CBS ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON PROGRAMMING PLANS "Flashpoint," Last Summer's Top Original Scripted Series, Returns Friday, Jan. 9, 9:00-10:00 PM "Harper's Island," a 13-Episode Mystery Event, Premieres Thursday, April 9, 10:00-11:00 PM and Concludes Thursday, July 2 "Game Show in My Head," a New Game Show from Ashton Kutcher, Premieres Saturday, Jan. 3, 8:00-9:00 PM "Survivor" Returns Thursday, Feb. 12, 8:00-9:00 PM The 14th Edition of "The Amazing Race" Premieres Sunday, Feb. 15, 8:00-9:00 PM CBS today announced mid-season schedule changes that include the return of the drama FLASHPOINT, the premiere of the mystery event HARPER'S ISLAND, the debut of the new game show GAME SHOW IN MY HEAD and the returns of the Network's reality hits SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE. FLASHPOINT, last summer's top original scripted series, premieres Friday, Jan. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). FLASHPOINT, starring Enrico Colantoni, Hu gh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Michael Cram, Sergio Di Zio, Ruth Marshall and Mark Taylor, depicts the emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the Strategic Response Unit (inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force). FLASHPOINT is produced by Pink Sky Entertainment in association with CBS Paramount Network Television. Bill Mustos and Anne Marie La Traverse are executive producers. HARPER'S ISLAND, a 13-episode mystery event, premieres Thursday, April 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and concludes Thursday, July 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). HARPER'S ISLAND is about a group of family and friends who travel to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets exposed as a murderer claims victims, one by one, transforming the wedding week of fun and celebration into a terrifying struggle for survival. In every episode, someone is killed and every person is a suspect, from the wedding party to the island locals. By the end of the 13 episodes, all questions will be answered, the killer will be revealed and only a few will survive. Jon Turteltaub ("Jericho") and Jeffrey Bell ("Alias," "Angel," "The X-Files") are executive producers for CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Junction Entertainment. Karim Zreik ("Jericho"), Dan Shotz ("Jericho") and Tyler Bensinger ("Cold Case") are co-executive producers and Ari Schlossberg ("Hide and Seek") is co-executive producer and creator. GAME SHOW IN MY HEAD, a hidden camera game show from Ashton Kutcher, premieres Saturday, Jan. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Ordinary people must perform extraordinary tasks on an unsuspecting public to win up to $50,000. Under the watchful eye of host Joe Rogan, each contestant performs five outrageous, embarrassing and hilarious tasks worth $5,000 each. In a no-holds-barred bonus round, each contestant has the chance to double their money up to $50,000. GAME SHOW IN MY HEAD is from fox21, produced by Hat Trick Productions and Katalyst Films. Executive producers are Jimmy Mulville & Leon Wilde and Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, Karey Burke and Michael Binkow. The 18th edition of SURVIVOR premieres Thursday, Feb. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) while THE AMAZING RACE returns with its 14th edition on Sunday, Feb. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Saturday, Effective Jan. 3 8:00-8:30 PM GAME SHOW IN MY HEAD (Premiere) 8:30-9:00 PM GAME SHOW IN MY HEAD (Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY 10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS MYSTERY Friday, Effective Jan. 9 8:00-9:00 PM GHOST WHISPERER 9:00-10:00 PM FLASHPOINT (Premiere) 10:00-11:00 PM NUMB3RS Thursday, Effective Feb. 12 8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR 18 (Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM CSI 10:00-11:00 PM ELEVENTH HOUR Sunday, Effective Feb. 15 7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES 8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE 14 (Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM COLD CASE 10:00-11:00 PM THE UNIT Thursday, Effective April 9 8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR 9:00-10:00 PM CSI 10:00-11:00 PM HARPER'S ISLAND (Series Debut)ABC:
ABC ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW DRAMAS "CASTLE," "CUPID" AND "THE UNUSUALS" ABC News' "Primetime: What Would You Do?" Returns Tuesday, January 6 at 10:00 p.m. Three new dramas will be joining the ABC lineup: "Castle" on Monday, March 9 at 10:00 p.m.; "Cupid" on Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m.; and "The Unusuals" on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00 p.m. In addition, ABC News' "Primetime: What Would You Do?" will return on Tuesday, January 6 at 10:00 p.m. (all times ET). "Castle" Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion, "Desperate Housewives"), who is bored with his own success, learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Rick is soon questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic, "The Spirit"), a very bright, aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein. Rick and Kate's styles instantly clash, yet sparks begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build upon their new relationship as they look to solve strange homicides in New York as much fun as one can have with death & murder. Castle is kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother, Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan, "Dharma and Greg") and quick-witted teenage daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"). Also starring in the series are Ruben Santiago-Hudson ("Law & Order") as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones ("Daddy Day Camp") as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas ("Generation Kill") as NYPD Detective Tony Esposito and Seamus Dever ("Army Wives") as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan. "Castle" is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe serves as executive producer/creator along with executive producers Armyan Bernstein, Barry Schindel, Rob Bowman and Laurie Zaks. "Cupid" "Cupid" is a romantic dramedy about Trevor Pierce (Bobby Cannavale, "Will & Grace"), a larger than life character who may or may not be the Roman god of love, Cupid, sent to earth to bring 100 couples together before he is allowed to return to Mt. Olympus. As fate would have it, Trevor is under the care of psychiatrist and self-help author Dr. Claire McCrae (Sarah Paulson, "The Spirit," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"), who is also dedicated to helping lonely hearts find their soul mates. When it comes to true love, Claire believes it's all about friendship and compatibility, but for Trevor, heat and passion conquer all. Only time will tell who will win the battle for love. "Cupid" stars Bobby Cannavale as Trevor, Sarah Paulson as Claire, Rick Gomez as Felix and Camille Guaty as Lita. "Cupid" is produced by ABC Studios. Rob Thomas serves as executive producer/creator along with executive producers Jennifer Gwartz, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge and Diane Ruggerio. "The Unusuals" In "The Unusuals," it helps if a cop has a twisted sense of humor, because every moment could be your last. Just ask Casey Shraeger (Amber Tamblyn, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"), who started her day as an NYPD vice detective before unexpectedly being transferred to the homicide division. She quickly realizes that, not only does everyone in her new department have a distinct sense of humor, but also their own dirty little secrets. The series stars Amber Tamblyn as Detective Casey Shraeger, Jeremy Renner as Detective Jason Walsh, Harold Perrineau as Detective Leo Banks, Josh Close as Detective Henry Cole, Monique Gabriela Curnen as Detective Allison Beaumont, Kai Lennox as Detective Eddie Alvarez, with Terry Kinney as Sergeant Harvey Brown and Adam Goldberg as Detective Eric Delahoy. Created by Noah Hawley, "The Unusuals" is executive-produced by Hawley, Robert DeLaurentis and Peter O'Fallon, with Peter Tolan as an executive consultant on the series, which is produced by 26 Keys, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television for ABC. "Primetime: What Would You Do?" Suppose you witnessed a stranger slip a suspicious powder into his date's drink would you tell his date? What if you saw a deli cashier exhibit racial discrimination to a customer trying to place an order how would you respond? Using hidden cameras, "Primetime: What Would You Do?" sets up everyday scenarios and then captures people's reactions. Whether they're compelled to act or mind their own business, John Quiones reports on their split-second and often surprising decision-making process. Often people speculate on how they might act in a difficult situation, but this series looks at how they actually do in the face of everyday dilemmas that test their character and values. According to a 2008 Columbia Journalism Review essay, "Primetime: What Would You Do?" is "the flip side of reality TV rather than show how people act in manufactured situations when they know they're being watched, they show us how people act when they don't."THE CW:
THE CW NETWORK ANNOUNCES MIDSEASON SCHEDULE INCLUDING PREMIERE OF NEW FRIGHT-FILLED REALITY SERIES "13 FEAR IS REAL" AND RETURN OF "REAPER" December 3, 2008 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network has set its midseason schedule, featuring new episodes of its scripted series and the premiere of the scare-fest reality series "13 Fear Is Real." The CW's smash hit Monday lineup returns on January 5, with new episodes of sophomore sensation "GOSSIP GIRL" (8:00-9:00p.m. ET), followed by fan favorite "ONE TREE HILL" (9:00-10:00p.m. ET). Two freshman series return to the Tuesday lineup on January 6 with new episodes of this season's most buzzed-about series, "90210" (8:00-9:00p.m. ET), leading into the critical hit "PRIVILEGED" (9:00-10:00p.m. ET). The new Wednesday night schedule kicks off on January 7, featuring the premiere of new horror/reality series "13 FEAR IS REAL" (8:00-9:00p.m. ET), in which 13 people compete to "stay alive" while facing their deepest fears in an all-out elimination competition and scare-fest. An encore performance of "90210" (9:00-10:00p.m. ET) will follow the new series on Wednesday nights. On Thursday, the heroic team of "SMALLVILLE" (8:00-9:00p.m. ET) and "SUPERNATURAL" (9:00-10:00p.m. ET) will return to The CW's line-up with new episodes on January 15. On Friday night, "EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" (8:00-8:30p.m. ET) and "THE GAME" (8:30-9:00p.m. ET) return to The CW's comedy block with new episodes on January 9. Encore performances of "13 FEAR IS REAL" will begin airing Friday nights on January 9. The Devil and his minions will be back on the trail of evil-doers when "REAPER" returns to the schedule on Tuesday, March 17 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET). Following is The CW's midseason schedule: Monday 8:00-9:00 p.m. "GOSSIP GIRL" (New Episodes Begin January 5) 9:00-10:00 p.m. "ONE TREE HILL" (New Episodes Begin January 5) Tuesday 8:00-9:00 p.m. "90210" (New Episodes Begin January 6) 9:00-10:00 p.m. "PRIVILEGED" (New Episodes Begin January 6) Wednesday 8:00-9:00 p.m. "13 FEAR IS REAL" (Series Premiere January 7) 9:00-10:00 p.m. "90210" (Encore Episodes Begin January 7) Thursday 8:00-9:00 p.m. "SMALLVILLE" (New Episodes Begin January 15) 9:00-10:00 p.m. "SUPERNATURAL" (New Episodes Begin January 15) Friday 8:00-8:30 p.m. "EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" (New Episodes Begin January 9) 8:30-9:00 p.m. "THE GAME" (New Episodes Begin January 9) 9:00-10:00 p.m. "13 FEAR IS REAL" (Encore Episodes Begin January 9) Tuesday (Beginning March 17) 8:00-9:00 p.m. "90210" 9:00-10:00 p.m. "REAPER"NBC:
NBC KICKS-OFF A POST-SUPER BOWL PRIMETIME SCHEDULE WITH NEW MID-SEASON SERIES PREMIERES, POPULAR SERIES RETURNS, THE 'ER' SERIES FINALE AND AN ORIGINAL MOVIE EVENT "Super Bowl XLIII" on February 1 -- Followed by an Hour-long Original Episode of "The Office" -- Will Serve as Launching Platform for Returning Series, Including New Volume of "Heroes" and a Special "3-D" Episode of "Chuck" both on February 2 New Lineup Showcases Premiere of New Drama "Kings" with Two-hour Event on March 19 in Addition to the Returns of "Medium" (February 2) and Two-hour "Celebrity Apprentice" (March 1), as well as Original Episodes of "Heroes" (February 2), "Chuck" (February 2) and "Life" (February 4) Two-hour Series Finale of "ER" Slated for March 12 NBC Offers Original Movie Event "XIII" on February 8 and 15 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 3, 2008 -- NBC unveiled today a wide spectrum of its post-January mid-season schedule that features the series premieres of the new drama "Kings" (March 19) with a two-hour event, plus the season debuts of "Medium" (February 2) and a two-hour "Celebrity Apprentice" (March 1) -- as well as original episode returns for "Chuck" (returning with a special "3-D" episode February 2), "Heroes" (which begins "Fugitives," a new volume on February 2) and "Life" (February 4) -- and the movie event "XIII" (February 8 & 15). All the series and movie events will be given a huge promotional boost during "Super Bowl XLIII" on February 1. Immediately following "Super Bowl XLIII" on February 1, NBC will broadcast an original, hour-long episode of "The Office" (10:30-11:30 p.m. ET; simultaneously to all time zones). Noteworthy announcements regarding this special episode are forthcoming. In addition, NBC has scheduled the two-hour series finale of "ER" for Thursday, March 12 (9-11 p.m. ET). The original movie event "XIII," starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff, will air on Sunday, February 8 and 15 (9-11 p.m. ET both nights). Premieres for additional mid-season shows -- "The Untitled Amy Poehler Project" and "The Philanthropist" – will be announced at a future date. The announcements were made by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. "February and March are going to be exciting months on NBC and the Super Bowl is just the beginning," said Silverman. "The biggest event on television will provide the perfect promotional platform as we launch some of the most eagerly anticipated new and returning shows on any schedule." Beginning February 2, Monday nights will feature original episodes of "Chuck" (8-9 p.m. ET), the latest volume of "Heroes" (9-10 p.m. ET) and the return of "Medium" (10-11 p.m. ET). The new post-January mid-season additions to NBC's program schedule grid follows (all times ET); new series are capitalized except for "ER": MONDAYS (beginning February 2) 8-9 p.m. -- "Chuck" (returns with "3-D" episode) 9-10 p.m. -- "Heroes" (new volume "Fugitives" begins) 10-11 p.m. –"Medium" WEDNESDAYS 8-9 p.m. -- "Knight Rider" (season finale February 25; new show beginning March 4 to be announced soon) 9-10 p.m. – "Life" (beginning February 4) THURSDAY (March 12) 9-11 p.m. – "ER" Series Finale THURSDAY 9-11 p.m. – "KINGS" (two-hour series premiere March 19) 10-11 p.m. – "KINGS" (regular day and time beginning March 26) SUNDAYS (February 8 and 15) 9-11 p.m. -- "XIII" (original movie event) SUNDAYS (beginning March 1) 9-11 p.m. -- "Celebrity Apprentice" (special two-hour episodes) SUNDAY EVENT SPECIALS 6:15-10:30 p.m. – "SUPER BOWL XLIII" (February 1) 10:30-11:30 p.m. (ET) – "The Office" (February 1; broadcast simultaneous to all time zones) 9-11 p.m. – "XIII" (February 8 and 15) From executive producer Michael Green (NBC's "Heroes") comes "Kings," a riveting new drama about a modern-day monarchy. "Kings" is a contemporary retelling of the timeless tale of David and Goliath. This series is an epic story of greed and power, war and romance, forbidden loves and secret alliances -- and a young hero who rises to power in a modern-day kingdom. King Silas Benjamin (Ian McShane, "Deadwood") is the well-entrenched king of Gilboa, with its capital in Shiloh, a clean new city that is unspoiled by time or litter. Silas must deal with the tensions rising between Gilboa and neighboring nation Gath. When several prisoners of war are taken, a young soldier, David Shepard (Chris Egan, "Eragon"), defies orders and crosses enemy lines to save them. Unknown to David, the soldier he saves is Jack Benjamin (Sebastian Stan, "The Covenant"), the son of the king. From that day forth, David's life will never be the same. Also starring are Susanna Thompson ("Once & Again"), Allison Miller ("Lucy's Piano"), Wes Studi ("Comanche Moon," "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"), Eamonn Walker ("Oz") and Dylan Baker ("Spiderman 2"). The series is from Universal Media Studios. "Kings" is executive-produced by Green, Erwin Stoff ("I Am Legend") and Francis Lawrence ("I Am Legend"), who also directed the pilot. "XIII" is a high-stakes cat-and-mouse thriller starring Val Kilmer ("The Doors"), Stephen Dorff ("World Trade Center"), Stephen McHattie ("Watchmen") and Jessalyn Gilsig (NBC's "Heroes"). The adrenaline-charged miniseries begins dramatically as the first female U.S. president is shot dead by a sniper during her Veterans Day speech. Three months later, a wounded man is found tattered in a forest with no memory of his identity. The only clue is a tattoo on his neck -- "XIII." Could his lightning-fast reflexes and killer instincts betray him as the presidential assassin that the U.S. is desperately searching for? Submerged in a far-reaching conspiracy, which threatens to overthrow the entire government, XIII's identity becomes the key to unraveling a complex and dangerous secret that will shock and excite. From the first bullet, this gripping action-thriller will leave audiences gasping for more. Ted Atherton ("Max Payne"), John Bourgeois ("Burn Up"), Greg Bryk ("ReGenesis"), Lucinda Davis ("Wargames: The Dead Code"), and Caterina Murino ("Casino Royale") also star. "XIII" is an official Canada/France co-production, developed and produced by Prodigy Pictures and Cipango in association with Power. Prodigy Pictures' Jay Firestone, Cipango's Edouard Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros and Power's Justin Bodle will serve as executive producers. Directed by Duane Clark ("CSI," "Meadowlands), "XIII" is written by David Wolkove ("La Femme Nikita," "Relic Hunter") and Philippe Lyon ("The Trail," "Alive"). "The Celebrity Apprentice" and host Donald Trump will return with two-hour episodes and a dynamic cast of brilliant celebrity business minds. Last season saw Piers Morgan defeat Trace Adkins to become the first Celebrity Apprentice. This season, 16 new celebrities will be vying for the coveted title, using all their business savvy as they fight for causes close to their hearts. Celebrities will be subjected to long hours, grueling mental challenges, personality clashes, and intense scrutiny -- all without the help of their regular support system of agents, managers, and personal assistants. Ultimately, they will face the judgment of Donald Trump and his advisors in the boardroom, which will include his children (and colleagues), Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.Fox:
FOX ANNOUNCES 2008-2009 MIDSEASON SCHEDULE "24" IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE WITH TWO-NIGHT, FOUR-HOUR EVENT SUNDAY, JAN. 11 AND MONDAY, JAN. 12 "AMERICAN IDOL" RETURNS WITH TWO-NIGHT, FOUR-HOUR PREMIERE TUESDAY, JAN. 13 AND WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14 INTRIGUING NEW DRAMA "LIE TO ME" DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21 JOSS WHEDON'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ACTION-THRILLER "DOLLHOUSE" LAUNCHES FRIDAY, FEB. 13 GORDON RAMSAY'S "HELL'S KITCHEN" STARTS COOKING THURSDAY, JAN. 29 HOUSE Shifts To Mondays Starting Jan. 19; BONES Moves To Thursdays Jan. 15; TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES Travels To Fridays Feb. 13; HOLE IN THE WALL Finds Its Fit on Sundays Beginning Jan. 18 The wait is almost over as FOX announces premiere dates of new and returning series as well as revisions to its 2008-2009 midseason schedule. January starts with the not-to-be-missed blockbuster premieres of 24 and AMERICAN IDOL. As previously announced, the non-stop action begins and a new day dawns for JACK BAUER (Kiefer Sutherland) when 24 returns with an explosive two-night, four-hour season premiere Sunday, Jan. 11 and Monday, Jan. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). AMERICAN IDOL, television's No. 1 show, returns for Season Eight with a two-night, four-hour premiere event Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan. 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). All-new episodes of HOUSE, BONES, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES and HOLE IN THE WALL will air on new nights in midseason. Get real on Mondays with all-new episodes of HOUSE leading into real-time drama 24. Emmy-winning medical drama HOUSE moves to Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and has its time period premiere Jan. 19 followed by the time period premiere of 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). FRINGE, the No. 1 new series of the season among Adults 18-49, will air in its regular time period Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) after AMERICAN IDOL starting Jan. 20. LIE TO ME, the compelling new drama from the producers of 24, debuts Wednesday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) after AMERICAN IDOL and stars Tim Roth ("The Incredible Hulk," "Reservoir Dogs") as DR. CAL LIGHTMAN, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to discover not only if someone is lying, but why. When someone shrugs one shoulder, rotates a hand or raises the lower lip, Lightman knows he's lying. Based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Paul Ekman, the series follows Lightman and his team of deception experts as they assist law enforcement and government agencies to expose the truth behind the lies. BOOTH (David Boreanaz), BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel) and the Jeffersonian team will continue to dig up more murders when BONES moves to Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) beginning Jan. 15 followed by more all-new episodes of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). On Thursday, Jan. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Chef Gordon Ramsay steps into another kitchen to serve up a fifth course of HELL'S KITCHEN, the unscripted series that puts wannabe restaurateurs through a rigorous one-of-a-kind culinary boot camp. On Friday, Feb. 13, FOX presents a thrilling new action-packed lineup featuring the return and time period premiere of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the highly anticipated series premiere of Joss Whedon's DOLLHOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). DOLLHOUSE reunites Whedon with Eliza Dushku ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), who stars as a member of a highly illegal underground group of individuals who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. Saturday staples COPS (8:00-8:30 and 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) continue in their regular time periods with all-new episodes. MADtv (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) and TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) continue their late-night laughs with a mix of encore and original episodes. Sundays find the right fit with the time period premieres of back-to-back episodes of HOLE IN THE WALL (7:00-7:30 and 7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) beginning Jan. 18. Following HOLE IN THE WALL, Animation Domination continues with a mixture of encore and all-new episodes of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), KING OF THE HILL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). RECAP FOX MIDSEASON SCHEDULE (All times ET/PT except as noted) MONDAY Monday, Jan. 5: 7:30 PM-CC ET TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL (LIVE) Monday, Jan. 12: 8:00-10:00 PM 24 (Season Premiere, Part 2) Mondays, beginning Jan. 19: 8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE (Time Period Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM 24 (Time Period Premiere) **************************** TUESDAY Tuesday, Jan. 13: 8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part 1) Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 20: 8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Time Period Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE **************************** WEDNESDAY Wednesday, Jan. 14: 8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part 2) Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 21: 8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Time Period Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM LIE TO ME (Series Premiere) *************************** THURSDAY Thursday, Jan. 1: 7:30 PM-CC ET FEDEX ORANGE BOWL (LIVE) Thursday, Jan. 8: 7:30 PM-CC ET FEDEX BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (LIVE) Thursdays, beginning Jan. 15: 8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Time Period Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES Thursdays, beginning Jan. 29: 8:00-9:00 PM BONES 9:00-10:00 PM HELL'S KITCHEN (Season Premiere) *************************** FRIDAY Friday, Jan. 2: 7:30 PM-CC ET ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL (LIVE) Friday, Jan. 9: 8:00-10:00 PM FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: BRUCE ALMIGHTY Fridays, beginning Jan. 16 (no change to lineup): 8:00-9:00 PM ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? 9:00-10:00 PM DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! Fridays, beginning Feb. 13: 8:00-9:00 PM TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (Time Period Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM DOLLHOUSE (Series Premiere) *************************** SATURDAY Saturdays, beginning Jan. 3 (no change to lineup): 8:00-8:30 PM COPS 8:30-9:00 PM COPS 9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK 11:00 PM-Midnight MADtv Midnight-12:30 AM TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN *************************** SUNDAY Sunday, Jan. 11: 8:00-10:00 PM 24 (Season Premiere, Part 1) Sundays, beginning Jan. 18: 7:00-7:30 PM HOLE IN THE WALL (Time Period Premiere) 7:30-8:00 PM HOLE IN THE WALL (Time Period Premiere) 8:00-10:00 PM ANIMATION DOMINATION (THE SIMPSONS, KING OF THE HILL, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD)
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST
by Flim Springfield
That sounds dull.
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST
LOVE ... LOVE this show! How many episodes will there be? 2? Strange late season start IMO.
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST
Many people switched away during Season 1's first 3rd because of the Demon Of The Week-concept, but these poor people then missed 2 great 3rds that turned out to be much smarter than expected. I hope Season 2 won't disappoint and there will be a season 3!
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST
All cartoony and pixily and stuff...
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST
FUCK YOU CW. This better still be a full season fuckers.
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST
Not too sure that "classy" crowd can dig Reaper. Whatever, it deserves a great slot and more eps....please.
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST
Any bets on how low the ratings will be since everyone over the age of 13 will be out drinking (legally or not) that night? I swear, there are some serious dumbasses in the CW programming division.
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST
I hope Castle doesn't suck.
Dec. 3, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST
Just a dream I have.
Dec. 3, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST
Way to kill a great show Fox. Way to go...assholes.
Dec. 3, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST
I love Reaper, but sadly, this probably means we get this season and then thats it. Damn...
Dec. 3, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST
Do the powers that are have a 'kick me' sign on all their backs or what? Name a Heroes-related message board, and there's cain-raising over Elle's demise and folks swearing up and down they're done with the show. A whole lotta people have Kristen Bell's back on this. I think most understand that her movie career is what she needs to build on. It's the WAY Elle was written out of the show that is pissing the fuck out of the remaining fans Heroes has left. Mike Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly confirms she's done with the show and he's pretty reliable with gossip and spoiler stuff.
