Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:
- The Antonio Treatment (HGTV) - Additional 13 episodes ordered
- Are We There Yet? (TBS) - Additional 90 episodes ordered
- Minute to Win It (NBC) - Additional 24 episodes ordered
Read More | Futon Critic
Regis Philbin will once again host Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on ABC’s ten-year anniversary celebration for the show.
“For me it’s just a pleasure to come in and go through the whole thing again, and hopefully to give away a million-dollar check one more time before we wrap it up,” Philbin said of the event, which promises to be a Millionaire spectacular.
New and former contestants and a star-studded gallery will highlight the episode. Experts like Wolf Blitzer and Connie Chung will serve as experts for lifelines. The two week event will begin on August 9, carrying on for a full eleven nights before it ends August 23.
Read More | Entertainment Tonight
(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
- The Closer (TNT, 9pm): “Brenda reopens a murder case when it’s surmised that a father may have offered a false confession to cover for his schizophrenic son. Sosie Bacon (daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick) guest stars.” Thanks to the Bernie Madoff scam, the whole Bacon family is now being put to work.
- Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm): “Jon stays home to oversee kitchen renovations while Kate and the kids head to the beach as the series returns with its first all-new episode after a five-week hiatus spurred by a marital breakup.” The show will be followed by a new series: Jon Plus His 8 Dates.
- Making His Band (MTV, 10pm): “The finalists move into their new pad and tensions arise between the trained musicians and those who were self-taught.” There are some who are born talented, there are some who are taught. Then there are those who buy record companies and call themselves singers.
- Weeds (Showtime, 10pm): “Coworkers Celia and Dean develop a new marketing scheme after discovering they have a surplus of product.” Who knew one had to create a need for weed?
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Okay - so most of our favorite shows are gone now. But that doesn’t mean our summer has to completely suck.
Never got a chance to watch Lie to Me during the regular season? Here’s your chance to catch up! Like to see people embarrass themselves? Then Wipeout might be the perfect summer treat! Missing both American Idol and Dancing with the Stars? Then So You Think You Can Dance is just the ticket for you!
Hopefully our detailed guide can assist you in the weeks to come. We have compiled information from the five major networks and included the days, times and premiere dates for this season’s programs.
(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of August 19. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)
Next month’s Oscars broadcast may benefit ABC in more ways than one. A potential win for Slumdog Millionaire in February could bring heightened interest to the network’s summer schedule. That’s when Who Wants to Be a Millionaire may briefly return.
According to TV Week, ABC had already been considering a 10th anniversary-run for the game show. (The program debuted back on August 16, 1999.) Now the movie about a contestant on an Indian version of Millionaire would make the decision even more timely. The current economic climate could also help as well. Viewers - like those in the Golden Globe winner - may root for someone on hard times.
Although he is not confirmed for the gig at this point, it’s expected Regis Philbin would be part of any Millionaire return.
Variety is reporting that Regis Philbin has signed on with CBS to host a million-dollar version of the hit ’60s gameshow Password. The new series will be called Million Dollar Password and will, as the title suggests, offer a million dollar grand prize. Six episodes have been ordered and will begin airing later this season. The show will combine elements of three incarnations of the Password game – Password, Password Plus and, yes, Super Password. But I think we can all agree that any host is better than Burt Convey.
Read More | Variety
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