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Grading The TV Networks: It's Report Card Time

February 6th, 2008 2:31pm EST
Ugly Betty
The last two television seasons have had it all. We've seen everything from the birth of a broadcast network (the CW) to the most debilitating industry work stoppage in 20 years. Now it's time to take a closer look at each of the five major broadcast networks and see what they are doing right, what needs improvement, and where they stand.

Like any true report card, we won't be judging the networks on any one category alone. Although overall ratings are a factor, they are not the only factor. Also, we will be looking at the time period from Fall of 2006 (when the CW debuted) to pres...

Co-Stars Supported Kelly Hu's Marathon Dream

January 18th, 2007 10:12am EST
Kelly Hu
Kelly Hu completed the Honolulu marathon in her native Hawaii last month, and has the cast and crew of her new TV show to thank for getting her past the finishing line. The actress finished the race in just under five hours, and admits she can't believe how motivating and generous her friends on the set of medical comedy In Case Of Emergency were while she was in training.

She says, "They were all so incredibly supportive. Besides letting me off from work so that I could leave to go to Honolulu early so I could run the marathon, they also helped me with sponsorship. I raised over $100...

Jane Seymour To Guest Star on 'In Case of Emergency'

January 15th, 2007 10:58am EST
Jane Seymour
Legendary actress Jane Seymour will guest-star in three episodes of the new ABC comedy series, In Case of Emergency. Her first episode airs Wednesday, Feb. 14 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET/PT). Seymour will play Jason's mother, Donna.

In her first episode, "Oh, Henry!," Jason, on the verge of going to jail, can cut a deal if he rats on his Uncle Henry, who happens to be Donna's favorite brother. Jason begs Harry to help him with Donna because she always favored Harry over him. Things quickly get hot when Donna starts flirting with Harry and makes a pass at him. But the fireworks don't end ther...

Tonight's TV Highlights: 'According to Jim,' 'Knights of Prosperity' & 'In Case of Emergency'

January 3rd, 2007 8:00am EST
According to Jim
Emmy nominated According to Jim returns for its sixth hilarious season, premiering Wed., Jan. 3, (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on ABC. "According to Jim" will air in back-to-back episodes from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET, Jan. 3, 10 & 17, and will move to its regular Wednesday 8:30 p.m. time slot on Jan. 24.

In the season premiere, "The Punch," Jim thinks Cheryl has turned Kyle into a mama's boy and doesn't approve. He takes the reigns and teaches Kyle how to become a "man" by teaching him to throw the perfect punch to defend himself against the school bully. However Kyle enjoys his new punching skills...

A Sneak Peek at New Mid-Season Shows

January 1st, 2007 1:00pm EST
Courteney Cox
* Courtney Cox stars in the FX series "Dirt," which centers on a tabloid editor and a photographer who try to make their way in the world of celebrity journalism. The network boasts some critically acclaimed shows such as The Shield, Rescue Me, and Nip/Tuck, so "Dirt" has large shoes to fill. The series premieres Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 10 p.m.

* The ABC comedy The Knights of Prosperity kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. For almost 20 years, Eugene Gurkin (Donal Logue) has dreamed of opening a bar, but his dead end job on the late, late janitorial shift won't even fund a bottle of premi...

ABC Announces New Comedy Premieres; 'Lost' To Air At 10 PM In February

December 6th, 2006 10:13am EST
In Case Of Emergency
ABC will kick off the New Year with the premieres of the innovative new comedies The Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency on Wednesday, Jan. 3. "The Knights of Prosperity" will air at 9:00 p.m., ET, followed by "In Case of Emergency" at 9:30 p.m., ET.

"The Knights of Prosperity" is a hilarious tale of haves and have nots, starring Donal Logue as the leader of a band of affable, new-age Robin Hoods who have never even shoplifted a candy bar, but now find themselves prepping for a heist to finance all of their long-held, heart-felt dreams. The target -- Rock icon Mick Jagger's ...

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