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The Goon
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#1 Posted on 22.1.06 1335.17
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Done after seven seasons

I can't say it's a surprise. At least the show is finishing strong, despite no one watching.
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#2 Posted on 22.1.06 1343.07
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It really does seem like they're trying to bring Law & Order to an end too...why in the world would they put it head to head with Lost? That just seems insane to me.
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#3 Posted on 22.1.06 1400.45
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Yeah, they're shaking up the whole schedule.

Here's a handy chart, courtesy zap2it.com (tv.zap2it.com)

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Monday

8 p.m. "Deal or No Deal" (nightly Feb. 27-March 3, weekly starting March 6)
9 p.m. "The Apprentice 5" (premieres Feb. 27)

Wednesday

9 p.m. "Law & Order" (new time period beginning March 22)
10 p.m. "Heist" (premieres March 22)

Thursday

9:30 p.m. "Teachers" (premieres April 6)

Friday

9 p.m. "Las Vegas" (new time period beginning March 3)
10 p.m. "Conviction" (premieres March 3)

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Ugh, my Wednesday nights just got tougher, with "Lost", "Law and Order" and "Mythbusters" all on at the same damn time. I'm sure "Heist" will bomb (just a feeling about any show on NBC these days), and "Law and Order" will wind up back where it belongs, at 10 PM. "Conviction", Dick Wolf's new show, doesn't have the "L&O" heading, but the show takes place in the same universe, and Cabot (Stephanie March's character on "SVU") returns from the witness protection program to mentor young ADAs. I hope it's better than "Trial By Jury".

And I'm going to miss "The Office", when it goes off the air in March. Are they showing a full season, or was the order shortened to accomodate Steve Carell's shooting of "Evan Almighty"? And was a "Bruce Almighty" sequel REALLY needed?
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#4 Posted on 22.1.06 1413.27
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    Originally posted by Roy.
    Yeah, they're shaking up the whole schedule.

    Here's a handy chart, courtesy zap2it.com (tv.zap2it.com)

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    Monday

    8 p.m. "Deal or No Deal" (nightly Feb. 27-March 3, weekly starting March 6)
    9 p.m. "The Apprentice 5" (premieres Feb. 27)

    Wednesday

    9 p.m. "Law & Order" (new time period beginning March 22)
    10 p.m. "Heist" (premieres March 22)

    Thursday

    9:30 p.m. "Teachers" (premieres April 6)

    Friday

    9 p.m. "Las Vegas" (new time period beginning March 3)
    10 p.m. "Conviction" (premieres March 3)

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    Ugh, my Wednesday nights just got tougher, with "Lost", "Law and Order" and "Mythbusters" all on at the same damn time. I'm sure "Heist" will bomb (just a feeling about any show on NBC these days), and "Law and Order" will wind up back where it belongs, at 10 PM. "Conviction", Dick Wolf's new show, doesn't have the "L&O" heading, but the show takes place in the same universe, and Cabot (Stephanie March's character on "SVU") returns from the witness protection program to mentor young ADAs. I hope it's better than "Trial By Jury".

    And I'm going to miss "The Office", when it goes off the air in March. Are they showing a full season, or was the order shortened to accomodate Steve Carell's shooting of "Evan Almighty"? And was a "Bruce Almighty" sequel REALLY needed?


NBC made a smart, albeit conservative, move on Monday for Deal; there's really very little competition for it to go up against on both nets. Besides, it's going to go to syndication in 2007 anyway.

Regarding the L&O universe, it's SVU that is actually doing the best, so I'm not surprised that the granddaddy is being moved up. I'd rather see SVU take over Thursday nights and ER move to Tuesdays myself. SVU and Earl would give Office much better traction, IMO. Office, Roy., is on hiatus due to Carell's filming schedule.

I'm actually hyped about Stephanie March coming back to TV, even if she is married to Bobby Flay in real life.

Finally, I'll give Heist some sampling. The problem is that NBC is in the position of follower, and not leader (with the exception of Deal, and *that's* an internation format, natch). For NBC to do well, it's going to have to think outside the box once again before the other nets get a better format first in order to get back in first.
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#5 Posted on 22.1.06 1902.28
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It would be nice if they could persuade Aaron Sorkin to write the finale.

(edited by Peter The Hegemon on 22.1.06 2007)
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#6 Posted on 22.1.06 2038.48
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    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    It would be nice if they could persuade Aaron Sorkin to write the finale.

    (edited by Peter The Hegemon on 22.1.06 2007)


I'd like to see Rob Lowe return, if he's not working on another show that'll last about four episodes.
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#7 Posted on 22.1.06 2102.10
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    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    It would be nice if they could persuade Aaron Sorkin to write the finale.

    (edited by Peter The Hegemon on 22.1.06 2007)


Everything I've seen so far says that he won't be involved in the actual finale, though I'd hope that they'd at least interview him for the retrospective that will air beforehand.

This actually opens up a whole new bunch of rumors for the Fall '06 season- NBC has Sorkin's new pilot "Studio 7 on the Sunset Strip" (Behind the scenes at a SNL-type show). He really likes to reuse actors, and there are already rumors about Brad Whitford moving into that series.
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#8 Posted on 22.1.06 2149.42
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Once they moved it to Sunday Night with the knowledge that the NFL would be in it's time slot in '06-'07 the handwriting was on the wall that this would be the West Wing's last season. Perhaps during the 1 hour retrospective before the series finale they can discuss some of the Bartlett Administrations achievements during the year that they skipped.
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#9 Posted on 22.1.06 2344.05
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As for The Office...they've got a 22 episode order. They've aired 13, with #14 showing this Thursday, #15 showing on February 2nd, #16 on February 9th, #17 on February 16th and then a break for the Olympics.
March 2nd: #18
March 9th: #19
March 16th: #20
March 23rd: #21
March 30th: #22 [Season Finale]

There's no real "hiatus" here, just the fact that they aired all the original episodes en masse thinking it might tank...and then when it didn't, they were left with either a gaping hole in the middle of sweeps, or a gaping hole after sweeps. They opted for "after", it seems.
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#10 Posted on 23.1.06 1229.45
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Well, both "The Office" and "My Name is Earl" were renewed for next season, which I think is very good news.

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I'd like to see the two shows matched with "Scrubs" and another show (is that new Seth Green show any good?) for a full night of comedy on NBC.
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#11 Posted on 23.1.06 1232.33
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My fantasy booking "West Wing" finale involves the inauguration of the country's first black president, former presidential aide Charlie.
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#12 Posted on 23.1.06 1547.10
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    Originally posted by The Goon
      Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
      It would be nice if they could persuade Aaron Sorkin to write the finale.

      (edited by Peter The Hegemon on 22.1.06 2007)


    I'd like to see Rob Lowe return, if he's not working on another show that'll last about four episodes.


Maybe a good news bad news thing for W's. Lowe may come back but Sorkin may no write the finale.
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