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NBC Unveils Summer 2011 Schedule

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 21st 2011 4:45PM
America's Got TalentCouples with hilarious problems take note: NBC is bringing 'The Marriage Ref' back! The Jerry Seinfeld–produced panel discussion series, 'America's Got Talent' and several other new game shows and reality programs round out NBC's summer programming slate.

Joining 'America's Got Talent' and 'The Marriage Ref' are new reality show 'Love in the Wild,' singing competition 'The Voice,' new episodes of 'Law & Order: LA,' game shows 'Still Standing' and 'It's Worth What?' and the basic cable premiere of the final season of 'Friday Night Lights.'

"We want to make it clear that NBC considers the summer as an important part of its overall season and will continue to offer a varied lineup of original programs," Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said. "Our viewers will have plenty of options with new series such as 'It's Worth What?' and 'Love in the Wild' as well as continuing shows such as 'The Voice' plus returning favorites like 'America's Got Talent.' We even have scripted series such as 'Friday Night Lights,' and episodes of two separate 'Law and Order' franchises as we build momentum toward the fall season."

Check out the premiere dates and more info about the new programs below.

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Carrie Prejean walks off Larry King Live ... wait, she doesn't!

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 12th 2009 1:03PM
Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, has a new book out, and she was on Larry King Live last night to promote it. Larry asked her about the lawsuit she filed against the pageant, but she didn't want to talk about that and even told Larry he was being "inappropriate." She then talks to someone off-camera and it looks like she's about to walk off the set but then changes her mind (or her handlers changed it for her). She came back after the commercial and said she didn't want questions from viewers.

In her defense, the settlement was private, and that probably includes the reason why it was settled, not just the amount. But she just looks goofy taking off her mic and telling Larry that she can't hear him (even though she can clearly hear him because she answers him). The moral: either answer the questions or just leave the show.

[via Gawker]

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NBC's new show: man loses job and girlfriend, gains a soundtrack

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 7th 2009 5:01PM
NBC logoHey, if CBS can have a Game Show In My Head, NBC can have music.

The network has given the go-ahead to a new show from All Of Us/Baby Bob writer Jared Bush titled Soundtrack. It's about a guy who loses his job and his girlfriend and then starts to hear the same song in his head over and over and over again. The song doesn't go away until he finds what meaning it has in his life. Then the next episode has him hearing another song and he'll have to find out what that meaning is too.

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The long list of shows that may not return in the fall

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 10th 2006 9:28AM
upfronts criminal intentThe upfronts are right around the corner, where network executives let advertisers know what shows will be making the cut for next fall. Early word from MediaLife is that NBC has the longest list of shows might not be returning. Probably the most surprising show on the list is Law and Order: Criminal Intent. With the rotating cast and drooping ratings, media watchers say this one is likely on the chopping block (the other two are safe, though). Things aren't looking good for Commander in Chief, either. And, of course, we already knew that there is a good chance Scrubs will be... scrubbed (but possibly get new life on ABC).

Here are the shows (on all networks) that media buyers think are in danger of cancellation:

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Still Standing and Yes, Dear are (probably) canceled

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 8th 2006 5:11PM
still standing yes dear canceledStill Standing and Yes, Dear (aka two of The Five: Shows that give lazy overweight men hope) won't return for another season. The cancelation of Yes, Dear comes as no surprise, as CBS only ordered half a season and star Anthony Clark recently announced that he'll be the new host of the next edition of NBC's Last Comic Standing (Yeah! No Jay Mohr!). It lasted six seasons and is already in syndication.

The fourth and, most likely, final season of Still Standing comes to an end tonight in two half-hour episodes on CBS, according to USA Today. While CBS hasn't officially canceled the sitcom, which was the 93rd-ranked show this season, the producers and writers had no illusions that they probably wouldn't return, so they handled the season finale as if it were the final episode for the series. Since the show lasted four seasons, with 88 episodes, it qualifies for syndication.

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What's on tonight: Idol, Lost, Barbara Walters, Project Runway, Drawn Together

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 1st 2006 6:23PM
  • Still StandingThe guys perform on American Idol, on FOX at 8pm. It's followed by the new sitcom Free Ride.
  • ABC has new eps of George Lopez, Freddie, and Lost, followed by a new Barbara Walters Special, with George Clooney, Patrick Dempsey, Mariah Carey, and Matthew McConaughey.
  • CBS has two new eps of Still Standing at 8 (hmm...they're doing this a lot lately...burning the eps off quickly maybe?), followed by a new Criminal Minds and then a new CSI: NY.
  • NBC has another ep of Deal Or No Deal at 8, followed by a repeat Law and Order, and then a new Law and Order
  • The WB has a new One Tree Hill, then a repeat Beauty and the Geek, while UPN has a new America's Next Top Model and a repeat Veronica Mars.
  • Discovery has a new Superships at 8, followed by two repeat eps of Mythbusters
  • ABC Family has The Karate Kid II at 8.
  • Also at 8, some movies: AMC has For Your Eyes Only, FLIX has Silverado, and Encore has Patton.
  • At 9, ESPN has the Philadelphia 76ers at the Houston Rockets. 
  • STARZ has Van Helsing, also at 9.
  • At 10, Bravo has a new Project Runway.
  • MTV has a new True Life at 10, followed by a repeat of The Real World: Key West.
  • Also at 10: FX has Colin Farrell, Katie Holmes and the voice of Kiefer Sutherland in Phone Booth
  • Comedy Central has a new Drawn Together at 10:30.    

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And I Quote: the best one-liners of the week

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 24th 2006 2:29PM
  • Family Guy"If Jay Leno makes you laugh, chances are I don't care for you as a person." - The Family Guy's Peter Griffin, giving the Top Ten Things I Would Like To Say To America, on The Late Show With David Letterman.
  • "Crippling depression is a wonderful muse." - Linda, talking about her poetry, on Still Standing.
  • "...because they wanted one last chance at the employee ham discount, or wanted to put a little extra something in the ham." - Jon Stewart, about some of the ham factory workers who won the powerball jackpot going back to work, on The Daily Show.  
  • "I gotta drop a deuce." - Bobby, wanting to use the new outhouse for the usual purpose and not store supplies, on Survivor

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What's on tonight: new Veronica Mars, CSI: NY, Project Runway

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 1st 2006 3:38PM
  • Alton BrownABC has a new George Lopez at 8pm, followed by a new Freddie, a repeat Lost (sorry fans!), and then a repeat of Invasion.
  • CBS has a new Still Standing (the most underrated sitcom on TV) at 8, a new Yes, Dear at 8:30, a repeat Criminal Minds, then a new CSI: NY.
  • NBC has a new E-Ring, a new Biggest Loser, then a repeat Law and Order.
  • FOX has more awful American Idol auditions at 8, followed by a new ep of Bones.
  • On the WB: a new One Tree Hill, then a repeat Beauty and the Geek. On UPN: new eps of South Beach and Veronica Mars.
  • There's a new Emeril Live on Food Network at 8: "Emeril's Belgian Bistro."
  • Hey, the worst Bond movie of all-time is on AMC at 8! It's A View To A Kill, Roger Moore's last time as 007. 
  • 8pm movies: TCM has The African Queen and HBO has Lackawanna Blues.
  • Also at 8: Fuse has a new ep of F-List.
  • At 9, Lifetime has Mary-Louise Parker in the movie Miracle Run.
  • HGTV has a new Buy Me at 9.
  • Also at 9: Food Network has a new Behind The Bash. It's followed by new eps of Sugar Rush, Good Eats, and Ham on the Street
  • New stuff on MTV at 10: MTV Cribs, followed by a new ep of something called Parental Control.
  • TV Land has That's What I'm Talking About, about influential black films, TV shows, and performers.
  • Bravo has a new ep of Project Runway at 10.
  • At 11, BBC America has Monty Python, while American Life has I Spy.
  • Just after midnight, HBO has Mystic River.

