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With Lost Postponed, A Whole New Wednesday for ABC
2007-05-15 09:25
by Jon Weisman

Here's the Variety blurb, in advance of ABC's upfronts presentation today.

And you can view ABC's press release with show descriptions here. Lots of familiar names coming back to the small screen.

Here's Michael Schneider's exhastive review in Variety of NBC's Monday announcements.

Update: A longer look at ABC's slate.

2007-05-15 09:35:07
1.   Bob Timmermann
For the record, Tim Daly has recently killed "Eyes" and "The Nine."
2007-05-15 09:37:01
2.   Bob Timmermann
Also, does the table on the Variety story show up on other browsers? It's blank in Firefox.
2007-05-15 09:41:13
3.   Bob Timmermann
Sorry to be a thread hog, but the table doesn't come out right in Safari, but in that browser, all the names are down at the bottom. In Firefox, there aren't any names at all in the table.
2007-05-15 09:51:51
4.   Benaiah
I like Tim Daly. "The Nine" just didn't get me interested, and I say that even though I watched every episode, but Daly wasn't the problem (Kim Raver was the problme). I like Taye Diggs too, but I still won't watch "P.P." even with Piz on board.
2007-05-15 10:05:05
5.   Bob Timmermann
I like Tim Daly too, I just worry when someone starts appearing in shows that disappear quickly. I mean he's no P---- M------, but the 1990s were kinder to him than the Aughts.
2007-05-15 10:07:36
6.   Jon Weisman
I'm aware of Tim's crashes: I'm just saying you've got another guy on Private Practice with a worse batting average than the guy you're talking about.
2007-05-15 10:19:08
7.   Benaiah
6 - Taye Diggs has never been in a hit, but he doesn't have that many tries either. "Daybreak" was dead from the start, and other than "Kevin Hill" (which he was only on for 6 episodes according to IMDB) he has never had a main role on a show. This spinoff has legs, unlike those DOA attempts.
2007-05-15 10:23:51
8.   Jon Weisman
7 - Right, PP should probably be Diggs- and Daly-proof. I'm just saying whom I'd be more worried about.
2007-05-15 10:32:20
9.   Bob Timmermann
So Daly has a higher VORTVA than Diggs?
2007-05-15 10:40:09
10.   Jon Weisman
9 - yes, although I guess I should concede that doesn't factor in defense.
2007-05-15 10:53:32
11.   Benaiah
This is one of the funnier deleted scenes from "The Office" in recent memory.

The ending with Phyllis in particular is killer.

2007-05-15 11:31:17
12.   underdog
What, no mention of Ted "show killer" McGinley? Or has he finally lived down that reputation?

Btw, I was excited to read in Variety about the new Tintin movie plans - with Spielberg and Jackson! It's hard to picture exactly how they're going to be doing it technically, using real actors and animation, but not like Scooby-Doo or something, more like A Scanner Darkly? Anyway, sounds cool.

2007-05-15 11:40:15
13.   Jon Weisman
New post up top.
2007-05-15 11:40:29
14.   Jon Weisman
(Sorry, Underdog.)
2007-05-15 11:41:21
15.   underdog
D'oh. LATed. S'okay. I'm gonna semi-repost.
2007-05-15 11:43:21
16.   Benaiah
12 - Wow, I would love to see a link to that. I have read all the Tintin books, and I consider Herge's work to be some of the finest comic books ever written. I wonder if there was ever any heat for the racist depictions of black characters, who are expressed realistically, but drawn like "Sambo"-esq minstrels.
2007-05-16 17:16:58
17.   MadMonk
16: Yes, I love Tintin books. I mentioned this to a friend and he doesn't know what I was talking about. I guess having read those in translation overseas as I was growing up, I take it for granted that Tintin is popular here too.

Let's hope the movie is good and not in Scooby-Doo kinda way.

2007-05-16 17:18:52
18.   MadMonk
7: I feel bad to Taye Diggs. His 'Daybreak' wasn't bad and it was just getting interesting when it stopped airing.

Speaking of show killer: how about Gary Cole? He seems to have the worst of luck with TV shows.

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