Monday, May 15, 2006

Coming soon

Tomorrow's TV Talk is on the network upfront presentations going on this week in New York. NBC went first, renewing "Scrubs," "Crossing Jordan" and "The Apprentice" for midseason, officially killing off "E-Ring" and "Surface" and pimping a slough of new shows, noteably Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "Friday Night Lights" (which will air on Tuesdays, naturally) and a bunch of other dramas. ABC goes tomorrow, but it's already killed "Invasion," booked Callista Flockhart for a drama and renewed "According to Jim," proving that there is no justice in the world. Oh, and the latest is that the CW will bring back "7th Heaven" after all. Go figure.

Now you don't have to read the column tomorrow -- look how much time I've saved you!

Meanwhile, President Bush's speech tonight is messing up the schedule. Our local cadet on "Wheel of Fortune" will apparently go a half-hour late, after the speech (unless it runs long...). ABC pushed Oprah's "Legends Ball" back to May 22.

UPDATE: TC asked "So what about poor Joey? Has he been officially canceled?"

Yes, Mr. Tribbiani has been put out of his misery, along with "Teachers" and "Conviction." Sorry if any of those are your favorites (and sorry in so many ways if you're really a "Joey" fan).


At 2:44 PM, May 15, 2006, Anonymous tc said...

So what about poor Joey? Has he been officially canceled?

At 4:19 AM, May 16, 2006, Blogger Don McCullen said...

I am not '7th Heaven' fan but I am not suprised that The CW is been able to changed its status from Canceled to Renewed.

Of all the shows on The WB and UPN combined; '7th Heaven' is the strongest link. Sure its not quarky or intresting like a 'Veronica Mars,' which has a vocal and loyal audience (and I am not a Mars fan either), but guess who has the ratings??? 7th Heaven.

Statically 'Veronica Mars' is the worst player. '7th Heaven' getting a 11th Season is not going to help the teenaged outcast. We shall see on Thursday.

I could see 'Glimore Girls' paired with Heaven on Mondays. The African-American centered sitcoms could either move to Tuesdays or even Thursday. If its Thursday it means that want to try to get the numbers on Sundays using Smallville and maybe Supernatural. Some of those shows could be split up with some of them to come on after "America's Next Top Model."

Oh and Joey should have stuck close to his "Friends." Rest in Pieces.

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At 8:18 AM, May 16, 2006, Anonymous tc said...

From the point of view of some sort of ending, I wonder if NBC will allow the show to go back and shoot a series finale?

The wife was a big fan of Friends and she tried to stomach Joey. So I'm sure she'd watch some sort of series finale for Joey if it airs. The "car wreck" mentality, where people would watch to see what happens.

At 8:28 PM, May 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So on NPR tonight - All things considered - I heard a piece about "Up Front" presentations of the new fall programs to major advertizers happening in NYC this week...

Any gems coming our way?


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