or


[07/07/04 - 12:00 AM]
'Savages' Now 'Complete' for Abc
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- In its second title change in less than a week, ABC has announced it has rebranded its freshman sitcom "Savages" as "Common Savages."

The move comes shortly after the Alphabet's decision to retitle its "The Practice" spin-off "Boston Legal" (read the story).

No reason for either move was given.

Here's how ABC's press materials describe the newly monikered "Common Savages":

From Emmy-winning writers/executive producers Julie Thacker-Scully (�The Simpsons�), Mike Scully (�The Simpsons,� �Everybody Loves Raymond�) and Academy Award-winning director and producer Mel Gibson, �Complete Savages� chronicles the amusing and chaotic trials and tribulations of a father single-handedly raising five teenage boys. Think Clint Eastwood raising the Baldwin Brothers. �Complete Savages� is the rare family sitcom that doesn�t have a wife to point out every week what dopes men are. These guys can do it on their own.

As a single father of five teenage boys, Nick Savage (Carradine, �Deadwood,� �The Longriders�) faces the daunting challenge of trying to control the mayhem. A career firefighter, he finds running into a burning building a relaxing break from his parental duties.

Sam Savage (Eiden, �Boston Public�) is the most responsible and studious of the Savage boys, which isn�t saying much. He endures a lot of button pushing from his brothers, especially when it comes to girls. Jack (Sipos, �Maybe It�s Me�) is a good-looking (think Johnny Depp, but cool and good-looking), mellow and popular guy whose passions are looking cool and playing guitar with the family dog (think Lassie, but cool and good looking.)

Chris (von Detten, �The Princess Diaries,� �Dinotopia�) is a good-natured but gullible jock whose goal is to be in the Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue. Kyle (Ellingson, �Titus�) is an energetic and self-interested 14-year-old boy who believes Johnny Knoxville should be our next president. His goal is to be a contestant on �Fear Factor.� Lastly, at 13-years-old, T.J. (Dolley, �Chasing Daylight�) is the youngest of the brood. He has spent most of his life in a headlock. A born entrepreneur, T.J.�s only leverage over his brothers is that he always has money and they always need money. He�s very active on eBay and will sell anything that�s not nailed down in the house � whether it belongs to him or not.

Jimmy (Ventresca, �The Invisible Man�) is Nick�s younger brother and fellow firefighter. He often gives Nick advice about raising the boys, but the truth is, beyond his heroic career, Jimmy has very little responsibility, and at times takes on the role of Nick�s sixth son.

�Complete Savages� stars Keith Carradine as Nick, Andrew Eiden as Sam, Shaun Sipos as Jack, Erik von Detten as Chris, Evan Ellingson as Kyle, Jason Dolley as T.J., and Vincent Ventresca as Jimmy.

�Complete Savages� was created by Julie Thacker-Scully and Mike Scully. Julie Thacker-Scully, Mike Scully, Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey are executive producers. The pilot was written by Julie Thacker-Scully and Mike Scully, and directed by Mel Gibson. The series is produced by Nothing Can Go Wrong Now Productions and Icon Productions in association with NBC Universal Television.





  [july 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· BOSTON PUBLIC (FOX)
· COMPLETE SAVAGES (ABC)
· DEADWOOD (HBO)
· DINOTOPIA (ABC)
· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (MTV)
· INVISIBLE MAN, THE (SCI FI)
· MAYBE IT'S ME (WB)
· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· TITUS (FOX)





[01/18/18 - 06:31 PM]
Freeform Sends Zoey Off to Sophomore Year with a Season 2 Order of "grown-ish"
The premiere boasted Freeform's highest debut for a comedy in nearly six years.

[01/18/18 - 05:01 PM]
Breaking News from Freeform's First-Ever Freeform Summit
The network reveals premiere dates for "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger," "The Bold Type" and "Famous in Love" and more!

[01/18/18 - 12:21 PM]
Video: "Brockmire" Returns to the Booth in the Big Easy - First Season 2 Teaser Released
In a first look, Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) arrives in New Orleans, seeking redemption while wallowing in excess and looking to get his once-legendary baseball broadcast career back on track.

[01/18/18 - 11:52 AM]
Video: A Series Inspired by the Greatest Corruption Scandal of All Time - "The Mechanism" Will Be Revealed on March 23
Get ready to join a small group of dogged investigators on the hunt to discover the inner workings of the biggest corruption scheme of all time and the impact their pursuit will have on everyone involved - including themselves.

[01/18/18 - 11:06 AM]
"Party of Five" Reboot from Sony Pictures Television, with Original Creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, Lands Put Pilot Commitment at Freeform
The reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.

[01/18/18 - 10:32 AM]
Video: Starz Releases "Ash vs Evil Dead" Season 3 Key Art and Trailer
The third season finds Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, discovering that he has a long lost daughter who's been entrusted in his care.

[01/18/18 - 10:12 AM]
Video: Hard Work. Dedication. Teamwork. "Coach Snoop" Coming to Netflix February 2
"Coach Snoop" follows the legendary rapper outside the studio and on the field, as he coaches a team of teenagers in the Snoop Youth Football League.

[01/18/18 - 10:00 AM]
"Conan Without Borders: Haiti" to Air Saturday, January 27
After hearing President Trump's disparaging remarks about Haiti, O'Brien immediately decided to announce his intentions to visit the island nation.

[01/18/18 - 09:37 AM]
Nickelodeon Introduces Kids to the Wild World of Animals with Brand-New Series "Zoofari," Premiering Monday, Feb. 5, at 2 P.M. (ET/PT)
Made up of hilarious live-action footage, Zoofari (20 half-hour episodes) showcases the most adorable and incredible animals from around the world -from furry to feathered, scaly and more.

[01/18/18 - 09:07 AM]
"Ugly Delicious" - A Netflix Original Documentary Series Launches Globally February 23
From James Beard Award-Winning Chef David Chang and Academy Award-Winning Director Morgan Neville comes "Ugly Delicious," a Netflix original documentary series that challenges both our taste buds and minds.

[01/18/18 - 08:18 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "9-1-1" Edge Demo Race
The network's new drama helps lead the night among adults 18-49.

[01/18/18 - 07:00 AM]
Season Three of E!'s Hit Series "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry" Returns Wednesday, February 28 at 9PM ET/PT
Chrissy Metz, Jim Parsons, Lucy Hale, Titus Burgess, Megan Fox and La Toya Jackson are among those featured in the new season.

[01/18/18 - 07:00 AM]
CBS Announces the NFL Players Competing on "MVP: Most Valuable Performer," A New Live One-Hour Special, Airing Thursday, Jan. 25
After a nationwide vote, Brandon Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Justin Tucker, Alex Collins, Cody and Jacob Hollister, and Kevin Zeitler have been named the finalists who will compete in the talent show to find the current NFL player with the best off-the-field talent.

[01/18/18 - 06:30 AM]
Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris to Perform at the "60th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" in a Tribute to Victims of Tragedies That Occurred at Live Music Events
"Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. Sadly, that wasn't always the case this past year," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy.

[01/17/18 - 04:01 PM]
PBS and WGBH Announce the Launch of An All-New Series from "Nova" That Probes the Biggest, Most Provocative Questions in Science
"Nova Wonders," a six-episode, hour-long, primetime series, hosted by three engaging young scientists, is slated to launch on PBS in spring 2018.