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John Orquiola
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#1 Posted on 18.5.05 1018.29
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Monday
8 p.m. The King of Queens
8:30 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
9 p.m. Two and a Half Men
9:30 p.m. Out of Practice
10 p.m. CSI: Miami

Tuesday
8 p.m. NCIS
9 p.m. The Amazing Race
10 p.m. Close To Home

Wednesday
8 p.m. Still Standing
8:30 p.m. Yes, Dear
9 p.m. Criminal Minds
10 p.m. CSI: New York

Thursday
8 p.m. Survivor
9 p.m. CSI
10 p.m. Without A Trace

Friday
8 p.m. Ghost Whisperer
9 p.m. Threshold
10 p.m. Numb3rs

Saturday
8 p.m. Repeats
10 p.m. 48 Hours

Sunday
7 p.m. 60 Minutes
8 p.m. Cold Case
9 p.m. Movie

ON-THE-BUBBLE SHOW RENEWED:
* Yes Dear

BUBBLE SHOWS DISCARDED:
* Joan of Arcadia
* Judging Amy
* Listen Up

CANCELLED EARLIER THIS SEASON:
* Center of the Universe
* Clubhouse
* Dr. Vegas
* Everybody Loves Raymond
* JAG

NEW:
* "Close To Home." Hourlong, from writer Jim Leonard (“Night Visions,” “Thieves,” “Skin”), about a young mother and freshman prosecutor working cases of suburban crime. It stars Jennifer Finnigan (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Christian Kane (“Angel”), John Carroll Lynch (“Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire”), David Starzyk (“Free Enterprise”) and Kimberly Elise (“The Manchurian Candidate”).
* "Criminal Minds.” Hourlong, written by somebody named Jeff Davis, focusing on FBI profilers. It stars Mandy Patinkin (“Dead Like Me”), Lola Glaudini (“The Sopranos,” “The Handler”), Thomas Gibson (“Dharma & Greg”), Matthew Gubler (“The Life Aquatic”) and Shemar Moore (“Birds of Prey”).
* "The Ghost Whisperer." Hourlong, from TV-movie writer John Gray (the remakes of “Brian’s Song” and “Helter Skelter”), about a newlywed who sees dead people. It stars Jennifer Love Hewitt (“Garfield”), Aisha Tyler (“CSI”) and David Conrad (“Relativity,” “Miss Match”).
* "How I Met Your Mother." Sitcom, from writers Carer Bays & Craig Thomas (“Last Show With David Letterman,” “American Dad”), about a man who recounts to his kids the story of their parents’ courtship. It stars Alyson Hannigan (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Neil Patrick Harris (“Doogie Howser, M.D.”), Jason Segal (“Freaks & Geeks”) and Josh Radnor (“The Court”).
* "Out of Practice." Sitcom, from writers Christopher Lloyd & Joe Keenan (“Frasier,” “Bram and Alice”), about a family of doctors. It stars Paula Marshall (“Cupid,” “Snoops”), Christopher Gorham (“Jake 2.0,” “Medical Investigation”), Henry Winkler (“Arrested Development”) and Stockard Channing (“The West Wing”).
* "Threshold." Sci-fi hourlong, from writers David Goyer (“Blade: Trinity”) and Brannon Braga (“Star Trek: Enterprise”), about a government analyst leading scientists and military in response to the arrival of an extraterrestrial lifeform. It stars Carla Gugino (“Karen Sisco”), Charles S. Dutton (“Roc”), Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: Nemesis”), William Mapother (“Lost”) and Robert Benedict (“Felicity”).
MIDSEASON:
* "Everything I Know About Men." Sitcom, from writer Fred Barron (“Caroline in the City,” “Union Square”), about a single advertising executive’s romantic adventures. It stars Jenna Elfman (“Dharma & Greg”), Lauren Tom (“Bad Santa”), Dabney Coleman (“The Guardian”), Hugh Bonneville (“Stage Beauty”) and Rhea Seehorn (“I’m With Her”).
* "The Unit." Hourlong, from writers David Mamet (“State & Main,” “Heist,” “Spartan”) and Shawn Ryan ("The Shield"), about the lives of Delta Force agents. It stars Dennis Haysbert (“24”), Amy Acker (“Angel”), Robert Patrick (“The X-Files”), Scott Foley (“Felicity”), Michael Irby (“Line of Fire”), Regina King (“Miss Congeniality 2”) and Max Martini (“Taken”).

What could be a better way to spend your Friday nights than by watching Jennifer Love Hewitt talk to ghosts? Brilliant.
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#2 Posted on 18.5.05 1029.20
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Rats. I really enjoy Joan of Arcadia. That show will be missed in my household.
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#3 Posted on 18.5.05 1036.01
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Reading the list, I realize that, aside from the NFL, I don't watch CBS. I know it's the most watched network or something, but I guess I've missed out.

My mom's going to be bummed that Joan of Arcadia is gone. We always joke that the shows she watch get cancelled first, and it looks like it's happened again.
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#4 Posted on 18.5.05 1041.13
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Goodbye Joan

I was a hardcore fan from the start, although my interest wained alot over the course ofthe 2nd season. damn shame.
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#5 Posted on 18.5.05 1047.20
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It's too bad about Joan of Arcadia. I'd only seen a few episodes, but it was the only show my dad watched regularily, and I know he'll miss it.

As for everything else...eh. Except for the return of Amy Acker to Television~!

Too bad her show doesn't look any good.
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#6 Posted on 18.5.05 1106.14
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Damn! My thread beaten by 9 minutes. That's what I get for trying to be all fancey.

I can't believe Yes, Dear is back again, after barely making it to THIS season. Listen Up's cancellation was a bit of a surprise, if only because that seems to be the type of comedy CBS likes.

