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 ...
The return of comedy reality competition Last Comic Standing helped NBC to a nightly win in adults 18-49 on Tuesday, May 30. The fact that almost everything else on the air was a repeat also helped the peacock.
LCS returned with its two-hour fourth season premiere at 8 p.m., fetching a 3.9 rating in its first hour and rising to a 4.2 at 9 p.m. This season, former Yes, Dear jokester Anthony Clark takes over the hosting reins from SNL alumnus Jay Mohr, who hosted the first three incarnations.
At 8 p.m., CBS scored second and 2.5 with a rerun of NCIS, ABC was third with According to Jim at 1.8 and an original episode of Rodney at 1.9, and Fox landed fourth with the movie Shanghai Knights and a 1.7.
In the 9 p.m. hour, CBS took second with ...Read more
A breakthrough in television advertising debuted without fanfare last spring as a brand-name box of crackers appeared on the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear for about 20 seconds, seen but hardly noticed by millions of viewers.
Unbeknownst to them, the image of Kellogg's Club Crackers had been digitally painted onto the top of a coffee table after the scene was filmed, launching the latest advance in a growing marketing practice known in the industry as product placement but derided by critics as "stealth advertising."
The Yes, Dear episode in April 2005 marked the first commercial use of a patent-pending innovation dubbed Digital Brand Integration, or DBI, developed by New York-based Marathon Ventures, and grew out of an unprecedented marketing deal with CBS.
Since then, CBS has used the technology to plug brands such as StarKist Tuna and Chevrolet ...Read more
Steve Harris, who played attorney Eugene Young on The Practice, will star opposite Dougray Scott in NBC's one-hour pilot Heist.
The ensemble comedy-drama chronicles over the course of a season a group of thieves' attempt to rob simultaneously three jewelry stores on Beverly Hills' famed Rodeo Drive.
Scott plays the mastermind of the operation, with Harris set to play his partner. Also joining the cast are Michelle Hicks and Billy Gardell. Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) will direct the pilot and will serve as an executive producer.
Harris most recently costarred in the breakout hit Diary of a Mad Black Woman and the indie The Unseen, which is making the festival circuit rounds.
Hicks had a recurring role on FX's The Shield, while Gardell's series credits include CBS's Yes, Dear and FX's Lucky.Read more
Yes, Dear is a comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting. First-time parents, Greg and Kim Warner struggle on a daily basis to become perfect at the job. Kim (Jean Louisa Kelly) is a neurotic, stay-at-home mother, and although her husband, Greg (Anthony Clark), is a success in his career, his more difficult job is keeping his wife calm as they raise their year-old son, Sam. While Kim is determined to be the perfect mother and perfect wife and to raise the perfect son, her sister, Christine Hughes (Liza Snyder), a very down-to-earth mother of two [Dominic and Logan], continually reminds her that life will never be perfect. Christine's husband, Jimmy (Mike O'Malley), is unemployed and unconcerned and feels compelled to share with his brother-in-law his philosophy about being a husband and a parent while still remaining a man. (CBS press release) "(1, 2, 3) You got a wife and kid in love with you (Yes, dear) You traded golf and poker for the zoo (Yes, dear) And you live your life the best you can (Yes, dear) 'Till your family screws up the plan (Yes, dear) But family is family is family (Yes, dear) Family is family is family - yes, dear (Yes, dear - Yes, dear)" Theme song "Yes, Dear (Main Title Theme)" (seasons 1-3 on CBS; all seasons in syndication) written by Rick Marotta "Family Is Family" (season 4+ on CBS and TBS) written and performed by Bill Janovitz Yes, Dear is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions / Cherry Tree Entertainment / CBS Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television Broadcast History ----------------- Oct 2000-Aug 2001, Mon 8:30-9:00 Aug 2001, Mon 9:30-10:00 Sep 2001-Dec 2001, Mon 8:30-9:00 Dec 2001, Mon 9:30-10:00 Dec 2001-Mar 2002, Mon 8:30-9:00 Mar 2002, Mon 9:30-10:00 Apr 2002, Mon 8:00-8:30 Apr 2002-Jun 2003, Mon 8:30-9:00 Jun 2003-Dec 2003, Mon 8:00-8:30 Dec 2003, Mon 8:30-9:00 Jan 2004-Jun 2004, Mon 8:00-8:30 Jun 2004-Sep 2004, Mon 8:30-9:00 Feb 2005-Apr 2005, Wed 9:30-10:00 Apr 2005, Mon 8:00-8:30 May 2005-Jul 2005, Wed 9:30-10:00 Aug 2005-present, Wed 8:30-9:00 Special Presentations ----------------- Oct 2001, Fri 8:00-8:30 Dec 2001, Fri 8:00-8:30 Dec 2002, Sun 8:30-9:00 Jun 2003, Fri 8:30-9:00 Mar 2004, Wed 9:30-10:00 Apr 2004, Wed 9:30-10:00 Jun 2005, Mon 8:30-9:00 First telecast: October 2, 2000 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 131+ Media: 35mm film/24p Tapemoreless