Fall 2003 TV Upfront Presentations

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Post by dTheater » May 16th 2003, 1:16 am

God, I hate ABC and FOX more than ever now. ABC cancels their only good show in Whose Line Is It Anyways? even thought it has like 15 unaired episodes amd was renewed through 2004 when it looked like there was going to be a writer's strike. And FOX cancels Andy Richter's show a second time after only 3 episodes. You'd think two networks desperate for ratings would take what they can get. I gotta give them credit though for giving Luis Guzman his own show. There's a good idea.

Also nice to see few new reality shows.
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Post by Sascha (sab) » May 16th 2003, 4:53 am

Last - and probably least:

UPN
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Monday:
  • 8pm: The Parkers
  • 8.30pm: Opposite Sex (NEW)
  • 9pm: Girlfriends
  • 9.30pm: Half & Half
Tuesday:
  • 8pm: One on One
  • 8.30pm: All of Us (NEW)
  • 9pm: Rock Me Baby (NEW)
  • 9.30pm: Mullets (NEW)
Wednesday:
  • 8pm: Enterprise (Season 3)
  • 9pm: Jake 2.0 (NEW)
Thursday:
  • 8pm: WWE SMACKDOWN
Friday:
  • 8pm: UPN Movie Friday

Cancelled:
"Abby," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Haunted," "Platinum," "The Twilight Zone"



Descriptions:

THE OPPOSITE SEX
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(Monday, 8:30-9:00 PM) stars Grammy Award-winning Hip Hop sensation Eve as Shelly, a beautiful and intelligent woman of the new generation trying to navigate the exhilarating world of 21st Century love, sex, romance and career. Strong and confident, Shelly brings a fresh attitude to the male/female equation and coolly expects to receive just as much as she gives. Ali Landry ("Spy TV") stars as Rita and Natalie Desselle ("For Your Love") stars as Janie, Shelly’s two best friends, who offer conflicting advice as Shelly tries to find her way on the rocky road to love. Also advising Shelly is their ultra-hip and handsome friend, Donovan (Eddie McClintock, "Stark Raving Mad"), who seems to know all the right people and places to go. Representing the male side of the relationship equation is J.T. (Bumper Robinson, "Sabrina The Teenage Witch"), a handsome, regular kind of guy who really enjoys being single. Then there’s his best pal, Nick (Brian Hooks, "The Chatroom"), who is looking for that one perfect woman who can meet his very exacting standards. THE OPPOSITE SEX examines a real and relatable male/female relationship from each side in an innovative, witty and amorous look at the battles of the sexes. THE OPPOSITE SEX is a production of The Greenblatt Janollari Studio in association with Warner Bros. Television. Robert Greenblatt and David Janollari (UPN’s PLATINUM, ONE ON ONE and "Six Feet Under") are executive producers. Meg DeLoatch (UPN’s ONE ON ONE) is the co-executive producer and the writer.


ALL OF US
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(Tuesday, 8:30-9:00 PM) is inspired by the domestic adventures of entertainment superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and reflects a new generation’s enlightened attitude toward the extended family dynamic with humor, sensitivity and heart. Duane Martin ("Deliver Us From Eva") stars as Robert James, an entertainment reporter for a local Los Angeles television station whose best friend is also his publicist, the three-time divorced Dirk (Tony Rock, "The Chris Rock Show"). Robert is handsome, smart and a thoroughly modern man in his thinking -- as he should be considering his romantic and parental entanglements. On the verge of finalizing his divorce from the somewhat self-absorbed Neesee (LisaRaye, "Envy"), the mother of their endearing five-year-old son, Bobby, Jr. (Khamani Griffin, "Daddy Day Care"), Robert is madly in love with Tia (Elise Neal, UPN’s THE HUGHLEYS), a funny, clever kindergarten teacher. This humorous and heartwarming comedy is a fresh, timely look at the new, compassionate attitude of many young parents and how divorced parents raise their children together. ALL OF US is an Overbrook Entertainment production in association with Warner Bros. Television Productions. Executive producers are Will Smith ("Men In Black II"), Jada Pinkett Smith ("The Matrix Reloaded"), James Lassiter ("Ali") and Betsy Borns ("Friends"). Borns is also the writer.


