New Shows Fall 2005

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Surface

Mondays at 8pm

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Considered to be one of the many probable Lost clones, NBC's Surface is the network's big budget action-adventure gamble. It was originally titled "Fathom", but changed after an unkown entity (much like the show's monster) threatened to sue. A likely guess is that it was the guys who make the comic Fathom, but no one knows for sure. In any case, the trailers look promising with Firefly-eque high quality visuals and flair.

High budget sci-fi has always been a gamble on the big networks, but the success of Lost has everyone outside of ABC trying to play "me-too". With a serial story that promises to be more character-driven than event driven though Surface is likely to be a winner.

My Name is Earl

Tuesdays at 9pm

Jason Lee, TV.com’s favorite should be superstar, gets his shot on Tuesdays with My Name is Earl. The premise is simple: what would a down on his luck jerk do with a bunch of loot if he won the lottery. Earl trys to make ammends with all those he’s wronged by helping them out with his new found cash.

We’re curious to see if “Earl” can keep it up for more then a couple weeks with such simple gimmick. Especially against Dancing with the Stars, the summer surprise hit, which aims to have a special at the same time as the opener. A similar fate met Lee’s friend and Director Kevin Smith when his Clerks: the Animated Series debuted against a little show called Survivor. If anyone can make it though, Jason Lee can.

The Apprentice: Martha Stewart

Wednesdays at 8pm

What a strange little run Martha has had in the past couple years. First she ends up convicted of insider trading, goes to jail, loses control of a company which surprisingly didn’t collapse and then ends up back on TV. Despite the fact that reality TV seems to be on the downswing and ratings for the second season of Trump’s apprentice were’t up to par, this is the one show everyone seems to be talking about.

Even with all the hype we have to wonder how exciting Martha’s merry band of wanna-bes will be when most of the airtime will most likely be in the kitchen. Compared to Trump, one can only imagine her fairwells to parting contestests will involve more hugging then screaming.

The E-Ring

Wednesdays at 9pm

What a strange little run Martha has had in the past couple years. First she ends up convicted of insider trading, goes to jail, loses control of a company which surprisingly didn’t collapse and then ends up back on TV. Despite the fact that reality TV seems to be on the downswing and ratings for the second season of Trump’s apprentice were’t up to par, this is the one show everyone seems to be talking about.

Even with all the hype we have to wonder how exciting Martha’s merry band of wanna-bes will be when most of the airtime will most likely be in the kitchen. Compared to Trump, one can only imagine her fairwells to parting contestests will involve more hugging then screaming.

Three Wishes

Fridays at 9pm

What a strange little run Martha has had in the past couple years. First she ends up convicted of insider trading, goes to jail, loses control of a company which surprisingly didn’t collapse and then ends up back on TV. Despite the fact that reality TV seems to be on the downswing and ratings for the second season of Trump’s apprentice were’t up to par, this is the one show everyone seems to be talking about.

Even with all the hype we have to wonder how exciting Martha’s merry band of wanna-bes will be when most of the airtime will most likely be in the kitchen. Compared to Trump, one can only imagine her fairwells to parting contestests will involve more hugging then screaming.

Inconceivable

Fridays at 10pm

What a strange little run Martha has had in the past couple years. First she ends up convicted of insider trading, goes to jail, loses control of a company which surprisingly didn’t collapse and then ends up back on TV. Despite the fact that reality TV seems to be on the downswing and ratings for the second season of Trump’s apprentice were’t up to par, this is the one show everyone seems to be talking about.

Even with all the hype we have to wonder how exciting Martha’s merry band of wanna-bes will be when most of the airtime will most likely be in the kitchen. Compared to Trump, one can only imagine her fairwells to parting contestests will involve more hugging then screaming.

The as-yet-unexplained ailment is the most serious in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued Bice since the start of the tour. He broke his foot onstage during a July 31 performance after trading in his cowboy boots for a pair of sneakers, and he suffered from a bout of food poisoning on August 13. On August 17, Bice's half brother, John Cohran, and his pregnant wife Colette were briefly hospitalized after a car accident occurred when Cohran swerved to avoid hitting an animal on the way home from the Idol tour's Los Angeles show.

Bice has apparently endured mysterious stomach ailments for much of the summer, but no official diagnosis has been announced. His grandmother did mention that the singer has suffered from ulcers for "most of his life."

The remaining Idols are showing their support for Bice as they continue their tour without him. At Saturday's San Jose show, Bice's performance of "Vehicle" was projected on a large screen, a group rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama" was sung in his honor, and Constantine Maroulis donned a Bo Bice T-shirt for the evening's encore.

The as-yet-unexplained ailment is the most serious in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued Bice since the start of the tour. He broke his foot onstage during a July 31 performance after trading in his cowboy boots for a pair of sneakers, and he suffered from a bout of food poisoning on August 13. On August 17, Bice's half brother, John Cohran, and his pregnant wife Colette were briefly hospitalized after a car accident occurred when Cohran swerved to avoid hitting an animal on the way home from the Idol tour's Los Angeles show.

Bice has apparently endured mysterious stomach ailments for much of the summer, but no official diagnosis has been announced. His grandmother did mention that the singer has suffered from ulcers for "most of his life."

The remaining Idols are showing their support for Bice as they continue their tour without him. At Saturday's San Jose show, Bice's performance of "Vehicle" was projected on a large screen, a group rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama" was sung in his honor, and Constantine Maroulis donned a Bo Bice T-shirt for the evening's encore.

The as-yet-unexplained ailment is the most serious in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued Bice since the start of the tour. He broke his foot onstage during a July 31 performance after trading in his cowboy boots for a pair of sneakers, and he suffered from a bout of food poisoning on August 13. On August 17, Bice's half brother, John Cohran, and his pregnant wife Colette were briefly hospitalized after a car accident occurred when Cohran swerved to avoid hitting an animal on the way home from the Idol tour's Los Angeles show.

Bice has apparently endured mysterious stomach ailments for much of the summer, but no official diagnosis has been announced. His grandmother did mention that the singer has suffered from ulcers for "most of his life."

The remaining Idols are showing their support for Bice as they continue their tour without him. At Saturday's San Jose show, Bice's performance of "Vehicle" was projected on a large screen, a group rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama" was sung in his honor, and Constantine Maroulis donned a Bo Bice T-shirt for the evening's encore.

The as-yet-unexplained ailment is the most serious in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued Bice since the start of the tour. He broke his foot onstage during a July 31 performance after trading in his cowboy boots for a pair of sneakers, and he suffered from a bout of food poisoning on August 13. On August 17, Bice's half brother, John Cohran, and his pregnant wife Colette were briefly hospitalized after a car accident occurred when Cohran swerved to avoid hitting an animal on the way home from the Idol tour's Los Angeles show.

Bice has apparently endured mysterious stomach ailments for much of the summer, but no official diagnosis has been announced. His grandmother did mention that the singer has suffered from ulcers for "most of his life."

The remaining Idols are showing their support for Bice as they continue their tour without him. At Saturday's San Jose show, Bice's performance of "Vehicle" was projected on a large screen, a group rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama" was sung in his honor, and Constantine Maroulis donned a Bo Bice T-shirt for the evening's encore.

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