The W
Views: 99943990
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
@387 .beats
The W - Movies & TV - Upfront Week: ABC's 2008 fall schedule
This thread has 64 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.35
Pages: 1
(3076 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (17 total)
Mr. Boffo
Scrapple








Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

Since last post: 451 days
Last activity: 412 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10
ABC has released their 2008 fall schedule. Bottom line is most shows are coming back, with very few new series (understandable given the writer's strike).
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20080513abc01

First off, 2007's canceled shows (not all of this is new information): Big Shots, Carpoolers, Cashmere Mafia, Cavemen, Miss Guided, Notes From the Underbelly, October Road, Oprah's Big Give, Women's Murder Club. The only one there that surprises me is Oprah's Big Give. I thought that did fairly well.

Returning in fall: America's Funniest Home Videos, Boston Legal, Brothers & Sisters, Dancing With The Stars, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who?, Supernanny, Ugly Betty, Wife Swap, 20/20, Saturday Night College Football.

Returning mid-season: According To Jim, The Bachelor, Lost, Primetime: What Would You Do?

NEW FALL SERIES:
Life On Mars-drama based on a BBC series. A police detective suffers a car crash and finds himself living as a detective in 1973.

Opportunity Knocks-game show that travels to a new location each week, giving a family the chance to win prizes right from their front lawn.

NEW MID-SEASON SERIES:

The Goode Family-animated series from Mike Judge (King of the Hill) featuring a family who always tries to do the "right" thing (environmentally, politically, socially), and it always has unintended consequences. It says Mike Judge, Nancy Carell, David Herman (I'm guessing the guy who played Michael Bolton in Office Space, as he's done voices for a bunch of Judge cartoons), and Abby Elliot voice characters. IMDB has no one in their database named Nancy Carell. I'm wondering if it could be Steve Carell's wife, Nancy Walls. Or could be a newcomer of course.

Scrubs-as reported earlier, Scrubs is moving to ABC.

Untitled Kutcher/Banks Project-that's Ashton Kutcher and Tyra Banks. It's going to be a "beauty pageant unlike any you've ever seen."
Promote this thread!
Peter The Hegemon
Lap cheong








Since: 11.2.03
From: Hackettstown, NJ

Since last post: 1 hour
Last activity: 1 hour
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.01
Eli Stone is returning! Me am so happy!!!!!

Not sure where they're going after the sometimes-confusing and unexpected season finale, but I enjoyed the show so much I'm happy to go along, whereever it is.
SchippeWreck
Banger








Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, CA

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 8 hours
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.77
Miss Guided getting canceled isn't entirely surprising, but it is a bit disappointing. It was really funny and a good showcase for Judy Greer and Chris Parnell.

Pushing Daisies coming back makes my week, though.



"It's magic! We don't need to explain it!"
It's False
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 10 hours
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.32
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    Returning mid-season: According To Jim


It's the show that just won't DIE!!!

Why won't it die?




You will believe a man can fly
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 10 hours
Last activity: 1 hour
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.04
Lemme see here...I watch "Lost" and..................hell, last week I even forgot to watch "Lost." I had to find it online.

Wasn't Cashmere Mafia a big deal? Or was it a big deal for one week? Or am I totally mismembering?

(ditto "Samantha Who?" above)

For the purposes of online betting, what was the final number of aired episodes of "Cavemen?" I know the "over" won, but by how much?



Broncolanche
Sujuk








Since: 2.6.03
From: Littleton, CO

Since last post: 1164 days
Last activity: 416 days
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    Untitled Kutcher/Banks Project-that's Ashton Kutcher and Tyra Banks.
Which of these two is more insufferable?
dunkndollaz
Banger








Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 2 days
#7 Posted on
and word is that Lucy Liu, late of "Cashmere Mafia", is being added to the cast of "Dirty Sexy Money" and that the twin daughter, Samaire Armstrong, is being dropped for undisclosed reasons....



I'm Blind Jimmy Winthrop, Blues singer for the Rich.
Teapot
Kishke








Since: 1.8.02
From: Louisville KY

Since last post: 164 days
Last activity: 2 days
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.62
I'm of two minds about the remake of Life on Mars. Sam Tyler and Gene Hunt are such great characters, and John Simm and Philip Glenister are so good in their roles, that I don't know how the US remake could possibly stack up to it. It's a great concept that could translate well to the US, but I don't know if there's enough there to last a typical US TV season of 22 episodes (the original show was only 16 episodes over two series).



