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, September 27

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Tuesday, September 27

  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She will also be on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lauren Graham (M.Y.O.B./Conrad Bloom/Townies/Good Company) - Lauren is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jessica Williams (Love Life) - Jessica talks about her role in the highly anticipated animated Netflix series Entergalactic, created by GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Kid Cudi, on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash-Betts (Scream Queens/Getting On/The Soul Man/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy gives a sneak peek at her highly anticpated new ABC drama The Rookie: Feds on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Raymond Lee (Kevin Can F**k Himself) - NBC's Today catches up with Raymond in the 9am hour.
  • Kim Coles (Living Single/The Geena Davis Show) - Kim will be on PIX 11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on PIX 11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 10:20am.


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

Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) The Neighborhood - Season Four Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season The Adventues of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Six

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06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / The Complete Season Two
07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / The Complete Season Four
08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
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