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Kelsey Grammer says tonight's episode of Hank is funny

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 14th 2009 4:30PM
HankAll of the new ABC Wednesday night comedies -- The Middle, Cougar Town, and Modern Family -- have been picked up for the entire season. Actually, one new sitcom is missing from that group.

Kelsey Grammer's Hank isn't getting any love from viewers and it's not getting any love from critics. Ratings aren't that good and the critics don't like it. So Grammer is doing a bunch of interviews for tonight's episode, including this one over at The TV Addict. He promises that tonight's episode is funny -- really! -- and we should all watch it.

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What's On Tonight: The Middle, South Park, Nip/Tuck, Man vs. Food

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 14th 2009 12:23PM
  • Jay MohrHallmark has an I Love Lucy marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Hank, followed by new episodes of The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, and Eastwick.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, then new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has new episodes of Mercy, Law and Order: SVU, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 8, then a new Glee.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8.
  • PBS has a new American Masters at 8.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Mythbusters starting at 8, followed by a new Time Warp.
  • At 9, Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters, then a new Destination Truth.
  • History Channel has a new Nostradamus Effect at 9, followed by a new MysteryQuest.
  • Showtime has a new Inside The NFL at 9.
  • At 10, FX has the season premiere of Nip/Tuck.
  • Bravo has a new Top Chef: Las Vegas at 10.
  • Comedy Central has a new South Park at 10, then a new Secret Girlfriend.
  • Current has the series premiere of Vanguard at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Dinner: Impossible at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Man vs. Food.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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ABC Renews 'Modern Family, 'Cougar Town,' 'The Middle'; Bad News for 'Hank'?

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 9th 2009 11:43AM
Modern FamilyABC plans to keep its viewers laughing on Wednesday nights.

According to Variety, the network has just handed out full-season pickup orders to 'Modern Family,' 'Cougar Town' and 'The Middle.'

Noticeably absent from the list: 'Hank,' starring Kelsey Grammer as an unemployed Wall Street executive reconnecting with his family.

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ABC orders full seasons of The Middle, Modern Family and Cougar Town

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 9th 2009 8:37AM
Courteney Cox, Cougar TownI've always heard that three out of four ain't bad. But if you're Kelsey Grammer, it's a whole different ball game. While there's been no word on the horrid Hank, ABC has ordered full season pick-ups for the rest of their Wednesday comedy block. At this point, I'd say that was inevitable. ABC's bold experiment of a whole new night of programming seems to have worked out.

Early buzz on Modern Family particularly brought people to sample the wares, and luckily that show delivered. The Middle has been impressive as well, and would probably fare even better if it switched places with Cougar Town. Courteney Cox's latest vehicle is much better than I expected, but not up to the creative caliber of its lead-ins.

As for Hank? Well, it is the only multi-camera comedy on the night, so it stands out a bit in that respect. Oh, and its derivative and lacking in any originality or, and this one can be a bit of a problem, comedy. So there's that to deal with as well.

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What's On Tonight: Old Christine, Mythbusters, Eastwick, Top Chef

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 7th 2009 12:09PM
  • South ParkTBS has Baseball Playoffs all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Hank, followed by new episodes of The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, and Eastwick.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, then new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has new episodes of Mercy, Law and Order: SVU, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 8, followed by a new Glee.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8.
  • Also at 8: ESPN2 has the WNBA Finals.
  • At 9, Discovery has a new Mythbusters.
  • History Channel has a new Nostradamus Effect at 9, then a new MysteryQuest.
  • Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters at 9, then a new Destination Truth.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new South Park, followed by the series premiere of Secret Girlfriend.
  • Bravo has a new Top Chef: Las Vegas at 10.
  • Travel Channel has a new Man vs. Food at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Hank, Gary Unmarried, Ghost Hunters, Bobby Flay

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 30th 2009 12:20PM
  • The MiddleAt 8, ABC has the series premiere of Hank, followed by the series premiere of The Middle and new episodes of Modern Family, Cougar Town, and Eastwick.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, then new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has new episodes of Mercy, Law and Order: SVU, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 8, followed by a new Glee.
  • The CW has a new America's Next Top Model at 8.
  • PBS has a new episode of The National Parks at 8.
  • At 9, Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters.
  • History Channel has a new Nostradamus Effect at 9, then a new MysteryQuest.
  • Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay at 9.
  • Also at 9: Showtime has a new Inside the NFL.
  • At 10, Travel Channel has a new Man vs. Food.
  • TruTV has a new Black Gold at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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VIDEO: 'Hank' Interview With Kelsey Grammer and Melinda McGraw

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 30th 2009 6:00AM
HankLet's face it: the economy is in the toilet. So who wants to watch a bunch of sitcoms about upper-class families with zero money problems? That's why the timing of 'Hank' (premieres Wed., Sept. 30, 8PM ET on ABC), a new riches-to-rags sitcom, is so perfect.

You probably associate star Kelsey Grammer with snooty, holier-than-thou characters like Dr. Frasier Crane, but with the help of a more real-to-life storyline and a supporting cast including Melinda McGraw and David Koechner, Grammer might finally be seen as an Everyman.

