Curious when your favorite shows will be airing come this Fall? All week long, networks are having upfront presentations, where they officially announce series renewals, pickups, cancellations and scheduling. Today, Fox held their upfront presentation. They have announced their Fall schedule as the following (which is still subject to change): Sunday 8:00-8:30 PM - The Simpsons 8:30-9:00 PM - The Cleveland Show 9:00-9:30 PM - Family Guy 9:30-10:00 PM - American Dad! Monday 8:00-9:00 PM - House 9:00-10:00 PM - Lie to Me Tuesday 8:00-10:00 PM - So You Think You Can Dance Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM - So You Think You Can Dance (results show) 9:00-10:00 PM - Glee Thursday 8:00-9:00 PM - Bones 9:00-10:00 PM - Fringe Friday 8:00-8:30 PM - Brothers 8:30-9:00 PM - 'Til Death 9:00-10:00 PM - Dollhouse Saturday 8:00-8:30 PM - Cops 8:30-9:00 PM - Cops 9:00-10:00 PM - America's Most Wanted 11:00 PM-Midnight - The Wanda Sykes Show (working title) Perhaps the biggest surprise is that the network has decided to run a Fall cycle of So You Think You Can Dance . Also notable: Fringe is on the move to Thursdays and super buzzed about new series Glee will settle in on Wednesdays at 9PM. Of course, we are all thrilled that Dollhouse has been renewed. It will remain in its Friday night home. As we reported earlier today, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been officially canceled. As expected, Sit Down, Shut Up has also been officially axed. FOX has also ordered a handful of news series that they are waiting to premiere until Spring including Human Target , Sons of Tucson (starring Reaper 's Tyler Labine) and Past Life . Watch previews for the new shows over at E!Online: Watch Previews of Fox's New Fall Pilots What part of the FOX Fall schedule are you most excited about? How do you feel about the Fall season of SYTYCD? Which new series look promising? Source Other Fall TV News ABC Announces Fall Schedule NBC Announces Fall Schedule CW Picks Up Melrose, Vampire Diaries, Beautiful Life Cancellation Buzz: Earl, Unit, Without a Trace, Privileged Dead; Medium on the Move Cancellation Buzz: Terminator, Unusuals, Samantha All Dead
Capping one of the upfront season's most prolonged back-and-forths over the licensing fee paid by the network to the studio, Fox has decided to renew Bones â for a fifth and sixth season. Executive producer Hart Hanson announced the pick-up on Saturday, via his Twitter account. Later, Hanson confirmed that Fox had ordered not just one but two more seasons. Bones likely will be paired on Thursday nights with So You Think You Can Dance, which this year will be launching a fall season veritably on the heels of this summer's cycle. Bones joins Lie to Me, Fringe, Dollhouse and 24 as Fox's officially announced returning dramas for the 2009-10 TV season.
Make no bones about it: Fox is making a big-time commitment to Bones . Following weeks of rumors that the four-year-old romantic comedy might jump networks over a license-fee disagreement, Fox has renewed the show for not one but two more seasons, sources confirm to me exclusively. Let's hope it doesn't take Booth that long to get his frakkin' memory back. For up-to-the-minute renewal-cancellation-pickup scuttlebutt throughout the weekend and into upfront week, stay close to both my blog (the one you're reading now!) and Twitter feed. And to track the status of your favorite bubble show, there's my Fall TV Cheat Sheet. Source
While clearly, there was a lot of things going on with the Bones finale. Apart from the Bones-Booth romp, Stewie, and Motley Crue, however, there was also the much-anticipated return of Zack, played by Eric Millegan, who was replaced in season 4 after he received his doctorate in forensic anthropology in the sophomore season. As for Emily Deschanel, who plays the titular character on the Fox procedural, having Zack back on the Bones set was "wonderful." "I enjoy his company so much. I became friends with him over the years, like I have with most of the cast, and it was really hard to not have him around all the time. But that said, when he came back for the finale, it was as if no time had passed. He just walked in, and it was great to act with him again and hang out with him on set. It was a breath of fresh air." Deschanel, 32, has the same sentiment on the matter of Stewie crossing over to the show. "I thought it was such a brilliant crossover kind of episode. I haven't seen the end result, but the script was so funny and moving, and it's kind of got emotion and drama. Basically, in that episode, I ask Booth to father a child with me, and he starts to hallucinate and sees Stewie from Family Guy . The way it's done is to be believable. I mean, if you're going to see a hallucination, it might as well - it could be a cartoon as easily as it could be another human being, so I think it's done very well." On last night's finale, Booth (David Boreanaz) had a vivid dream while undergoing surgery for a brain tumor. He dreamt that he and Bones are married and they owned a nightclub called The Lab. The dream ended with Brennan telling Booth that she was pregnant. When he woke up, she asked the real-life Dr. Brennan who she was. Source Here
