Wednesday, August 30, 2006

i Network Adds 'Growing Pains', 'The Monkees', & 'Partridge Family'; ABC Fillers

The i Network has made a change to their schedule for the end of September! We gave you the full details on their September line-up, and now they have made one change to the weekday line-up...and it is GREAT change. The Sept. 23 Mama's Family Mama-thon is now off the schedule (not a big deal since we already had a Mama-thon in August), but that is good because that night will be the launch marathon for the '80s sitcom Growing Pains! You get to catch six great episodes that night and that's not all...it will be joining the line-up, too! Starting Monday, September 25, you can catch Growing Pains Mon-Fri at 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, replacing Doc. Doc was scheduled to be replaced by a second Diagnosis Murder starting Sept. 4, but looks like they changed their minds. This is indeed wonderful news and they have certainly showed me (and a lot of other people) that smile! The Friday movie will be off the line-up starting Sept. 15. So, movies will just air Sundays now, as Saturdays marathons are airing.
And that is not all! They will be adding The Monkees and The Partridge Family on Friday evenings at 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. starting Friday, September 15! Bonanza will air Mon-Thurs at 6:00 p.m. now. And the Kung Fu launch marathon is still on for Sept. 30, but we still don't know when it will air regularly in October. I told you they would slowly be adding new shows! I can't wait until October to see what else they have in store! We will bring that to you as soon as we know.

With ABC premiering some of its season/series premieres after the official fall launch week, I got questions on what they will be airing in those slots the week(s) before. As of now, this is it:

Wednesday, September 13
9:00 p.m. ABC Sneak Peek: Dramas
9:30 p.m. ABC Sneak Peek: Comedy & Reality
10:00 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live's All-Star Salute to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
--We told you this already.

Monday, September 18
8:00 p.m. Wife Swap (2-hour premiere now)
10:00 p.m. Supernanny (special episode)
--Supernanny is slated for this week only and a new episode, too.

Wednesday, September 20
9:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy (two-hour season finale encore)
-- So viewers can catch the finale from last season a day before the big season premiere on Thursday.

Thursday, September 21
8:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy Recap Special
-- Leading up to the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy and series premiere of Six Degrees; Ugly Betty takes this slot the following Thursday.

Friday, September 22
8:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy (season premiere encore)
-- Leading up to the third episode of Men in Trees. It seems Grey's will repeat next day in this slot until further notice, so no AFV afterall.

Monday, September 25
9:00 p.m. Lost (two-hour season finale encore)
--The Bachelor: Rome premiere will air the week after from 9-11pm. (What About Brian premieres the week after that at 10 p.m.)

Wednesday, September 27
9:00 p.m. Lost Recap Special
10:00 p.m. Men in Trees (encore from previous Friday)
-- Lost's recap is airing a week before its season premiere. Another sampling for Men in Trees.

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