(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 NotebookNo 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