* Bones (8 pm/ET Fox) There's been a lot of buzz about Brennan and Booth having sex this season, but after his brain surgery last week, will it happen in his hospital bed? That remains to be seen, though there are plenty of other reasons to tune in to tonight's fourth-season finale, including the return of Zack (Eric Millegan) and appearances by Brennan's dad (Ryan O'Neal), Booth's brother (Brendan Fehr) and, last but not least, Motley Crue, who just happen to be playing at a nightclub that's the scene of a murder. * Grey's Anatomy (9 pm/ET ABC) Last week's Izzie stuff was quite the hankyganza. But all those wedding tears didn't wash her tumor away, and that'll have to be dealt with in tonight's two-hour season finale. Will she opt for surgery? Whatever happens to her is likely to be game-changing; that's what season finales are for. Also look for big George and Bailey news (no, they're not getting together) and Mark-Lexie developments. And what of the couple that was supposed to have gotten married? The Mer-Der soap opera still lives. * The Office (9 pm/ET NBC) A sterling Season 5 advanced with a multitude of plot-shifting crises. Among them: Andy and Angela's romance collapsed; Michael's relationship with Holly dissolved; and Michael's clash with bigwig Charles Miner was so major that he quit to start his own company. No, it hasn't always been a picnic for this gang. It's only fitting, then, that the season closes with...a picnic. The staffers attend this annual company outing, which finally brings together Michael and ex-flame Holly (Amy Ryan) and Michael has big plans for her. Elsewhere, the Scranton branch tries to outwit, outplay and outlast the competition in a volleyball tournament. * CSI : Crime Scene Investigation (9 pm/ET CBS) Easygoing Ray (Laurence Fishburne) is forced to take lethal action for the first time in his brief CSI career as the ninth season comes to a conclusion. The case he's working focuses on murders linked to a poker scam that centers on rare poker chips from a bygone casino. Gerald McRaney and Cynthia Watros guest star as suspects in the crimes. * 30 Rock (9:31 pm/ET NBC) The Rockers face the music in the Season 3 finale, which hums along with a note-perfect roster of musical guest stars, including Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, Elvis Costello, Clay Aiken and Adam Levine of Maroon 5. Alas, Jack's life lacks harmony: He tries to connect with his biological father (Alan Alda), but that's when the elder's health begins to suffer. In Liz biz, our heroine gets into a groove as a relationship expert. On the flip side, there's Tracy, who finally tries to overcome past high-school humiliations. Source here
Everyone is a suspect when a body is found murdered at a popular nightclub known as The Lab. In an unusual twist of storytelling, Brennan, Booth and the Jeffersonian team take on various roles outside their normal duties, including serving as the nightclub staff as well as local law enforcement. A slew of special guest stars, including Max Keenan (guest star O'Neal), Jared Booth (guest star Fehr) and the members of Motley Crue, pay a visit in The End in the Beginning season finale episode of Bones airing Thursday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. Source & Sneak Peek
This week is packed with big TV finales from the thrills of Fringe and Lost to the laughs of The Office and 30 Rock . Here's the rundown of all the season finales airing this week, so don't miss out on your favs! Sunday The Amazing Race at 8/7c on CBS Cold Case at 9/8c on CBS Brothers & Sisters at 10/9c on ABC The Unit at 10/9c on CBS Monday House at 8/7c on Fox The Big Bang Theory at 8/7c on CBS Castle at 10/9c on ABC Tuesday Fringe at 9/8c on Fox The Biggest Loser at 8/7c on NBC Cupid at 10/9c on ABC The Real Housewives of New York City at 10/9c on Bravo Wednesday America's Next Top Model at 8/7c on The CW Lie to Me at 8/7c on Fox Lost at 9/8c on ABC Thursday Bones at 8/7c on Fox Smallville at 8/7c on The CW My Name Is Earl at 8/7c on NBC Parks & Recreation at 8:30/7:30c on NBC The Office at 9/8c on NBC Grey's Anatomy at 9/8c on ABC CSI at 9/8c on CBS Hell's Kitchen at 9/8c on Fox Supernatural at 9/8c on The CW 30 Rock at 9:30/8:30c on NBC CSI: NY at 10/9c on CBS The Real Housewives of New York City at 10/9c on Bravo Friday Prison Break at 8/7c on Fox Ghost Whisperer at 8/7c on CBS The Game at 8/7c on The CW Flashpoint at 9/8c on CBS Numb3rs at 10/9c on CBS Also a peek at finales this coming weekend: Sunday 5/17 King of the Hill at 7:30/6:30c on Fox Survivor: Tocantins at 8/7c on CBS The Simpsons at 8/7c on Fox Sit Down, Shut Up at 8:30/7:30c on Fox Family Guy at 9/8c on Fox Desperate Housewives at 9/8c on ABC American Dad! at 9:30/8:30c on Fox What will you be watching? Related Stories: Finale Fever: Guide to 16 Super Season-Enders Preview of House's 5th Season Finale Preview of 'Lost' 5th Season Finale: The Incident Preview of 'Smallville' Season 8 Finale: Doomsday 'Supernatural' 4th Season Finale Preview: Lucifer Rising Preview of 'Grey's Anatomy' 2-Hour Season 5 Finale Photo courtesy of ew.com
The promo for the Bones Season 4 Finale aired on Thursday. In the season finale episode, a body is found murdered at "The Lab," a popular nightclub, and everyone is a suspect. In an unusual twist of storytelling, Brennan, Booth and the Jeffersonian team take on various roles outside their normal duties, including serving as the nightclub staff as well as local law enforcement. Motley Crue, Ryan O'Neal, Brendan Fehr and Eric Millegan guest-star. The season finale airs on Thursday, May 14th. You can watch the promo here .
