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post #61 of 93717
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The 2007-08 TV Season
Upfronts
The Drama Pilots

Television Week has put together a list of shows vying for the new season on the networks.

You can access them, by network, here:

ABC Drama Pilots:
http://tvweek.com/page.cms?pageId=661

CBS Drama Pilots
http://www.tvweek.com/page.cms?pageId=662

NBCDrama Pilots
http://www.tvweek.com/page.cms?pageId=672

Fox Drama Pilots
http://www.tvweek.com/page.cms?pageId=671

The CW Drama Pilots:
http://www.tvweek.com/page.cms?pageId=671
post #62 of 93717
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The 2007-2008 Season
Dr. Who Returns to Sci Fi in July

This is good news. Has anyone heard if the Dr. Who spin-off, Torchwood, will be offered on a US network?

On a different note Fred, congrats on the 2nd thread. Even though I don't post too often, your efforts are very appreciated.

// Scott A
post #63 of 93717
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This is good news. Has anyone heard if the Dr. Who spin-off, Torchwood, will be offered on a US network?

On a different note Fred, congrats on the 2nd thread. Even though I don't post too often, your efforts are very appreciated.

// Scott A


It's going to be on BBC America, but I don't recall when.
post #64 of 93717
Fredfa, just out of curiousity, shouldn't the shows that are "Renewed for 2007-2008" be removed from the "Picked up for 2007" column? As the end of the season nears, it makes it an easier reference to see the shows on the fence... If this has been asked and answered, sorry, but its a lot of posts to search...
post #65 of 93717
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The original Hot Off The Press Notebook
Milestone Posts
Post numbers, time (Pacific) and posters
(First post: August 27, 2004. 7:24 PM Pacific time by fredfa)
1,000 Dec. 9, 2004, 717p fredfa
2,000 March 16, 2005, 330p keenan
3,000 May 18, 2005, 753a Paul Bigelow
4,000 July 23, 2005, 517p fredfa
5,000 Sept. 15, 2005, 1029a fredfa
6,000 Oct. 25, 2005, 734a fredfa
7,000 Nov. 28, 2005, 649p fredfa
8,000 Dec. 24, 2005, 220p fredfa
9,000 Jan. 26, 2006, 618p fredfa
10,000 March 27, 2006, 253p keenan
11,000 May 17, 2006, 1108a fredfa
12,000 June 10, 2006, 643p fredfa
13,000 July 10, 2006, 300p VisionOn
14,000 July 28, 2006, 122p 123HDTV
15,000 Aug. 28, 2006, 702p fredfa
16,000 Sept. 25, 2006, 609a Jediphish
17,000 Oct. 19, 2006, 1046p fredfa
18,000 Nov. 15, 2006, 1119p fredfa
19,000 Dec. 11, 2006, 1142a harley1
20,000 Jan 6, 2007, 916a dad1153
21,000 Jan 23, 2007, 829p PJO1966
22,000 Feb 8, 2007, 620p RussTC3
23,000 Feb 28, 2007, 107p Iteki
24,000 Mar 21, 2007, 822a fredfa
25,000 Apr 11, 2007, 1103p RussB

Last post with content: April 23, 2007, 6:37 AM Pacific time by dad1153
Last post (#25,503) April 23, 2007, 6:49 AM Pacific time by CPanther95

May not be too many here who remember, but when this thread first started it was pulled for about a week to straighten out, I believe, some copyright issues. For a short while there it was touch and go as to whether this thread was ever going to exist.
post #66 of 93717
Any word if there will be an 'Amazing Race' (CBS) next season?

And what about Smallville and Supernatural (CW)... I hope they are returning, too.
post #67 of 93717
....in addition to those, how about Crossing Jordan and Medium?
post #68 of 93717
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Originally Posted by RockysDad View Post

Fredfa, just out of curiousity, shouldn't the shows that are "Renewed for 2007-2008" be removed from the "Picked up for 2007" column? As the end of the season nears, it makes it an easier reference to see the shows on the fence... If this has been asked and answered, sorry, but its a lot of posts to search...


Good point. I'll edit them when I get a chance.
post #69 of 93717
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Originally Posted by petergaryr View Post

....in addition to those, how about Crossing Jordan and Medium?


"Medium" probably stands a better chance than "Crossing Jordan". But both are on the fence.
post #70 of 93717
Medium seems to be a guarantee to return because of the big syndication deal the studio has in place with Lifetime ($1.35M/episode). The deal will only go through if the show hits a certain amount of episodes (100).

That's why there were rumors that if NBC canceled it, CBS would pick it up.

Congrats on the new thread, Fred!
post #71 of 93717
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"Medium" probably stands a better chance than "Crossing Jordan". But both are on the fence.

Well, after reading what you posted from TV Guide, I figured Jordan may be a goner, but I am an eternal optimist. I even believe Veronica Mars will survive.

And let me also offer a thanks for all your work on this. It has become my primary source of reliable information.
post #72 of 93717
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The 2007-2008 Season
Dr. Who Returns to Sci Fi in July
Joined by New Companion
)Sci Fi Channel News Release) April 23, 2007

NEW YORK - April 23, 2007 - SCI FI Channel and BBC Worldwide Americas today announced a major acquisition deal for the U.S. premiere of the third season of Doctor Who. The series will debut on SCI FI in July 2007, kicking off with the Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Runaway Bride, guest-starring award-winning comedy actress Catherine Tate.

Cool, the current season(season 3 or 29 depending on your take) on BBC will end in late June, so this is getting much closer to the real thing.
post #73 of 93717
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post #74 of 93717
Can we all agree not to watch "The Real Wedding Crashers" tonight?
post #75 of 93717
I've stopped watching any show at 10PM Mondays on principle since Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip went on hiatus.
post #76 of 93717
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Fred, can you post those links to this thing again for those of us that registered and want to try to vote for your freaking thread... again!
post #77 of 93717
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No more votes, but thanks.

Since this is not a blog but a forum thread HOTP was disqualified.

But we had climbed up to 5th place -- so thank you all for voting!
post #78 of 93717
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Can we all agree not to watch "The Real Wedding Crashers" tonight?

I am with you on that cherry ghost.

It sounds ghastly.
post #79 of 93717
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Originally Posted by fredfa View Post

I am with you on that cherry ghost.

It sounds ghastly.

I'll agree to that!
post #80 of 93717
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Originally Posted by cherry ghost View Post

Can we all agree not to watch "The Real Wedding Crashers" tonight?

It seems like just three or four years ago when NBC was the one network too quality to stoop to tons and tons of reality garbage.

God bless NBCU 2.0.
post #81 of 93717
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Can we all agree not to watch "The Real Wedding Crashers" tonight?

I thought NBC's plan was to put this sort of crap on in the 8-9 pm hr?

I still don't understand why the hell they don't put "Medium" back in it's original 10pm Monday slot....what other show on NBC could be more suited to follow "Heroes"?
post #82 of 93717
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Originally Posted by PJO1966 View Post

Re: Torchwood: It's going to be on BBC America, but I don't recall when.

Torchwood is an interesting series. Too bad we won't get to see it in HD here (unless you're naughty).

Any news on The Sarah Jane Adventures?
post #83 of 93717
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I think "Wedding Crashers" has the potential to move right to the head of the class and challenge programs like "Who's Your Daddy?" as the worst in recent memory.
post #84 of 93717
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No more votes, but thanks.

Since this is not a blog but a forum thread HOTP was disqualified.

But we had climbed up to 5th place -- so thank you all for voting!

I just got home. They had manually processed my email, *finally*.

Oh well...
post #85 of 93717
All things considered I would really like Studio 60 back in that slot. After the Donnellys cancellation (which I thought was okay) it's just turning in to a dumping ground for cheap and lazy shows.

