or


[08/04/03 - 12:00 AM]
FOX's 'Temptation' Back on Thursdays
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX is set to revive its once white-hot reality franchise "Temptation Island" later this month. The series' third edition will premiere August 28 in its old Thursday, 9:00/8:00c time slot.

FOX has committed to eight episodes of the new "Temptation" with several weeks expected to feature back-to-back episodes starting at 8:00/7:00c in order to wrap the show before the MLB baseball playoffs kick off in October.

Over 16 million viewers watched the series' first season in early 2002 when it aired Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c. Its follow-up season in fall 2002 saw its numbers plummet to literally a third of that (5.71 million viewers on average) when it moved to Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c.

FOX executives had hoped to air the series in a higher profile time slot but due to the relative success of newcomer "Paradise Hotel" (Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c) and the impending launch of "The O.C." (Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c), Thursdays remained the only option outside of holding off the new season until early next year.

Meanwhile in other FOX news, the network has decided to swap the Sunday time periods of "King of the Hill" and "Banzai." The former moved to 8:30/7:30c and the latter to 7:30/6:30c this past Sunday. Despite a rather large launch campaign, "Banzai" has been somewhat of disappointment for FOX averaging just under 6 million viewers and losing more than 20% of lead-in "The Simpsons."





  [august 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BANZAI (FOX)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· PARADISE HOTEL (FOX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· TEMPTATION ISLAND (USA)





[03/17/19 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Honors
"NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC" helps the Alphabet split the adults 18-49 crown.

[03/16/19 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Honors with ABC
The Eye's mainstay "Blue Bloods" is the night's most-watched program.

[03/15/19 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 15
Updates include: Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Cosmos," "StarTalk" to return to FOX, National Geographic; Ben Lawson set as new lead on ABC's "Nana"; and Hunter Parrish to star in The CW's "Jane the Novela."

[03/15/19 - 03:19 PM]
Starz Grants Wish for Third Season of "American Gods"
The pay channel broke the news via social media this afternoon.

[03/15/19 - 11:32 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Official Trailer and Key Art for "Action"
Directed by Luke Korem, the four-part series explores the legalization of sports gambling and its evolving impact on the industry following the landmark 2018 Supreme Court decision to lift a ban on sports betting.

[03/15/19 - 11:24 AM]
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, dick clark productions and NBC Will Bring the 77th Annual Golden Globe(R) Awards Live Coast to Coast on January 5, 2020
Produced by dcp in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.

[03/15/19 - 09:02 AM]
Video: "The Legend of Cocaine Island" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The documentary premieres Friday, March 29 on the streaming service.

[03/15/19 - 08:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown; CBS Tops Viewers
FOX gets a boost among adults 18-49 with its coverage of the "iHeartRadio Music Awards."

[03/15/19 - 08:04 AM]
Robert Irvine Comes to the Rescue in New Episodes of "Restaurant: Impossible"
The series returns for the first of four new episodes on Saturday, April 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/15/19 - 08:01 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Dates and Estimated Running Times for Final Six Episodes of "Game of Thrones"
Look for the 80-minute series finale on Sunday, May 19.

[03/14/19 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 14
Updates include: Hallmark Channel pulls "When Calls the Heart," shifts "Meet the Peetes"; Apple gives series order to "Pachinko" adaptation; and Epix's "Belgravia" sets principal cast.

[03/14/19 - 08:01 PM]
Netflix Has Acquired Global Rights to Mandarin Title "Green Door" Starring Golden Melody Awards Winner Jam Hsiao
"Green Door" tells the story of Sung-Yen Wei (played by Jam Hsiao), a troubled psychologist who returns from the U.S. to set up his own practice in Taiwan, where mysterious patients and uncanny events shed light on his murky past.

[03/14/19 - 05:30 PM]
NBC Launches New Late-Night Talk Show "A Little Late with Lilly Singh"
Set to air at 1:35 a.m. and debuting in September (exact date to be announced), "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" will be a half-hour program with an array of guests.

[03/14/19 - 03:52 PM]
Freeform Announces Additional Panelists and Performers for Second Annual "Freeform Summit"
Joining the roster of previously announced panelists are Luka Sabbat, EJ Johnson, Shaun Ross, Emma Hunton, Kayla Cromer and Dhruv Uday Singh, plus performances by Sofia Carson and Trevor Jackson.

[03/14/19 - 03:52 PM]
CBS Schedules "FBI" Spin-Off Episode "Most Wanted" for Tuesday, April 2
Julian McMahon, Kellan Lutz, Roxy Steinberg, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Nathanial Arcand, and Alana De La Garza headline the potential series.