Saturday, January 21, 2006

ABC Delays 'Emily' & 'Jake' Even More Plus Special Tuesday Airing of 'Crumbs'; Museum of Television and Radio

Yesterday ABC told us that they will expand The Bachelor: Paris to two hours on Feb. 6 and 13. Meaning, Emily's Reasons Why Not and Jake in Progress will not air those two weeks, in addition not airing this Monday due to a encore of The Bachelor: Paris and on Jan. 30 a special InStyle Weddings will air. As of now, Emily's Reasons Why Not and Jake in Progress will air on Monday, Feb. 20. The following week, Feb. 27, is the two-hour season finale of The Bachelor: Paris.
ABC also probably is testing the waters for next season as a special episode of Crumbs will air on a special night and time. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, ABC will air an all-new episode of Crumbs on a Tuesday, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Martin Mull guest stars. Crumbs will continue to air on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m., this Tuesday airing is a "one-time-only" airing. I think ABC should move Crumbs to Tuesdays next fall and bring back a four comedy night. Commander in Chief will be pre-empted on that night only. ABC should move that to Mondays and that should help them next season in place of Monday Night Football. And at 9 p.m. that night a second new episode of According to Jim will air. It will also air at its regular 8 p.m. slot as well.

Some of TV's biggest stars and hottest behind-the-scenes personnel are headlining the 23rd annual William S. Paley Television Festival, which will be held February 28 through March 15 in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Museum of Television and Radio, the festival takes place at the Directors Guild of America Theater. Programs featured:

- Grey's Anatomy, 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28. Scheduled to appear include are stars Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo.
- Entourage, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. Scheduled: stars Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Debi Mazur and Jeremy Piven.
- Everybody Hates Chris, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Scheduled: stars Tichina Arnold, Terry Crews, Tequan Richmond and Tyler James Williams, along with co-creator/executive producer Chris Rock.
- Battlestar Galactica, 7 p.m. Friday, March 3. Scheduled: stars Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos.
- Supernatural, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Scheduled: stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, among others.
- Medium, 7 p.m. Monday, March 6. Scheduled to appear: stars Patricia Arquette, David Cubitt, Maria Lark, Miguel Sandoval and Jake Weber.
- My Name is Earl, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7. Scheduled: stars Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Eddie Steeples and Nadine Velazquez, among others.
- House, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. Scheduled: stars Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard and Lisa Edelstein.
- Family Guy, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Scheduled: Creator/executive producer Seth MacFarlane and others, plus Seth Green and Mike Henry.
- The Golden Girls, 7 p.m. Friday, March 10. Scheduled: stars Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White. (Estelle Getty, 82, is not participating)
- How I Met Your Mother, 7 p.m. Monday, March 13. Scheduled: stars Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders.
- "An Evening with Sally Field," 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14.
- Weeds, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. Scheduled: stars Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins.

Tickets can be purchased through http://www.ticketweb.com or at (866) 468-3399.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, October 20

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Milhouse is trapped in another dimension; dead Homer's spirit tries some new bodies on for size; Selma finds love in an unlikely place.

Bless the Harts - "Cremains of the Day" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Violet, David and Leonard take Wayne on a ghost hunt to cure his fear of ghosts; Jenny and Betty honor Jenny's late father on his favorite holiday.

Bob's Burgers - "Big Trouble in Little Tina" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Things get spooky when Tina dissects a pig in science class; Bob and Linda battle a giant ball of ear wax.

Family Guy - "Disney's The Reboot" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the network decides it is time to reboot the series, three versions of the reboot are shown to a focus group, which produces some surprising feedback.

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