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Now that we have come to the end of the writers’ strike, it’s time to once again update our television programming schedules.
Mid-season replacements have had seen their debuts shuffled (e.g. New Amsterdam), some programs are coming back with new episodes (e.g. Scrubs, 30 Rock) while other shows aren’t slated to return until next year (Pushing Daisies).
Here you can find acompilation of the 2008 post-strike schedules
for the five major networks. I would highly recommend printing this out since there are major changes across the board.
- This is the updated schedule as of May 6. Be prepared to see more changes and settling in the weeks to come.
- The list consists of premieres and dates for new episodes.
- If a particular time slot/network is not mentioned, either nothing has changed or no specific announcement has been made yet.
- Dancing With the Stars, ABC
- My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, NBC
- The Big Bang Theory, CBS
- Bones, FOX (new as of 4/14)
- Gossip Girl, CW (new as of 4/21)
- How I Met Your Mother, CBS
- Two and a Half Men, CBS
- House, FOX (new as of 4/28)
- One Tree Hill, CW (new as of 4/14)
- Samantha Who?, ABC (new as of 4/7)
- Rules of Engagement, CBS (returns 4/14)
- The Bachelor, ABC
- CSI: Miami, CBS
For Season 12 of The Bachelor, ABC will be straying far from the blue-collar image they tried last fall. (Maybe a different type of guy will end up producing a different result?) Say goodbye to bar owner Brad Womack and say hello to “global financier” Matt Grant!
Last night on Dance War, the audience got their first glimpse of Grant, a British businessman. In his interview with Drew Lachey, the 27-year-old offered up a few choice chiches. In addition to calling the candidates “25 smoking women”, he said it was “ridiculously hard” to send someone home every week. Of course, the handsome guy never said why he needed help finding someone to begin with.
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Now that The Moment of Truth has successfully breezed through its two-week trial run, the show is being rewarded with a nice bonus. FOX - apparently believing the reality show’s gimmick won’t tire quickly - has added on another 13 episodes to its initial 12-pack order. (I’m guessing it was the program’s stellar debut that instilled the network with such confidence.)
Although a list of potential seatwarmers dwindled after the show’s first two airings (seems the attention seekers weren’t too thrilled about what they had seen), other ballsy contestants will be stepping up. Production on the additional segments will begin on Feb. 11th.
Just when you think the Trumpster is down and out, he just keeps coming back for more.
Even though his ‘recruitment’ show once faced cancellation, it’s had a reversal of fortune and now been granted an extension. Impressive numbers for Celebrity Apprentice has made NBC think twice about letting Donald Trump and the reality staple go too soon. (No rush decisions should ever be made during a writers’ strike.) Come this time next year, we will be seeing a second round of stars vie for credibility and airtime.
Seriously, a boardroom full of D-listers is really the only thing that keeps viewers attracted to the show these days. It’s not like anyone really believes The Apprentice winners do anything for Trump’s organization anymore.
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Now that fans have confirmed interest in its return, NBC has officially decided to renew American Gladiators for a second season. (This anti-climactic announcement comes as a big relief to the naive contestants; they had already been led to believe they could be a Gladiator.) No timeline has yet been announced for the show’s next round. The current season will finish its run in February.
After choosing to dust off The Mole, ABC has set its sights on another old friend. This time it’ll be The Bachelorette seeing the light of day. The series, which will premiere sometime this summer, had been (surprisingly) dormant for a whole three years already. The last woman to hand out the roses was Jen Schefft (Andrew Firestone’s ex) back in 2005. No details on who the next Bachelorette-to-be have yet been revealed. Meanwhile another Bachelor installment is preparing for a March 17 debut.
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So evidently I’m really bad at predicting the outcomes of reality shows (which, I know, already happened). I mean, really exceptionally bad. Now, I could have just buried my predictions from two weeks ago, but a man has to face his failures, so here we go. (Oh, and blahblahblahSPOILERALERTblahblahblah.)
THE AMAZING RACE:
Just a few weeks in, and one of my finalists is already gone. Not only was I wrong about Lorena & Jason being one of the three final teams, I was also wrong about them not annoying me yet. Lorena’s camel-milking meltdown (and how often did you read that phrase?) was incredibly entertaining and also horribly, cripplingly annoying. Still, Azaria & Hendekea are running strong and maybe I’ll be right about who ultimately gets to hang out with Phil at the finish line. But most likely not.
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL:
My pick, Heather, was in the Bottom Two last week. She’s still in it, but her not-great public speaking skills mean she may not be long for this competition.
