Monday, March 03, 2008

Nick at Nite Acquires Everybody Hates Chris for Fall 2009; The CW Announces Early Pick-Ups for 2008-09 Season, Includes Chris

The award-winning family comedy series, Everybody Hates Chris from co-creator and narrator Chris Rock, will join the Nick at Nite line-up in fall 2009.
Beginning September 2009, Nick At Nite will become the exclusive basic cable home to the half-hour series which stars Tyler James Williams (Unaccompanied Minors) as Chris, Terry Crews (The Longest Yard) as Julius, Tichina Arnold (Martin) as Rochelle, Tequan Richmond (Ray) as Drew, Imani Hakim as Tonya and Vincent Martella (Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo) as Greg.
The deal with CBS Television Distribution includes a four-year license period for a minimum of four seasons (80 episodes)...the series was renewed today for a fourth season coming this fall. The hit series is currently already in production on season four, which is included as part of the overall deal.
The series features guest stars including Jimmie Walker (Good Times), Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes), Ernest Thomas (What's Happening!!), Loretta Devine, Wayne Brady, Orlando Jones, Richard Lewis, Vincent Pastore, Robert Wuhl, Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) and Tommy Davidson.
The series is also cleared in off-network broadcast syndication for fall 2009, with 52% of the country covered thus far and deals signed with stations from the Fox, CBS, Cox Television and Weigel Broadcasting station groups. Chris will air on Fox-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington and Houston. The CBS-owned stations pacting for the show are in Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta and Miami. Weigel Broadcasting's WCIU has snagged Chris for Chicago, while indie KAZT has bought the show in Phoenix.
Other upcoming series on Nick at Nite include Family Matters (June 2008), Friends (Fall 2011) and possibly The Nanny in 2009, or that could be TV Land now.
Discuss the Chris news here.

The CW announced early pickups of six series today, including the network's signature reality hit, America's Next Top Model, four dramas and one comedy. All six series will return for the fall season.
The network's most popular series, America's Next Top Model will return with mega-star Tyra Banks for cycles 11 and 12. Returning dramas include the buzz-worthy freshman hit Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill, returning for a sixth season. These three series are the top-ranked shows on television with a concentration of women 18-34 viewers.
Also renewed were the long-running Thursday night team of Smallville, which will begin its eighth season, and Supernatural, which will begin its fourth season. In addition, the critically acclaimed comedy Everybody Hates Chris will return for season four.


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Monday, April 15

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Stand-Off" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Gemma and Tina are at odds with one another and Dave and Calvin try to bring them back together. Meanwhile, Marty is sick and not handling it well, so Malcolm fills in for him and goes to a baby class with Courtney.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Diamonds Are Made to Sparkle" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Bob second-guesses selling MaxDot, a new buyer presents a compelling offer. Also, the prospect of new wealth has Abishola stuck between her conservative nature to hide it and Nigerian pressure to flaunt it.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 15)

Monday, April 15

  • Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) - Watch Alan on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Walton Goggins (The Righteous Gemstones/The Unicorn/Vice Principals) - Walton appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sara Bareilles (Girlseva) - Sara is a guest on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa appears on E! News at 11pm on E!.
  • Rebecca Wisocky (Ghosts) - Rebecca will be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • George Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez/Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) and Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez) - NBC's Today catches up with Goerge and Mayan in the 9am hour. They chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Kyra talks about All of Me on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is joining Drew and Ross Mathews at the news desk to cover stories like Sofia Vergara's one rule for dating after her divorce and the study that says the shower is the only place where women say they get me time. Then, Valerie is joining Drew in the kitchen to make a lazy no bake lasagna on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rocky Carroll (Roc/Welcome to New York) - Rocky talks about NCIS on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine talks about his film The Sing on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of NCIS - Gary Cole, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll and Vanessa Lachey celebrate NCIS’ 1000th episode on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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