So maybe you've been wondering how much new programming each of the broadcast networks is doing, like I was. Here are the numbers for this week. NBC leads with 16 hours of new programming (73%). ABC has 11 hours of new programming (50%). FOX has 7.5 hours of new programming (50%). CBS has 3 hours of new programming (14%). The CW has 2 hours of new programming (15%). (ABC, CBS, and NBC have 22 primetime hours to fill, FOX has 15 hours to fill, and The CW has 13 hours to fill)
MON-ABC has the 2nd to last week of The Bachelorette, with a special The Men Tell All episode following the normal episode, followed by The Mole. NBC has new episodes of American Gladiators and Nashville Star.
WED-ABC now has just Primetime: Crime airing new episodes on Wednesdays. FOX has So You Think You Can Dance. NBC has new episodes of The Baby Borrowers and Celebrity Circus.
THU-ABC has a new episode of Hopkins. CBS has a new episode of Swingtown. FOX has the regular lineup of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? and So You Think You Can Dance. NBC's got Last Comic Standing and Fear Itself.
FRI-a night of special programming. First, though, ABC has its normal lineup of Dance Machine, Duel, and 20/20. CBS has the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. The CW has WWE Smackdown (what are the odds they start with Lilian Garcia singing the national anthem or America the Beautiful?). NBC starts the night with the US Olympic Swimming Trials, follows it with the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2008 (is spectacular the word they can come up with to describe fireworks?), and ends with Dateline NBC. Oh MyNetwork has the 2008 Hero Awards, which apparently happened on June 8th. And FOX has the patriotic Daddy Day Care.
I have to say that "Wipeout" was way better than I thought it would be. The announcers were terrific in bringing the level of gravitas to the show that it deserved (sarcasm intended). Really they were excellent - John Anderson from SportsCenter and John Henson (Jim's son?). The contestants all thought the course was going to be pretty easy and it really did kill them all.
The Tuesday lineup of Wipeout and Hell's Kitchen works for me!
Originally posted by TeapotI had absolutely no idea Duel was even airing.
I'll tell you what I tell everyone I know who doesn't have it: TiVo'll change your life man (edit: - or maybe you do have it and forgot that Season Passes rule!).
Although even TiVo can't outmaneuver a local weatherman who just *has* to go live to tell us about potential thunderstorms on the fringes of the "viewing area" (grumble).
(edited by DrewDewce on 1.7.08 1259) It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975), The Man Upstairs (1914)
Quick thoughts... - Billings as captain = new whipping boy for everyone in the Barn. Should provide some good comic relief. Will he last the whole season? - I thought Forest Whittaker was good. Slick move making nice with Vic's wife.