or


[07/21/03 - 12:00 AM]
TCA Summer Press Tour: Cbs
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The Television Critics Association is set to conclude its summer press tour this week in which the various broadcast and cable networks talk about their upcoming plans to the nation's top critics and entertainment reporters. The final week of the tour rounds out the rest of the broadcast networks as CBS held its two sessions on Sunday and Monday for the press.

Here's a breakdown of the highlights of CBS' presentation:

-- CBS became the first of the major networks to outline its fall premiere dates. As expected, virtually of its series will debut during "premiere week" (the first official week of the 2003-04 season as described by Nielsen Media Research) which runs September 22-28. The only exceptions are "Survivor: Pearl Islands" and "Becker" which will start Thursday, September 18 and Wednesday, October 1 respectively:

Thurday, September 18
8:00/7:00c - "Survivor: Pearl Islands"

Monday, September 22
8:00/7:00c - "Yes, Dear"
8:30/7:30c - "Still Standing"
9:00/8:00c - "Everybody Loves Raymond"
9:30/8:30c - "Two and a Half Men"
10:00/9:00c - "C.S.I.: Miami"

Tuesday, September 23
8:00/7:00c - "Navy N.C.I.S."
9:00/8:00c - "The Guardian"
10:00/9:00c - "Judging Amy"

Wednesday, September 24
8:00/7:00c - "60 Minutes II"
9:00/8:00c - "King of Queens" (One-Hour)
10:00/9:00c - "The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H."

Thurday, September 25
9:00/8:00c - "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation"
10:00/9:00c - "Without a Trace"

Friday, September 26
8:00/7:00c - "Joan of Arcadia"
9:00/8:00c - "J.A.G."
10:00/9:00c - "The Handler"

Saturday, September 27
8:00/7:00c - "48 Hours Investigates"
9:00/8:00c - "Hack"
10:00/9:00c - "The District"

Sunday, September 28
7:00/6:00c - "60 Minutes"
8:00/7:00c - "Cold Case"
9:00/8:00c - "CBS Sunday Night Movie"

Wednesday, October 1
9:30/8:30c - "Becker"

-- CBS topper Les Moonves told reporters that while Ray Ramano and series creator Phil Rosenthal aren't locked up beyond "Raymond's" upcoming eighth season (and have been hesitant to commit to anything beyond that), the network is considering a spin-off of the series to continue the franchise. While specifics have yet to be ironed out, the leading contender is said to be one surrounding Brad Garrett's character, Ray's long-suffering brother. Eye executives and the "Raymond" camp are expected to come to a decision about the show in January.

-- Moonves also insisted that the network's proposed "The Real Life Beverly Hillbillies" in still in development, despite being announced over a year ago. The potential series drew the ire of Sen. Zell Miller (D-Ga.) over its rural stereotypes, even getting a mention on the Senate floor.

-- The network plans to celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sunday, November 2 with a three-hour special, "CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration," from New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. While the Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting Co. (as the radio network was then called) actually launched on Sept. 18, 1927, Eye executives are recognizing January 1929 as its start date, when William Paley bought the company and renamed it the Columbia Broadcasting System.

-- James Brolin has signed on as the lead of the Eye's upcoming mini-series "The Reagans." Judy Davis had previously signed on as Nancy Reagan in the project, which could be ready by November sweeps. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Storyline Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment Distribution and Sony Pictures Television are all behind the mini-series which will be directed by Robert Allan Ackerman.

-- Lastly, also on tap for the 2003-04 season are two reunion specials: "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (air dates TBA).

Upcoming TCA schedule: Tuesday (July 22) - UPN; Thursday-Friday (July 24-25) - NBC





  [july 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 48 HOURS (CBS)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· 60 MINUTES (WED.) (CBS)
· BECKER (CBS)
· BROTHERHOOD OF POLAND, NH, THE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· DISTRICT, THE (CBS)
· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· GUARDIAN, THE (CBS)
· HACK (CBS)
· HANDLER, THE (CBS)
· JAG (CBS)
· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· REAGANS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· REAL BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, THE (CBS)
· STILL STANDING (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)
· YES, DEAR (CBS)









[04/24/14 - 10:30 AM]
truTV Unveils Designers Competing on the New Series "Motor City Masters"
Brooke Burns hosts the series, premiering Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/24/14 - 10:01 AM]
Rising British Band Rixton to Perform on Monday, April 28 Live Telecast of "The Voice"
Coaches Shakira and Usher will perform a song with their respective teams on the Tuesday show.

[04/24/14 - 09:07 AM]
NBC Sports Group Presents Record 15.5 Hours of Kentucky Derby Coverage
NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage, which has been honored with the Eclipse Award in the Television-Live Programming category for the past two years, includes 7.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBCSN.

[04/24/14 - 08:50 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Builds On Its Lead-In by 10% in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Demos with "American Idol"
The network's mainstay is up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/24/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Up as Wednesday's #1 TV Show for Its 6th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 07:49 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" Delivers the Show's Most-Watched-Ever Late-Night Telecast
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
Summer Is On! Travel Channel Celebrates the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of the Season with Its Annual "We Are Summer" Programming Event
"Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination," "Xtreme Waterparks," "Food Paradise," "Bikinis & Boardwalks" and "BBQ Crawl" are all back for new seasons.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
A&E Kicks Off Summer with the Return of Hit Drama Series "Longmire"
The series continues as the network's #1 original drama series of all time in total viewers with season two averaging 6 million, a record for any A&E drama season delivery (based on Live+7 viewing).

[04/23/14 - 06:56 PM]
ESPN's 2014 "Monday Night Football" Schedule
The 45th season will kick off with a doubleheader Monday, September 8 - New York Giants at Detroit Lions (7 p.m. ET) and San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT).

[04/23/14 - 06:40 PM]
21st NFL on FOX Schedule Unveiled
It's a season of firsts once the action gets underway as FOX Sports becomes the only NFL broadcaster to cover two games from London in the same season, the first of which features the earliest kickoff in NFL history.

[04/23/14 - 05:03 PM]
2014 "Thursday Night Football" Broadcast Schedule Announced
The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20.

[04/23/14 - 05:02 PM]
2014 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Schedule Announced
Highlights include 19 primetime games, including the NFL's opening game of the season, NFL Kickoff 2014 and NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game.

[04/23/14 - 02:59 PM]
Discovery Channel's Season Premiere of "Deadliest Catch" Is Highest Rated Premiere in Three Seasons
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 02:51 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Keeps NBC on Top in Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Faking It," Investigation Discovery's "Bad Teachers" and Discovery's "Deadliest Catch."