or


[06/10/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Schedules Fall Premieres, Add Stamos Comedy
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC announced its fall premiere dates today at its annual affiliates meeting, making it the first of the broadcast networks to do so. In addition, the Alphabet confirmed it has given a midseason order to its untitled John Stamos comedy project.

Both announcements were detailed via press release this afternoon:

ABC ANNOUNCES PRIMETIME PREMIERE DATES FOR THE 2004-05 FALL SEASON

Speaking before executives of ABC's owned and affiliated stations, Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Primetime Entertainment, today announced premiere dates for the network's 2004-'05 fall schedule.

The dates are as follows (all times are ET):

Monday, September 13

8:00-9:00 p.m. "The Benefactor" (new series premiere)
9:00-11:00 p.m. "Monday Night Football" (season premiere)

Tuesday, September 21

8:00-8:30 p.m. "My Wife and Kids" (season premiere; new night)
8:30-9:00 p.m. "George Lopez" (season premiere; new night and time)
9:00-9:30 p.m. "According to Jim" (season premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. "Rodney" (new series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. "NYPD Blue" (season premiere)

Wednesday, September 22

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Lost" (new series premiere)
9:00-11:00 p.m. "The Bachelor" (two-hour season premiere)

Thursday, September 23

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Extreme Makeover" (season premiere; new time)
9:00-10:00 p.m. "Life as We Know It" (new series premiere)

Friday, September 24

8:00-8:30 p.m. "8 Simple Rules" (season premiere; new night)
8:30-9:00 p.m. "Savages" (new series premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. "Hope & Faith (season premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. "Less than Perfect (season premiere; new night)

Saturday, September 25

8:00-11:00 p.m. "Wonderful World of Disney" - "The Rookie" (season premiere)

Sunday, September 26

7:00-8:00 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos" (season premiere)
8:00-9:00 p.m. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (season premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" (new series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. "The Practice: Fleet Street" (new series premiere)

Wednesday, September 29

10:00-11:00 p.m. "Wife Swap" (new series premiere)

ABC ANNOUNCES PICK-UP OF JOHN STAMOS COMEDY FOR MIDSEASON

The ABC Television Network has ordered a new midseason comedy series starring John Stamos as a smooth-as-silk New York publicist. Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Primetime Entertainment, made the announcement today before a gathering of executives from ABC's owned and affiliated stations.

The untitled comedy joins three previously announced new drama series ("Blind Justice," "Eyes" and "Grey's Anatomy") on ABC's midseason slate, bringing ABC's current total of new midseason shows to four.

The series stars John Stamos as Jake Phillips, a New York-based publicist-to-the-stars. Jake is sharply dressed, smart talking, smooth as silk and on call 24/7 to meet the needs of his A-list clientele. He's also a ladies' man, and one could apply the same description to his dedicated work in that area.

Also starring are M�dchen Amick ("Twin Peaks") as Kylie Clarke, Rick Hoffman ("Philly") as Patrick, Bess Meyer as Val and Ian Gomez ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "The Drew Carey Show") as Adrian.

The series is executive-produced by Brad Grey ("The Sopranos," "The Larry Sanders Show") and Peter Traugott. Tim Doyle ("Roseanne," "Andy Richter Controls the Universe") served as executive producer on the pilot. Austin Winsberg ("Still Standing") is co-executive producer and writer of the series from Brad Grey Television Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.





  [june 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE (FOX)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BENEFACTOR, THE (ABC)
· BLIND JUSTICE (ABC)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· COMPLETE SAVAGES (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DREW CAREY SHOW, THE (ABC)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· EYES (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)
· MY WIFE & KIDS (ABC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· PHILLY (ABC)
· RODNEY (ABC)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· STILL STANDING (CBS)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)
· WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, THE (ABC)









[12/18/14 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Family to Air an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Winter Premiere During "The Hunger Games" on Monday, December 29
The network's flagship series returns Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/18/14 - 01:13 PM]
British TV Star Chronicles Body Transformation in Two-Part TLC Special "Fat and Back" (WT)
Said installments are set for Thursday, January 18 and 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 8-12.

[12/18/14 - 10:18 AM]
Video: All-New Promo for Season Two of "Salem" Set to Return to WGN America in April
In the spot, Mercy transforms the symbol of her torment at the hands of the town's witches into a signal of the Witch War to come.

[12/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
TBS Wins 2014 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:40 AM]
USA Network Continues Unprecedented Ratings Streak with 9th Consecutive Year as #1 in Cable in Total Viewers
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:14 AM]
New Five-Part ESPN Series "Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream" Set for January 14
The series will air four consecutive Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN (re-airs on ESPNU) with a fifth and final episode airing in mid-February.

[12/18/14 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV and Ace Hardware Announce Major Partnership for the Network's Innovative New Series, "Framework"
The series will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity to launch their furniture nationally.

[12/18/14 - 09:03 AM]
New Season of "Brain Games" Tunes Up Your Brain to Give You the Upper Hand, Starting Jan. 19 at 9 PM
Host Jason Silva will be taking you behind the scenes of mind-blowing hidden camera social experiments that reveal startling truths about your own brain and the brains of people around you.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
Beth Behrs, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ellen Degeneres, Kat Dennings, Kevin Hart, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry and More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2015"
The event, airing Wednesday, January 7, will be hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
"Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" Couples, Fan Favorites and Host Chris Harrison Will Share Their Love With Millions of Viewers on the First-Ever "Bachelor" Float in the 126th Rose Parade(R)
Chris Soules, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried are among those participating.

[12/18/14 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Announces Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks' Original Series Produced by FX Productions
Said pact includes the studio's upcoming series "Man Seeking Woman," "The Comedians," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," "Taboo" and "Wayward Pines."

[12/18/14 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #2 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 17.

[12/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Wraps Season on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 08:26 AM]
Alfonso Ribeiro Comes to Cooking Channel in New Year with "Unwrapped 2.0"
The newcomer launches Monday, February 2 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.