Friday, January 19, 2007

TCA Update

The latest from the tour:

-The CW announced that its is streaming programs from shortly after their airdate, beginning immediately. The programs include all of the net Monday's comedies, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, Beauty and the Geek, and Supernatural.

-Meanwhile, the network is planning to premiere two new reality shows in the next few weeks: Crowned, a mother-daughter beauty pageant, and the Pussycat Dolls (hooters!) will search for their newest member in Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For The Next Doll, which premieres Tuesday March 6 at 8pm (CT).(Let's hope it's better than that TLC search replacement show that aired on UPN a few years ago.)

The Dolls show replaces Veronica Mars for a few weeks, but the mystery-themed series will return later this spring.

-America's Next Top Model's new season begins when a two-hour premiere on Feb 28. This comes a week after the Beauty and the Geek finale.

-Fox is moving beleaguered sitcom 'Til Death into the post-American Idol time slot beginning on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:30 (CT) . Meanwhile, David Kelley new drama, The Wedding Bells, premieres on March 7 after idol at 8, and then move to its regular 8 (CT) Friday night slot. Also, Fox is planning two other shows: A new seemingly inane reality show, When Women Rule The World, and Drive, a race-car drama. Both premiere in April. Also look for some Thursday Idol results shows, which could have Tivos working overtime those nights.

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