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May 05 2006

Sneak Peek at ABC Fall Schedule. Anthony Stewart Head's new comedy Him & Us is tentatively slated to air Fridays on ABC this fall.

As Gordon pointed out, Marti Noxon's Brothers & Sisters will debut on Tuesdays.

The article also mentions (under Tuesday) Brothers & Sisters, which Marti Noxon has joined as an executive producer.
Good catch, Gordon. Thanks!
Yay for ASHy goodness on my tv again!
IIRC, didn't TV Guide Online report last week that Calista Flockhart, who is part of the Brothers & Sisters ensemble, reportedly tested horribly with preview audiences? If that's true, then how can this report say the show tested well? Oh well. Good luck, Marti.

(Good luck to ASH, too. "Him & Us" doesn't appeal to me, but ABC desperately needs some (better) comedies on its' lineup.)

Oooh, Heather Locklear and Denise Richards on the same network? That should be interesting.
Oooh, Heather Locklear and Denise Richards on the same network? That should be interesting.


"Denise, in my office, right now!" Oh, the Melroseian possibilities...
I'm just a little worried. From all reports, ABC is excited about Him & Us, and it does have Elton John behind it.
So, why the Friday night-of-death timeslot?
Because, I suspect, the network remains committed to building a solid comedy block on that night. I don't think of it as a "death slot", though. I think Friday night comedies could thrive on any network, not just ABC. However, in ABC's case, people aren't tuning in (that night), b/c what the network has to offer isn't very good.

"Denise, in my office, right now!" Oh, the Melroseian possibilities...


And wouldn't you know, Chuck Pratt Jr., who ran Melrose Place, is the creator and executive producer of Denise's show, "Secrets of a Small Town"? Like I said, it's interesting.

[ edited by Khan on 2006-05-05 18:06 ]
I'm slightly annoyed that they described Kim Cattrall as the star of the show when ASH plays the main character.
Well, by star, they usually mean biggest name.
This may be the show to make Tony Head a big star (in the US, I think he is pretty well known in the UK already), because he is not only a great singer, but amazingly funny (and Kim Cattrall, not so much). I'm very excited about this show.
Way to focus on the positive, Khan.
Guess we'll see how ABC does promoting it, which
they have a terrible track record for when it comes
to comedies. They do well for their dramas, however.
I used to work for an affiliate, and we truly believed
the network stood for "Anything But Consistency."
I'm sad there is no mention of Adam Baldwin's pilot, Daybreak. I heard it tested well.
I'll have to tape ASHs show. I watch the Sci-Fi lineup on Fridays. Friday nights used to be a big night for ABC for comedies so maybe they are trying to duplicate what they had in the past.
I hope ASH does make it big with this show. I'm sure there will be the comparason to Giles (his previous role), but we'll see how it turns out.
Looks like Sarah's husband is out of job too.
Gaah. If they're moving Grey's to Monday, they just killed my Sunday night. I just hope they don't air Grey's Anatomy up against How I Met Your Mother only cuz I work nights, and my family usually decides to cancel one of my given recordings for something they want to watch.

Can't wait for Him & Us though. I'm (obviously) a massive fan of ASH, and Kim Cattral has been someone I loved ever since I saw her in Mannequin when I was like five years old.
Grey's Anatomy is rumored to be moved to 9 pm.
Looks like Sarah's husband is out of job too.


Indeed. I think it's been known for a while that his sit-com had little chance of returning, although in the meantime he has apparently developed some kind of one-off "drama" called 'The Bishop' with his writing partner Conrad Jackson for the Sci-Fi Channel and I believe he'll be appearing in 'Boston Legal' again.

Anyway, good luck to Tony Head and to Marti Noxon - whether I like the shows or not, I hope they both succeed.
DBP: I don't think The Bishop is a one off. I'm pretty sure it's a series.
They always mention Elton John and Kim Cattrall... And what about Tony? Isn't he supposed to play the main character?
Hopefully this series will do well and it will be Tony's name that will always be mentioned first.
ABC might be trying for comedy on Friday because there is no more WB, so no more WB Friday night comedies. ;-)
I'll keep my fingers crossed for ASH. I miss seeing him every week, so I'll be tuning in... especially since he will be singing!
Looks like Sarah's husband is out of job too.


And yet, I shed no tears. Pity, isn't it?

Don't get me wrong: I'm sure Freddie's a lovely boy. But I've seen a few eps of his show, and it galls me how he supposedly worked so hard on that thing for it to end up so mediocre.

I mean, Freddie makes George Lopez look like Frasier.

[ edited by Khan on 2006-05-06 00:58 ]

[ edited by Khan on 2006-05-06 01:00 ]
FPJ has other things in the works if I'm not mistaken. He might lose this project but he has others lined up, so technically he won't be "out of a job".


Don't get me wrong: I'm sure Freddie's a lovely boy. But I've seen a few eps of his show, and it galls me how he supposedly worked so hard on that thing for it to end up so mediocre.


Just because you might think the show is mediocre doesn't mean he didn't work hard for it. It's one thing to say that the show is mediocre, but to completely disregard the amount of work that he might have put into it is unfair. Even some of the supposedly crappy episodes of BtVS took the same amount of time and work as the amazing ones.

[ edited by Kyotoyoshi on 2006-05-06 01:32 ]
ASH on my tv screen full time again? HELL YEAH!
I'll agree that I didn't particularly care for Mr. Prinze's show, but I can still bet that he worked very hard on it, and probably had a hard time getting the network to take a chance on him as a producer and star. I hope good things are in the future for both Mr. and Mrs. P! :-)
Looking forward to seeing my favorite librarian again and of course they will cancel Invasion because IT'S GOTTEN SO DAMN GOOD!!! Grr Argh...
I heard on Real Time with Bill Maher tonight that Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which is Carlos Jacott's new series on NBC, is definitely coming on in the fall. Yay Carlos! :-)
This is great news for ASH. Pretty great news for me as well. I miss seeing him every week on my t.v.
I read on Buffistas last night that Gina Torres pilot, Primary, has been picked up for a season by Fox. And the creator is Craig Silverstein, who wrote some of the really good eps of The Inside. I haven't found a source for this but the person who posted is reliable.
I was going to post on FPJ and his show. However I was taught,"If you can't say nothin' nice, don't say nothin' at all."

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