JLH and Carla Gugino on Fridays? I wonder how CBS will market that block....
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#7 Posted on 18.5.05 1127.57
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I'm surprised that CBS continues to let Numbers just kind of languish on Friday nights, one of the wastelands for show scheduling. It got so much hype going in, and then it was just dumped onto Friday.
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#8 Posted on 18.5.05 1140.59
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Paula Marshall is back !!! But as history has shown, probably not for long.....
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#9 Posted on 18.5.05 1220.29
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You can call Joan's cancellation the REVENGE OF WONDERFALLS. Now there are zero shows on Friday night where young, attractive, slightly cynical girls are directed around by a higher power.

Yes, Dear's renewal upsets me. It's not that I dislike the show, but quite the opposite - it's absolute SHIT, but I can't tear myself away from the syndicated episodes (there's two on my local Fox O-and-O every. damn. night.) and now there will be more crack to feed the quite unwanted addiction. I don't just want a cancellation, I want someone to find and burn every copy of every tape of every episode, now.
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#10 Posted on 18.5.05 1232.46
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    I'm surprised that CBS continues to let Numbers just kind of languish on Friday nights, one of the wastelands for show scheduling. It got so much hype going in, and then it was just dumped onto Friday.


Another show that I like a lot, but we just tape it and watch it at a later date. In fact, I haven't watched the last four episodes yet.
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#11 Posted on 18.5.05 1323.32
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    Originally posted by Excalibur05
    Except for the return of Amy Acker to Television~!
    Too bad her show doesn't look any good.

She's finally found the vehicle that matches her acting.

I'm sorry. Maybe I should write that in "Amy Acker."

    She's finally? Um? Found her? Like, vehicle? That, um? Matches her? Um? You know? Uhhh? Uh... acting?

The worst Texas accent in history is optional. But the I-am-cute-if-I-uptalk-and-seem-afraid-of-a-single-declarative-sentence-at-all is not. Neither is robotically pan-and-scanning the dramatic circumstance and only reacting when a camera(?) is (uh?) focused on (uh?) you (uhhh?).
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#12 Posted on 18.5.05 1334.45
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I can't believe they gave Jenna Elfman a show. One of the most annoying, least funny, and totally insane.

I'm gonna have to check out "How I Met Your Mother" because Doogie was hilarious in Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle.
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#13 Posted on 18.5.05 1416.49
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    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
      Originally posted by Excalibur05
      Except for the return of Amy Acker to Television~!
      Too bad her show doesn't look any good.

    She's finally found the vehicle that matches her acting.

    I'm sorry. Maybe I should write that in "Amy Acker."

      She's finally? Um? Found her? Like, vehicle? That, um? Matches her? Um? You know? Uhhh? Uh... acting?

    The worst Texas accent in history is optional. But the I-am-cute-if-I-uptalk-and-seem-afraid-of-a-single-declarative-sentence-at-all is not. Neither is robotically pan-and-scanning the dramatic circumstance and only reacting when a camera(?) is (uh?) focused on (uh?) you (uhhh?).


Surely if you watched what they did to her character towards the end of Angel, you'd amend those statements. Not to say that her acting was any better (or worse), but your comments cannot apply.
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#14 Posted on 18.5.05 1427.03
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    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    Surely if you watched what they did to her character towards the end of Angel, you'd amend those statements. Not to say that her acting was any better (or worse), but your comments cannot apply.

I have the last season on DVD, And your charge is fair. But I don't think substuting "uptalking" for "sounding like the Terminator" comes close to acting. It's like standing outside Acting's C4-wired ranch and whining at the gate. Points for pluckiness. No points for actual content. Neither would get close without a head exploding.

"Um? I would, um, like to get in?"
"ALLOW ME ENTRANCE OR I WILL SPILL BLOOD. LOOK AT THIS BLOOD SPILLER WHO HAS BLOOD IN HIM THAT CAN BE SPILLED. I WILL SPILL HIS BLOOD. WHAT IS THIS 'PING-PONG' OF WHICH YOU SPEAK? WHAT IS THIS 'LOVE'? CUT TO COMMERCIAL."

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#15 Posted on 18.5.05 1439.02
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    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
    I have the last season on DVD, And your charge is fair. But I don't think substuting "uptalking" for "sounding like the Terminator" comes close to acting. It's like standing outside Acting's C4-wired ranch and whining at the gate. Points for pluckiness. No points for actual content. Neither would get close without a head exploding.

    "Um? I would, um, like to get in?"


But how much of what you are charging has to do with her acting and how much has to do with the dialogue she was given? Fred was supposed to up-talk. Ilyaria was supposed to SPILL BLOOD. I don't think she necessarily had much room to work with there. At least we can see that she can handle poorly delivering two different types of characters. Maybe she could handle a third?


    WHAT IS THIS 'PING-PONG' OF WHICH YOU SPEAK?


Its funny because its true...

(For the record, I didn't find Acker's acting all that offensive, but I don't consider myself much of a judge of that. I do agree with you regarding the Texas accent, though.)
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#16 Posted on 18.5.05 2012.30
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Which is funny because she's FROM Texas.
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#17 Posted on 18.5.05 2104.45
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I think you all are missing the big Angel connection that Christian Kane looks to be coming back on TV! Hell, I'm a guy and even I'm more excited to hopefully see him back weekly than I am for Amy Acker!

I too will mourn the Loss of Joan....


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#18 Posted on 19.5.05 0008.14
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Guys, you're missing the big picture here.....Amy Acker is hot.

Plus, any show co-written by Mamet and Shawn Ryan (and with Haysbert, King and Patrick in the cast) is looking very, very promising.
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