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TV Seasons

2005

2005/06 – American Idol was #1 on FOX Tuesday, third year running.

Note: Any BOLD shows were cancelled in 2005 season; Everwood was cancelled in the fourth season.

Anniversary:

Access Hollywood celebrated ten years in syndication.

7th Heaven celebrated ten years on WB.

Dateline NBC celebrated fifteen years on NBC.

Entertainment Tonight celebrated twenty–five years in syndication.

Late Night celebrated twenty–five years on NBC.

Announcement:

After eleven long years, WB and UPN finally call it quits. Then again, they didn’t quit at all. They just joined up together as one new network, The CW. They felt like it was best for both parties involved. The CW’s schedule contained the most popular shows from both networks and two original CW programs – The Game and Runaway.

FOX will have a new mini network, My Network TV, starting on Tuesday, September 5, 2006. This network is going the telenovelas way – soaps that run for 65 episodes each till the next one comes along. The telenovelas are very popular among the Spanish viewers on Telemundo and Univision. The first telenovelas are Desire and Fashion House; they will have weekly recaps on Saturday nights.

Biggest New Hit: Deal Or No Deal was #13 on NBC Mondays. Well, NBC has another hit game show on their hands. Then again, what’s up with the three episodes a week? It seems like that NBC is pulling a Millionaire. We know all about Millionaire and ABC fiasco. The Millionaire started out great; ABC ran it to the ground with five episodes each week. Hello, NBC! Wake up before it’s too late.

British Ties:

The Office was based on BBC’s The Office, starring Ricky Gervis. Stephan Merchant and Ricky created the series.

Death: John Spencer died from a heart attack on December 16, 2005, four days before his fifty-nine birthday. His death was written in The West Wing as Leo McGarry suffered the same fate. Both of them are alcoholics and divorcee. John was actually the first actor cast in The West Wing.

Movies 2 TV: Blade: The Series was based on the 1998 Wesley Snipes movie.

Name Change:

WWE Smackdown to WWE Friday Night SmackDown because the move to Friday Nights.

The Return:

David Boreanaz returned in Bones after a year absence. He was previous on Angel, the very popular Buffy spin off. Bones became another big hit for him.

Jennifer Finnigan returned in Close To Home. She was previous on the NBC failed comedy, Committed, last year. She was well known for her three-time Emmy winning soap role, Bridget Forrester, on The Bold & The Beautiful in the early 2000’s.

John Carroll Lynch returned in Close To Home. He was on the failed 2003 CBS series, The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H. John was best known for the cross dressing brother (That’s me!) on The Drew Carey Show.

Thomas Gibson returned in Criminal Minds after a three-year absence. His last hit was ABC’s Dharma & Greg.

Shemar Moore returned in Criminal Minds. He was in the failed WB series, Birds Of Prey, in 2002. He hosted the popular Soul Train for four years. He was best known for his role, Malcolm Winters, on the daytime soap, The Young & The Restless.

Jennifer Love Hewitt returned to TV in Ghost Whisperer. She was best known for her role, Sarah Reeves, on Party Of Five, and the failed spin off, Time Of Your Life.

Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, and Bob Saget returned in How I Met Your Mother on CBS. Alyson was famous for Willow, the Wiccan lesbian, on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Neil was famous for Doogie Howser M.D. Bob was famous for Full House & the first host of America’s Funniest Home Videos.

So Long, The WB & UPN

UPN’s last ever show was WWE Friday Night Smackdown on September 15, 2006. Sadly, UPN wasn’t shown in some markets for two weeks till closing time. MyNetworkTV took over the former UPN stations with the soaps, Desire and Fashion House, starting on September 5.

In WB’s case, WB hosted A Night of Favorites and Farewells, a five–hour block of pilot episodes of their past signature series – Felicity, Angel, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Dawson’s Creek. It marked the return of Buffy to WB; Buffy jumped ship to UPN in 2001. WB closed shop on September 17, 2006, Sunday

Spain Ties: The One: Making A Music Star was based on Operación Triunfo. The worldwide brand is well known as Star Academy.

Tidbits:

Chris Rock based Everyone Hates Chris on his experiences as a child. Chris also narrated the program.

Shannon Doherty was originally star in Love, Inc., but she was dropped from the role; Busy Philipps took her place.

Shaun Cassidy is the creator of Invasion.