Watch the full video to hear Grammer reveal why he's more like Hank than any other character he's played, McGraw talk about her glorious stint on 'Mad Men' (in the present tense!) and one of them doing a very impressive Paula Deen impersonation. And yes, a glass of milk with some fudge pie does sound delicious, doesn't it?

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TV Squad's complete 2009-10 fall season premiere calendar

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 3rd 2009 12:04PM
GleeThe networks have had a quiet summer, quietly introducing scripted bomb after scripted bomb, so they're certainly ready to jump into the new fall season. And It looks to be an interesting one. ABC is scheduling a two-hour block of new comedies on Wednesdays as the sitcom tries to make a comeback.

Even more risky is NBC handing 10:00 to Jay Leno every night of the week. Everyone's waiting to see how that one plays out. FOX is banking on huge positive buzz for Glee to make it a hit, while ABC is hoping FlashForward can pick up where Lost is leaving off when it wraps its run this season.

To help you with it all, TV Squad has put together a handy calendar of all the premieres so you can schedule responsibly in this busy time of TV watching. Some nights have as many as twelve premieres scheduled, so you might need to invest in a few more DVRs to catch all your favorites; Monday's still look grim. Bookmark this page and you'll have it handy to help see you through.

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NBC Delays 'Southland' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 27th 2009 12:30PM
SouthlandNBC pushes 'Southland' to October, Josh Schwartz lands a comedy deal with NBC, Style renews 'Giuliana & Bill' and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Are you 18 to 49 and aware of the new TV shows?

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 25th 2009 8:00AM
Three RiversNetworks and advertisers love the 18 to 49 demographic. If you're not in that demo, then just sell your TV right now, OK? Nielsen even creates an "awareness" survey every year and sends it to the networks so they know which new shows have made it into the public consciousness, and Nikki Finke has the list.

ABC's Flash Forward and The Cougar have the most awareness, while Hank has the lowest (every time I hear the name of this show I forget that Kelsey Grammer is in it - it sounds like the name of an animated show).

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TCA Press Tour Recap: ABC Does 'FlashForward,' 'Modern Family,' 'V' & More

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 10th 2009 2:00PM
Modern FamilyOn Saturday, the last day of the TV Critics' Press Tour, ABC made the most of their dreaded timeslot, starting it all off with a hilarious panel for my personal favorite 'Modern Family.'

They also broke up the presentations for the rest of their new slate -- including 'Cougar Town,' 'V,' 'Eastwick,' 'Hank' and 'The Middle' -- with a lunchtime screening of the much-anticipated drama 'FlashForward,' followed by a panel with the star-studded cast.

Click through to see all the highlights ...

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Does Kelsey Grammer think FOX president gave him a heart attack? - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 8th 2009 7:01PM
Kelsey Grammer at TCA 09 session for HankThe title of this post seems far-fetched: How could a big TV star like Kelsey Grammer think that Kevin Reilly, the programming head of FOX, had something to do with the heart attack he suffered a year ago?

If you heard Grammer speak about it during the panel for his new ABC comedy Hank, it's not hard to connect the dots. "I had an event they thought was stress related. You can make of that what you will. It was a rough year," said Grammer, whose FOX sitcom Back to You was cancelled after its first season.

His beef was that he pitched the show to Reilly when the exec was still at NBC, and he passed. Then Reilly got the position at FOX after they bought Back to You. So, basically, the show was airing on a network whose entertainment head already passed on it somewhere else. That, according to Grammer, caused conflict between the network and the writers of the show.

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2009 ABC Fall TV Premiere Dates

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 10th 2009 11:30AM
Grey's AnatomyMark your calendars: On Sat., Sept. 5, ABC will officially debut its 2009 fall TV schedule, launching a full month's worth of series premieres ('Cougar Town'; 'The Middle'; 'Flash Foward'), along with the return of favorites like 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Desperate Housewives' and the much-anticipated 9th season of 'Dancing With the Stars.'

Want to know when to save the date? Check out ABC's full schedule, including show titles, times and dates, after the jump.

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Preview three of ABC's new comedies

by Mike Moody, posted May 20th 2009 10:03AM
ABC released video previews of some of its upcoming shows for the 2009-2010 season today. Below are some early looks at three of the network's new comedies, Hank, The Middle, and Cougar Town (complete with some snap judgments). All three shows will be part of ABC's new Wednesday night comedy block along with Modern Family.

Lets start with Hank:



I like Kelsey Grammer, but I won't watch everything he does. I never made time to catch a single minute of Back To You, his short-lived Fox comedy, but Hank looks like a solid family sitcom. It definitely doesn't look like a classic or even a gut-buster, though. I can see it catching on and becoming a strong lead-in for ABC's Wednesday night. It's basically about a family of rich New York City jerks who are forced to move to the burbs when dad (Grammer) loses his high-paying job as a CEO.

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King of the Hill: Grand Theft Arlen

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 29th 2007 9:16PM

king of the hill(S11E08)

Peggy: There's a brown spot on the lawn, and there is a brown spot on your son.

Wow, a whole hour of King of the Hill. I must say I thought this one had more yucks than the other episode.

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