Thursday, October 12, 2006

Network Notes, Includes 'Medium' Returning; The N Acquires 'One on One'

More shuffling and changing is going on now on the networks. NBC will replace the recently moved (and canceled) Kidnapped with Medium in November. Kidnapped of course has been canned but the remaining installments will air Saturdays. NBC will return the hit drama Medium - starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette --to its primetime schedule on Wednesday, November 15 (10-11 p.m. ET), with repeats and Dateline to fill the slot until then.
Meanwhile, CBS has decided to premiere its new drama 3 Lbs. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m., replacing the now-canceled Smith. The medical drama will be toplined by Stanley Tucci. Separately, CBS is giving an extra vote of confidence to sophomore drama The Unit. Just days after ordering a full season of the show, CBS has tacked on an extra episode to its order. That means studio 20th Century Fox will produce 23 episodes of the military-themed drama.
And at ABC they will bring back Extreme Makeover (original version) for a series of four specials on Fridays at 8 p.m. on October 20, November 3, 10 and 17. Other notes: The Bachelor: Rome season finale has been booked for Monday, November 27 from 9 to 11 p.m. ET/PT. The week before from 9 to 10 p.m. ABC will have The Women Tell All special for that show. ABC has announced some holiday programming, too. Shrek 2 will air the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 24) from 8 to 10 p.m. A Charlie Brown Christmas will air Tuesday, November 28 from 8 to 9 p.m. (which means it will be the lead-in to the new ABC sitcom Big Day), Santa Claus is Comin' to Town will air Tuesday, December 5 from 8 to 9 p.m. and on Christmas Day (Monday, December 25) The Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl will air from 8 to 11 p.m. ET/PT. Remember, this is just the ones announced so far. I'm sure we will see more stuff, like A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. No word yet on when the Dancing with the Stars finale will air. My bet is Sunday, November 19 from 8 to 10 p.m.

The November 2006 sweeps period is from Thursday, November 2 - Wednesday, November 29, 2006, if anyone was wondering.

The N, the nighttime network for teens, has acquired the hit sitcom One on One from CBS Television Distribution Group. The series debuted in syndication on broadcast stations last month and now will get a cable run, too.
Hot off the heels of its successful five-year run on UPN (2001-2006), The N has acquired the entire 113 episode library of the series that launched the career of Kyla Pratt (The Proud Family, Love & Basketball). Guest stars on the series include: Brandy, Eve, Jenny McCarthy, Romeo, Ruben Studdard, Haylie Duff, Chris Brown, Emmanuel Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Omarion, and Charlie Murphy, among others. The series will make its debut on cable during The N's "Fresh One Weekend," a marathon of the best episodes of One on One and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The marathon will kick off with an evening of 12, back-to back One on One premiere episodes beginning Friday, October 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (ET). The "Fresh One Weekend" marathon will run from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29.
One on One will air regularly on The N Monday through Thursday with back-to-back episodes at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. (ET) beginning Monday, October 30. The N has seen success with sitcoms such as Fresh Prince, Moesha, Sabrina, and Clueless over the years. Degrassi: The Next Generation has been their top draw. They have not seen much sucess with the dramas they have acquired, like Summerland and Dawson's Creek, which both have now been moved after 12 midnight.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Tuesday, May 21

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Tuesday, May 21

  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Catch Pamela on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rose Byrne (Physical) - Rose is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jim Rash (Community/Help Me Help You/Thanks/Kate Joplin) and Nat Faxon (Loot/HouseBroken/Disenchantment) - Jim and Nat are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Lopez (South Central) - E! News has an interview with Jennifer at 11pm on E!.
  • Michelle Buteau (Survival of the Thickest/Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Bored to Death/Help Me Help You/Becker/Ink/Cheers) - Ted is joining Drew and they're chatting about working together on a film in Alaska, his new podcast with Woody Harrelson and celebrating his twenty-ninth wedding anniversary on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Drew is surprised by special guest Chelsea Handler who's joining her and Ross Mathews to cover topics at the news desk like the viral conversation over adults sleeping with stuffed animals on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan is a guest on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Jameela Jamil (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin/The Good Place) - Jameela appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.
  • The Cast of Good Times - Iconic 70s sitcom Good Times turns 50 and cast members Jimmie Walker, Bern Nadette Stanis, and Ralph Carter are back together on Sherri, so check your local listings.


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