or


[11/01/04 - 12:00 AM]
Eight Fall Newcomers Earn Script Orders
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Eight new fall series - ABC's "Rodney" and "Complete Savages," CBS' "dr. vegas" and "Clubhouse," UPN's "Second Time Around," "Veronica Mars" and "Kevin Hill" as well as the WB's "The Mountain" - all inched closer to full season orders over the weekend as their respective networks gave additional script orders to each.

Leading the pack was the Alphabet's "Rodney," which received a commitment for nine additional scripts, followed by "Savages" (six), "Kevin Hill" (four), "Veronica Mars" (four), "The Mountain" (four), "Second Time Around" (three), "dr. vegas" (two) and "Clubhouse" (two).

Said orders cover the gamut from solid success stories (UPN's "Kevin Hill," which is up over 40% from UPN's Wednesday, 9:00/8:00c hour last season) to middling performances (ABC's "Rodney," which is on par with "Less Than Perfect's" numbers in the Tuesday, 9:30/8:30c half hour last season) to downright failures (CBS' "Clubhouse" which is down 23% from "The Guardian," the show it replaced from last season).

Nevertheless, whether any of the group will get the production green light for additional episodes beyond their initial 13-episode order will be decided in the next several weeks.

Meanwhile in other freshman series news, FOX and producer Rocket Science Laboratories also confirmed over the weekend they won't be moving forward with the reality entry "The Partner." The series was originally targeted for the Sunday, 9:00/8:00c hour this fall but was instead replaced by "My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss." "With the numerous boardroom-type unscripted programs on the various network's schedules, we have decided to focus our mutual efforts on other unscripted material," the pair said in a joint statement to the press.





  [november 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· CLUBHOUSE (CBS)
· COMPLETE SAVAGES (ABC)
· DR. VEGAS (CBS)
· GUARDIAN, THE (CBS)
· KEVIN HILL (UPN)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· MOUNTAIN, THE (WB)
· MY BIG FAT OBNOXIOUS BOSS (FOX)
· PARTNER, THE (FOX)
· RODNEY (ABC)
· SECOND TIME AROUND (UPN)
· VERONICA MARS (HULU)





[01/21/20 - 01:47 PM]
Paramount Network's "68 Whiskey" Is Most-Watched Cable Drama Series Premiere in Over a Year, Drawing 2 Million L+3 Viewers
Paramount Network further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/21/20 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Kicks Off 2020 with Three New Shows
J.J. Watt and RuPaul will follow the previously announced Adam Driver.

[01/21/20 - 11:31 AM]
HBO Max Greenlights Animated Comedy "The Prince" from Creator Gary Janetti and 20th Century Fox Television
Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Lucy Punch, Tom Hollander, Alan Cumming, Frances De La Tour and Iwan Rheon are slated to voice the project.

[01/21/20 - 11:20 AM]
Pokemon and Netflix Team Up for Global Release of "Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution"
"The ubiquitous reach and expert team at Netflix make them the perfect partner to bring this special animated movie to kids and fans around the world," said Emily Arons.

[01/21/20 - 11:06 AM]
Acorn TV Announces 2020 Lineup Featuring a Record Five Commissioned Series Plus New Seasons of Acclaimed Series
As the largest streamer devoted to a specialized audience, Acorn TV is the ultimate destination of high-quality, world class dramas, mysteries and comedies from all sides of the pond.

[01/21/20 - 10:53 AM]
92nd Oscars(R) Announce First Slate of Presenters
Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Rami Malek are among said presenters.

[01/21/20 - 10:41 AM]
A Brand New Season of TV One's Acclaimed Series "Unsung" Returns Sunday, February 23 at 10 P.M./9C
The season kicks off with the popular 90s R&B group Dru Hill.

[01/21/20 - 10:24 AM]
Fan-Favorite "Texas Metal" Gears Up to Return for Its Biggest Season Yet
Season three kicks off tonight at 10:00/9:00c on MotorTrend.

[01/21/20 - 10:13 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Flies Into Its Ninth Season Renewal on NBC
Production will begin in the spring with a premiere date announced shortly.

[01/21/20 - 10:10 AM]
Marvel TV and Hulu Unveil Cast for Animated Series "Marvel's M.O.D.O.K."
Patton Oswalt, Aimee Garcia, Melissa Fumero, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ben Schwartz, Beck Bennett, Jon Daly and Sam Richardson are all on tap.

[01/21/20 - 09:03 AM]
Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, and Sofia Bryant Star in "I Am Not Okay with This," A Truly Super Coming of Age Series
The new Netflix original series drops Wednesday, February 26.

[01/21/20 - 09:02 AM]
Travel Channel's New Series "Haunted in the Heartland" Investigates Communities Haunted by Unearthly Residents
In the new Travel Channel series, paranormal investigator and documentary filmmaker Steve Shippy visits Midwestern towns that have been traumatized for generations by ripples of fear.

[01/21/20 - 09:00 AM]
"Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes" Debuts February 11, Exclusively on HBO
Between 1968 and 1979, boxing superstar Muhammad Ali appeared on the Emmy(R) winning "Dick Cavett Show" no less than 14 times.

[01/21/20 - 08:20 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Explores the Untold Story of the Journey Toward Racial Equality in Space with "Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier"
Look for the documentary to premiere on Monday, February 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/21/20 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Bachelor" Stay on Top in Demos
The Alphabet wins Monday among adults 18-49 for the third consecutive week.