Monday, July 24, 2006

TCA Awards, TCA Tour Fox: Day 1; 'Grey's Anatomy' Reruns to Lifetime, Not Oxygen/TNT

And the winners for this year's TCA Awards are...

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM: My Name Is Earl (NBC)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: Lost (ABC)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: The Office (NBC)
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: Hugh Laurie, House (Fox)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION: Frontline (PBS)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING: High School Musical (Disney Channel)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINI-SERIES & SPECIALS: American Masters: Bob Dylan -- No Direction Home (PBS)
HERITAGE AWARD: The West Wing (NBC)
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Carol Burnett

Meanwhile today Fox was up for their first of two days at the TCA tour. Not much news, but they have renewed So You Think You Can Dance and Hell's Kitchen for next summer. They announced the guest stars for The Simpsons this season which includes Betty White, Jon Lovitz, Richard Lewis, Harry Hamlin, Fran Drescher, and Keifer Sutherland. They also announced talent or whatever for the reality show Duets, which premieres later on this summer. And they explained why The O.C. has only 16 episodes this season--they said it is because of the heavy competition in the time-slot, so they will air the 16 episodes with limited repeats, which means the season (or series) probably in March. As for the panel, they had question-answer session with the casts and crew of Vanished, 'Til Death, Standoff, and Prison Break (which introduced new co-star William Fichtner of Invasion).
Fox's fall season actually begins August 21, as we mentioned before.

On July 12, the trades reported speculation that Grey's Anatomy reruns would be shared with TNT and Oxygen starting in fall 2009. It looks like that deal fell through, because now Lifetime has made it official they will be the exclusive cable home for the hit drama starting in Fall 2009, but they also can air episodes once a week starting this January! It is reported that Lifetime will pay $1.2 million an episode. They are currently paying $1.3 million for Medium and will pay $500,000 an episode for Desperate Housewives, which starts its once a week airing next August, before airing everyday starting fall 2008. Here is Lifetime's release:
The doctors at Seattle Grace Hospital will soon begin making house calls at Lifetime Television! Continuing its acquisition of high-profile broadcast hits, Lifetime Television today announced that it has acquired the exclusive basic cable rights from Buena Vista Television for the popular Emmy Award(R) nominated series Grey's Anatomy, beginning in fall 2009. Lifetime will begin airing episodes from the first season once a week, starting in January 2007.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Surprise" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Calvin receives an unconventional birthday gift involving his father, Dave suggests they spend the day celebrating in a way that honors the late Butler patriarch. Also, an unexpected development changes the Johnsons’ lives forever.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "God Accepts Venmo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While comparing their busy schedules, Bob and Abishola realize the perfect date for their wedding is in just three weeks and enlist their family and friends to help plan their big day.

Breeders - "No Power Part II" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
On the day of Leah and Alex's wedding, Paul and Ally find they have only a few hours to deal with a family crisis, leading Paul to make the hardest decision of his life.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 17)

Monday, May 17

  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew guest hosts the 8am hour of CBS This Morning.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob talks about Top Gear America on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) and Dylan McDermott (No Activity/L.A. to Vegas) - Christopher and Dylan talk about Law & Order: Organized Crime on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina talks about season three of Black Monday on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-May)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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