Fox announced their programming slate for the 2009-2010 season this morning. The network picked up four new comedies (Brothers, The Cleveland Show, Glee and Sons of Tucson), two new dramas (Human Target and Past Life) and one late-night show (The Wanda Sykes Show–working title). Head on past the jump for video clips and photos from the shows. Continue reading Videos and Photos From Fox’s New 2009/2010 Shows
I just reported on these renewals and cancellations via my Twitter page (Twitter.com/YourEntNow), but in case you missed them here they are again. In terms of renewals we’ve got two new developments: CBS has handed out a seventh season renewal to the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama Cold Case, while Chuck has been given a 13-episode [...]
Never seriously in doubt for a renewal, Fox has gone ahead and given a fifth season pickup to the drama Bones. There was a slight delay in Fox picking it up due to negotiations with sister studio 20th Century Fox TV over the show’s license fee.
Bones is expected to remain on Thursday nights [...]
/Film has a rundown of several of the Pixar “easter eggs” hidden in their various films, including several possible ones for Up. Photo courtesy /Film.
Fox has released the following video of Fringe executive producer Jeff Pinkner discussing the final scene from Tuesday’s season finale.
Meanwhile, Fox has decided to discontinue its year-old strategy of airing fewer advertisements at higher prices. Fringe was one of those shows, so next season’s episodes likely won’t run as long. [WSJ]
The History Channel has announced their most extensive programming slate in its history, including a 12-part epic called America: The Story of Us chronicling the history of the United States from the pilgrims through to President Obama. Other new shows/events include Nostradamus Effect and MysteryQuest. [Variety]
On the strength of several exciting 7-game series, Versus has seen its NHL playoff numbers increase 18% in total viewers and 26% in men 18-49. Last week’s game three between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals registered a record-high 1.49 million viewers for the network, making it the most-watched second-round hockey game since 2002 (when ESPN had the NHL rights). [Variety]
Following you will find FOX’s current development slate (confirmed and rumored) and schedules for the 2009/2010 season (click here to head directly to the schedules section). Updates will be made on a regular basis, ahead of and through the upfronts which take place next week.
I’ll sticky the thread to the of the page when an update happens, but you can find this post on the Television page of the website at all times at this link.
Fox has renewed Fringe, the no. 1 new series among adults 18-49, for a full second season. The announcement was made today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. The full press release follows after the jump, but here’s a highlight:
“FRINGE proved to be a notable addition to our schedule all season and it really has fans buzzing as it builds to a fantastic season finale,” said Reilly. “J.J. and the whole Bad Robot team have been phenomenal partners, and we look forward to years of making great television with them.”
“FRINGE continues to gain momentum, creatively and with viewers,” said J.J. Abrams, series co-creator and executive producer. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that FRINGE will continue to freak people out for at least another season!”
After just two episodes, Fox is pulling the poor performing animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up from its current post-Simpsons time slot. Starting next week, the show will be moved to 7:00pm. Repeats of American Dad, which previously held that slot, will now be moved to 7:30pm, while the remaining episodes of the final [...]
Fox has opted not to run President Obama’s third press conference scheduled for 8:00pm tomorrow (Wednesday, April 29th) night. The network will insteadrun its regularly scheduled programming of Lie to Me at 8:00pm followed by American Idol at 9:00pm.
“Fox will be alerting viewers with an onscreen graphic at the top of [...]
The Hollywood Reporter has an article out about the pilots generating early buzz. Chief among them is ABC’s sci-fi drama Flash Forward from Brannon Braga and David Goyer. THR notes that the pilot, starring Joseph Fiennes, is a lock for a series order.
Other “hot” pilots over at ABC include Happy Town, Eastwick and Inside the Box, while Limelight, V, and the Dave Hemingson project also “looking good”. ABC’s also looking at last year’s pilot Captain Cook’s Extraordinary Atlas again after the pilot missed the cut in August.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dollhouse are two Fox SF series that are in danger of cancellation, but the heads of both shows want to make it clear that despite reports to the contrary, neither show is dead yet.
Joss Whedon, speaking at the Paley Festival, told the audience that he’s a little optimistic because the network bosses love the show and will be looking at the full picture — including iTunes purchases, DVR playback, etc. where the show does better — before coming to a conclusion.
In related news, speaking about the drama surrounding the 13th episode, Joss told Zap2It that Fox may end up airing it after all:
“I’ve been in contact with the network and the studio making a great big push for them to [air that last hour],” Joss said. “The problem isn’t just with the network though, the studio also looks at it and goes, DVD goodness! So, [my goal] is getting them both excited about putting it on the air. They’re looking in to it, I haven’t gotten an answer yet, but I know that they are honestly discussing it, the same way they are obviously discussing a second season. They have to weigh in all the factors. I know I’m being dealt with in a reasonable fashion, so whatever the outcome, I’ll know I pushed as hard as I could and they did what they could. I have hope [it’ll work out].”
Sad news if it turns out to be true — although it wouldn’t be unexpected — but a source close to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles tells EW that the show is “done”, adding “”Everyone has pretty much known for a couple of weeks, ” with another network insider adding: “Consider it canceled.”
The positive bit of news is that Fox hasn’t officially canceled the show, insisting that they “will be announcing [their] fall schedule on May 18th.
Moved from Monday to Friday nights for the show’s back-nine episodes this season, ‘TSCC’ just couldn’t find an audience, averaging only a 2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.54 million viewers and a 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share. That’s a far cry from the still-low, but much more respectable performance on Monday night for the show’s first 13 episodes [3.3/5 HH rating/share (-33%), 5.39 million viewers (-34%) and a 2.1/5 A18-49/share (-38%)].