The networks plan lots of new programs for January and beyond, including loads of reality fare. And there will be fresh scripted series that were wrapped before the strike began.
Sure, there'll be stuff to watch. But that's cold comfort for fans feeling the premature absence of new episodes of the shows they love best.
END IN SIGHT:
• The last new "Pushing Daisies" airs on ABC Wednesday.
• There's just one more new episode of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" (yet to be scheduled).
• ABC's "Desperate Housewives" has one new episode, likely airing in January.
A FEW TO GO:
• The "Crime Scene Investigation" trio, "NCIS," "Criminal Minds," "Without a Trace" and "Cold Case" are down to a couple of new episodes apiece on CBS.
• NBC's comedy "30 Rock" has a fresh episode Thursday, with one more after that, as yet without an airdate.
• Just three new episodes of ABC's "Ugly Betty" are left.
• ABC's comedy "Samantha Who?" has four more episodes in the can.
• Fox's "Family Guy" has scheduled a normal mix of new and repeat episodes at least through January. Even better, "The Simpsons" has a full season's worth of episodes in store.
STUCK IN REPEATS:
• NBC dramas "Heroes" and "Life" are kaput.
• NBC's "The Office" is closed for business, as is ABC's "Private Practice."
• "Big Bang Theory" has run dry, along with fellow CBS sitcoms "How I Met Your Mother," "Two And a Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement."
WHO KNOWS WHEN?:
• The planned January return of Fox's "24" has been postponed indefinitely. Since only some of the series' 24 episodes have been shot, Fox didn't want to risk beginning a new season that might be interrupted.
• Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" will have a two-night premiere Jan. 13-14. This new drama, a reinvention of the "Terminator" film franchise, arrives with 13 episodes completed.
• Fox has three new episodes of "House" slotted for early 2008, one of them following the Super Bowl broadcast.
• NBC's "Medium" will return Jan. 7 with nine episodes in the can.
• "The New Adventures of Old Christine" will be back Jan. 28 with at least eight episodes of this CBS sitcom, and the apocalyptic drama "Jericho" returns in February with seven episodes.
• "Cashmere Mafia," ABC's new comedy-drama starring Lucy Liu, will arrive with seven episodes completed.
• NBC's "Lipstick Jungle," with Brooke Shields, premieres Feb. 7.
Sometimes filming a movie must be a hard thing for actors to do....especially if you are Vince Vaughn kissing Reese Witherspoon!! They are filming a movie together called, Four Christmases, where in the movie, Reese and Vince are both children of divorce and they struggle to equally spread yuletide cheer to all four of their parents.
It looks pretty steamy...but most Christmas movies are!
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Zac Efron looks hot in pink....doesn't he?? Come on you know you wanna say yes....go ahead...say it....
This is just an update from Hayden Panettiere herself...I just recieved this from her myspace blog.
Below is a letter Hayden received from the Japanese Government Fisheries Agency. Below their letter is Hayden's response.
While respecting Ms. Panettierre's personal feelings towards dolphins and her commitment to travel to Taiji to make her protest, I hope that your viewers will be reassured by the fact that Japan is carefully managing marine living resources for the future. The government's fisheries policies are based on scientific information and take into account the opinions of the public.
Fisheries Attache, Embassy of Japan
Dear Mr. Fukuda,
Rest assured our viewers and the public at large is appalled by Japanese whaling and fisheries practices. Even within your own country, recent polls show that over 77% of the Japanese public is against whaling while only 11% support it.
To say that Japan is carefully managing marine living resources for the future is a joke. Recent scientific studies have shown that over 90% of the world's large fish have been depleted by over-fishing and Japan's own factory-fishing fleets are largely responsible for this, decimating one species after another. Just recently, Japan was found to be in violation of its quota on endangered blue fin tuna. I cannot find one example where Japan has carefully managed any marine species.
In regards to dolphins and whales, Japan's blatant disregard for these species is unfathomable. Japan is cruelly and needlessly butchering over 20,000 dolphins and other small cetaceans every year. There is no humane way to kill a dolphin or whale and scientific research shows that dolphin and whale meat is unhealthy for human consumption. Your own Government studies show dolphin and whale meat can contain up to 10-16 times the healthful level of mercury and that elevated levels of mercury have been proven to cause birth defects, neural damage, and death. As a result, several Japanese supermarket chains have pulled dolphin and whale meat from their shelves due to the health risks. Despite this however, your fisheries agency continues to advocate for the needless killing of dolphins and whales.
In addition, your whaling fleet is now planning to kill over 1,000 whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary including endangered fin and humpback whales. There is nothing scientific about this slaughter. All the data being collected can be and is being collected through non-lethal means by bona-fide scientists, not bogus scientists like yours.
Recently, a representative for Japan's fisheries agency said:
"Whales are just as important, and no more special, than any other fish," says Japan Fisheries Agency spokesperson Hideki Moronuki, maintaining Japan's long-held position that marine mammals should get no special treatment for being warm-blooded.
Your scientists can't even tell the difference between a marine mammal and a fish. Do you realize how ignorant Japan looks to the rest of the world? Please be advised that we are telling all consumers to not purchase any Japanese made products until Japan stops killing dolphins and whales and we will be vigilant in this regard. We are determined to end Japan's brutally cruel and needless slaughter of dolphins and whales and I will do everything within my power to ensure this.
Save the Whales Again! Campaign
These pictures make Rachael Ray look like she is sooooo happy. The first one makes me wonder if she really even wanted that kiss. Anyways, I love Christmas pictures so here you go.
People.com talked to Lauren Conrad about Monday's Season Finale of The Hills.“I gotta be honest, I haven’t seen the final episode yet,” Conrad told PEOPLE at the magazine’s 50th Grammy Awards Kick-Off Party on Thursday. “I know that something happens in our lives, but I don’t know what they’re showing. … Something very exciting happens in my life. I can’t tell you what, obviously, because it has to air, but it was a life-changing something.”
Conrad reportedly is offered a second chance at living in Paris—something she turned down at the end of season one to be with Jason Wahler. Conrad isn’t confirming that, but does say she had a choice to make, and is happy with her decision.
Does it have anything to do with Brody Jenner? “I mean, a little bit, but mostly do to with me,” she says. “I have to make a very big decision—which I made, which I’m very happy with now.”
As the third season wraps, Conrad added that it’s been interesting seeing the viewership change—and even skew a bit older.
“When I did Laguna [Beach], it was all younger, younger kids,” she says, “but most of the people that I talk to (now) are like mid-30s.”
Thanks Lauren...for making me sound horrible...mid-30's....at least I'm in my early 30's!!!
With the release of Sweeney Todd soon we get to see Johnny Depp everywhere. Here included. Like OMG he is so hot here. Confessing would probably think so too, she loves Johnny!!!