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What's on tonight: Lost, Bones, American Idol, Jamie Foxx

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 25th 2006 3:00PM
  • BonesPBS has a new episode of National Geographic, "The New Royals." Check local listings for time.
  • ABC all new eps of George Lopez at 8pm, Freddie, Lost, and Invasion.
  • CBS is all new too, with Still Standing, Yes, Dear, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has Jamie Foxx singing! Unpredictable airs at 8, and is followed by a new ep of The Biggest Loser and a repeat Law and Order.
  • More American Idol auditions on FOX at 8. (Last night they had some worse singers than William Hung, and also one of the best singers they've ever had on any American Idol). Then at 9 there's a new Bones (new night and time).
  • UPN has a new South Beach and a new Veronica Mars, while the WB has a new One Tree Hill and a repeat Beauty and the Geek
  • Discovery has a new Superships at 8.
  • Also at 8: the best Bond movie, Goldfinger, followed by Thunderball.
  • On Emeril Live at 8: "A Hunter's Feast." It's on Food Network. 
  • TCM has the original Bad News Bears at 8.
  • At 9, TNT has a cool, underrated action flick, The Long Kiss Goodnight, with Geena Davis as a suburban mom assassin with amnesia.
  • Buy Me. I mean a new ep of that show is on HGTV at 9, of course.
  • At 9:30, A&E has a new Inked, while ESPN2 has The Australian Open.
  • This should be a cool new ep of Good Eats: Alton Brown explains the basics of a home bar. It's on at 10, and is followed by a new Ham on the Street.
  • Also at 10: Bravo has a new Project Runway (repeated at 11).
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Drawn Together.
  • At 11, Soap Network has They Started on Soaps 5, which shows clips of famous celebs who got their start in daytime, including Jennifer Garner, Hilary Swank, and Steve Zahn.
  • At 12:30am, Cartoon Network has a new Samurai Champloo.

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What's on tonight: Idols singing, celebrities skating, and myths busted

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 18th 2006 2:58PM
  • Still StandingFOX has more crazy auditions on American Idol at 8pm, followed by the debut of Skating With Celebrities
  • CBS is all new tonight, with Still Standing, Yes, Dear, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY.
  • ABC has a repeat Lost at 8, followed by a new episode, and then a new Invasion.
  • NBC has a new E-Ring at 8, followed by a new Biggest Loser at 9 and then a new Law and Order.  
  • The WB has a new One Tree Hill at 8 and then a repeat Beauty and the Geek, while UPN has a new South Beach and a repeat Veronica Mars.
  • Also at 8: Discovery has a new ep of Superships, followed by a new Mythbusters, and then the new documentary Stunt Junkies.
  • Emeril cooks up a "Mexican Fiesta" on Food Network at 8.
  • AMC has the first Bond movie, Dr. No, at 8, followed by the second Bond movie, From Russia With Love.
  • At 8:30, HGTV has a new I Want That, followed by a new Buy Me at 9.
  • At 9, a bunch of movies: Oxygen has Kissing Jessica Stein, while the Sci-Fi Channel has Tidal Wave: No Escape and Spike has Trading Places.
  • Spy stuff on American Life: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. at 9, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. at 10, and I Spy at 11.
  • Outdoor Life is running a marathon of Survivor: Amazon episodes.
  • Also at 9: HBO2 has Spartan, with Val Kilmer and Derek Luke.
  • At 9:30, Sundance has Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green in Party Monster.   
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Good Eats, followed by a new Ham on the Street (anyone ever see this show? What is it?)
  • Also at 10, Bravo has a new Project Runway (repeated at 11 too).
  • At 11, on a new Isaac, the designer asks Rob Morrow and Joshua Bell what kind of underwear they're wearing. 
  • You can check out Kathy Griffin's house on a new MTV Cribs at 10.
  • At 12:30, Cartoon Network has a new Samurai Champloo.       

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What's on tonight: O'Reilly and other biggest losers

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 4th 2006 2:29PM
  • StackedFOX has a repeat That 70s Show at 8pm, a new Stacked at 8:30, and then a repeat Nanny 911 at 9.
  • ABC has...more football?! The Rose Bowl airs at 8.
  • CBS has repeats of Still Standing, Yes, Dear, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has a special Biggest Loser at 8, followed by a repeat Law and Order at 10.
  • The WB has repeats of One Tree Hill and Beauty and the Geek, while UPN has repeats of Eve, Love, Inc, and Veronica Mars.
  • You can watch The O'Reilly Factor at 8 on FOX News and see if Bill mentions his Letterman appearance.
  • There's a new Emeril Live on The Food Network at 8, with Emeril cooking hearty fall recipes.
  • Also at 8: CMT has the 1997 Dukes of Hazzard reunion movie.
  • At 9, HGTV has a new Buy Me.
  • Food Network has a new Behind the Bash at 9, followed by a new Sugar Rush.
  • Spy stuff on American Life: at 8, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.; at 9, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.; and at 10, I Spy.
  • At 10, Bravo has a new Project Runway.
  • Troy airs on HBO2 at 10, followed by a special on The Producers movie.
  • TNT has the inferior Dial M For Murder remake, A Perfect Murder. It airs at 10 too.
  • Just before midnight you can catch In Good Company, with Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, and Scarlett Johansson.
  • At 1am on Showtime, Kenneth Branagh stars in The Gingerbread Man.

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What's going on with Still Standing tonight?

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 2nd 2005 8:15PM

Still StandingWhat the heck is going on with Still Standing on CBS right now? The match up of the sound with the mouth movement of the actors is off by a split second. It's like watching a Godzilla movie, only with a laugh track and more jokes about beer.

Very strange.

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Still Standing: Still Getting Married and Still Exchanging

by Bob Sassone, posted May 23rd 2005 9:04PM
Still StandingI'm really glad they kept around the character of Perry (James Patrick Stuart), the guy with the fake accent who's in a Foghat cover band. It really looked like they were going to have Linda suddenly realize (in typical sitcom fashion) that she didn't really love him and would listen to Judy and call off the wedding. But they threw a curveball and had Perry convince Judy that he really loved her. So there was no season-ending cliffhanger with her either calling off the wedding or maybe having a freeze-framed on her "I do." But it wouldn't have been a season-ender anyway, since it was the first of two season-ending episodes, and the real last episode of the season was on after. 

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Still Standing: Still Mother's Day

by Bob Sassone, posted May 2nd 2005 8:39PM
Still StandingNot to sound cruel, but Sally Struthers looks like she's been eating all the food that should be going to those kids overseas. OK, I'm sorry about that. I guess it's just a shock to see her so changed from her All in the Family days. On Still Standing she plays Bill's mom, and Bill and Judy are always trying to get away from her, to not spend time with her, to pawn her off on someone else because they don't want to be around her. Which I've never understood. Sure, she's a little clingy and know how to guilt people, but she seems like a pretty great mom to me, and a really nice person. Here, Judy and the other females in the family plan their annual tea at the Palm Court and Bill suggests that his mom go along as well. To make a long story short, Judy accidentally stabs her and she ends up at the hospital. Oh, she then accidentally pushes her down the stairs. Funny line: "Ohhhh, high tea at the Palm Court! That's really fancy. I'll have to take my Beano."  

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Still Standing: Still Holding

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 18th 2005 8:40PM
Still StandingI think that Still Standing - and this is a big statement, I know - is the most underrated sitcom on television right now. For some reason people assume that it's just another lame sitcom and they quickly lump it into the Listen Up/Yes, Dear category. It's actually quite funny, with some terrific one-liners and a great cast. Tonight was Typical Wacky Sitcom Chaos, as a teddy bear with pot inside is accidentally given to a doctor who is heading a toy drive. Sure, we've seen it before, but there are so many cutting lines and witty asides going back and forth that we realize that plot is the least unimportant of aspect of storytelling. Bill and Judy try to explain to daughter Lauren that they smoked pot in high school, and Lauren said she already knew that because Bill still wears a t-shirt that says "Doobie University Rolling Team." And I laughed out loud when they finally got into the kid's room to look for the bear with a drug-sniffing dog (it's a long story), only to discover about 400 other bears on the shelves, and the little girl learns a new word, which she starts to sing over and over: "bong, bong, bong, bong, bong, bong, bong!" The B-plot has Brian helping Linda sell her old car she's named Mr. Puff-n-Chug. I guess there was a "puffing" theme to tonight's episode. 

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