or


[03/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Picks Up Four Current Series for Renewal in 2005-06 and Also Sets 'Er' to Continue for Two More Years Through the 2007-08 Season

[via press release from NBC]

NBC PICKS UP FOUR CURRENT SERIES FOR RENEWAL IN 2005-06 AND ALSO SETS �ER� TO CONTINUE FOR TWO MORE YEARS THROUGH THE 2007-08 SEASON

NBC PICKS UP FOUR CURRENT SERIES FOR RENEWAL IN 2005-06 AND ALSO SETS 'ER' TO CONTINUE FOR TWO MORE YEARS THROUGH THE 2007-08 SEASON

Network Gives New Season Orders to Proven Favorites Including Dramas "The West Wing," "Crossing Jordan," "Las Vegas" and Freshman Comedy "Joey" and Assures "ER" Will Remain on NBC for Three More Years Through the 2007-08 Season

BURBANK � March 17, 2005 � NBC has extended "ER" for two more years through the 2007-08 season and renewed four current series, the dramas "The West Wing," "Crossing Jordan," "Las Vegas" and the comedy "Joey," it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"The continuing quality and popularity of these series make them the mainstays of our year-to-year schedules," said Reilly. "Coupled with our innovative current development plans, we feel we have the right mix of returning and fresh, new breakout hits for a promising 2005-06 schedule."

The Emmy Award-winning "ER" (Thursdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) is now in its 11th season (all in the same day and time period). With the addition of two more years to its existing contract, "ER" will be broadcast on NBC for three more seasons through 2007-08. The drama is currently tied with "The Apprentice 2" as NBC's top-rated series among adults 18-49 and the season's #6 series overall. "ER" is averaging a 7.8 rating, 20 share among adults 18-49 and 16.5 million viewers overall for the season.

"ER," set amid the chaos of a busy emergency room at Chicago's County General Hospital, is a winner of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and has also earned 21 Emmy Awards and 112 nominations � breaking an all-time industry record. Also, the cast has won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series. "ER" was named Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmy Awards in 1996.

"ER" is a production of Constant c Productions and Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. Creator Michael Crichton is also an executive producer, along with John Wells ("China Beach"), Christopher Chulack and Dee Johnson.

Now in its sixth season, "The West Wing" (Wednesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET) is the winner of a record four consecutive Emmy Awards as Outstanding Drama Series. "The West Wing" delivers the highest concentrations of upscale viewers for any primetime series on any broadcast network in such key categories as adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 living in homes with incomes of $100,000 and more. This season, "The West Wing" is averaging a 3.4 rating, 8 share among adults 18-49 and 11.4 million viewers overall.

Under the direction of executive producer John Wells ("ER"), the political drama has seen a popular and critical resurgence this year as it offers viewers a realistic, behind-the-scenes peek into the Oval Office as seen through the eyes of its eclectic group of frenzied staffers and the devoted First Family. In addition to the sterling regular cast led by Martin Sheen, newly added characters this season also include Emmy winner Jimmy Smits ("NYPD Blue," "L.A. Law") and Emmy winner Alan Alda ("M*A*S*H").

"The West Wing" also holds the record for most Emmys won by a series in a single season (its first). Other awards include a Peabody Award for Excellence in Television, five Golden Globe nominations and one Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series, and three Television Critics Association Awards. "The West Wing" is from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. Wells, Christopher Misiano and Alex Graves serve as executive producers. Aaron Sorkin is the creator.

"Crossing Jordan" (Sundays, 10-11 p.m. ET), starring Jill Hennessy in the title role, continues in its fourth season with a cadre of coroners eager to offer their forensic skills to the police in order to bring murderers to justice and to bring closure to the families of victims.

"Crossing Jordan" has generated a 14 percent increase for NBC this season in the Sunday 10 p.m. hour versus year-ago regular-program results. For the season, "Crossing Jordan" is averaging a 4.2 rating, 10 share among adults 18-49 and 12.1 million viewers overall.

Tim Kring ("Providence"), Dennis Hammer and Allan Arkush are the executive producers; Kring is also the creator of this production from Tailwind Productions in association with NBC Studios.

A hit since its premiere in Fall 2003, NBC's "Las Vegas" (Mondays, 9-10 p.m. ET) comes from Gary Scott Thompson -- the writer of the hit film "The Fast and the Furious" � and remains a fast-paced, sexy drama concerning the elite Las Vegas surveillance team charged with maintaining the security of one of "Sin City's" largest resorts and casinos.

This season, "Las Vegas" is building on its lead-in from "Fear Factor" among adults 18-49 and is the #1 Monday series on any network for the first quarter to date in the valuable demographic of adults 18-34 (excluding football). This season, "Las Vegas" is averaging a 4.5 rating, 10 share among adults 18-49 and 11.7 million viewers overall.

Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee James Caan and Josh Duhamel star, and Thompson also serves as executive producer along with Gardner Stern (NBC's "Law & Order," "NYPD Blue"), Scott Steindorff ("The Human Stain"), Justin Falvey ("Undeclared") and Darryl Frank ("Taken") for this series from NBC Studios and DreamWorks Television.

In "Joey" (Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m. ET), multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee Matt LeBlanc reprises his "Friends" role as charming and still-single Joey, who has struck out on his own and moved to Hollywood, hoping to truly make it as an actor.

"Joey" is the season's #1 new comedy among adults 18-49 and total viewers. Season-to-date, "Joey" is averaging a 4.6 rating, 13 share among adults 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers overall. From Bright-San Productions and Silver and Gold Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc., "Joey" is executive-produced by Kevin S. Bright, Scott Silveri and Shana Goldberg-Meehan.





  [march 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· ER (NBC)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· JOEY (NBC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· PROVIDENCE (NBC)
· STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS: TAKEN (SYFY)
· UNDECLARED (FOX)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)





[03/29/17 - 03:02 PM]
"Black Lightning" First-Look Image Revealed
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning.

[03/29/17 - 12:38 PM]
ABC's "Match Game" to Replace "Time After Time" on Sunday Nights Beginning April 2
The game show will fill the 9:00/8:00c hour effective immediately.

[03/29/17 - 12:23 PM]
"The Late Late Show with James Corden" to Air Special Episode Following March Madness Championship Game April 3
Special correspondents Malcolm and Margaret Corden, James Corden's parents, will report live from the championship game in Phoenix.

[03/29/17 - 12:01 PM]
Radio Disney Adds Hailee Steinfeld, Noah Cyrus, Julia Michaels and Grace VanderWaal to Its Lineup of Performers for the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards
The four rising female artists who have dominated the pop charts join previously announced Kelsea Ballerini, Alessia Cara, Jordan Fisher and Train for the fifth anniversary show.

[03/29/17 - 11:32 AM]
NBC Olympics and Snap Inc. Expand Partnership to Bring 2018 Olympic Winter Games Coverage to Snapchatters in the U.S.
NBC Olympics will work with BuzzFeed to co-produce the Publisher Stories.

[03/29/17 - 10:21 AM]
Bravo Media's "Southern Charm Savannah" Premieres Monday, May 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The series will follow six lifelong friends as they set out to make their mark in this world, all while navigating their legacies, love lives, and personal relationships.

[03/29/17 - 10:09 AM]
Parade of Stars to Appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" for Four-Night Stand at Universal Orlando Resort April 3-6
Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Scott Eastwood, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Richie, Flo Rida, Jay Leno and Jason Derulo are all on tap.

[03/29/17 - 08:47 AM]
"The Mindy Project" Renewed for Sixth and Final Season on Hulu
Look for the swan song to premiere in September 2017 on Hulu.

[03/29/17 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Hangs Onto Top Spot in Demos
CBS however takes home the top spot among total viewers.

[03/29/17 - 08:04 AM]
Special Guests Announced for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Debuting April 29
Previously announced special guests include Neil Young inducting Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne inducting Joan Baez, and Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush inducting Yes.

[03/29/17 - 07:44 AM]
Netflix Renews "Santa Clarita Diet" for Season Two
Production on the second season will begin this summer.

[03/29/17 - 07:00 AM]
Wedding Bells Ring for Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell as Hosts of Freeform's "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" Special Airing Sunday, May 7
The 90-minute special will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the one-of-a-kind weddings and magical engagements that take place at Disney Destinations around the globe.

[03/29/17 - 06:06 AM]
"Thunderbirds Are Go" (Season 3) Debuts on April 21
From their hidden island base in the South Pacific, the five Tracy brothers pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space - all for one purpose: to help others in need.

[03/29/17 - 06:02 AM]
Amazon Greenlights Untitled McLaren Racing Docuseries Exclusively for Prime Video
The series follows McLaren, founded in 1963, as they prepare to challenge for the 2017 World Championship, with new Executive Director and former racer Zak Brown leading the famed racing organization.

[03/29/17 - 06:01 AM]
Taylor Cole and Steve Lund Star in "The Art of Us" Premiering May 20
The film also has a prominent story arc for "Vincent the Dog" and other adorable canines, part of Crown Media Family Networks' global pet initiative.