Fall TV (06-07) premiere dates

Wow, look at the list of all the shows this season. You’d think there would be a few less, since WB and UPN have merged, and FOX with NBC has seen a lot of cancellations last year. Nope, they’re all back – your favourites, as well as newbies, waiting for your approval. A few notes: FOX is leading the pack, starting the season early, once again. I guess the other networks still think that FOX doesn’t count, too bad for them. CBS and NBC are stubborn in their late premieres – watch for their new shows in the end of September. ABC – with Lost, Gray’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives – have nothing to worry about. A network only needs a handful of standout shows. Let’s see who will be the first to get canceled. Any early bets?
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Last Comic Standing Finale

Congratulations, America! Your most popular comedian (voted by you) is a cripple. How telling, how sadly ironic. Please don’t bash me over the head with your political correctness, or call me a bigot. Try to understand this simple comedy concept – the audience should be laughing with the comedian. As soon as they’re laughing AT the comedian, s/he becomes a joke, a fool. That’s not comedy – that’s circus. Just ask Carrot Top. A comedian is a performer before anything else. S/he has content, acting skills, timing, a rich back story or environment to draw material from. Josh Blue – the latest winner of NBC’s reality show – has cerebral palsy. When he’s not making fun of himself intentionally (via palsy-related jokes), he does it unintentionally (body language and verbal slips). That’s our laughter at his expense, our uncomfortable laughter, despite how comfortable he is with it. The remaining time he recycles 3 jokes that have nothing to do with his disability (thank god), but it’s the SAME THREE JOKES!
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CBS premiere dates 06-07

It was only a matter of time before Survivor tackled Cook islands – a few truly untouched places on earth. Let’s bring in American faux-celebs, and camera crews. And, to no one’s surprise, Two and a Half Men is still on schedule, despite being the most overrated sitcoms of the last decade (besides Yes, Dear). Other than these two shows, I have no problems with CBS new lineup. All the CSIs are good entertainment, Numb3rs and Criminal Minds are gaining in popularity; The Unit is a good military drama; and of course there’s How I Met Your Mother and Old Christine. Also new this year – Shark, Smith, The Class and Jericho. Stay tuned for show reviews.
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Renewed or Cancelled – 2005

Hey, it’s that time of the year again. Some shows are canned, many are officially renewed, and some – are bound to exist in between for a few weeks or months, while the ratings/costs/revenues are being mulled by the corporate big wigs. Is your favourite show going to come back in the fall? Take a look at the survivors of 2004-2005 TV season. Continue reading “Renewed or Cancelled – 2005”

Fall 2004 premiere dates

Here it is (subject to change), a list of premiere dates for this TV season. Don’t miss NBC’s REALLY early openings this week. The rest of the networks catch up after the long weekend. Let us know if we forgot a show you watch.