So You Think You Could Dance has a new host, Cat Deeley. The original host, Lauren Sanchez has a bun in the over.

My Name Is Earl was first pitched to Fox, but it was turned down. NBC ordered the series eighteen months later.

Sex, Love & Secrets’ original name was Sex, Lies & Secrets.

Jennifer Lopez was one of the executive producers on South Beach.

MTV showed two editions of The Real World in Austin and Key West this season.

 

2005/06 Fall Season

Season One (2005/06)

Bones – 2005–present, FOX, drama, David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel

Close to Home – 2005–present, CBS, police drama, Jennifer Finnigan, John Carroll Lynch

Crimetime Saturday reruns – 2005–present, various CBS shows

Criminal Minds – 2005–present, CBS, police drama, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore

Everybody Hates Chris – 2005/06, UPN; 2006–present, CW, comedy, Tyler James Williams

Ghost Whisperer – 2005–present, CBS, supernatural, Jennifer Love Hewitt

How I Met Your Mother – 2005–present, CBS, comedy, Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Bob Saget

My Name Is Earl – 2005–present, NBC, comedy, Jason Lee, Ethan Surpee

Prison Break – 2005–present, FOX, action/drama, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell

Supernatural - 2005/06, UPN; 2006–present, CW, supernatural, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

The War at Home 2005–present, FOX, comedy, Michael Rapaport, Anita Barone, Kyle Sullivan

 

Cancelled TV Series

The Apprentice: Martha Stewart – NBC, reality, Martha Stewart

Commander in Chief – ABC, political drama, Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland

E-Ring – NBC, military drama, Benjamin Bratt, Dennis Hopper & Kerr Smith

Freddie – ABC, comedy, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brian Austin Green

Head Cases – FOX, comedy/drama, 2 episodes, the first cancellation, Chris O’Donnell, Adam Goldberg, Krista Allen

In Justice – ABC, police drama, Jason O'Mara, Kyle MacLachlan

Inconceivable – NBC, medical drama, 2 episodes, Ming-Na, Angie Harmon

Invasion – ABC, sci-fi/drama, William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian

Just Legal – WB, legal drama, 3 episodes, Don Johnson, Jay Baruchel

Kitchen Confidential – FOX, comedy, Bradley Cooper, Nicholas Brendon

Killer Instinct – FOX, police drama, Johnny Messner

Love, Inc. – UPN, comedy, Holly Robinson Peete, Busy Philipps

Out of Practice – CBS, comedy, Henry Winkler, Stockard Channing

Reba Beginnings reruns – WB, comedy, Reba McEntire

Related – WB, comedy/drama, Jennifer Esposito & Kiele Sanchez

Reunion – FOX, drama, Will Estes, Sean Feris

Sex, Love & Secrets – UPN, drama, 4 episodes, Denise Richards, Eric Balfour

Surface – NBC, sci-fi, Lake Bell

Three Wishes – NBC, reality, Amy Grant

Threshold – CBS, sci-fi/drama, Carla Gugino, Charles S. Dutton

Twins – WB, comedy, Sara Gilbert, Molly Stanton, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Griffith

 

11 out of 32 new series SURVIVED for 2006/07

ABC – 0/4,

CBS – 5/7, Close To Home, Crimetime Saturday, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, How I Met Your Mother

FOX – 3/7, Bones, Prison Break, The War At Home

NBC – 1/6, My Name Is Earl

WB – 1/5, Supernatural

UPN – 1/3, Everyone Hates Chris

 

Mid season shows

America’s Got Talent – June 2006–present, NBC, talent, Regis Philbin

American Inventor – March 2006–present, ABC, reality, Matt Gallant

Deal Or No Deal - December 2005–present, NBC, game, Howie Mandel

The Loop – March 2006–present, FOX, comedy, Brett Harrison, Sarah Mason

The New Adventures of Old Christine – March 2006–present, CBS, comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Skating With The Celebrities – FOX, reality, Scott Hamilton

The Unit – March 2006–present, CBS, action/drama, Dennis Haysbert, Scott Foley, Robert Patrick

What About Brian – April 2006–present, ABC, drama, Barry Watson, Rosanna Arquette

 

Cancelled Mid Season Shows

Courting Alex – CBS, comedy, 8 episodes, Jenna Elfman, Dabney Coleman

Crumbs – ABC, comedy, 5 episodes, Fred Savage, Jane Curtin

Emily's Reasons Why Not – January 9, 2006, ABC, comedy, 1 episode, Heather Graham

