The long-running drama, which debuted in 1996 on WB Network and now airs on the CW, will have its series finale May 13 in its regular 8 p.m. slot. The hour-long episode, titled "And Away We Go," will actually mark the second time the show was scheduled to have a series finale.
Heaven's 10th-season finale aired on WB in May amid much fanfare about it being the series closer, delivering its highest marks in more than two years with an episode that appeared to wrap up many loose ends in the show about a minister (Stephen Collins) and his sprawling family.
But the CW, which launched in September after the merger of WB and UPN, gave Heaven a last-minute renewal in May, announcing that the show would return in fall 2006 in its signature Monday 8 p.m. slot as part of the CW's inaugural lineup. In ...Read more
7th Heaven is entering the final stretch of its 10-year run on the WB, with two episodes left before its May 8 series finale. Or maybe not?
For the past month, there has been on-and-off speculation that the acclaimed family drama might continue on the new CW network, which will replace both the WB and UPN this fall.
About a month ago, members of Heaven's core cast, including Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Beverley Mitchell, and George Stults, were approached about the possibility of returning for another year on the show, sources said. Although no formal offers were made and there haven't been recent inquiries to the cast or their representatives, sources indicate CW executives are keeping the option to bring back Heaven on the table, and no final decision will be made until the future ...Read more
The CW announced its full fall schedule today at the upfront presentation in New York, and it looks a lot like The WB and UPN schedules. One of the surprises the network had in store--previously canceled sitcom Reba has been given a new lease on life.
The network ordered 13 new episodes of the down-home sitcom featuring the sensible mothering techniques of country singer Reba McEntire. Earlier this season, CW execs had indicated the show would not be renewed for another go around.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the move to save the show may have been due to contractual obligations. The penalty for early cancellation of the show is said to be $20 million, since The CW would have to compensate series producer 20th Century Fox for lost revenue.
Last week, the network also revived another show ...Read more
The Camdens will bid farewell to viewers in May when the WB Network's top-rated family drama 7th Heaven ends its run after 10 seasons in what sources said was largely a cost-cutting move.
The Bluth clan of Fox's ratings-challenged Arrested Development is also headed for the exit after Fox cut the third-season order on the Emmy-winning comedy to 13 episodes.
Also getting the ax at Fox is Arrested's companion on Monday, the freshman comedy Kitchen Confidential, whose order will not be extended beyond the initial 13 episodes.
7th Heaven, whose debut on August 26, 1996, marked the first-ever Monday broadcast of the then-fledging WB Network, will bow out as the longest-running family drama on television.
After 10 seasons, the show is still a top draw for WB, averaging 5.1 million viewers this season to date. Creatively, the show ...Read more
Stephen Collins, who plays the dad in television's 7th Heaven, is making a rare foray into the feature world.
Collins has joined the cast of Blood Diamond, the Leonardo DiCaprio drama currently shooting in South Africa.
The Warner Bros. project centers on a poor African farmer, played by Djimon Hounsou, who gets caught up in a conflict between a American diamond smuggler (DiCaprio) and the syndicate that controls the local diamond mining industry. Collins plays an ambassador. Ed Zwick directs.
Collins has starred on 7th Heaven since the show debuted in 1996. The series was just renewed for the inaugural season of the CW network, the successor to the UPN and WB networks. His last feature was 1999's Drive Me Crazy with Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier.
The CW has announced the premiere dates for its first fall season. The network is being formed by the merging of UPN and The WB and will include many shows from those networks, as well as new fare such as Veronica Mars.
Dawn Ostroff, president of the new network, told the TV Critics Press tour that there will be last minute tweaks as the fall season approaches. Vacant slots such as Monday, September 18; Tuesday, September 19; and Thursday, September 21 might be filled with the previous season finales of returning series' or a special the network is creating highlighting it's slate of shows.
"We just want a few days to iron out all the kinks and make sure everything is up and running," Ostroff said.
The CW fall season blasts off Wednesday, September 22 with a two-hour America ...Read more
The CW, television's new broadcast network, is set to launch this fall in more than 93 percent of the United States--the most ever for a prime-time startup. But the big question is: Will anybody be watching?
Formed by the merger of the soon-to-be-defunct WB and UPN networks, the September 20 launch of the CW will leave former UPN viewers in 60 percent of the country looking for their favorite shows on channels that previously carried the WB.
Conversely, about 28 percent of past WB viewers will have to switch to stations that were once UPN affiliates. In still other cases, audiences will have to tune into a station that was neither a UPN nor a WB affiliate before.
The risk is that loyal UPN and WB viewers will become confused and give up on such shows as 7th Heaven, Everybody Hates Chris, Gilmore Girls, and America's Next Top ...Read more
Protestant minister Eric Camden (Stephen Collins) and his wife Annie (Catherine Hicks) live in a small community Glen Oak, in California. There, they raise their seven kids, Matt (Barry Watson), Mary (Jessica Biel), Lucy (Beverly Mitchell), Simon (David Gallagher), Ruthie (Mackenzie Roseman) and the twins Sam and David (Lorenzo and Nikolas Brino). Along the way they encounter a numerous amount of friends who they help and get help from. As the children grow so do the amount and seriousness of the issues, but through every high and low is their faith, and especially each other.moreless