE (FOX)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· HOLE IN THE WALL (CARTOON)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (FOX)
· OSBOURNES: RELOADED (FOX)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· SECRET MILLIONAIRE (ABC)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SIT DOWN, SHUT UP (FOX)
· TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (FOX)









[08/01/15 - 11:35 AM]
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Season
The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9 at 9:00/8:00c, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs.

[08/01/15 - 11:25 AM]
Disney's "Descendants" Waves Magic Ratings Wand for Disney Channel with 6.6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 09:50 AM]
New Episodes of "Super Why!" Soar Onto PBS Kids Starting August 17
Developed for children ages 3-6, the series helps kids explore reading and the alphabet, word families, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary as they follow their favorite Storybrook Village characters on interactive adventures.

[08/01/15 - 09:49 AM]
PBS Kids Premieres All-New Movie, "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle"
In this adventure-filled feature-length movie, Curious George takes a trip to space but crash-lands in the jungles of Africa, leading to an unforgettable journey with new animal friends.

[08/01/15 - 08:54 AM]
Friday's "Dateline" Hits Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Powers NBC to Demo Victory
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[07/31/15 - 04:01 PM]
Raven-Symone Returns to Disney Channel to Guest Star in a Special Episode of Hit Spy Comedy "K.C. Undercover," Monday, September 7
The special one hour episode featuring a tour de force of audacious physical comedy, imagination and unexpected disguises, premieres on said Monday.

[07/31/15 - 03:50 PM]
The CW Sets New Season Premiere Date for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin"
Both series will now roll out one week earlier, on Monday, October 12.

[07/31/15 - 03:33 PM]
AMC's Martial Arts Drama Series "Into the Badlands" to Premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The series premiere will coincide with AMC's newest movie event, "AMC FightFest," a two-week martial arts movie marathon beginning Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13.

[07/31/15 - 03:32 PM]
AMC Confirms 15-Episode Order for Second Season of "Fear the Walking Dead"
As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with an extended 90-minute episode.

[07/31/15 - 03:31 PM]
AMC Places Straight-to-Series Order for "The West" (WT) from Executive Producers Robert Redford and Stephen David Entertainment
In addition, AMC announced today that "The Making of The Mob," also executive produced by Stephen David Entertainment.

[07/31/15 - 01:37 PM]
"Shadowhunters" Star Alberto Rosende to Participate in a Live Twitter Chat with Fans on Tuesday, August 4
Starting at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET, fans can tweet Alberto Rosende (@arosende) using #AskAlberto in their message.

[07/31/15 - 01:01 PM]
Starz Releases All New "Blunt Talk" Key Art and Trailer, First Look Photo of Lucy Lawless in "Ash vs Evil Dead," and "Survivor's Remorse" Trailer from TCA
"Blunt Talk" and "Survivor's Remorse" both kick off on Saturday, August 22 on the pay channel.

[07/31/15 - 11:58 AM]
BBC America Announces Two New Original Scripted Series and Original Scripted Development Slate
"Undercover", a gripping political thriller from acclaimed writer Peter Moffat starring Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester, and "Thirteen," a compelling contemporary mystery from rising star Marnie Dickens, are both on tap for 2016.

[07/31/15 - 11:20 AM]
Starz to Offer Subscribers Online and On-Demand Bingeing Opportunities for "Flesh and Bone" Limited Series and "Da Vinci's Demons" Final Season
All episodes will be available exclusively for subscribers, timed with their respective first episode premieres on October 24 and November 8.