We've already had the "Whose Line ..." rip-off (which was 30 minutes to long and about 5 years too late) and now Punk'd/Candid Camera copying from hit movies. Without the benefit of the stars who actually stopped the film from being another bad teen comedy.
post #86 of 93717
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(I've edited a few items out of Maureen's report because they contain spoilers from the ABC May Sweep news release. If you want more info, go to her link, where she posts the entire release.)
Critic's Notebook
No More Men In Trees This Season
From Maureen Ryan's Chicago Tribune blog The Watcher April 23, 2007

It looks as though 'Men in Trees' is MIA for May

ABC released its May sweeps schedule Monday and Men in Trees is not on it, so it doesn't look as though the show, which has already been assured of a second season, is going to air its remaining first-season episodes any time soon. Though the official line from ABC is that no official decision has been made regarding when that final batch of first-season episodes will air, if Men in Trees wasn't mentioned in ABC's sweeps press release, odds are you won't see Men in Trees in May - and possibly not until fall. The awful "October Road" has its season finale April 26, there's a two-hour "Grey's Anatomy" on May 3 and the new series "Traveler" has a preview on May 10.

Sci Fi Channel has picked up the third season of Doctor Who, which stars David Tennant; it'll air in July. The season will kick off with The Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Runaway Bride.

BBC America has given a few more specifics about what will air when in its newly revamped schedule. The most relevant news is that Season 2 of the cult retro-drama Life on Mars won't air until October, and we'll have to wait until December for the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood.

At press time, Stephanie Colburtle, the turtle that Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report is sponsoring, was in first place in the eco-themed Great Turtle Race, which allows Web surfers to follow the progress of leatherback sea turtles migrating from Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands. Stephanie's blistering pace is not Colbert's only reason to crow: His recent Meta-free-for-all with Sean Penn - in which the two men competed to come up with the most outrageous metaphor and which was moderated by poet Robert Pinsky - has to be one of the funniest things the show has ever done. And that's saying something. The video is here.

Some other highlights of ABC's sweeps schedule: Betty Suarez of Ugly Betty visits Mexico on May 10 and May 17 (the latter date is the show's season finale). Rita Morena will guest star as Betty's aunt, and in the season finale, explosive secrets will be revealed, and everything will be tied together by a beloved Broadway musical. As is so often the case.

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune...._tho.html#more
post #87 of 93717
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TV Notebook
Letterman welcomes Philbin back
CBS talkshow host will be first guest Thursday
By Stuart Levine Variety April 23, 2007

David Letterman and Regis Philbin will be having a heart-to-heart chat on Thursday.

After Philbin was the first guest to appear on CBS' "Late Show" after Letterman returned from heart bypass surgery in 2000, Letterman will return the favor when he appears on "Live With Regis and Kelly."

The Thursday broadcast will be Philbin's first after he underwent triple-bypass surgery six weeks ago. The 75-year-old co-host has been recuperating at home since.

Kelly Ripa called Letterman's appearance "very appropriate" when she announced it on the show Monday.

http://www.variety.com/index.asp?lay...&categoryid=14
post #88 of 93717
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Originally Posted by CHeath View Post

I just got home. They had manually processed my email, *finally*.

Oh well...


Thanks again to all of you who made the effort!

(And if you hear of a vote for best "thread" ---- let me know!)
post #89 of 93717
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Originally Posted by fredfa View Post

(I've edited a few items out of Maureen's report because they contain spoilers from the ABC May Sweep news release. If you want more info, go to her link, where she posts the entire release.)
Critic's Notebook
No More Men In Trees This Season
From Maureen Ryan's Chicago Tribune blog The Watcher April 23, 2007

It looks as though 'Men in Trees' is MIA for May

ABC released its May sweeps schedule Monday and Men in Trees is not on it, so it doesn't look as though the show, which has already been assured of a second season, is going to air its remaining first-season episodes any time soon. Though the official line from ABC is that no official decision has been made regarding when that final batch of first-season episodes will air, if Men in Trees wasn't mentioned in ABC's sweeps press release, odds are you won't see Men in Trees in May - and possibly not until fall. The awful "October Road" has its season finale April 26, there's a two-hour "Grey's Anatomy" on May 3 and the new series "Traveler" has a preview on May 10.

Good grief. I've been watching MiT from the beginning and I even I can't remember who or what happened in the last broadcast episode. If any latecomers to the party remember this show exists when it returns, I'll be amazed. Especially if they care enough to tune in after only seeing 6 or 7 Thursday episodes this year.
post #90 of 93717
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Torchwood will be starting in December, as noted by Maureen Ryan just above.
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