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October 17 2007

Fox announces debut date for Summer Glau's "Sarah Connor Chronicles". It'll premiere January 14th, right before the third hour of "24" two-day premiere. On a related note, EW list Summer as one of the top 22 "Butt-Kicking Babes".

Ooops... additional comments correction.
The Sarah Connor Chronicles will not be competing against "Heroes" and a lot of comedies. Instead we'll see River Vs. Jayne Vs. Willow. As Summer's show will be in the same time slot as "Chuck" and "How I Met Your Mother".

[ edited by Numfar PTB on 2007-10-17 13:05 ]

Up against Heroes? Oh, joy. 24 will probably hold its own pretty well, though, so that might help.
It will actually be an hour earlier than Heroes, assuming Heroes is still airing at 9pm Monday nights come January. SCC is debuting at 8pm Mondays, which I think puts it up against Chuck?
Love ya', Summer, but still not watching Fox - EVER.
Judging by the first episode this will get off to a much better start than Bionic Woman.

And for everyone thinking "Fox will cancel it after two weeks", it depends on the writers strike. If they strike next month, and are still out in January then networks will be very reluctant to cancel shows since they will be short of material. If they have five or ten episodes already shot then they will show them, unless the show is really bad.
She is FANTASTIC in this. She makes the show for me.
I didn't expect to like it but now I can't wait to see more of her...
My lack of interest in the John Connor saga and my hatred of the Fox network will prevent me from tuning in. Instead, I will continue to watch Chuck at 8:00 on Monday nights.
It's a shame that people are letting their feelings towards Fox get in the way of them seeing an amazing show. I watched the pilot and was blown away. As much as I love "Chuck", I'll be taping it after Jan 14th. This is so much more awesome.
If TSCC was airing on NBC, CBS, or ABC, I still wouldn't want to watch it. I've always felt that the Terminator storyline should have ended with T2. Being able to deny Fox some additional support is just gravy.
I presume Chuck will be canceled by then. (I know, I'm a ray of light).
I presume Chuck will be canceled by then. (I know, I'm a ray of light).


I would have though so too, but the most recent episode of Chuck saw a fairly big ratings increase (from a 4.5 to a 5.0). On that basis I think both Journeyman and Life will be up for the chop before Chuck.

If the SCC is good (the original pilot was reasonable if not spectacular in my opinion) then I think it might stand a chance, even on FOX. With the Terminator name behind it, its got a pretty big hook to draw in a large audience for the pilot (something that, for example, Drive wasn't able to manage). So then it will just be a case of hanging on to as many viewers as possible.
I presume Chuck will be canceled by then. (I know, I'm a ray of light).


Yes but will the poor man's Sky One Virgin One pick it up for the UK like they did for Summer's show.
Yes but will the poor man's Sky One Virgin One pick it up for the UK like they did for Summer's show.

Hey don't knock Virgin One, it might even be in Widescreen (gasp) by the time SCC is on!
I think Summer's inclusion on EW's list of 22 Butt-Kicking Babes deserves its own post, if for no other reason than to celebrate this gem in their description:

BATTLE GEAR: Seems to be nothing more than a sundress. But it's a sundress of death.

Ha!
I can't imagine someone being willing to miss this show no matter what network it is on. I think this will be the big hit of the year.
ps. Is the FOX hating over the sing-a-long? I thought that's hanging on SAG's head right now?
Or is it just because of FOX's typical cancel-o-rama...?
I knew Ripley would be number one. I love Ripley... Who, by the way, is a Joss character in Resurrection, so... appropriate.
How is it that some people have seen the pilot? Was there a preview online for regular people?
I despise Fox for continuing to air so many crappy programs, as well as the fact that Rupert Murdoch is the man behind it all.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - even if TSCC was being put out by another network, I still wouldn't watch it. I no longer care about John and Sarah Connor's mission to save humanity.
"Butt-kicking Babes"-Bionic Woman's Michelle Ryan kicks more butt than Buffy Summers? I think not.
How is it that some people have seen the pilot? Was there a preview online for regular people?

I would say the show is available on bittorrent.
But I won't. < Faith as Buffy >Because it's wrong.< /Faith >
Bad time-slot! Put it on Tuesdays when there's nothing on!
Sunnydale girl I came to say the same thing. My first thought was who paid to get her on the list. What the eff ever. I mean maybe after the shows been on for a few years, I could see it. And hey the show is getting better so maybe. But as of now it's an outrage. Plus there are a few other women that should be on that list. My old stand by Naomie Harris for her seriously buttkicking (without any powers I might add) Selena in 28 Days Later. Theres more but it breaks my heart that girl doesn't get the love she deserves. And when they make the Y the Last Man movie she's got my vote for 355, best casting ever!
Also more OT good for Summer and she deserves the list fully. She kicks major ass and is so graceful and heart breaking doing it.
I would say the show is available on bittorrent.
But I won't. < Faith as Buffy >Because it's wrong.< /Faith >


Though in this case that's a bit like saying it after Adam et al have made Christian shish-kebabs out of the God fearin' folk of Sunnydale ;).

(the version - allegedly ;) - available via Bittorrent is apparently going to have major scenes reshot so it remains to be seen how close to the final aired pilot it'll be - there's a big shoot-up in a school which was considered insensitive in the wake of Virginia Tech. Wasn't bad though, all in all)
Since others brought up "Bionic Woman" ... it's really getting better. Tonight, the first BW said, "See it. Want it. Take it," just like Faith.

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