[05/30/03 - 12:00 AM]
USA to Split New Season of 'Monk' Between Summer and Winter By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- USA announced today it plans to split the second season of its original series "Monk" between the summer and winter months. Nine of its 16 episodes produced for the upcoming season will begin airing Fridays at 10:00/9:00c starting June 20 with the remaining seven set to bow at midseason.
No reason for the split was given however with the network now carrying three original series ("The Dead Zone" and the upcoming "Peacemakers" are the others) the need to spread out its resources over the calendar year is the likely culprit. By the end of July, USA will be airing new episodes of the trio ("Dead Zone" on Sundays starting July 6 and "Peacemakers" on Wednesdays starting July 30) each week.
As for "Monk," look for several high-profile guest stars in the new season including Betty Buckley as Sharona's (Bitty Schram) mother, Glenne Headly ("ER," "Dick Tracy") as Lt. Stottlemeyer's (Ted Levine) wife and a yet-to-be-cast actor as Adrian's (Tony Shalhoub) brother. Production has also been moved from Toronto to Los Angeles as the series has seen an increased budget for the new season.
[05/05/15 - 02:34 PM]
The CW Pulls "Cedric's Barber Battle" from Friday Lineup Back-to-back episodes of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will now fill the 8:00/7:00c hour.
[05/05/15 - 02:31 PM]
Syfy and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television Reuniting to Develop Aldous Huxley's Classic Novel "Brave New World" In the series, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in "hatcheries."
[05/05/15 - 01:07 PM]
It's Time to Get Saved with Lifetime(R)'s All-New Docuseries, "Preach" Premiering June 5 The six-episode series follows four powerful female leaders who believe God has given them the ability to heal the sick, see the future and rid people of their addictions.
[05/05/15 - 12:50 PM]
College Softball Conference Tournaments: 50 Games, 11 Championships The ACC Championship Game (ESPN) and American Athletic Conference Championship Game (ESPN2) will be televised Saturday, May 9.
[05/05/15 - 12:45 PM]
Production Begins in Pittsburgh on WGN America's "Outsiders," New Original Drama Series from Peter Mattei, Peter Tolan and Paul Giamatti David Morse, Joe Anderson, Thomas M. Wright and Ryan Hurst star in the 13-episode series, due in early 2016.
[05/05/15 - 12:34 PM]
U.S. Women's National Team Preps for World Cup in Two Send-Off Series Matches on FOX Sports 1 The series begins on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, with an important friendly against the Republic of Ireland, followed by a match against Mexico on Sunday, May 17.
[05/05/15 - 12:24 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Original Movie, "Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery" Becomes the Network's Most-Watched Film Among W25-54, Households, and Total Viewers The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, May 2.
[05/05/15 - 12:01 PM]
C. Thomas Howell and Henry Rollins to Guest Star in ABC Family's New Procedural Drama "Stitchers" Howell will guest star in a recurring role as Daniel, a mysterious person Kirsten (series star Emma Ishta) knew long ago.
[05/05/15 - 11:48 AM]
Esquire Network Partners with Buick for "Knife Fight" Season Three - Debuts Short-Form Series "Eat Like a Man" Select episodes feature on-air "pantry tours" with host Ilan Hall sourcing the latest secret ingredients in the Buick Regal GS.
[05/05/15 - 11:46 AM]
Josh Charles Joins Hit Series "Masters of Sex" in a Major Guest-Starring Role He'll play Daniel Logan, a self-made businessman working in the scent industry.
[05/05/15 - 11:03 AM]
E! Continues to Expand Pop Culture Prowess with Two New Series and Dynamic Original Development Slate "The Comment Section" and "Just Jillian" are on tap for late summer 2015 and early 2016, respectively.
[05/05/15 - 10:08 AM]
Poppy Montgomery Guest Stars in "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love" Premiering June 6 Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson return for this world premiere two-hour movie from Martha Williamson.
[05/05/15 - 09:19 AM]
Chiller Unveils 2015-2016 Original Programming, Including Original Movies and Network's First-Ever Original Series "Slasher" follows the plight of a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders - based on the widely-known, grisly killings of her parents.
[05/05/15 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Offers Bonus Presentation of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" Next Sunday, May 10 Widely acclaimed at film festivals and in its recent limited theatrical run, the documentary debuted Monday, May 4.
[05/05/15 - 09:06 AM]
"Conan" to Film from Comic-Con(R) International July 8-11 This will mark the first time ever a late-night show has broadcast from San Diego during Comic-Con.