or


[05/12/03 - 12:00 AM]
WB Greenlights Four Comedies, Two Dramas for Fall Schedule
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) - Coming off its best season to date, the WB will try to up the ante even further next season as the Frog network has greenlighted four new comedies and two new dramas. The pickups come as the WB gets ready to unveil its fall schedule tomorrow morning as part of its upfront presentation to the advertising community.

Here's a night-by-night breakdown of what's on tap for next season:

-- Mondays as expected will remain the Frog's dynamite duo of "7th Heaven" and "Everwood."

-- Tuesdays have "Gilmore Girls" kicking off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by the Rachael Leigh Cook-led drama "Fearless," which had been a dark horse to make the schedule last week. "One Tree Hill," which had been in competition for the Tuesday, 9:00/8:00c slot, is likely set for a midseason order.

-- Wednesdays see the WB moving its powerhouse "Smallville" to open the night, leading into fellow returning drama "Angel."

-- "Tarzan & Jane," the network's highest-profile pilot, is a go for the Sunday, 9:00/8:00c slot following "Charmed." It is not known as of yet what will air at 7:00/6:00c.

-- While the exact breakdown of the Frog's Thursday and Friday night schedules are not known, its membership however is. Fridays are expected to see "Reba" shift to 8:00/7:00c followed by either "Like Family" or "All About the Andersons" with "Grounded for Life" taking over the 9:00/8:00c slot. "Family" or "Andersons" will then fill out the night at 9:30/8:30c.

-- Thursdays see "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" returning, likely at 9:30/8:30c, while "What I Like About You" will shift to Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c followed by newcomer "Run of the House." Lastly, the WB's talk/variety show hosted by Steve Harvey is expected to land the 9:00/8:00c slot. Again, these four may be jumbled to different times on the same night.

-- At midseason, in addition to "One Tree Hill," orders are expected to go out to dramas "Other People's Business" and the untitled "Gilmore Girls" spin-off, the latter of which is contigent on finding a showrunner. On the comedy front, "Kid Mayor," "The Help," and "Sixteen to Life" are on the cusp of midseason orders, as is the reality project "Make My Day."

-- Getting the axe then are freshman series "Black Sash," "Do Over," "Family Affair," "On the Spot" and "Greetings from Tucson." "Sash" is already set to burn off its remaining episodes beginning Sunday, May 25.

This article was updated at 11:14 AM with additional information.





  [may 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS (WB)
· ANGEL (WB)
· BLACK SASH, THE (WB)
· CHARMED (WB)
· DO OVER (WB)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· FAMILY AFFAIR (WB)
· FEARLESS (WB)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· GREETINGS FROM TUCSON (WB)
· GROUNDED FOR LIFE (WB)
· HELP, THE (WB)
· JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, THE (WB)
· LIKE FAMILY (WB)
· MAKE MY DAY (TV LAND)
· MAYOR, THE (WB)
· ON THE SPOT (WB)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS (WB)
· REBA (CW)
· RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB)
· SEVENTH HEAVEN (CW)
· SIXTEEN TO LIFE (CBS)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME CHALLENGE (WB)
· TARZAN (WB)
· UNTITLED GILMORE GIRLS PROJECT (WB)
· WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU (WB)











[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[10/20/14 - 10:19 AM]
FX Networks to Unveil "Simpsons World" October 21
It will include instant and on-demand access to every single "Simpsons" episode - all 552 episodes (25 Seasons) - and each new episode from the current 26th season will be available for viewing the day after its original broadcast on FOX.

[10/20/14 - 10:01 AM]
Disney-ABC Announces ABC Owned Station Group as Launch Partner for Upcoming Syndicated Daytime Talker "The F-A-B" (Working Title) with Tyra Banks
Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley will co-host the series, due in the fall of 2015.

[10/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
In a Straight-to-Series Order, FOX Greenlights First Comedy-Horror Anthology, "Scream Queens"
The series, produced by 20th Century Fox Television, is from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto.

[10/20/14 - 09:55 AM]
James Denton to Star in "The Good Witch" Alongside Catherine Bell and Bailee Madison in Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Primetime Series Based on the Network's Most Successful Original Movie Franchise
Denton will play Cassie's new next-door-neighbor, a divorced doctor and single dad who stirs things up in Middleton when he discovers Cassie's signature charm is more than just a magic touch.

[10/20/14 - 09:52 AM]
Video: "The Comeback" Trailer (HBO)
The series returns with the first of eight new episodes on Sunday, November 9.

[10/20/14 - 09:51 AM]
"Getting On," An Offbeat, Comedic Look at the Dysfunctional Staff of a Beleaguered Hospital, Begins Its Second Season Nov. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Guest stars on the second season include: Betty Buckle, Jayma Mays, Carrie Preston, Alia Shawkat and Jean Smart.

[10/20/14 - 09:49 AM]
Golden Globe-Nominated Drama Series "The Newsroom," Starring Emmy(R)-Winner Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer, Created by Aaron Sorkin, Kicks Off Third and Final Season Nov. 9, Exclusively on HBO
New to the guest cast in season three are B.J. Novak, Kat Dennings, Mary McCormack, Joanna Gleason and Clea DuVall.

[10/20/14 - 09:35 AM]
Showtime(R) Creates Compelling New Destination for Music Documentaries on Showtime 2(TM)
This collection gives a profound and unique insider's perspective on superstar artists and bands including Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Genesis, The Eagles, Green Day and Bob Dylan.

[10/20/14 - 09:01 AM]
Daniel Cormier Joins "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports 1
Cormier joins an accomplished broadcast team, including co-host and former UFC multiple title contender Kenny Florian, veteran combat sports journalist Karyn Bryant and four-time World MMA Awards Journalist of the Year Ariel Helwani.

[10/20/14 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Continues NBC's Reign
The Peacock's NFL franchise is up more than 16% from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/20/14 - 08:33 AM]
National Geographic Channel Unleashes Chef Eric Greenspan on an American Road Trip Documenting His Gastronomic Quest for the Quintessential Meat Experience
"Eric Greenspan Is Hungry" premieres Monday, November 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[10/20/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Builds Year Over Year on Sunday for the 4th Straight Week This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/20/14 - 08:23 AM]
"Sunday Night Football" Delivers Its Best Overnight Rating Since the Sunday Season Premiere on September 7
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/20/14 - 08:19 AM]
Pack Your Survival Gear - The Weather Channel Greenlights Second Season of "Fat Guys in the Woods"
Host and survival expert Creek Stewart will take groups of three average Joes into the woods to battle Mother Nature and teach them the art and science of outdoor survival while armed with only the most basic of tools.