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Jadzia
12-28-06, 02:08 PM
This seemed like it was a useful thread for the fall, so I thought I'd do a mid-season version. There are many new shows starting up and I also wanted to keep track of when shows are starting back with new episodes after the holiday break.

This is a work in progress so if you know of a new show or returning how not listed here, please post and I will edit the list accordingly.


MARCH

3/4/07 (SUNDAY)
WINNER, THE (FOX) *New Series* (Rob Corddry sitcom)
DICE (VH1)

3/5/07 (MONDAY)
BLACK DONNELLYS, THE (NBC) – 10:00 PM

3/6/07(TUESDAY)
SEARCH FOR THE NEXT DOLL (CW) - 9:00 PM *New Series*
(Pussycat Dolls reality show)

3/7/07 (WEDNESDAY)
WEDDING BELLS, THE (FOX) *New Series* (David E. Kelley)
SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL) - 10:00 PM *Season Premiere*

3/12/07 (MONDAY)
RICHES, THE (FX) *New Series* (Eddie Izzard/Minnie Driver drama)

3/15/07 (THURSDAY)
ANDY BARKER, P.I. (NBC) - 9:30 PM *New Series*
RAINES (NBC) - 10:00 PM *New Series* (Procedural w/ Jeff Goldblum)
OCTOBER ROAD (ABC) - 10:00 PM *New Series*
SHOWBIZ SHOW WITH DAVID SPADE (COMEDY CENTRAL) - 10:30 PM *Season Premiere*

3/19/07 (MONDAY)
DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC) - 8:00 PM *Season Premiere*
THIS AMERICAN LIFE (SHOWTIME) – 10:30 PM

3/25/07 (SUNDAY)
PLANET EARTH (DISCOVERY) – 8:00 PM *New Series* (documentary)


APRIL

4/1/07 (SUNDAY)
TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME) – 10:00 PM *New Series* (Jonathan Rhys Meyers)

4/3/07 (TUESDAY)
SHIELD, THE (FX) - 10:00 PM *Season Premiere*

4/8/07 (SUNDAY)
SOPRANOS, THE (HBO) – 9:00 PM *Season Premiere*
ENTOURAGE (HBO) – 10:00 PM

4/11/07 (WEDNESDAY)
NOES FROM THE UNDERBELLY - 9:30 PM *New Series*

4/15/07 (SUNDAY)
DRIVE (FOX) *New Series* (Tim Minear drama w/Kristin Lehman Nathan Fillion)


MAY

5/22/07
ON THE LOT (FOX) *New Series* (Steven Spielberg/Mark Burnett reality)

5/30/07 (WEDNESDAY)
NEXT BEST THING: WHO IS THE GREATEST CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR? (ABC)
TRAVELER (ABC)- 10:00 PM *New Series*

JUNE

6/6/07
AMERICAN INVENTOR (ABC) *Season Premiere*


SPRING TBA

CELEBRITY FIT CLUB (VH1)
HIDDEN PALMS (CW) *New Series* (Kevin Williamson drama w/O.C’s Oliver)
SINGLES TABLE (NBC) *New Series* (Alicia Silverstone)

RobCA
12-28-06, 02:32 PM
The Class will be back on January 8th... can't wait! :up:

Rob

MrX
12-28-06, 02:32 PM
1/11/06 (Thusday)
Smallville
Supernatural

1/14/07 (Sunday)
Rome (HBO)

1/23/07 (Tuesday)
Gilmore Girls
Veronica Mars

Jadzia
12-28-06, 02:33 PM
Does anyone know when these series return?

Grey's Anatomy
Studio 60
The Unit
House
Boston Legal
Men in Trees
Everybody Hates Chris

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
12-28-06, 02:39 PM
Does anyone know when these series return?

Grey's Anatomy
Studio 60
The Unit
House
Boston Legal
Men in Trees
Everybody Hates Chris

Studio 60 is running from 1/8 to 2/26, then taking a hiatus for The Black Donnellys, which starts on 3/5.

Quake1028
12-28-06, 03:00 PM
Does anyone know when these series return?

Grey's Anatomy
Studio 60
The Unit
House
Boston Legal
Men in Trees
Everybody Hates Chris

1/11
1/22
1/16
1/9
1/9
1/11
??

GradVT06
12-28-06, 03:22 PM
Are there any threads yet on the premises and plots of the new series' that are starting in 2007? Especially any reviews. I don't remember seeing them but will search.

MrX
12-28-06, 03:25 PM
I've read Dirt and In Case of Emergency are both terrible.

Knights of Prosperity is supposed to be good.

GradVT06
12-28-06, 03:28 PM
I've read Dirt and In Case of Emergency are both terrible.

Knights of Prosperity is supposed to be good.

Searching brought up many threads which had nothing to do with TV shows... I'll use Google and see what I can find.

aktick
12-28-06, 03:42 PM
Rome is on at 9pm.

DJariya
12-28-06, 03:45 PM
Crossing Jordan was actually pushed up 1 week. It's premiering January 14th at 10pm

DJariya
12-28-06, 03:47 PM
Prison Break actually returns with a new episode on 1/29/07

1/22 is actually a special recapping the 1st 13 episodes.

aktick
12-28-06, 03:47 PM
Amazing Race is starting in February, TV.com shows it as Thur. the 1st, may not be right.

When's Survivor back? I'm assuming Feb.?

Battlestar Galactica is back Sun., 1/21.

B.A.
12-28-06, 09:44 PM
FOX's website says that season two of The Loop premieres in '07, but it still doesn't give a definitive date.

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
12-29-06, 12:32 AM
Shark is 1/4
Las Vegas is 1/5

DVD Josh
12-29-06, 09:39 AM
I've read Dirt and In Case of Emergency are both terrible.

Knights of Prosperity is supposed to be good.

I've read the opposite - that Dirt is good and KOP is attrocious.

I would think that F/X has to have a loser at some point in the drama dept., although Over There wasn't well received.

gjamesm
12-29-06, 09:47 AM
Law & Order C.I.
Law & Order SVU

Both return Tuesday Jan. 2

FantasticVSDoom
12-29-06, 11:47 AM
Jesus, I have to wait for forever for Heroes and Veronica to return...

Red Dog
12-29-06, 11:51 AM
Nice job on this thread. Very helpful. :thumbsup:

rw2516
12-29-06, 11:53 AM
The Stargates dial up on April 7th. That's a looong break.

DVD Josh
12-29-06, 12:13 PM
Jesus, I have to wait for forever for Heroes and Veronica to return...

Not as long as us LOST fans.

B.A.
12-29-06, 05:25 PM
I finally finished season one of ROME and I can't wait for season two to start. What a completely under-rated show.

dolphinboy
12-29-06, 07:11 PM
Big Love???

KMH
12-31-06, 01:05 AM
1/14/07 (SUNDAY)
ROME (HBO) - *Season Premiere*


Series 2 of Extras (Ricky Gervais show) also premieres on January 14 on HBO at 10 PM.

Gizmo
12-31-06, 01:07 AM
One Tree Hill?

MrX
12-31-06, 01:42 AM
One Tree Hill?
Jan 17

DVDMagic
12-31-06, 02:27 PM
The Apprentice Season 6 actually starts at 9:30pm with a special 90 minute season opener.

aktick
12-31-06, 04:28 PM
Big Love???
I don't think it's coming back until June. :(

LorenzoL
01-01-07, 10:53 AM
The information below provided by AICN:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31107

BY DATE
High Maintenance 90210(E!) Jan. 1
Next (MTV) Jan. 1
Wildfire (ABC Family) Jan. 1
Dirt (FX) Jan. 2
According To Jim (ABC) Jan. 3
Beauty and the Geek (CW) Jan. 3
Knights of Prosperity (ABC) Jan. 3
In Case of Emergency (ABC) Jan. 3
Afro Samurai (Spike) Jan. 4
The Office (NBC) Jan. 4
Basilisk (IFC) Jan. 5
Beyond the Break (The N) Jan. 5
Gunslinger Girl (IFC) Jan. 5
Nanny 911 (Fox) Jan. 5
Starveillance (E!) Jan. 5
Apprentice (NBC) Jan. 7
Grease: You’re The One That I Want (NBC) Jan. 7
Hogan Knows Best (VH1) Jan. 7
I’m With Rolling Stone (MTV) Jan. 7
L Word (Showtime) Jan. 7
Shooting Sizemore (VH1) Jan. 7
Surreal Life: Fame Games (VH1) Jan. 7
Ego Trips (VH1) Jan. 8
Gay, Straight or Taken? (Lifetime) Jan. 8
I Love New York (VH1) Jan. 8
Lincoln Heights (ABC Family) Jan. 8
Armed and Famous (CBS) Jan. 10
Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (Oxygen) Jan. 10
Tease (Oxygen) Jan. 10
TV Land Myths & Legends (TV Land) Jan. 10
Nashville Star (USA) Jan. 11
Rob & Amber Against The Odds (Fox Reality) Jan. 11
Smallville (The CW) Jan. 11
Hardware: Bastard (BBC America) Jan. 12
Saturday Night Live (NBC) Jan. 13
Extras (HBO) Jan. 14
Footballers’ Wives (BBC America) Jan. 14
Rome (HBO) Jan. 14
24 (Fox) Jan. 14
Dancelife (MTV) Jan. 15
Hills, The (MTV) Jan. 15
My Super Sweet 16 (MTV) Jan. 15
American Idol (Fox) Jan. 16
Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo) Jan. 16
Naked Trucker and T-Bones (Comedy Central) Jan. 17
Monk (USA) Jan. 19
Psych (USA) Jan. 19
Battlestar Galactica (SciFi) Jan. 21
Crossing Jordan (NBC) Jan. 21
Dresden Files (SciFi) Jan. 21
Engaged and Underage (MTV) Jan. 22
Heroes (NBC) Jan. 22
Studio 60 (NBC) Jan. 22
Veronica Mars (CW) Jan. 23
George Lopez Show (ABC) Jan. 24
Pros Vs. Joes (Spike) Jan. 25
Prison Break (Fox) Jan. 29
Bam’s Unholy Union (MTV) Jan. 30
Road Rules (MTV) Jan. 30
Two-A-Days (MTV) Jan. 30
Wrestling Society X (MTV) Jan. 30
Adventures in Hollyhood (MTV) Jan. 31
Top Design (Bravo) Jan. 31
Sarah Silverman (Comedy Central) Feb. 1
Rules of Engagement (CBS) Feb. 5
Lost (ABC) Feb. 7
Juvies (MTV) Feb. 8
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) Feb. 14
Jericho (CBS) Feb. 21
Sit-Down Comedy (TV Land) Feb. 21

BY ALPHABET
According To Jim (ABC) Jan. 3
Adventures in Hollyhood (MTV) Jan. 31
Afro Samurai (Spike) Jan. 4
American Idol (Fox) Jan. 16
Apprentice (NBC) Jan. 7
Armed and Famous (CBS) Jan. 10
Bam’s Unholy Union (MTV) Jan. 30
Basilisk (IFC) Jan. 5
Battlestar Galactica (SciFi) Jan. 21
Beauty and the Geek (CW) Jan. 3
Beyond the Break (The N) Jan. 5
Crossing Jordan (NBC) Jan. 21
Dancelife (MTV) Jan. 15
Dirt (FX) Jan. 2
Dresden Files (SciFi) Jan. 21
Ego Trips (VH1) Jan. 8
Engaged and Underage (MTV) Jan. 22
Extras (HBO) Jan. 14
Footballers’ Wives (BBC America) Jan. 14
Gay, Straight or Taken? (Lifetime) Jan. 8
George Lopez Show (ABC) Jan. 24
Grease: You’re The One That I Want (NBC) Jan. 7
Gunslinger Girl (IFC) Jan. 5
Hardware: Bastard (BBC America) Jan. 12
Heroes (NBC) Jan. 22
High Maintenance 90210 (E!) Jan. 1
Hills, The (MTV) Jan. 15
Hogan Knows Best (VH1) Jan. 7
I Love New York (VH1) Jan. 8
I’m With Rolling Stone (MTV) Jan. 7
In Case of Emergency (ABC) Jan. 3
Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (Oxygen) Jan. 10
Jericho (CBS) Feb. 21
Juvies (MTV) Feb. 8
Knights of Prosperity (ABC) Jan. 3
L Word (Showtime) Jan. 7
Lincoln Heights (ABC Family) Jan. 8
Lost (ABC) Feb. 7
Monk (USA) Jan. 19
My Super Sweet 16 (MTV) Jan. 15
Naked Trucker and T-Bones (Comedy Central) Jan. 17
Nanny 911 (Fox) Jan. 5
Nashville Star (USA) Jan. 11
Next (MTV) Jan. 1
The Office (NBC) Jan. 4
Prison Break (Fox) Jan. 29
Pros Vs. Joes (Spike) Jan. 25
Psych (USA) Jan. 19
Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo) Jan. 16
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) Feb. 14
Road Rules (MTV) Jan. 30
Rob & Amber Against The Odds (Fox Reality) Jan. 11
Rome (HBO) Jan. 14
Rules of Engagement (CBS) Feb. 5
Sarah Silverman (Comedy Central) Feb. 1
Saturday Night Live (NBC) Jan. 13
Shooting Sizemore (VH1) Jan. 7
Sit-Down Comedy (TV Land) Feb. 21
Smallville (The CW) Jan. 11
Starveillance (E!) Jan. 5
Studio 60 (NBC) Jan. 22
Surreal Life: Fame Games (VH1) Jan. 7
Tease (Oxygen) Jan. 10
Top Design (Bravo) Jan. 31
TV Land Myths & Legends (TV Land) Jan. 10
24 (Fox) Jan. 14
Two-A-Days (MTV) Jan. 30
Veronica Mars (CW) Jan. 23
Wildfire (ABC Family) Jan. 1
Wrestling Society X (MTV) Jan. 30

aktick
01-01-07, 11:52 AM
How about Kyle XY? Is it coming back?

Kevin M. Dean
01-01-07, 12:39 PM
How about Kyle XY? Is it coming back?

Yes... from what I heard it comes back during the summer or early fall.

DJariya
01-01-07, 01:05 PM
Crossing Jordan is January 14th, not 21st.

dolphinboy
01-01-07, 01:07 PM
I don't think it's coming back until June. :(

I loved the show, but I'm not going to support the show if it follows the Sopranos model of being off the air for ridiculously long periods of time.

aktick
01-01-07, 05:17 PM
I loved the show, but I'm not going to support the show if it follows the Sopranos model of being off the air for ridiculously long periods of time.
Yeah, I'm sure they are airing it in summer after Sopranos/Rome/Entourage are all done. Not sure what else they have in the pipeline for summer...I don't think the Deadwood things are going to be ready until next year sometime.

And it's not that I don't want to support Big Love, it's just that HBO isn't doing anybody favors with their scheduling. I'll keep HBO as long as I can get another $10 off for 6 months deal from DirecTV.

MrX
01-01-07, 07:28 PM
June 3rd is the rumored start date. It's almost a year to the date of last season's finale so it's not as bad as other HBO shows.

superdeluxe
01-02-07, 07:13 PM
When is HOuse returning.

MrX
01-02-07, 07:31 PM
When is HOuse returning.
Next week

Jadzia
01-02-07, 07:52 PM
Just posted an update

mike7162
01-03-07, 03:53 PM
When is "ANIMATION DOMINATION!" coming back on Fox? Don't see The Simpsons, American Dad, or Family Guy on either listing.

MrX
01-03-07, 04:07 PM
The Simpsons and American Dad are new this week

Family Guy doesn't come back until the end of the month on the 28th.

GradVT06
01-04-07, 09:50 AM
Anyone know about Numb3rs? I'm a big fan of that show.

Maquis
01-04-07, 10:38 AM
When's Survivor back? I'm assuming Feb.?

