Monday, February 05, 2007

NBC Sets Dates for New Sitcom 'Barker' and New Drama 'Donnellys'; ION Television Adds Late Night Fights

NBC's new mid-season drama The Black Donnellys will premiere on Monday, March 5 from 10-11 p.m. ET, following the hit drama Heroes while the new sitcom Andy Barker, P.I., starring Andy Richter, will debut on Thursday, March 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Struggling new drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which airs currently Mondays from 10-11 p.m. ET, will return later this season on a date to be determined. Fellow new sitcom 30 Rock will return to its previous Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET slot with original episodes on April 19 after Andy Barker completes its slate of episodes.

Bodog Entertainment, the digital entertainment giant known for its cutting-edge programming, announced today that it has reached a multi-year agreement with ION Media Networks, which will make popular BodogTV-produced content available on ION Television.
BodogFight: St. Petersburg, a mixed martial arts reality show that promises to build on the success of its hit debut season, will be the first program to be broadcast under the agreement. Episode 1 of the weekly series is scheduled to air Tuesdays at 11 p.m., starting Tuesday. February 13 at 11 p.m. Eastern/10 p.m. Central. On Saturday, February 17, ION Television will also air an encore presentation of the BodogFight: USA vs. Russia pay-per-view event, which drew raves from fight fans when it was first televised in December.
Later in the year, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker II and other BodogFight seasons will be spotlighted on ION Television.
While this to us might not sound good, but this is actually good as they are expanding their hours. Let's hope afternoon (or mornings, or whatever) hours are added and we get some classic sitcoms in there.

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