Thursday's ratings recap: * 8 pm/ET Survivor topped the hour with 11.97 million total viewers, up 240K week-to-week. Bones followed with 8.62 mil, dipping 210 thou. Claiming third was Ugly Betty , which surged 10 percent to 7.5 mil. Both NBC's My Name Is Earl (4.43 mil, -16 percent) and Parks & Recreation (4.64 mil, -12 percent) dipped, while Smallville (3.34 mil) inched up 140K. * 9 pm Grey's Anatomy was the night's most watched program, as 15.33 million RSVP'd for not-Meredith's wedding. With CSI dipping 720 thou to 14.57 mil, this marks the first time Grey's has outdrawn the CBS procedural in total viewers since Nov. 1, 2007. Grey's also outperformed CSI in the key demos by its widest margin in two years - 51 percent. NBC's The Office (7.7 mil, +410K) and 30 Rock (6.17 mil, +200K) both saw gains, while Supernatural (2.79 mil) dropped 170 thou. * 10 pm Michael J. Fox's Optimistic special started strong and averaged 10.6 mil for the hour, but ultimately got bested by CBS' CSI repeat come 10:30. NBC's recently renewed Southland slipped 180K, to 6.5 mil. Source Here
* Bones (8 pm/ET Fox) In this series, "B & B" stands for Brennan and Booth, but after tonight, it may default to its usual abbreviation for bed-and-breakfast. That's because Brennan shocks Booth with her sudden desire to have a baby - and she wants him to be the father! Such a development could put truth to the rumor that these two will finally get to know each other in the biblical sense, but in the meantime, Booth does his best to process this momentous decision with some help from Family Guy's Stewie Griffin (voice of Seth MacFarlane). * Grey's Anatomy (9 pm/ET ABC) The season finale isn't until next week, but Meredith and Derek's wedding is scheduled for tonight. It's also the series' 100th episode, so what better way to celebrate, right? But whether the bride and groom will get to the church on time is an open question. Another one is whether "bridezilla" Izzie will. It appears the surgery she was being wheeled into at the end of last week's episode turned out well, but there are ominous signs, too - like Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the guest cast. * The Office (9 pm/ET NBC) If there's one thing high-strung Michael Scott doesn't need, it's coffee, especially with all the jittery changes in his life - quitting his job, trying to launch his own paper company and returning to Dunder Mifflin, to name a few. So it should be good to the last drop tonight: Michael embraces the idea of a "cafÃÂ© disco" by introducing dance fever and coffee to the office, resulting in quite a jolt. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam rev up for a secret trip. * Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist (10:02 pm/ET ABC) In times like these, with dark clouds all around us and more on the horizon, it's often difficult to even get out of bed in the morning. But finding that silver lining has become a mission for actor and activist Michael J. Fox, who has been living with Parkinson's disease since the 1990s. In this special, Fox travels the globe on a quest for unique stories of optimism in the face of incredible odds, and he speaks to individuals from all walks of life for whom adversity is the best of all motivators. * The Fashion Show (10 pm/ET Bravo ) Bravo may have lost its runaway hit Project Runway to Lifetime (that show's new season is slated to begin on Aug. 20), but there's still a passion for fashion here. It'll get fierce when professional designers square off in fashion-themed heats in this new real-world competition show. The series premiere introduces the 15 clothiers, who meet hosts Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland before trying to sew up wins in two challenges. Fashion dignitary Fern Mallis appears as a series judge. Source Here