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

Tuesday, October 20

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 19)

Tuesday, October 20

  • Michael Keaton (Report to Murphy/Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Catch Michael on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alexandra Wentworth (Nightcap) - Alexandra will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie/New Girl/Burning Love) - June appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton talks about why she's teaming up with Cookie Monster from Sesame Street on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) and Melissa Peterman (Reba/Working Class/Baby Daddy) - Reba and Melissa share stories from their podcast on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) and Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray, Patricia and Brad reunite on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael Gross (Family Ties) - Michael talks about the 30th anniversary of Tremors and Tremors: Shrieker Island on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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09/22 - Man with a Plan - Season Three
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10/13 - The Jetsons - The Complete Series (Diamond Collection)
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