ABC’s The Bachelor this year tried to put a new spin on the sinking reality show with barman Brad Womack, a different sort of Bachelor for the series. And when you use a different sort of guy, you get a different sort of result.
In a season-ending shocker, the single guy opted not to give his rose away to either of the final two girls. Wait…what? After this colossal rejection, he didn’t even offer much of an explanation as to why he’s opting to remain single – though reality TV exposure no doubt plays a part in this odd decision.
Fans are left freaking out, and women are wondering why this handsome hottie doesn’t want to commit. Really, there’s some question as to why he doesn’t want to settle down with a girl he was paired up with on TV? Get serious – most of the men on the series probably never had any intention of walking down the aisle anyway.
Read More | E! Online
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Animation, Award Shows, Comedy, Drama, Music, Prime Time, Reality, Sci-Fi/Horror, ABC, Bravo, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, House, Prison Break, The Bachelor, The Office
- Prison Break (FOX, 8pm): ‘Lechero reveals a secret buried beneath Sona.’ He’s been linked to the Lost hatch this whole time. (NOTE: This will be the last new Prison episode until Jan. 14th.)
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): ‘The calendar turns back four months.’ Does this mean the writers still have a chance to redo this whole season?
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): ‘Charlie finds success as a children’s singing star.’ He becomes The Wiggles’ new green-shirted guy.
- The Bachelor: The Women Tell All (ABC, 10pm): This is their opportunity to make up for any embarrassing moments they didn’t have a chance to create.
An extra-long Dancing With The Stars helped ABC retain its dominance over Monday night:
- Dancing With The Stars (21 million, 5.0/12 in 18-49 age group) had the evening’s largest audience and demos.
- Both How I Met Your Mother (8.9 million, 3.4/9) and The Big Bang Theory (9.7 million, 3.8/9) increased from last week.
- A 2-hour Prison Break (3.4/8) drew in 7.8 million.
- Chuck (7.6 million, 3.2/8) gained about a 1/2 million from last Monday.
- Samantha Who? (18.3 million, 5.0/11 in 18-49 demo) had the hour’s most viewers.
- Both Two and a Half Men (14.1 million, 5.0/12) and Rules of Engagement (11 million, 4.0/9) remained steady.
- Heroes (9.8 million, 4.9/11) was down over 500,000 from last week.
- CSI: Miami (14.1 million, 4.4/11 in 18-49) as the hour’s largest draw.
- The Bachelor (10.8 million, 3.9/10) was even with last week.
- Journeyman (5.2 million, 2.1/6) dropped another 700,000.
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With the World Series finally wrapped up, ABC was able to waltz right in and dance away with another ratings victory:
- Dancing With The Stars (21.6 million, 5.3/14 in 18-49 demo) was the hottest show of the evening; it scored both with the viewers in the demos.
- How I Met Your Mother (8.5 million, 3.3/9) was about even with last week. Meanwhile, The Big Bang Theory (8.9 million, 3.6/9) was slightly up.
- Chuck (7 million, 2.7/7) held steady from last Monday.
- A repeat of House (2.1/6) scored 5.8 million viewers.
- Everybody Hates Chris (2.5 million, 1.0/3) did about the same; Aliens in America (2.1 million, 0.8/2) was down about 240,000.
- Samantha Who? (15.4 million, 4.9/11 in 18-49 demo) has done a great job retaining it’s audience. It was even up 1 million from last week.
- Two and a Half Men (14.1 million, 5.1/12) was impressive with the hour’s demos.
- Rules of Engagement (11.2 million, 4.2/9) was up 400,000 from last Monday.
- Heroes (10.4 million, 4.9/11) continues to send bored fans away; it lost another 250,000.
- A repeat of K-Ville (1.3/3) took in 4 million.
- Both Girlfriends (2.24 million, 1.0/2) and The Game (2.4 million, 1.1/3) remained even.
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Animation, Comedy, Daytime, Drama, Games, Kids, Music, Prime Time, Reality, Sci-Fi/Horror, ABC, Cable, CBS, FX, FOX, NBC, Showtime, Syndication, The CW, Amazing Race, The, Nip/Tuck, The Bachelor, The Office, Cable/Satellite
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): “Charlie’s girlfriend does not like to be seen with him in public.” She’s afraid she’ll be attacked by Denise Richards.
- Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30): “Sam assumes her role as a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding, but upon arriving, she learns that the friend does not want her there.” If only she knew that before she paid for the dress.
- The Bachelor (ABC, 10pm): “The final four contestants bring Brad home to meet their parents.” The dads all envy his cool beard.
- Californication (Showtime, 10:30pm): Season finale. Hopefully I’ll stop singing the Chili Peppers song now.
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