or


[05/16/11 - 07:53 AM]
Reilly, Rice: "Terra Nova" Will Air This Fall; Other FOX Notes
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- "It's going in the fall. We scheduled it. It's a very good show," Fox Networks Group Chairman Peter Rice told reporters about their delayed drama "Terra Nova" following today's announcement of the network's 2011-12 season lineup (read the full release). "And we're excited about it... we're very confident about it in the fall which is why we officially scheduled it. And we think the show's going to be great."

Other highlights from Rice and Fox Broadcasting Company President Kevin Reilly's press conference:

-- Rice on the expected success of "The X Factor": "We had more people show up to auditions of 'X Factor' than we've ever had show up for auditions of 'Idol.' And now we're shooting the live auditions in front of 5,000 people. It's fun to watch Simon [Cowell] tell that audience that they're the fifth judge."

-- Reilly on "Terra Nova" being only listed for the fall: "I'm not saying that it could not return next year. We really would like to try to get two dramas in the slot [with 'Alcatraz']. I think it's likely with both the real estate issue of Monday and then the turnaround on the production we would only do 13 but anything's possible. I don't think it's prohibitive that we could do additional episodes next year."

-- Reilly on "America's Most Wanted" being demoted to four, two-hour quarterly specials: "It's no secret to John [Walsh]: we have not made money on the show in quite a while. It was economically getting to the place where it was not really particularly viable but we wanted to keep the franchise alive. John is important to News Corp. He got in a number of conversations as to where that series could continue. You'd have to talk to him about what that ends up being... I would not be at all surprised if you see the show pop up somewhere else. And that's something you should follow up with John on."

-- Reilly on its Saturday late-night being devoted to repeats: "We always have an appetite for any air that we own. But [if] next season goes the way we expect to see it go we can start turning our attention to time periods that we own that we'd like to improve things on."

-- Reilly on the cancellations of "Human Target," "Lie to Me," "The Chicago Code," etc.: "I actually think pretty candidly there's a couple of shows that we had to let go - because we just simply didn't have the shelf space - would probably have made the cut on some other networks. These shows had audiences, they were good shows. Ultimately we could be more conservative this year. But we want to take the pillars of strength we have right now and seed into the shows for the next chapter. We felt that we gave these shows a shot but we wanted to try some new ones."

-- Rice on whether we'll ever see a "24" movie: "Well I don't work for the movie company but my intelligence around the lot is everybody would very much like to make a '24' movie and I believe that they are working on the script. So when they say 'we don't have a script' it means that they don't have a completed script that they're about to go shoot. I think there's a great desire to [get] Jack Bauer on the big screen."

-- Reilly on the network's decision to pass on "Locke & Key": "It's actually a cool pilot with good talent involved. There were tough decisions. I wish it was an easier decision to make but it really just came down to we liked the shows we picked and they fit better. It sounds pat but that's really what it is."

-- Rice on the contract status of "American Idol's" judges: "Everyone [generally] has multiple year contracts. Jennifer [Lopez] had a single-year contract. She's had a really fun time doing the show. We've loved having her on the show... and our hope and expectation is that she'll return."

-- Reilly on a proposed March block of four comedies on Tuesday nights for six weeks when "Glee" would normally be in repeats: "We've got five shows in the works [and] four slots. So three of them will be in rotation already for the fall. We want to size up how those shows do. We wouldn't be announcing this block if we weren't pretty damn confident in what we've got working there so we'll look and see how we want to organize the block around it. And then we have at least two shows in there we both like a lot. Both pilots had very strong actors at the center, good concepts and really good execution. A couple of things you're going to see I think is maybe a piece of casting or a little bit of reshooting could be done. We want to do that work over the summer and then as we go into the fall look at which of those - both of them could make the cut, ultimately - and then organize the block around that."





  [may 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 24 (FOX)
· ALCATRAZ (FOX)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· AMERICA'S MOST WANTED (LIFETIME)
· CHICAGO CODE, THE (FOX)
· FAMILY ALBUM (FOX)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HUMAN TARGET (FOX)
· I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (FOX)
· LIE TO ME (FOX)
· LITTLE IN COMMON (FOX)
· LOCKE & KEY (FOX)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· TERRA NOVA (FOX)
· X FACTOR, THE (FOX)





[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.

[05/04/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in May with Three Back-to-Back Shows
Brie Larson (May 7), Drake (May 14) and Fred Armisen (May 21) will close out the show's season.

[05/04/16 - 01:01 PM]
Megyn Kelly to Sit Down with Laverne Cox during "MEGYN KELLY presents," Airing Tuesday, May 17, on FOX
As previously announced, the special also will feature Kelly's first extensive sit-down interview with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

[05/04/16 - 12:02 PM]
"Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" Season 4 Premieres Friday, June 17th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
The new season will be followed by "Decker: Unclassified," starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

[05/04/16 - 12:00 PM]
Start Your Summer with an Animated Adventure During Freeform's "Funday" Weekend Programming Event on May 14 and 15
Experience college through Mike Wazowski's eye, whip up recipes with Remy, and cheer on Wreck-It Ralph and Aladdin as they attempt to prove themselves as heroes.

[05/04/16 - 11:57 AM]
GSN to Launch First Spinoff Series from "Skin Wars" Franchise; "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Debuts Wednesday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT
The series features three of "Skin Wars" top former contestants who mentor six new, highly accomplished artists each week.

[05/04/16 - 10:49 AM]
National Geographic Launches a Covert Investigation Into the Disappearance of Adventurer Cody Dial in Riveting True-Crime Series, "Missing Dial"
The six-part series launches Sunday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/04/16 - 10:25 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli Entertains Friends & Family on the Return of "Valerie's Home Cooking"
Valerie is back in the kitchen sharing her tips for easy-to-make, delicious dishes and homemade recipes, adding her own signature touches and flavor along the way.

[05/04/16 - 10:08 AM]
TNT Teams Up with E4 on "Foreign Bodies"
The series is the story of a motley gang of travellers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia.

[05/04/16 - 10:01 AM]
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion Abby Wambach Joins ESPN
Wambach will cover international sporting events for the network later this summer at the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 in France and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

[05/04/16 - 09:39 AM]
E! Announces Four New Unscripted Series as the Pop Culture Powerhouse Continues to Expand on Successful Primetime Slate
Highlights include a spin-off of hit franchise "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) set against the sunny, sexy backdrop of South Florida.

[05/04/16 - 09:34 AM]
Netflix Celebrates "Marseille"
In advance of the series launch on May 5, Netflix surprised the residents of Marseille today in true Hollywood fashion when a french twist of the original "Hollywood" sign was erected to overlook the city.