Two weeks after the CW announced its tentative fall schedule, word comes of the new shows that will make up the face of the network's Sunday night lineup.
Media Rights Capital (MRC) announced that it will bring to the CW
In Harm's Way
for the greater part of the Sunday prime-time programming block.
These shows will join the CW's other fall 2008 shows
Surviving the Filthy Rich
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. will be the narrative reality show
In Harm's Way
, which will take a look at the lives of people who perform dangerous jobs. Executive producer
already had a hit with Discovery channel's
, which puts host
in the shoes of some of America's filthiest work environments.
Following that will be the half-hour comedy
, which centers on a family and their new, and most assuredly, wacky neighbors.
is an hourlong dramedy that revolves around the romantic and sometimes amusing stories that come out of an agency that mends broken hearts and finds lost loves and true loves.
Finally, another one-hour drama,
, will focus on a family that runs a high-interest loan business.
'Nashville Star' lands second life on CMT.
CMT has landed second-run rights to NBC's
, which makes sense, if you think about it.
, which previously aired on USA, will premiere its sixth season on NBC on June 9. CMT will get its first crack at re-airings on the afternoon of June 14. CMT's encores will move to their regular slot starting June 20 at 8 p.m.
Kelsey Grammer now part of ABC's 'Empire.'
Following the cancellation of
Back to You
may not have much of a layoff.
The multiple-Emmy winner has signed on to ABC's comedy pilot
, the show-biz trade papers report. He'll play the title character, an eccentric billionaire.
The show marks Grammer's first role in a single-camera comedy after more than two decades of playing Dr. Frasier Crane on multi-camera shows
. This season, he starred
Back to You
on Fox with Patricia Heaton. His casting in
likely will put to rest speculation that the show might switch networks.
is told through the character of Leo (
), a guy who can't escape the grasp of Roman Pretty (Grammer) and his family even after he breaks up with Roman's daughter (
Costars join '24' prequel.
A trio of costars have joined the cast of Fox's
prequel telefilm, slated to air in November.
According to the Hollywood Reporter,
will appear in the two-hour special, scheduled for Nov. 23 as a bridge between the sixth and seventh seasons of the Emmy-winning drama.
When the prequel special begins,
's Jack Bauer is in South Africa handling an international crisis. Back at home, the newly elected president (series newcomer
) is preparing for her inauguration day.
Part of the prequel is being shot in South Africa and Sutherland told advertisers gathered for the announcement of Fox's fall lineup that the story would, indeed, be in real time.
The trade paper says that Lively (
The L Word
), brother of