or


[01/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
TCA 2005 Winter Press Tour: Friday's Notes
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The Television Critics Association began its winter press tour this week in which the various broadcast and cable networks talk about their upcoming plans to the nation's top critics and entertainment reporters. It's during these sessions the networks roll out most of their midseason plans as well as look back at the highs and lows of the new season.

Here's some additional notes from the panels that weren't covered in their respective press releases:

A&E

MI-5 - A fourth season is in the works of the popular U.K. drama. New episodes are set to be completed for a January 2006 premiere. Season three of the drama bowed earlier this month.

ORIGINAL MOVIES - A&E confirmed both its previously announced Hillary Clinton biopic and its mini-series inspired by the New York power blackout are still in the works. Next out of the gate following "See Arnold Run" (Sunday, January 30) however will be the John McCain biopic "Faith of My Fathers."

The cable channel is moving forward with six new original series:

BEING (New!) - Mick Jagger is the executive producer of this new biography series, full details of which weren't available.

CRISS ANGEL (New!) - Illusionist Criss Angel is the focus of this series, which features unannounced on-the-street performances and public demonstrations. The project is set up at First Television and Angel Productions.

INKED - The backdoor pilot, which originally aired last August, has been given a series order. Fox TV Studios and Foglight Entertainment are behind the project, which revolves around the owners of the Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., the first to operate out of a Vegas casino.

INTERVENTION (premieres Sunday, March 6) - The reality series, which compels people to confront their inner demons, will be the first of the group out of the gate.

KNIEVEL'S WILD RIDE (premieres Tuesday, April 5) - A new reality series about Robbie Knievel, son of daredevil legend Evel Knievel. Said project will be paired with "Dog the Bounty Hunter," which launches its second season the same night at 10:00/9:00c.

ROLLER GIRLS (New!) - The lives of women's competitive roller derby skaters are set to be the focus of this Austin, Texas-based series, which comes from Go Go Luckey Productions ("Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County").

A&E is also developing five other projects, not surprisingly all of which are reality series:

LITTLE RED MAN (New!) - Granada Television is behind this project, in which a literal little red man is unleashed on unsuspecting people during inopportune moments who have forgotten something important - from a birthday to owing money to a friend - until their memory comes back.

MARRIED IN VEGAS (New!) - The day-to-day of the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is the focus of this project, from Lighthearted Entertainment.

SINGLE AGAIN (New!) - This project, from True Entertainment and Endemol U.S.A., gives a couple that's been together for years a chance to relive the single life by moving them out, dividing up all their belongings, and forcing them to spend a month apart to see if their relationship is meant to last.

SPYING ON MYSELF (New!) - Scott Sternberg Productions is behind this series, which lets willing participants find out what people really think of them by sending them in disguise to find out.

WHIPPED (New!) - City Lights Television is shepherding this project, in which spouses are challenged to get their significant others to do their bidding for 48 straight hours and catch it on hidden cameras.

Lifetime

YOU'RE NOT THE MAN I MARRIED (New!) - The cable channel announced it has ordered 13 half-hour episodes of a new reality series in which neglected wives have their husbands compete in comedic challenges - such as approaching complete strangers at the boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., to tell them why they love their wife - to prove they really are the men their wives married. David Franzke ("Punk'd") and Optomen Productions are behind the project. No premiere date however was given.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [january 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BLACKOUT (A AND E)
· CRISS ANGEL: MINDFREAK (A AND E)
· DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER (A AND E)
· FAITH OF MY FATHERS (A AND E)
· HILLARY'S CHOICE (A AND E)
· INKED (A AND E)
· INTERVENTION (LMN)
· KNIEVEL'S WILD RIDE (A AND E)
· LITTLE RED MAN (A AND E)
· MARRIED IN VEGAS (A AND E)
· MI-5 (BBC AMERICA)
· NEWPORT HARBOR: THE REAL ORANGE COUNTY (MTV)
· PUNK'D (MTV)
· ROLLERGIRLS (A AND E)
· SEE ARNOLD RUN (A AND E)
· SINGLE AGAIN (A AND E)
· SPYING ON MYSELF (A AND E)
· WHIPPED (A AND E)
· YOU'RE NOT THE MAN I MARRIED (LIFETIME)









[11/26/14 - 11:15 AM]
Watch a Sneak Peek at a Special Bite-Sized "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Airing Thanksgiving, After the Football Game, on FOX
Said installment, guest starring Eva Longoria, then airs in full on Sunday, November 30 at 8:30/7:30c.

[11/26/14 - 10:45 AM]
NBCSN Delivers Best F1 Season Ever for a Single Cable Network
NBCSN spins the numbers for its F1 coverage to date this season.

[11/26/14 - 10:45 AM]
Six Groups Battle for First Place on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the Two-Hour Special Edition of "The Sing-Off"
Returning judges Jewel and Shawn Stockman will be joined by Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump while Nick Lachey is once again set as host.

[11/26/14 - 09:56 AM]
TNT Offers On-Demand Sneak Peek of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's New Series "Wake Up Call"
Fans will be able to watch the sneak peek episode through the Watch TNT app & www.tntdrama.com starting Thanksgiving Day.

[11/26/14 - 09:45 AM]
Nick Jonas to Perform Hit Single "Jealous" from Self-Titled Album on Monday, Dec. 1 Telecast of "The Voice"
Hot country newcomer RaeLynn is also set to perform on the Tuesday, December 2 telecast.

[11/26/14 - 09:14 AM]
NBCSN Presents "NASCAR America" Specials Recapping the Thrilling Top Moments of 2014
The specials began airing during "NASCAR America's" 30-minute 5 p.m. ET time slot on Nov. 19, with new episodes debuting Dec. 1, 2, 10 and 11, and culminating on Dec. 16 with the Top 20 Moments of 2014.

[11/26/14 - 09:08 AM]
CBS to Broadcast Special Editions of "The Late Late Show," Jan. 5 - March 6
Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Drew Carey, Jim Gaffigan, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer and Kunal Nayyar are among the scheduled guest hosts.

[11/26/14 - 08:52 AM]
"The Voice" Ranks #1 in Adults 18-34 and All Key Adult-Female Demos in Its Time Period
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 25.

[11/26/14 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Jumps to Season Highs for Its Top Finale Performance in 4 Seasons
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 25.

[11/26/14 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Gives ABC First Demo Win of the Season
The Alphabet also leads the night among total viewers.

[11/26/14 - 08:14 AM]
USSA, NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network to Provide Unprecedented Coverage of 2014-15 U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Season
The partnership will result in a record 67 of hours of coverage this season across NBC, NBCSN, and Universal Sports.

[11/26/14 - 08:07 AM]
New Survey from National Geographic Channel and Kelton Global Timed to the Premiere of "Sleepless in America" Finds That Most Americans Sleep Less Than Eight Hours a Night
What's more alarming is that our efforts to get more rest could actually be doing more harm than good.

[11/25/14 - 05:08 PM]
Remaining Episodes of "Selfie" Will Be Available Weekly Starting Today on Hulu with a Plus Subscription
The series previously aired Tuesday nights at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[11/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Is the Most Watched Network Among Women 25-54 for 4th Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 01:35 PM]
Video: Six New Videos for "Archer" Season Six
The electrifying new season of "Archer" premieres January 8 on FX.