Monday, May 17, 2010

Fox Upfront 2010-11: Fall 2010 Schedule; Stephen J. Cannell's Take On New Rockford Files That Didn't Get Ordered

Fox 2010-11

Fall 2010

Sundays
7:00PM NFL Overrun/Animated Repeats
8:00PM The Simpsons
8:30PM The Cleveland Show
9:00PM Family Guy
9:30PM American Dad!

Mondays
8:00PM House
9:00PM Lone Star (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM Glee
9:00PM Raising Hope (NEW!)
9:30PM Running Wilde (NEW!)

Wednesdays
8:00PM Lie to Me
9:00PM Hell's Kitchen

Thursdays
8:00PM Bones
9:00PM Fringe

Fridays
8:00PM Human Target
9:00PM The Good Guys

Saturdays
8:00PM Cops
9:00PM America's Most Wanted


January / Spring 2011:

Sundays
7:00PM The Simpsons (repeats)
7:30PM American Dad
8:00PM The Simpsons
8:30PM Bob's Burgers (NEW!)
9:00PM Family Guy
9:30PM The Cleveland Show

Mondays
8:00PM House
9:00PM Lonestar / Ride-Along (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM American Idol
9:30PM Running Wilde / Mixed Signals (NEW!)

Wednesdays
8:00PM Raising Hope
8:30PM American Idol Results Show
9:00PM Glee

Thursdays
8:00PM Bones
9:00PM Fringe

Fridays
8:00PM Human Target
9:00PM Kitchen Nightmares

Saturdays
8:00PM Cops
9:00PM America's Most Wanted

NOTES: Unscheduled but picked-up for mid-season is drama Terra Nova from Steven Spielberg. It was also announced that a very special Glee will air following Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, February 6 and will move to Wednesdays at 9PM following Idol Results after the airing.

Discuss Fox's 2010-11 line-up. You'll find the official press release there, too...with more detailed information.


The original Rockford Files creator Stephen J. Cannell spoke to Chris Mann of Retroality.TV about the potential new NBC series for Rockford that NBC has scrapped "for now." The series was getting a ton of buzz a few weeks back and now it is not picked-up for the fall. Chris gets an exclusive reaction from Cannell on David Shore's pilot script for NBC's now-dead Rockford Files reboot. Read what Cannell has to say about this! And speaking of Cannell, catch him on the season finale of ABC's Castle tonight, as he once again plays himself on the series.
Back to Rockford, yesterday NBC Entertainment President Angela Bromstad commented on why Rockford is not picked-up yet, "it would have had to be A++ and I think we had an A-/B+ pilot and wanted to get it right." So, Rockford might be re-developed for mid-season or even next fall. Or is NBC just saying that and won't re-develop at all? We'll see.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 19

Superstore - "Workplace Bullying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions arise among the employees after an attempted robbery, pitting Dina (Lauren Ash) against Jonah (Ben Feldman). Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Great News - "Award Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
For the first time in years, "The Breakdown" has been nominated for an American Journalism Award. Katie (Briga Heelan) is looking forward to spending the night as a peer with the very reporters she has admired her whole life. Fearing her mother will ruin it, Katie tries to stop Carol (Andrea Martin) from attending but is unsuccessful when Carol secures a position as a seat-filler. Katie is stuck babysitting her mom all night but gets distracted by Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), a handsome New York Times reporter who looks down on cable news. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) is excited to reunite with all of his old anchormen friends, especially Len Archer (guest star Christopher McDonald), an idol of Chuck's who is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Better Things - "Eulogy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam demands satisfaction.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Thursday, October 19

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reinder (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Office) - Angela talks about the new season of her Netflix show Haters Back Off on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna teams up with Michael Symon in the kitchen, giving the scoop on her new show and whipping up a tasty dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman appears on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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