ROCK ME BABY
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(Tuesday, 9:00-9:30 PM) is a fun, irreverent look at relationships and parenthood as seen through the eyes of Jimmy (Dan Cortese, “Veronica’s Closet”), a hip, flagrant shock jock. Jimmy, who lives for the adrenaline rush he gets from his outrageous behavior, discovers his life is turned upside down when he and his mostly understanding wife welcome a new baby. Jimmy, the proudly provocative morning radio show DJ, had been on a roll, pushing the outside of the envelope of irreverence. Barely slowed down by his marriage to the cute and funny Beth (Bianca Kajlich, “Halloween: Resurrection”), he is thrown abruptly into reverse when his bouncing baby boy, Otis, arrives. The on-air party animal has a dilemma: if he makes fun of his home life he gets in to trouble with Beth. If he talks about how warm and fuzzy he feels being a new dad, he gets in to trouble with Carl (Carl Anthony Payne, “Martin”), his partner, and Boyle (Joey Slotnick, “Alias”), his boss, both of whom worry about ratings. As Jimmy settles in, perhaps a little uneasily, to his new responsibilities as a parent, expect him to confidently uphold his wild man status with plenty of energy left over for his goofy but genuine love for Beth, baby Otis and their eccentric friends. ROCK ME BABY is a Flame Entertainment production in association with Warner Bros. Television. The executive producers are Tony Krantz (“24”) and Bob Myer (“Cybill”); the co-executive producer and writer is Tim Kelleher (“Off Centre”).


THE MULLETS
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(Tuesday, 9:30-10:00 PM) are brothers and blue-collar, wrestling-loving, light-hearted, optimistic guys who don the hairstyle that bears their surname ("business in the front, party in the back"). The 20-something brothers, who sport identical mullet haircuts, are actually a study in contrast. Dwayne Mullet (Michael Weaver, "Super Troopers") has a loud, in-your-face demeanor while Denny Mullet (David Hornsby, "Six Feet Under") is a quieter, more thoughtful, easygoing guy. Their mother, Mandi Mullet-Heidecker (Loni Anderson, "WKRP in Cincinnati"), a warm maternal type who couldn’t be more proud of her offspring no matter what they do, recently married Roger Heidecker (John O’Hurley, "Seinfeld’), a clean-cut, game show host who is the polar opposite of her boys and her former life. The siblings live life to the fullest while dreaming of bigger and better futures, although their fantasies are out of step with their reality. THE MULLETS is produced by The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers, and Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein ("The Simpsons," "Futurama") are executive producers/writers.


JAKE 2.0
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(Wednesday, 9:00-10:00 PM) stars Christopher Gorham ("Felicity") as Jake Foley, a computer technician who is transformed into a secret agent for the National Security Agency (NSA) after he is accidentally infected with nanites based on the real life, beyond-state-of-the-art nanotechnology that reduces the size of a computer to the molecular level. Upon the discovery of his new mind-boggling powers, he begins to operate at an atomic level -- possessing superhuman strength, lightning-fast speed, heightened hearing, magnified vision and the telepathic abilities to communicate with computers. The NSA soon realizes he is an untested asset and forms a Special Ops team with him at its core. JAKE 2.0 also features Jake’s love interest, Congressional staffer Sarah Heywood (Marina Black, "Six Feet Under"); Jake’s roommate Darin (Matt Czuchry, "Young Americans"); senior agent Kyle Duarte (Philip Anthony-Rodriguez); senior agent Louise Beckett (Judith Scott, "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation"), and research doctor Diane Hughes (Keegan Connor Tracy, "Final Destination 2"). JAKE 2.0 is produced by Roundtable Entertainment in association with Viacom Productions, Inc. Executive producers are Gina Matthews ("What Women Want"), Grant Scharbo ("Deep Core") and Silvio Horta ("The Chronicle").


Sources: thefutoncritic.com, zap2it, UPN
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Post by lance » May 16th 2003, 9:36 am

Hey all,

Ya I think UPN definately needs some help with their line up.

dTheater,

I hear ya about cancellations. A bunch of good shows went down this year. My personal favorite being farscape. Oh well

Best,

Lance Man

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