It's almost a given that a show with tons of music will have at least one song replaced when it comes out on DVD, but what if that one song is the theme for the show? The earliest theme-song replacements occurred on Dawson's Creek and Married... with Children, the former using the international theme, and the latter using a sound-alike song, but the replacements didn't stop there. Since then we've heard new theme songs for Life Goes On, the international theme for Las Vegas, a butchered theme for Baywatch, George Lopez uttering some words instead of "Low Rider" and the season 3 theme being used on season 2 of Happy Days. Why is this happening?Most songs are licensed on a per-play basis, so the theme song costs are multiplied by the number of episodes in the season. A $20,000 song quickly becomes $440,000 for the season, and the studios are telling us that the recording companies hold this songs hostage, knowing that it's the most important song to license. Sony delayed the third sea...
Lost uncorks a shocker — or several — in May.
Finales! Guest stars! Crossover episodes! Mark your calendars now so you don't miss your favorite shows!
Monday, April 23On 24 (9 pm/ET, Fox), Jack goes rogue in a desperate attempt to save Audrey from the Chinese. Wait, isn't he already rogue?
Tuesday, April 24American Idol (8 pm/ET, Fox) lays witness to the rarely seen softer side of Simon Cowell in the two-part "Idol Gives Back" charity special. Part 2 airs tomorrow, 8 pm/ET. On ABC, boxer Oscar de la Hoya mixes it up with George Lopez (8:30 pm/ET).
Wednesday, April 25Sun's babydaddy is revealed on Lost (10 pm/ET, ABC).
Thursday, April 26The season's best new sitc
Question: I am having a hard time understanding how the networks are scheduling programs. To me, it just doesn't seem like the audience for Heroes is going to stick around to watch Studio 60 or The Black Donnellys. I don't think these shows mesh at all together. On ABC, they decided that the order of the Wednesday comedy block should be George Lopez, The Knights of Prosperity, According to Jim and In Case of Emergency. Again, I don't see how the audiences of each of those will stick around to watch the other shows. George and Jim are more family-oriented, and Knights and Emergency lean to adults. Unfortunately, shows like Studio 60 and Knights, both of which I like, are not getting fair chances by getting better scheduling. I'm curious about your thoughts on this.
Answer: I don't really agree where Studio 60 is concerned. While it's true that Heroes cult fanatics aren't the perfect target audience for Studio 60, it was still a powerful lead-in, and NBC kept Studio 60 in the same time
Stacy Keibler on George Lopez
With a WWE history and a stage name like "Super Stacy," 5-foot-11 Stacy Keibler certainly knows how to make an entrance that gets fans screaming and captivates admirers. Her long legs — famously 42 inches long — were helpful as she spun her way into the second season of Dancing with the Stars. But with wrasslin' and rumba behind her, Keibler is excited to cozy up to fun, girlie roles, starting with ABC's George Lopez (tonight and Feb. 21, at 8 pm/ET), and then on What About Brian (starting Feb. 12, at 10 pm/ET). TVGuide.com sought out Keibler for the scoop on what it was like dating a much older man, hanging out with
After a nine-month hiatus, ABC's George Lopez returns tonight at 8 pm/ET with Angie fearing she's pregnant, Benny under arrest and George just trying to make sense of it all. We spoke to the comic/actor about Season 6.
TV Guide: Six years is a long time for a sitcom.George Lopez: It is a long time, man. This has not been done before, where you have a Latino actor lead a situation comedy past 100 episodes. Chico and the Man didn't do 100 episodes. I Love Lucy did, but it was Lucy's show. Desi was the costar.
TV Guide: It's rumored this may be the final season.Lopez: That's been rumored aft
Kevin Alejandro (Sleeper Cell) and Mircea Monroe have been cast opposite Nathan Fillion on Drive, Fox's mid-season drama series. Playing participants in an underground cross-country race, Alejandro and Monroe replace Andres Saenz-Hudson and Taryn Manning, though Manning is expected to stay with the series in a different role. Other roles, including the one filled in the original pilot by Alan Ruck, are also being recast. Poor Cameron.... Also per the Hollywood Reporter, junior middleweight champ Oscar De La Hoya will guest-star as a trash-talking doctor on ABC's George Lopez, which premieres its sixth season on Jan. 24.
Was ABC programming guru Stephen McPherson reading your comments in this blog over the weekend? Variety is reporting that Day Break, pulled from the network's schedule effective immediately, will finish up its 13-episode run on ABC.com. ABC has also specified that Day Break will be replaced for the next two Wednesdays not just by mere sitcom repeats but by holiday-themed sitcom repeats... of According to Jim and George Lopez. (Please. Stop. Specifying.) Starting Jan. 3, In Case of Emergency and Knights of Prosperity debut and will fill the 9 pm hour. Show Me the Money, meanwhile, is being replaced Tuesdays at 8 with new and old eppys of America's Funniest Home Videos.In noncringe-worthy programming news, ABC is encoring Brothers & Sisters Fridays at 9, beginning Jan. 12.
Finally, ABC has woken up to the fact that the best way to handle Lost is to save the best for last. As in the last hour of prime time — 10 pm/ET — to be exact. Since it was proving an impossible task for any show to successfully follow Lost, with so many of the shows obsessive fans apparently heading straight to the message boards (or maybe even the phone) to digest and discuss the latest happenings and mysteries with fellow travelers, it makes perfect sense for ABC to make Lost the big event that the entire night builds up to.Getting it out of the path of the show-killing American Idol is just a happy side effect (not to mention the increasingly popular Criminal Minds, which Im happy not to mention).Of course, it would help if ABC were giving Lost a more promising lead-in than a two-hour comedy block featuring returning mediocrities According to Jim and George Lopez in the first hour and two new sitcoms, the quirky The Knights of Prosperity and the as-yet-u...
Tonight at 9 pm/ET, the new NBC drama Heroes raises the question, "What if you woke up one day to realize that you possessed superpowers? Flight, mind reading, teleportation, indestructibility... what if one of these abilities was suddenly yours? Among the ensemble cast of would-be superbeings are Alias' Greg Grunberg, Ice Princess' Hayden Panettiere, Gilmore Girls' Milo Ventimiglia and newcomer Masi Oka as an actual Hiro, a Japanese workforce drone who in the commercials is all too happy to get a whiff of his destiny.
While on the surface it's easy to write off hero
ABC's official fall schedule just crossed the wires and those crazy kids over at the Alphabet net are moving Grey's Anatomy to Thursdays at 9 pm. The complete press release is below.ABC UNVEILS 2006-07 PRIMETIME SCHEDULESix New Comedies, Six New Dramas and Three New Alternative SeriesWill Join a Slate of Returning ShowsNew Series Include Betty the Ugly, Big Day, Brothers & Sisters, Day Break, Help Me Help You, In Case of Emergency, Greg Behrendts Wake-Up Call, Just for Laughs, Lets Rob
, Men in Trees, The Nine, Notes from the Underbelly, Set for the Rest of Your Life, Six Degrees and Traveler Returning Series Include Greys Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Dancing with the Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ...