or


[11/22/04 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Grounds 'Lax,' Plots 'Scrubs' Move
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC is grounding its freshman drama "LAX" as the network announced over the weekend production on the series will halt after its initial 13 episodes.

The news more or less spells the end of the series, which originally aired on Mondays at 10:00/9:00c before moving to Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c last month. It's also not clear if the Peacock will air the show's final three installments as various specials are set to fill the Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c hour for the next three weeks: "Tim McGraw: Here and Now" (November 24), an "Apprentice" clip show (December 1) and "A Clay Aiken Christmas" (December 8).

A less than stellar 7.49 million viewers tuned into "LAX" on average according to final Nielsen Media Research numbers available so far this season (9/20/04-11/14/04), ahead of only "American Dreams" (7.41 million), "Hawaii" (7.16 million) and "Last Comic Standing" (5.78 million) on the network.

Meanwhile in other news, NBC is reportedly on track to move its Tuesday comedy "Scrubs" to the 9:00/8:00c half-hour come January according to several industry insiders as well as a hotline recently installed by the cast and crew (read the story). The veteran comedy will then likely lead into one of the Peacock's new midseason comedies ("Committed," "The Men's Room" or "The Office").





  [november 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· COMMITTED (NBC)
· HAWAII (NBC)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· LAX (NBC)
· MEN'S ROOM, THE (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SCRUBS (ABC)





[09/02/15 - 02:58 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Kicks Off Its 28th Season on September 8, 2015 with a Line-Up of Top Talent
From September 8-11, Ripa and Strahan will be challenged to "put their money where their mouth is" as they take on experiences that they've talked about on the show.

[09/02/15 - 02:57 PM]
The Official "Shark Tank" Companion Series, "Beyond the Tank," Returns for a 4-Week Event Beginning Tuesday, September 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC
The one-hour episodes of "Beyond the Tank" will feature the captivating and surprising outcomes after the Sharks strike a deal with the Entrepreneurs on "Shark Tank."

[09/02/15 - 02:04 PM]
Bill Wolff Named Executive Producer of Chelsea Handler's New Series on Netflix
The new talk show will feature an updated format that encompasses Chelsea's unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature guest interviews.

[09/02/15 - 02:00 PM]
Disney Channel to Air a Special "Girl Meets World" Episode About Asperger's Syndrome on Friday, September 11
Three experts consulted on the episode to help deliver an authentic storyline that can spark conversation among kids and their families.

[09/02/15 - 01:54 PM]
Adult Swim Hits the Road with the 2015 Adult Swim Drive-In
The six-week, 15-city national tour will kick off September 17 providing fans the opportunity to screen all-new content like unaired episodes of current Adult Swim series, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and more favorites from Williams Street.

[09/02/15 - 01:15 PM]
Summer Was Hot on WE tv - Network Bucked Industry Trends to Grow Ratings More Than 30 Percent in Key Demos, Year-Over-Year
WE tv spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/02/15 - 01:15 PM]
Starz Hits a Three-Pointer with Third Season Renewal for Hit Comedy Series "Survivor's Remorse"
Mike O'Malley has signed on again to serve as executive producer and showrunner.

[09/02/15 - 01:13 PM]
Glenn Morshower Joins "Supergirl" Cast as General Sam Lane
Upon his arrival in National City, this stern military man will recruit Supergirl to help execute a top-tier government mission.

[09/02/15 - 01:10 PM]
2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" Generates More Than 73 Million Views Across Platforms
MTV further spins the numbers for Sunday, August 30.

[09/02/15 - 12:47 PM]
Hallmark Channel Introduces Its Newest Tradition, "Fall Harvest," With Four All New Original Premieres Every Saturday Night in October
Just in time for Halloween, the programming event presents a special two-hour sneak peek of "Good Witch" season two on Saturday, October 24.

[09/02/15 - 12:37 PM]
truTV Announces Additional Celebrity Guests for "Funny Or Die's Billy on the Street"
A 90 second sneak peek of the upcoming season will premiere during the "Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special," set to air Thursday, September 3.

[09/02/15 - 12:31 PM]
New Jersey Educator to Star in DIY Network's Popular "American Rehab" Series
The series follows Shalina Joy, a Newark educator and veteran house flipper, as she tackles her largest renovation yet - restoring a 6000 sq. ft. 19th century Victorian mansion to its former glory.

[09/02/15 - 12:09 PM]
Velocity Greenlights Season Three of Top Car Culture Series "Americarna," Hosted by NASCAR Legend Ray Evernham
Evernham has given viewers unprecedented access to our nation's fascinating cultural history through the scope of its greatest invention: the automobile.

[09/02/15 - 11:53 AM]
OWN Delivers Double-Digit Growth in Key W25-54 Demo and Total Viewers in August 2015
OWN spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/02/15 - 11:41 AM]
Lifetime Posts Double Digit Year-on-Year Growth in Key Demos for August
Lifetime spins the numbers for the month of August.