Sunday, October 08, 2006

TV Traffic Pile Up and Re-Shuffle

Okay. I'm STILL sick but that means I finally have time to catch up with the pileup of shows that has been adding up. Yes, Okay. the jig is up. Even I haven't been able to keep up with all the shows on the fall TV shedule. Still, I try and I care, and if I can't keep up, how is everyone else?

So, the cuts are coming and coming fast. Smith is now officially cancelled. So long reprehensible but fascinating characters. Guess it's back to the movies for Virginia Madsen, Jonny Lee Miller, Simon Baker, Amy Smart, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Ray Liotta, or if not, maybe the a back story on Lost or a killer on 24 (although I guess Shohreh Aghdashloo has already done that one. BEH-ROO).

The Class is being pushed back to 8:30pm on Mondays on CTV and CBS so that CBS can move up How I Met Your Mother to 8pm (and thus CTV moves Corner Gas to 8pm).

The CW also moves its Sunday comedy lineup to Mondays, thus moving Everybody Hates Chris to Monday at 8pm now against How I Met Your Mother. (It remains on Sundays at 6:30pm on CITY in Canada)

CTV is doing a major reshuffle pushing this lackluster season of Dancing with the Stars (which at least has not caught on in Canada unlike its still popularity in the States) to Saturdays and moving The Nine to Tuesdays at 8pm (and 9pm this week doing double episode catchup).

CTV is also moving Lost up to 8pm on Wednesdays so that it can also fit in Criminal Minds at 9pm.

CTV is still witholding Degrassi: The Next Generation until a further date (since it was supposed to take over the Dancing with the Stars slot when it finished in November). CTV however is starting Degrassi TNG in syndication every weekday at 1pm.

CITY is FINALLY showing Entourage starting from Season 1 on Mondays at 10pm. At least it will be uncut though! So time to Hug it Out Bitch!

Also reminder that ABCFamily is showing Everwood in syndication every weekday at 6pm. VisionTV in Canada airs Everwood on Saturdays and Mondays at 8pm and Mondays as midnight.

W Network in Canada airs Veronica Mars in syndication on Fridays at 9pm.

Kidnapped is being pushed off to Saturdays on NBC. Happy Hour and Justice are on hiatus but Fox claims they will be back. Meanwhile, Smith is gone but Vanished is still on the air?

On my own catch up front, I accidentally taped Help Me Help You and watched it, and was shockingly suprised that I laughed out loud several times during the pilot and from the moments I saw of the second episode. I had sort of lost respect for Ted Danson after Becker but this show has brought my respect right back, that and knowing that he apparently is one of the most humble, hard working and nicest actors still left in Hollywood. Bonus points for employing Lindsay Sloane (Big Red in Bring It On, Grosse Pointe) and Majandra Delfino (Roswell) in re-occuring characters. Still, it's up against Veronica Mars so it sort of has no chance for me at this point, but I'll tape it for now while there is no House (due to Baseball playoffs).


Liz said...

Help Me Help You is actually one that I wanted to see, because I read one review that said it had more of an "Arrested Development" feel than most of the other new sitcoms this season. Alas, the time slot is not a fortunate one.

vance said...

Yeah, It was not as zany as Arrested Development and more like Sons & Daughters but still, far funnier and fresher than I expected a Ted Dansen show to be. No wonder Jane Kazmerek ended up signing on. But yeah. It's against Veronica Mars and shes fully got my heart (and TV viewing eyes).

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