Gameshow Marathon – CBS, game, 7 episodes, Ricki Lake

Hot Properties – ABC, comedy, 13 episodes, Nicole Sullivan

The One: Making A Music Star – ABC, talent, 4 episodes, George Stroumboulopoulos

South Beach – UPN, drama, 8 episodes, Vanessa L. Williams

Treasure Hunters – NBC, reality, Laird Macintosh

Tuesday Night Book Club – CBS, reality, 2 episodes

Windfall – NBC, drama, 13 episodes, Luke Perry, D.J. Cotrona

 

Cable

Angela's Eyes – Lifetime, crime drama, Abigail Spencer

Beautiful People – ABC Family, drama, Daphne Zuniga

Blade: The Series – Spike, sci fi, Jill Wagner

Brotherhood – July 2006–present, Showtime, drama, Jason Clarke

Driving Force – A&E, reality, John Force

Dog Bites Man – June 2006–present, Comedy Central, comedy, Matt Walsh

The Dudesons – Spike, reality, Jukku Hilden

Falcon Beach – June 2006–present, ABC Family, soap, Steve Byers

Flavor Of Love – January 2006–present, VH1, reality, Flavor Flav

Gene Simmons Family Jewels – A&E, reality, Gene Simmons

Hannah Montana – March 2006–present, Disney, comedy, Miley Cyrus

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – August 2005–present, FX, comedy, Charlie Day

The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency – Oxygen, reality, Janice Dickinson

Kyle XY – June 2006–present, ABC Family, sci fi, Matt Dallas

Lovespring International – June 2006–present, Lifetime, comedy, Jack Plotnick

Lucky Louie – HBO, comedy, Louie C.K.

Making The Band 3 – October–December 2005, MTV, rock documentary

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King – TNT, horror/drama, 8 episodes

Noah's Arc – 2005–present, Logo, comedy/drama, Darryl Stephens

Psych – July 2006–present, USA, comedy/drama, James Roday

Raising The Roofs – Spike, reality, 6 episodes, Michael Roof, Jr.

Saved – TNT, drama, Thomas Everett Scott

The Surreal Life – March–May 2006, VH1, reality

Weeds – 2005–present, Showtime, comedy, Mary–Louise Parker

Whistler – June 2006–present, The N, drama, Nicolas Lea

 

Reality TV

The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition – September–December 2005, CBS, reality/adventure

The Amazing Race 9 – February–May 2006, CBS, reality/adventure

America’s Next Top Model – September–December 2005, UPN, reality

America’s Next Top Model – March–May 2006, UPN, reality

The Apprentice – September–December 2005, NBC, reality

The Apprentice – February–May 2006, NBC, reality

The Bachelor: Paris – January–February 2006, ABC, romance reality

Big Brother 7: All Stars – July–September 2006, CBS, reality/competition

The Biggest Loser – September–November 2005, NBC, reality

The Biggest Loser: The Special Edition – January–March 2006, NBC, reality

The Contender – July–September 2006, ESPN, reality

Growing Up Gotti – August 2005–December 2005, A&E, reality

Last Comic Standing 4 – May–August 2006, NBC, talent, Anthony Clark

The Real World: Austin/Key West – 1992–present, MTV, reality

Rock Star: Supernova – July–September 2006, CBS, talent

The Simple Life 4: Til Death Do Us Apart – June–July 2006, E!, reality

Survivor: Guatemala – The Mayan Empire – September–December 2005, CBS, adventure/competition

Survivor: Panama – Exile Island – February–May 2006, CBS, adventure/competition

 

Two Seasons (2004/05)

