Monday, May 14, 2007

NBC 2007-08 Upfront: Fall 2007 Schedule; More Upfront News

Your first look at NBC's official line-up!

NBC 2007-08

Fall 2007

Sundays

7:00PM Football Night in America
8:00PM Sunday Night Football

Mondays
8:00PM Deal or No Deal
9:00PM Heroes
10:00PM Journeyman (NEW)

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Biggest Loser
9:00PM Chuck (NEW)
10:00PM Law & Order: SVU

Wednesdays
8:00PM Deal or No Deal
9:00PM Bionic Woman (NEW) (Will air on Sci Fi Channel a few days later)
10:00PM Life (NEW) (Will air on USA Network a few days later)

Thursdays
8:00PM My Name is Earl
8:30PM 30 Rock
9:00PM The Office
9:30PM Scrubs
10:00PM ER

Fridays
8:00PM 1 vs. 100 / The Singing Bee (NEW)
9:00PM Las Vegas
10:00PM Friday Night Lights

Saturdays
8:00PM Dateline
9:00PM-11:00PM Crime Repeats
(Law & Order: Criminal Intent second run is reportedly here.)

Mid-Season:

January (Sundays after NFL ends)

7:00PM Dateline
8:00PM Law & Order
9:00PM Medium
10:00PM Lipstick Jungle (NEW)

NBC will kick-start the weekend on Fridays (8-9 p.m. ET) with "Game Night," a rotation of game shows that features 1 vs 100 (hosted by Bob Saget) for eight weeks, followed by six weeks of the new variety competition series The Singing Bee in the fall. The program is a competition that challenges contestants to accurately sing the lyrics to popular songs -- even when the band stops playing.
Later in the fall, NBC plans to introduce the unscripted series, World Moves, a talent competition program from executive producer Randy Jackson ("American Idol") that features dance teams from around the world auditioning for their shot to come to Los Angeles and compete for a global championship and an international touring contract.
Single camera sitcom The I.T. Crowd will join for six weeks in mid-season. Some other notes: The Office will have 30 half-hours of the hit series, including five hour-long episodes, and also has increased the season order for My Name Is Earl to 25 episodes. NBC "bulks up" with 30 combined episodes of Heroes and Heroes: Origins, an innovative new spin-off that each week will introduce a new character -- one of whom will be chosen by viewers through the Heroes website on NBC.com to become a cast regular the following season. Finally, Jerry Seinfeld, star of the classic NBC mega-hit Seinfeld, returns to the network to create and star in 20 unique live-action comedy "minisodes" inspired by his experiences creating the upcoming DreamWorks animated feature film Bee Movie, in theaters November 2.
Discuss NBC's 2007-08 line-up here.

Well, tomorrow we have ABC coming up at the upfront. We announced a few days ago what series have been picked-up thus far. ABC has picked up 10 new series so far (Private Practice, Big Shot, Dirty Sexy Money, Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, Cashmere Mafia, Sam I Am, Women's Murder Club, Carpoolers and Cavemen), but now they also have picked-up sitcom Miss/Guided for mid-season. Maybe a 12th will be picked-up soon in sitcom The Middle starring Ricki Lake. We'll find out tomorrow. Football Wives will probably not be picked-up (as we mentioned, expense issues) but ABC will have an option to pick-it up, similar to what they did with October Road last year. And other series that were in the run like The Hill & The Thick Of It seem unlikely. According to Jim might actually return for mid-season, but George Lopez seems unlikely now.
As for CBS, they made it official, they have picked up four dramas and a sitcom so far. Dramas are: Cane, Moonlight, Viva Laughlin, & Swingtown. The latter is expected for mid-season. No mention of Babylon Fields...unless CBS already picked it up. It was slated for mid-season, maybe CBS won't need it now. Sitcom wise so far The Big Bang Theory has been picked-up, with two more likely, possibly the back from the dead I'm in Hell and The Captain. CBS also picked-up game show The Power of 10 hosted by Drew Carey. CBS is expected to bring back shortened seasons of Jericho, Close to Home and The Unit.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Tuesday, May 21

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


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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12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
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12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
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01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
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03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
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