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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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Friday Night Lights and What About Brian get full seasons
NBC has given the go ahead for a full season of Friday Night Lights, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show follows a small Texas town, where football is the main star. The delectable Kyle Chandler stars as the coach of the high-school football team. The show has received only mediocre ratings in its Tuesday timeslot, (an average of 6.7 million viewers) but it has been a hit with critics. Rumors persist that the show may move to Sundays, later this year, to avoid having to go head-to-head with American Idol. Meanwhile, ABC gave the go ahead for a full season of What About Brian. (I’m not a fan of the drama starring Barry Watson.) However, the show’s audience has grown from 6.3 million to 6.7 million recently, so someone must be watching.

The King of Queens returns in December
To all of you who’ve written to ask about the fate of The King of Queens, I have good news to report. (Sorry, I still don’t watch the show, but I’ll certainly pass on the 411 to you.) CBS will broadcast back-to-back new episodes of The King of Queens on Wednesday, Dec. 6 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) and Wednesday, Dec. 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST.) New episodes will also air on Dec. 20 (8 p.m. EST) and Dec. 27 (8 p.m.) Seven more episodes will be broadcast in 2007. Those dates are not yet available.

Jericho schedule change
CBS recently announced it will change the schedule pattern for Jericho, the hit freshman drama about the aftermath of a nuclear explosion in a small, peaceful Kansas town. Jericho will conclude its fall season on Wednesday, Nov. 29 (8 p.m. EST) and return in February with all original episodes for the remainder of the season. In other words, no repeats! Jericho will return on February 14th with a recap special looking back at the first 11 episodes, followed by an original episode on February 21st. The all-new episode on February 21st will provide a look into life in Jericho the day before the nuclear bombs exploded. If you’ve missed any episodes of the show, you can catch them on the CBS broadband channel Innertube.

Remaining Smith episodes on Innertube
Those of you who fell for Smith, the CBS drama starring Simon Baker that was abruptly cancelled, you can watch the remaining episodes on the CBS Web channel Innertube. Thank you CBS for sharing those episodes with fans of the show. That was a classy move.


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