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Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell Chat About Wedding

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell by Dimitrios Kambouris/

After months of dodging questions about when they're getting married, Ugly Betty's Rebecca Romijn and Carpoolers' Jerry O'Connell faced a whole other set of inquiries at the ABC All-Star Party about how they finally decided what kind of a wedding they wanted."We almost went to City Hall a number of times, we almost eloped a number of times. Eventually we just decided we really wanted to have a party with our friends at home," says Romijn about their intimate wedding at their house in Calabasas on July 14.When asked if guests knew that they were attending a wedding, Romijn laughs, "First I said it was a retirement party for my parents; then we told people it was a special barbecue, and I think most people understood."Although O'Connell says life as a married man is much the same as before, he admitted to suffering a little bit from post-wedding depression. "I was a little sad after the wedding just because it was over. I wasn't like Brooke Shields sad, but I cleaned up the mess on Mo... read more

ABC Kicks Off New Season with Dancing Stars

Dancing wtih the Stars by Carol Kaelson/ABC

ABC's fall season leads off with no less than five and a half hours of reality TV, courtesy of Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor. Uitlmately, some scripted stuff will make its way onto the screen. UPDATE: Boston Legal's premiere will be announced "soon," an ABC source assures me. Here is the premiere plan:Monday, Sept. 248 pm/ET: Dancing with the Stars (90-minute premiere)9:30 pm: The Bachelor (90-minute premiere)Tuesday, Sept. 25 8 pm: DWTS (90-minute performance show)Wednesday, Sept. 268 pm: DWTS (results show)9 pm: Private Practice10 pm: Dirty Sexy MoneyThursday, Sept. 278 pm: Ugly Betty9 pm: Grey's Anatomy10 pm: Big ShotsSunday, Sept. 307 pm: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (two-hour premiere)9 pm: Desperate Housewives10 pm: Brothers & SistersTuesday, Oct. 28 pm: Cavemen 8:30 pm: Carpoolers9 pm: DWTS (results show; regular time period)Wednesday, Oct. 38 pm: Pushing Daisies (woohoo!)Sunday, Oct. 77 pm: That home-videos showFriday, Oct. 128 pm: 20/209 pm: Women's Murder C... read more

Live Press Tour Diary: ABC, Day 1

Harold Perrineau by Mario Perez/ABC

8:54 am: We're in the homestretch, folks, and that can only mean one thing: Critics have begun recycling their old underwear. That explains the wall of stank I just walked through entering the Beverly Hilton's ballroom.8:58 am: As we wait for ABC president Stephen McPherson to take the stage for the exec session, let me take a moment to extend a big thank-you to the generous folks at ABC Studios who had a case of Diet Raspberry Snapple shipped to my room yesterday afternoon. Just for that, I'm going to take it easy on Big Shots. I was planning to call it a charmless piece of fecal matter; now I'm merely calling it unwatchable. Behold the power of Snapple!EXECUTIVE SESSION9:10 am: The first question... does not include the words "Isaiah" or "Washington." Darn. 9:13 am: On Lost's game-changing season finale, McPherson says it really "opened up a new world" for the show, adding that Team Darlton "pitched us where they're going this year, and where they're going the next two years." He ... read more

Is Carpooler the pilot that ...

Question: Is Carpooler the pilot that Adam Brody turned down and Jerry O'Connell took over?

Answer: No. Didn't I already say it was a show I've given a lot of ink to? I don't recall saying one word about Carpooler. What good is a hint if you're just going to ignore it? Seriously.

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Fall TV Tweaks: House Exec Finds New Life

Per Variety, House executive producer Daniel Sackheim has inked a two-year deal to direct and exec-produce the new NBC drama Life.... Per the Reporter, former ER show-runner Scott Gemmill will run the show at ABC's Women's Murder Club.... Twenty Good Years creator Marsh McCall has been tapped to "direct traffic" at ABC's Carpoolers. read more

ABC Gets Aggressive, with Familiar Faces, Campy Soaps and Cavemen?

Even with all the success ABC has had on Sunday and Thursday (thanks to the bold move of Grey's Anatomy to that night), there are plenty of other time periods throughout the week where the network simply wasn't competitive this past season. But while the struggling NBC cautiously put together a schedule that seemed designed to retain its diminished share of advertiser dollars, ABC is being much more aggressive. In the new lineup presented to advertisers Wednesday at Alice Tully Hall, entertainment president Stephen McPherson threw a lot of stuff against the scheduling board in the hope that something will stick.Determined to get back into the comedy game, ABC gave Sam I Am with Christina Applegate the benefit of a Dancing with the Stars lead-in on Monday. Not a bad bet, since ABC's appeal is strongest among women 35-plus — and Applegate is now one of them, believe it or not. Two new comedies with a male skew will lead off Tuesday, in an attempt to get some ratings traction by t... read more

ABC Announces Its Fall Schedule

Scheduled to debut next season are four new comedy entries — Carpoolers, Cavemen, Miss/Guided and Sam I Am; along with seven new drama series — Big Shots, Cashmere Mafia, Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies and Women's Murder Club. Oprah's Big Give is also slated to debut.In addition to the new series, ABC previously announced season renewals for Brothers & Sisters, Men in Trees, Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dancing with the Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Bachelor, Supernanny, America's Funniest Home Videos and Wife Swap. October Road and Notes from the Underbelly will also return for second seasons.As previously announced, Saturday Night College Football will return for a second season on Saturday, September 1 (8:00 pm, ET).ABC's fall prime-time schedule is as follows (all times listed are Eastern, with new shows in bold):MONDAY: 8 pm Dancing with the Stars9:30 pm Sam I ... read more

Weekend Update: The Latest Pickups and Passes

The latest pre-upfronts news:ABCDrama pickups: Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone (both from Everwood's Greg Berlanti); the Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice, the Sex and the City-esque Cashmere Mafia; Pushing Daisies, Women's Murder Club; Big Shots (Dylan McDermott, Michael Vartan, Christopher Titus and Joshua Malina as CEOs/wannabes). Comedies: Cavemen; Sam I Am (Christina Applegate as an amnesiac); Carpoolers. Other notes: October Road and Notes from the Underbelly will return mid-season with 13-episode runs. (Today's News)FOXDrama pick-ups: The Terminator-inspired sci-fi-er The Sarah Connor Chronicles; K-Ville (concerning cops in post-Katrina New Orleans); New Amsterdam (about an immortal homicide detective). Comedies: Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton's Back to You (FKA Action News); Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's The Return of Jezebel James (starring Parker Posey); The Rules of Starting Over (courtesy of the Farrelly Brothers) (Today's News).NBCDrama pick-up... read more

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Premiered: October 02, 2007, on ABC
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Premise: Four very different guys bond while carpooling to and from work. They are a divorced playboy, a henpecked breadwinner, a newlywed and a traditional conservative.


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