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For those that care, the network upfronts are going on this week, and an easy way to track what's going on is available.

Items of personal note so far:
NBC: West Wing is renewed, but moving to Sunday at 8. I anticipate this to be the last season of the show. Wihle teppanyaki and few of my other friends will disagree, I see no use for The Office having been renewed. And I wonder if icaleb still has a job on Biggest Loser? No new shows sound that intriguing to me.
ABC: ABC is proving to be a strong contender on Sunday nights still. Not sure about moving Lost to 9 pm and ditching Alias. I mean, I understand wanting to take your hits and spread them out to anchor other nights, but that was a powerful block. There's no way I can see Geena Davis as POTUS, and I wonder what Rob Lurie was thinking...
WB: zzzzzzzzzz....  Oh, wait, Jennifer Esposito? Cool.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
Fox rumours: 24 renewed for two years. I like the show and all, but how many of these can they realisitically pump out?
CBS rumours: It's either be Joan of Arcadia or Judging Amy, but not both. Having not watched Amy, I vote Joan. I guess we'll know tomorrow for sure. And Amazing Race better bo on that schedule, dangit.
UPN rumours: Uhm... er... I got nothing. I'm guessing Veronica Mars will be renewed [EDIT: Thanks to pettitte96 for pointing out it was renewed a few weeks ago], and am very curious to see their schedule without WWE [EDIT: ...and that's still a rumour, which skykid reminded me of] and Star Trek.



May. 17th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oops. I was going based on what I remember hearing earlier this year, and now that I think about it, a lot was quickly retracted when the rumour of UPN pulling SD! came out.

While SD! did get a two year renewal last year, it's possible that UPN will do to SD! like SciFi did to Farscape and drop the last year. A contract is a contract is a contract (but only amongst Ferengi).

If that were to happen, I'm not sure where SD! would go. While NBC is corporate sibling to USA, where Raw will shortly be, I can't see them moving two hours of programming for this. Ditto ABC, CBS, and FOX.

WB? FX? Bump TNA off of Fox Sports? *shrug* I wouldn't see the show going away, but am not sure where it would go either. I guess by the end of the week, we'll at least know about it's immediate future on UPN...
May. 18th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
Maybe it's on USA Thursday. Maybe. I think it would do a lot better landing on the WB -- it would give WB that extra edge that they haven't had.

Now, that said, I'll say the same thing to the Iron Chef purists -- the US version is going to be what it's going to be. Granted, IC USA sucked balls... but the second season was much better. You either like the show or you don't. I'm fine with that.
May. 18th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)
That's a lot of eggs in the one basket of NBC Universal. If I were Vinnie, I'd be concerned that NBC Uni would pull a Turner / WCW / "not the direction we're heading" deal, which would screw the pooch something serious for WWE.

Speculation ... it's faaaaaaantastic!