or


[01/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
Your NBC TCA Questions Answered: Future of 'Surface,' 'Joey,' More
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- As if the multitude of premiere dates and time period changes revealed on Sunday weren't enough, NBC made several other announcements as part of its session at the TCA Winter Press Tour.

Here's a breakdown of the highlights:

-- NBC confirmed "Will & Grace," "Scrubs" and "My Name Is Earl" will all shoot 24 episodes this season.

-- Despite fears that "Surface's" February 6 installment is being billed as the "finale," the show remains under consideration for the 2006-07 season. That being said, the season finale "will provide a sort of semi-closure."

-- The Peacock is currently working with its sister network Telemundo to develop an English version of the telenovela "Body of Desire" for a potential summer 2006 launch.

-- The pilot for the upcoming Justin Bartha-led comedy "Teachers" was originally shot in a single-camera format, after which Jim Burrows was brought in to helm the new multi-camera version.

-- In addition to "The Black Donnellys" and "Studio 7," the drama pilot "Kidnapped" is being viewed as a "serious contender for another early fall pickup."

-- Newcomer "Heist" will likely air for 13 consecutive weeks with new episodes running straight through June.

-- NBC will revisit the status of "Joey" in March however no firm return date was mentioned. To date the show has "about 12 episodes" left to air. Likewise the comedy "Thick & Thin" remains in limbo however is "not dead."

-- The network said the updated "American Dreams" series finale is "really not a priority right now" as there's no plans to air the revised version.

(Note: At the request of the network, the previously posted transcript has been removed.)





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 10.5: APOCALYPSE (NBC)
· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· BLACK DONNELLYS, THE (NBC)
· BODY OF DESIRE (NBC)
· BOOK OF DANIEL, THE (NBC)
· CONVICTION (NBC)
· COPS (SPIKE TV)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· ER (NBC)
· EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS (CW)
· FATHER OF THE PRIDE (NBC)
· FOUR KINGS (NBC)
· FRASIER (NBC)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· HAWAII (NBC)
· HEIST (NBC)
· INCONCEIVABLE (NBC)
· JOEY (NBC)
· KIDNAPPED (NBC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY (NBC)
· LOST (ABC)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SCRUBS (ABC)
· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)
· SUDDENLY SUSAN (NBC)
· SURFACE (NBC)
· TEACHERS (NBC)
· THICK & THIN (NBC)
· THIEF (FX)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)
· X-FILES, THE (FOX)











[03/06/15 - 01:03 PM]
Date Changes for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premieres
"A Bone To Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" will now premiere on Saturday, April 4 while "Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room" is now due on Saturday, April 11.

[03/06/15 - 01:01 PM]
"Supergirl" First Images Revealed as Production Begins on New Pilot for CBS from Warner Bros. Television, Based on the Characters from DC Comics
Colleen Atwood said, "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."

[03/06/15 - 01:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Comedy Series "Best Friends Whenever"
The project centers on teenagers Shelby and Cyd, who when a science experiment goes wrong, become unstuck in time, leaping forward and backward whenever they want - and sometimes even when they don't.

[03/06/15 - 12:51 PM]
Showtime(R) Comedy Documentary "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro" to Debut on Friday, April 17
The film follows Notaro's travels as she embraces her most loyal fans by creating unique and intimate comedy experiences in their homes, backyards, barns, and basements.

[03/06/15 - 11:31 AM]
Crews Race for Crab and Battle Monstrous Storms Like Never Before in Discovery's Hit Series "Deadliest Catch"
The 13-time Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 11th season on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the Discovery Channel.

[03/06/15 - 10:25 AM]
"Dateline: The Real Blacklist" to Lead Into Hit Drama "The Blacklist" to Form Two-Hour Thursday-Themed Programming Block
Plus: "The Slap" will shift to 10:00/9:00c next week, replacing the hiatus-bound "Allegiance."

[03/06/15 - 09:31 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows in Its Third Week - Up 13% in Viewers and 7% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Doubles Its Lead-In, Finishes Within a Tenth of Last Week's Fast-Affil Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:43 AM]
Live + 3: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Grows to a 2.1 in Adults 18-49 - Remains Sunday's Top Drama Debut
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split the Demo Crown
The Alphabet's "American Crime" opens on top at 10:00/9:00c among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/06/15 - 08:25 AM]
ABC Is Up Sharply Year to Year and Finishes No. 1 for Its 6th-Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Announces Featured Artists on Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2
Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-track mixtape features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4.

[03/05/15 - 02:44 PM]
Little Women Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with Lifetime(R)'s "Little Women: NY" Premiering on March 25
Viewers first got a glimpse of New York's Lila Call, when she made waves with the "Little Women: LA" cast and now they'll get to see her in action on her home turf with her group of east coast besties.

[03/05/15 - 01:13 PM]
Samantha Bee Heading to TBS - Former "Daily Show" Correspondent Signs Up to Host Comedy Series
The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.

[03/05/15 - 01:08 PM]
Great American Country Renews Three Popular Series
The network announced the renewal of season two of "Flippin' RVs" (Justin and Anna Scribner), season three of "Junk Gypsies" (Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes) and season four of "Celebrity Motor Homes" (Blair Herter).