or


[12/20/05 - 12:00 AM]
FOX Dumps 'Reunion'; ABC Adds 'Lost,' 'Anatomy' Recaps
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX handed out some coal to its freshman drama "Reunion" this afternoon as the series won't return to the network's schedule next year.

FOX had previously indicated it would burn off the show's four remaining installments beginning January 12. Instead, FOX has opted to move "The O.C." to the Thursday, 9:00/8:00c hour with back-to-back episodes of "That '70s Show" leading off the night at 8:00/7:00c (read the story).

Said development will send FOX's sophomore comedy "Stacked" on hiatus until Thursday, March 16 when it will resume its post-"70s" time period at 8:30/7:30c. As for the Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c hour, "American Idol" will fill slot beginning January 18. Initially, the network planned to move both "'70s" and "Stacked" from Wednesday nights to Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c respectively on March 2.

Through its five airings this season, "Stacked" has averaged a modest 4.98 million viewers including a 71.24% retention rate of lead-in "That '70s Show's" audience (6.99 million). More troubling however is that FOX's viewership grows back up to 7.48 million on average in the 9:00/8:00c hour thanks to "Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy."

As for "Reunion," the show's final broadcast on December 15 drew a measly 3.54 million viewers where it held just 56.91% of lead-in "The O.C." (6.22 million).

Meanwhile over on ABC, the network has scheduled new recap episodes of "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy" for next month. The pair join "All the Juicy Details," a "Desperate Housewives" recap special announced a few weeks ago (read the story).

The "Anatomy" special, entitled "Straight to the Heart," is scheduled to air Sunday, January 8 at 10:00/9:00c with new episodes resuming on January 15 ("Begin the Begin").

"Revelation," the third "Lost" recap episode, is due to broadcast on Wednesday, January 11 at 8:00/7:00c as a lead-in to its first fresh installment of 2005 ("The 23rd Psalm") at 9:00/8:00c. New episodes of "Invasion" ("Us or Them") also resume that night at 10:00/9:00c.

Note: This article was updated with additional information on Wednesday, December 21.





  [december 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· INVASION (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· REUNION (FOX)
· STACKED (FOX)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY (FOX)





[10/20/17 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye claims top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/17 - 07:01 AM]
"A Very Pentatonix Christmas" Delivers the Holiday Spirit to NBC on Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The one-hour television event will feature a duet with Jennifer Hudson and take viewers on a musical journey filled with joy, heart and laughter as the group performs some of their holiday favorites.

[10/19/17 - 02:02 PM]
Video: December 15 - "The Ranch" Part 4 Comes to Netflix and the Binge Race Begins
"The Ranch" is the third most binged-raced show on Netflix.

[10/19/17 - 01:30 PM]
All-Star Autism Benefit "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs," Hosted by Jon Stewart, to Be Presented Live on HBO Nov. 18
Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and Adam Sandler are among the initial wave of performers.

[10/19/17 - 01:29 PM]
"Bring It!" and "The Rap Game" Return November 24
Lifetime's Friday mainstays will once again air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/17 - 12:50 PM]
"2017 CMT Artists of the Year" Special Soars to New Ratings Highs and Ranks as Most Watched in Event History
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 18.

[10/19/17 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Launches New Virtual Reality App, AMC VR, with Brand-New "The Walking Dead" VR Content
Additionally, timed to "The Walking Dead's" 100th episode, AMC VR will debut an extended 360-degree bonus scene from the Season 8 premiere starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Seth Gilliam.

[10/19/17 - 12:03 PM]
American Heroes Channel and Time Inc.'s People(R) Present the 2017 Red Bandanna Hero Award to Combat Wounded Coalition Founder Lt. Jason Redman
A television special produced by Time Inc. Productions, "9/11 Hero: The Red Bandanna Legacy" will also highlight three Red Bandanna Heroes when it premieres on AHC on Saturday, October 28.

[10/19/17 - 11:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Launch of "Countdown to Christmas" Fantasy Game
Viewers who play the game will have the opportunity to take their enthusiasm for their favorite Hallmark Channel holiday movies and play for the top prize of $20,000.

[10/19/17 - 11:01 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Nominees Robert and Michelle King to Executive Produce "Your Honor" for Showtime(R)
The project is a legal thriller that rips through all strata of Chicago society.

[10/19/17 - 10:56 AM]
Investigation Discovery (ID), America's #1 True Crime Network, Kicks Off Its Scripted Strand with World Premieres of "Dating Game Killer" and "Final Vision"
Guillermo Diaz and Carrie Preston star in the former while Scott Foley and Dave Annable lead the latter.

[10/19/17 - 10:34 AM]
WGN America Sets "Bellevue" Premiere Date for Tuesday January 23, 2018
The eight-episode, one-hour series stars Academy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Anna Paquin as Detective Annie Ryder, Shawn Doyle as Police Chief Peter Welland and Allen Leech as Eddie Roe.

[10/19/17 - 10:00 AM]
"Better Things" Renewed for Third Season - Peabody-Winning Comedy Series Returns to FX in 2018
"'Better Things' success is testament to the creative genius of Pamela Adlon as a writer, director and actor," said Eric Schrier.

[10/19/17 - 09:47 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" Finds Ratings Gold with Season 8 Premiere
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, October 13.

[10/19/17 - 08:30 AM]
Video: New Trailer - Netflix's "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond"
The film is director Chris Smith's fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman.