Wednesday, July 25, 2007

TCA Summer 2007 Tour: ABC Day 1; Off-Network Syndication Series Premiering this Fall

We are now at the last network at the TCA Tour. After a day off yesterday for on set visits, the TCA tour is back for one last network...ABC. ABC will be up today and tomorrow. They just announced their premiere dates, and here they are:
Fall premiere dates for the 2007-2008 season were announced today for the ABC Television Network by Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment, including a three-night Dancing with the Stars premiere event, with two nights of performance shows leading into a special Wednesday night results show, and a slight change in the Friday line-up.

Monday, September 24
8:00-9:30 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (special 90-minute premiere)
9:30-11:00 p.m. The Bachelor (special 90-minute premiere)

Tuesday, September 25
8:00-9:30 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (performance show)

Wednesday, September 26
8:00-9:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars Results Show Special (special day and time)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Private Practice
10:00-11:00 p.m. Dirty Sexy Money

Thursday, September 27
8:00-9:00 p.m. Ugly Betty
9:00-10:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy
10:00-11:00 p.m. Big Shots

Sunday, September 30
7:00-9:00 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (two-hour season premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Desperate Housewives
10:00-11:00 p.m. Brothers & Sisters

Tuesday, October 2
8:00-8:30 p.m. Cavemen
8:30-9:00 p.m. Carpoolers
9:00-10:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars Result Show (regular day and time period premiere)

Wednesday, October 3
8:00-9:00 p.m. Pushing Daisies

Sunday, October 7
7:00-8:00 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos

Friday, October 12
8:00-9:00 p.m. 20/20 (new time period premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Women's Murder Club
10:00-11:00 p.m. MEN IN TREES

Monday, October 15
9:30-10:00 p.m. Samantha Who?

Tuesday, November 27
10:00-11:00 p.m. Cashmere Mafia (special preview following the finale of Dancing with the Stars)

Tuesday, December 4
9:00-10:00 p.m. Cashmere Mafia (regular time period premiere)

Boston Legal will have its season premiere on its normal night and time, but ABC has not decided when yet. Could be during week 2 or 3 of the season, I think.
Panels and sessions today: Executive Session, Break/Writing Time, Pushing Daisies,
Women's Murder Club, Cavemen, Cashmere Mafia, Carpoolers, Dirty Sexy Money
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Other ABC press tour notes:
- Harold Perrineau (Michael) will return to Lost next season! Details will be announced at Comic-Con tomorrow.
- ABC confirms Football Wives will not be picked-up now, while Traveler has been officially canceled.
- ABC is shooting a new pilot for Cavemen, and the current pilot will be used as a later episode later in the season.
- ABC is looking to develop a spin-off of Dancing with the Stars titled Dance X. The series is a bit hit in the U.K. The spin-off features teams of dancers coached by two Dancing With the Stars judges. The two teams compete against each other, and dancers get eliminated as the show goes on.
- Some fans were not happy of the direction Grey's Anatomy went to for the second half of last season. ABC will assure to fix that.
- Dana Delaney and Nathan Fillion will join Desperate Housewives this fall! It's official!


The fall season is on the horizon. Here are a list of off-network series premiering in syndication this fall:
- All of Us (Daytime CW)
- Chappelle's Show (daily)
- Cold Case (weekends)
- Degrassi: The Next Generation (daily)
- Family Guy (daily)
- George Lopez (daily and on cable on Nick at Nite)
- Half & Half (daily)
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (daily)
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (weekends)
- Reno 911 (daily)
- The Dead Zone (weekends)
- The Surreal Life (daily)
- Two and a Half Men (daily)
Check your local listings to see what local channels will air these series in your market.
Classic series such as Baywatch (daily) and Saved by the Bell (weekends) return to local channels this fall as well.
For further updates and to discuss fall 2007 syndication, click HERE!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, November 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Holiday Summation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy visit Leonard and Penny for the first time since the holidays and share details about their terrible trip to Texas. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "A Solar Calculator, A Game Ball, and A Cheerleader's Bosom" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, the free time leaves Joan even more frazzled. Also, Greg has a boost of self-confidence after learning he has high levels of testosterone; Samantha keeps a secret from her family during Thanksgiving dinner; and John is determined to continue the tradition of using his old, unsafe knife to carve the turkey.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

Thursday, November 23

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollet (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie reveals her favorite, good-for-you dessert she swears by on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.