or


[06/22/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Plans 'The Days' for Sundays
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC will beef up its first-run offerings next month as the network has scheduled its new drama series "The Days" for Sundays at 10:00/9:00c starting July 18.

To help promote the launch, the Alphabet is also set to air a new episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" ("The Imbriani Family") that night at 9:00/8:00c. "Home Edition" will then continue to air Sundays at 9:00/8:00c for the remainder of "The Days'" run. Leading into "Home Edition" will be back-to-back repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" for the time being.

"The Days" revolves around a dysfunctional suburban Philadelphia family in which both the mother and her teenage daughter become pregnant at about the same time. Each episode will consist of the family's "day" as seen through the eyes of their 14-year-old child, Cooper (Evan Peters). Marguerite MacIntyre ("The Shield"), David Newsom ("Prodigy"), Laura Ramsey and Zach Maurer also star in the project, which has a six-episode order.

In addition to being one of ABC's rare scripted programming attempts during the summer months, "The Days" also marks a unique milestone in terms of advertiser/network relations. ABC itself will pay almost nothing to air the six-episode run as media buyer Mindshare will finance the bulk of the show's production budget. In exchange, ABC and Mindshare will split the advertising revenue from the series. The move gives ABC fresh programming on the cheap as well as Mindshare a chance to integrate its client's products, everything from Lipton's to Slim-Fast, into the series. Both the network and Mindshare are quick to point out however that the integration isn't very noticeable and won't take the commercialized feel that similar placements in NBC's "The Restaurant" and Bravo's "Blow Out" do.

John Scott Shepherd ("Life or Something Like It") created and will executive produce "The Days," which comes from both Mindshare and Tollin-Robbins Productions.

Meanwhile, in other ABC news:

-- The network's five-part series, "Weddings," is set to wrap on Monday, July 12 at 10:00/9:00c while "N.Y.P.D. 24/7" will close its seven week run on Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

-- "The Ultimate Love Test," ABC's latest reality entry, has been slated to finish its first season on Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

-- To help promote their moves to Friday nights this fall, ABC will double pump "Eight Simple Rules" on Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c and Fridays at 8:30/7:30c starting July 30 as well as "Less Than Perfect" on Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c and Fridays at 9:30/8:30c beginning August 6.

-- While "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is set to resuming running on ABC Thursday nights at 8:00/7:00c beginning June 24, the series will make the switch to Saturdays at 10:00/9:00c as of July 31. So far nine previously unaired installments have been slated to air: #602 (June 24), #424 (July 1), #348 (July 8), #428 (July 15), #347 (July 22), #345 (July 29), #505 (July 31), #430 (August 7) and #314 (August 14).





  [june 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BLOW OUT (BRAVO)
· DAYS, THE (ABC)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· NYPD 24/7 (ABC)
· PRODIGY (WB)
· RESTAURANT, THE (NBC)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· ULTIMATE LOVE TEST, THE (ABC)
· WEDDINGS (ABC)
· WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (CW)





[05/04/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in May with Three Back-to-Back Shows
Brie Larson (May 7), Drake (May 14) and Fred Armisen (May 21) will close out the show's season.

[05/04/16 - 12:02 PM]
"Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" Season 4 Premieres Friday, June 17th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
The new season will be followed by "Decker: Unclassified," starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

[05/04/16 - 12:00 PM]
Start Your Summer with an Animated Adventure During Freeform's "Funday" Weekend Programming Event on May 14 and 15
Experience college through Mike Wazowski's eye, whip up recipes with Remy, and cheer on Wreck-It Ralph and Aladdin as they attempt to prove themselves as heroes.

[05/04/16 - 11:57 AM]
GSN to Launch First Spinoff Series from "Skin Wars" Franchise; "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Debuts Wednesday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT
The series features three of "Skin Wars" top former contestants who mentor six new, highly accomplished artists each week.

[05/04/16 - 10:49 AM]
National Geographic Launches a Covert Investigation Into the Disappearance of Adventurer Cody Dial in Riveting True-Crime Series, "Missing Dial"
The six-part series launches Sunday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/04/16 - 10:25 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli Entertains Friends & Family on the Return of "Valerie's Home Cooking"
Valerie is back in the kitchen sharing her tips for easy-to-make, delicious dishes and homemade recipes, adding her own signature touches and flavor along the way.

[05/04/16 - 10:08 AM]
TNT Teams Up with E4 on "Foreign Bodies"
The series is the story of a motley gang of travellers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia.

[05/04/16 - 10:01 AM]
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion Abby Wambach Joins ESPN
Wambach will cover international sporting events for the network later this summer at the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 in France and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

[05/04/16 - 09:39 AM]
E! Announces Four New Unscripted Series as the Pop Culture Powerhouse Continues to Expand on Successful Primetime Slate
Highlights include a spin-off of hit franchise "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) set against the sunny, sexy backdrop of South Florida.

[05/04/16 - 09:34 AM]
Netflix Celebrates "Marseille"
In advance of the series launch on May 5, Netflix surprised the residents of Marseille today in true Hollywood fashion when a french twist of the original "Hollywood" sign was erected to overlook the city.

[05/04/16 - 09:07 AM]
ESPN's Industry-Leading 38-Game Bowl Schedule to Conclude 2016-17 College Football Season
The season will conclude with the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, January 9, on ESPN.

[05/04/16 - 09:01 AM]
The 23rd Annual SAG Awards(R) Ceremony Will Be January 29, 2017
The annual celebration of outstanding performances in film and television will be once again simulcast live on TNT and TBS.

[05/04/16 - 08:35 AM]
FYI Orders New TV Series "Prefabulous" (w.t.) from Vox Entertainment; Curbed.com to Partner with Series
The series celebrates America's next big trend in real estate, prefabricated homes.

[05/04/16 - 08:21 AM]
NBC Ties for First for the Night in the 18-49 Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 3.

[05/04/16 - 08:21 AM]
"Fresh Off the Boat" Is Tuesday's No. 1 Comedy in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 3.