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Discussion in 'Alias' started by Tommy, May 13, 2003.

  1. Tommy

    Tommy Seeing A Ghost

    Nov 22, 2002


    Building on the Momentum of its Returning Series, ABC Adds

    "10-8," "Back to Kansas," "Hope & Faith," "I'm with Her," "It's All Relative,"

    "Karen Sisco" and "Threat Matrix" to its Fall Lineup New Lineup Includes the Return of TGIF Critically Acclaimed Drama "The Practice" Returns to Sunday at 10:00

    "Line of Fire" and "Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital" Picked up for Mid-Season The Next "Bachelor" and Trista & Ryan's Wedding Are Announced

    Building on the momentum created by its successful slate of comedies, Lloyd Braun, Chairman, ABC Entertainment Television Group, outlined ABC's plans for next season, and Susan Lyne, President, Entertainment, announced the network's new 2003-2004 primetime schedule. The new schedule includes the addition of seven new entertainment series for the fall -- four comedies and three dramas -- plus two midseason dramas, from every major studio.

    The two spoke before representatives of the advertising and media communities at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

    The new fall schedule includes the new comedy series "Back to Kansas," "Hope & Faith," "I'm with Her" and "It's All Relative," and the dramas "10-8," "Karen Sisco" and "Threat Matrix."

    Highlights include the return of ABC's long-running Friday night comedy franchise, TGIF, with the hit series "George Lopez" as the 8:00 p.m. anchor, and the renewal of the critically acclaimed and award-winning drama, "The Practice," which returns for its eighth season to Sunday at 10:00 p.m.

    In addition Ms. Lyne announced two drama series for midseason, "Line of Fire" and "Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital."

    She also made two announcements regarding the phenomenal relationship reality series "The Bachelor": The next "Bachelor" will be the endearingly funny Bob Guiney from "The Bachelorette," and this fall ABC will broadcast four hours documenting the wedding of "The Bachelorette," Trista Rehn, to the love she found on the show, Ryan Sutter.

    Commenting on the announcement, Ms. Lyne said: "For the coming season, ABC is embracing the idea of being America's broadcasting network, and with that, introducing scripted programming that reflects the lives and values of our viewers. While many networks have struggled with comedy development, we believe we've found our comedic voice. We're bringing back our entire slate of comedies, including ë8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter' and ëGeorge Lopez,' and adding four new ones, making ABC home to 10 comedies next season -- the most of any network.

    "We've brought the same focus to our drama development this year," Ms. Lyne continued. "We looked for stories and characters that our viewers can relate to, characters they'll want to get to know better. The return of ëNYPD Blue,' ëThe Practice' and ëAlias' signal the importance of this kind of relationship, and the three new dramas we'll debut this fall further illustrate our commitment to creating shows and characters that our viewers will want to invite into their homes every week."

    Mr. Braun added: "We are confident today's new schedule will continue our upward ratings momentum, build on our success in comedy, and introduce a new generation of signature dramas." .

    ABC's complete 22-hour fall primetime schedule, which will premiere in September, is as follows (all times listed are Eastern, with new shows in bold):


    8:00 p.m "Primetime Monday" 9:00 p.m "Monday Night Football" (through January) 8:00 p.m "ABC Movie of the Week" (in January after football)


    8:00 p.m "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" 8:30 p.m. "I'm with Her" 9:00 p.m "According to Jim" (new time period) 9:30 p.m "Less Than Perfect" 10:00 p.m "NYPD Blue"


    8:00 p.m "My Wife and Kids" 8:30 p.m. "It's All Relative" 9:00 p.m. "The Bachelor" 10:00 p.m "Karen Sisco"


    8:00 p.m "Threat Matrix" 9:00 p.m "Extreme Makeover" (new day and time) 10:00 p.m "Primetime Thursday"


    8:00 p.m "George Lopez" (new day and time) 8:30 p.m "Back to Kansas" 9:00 p.m "Hope & Faith" 9:30 p.m "Life with Bonnie" (new day and time) 10:00 p.m "20/20"


    8:00 p.m "The Wonderful World of Disney" (new day and time) 10:00 p.m "L.A. Dragnet" (new day and title)


    7:00 p.m "America's Funniest Home Videos" (new day and time) 8:00 p.m "10-8" 9:00 p.m "Alias" 10:00 p.m "The Practice" (new day and time)
  2. Tommy

    Tommy Seeing A Ghost

    Nov 22, 2002
    I'm fairly happy with the new schedule :) Alias gets a new lead in which will hopefully bring more ratings and I can watch the Practice again :)

    I was hoping for another night for Alias, but I guess this shall do :)
  3. Kara

    Kara eternally nostalgic

    Apr 26, 2003
    under your bed
    Awesome, hopefully this will pull in new viewers!!
  4. musically83

    musically83 Rocket Ranger

    Jan 27, 2003
    yay! ALIAS is still on Sunday (PHEW!!!), the practice goes back to sundays too (that whole monday thing was kinda stupid), and ALIAS isn't following the wonderful world of disney!! Looking into my crystal ball (or just using the Telling) I see good things for ALIAS' future ;)
  5. nance

    nance TUMS

    Apr 18, 2003
    good god!! alias is still on sundays at 9! i really hope the lead-in is a great show!
  6. Marlene

    Marlene Guest

    what use to be the old lead in?
  7. Victoria King

    Victoria King Rocket Ranger

    Jan 21, 2003
    YAAAAHHHH! i can still watch alias(live that is!) that was one reasons i first started to watch alias was because of the time slot, and im glad it isnt changing, lets hope that 10-8 is a good lead in, at least its not rated G where all of its viewers will turn off the tv!
  8. Chanel

    Chanel Rocket Ranger

    Feb 26, 2003
    YAYYAY! alias stays the same!!! YAYAY!
  9. Tommy

    Tommy Seeing A Ghost

    Nov 22, 2002
    The Wonderful World of Disney movies
  10. Vaughn_Lovah

    Vaughn_Lovah Vaughn's Chin Fondler

    Feb 27, 2003
    my mama
    ah yay! Im sooo happy!
    :::does a little jig:::
    ;) ^_^
  11. Alias_Gay

    Alias_Gay Rocket Ranger

    Jan 27, 2003
    (y) (y) for ABC ... now I can breath again ...

    My Sunday-nights are OK now ... ;)

    ALIAS_RULES Rocket Ranger

    Jan 27, 2003
    I hope that this lead-in will be good, we'll see. YAY ALIAS STAYS ON SUNDAY, and the Practice moves back to normal :)!
  13. Azalea

    Azalea Azy in Wonderland

    Dec 28, 2002
    the Ozarks
    I guess I hope the lead-in does well for Alias' sake, but I can't tell you how annoyed I will be if yet another cop show does better in the ratings than Alias. I have so little faith left in the majority of the viewing public; I don't want to have to hate them forever.
  14. aliasbabe48

    aliasbabe48 Rocket Ranger

    Dec 29, 2002
    there are a lot of new shows for abc thatz good and i like the new lineup!
  15. The Kate Vartan

    The Kate Vartan Rocket Ranger

    Dec 16, 2002
    I really hope that "10-8" is a success b/c if it's not, ABC is gonna pay...

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