A-E F-M N-Z
According To Jim (ABC) Sept. 21
Al Franken (Sundance) Sept. 7
All Of Us (UPN) Sept. 21
Amazing Race 6 (CBS) Sept. 25
American Dreams (NBC) Sept. 26
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) Sept. 26
America’s Most Wanted (Fox) Sept. 11
America’s Next Top Model 3 (UPN) Sept. 22
Apprentice 2 (NBC) Sept. 9
Arrested Development (Fox) Nov. 7
Bachelor 6 (ABC) Sept. 22
The Benefactor (ABC) Sept. 13
Bernie Mac Show (Fox) Sept. 8
The Billionaire (Fox) Nov. 9
Boston Legal (ABC) Oct. 3
Center Of The Universe (CBS) Sept. 29
Charmed (WB) Sept. 12
The Club (Spike) Oct. 12
Clubhouse (CBS) Sept. 26
Cold Case (CBS) Oct. 3
Commando Nanny (WB) Sept. 17
Complete Savages (ABC) Sept. 24
The Complex: Malibu (Fox) Aug. 30
Cops (Fox) Sept. 11
Crossing Jordan (NBC) Sept. 26
CSI (CBS) Sept. 23
CSI: Miami (CBS) Sept. 20
CSI: New York (CBS) Sept. 22
Desperate Housewives (ABC) Oct. 3
Dog The Bounty Hunter (A&E) Aug. 31
Drawn Together (CC) Oct. 27
Dream Job 2 (ESPN) Sept. 14
Drew Carey’s Green Screen (WB) Sept. 16
Dr. Vegas (CBS) Sept. 24
Eight Simple Rules (ABC) Sept. 24
ER (NBC) Sept. 23
Eve (UPN) Sept. 21
Everwood (WB) Sept. 13
Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS) Sept. 20
Extreme Makeover (ABC) Sept. 23
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) Sept. 26
Family Bonds (HBO) Sept. 19
Father Of The Pride (NBC) Aug. 31
Fear Factor (NBC) Aug. 30
George Lopez Show (ABC) Sept. 21
Ghost Hunters (SciFi) Oct. 6
Gilmore Girls (WB) Sept. 21
Girlfriends (UPN) Sept. 20
Grounded For Life (WB) Sept. 17
Half & Half (UPN) Sept. 20
Hawaii (NBC) Sept. 1
Hope & Faith (ABC) Sept. 24
House (Fox) Nov. 16
How Clean Is Your House? (Lifetime) Sept. 6
Huff (Showtime) Nov. 7
I’ll Do Anything (ESPN) Sept. 28
In Search Of The Partridge Family (VH1) Sept. 5
Jack & Bobby (WB) Sept. 12
JAG (CBS) Sept. 24
Joan Of Arcadia (CBS) Sept. 24
Joey (NBC) Sept. 9
Judging Amy (CBS) Sept. 28
Kevin Hill (UPN) Sept. 29
King Of Queens (CBS) Sept. 29
King Of The Hill (Fox) Nov. 7
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (MTV) Sept. 14
Last Comic Standing 3 (NBC) Aug. 30
Las Vegas (NBC) Sept. 13
Law & Order (NBC) Sept. 22
Law & Order: CI (NBC) Sept. 26
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) Sept. 21
LAX (NBC) Sept. 13
Less Than Perfect (ABC) Sept. 24
Life As We Know It (ABC) Oct. 7
Listen Up (CBS) Sept. 20
Long Way Around (Bravo) Oct. 28
Lost (ABC) Sept. 22
Malcolm In The Middle (Fox) Nov. 7
Medical Investigation (NBC) Sept. 9
The Mountain (WB) Sept. 22
My Wife & Kids (ABC) Sept. 21
Navy NCIS (CBS) Sept. 28
The Next Great Champ (Fox) Sept. 7
NYPD Blue (ABC) Sept. 21
The OC (Fox) Nov. 4
One On One (UPN) Sept. 20
One Tree Hill (WB) Sept. 21
The Partner (Fox) Nov. 7
Proof Positive (SciFi) Oct. 6
Real World 15 (MTV) Sept. 7
Reba (WB) Sept. 17
Renovate My Family (Fox) Sept. 1
Rodney (ABC) Sept. 21
Scare Tactics (SciFi) Oct. 6
Scrubs (NBC) Aug. 31
Second Time Around (UPN) Sept. 20
Seventh Heaven (WB) Sept. 13
Simpsons (Fox) Nov. 7
Smallville (WB) Sept. 22
Star Trek: Enterprise (UPN) Oct. 8
Steve Harvey’s Big Time (WB) Sept. 12
Still Standing (CBS) Sept. 20
South Park (CC) Oct. 27
Surreal Life 3 (VH1) Sept. 5
Survivor 9: Vanuatu (CBS) Sept. 16
Swan 2 (Fox) Oct. 25
That ’70s Show (Fox) Sept. 8
Third Watch (NBC) Sept. 17
Tru Calling (Fox) Nov. 4
Two And A Half Men (CBS) Sept. 20
Veronica Mars (UPN) Sept. 22
Wanda Does It (CC) Oct. 5
West Wing (NBC) Oct. 20
What I Like About You (WB) Sept. 17
Wife Swap (ABC) Sept. 29
Will & Grace (NBC) Sept. 16
The Wire (HBO) Sept. 19
Without A Trace (CBS) Sept. 23