NBC is doubling down on game shows, bringing a local version of European hit 1 vs. 100 to prime time next month.
Hosted by Bob Saget, 1 vs. 100 pits a contestant against 100 other people in a test of trivia skills for a $1 million prize.
It begins its five-week run October 13 at 9 p.m., with an episode of NBC's reigning game show, Deal or No Deal, serving as its lead-in. In the remaining four weeks it will then take over the Friday 8 p.m. slot that had been targeted for Crossing Jordan. The crime drama will get a new time slot to be determined later in the season.
Fall schedule announced! The NBC upfront took place Monday, May 15; this section will be updated as announcements are made.
The Apprentice (to return midseason)
Crossing Jordan (to return midseason)
Scrubs (to return midseason)
20 Good Years
This new comedy from the cocreator of The Cosby Show follows the adventures of two friends who finally realize that life doesn't last forever. John Lowry and Stanley Friedman are an odd pair to be buddies. They're polar opposites in every way and have a hard time seeing eye to eye. The one thing they can agree on is that they only have ...
After five years in the Boston morgue, the creator and executive producer of NBC's Beantown-based drama Crossing Jordan is developing projects for NBC and CBS.
Tim Kring has written a reality-bending, large ensemble drama for NBC about a group of seemingly everyday people who discover that they have superpowers.
Dubbed Heroes, the project revolves around the practical considerations that people face at work and at home when they suddenly realize they can fly, or have extraordinary strength, or can leap tall buildings in a single bound, and so on. Kring describes it as "a big giant saga" with a graphic-novel tone. The idea of putting "hyper-real characters" in surreal settings came to him not long after he saw the features The Incredibles and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind back to back, Kring said.
The untitled CBS project is a collaboration ...Read more
Show Me the Money
Tuesday, January 2, 8:00 p.m.
William Shatner's trivia-meets-dancing game show has been given an additional six-episode order, and will move to a new timeslot on January 2. Don't miss a minute!
According to Jim
Wednesday, January 3, 8:30 p.m.
Jim Belushi's family sitcom kicks off its sixth season with an episode titled "The Flannel Sexual." We know we won't miss this one!
The Knights of Prosperity
Wednesday, January 3, 9:00 p.m.
Watch as Donal Logue and his band of merry thieves hatch a plan to end their blue-collar lifestyles by robbing Mick Jagger's ritzy apartment.
In Case of Emergency
Wednesday, January 3, 9:30 p.m.
What would you do if you realized you had no one to help you in ...
ABC is home to some of the best shows on television, and the finales for these great series will surely not disappoint. Look for excitement from Desperate Housewives, Lost, and Grey's Anatomy--and be sure to bid a final farewell to Sydney Bristow on the series finale of Alias.
9:00 p.m.: Supernanny
ABC's Grey's Anatomy will stay put on Super Bowl Sunday.
The growing second-season hit, part of the network's formidable Sunday lineup, will air a special episode February 5, after ABC's broadcast of Super Bowl XL.
For the second consecutive time, ABC picks a Sunday sophomore drama with a female lead to run in the coveted post-Super Bowl slot. In 2003, the network's Alias landed the spot but stumbled in the ratings after a late start in the East.
Grey's Super Bowl assignment comes after the medical drama passed a key physical on Sunday, posting a big viewership spike at 10 p.m. coming out of a repeat of Desperate Housewives. Grey's finished out as the most-watched program of the night with an average of 17 ...Read more
More than 25 million people kept their regular date with Desperate Housewives on Sunday.
The ABC drama towered over the night once again, drawing an average of 25.5 million viewers and an 11.2 rating/25 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. Even with Fox's live coverage of the decisive American League Championship Series game that advanced the Chicago White Sox to the fall classic, ABC topped the 18-49 demo ratings of CBS, NBC, and Fox combined in the 9 p.m. hour.
ABC was strong at either end of the night as well with a two-part Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that perked up in the 8 p.m. hour to an average of 15.6 million viewers and 6.5/16 in ...Read more