Dec. 3, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST
10 years ago, these show descriptions would be hailed as parodies of how awful broadcast TV can be. Except they really exist! The networks are actually going to show them! (And they don't realize they suck!) If we're going to talk about new shows, how about Elvis Costello's talk show on Sundance. That's actually good, and it's not about cops falling in love with each other.
Dec. 3, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST
by The Funketeer
I think you mean, is XIII based on the comic book? Cuz that's what the video game was based on.
Dec. 3, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST
But then again so do a lot of things these days...
Dec. 3, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST
by The Ref
Thank you Jeebus.
Dec. 3, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST
by Don Lockwood
the tv show and the comic/video game are unrelated. the video game is based on the comic, but only like the first 15 issues or something. The game ended on a cliffhanger and didn't do too well, so don't expect a sequel.
Dec. 3, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST
I was secretly hoping you'd get a second (3rd?) shot at having Michael's story properly told on Lost...
Dec. 3, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST
why she didn't react the same way this time as she did the first time? Or, to put it another way, why he was able to do it this time while last time he got baked?
Dec. 3, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST
THAT's the shitty show they choose to identify him? Ratings and longevity be damned, the fact is he is best known for Firefly/Serenity, hands down.
Dec. 3, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST
Except that the writers just did a Roberto Duran and said 'no mas', let's end it now.
Dec. 3, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST
Yup! Lets gloss over every other awesome thing he's done like Firefly and Buffy. The fact that he is freaking awesome.
Dec. 3, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST
I will never understand the stupid american scheduling system with all the breaks and splits. here in the UK you start a show, you show it every week (occasionally missing a week for some sport or something) until you run out of episodes, then you do the same thing next year.
Dec. 3, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST
I'm probably only one of a hundred people still watching but I want to see it wrapped up this season! Also, anything with Ian McShane is worth watching.
Dec. 3, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST
Wow... sure looks like the network has tons of faith in that series. Jesus Rob, just jump ship already and go finish the outline for the Veronica Mars movie. Word is Kristen Bell isn't doing anything at the moment, but pretty girls don't stay disengaged for long so strike while the iron is hot dammit!
Dec. 3, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST
I think it was simply that this time, her father was dead, she lost her job, and the man she loved was killing her. She just gave up.<p> Pennsy is a little heartbroken himself, so I think he's overstating fandom's grief at Elle's departure. She was only ever a minor character.
Dec. 4, 2008, 1:45 a.m. CST
Don't move it to kill it - slowly it's becoming a quite a quirky unique little show, with some great knowing clever lines and some thought-provoking IDEAS (not just pretty explosions which tends to be par for the course for most sci-fi). It also has a wicked line in black humour and I'd be sad to see it go. <p> That said with Daisies gone, what the hell does my opinion count. Again networks may as well say unless the show you become interested in becomes a mainstream super hit, which in turn will dumb down the writing, don't bother becoming attached to it as we'll axe it without any kinda closure so...just don't watch anything.
Dec. 4, 2008, 3:23 a.m. CST
I don't see this new show of his catching on. But, that's okay, it frees him up to work with Whedon again when FOX kills his new show and he grows a brain and decides never to work for that fucking network again.
Dec. 4, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST
Sounds like it might be something special what with McShane, Baker and the always awesome Eamonn Walker. The idea while not original is still quite a gamble for network TV but it's got me quite excited.
Dec. 4, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST
Not the usual 13: http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/12/abc-reduces-cup.html
Dec. 4, 2008, 8:33 a.m. CST
I thought there was going to be a delay because of some infidelity..oh, I mean..."scheduling conflict"....?
Dec. 4, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
Flaming, poisoned arrows.
Dec. 4, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST
A move to Fridays is a sure fire death kill for a series.
Dec. 4, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST
That's insane, I really like that show. The CW is worse than the sum of it's parts (WB and UPN).
Dec. 4, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST
You know Chuck has run out of ideas and it's time to pack it in.
Dec. 4, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST
ABC is so damn stupid, people loved this show back in 1998....but they canceled it anyway. Now they are going to bring it back? If they use the same scripts...I will protest on principle
Dec. 4, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST
by Jonas Grumpy
When was the last time the primetime schedule for Fox's Saturday night lineup was different? Or were "Cops" and "AMW" the first shows on that night? <BR><BR>Good to see that some things in life never change.