Reverend J Shaft
Liverwurst








Since: 25.6.03
From: Home of The Big House

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 1 day
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.69
    Originally posted by CRZ
    For the purposes of online betting, what was the final number of aired episodes of "Cavemen?" I know the "over" won, but by how much?


According to the ever-so-reliable Wikipedia, six episodes aired from October-November 2007, which was probably about six too many, IMO.
The Goon
Boudin blanc
Moderator








Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 5 hours
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.89
Oh dear, the lady's going to be upset about October Road being cancelled.
The Thrill
Banger








Since: 16.4.02
From: Green Bay, WI

Since last post: 189 days
Last activity: 35 days
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard! Good luck to those down south.

"Scrubs," eh?

Makes sense...ABC produces the show, anyway.






NWAWisconsin.com...Live, Local Pro Wrestling!

spf
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 2 days
AIM:  
#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
I'm glad Scrubs will be getting to wrap things up. We can't go on as a nation if the show were to end without revealing Janitor's name!

(edited by spf on 13.5.08 1631)


2007 W-League Fantasy Football champion!
Mr. Boffo
Scrapple








Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

Since last post: 451 days
Last activity: 412 days
#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10
There are rumors that ABC might pick up "The New Adventures of Old Christine" from CBS as well if CBS chooses to drop it.
Quezzy
Knackwurst








Since: 6.1.02
From: The Moon

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 10 hours
AIM:  
#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.19
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Miss Guided getting canceled isn't entirely surprising, but it is a bit disappointing. It was really funny and a good showcase for Judy Greer and Chris Parnell.



I really don't get it. I guess it's just me but other than 30 Rock nothing that has somebody from the past 10 years of SNL is funny at all to me. I watched this show a few times and didn't laugh a single time.

Thrilled to see Eli Stone come back. That and Pushing Daisies were my favorite new shows. I think it was the ratings increase they got after Desperate Housewives that finally did it for them so I guess Housewives is good for something. Also it's on Tuesday nights which is usually really empty once the inevitable Idol boredom sets in.



Lance's Response:

THAT IS AWESOME!
redsoxnation
Scrapple








Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 479 days
Last activity: 479 days
#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
Only show that matters in all of this to me is Saturday Night College Football returns, with the highlight being the early season Ohio State/USC tilt. Only question is will they revert to the 3 man booth of 2 years ago, or just leave Brent and Kirk alone?
Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: #YEG

Since last post: 7 hours
Last activity: 7 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.46
    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Returning mid-season: According To Jim


    It's the show that just won't DIE!!!

    Why won't it die?
Because there are those who really enjoy it.

Like the Missus and myself. I don't have time for sitcoms, but I love this one. Yes Dear and Two and a Half Men (along with According to Jim) are must-see TV here.




Tenkuu Henshin!


Kevintripod
Boudin blanc








Since: 11.5.03
From: Mount Pleasant, Pa.

Since last post: 1 hour
Last activity: 1 hour
AIM:  
#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    2007's canceled shows: The only one there that surprises me is Oprah's Big Give. I thought that did fairly well.


http://www.blackvoices.com/blogs/2008/05/14/big-boot-oprah-winfrey-ends-her-own-show/?icid=1615984944x1202436033x1200304499

Saw this on the AOL homepage. According to this article, Oprah was the one that pulled the plug on the show and not the network.


Oprah Winfrey giveth and she taketh away!

The talk show titan has canceled her own show, opting not to bring back her debut reality series, 'Oprah's Big Give' for a second season.

In a shocking move, Winfrey, 54, asked ABC executives not to renew her weekly primetime show about charitable giving.

"We loved that show and absolutely would have loved to bring it back," ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson said yesterday during an upfront press conference. "But it was something [Oprah] didn't want to do."

Despite winning its time slot each week on Sunday nights, critics pretty much panned the feel-good series.



The best part of waking up, is not Folgers in your cup, but knowing that Chuck Norris didn't kill you in your sleep.
Thread rated: 5.35
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Lost 4-12: There's No Place Like Home, Part 1
Next thread: Upfront Week: CBS' 2008-2009 schedule
Previous thread: THIS...Is Your American Idol Thread (Top Three)
(3076 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
I could be mistaken, but I do not see Justice League Unlimited: Season 2 (the final JLU season, as they combined two seasons to form season one earlier). It just came out today.
- El Nastio, 365 DVDs Coming Out 3/27/07 (2007)
Related threads: Eli Stone - Duel - Dirty Sexy Money - More...
The W - Movies & TV - Upfront Week: ABC's 2008 fall scheduleRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.298 seconds.