Friday, May 12, 2006

SitcomsOnline.com Upfront Preview: The CW; Janet Jackson Turns 40 and TV One Celebrates Her 'Good Times'

The newest network looks to put the best from the old WB and UPN together, along with some new shows, for a network that will have established hits before it even premieres, for the first time in television history.

Here is the SitcomsOnline.com The CW 2006-07 preview:

New Series Already Picked-Up: None.
New Series We Think That Are Almost Good To Go: Flirt (sitcom), Palm Springs (drama), The Game (sitcom), and Runaway (drama).
New Series Perhaps Picked-Up for Mid-Season: Aquaman (drama); She Said, He Said (sitcom); and The Ultra (drama).

OUR FALL 2006 PREDICTION:

Sundays
5:00PM Various Repeats
6:00PM Various Repeats
7:00PM Various Repeats
8:00PM One Tree Hill
9:00PM Palm Springs (NEW) or Everwood

Mondays
8:00PM Everybody Hates Chris
8:30PM Flirt (NEW)
9:00PM Girlfriends
9:30PM The Game (NEW)

Tuesdays
8:00PM Gilmore Girls
9:00PM Veronica Mars

Wednesdays
8:00PM America's Next Top Model
9:00PM Runaway (NEW)

Thursdays
8:00PM Smallville
9:00PM Supernatural

Fridays
8:00PM WWE Smackdown!

Comments: This is another tough prediction because we are putting two networks into one and still picking new shows from development. The CW was not happy with its development slate, so I think series like Veronica Mars and One Tree Hill will indeed return. Perhaps Everwood, too. Mondays I think The CW will stick with UPN's black comedy line-up. Tuesday they will stick with The WB's hot drama line-up, Wednesday it is like UPN, Thursday The WB and Friday UPN. So, nicely spread out, if you ask me. I think they will hold Nick Lachey's sitcom for mid-season because it just doesn't fit with any of their other sitcoms. Reba is dead I think and will not return. Which means, The WB has no returning sitcoms. CBS passed on the pilot for The Ultra, so The CW might pick it up as early as this fall, but I put it for mid-season. Also, if ABC cancels the well written Invasion, The CW might pick it up, too. Invasion is from Warner Bros. Television, so it would be easy to pick it up. I hope ABC keeps it, but if they don't, I hope The CW picks it up, because that show is SO good. But where would it go? After Smallville maybe? I'm not going to list what shows are gone, because UPN and The WB will be canceling or ending so many. But you can say goodbye to favorites Charmed, 7th Heaven, Reba, Eve, All of Us and Half & Half. And pathetic stuff like Love, Inc. and Modern Men. The latest rumblings say The CW will only pick-up one new drama, Runaway. Palm Springs is still a question mark, so that is why I think Everwood might get the nod. No one knows what the heck happened to Aquaman. That was a given to the CW line-up, but might not even make at all now. I went with it and put it for mid-season. That and The Ultra might be a good combo. And reality hit Beauty and the Geek will for sure be back for mid-season.

Remember, next Thursday (May 18) is the actual date when we will findout The CW's plans for the 2006-07 season. So, come on back next Thursday and we will let you know the details and you can see how much we were right (or wrong). Stay tuned next week for all the final schedules released by all the networks! We will put them up as soon as they are released by the networks, so this will be your home to see them first!

Pop singer Janet Jackson is turning 40 years old next week and TV One is throwing a party! Catch the "Janet Jackson Birthday Bash" Good Times marathon on Saturday (May 13) starting at noon. It would have been nice, if they acquired some Diff'rent Strokes episodes, too.
12:00pm/8:00pm Episode 502, The Evans Get Involved, Pt. I
12:30pm/8:30pm Episode 503, The Evans Get Involved, Pt. II
1:00pm/9:00pm Episode 504, The Evans Get Involved Pt. III
1:30pm/9:30pm Episode 505, The Evans Get Involved, Pt. IV
2:00pm/12:00am Episode 507, Willona, The Fuzz
2:30pm/12:30am Episode 509, Bye, Bye Bookman
3:00pm/1:00am Episode 515, Penny's Christmas
3:30pm/1:30am Episode 514, No More Mr. Nice Guy
4:00pm/2:00am Episode 513, Willona's Mr. Right
4:30pm/2:30am Episode 517, Where There's Smoke
5:00pm/3:00am Episode 523, Willona's New Job
5:30pm/3:30am Episode 605, Stomach Mumps
6:00pm/4:00am Episode 614, The Snow Storm
6:30pm/4:30am Episode 619, The Physical
7:00pm/5:00am Episode 621, Where Have All the Drs. Gone
7:30pm/5:30am Episode 620, A Matter of Mothers


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Monday, July 22

Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter

Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)

CBS announced a new Entertainment Tonight special, Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter, to air Monday, July 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs)*.

Hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner, this one-hour tribute honors the late comedian with a look back at his 70-year career, featuring never-before-seen interviews, and his final interview from his home in Los Angeles. The special takes an in-depth look at his journey from accountant to comedian to Hollywood icon, with rare behind-the-scenes footage of Bob on the set of his sitcoms and feature films, from the Entertainment Tonight vault. Included are new and archival interviews with some of Bob’s closest friends and co-stars, including Jim Parsons, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Bateman and Michael Weatherly. The show takes an intimate look inside Bob’s personal life and his marriage to the love of his life, Ginnie, with newly revealed stories about how he changed American culture through comedy.

Bob starred as Chicago psychologist Robert Hartley on the CBS television series The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 to 1978, and then as Vermont innkeeper Dick Loudon on Newhart from 1982 to 1990, also on the Network. He had two other sitcoms on CBS in the 1990s, Bob and George and Leo. Bob played the recurring role of Professor Proton on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2013 to 2018, for which he received his first Primetime Emmy Award.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 22)

Monday, July 22

  • Lamorne Morris (Woke/New Girl) - Lamorne guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco (Bookie) - Watch Sebastian on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) and Hugh Jackman (Human Resources) - Ryan is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. E! News has interviews with Ryan and Hugh at 11pm on E!. They also talk about Deadpool & Wolverine on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am. Ryan appears on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Keanu Reeves (Swedish Dicks) - Keanu appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jesse Plemons (No Activity/Bent) - Jesse is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joe Mantegna (The Simpsons/Soap) and Laci Mosley (iCarly/Single Parents/Florida Girls) - Joe and Laci are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken drops by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:01pm on Bravo.
  • Elizabeth Gillies (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/Victorious) - Elizabeth talks about Spread on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) and Michael Urie (Krapopolis/Partners) - Sutton and Michael talk about Once Upon a Mattress on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Rob talks about Deadpool & Wolverine on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat and Lucy Hale are telling Drew all about their new rom-com Which Brings Me to You on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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