American Dad! – May 2005–present, FOX, cartoon

Battlestar Galactica – 2004–present, Sci Fi, sci fi

Blue Collar TV – 2004–2006, WB, comedy

Boston Legal – 2004–present, ABC, legal drama

CSI: NY – 2004–present, CBS, police drama

The Closer – June 2005–present, TNT, crime drama

Cuts – 2004–2006, UPN, comedy

Dancing With the Stars – June 2005–present, ABC, dancing, LIVE

Desperate Housewives – 2004–present, ABC, soap

Family Guy – May 2005–present, FOX, cartoon

The Girls Next Door – August 2004–present, E!, reality

Grey's Anatomy – March 2005–present, ABC, medical drama

Hell’s Kitchen – May 2005–present, FOX, reality

Hogan Knows Best – July 2005–present, VH1, reality

House – 2004–present, FOX, medical drama

Jake in Progress – March 2005–2006, ABC, comedy

Joey – 2004–2006, NBC, comedy

Kathy Griffin: My Life On D–List – August 2005–present, Bravo, reality

Living with Fran – April 2005–2006, WB, comedy

Lost – 2004–present, ABC, adventure

Medium – January 2005–present, NBC, drama

Nanny 911 – November 2004–present, FOX, reality

Numbers – January 2005–present, CBS, police drama

The Office – March 2005–present, NBC, comedy

One Tree Hill – 2004–2006, WB; 2006–present, CW, soap

So You Think You Could Dance – July 2005–present, FOX, dancing

Stacked – April 2005–2006, FOX, comedy

Stargate: Atlantis – 2004–present, Sci Fi, sci fi

Supernanny – January 2005–present, ABC, reality

30 Days – June 2005–2006 FX, reality

Veronica Mars – 2004–2006, UPN; 2006–present, CW, mystery

Wife Swap – 2004–present, ABC, reality

Wildfire – June 2005–present, ABC Family, drama

Wild 'N Out – July 2005–present, MTV, reality

Zoey 101 – January 2005–present, Nickelodeon, comedy

 

Three Seasons (2003/04)

All of Us – 2003–2006, UPN, 2007–present, CW, comedy

Arrested Development – 2003–2006, FOX, comedy

Blow Out – June 2004–present, Bravo, reality

Bridezillas – June 2004–present, WE, reality

Cold Case – 2003–present, CBS, police drama

Deadwood – March 2004–2006, HBO, western

Dr. 90210 – June 2004–present, E!, reality, Dr. Robert Rey

Entourage – July 2004–present, HBO, comedy

Eve – 2003–2006, UPN, comedy

Extreme Dodgeball – June 2004–2005, GSN, game

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – February 2004–present, ABC, reality

The 4400 – July 2004–present, USA, sci fi

Hope & Faith – 2003–2006, ABC, comedy

Las Vegas – 2003–present, NBC, drama

Missing – 2003–2006, Lifetime, crime drama

NCIS – 2003–present, CBS, drama

Nip/Tuck – 2003–present, FX, drama

Queer Eye For The Straight Guy – July 2003–present, Bravo, reality

Reno 911! – July 2004–present, Comedy Central, comedy

Rescue Me – July 2004–present, FX, drama

Trading Spouses – July 2004–present, FOX, reality

Tru Calling – 2003–2005, FOX, sci-fi/drama

Two and a Half Men – 2003–present, CBS, comedy

 

Four Seasons (2002/03)

The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius – 2002–2006, Nick, cartoon

CSI: Miami – 2002–present, CBS, police drama

Everwood – 2002–2006, WB, drama

Extreme Makeover – April 2003–present, ABC, reality

George Lopez – March 2002–present, ABC, comedy

Half & Half – 2002–2006, UPN, comedy

Jimmy Kimmel Live – January 2003–present, ABC, talk

Less Than Perfect – 2002–2006, ABC, comedy

Monk – July 2002–present, USA Network, detective drama

Monster Garage – 2002–2006, Discovery, reality

Nashville Star – March 2003–present, USA Network, talent

Penn & Teller: Bullshit! – January 2003–present, Showtime, comedy

Real Time With Bill Maher – February 2003–present, HBO, talk, LIVE

Still Standing – 2002–2006, CBS, comedy

That's So Raven – 2002–2006, Disney, comedy

What I Like About You – 2002–2006, WB, comedy

Without A Trace – 2002–present, CBS, police drama

 

Five Seasons (2001/02)

According To Jim – 2001–present, ABC, comedy

Alias – 2001–2006, ABC, espionage

American Idol – June 2002–present, FOX, talent, LIVE

Bernie Mac – November 2001–2006, FOX, comedy

Crossing Jordan – 2001–present, NBC, police drama

The Dead Zone – June 2002–present, USA, drama

ElimaDATE – 2001–2006, syndication, dating

George Lopez – March 2002–present, ABC, comedy

Gilmore Girls – 2000–2006, WB; 2006–present, CW, drama

Last Call With Carson Daly – January 2002–present, NBC, talk

Law & Order: Criminal Intent – 2001–present, NBC, police drama

One On One – 2001–2006, UPN, comedy

Reba – 2001–2006, WB; 2006–present, CW comedy

Scrubs – 2001–present, NBC, comedy

The Shield – March 2002–present, FX, crime drama

Smallville – 2001–2006, WB; 2006–present, CW, adventure

24 – November 2001–present, FOX, espionage

 

Six Seasons (2000/01)

America’s Funniest Home Videos – July 2001–present, ABC, comedy

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – 2000–present, CBS, crime drama

Fear Factor – June 2001–present, NBC, reality

Girlfriends – 2000–2006, UPN; 2006–present, CW

Primetime Live – 2000–2004, ABC, newsmagazine

Strong Medicine – 2000–2006, Lifetime, medical drama

Trading Spaces – 2000–present, TLC, instructional

Yes, Dear – 2000–2006, CBS, comedy

 

Seven Seasons (1999/2000)

Blind Date – 1999–2006, syndication, dating

Family Feud – 1999–present, syndication, quiz

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – 1999–present, NBC, police drama

Malcolm In The Middle – January 2000–2006, FOX, comedy

WWE Friday Night SmackDown! – 1999–2006, UPN; 2006–present, CW, wrestling

The West Wing – 1999–2006, NBC, political drama

 

Eight Seasons (1998/99)

Charmed – 1998–2006, WB, fantasy

The King Of Queen – 1998–present, CBS, comedy

That 70’s Show – 1998–2006, FOX, comedy

Will & Grace – 1998–2006, NBC, comedy

 

Nine Seasons (1997/98)

The People's Court – 1997–present, syndication, courtroom

South Park – 1997–present, Comedy Central, cartoon

Stargate SG–1 – 1997–2002, Showtime; 2002–2007, Sci Fi, sci fi

 

Ten Seasons (1996/97)

Access Hollywood – 1996–present, syndication, magazine

7th Heaven – 1996–2006, WB; 2006–present, CW, drama

 

Eleven Seasons (1995/96)

The Daily Show – July 1996–present, Comedy Central, comedy

King Of The Hill – January 1996–present, FOX, cartoon

Mad TV – 1995–present, FOX, comedy

 

Twelve Seasons (1994/95)

ER – 1994–present, NBC, medical drama

Entertainers With Byron Allen – 1994–present, syndication, celebrity talk

Extra – 1994–present, syndication, news/gossip

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson – January 2005–present, CBS, talk

 

Thirteen Seasons (1993/94)

Late Show With David Letterman – 1993–present, CBS, talk

 

Fifteen Seasons (1991/92)

Dateline NBC – March 1992–present, NBC, newsmagazine

 

Sixteen Seasons (1990/91)

Law & Order – 1990–present, NBC, crime drama

 

Seventeen Seasons (1989/90)

America’s Funniest Home Videos – Jan 1990–present, ABC, comedy

The Simpsons – Dec 1989–present, FOX, cartoon

 

Eighteen Seasons (1988/89)

COPS – March 1989–present, FOX, police reality

Inside Edition – January 1989–present, syndication, newsmagazine

 

Nineteen Seasons (1987/88)

America’s Most Wanted – April 1988–present, FOX, public service

48 Hours Mystery – Jan 1988–present, CBS, newsmagazine

 

Twenty Seasons (1986/87)

Ebert & Roeper – 2000–present, syndication, commentary

 

Twenty-two Seasons (1984/85)

The George Michael Sports Machine – 1991–present, syndication, sports highlights

Jeopardy – 1984–present, syndication, game

Larry King Live – June 1985–present, CNN, discussion

 

Twenty-three Seasons (1983/84)

Wheel Of Fortune – 1983–present, syndication, game

 

Twenty-five Seasons (1981/82)

Entertainment Tonight – 1981–present, Syndication, news/gossip

Late Night With Conan O'Brien – 1993–2009, NBC, talk

 

Twenty-nine Seasons (1977/78)

20/20 – June 1978–present, ABC, newsmagazine

 

Thirty-one Seasons (1975/76)

Saturday Night Live – 1975–present, NBC, variety

 

Thirty-six Seasons (1970/71)

Monday Night Football – 1970–2006, ABC, sports

 

Thirty-eight Seasons (1968/69)

60 Minutes – 1968–present, CBS, newsmagazine

 

Fifty two Seasons (1954/55)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno – May 1992–2009, NBC, talk/variety

 

 

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