Although I haven't seen confirmation, I'll be surprised if CBS doesn't air the premiere of Survivor right after the Super Bowl.

They've done it the past two times that the SB was on CBS, and then re-run that premiere the following Thursday, and begin the weekly run then.

gjamesm
01-04-07, 08:23 PM
Although I haven't seen confirmation, I'll be surprised if CBS doesn't air the premiere of Survivor right after the Super Bowl.

They've done it the past two times that the SB was on CBS, and then re-run that premiere the following Thursday, and begin the weekly run then.

Criminal Minds has the post super bowl slot.

gjamesm
01-04-07, 08:26 PM
Anyone know about Numb3rs? I'm a big fan of that show.

According to epguides.com, a new episode is airing tomorrow night.

MrX
01-06-07, 01:27 AM
TVguide has Entourage coming back on 3/18 at 10:00 ET and The Sopranos on 4/08 at 9 ET

DJariya
01-06-07, 02:06 AM
What about that new Tim Minear show about the illegal cross country car race? I know it got a 13 episode order and is suppose to air on FOX.

Lone Wolf
01-06-07, 07:06 AM
Lost at 10:00. What the hell is that? I leave for work at 10:30. Now I have to wait until Thursday to watch it.

josepotato
01-06-07, 10:12 AM
Survivor starts on Feb 1st.

MadMark
01-07-07, 04:10 PM
What about that new Tim Minear show about the illegal cross country car race? I know it got a 13 episode order and is suppose to air on FOX.

According to the Jan. 12 Entertainment Weekly, Drive is supposed to debut sometime in April.

Also, in the same issue, about Jericho:
. . .the surprise hit returns with flashbacks to those days when it (the town) was sweetly naive about its fate. "You see the world alive-with music and beauty-before the bomb." says executive producer Carol Barbee.
:lol: :lol:

Gizmo
01-07-07, 09:08 PM
What about that show on The CW with the guy who played Oliver on The OC?

Jadzia
01-08-07, 12:12 AM
I posted a huge update to the original post, with info from the EW and TV Guide TV preview issues.

jmj713
01-08-07, 11:06 AM
No Sopranos till April? :(

pankwindu
01-09-07, 06:56 PM
Would someone be so kind as to sticky this? Or at least add the info to the existing Fall 2006 sticky?

EDIT: Thanks!

DJariya
01-14-07, 03:34 AM
After initially hearing that January 22nd would be a Prison Break recap show, it looks like that isn't the case anymore. My DVR is set to record "John Doe" on 1/22.

It appears the recap show has been relegated to airings on the local FOX affiliates during non-primetime hours.

josepotato
01-14-07, 06:30 PM
Survivor starts on Feb 1st.

Looks like I spoke too soon, according to the CBS announcement it will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

MFRONE
01-15-07, 02:33 PM
TVguide has Entourage coming back on 3/18 at 10:00 ET and The Sopranos on 4/08 at 9 ET
Entourage isn't back until April 8

Bill Needle
01-15-07, 11:03 PM
1/21/07 (SUNDAY)
KING OF THE HILL (FOX) – 7:30

My DVR lists a rerun of The War at Home in that slot. I think they are waiting until after the NFL season to premiere (the NFC Championship is on FOX earlier that afternoon). I'm pretty sure the date is 1/28/2007.

Also, The Showbiz Show with David Spade is returning TBA in February on Comedy Central.

Jadzia
01-16-07, 09:39 AM
Posted an update to the first post.

I went ahead and deleted the first few weeks of January that already started, I figured it would make the list easier to read through. I didn't think anyone would need the old info.

critterdvd
02-01-07, 09:12 PM
Yes... from what I heard Kyle XY comes back during the summer or early fall.

Originally it was planned for a March arrival, but ABC wants to rerun episodes on Friday's again, and since they greenlite so many midseason shows, ABC Family pushed the second season to "Late-june" to accomadate their parent network.


Does anyone have any info on 'Hidden Palms' or 'October Road' yet? - I'm really looking forward to these two!

Jadzia
03-08-07, 02:06 AM
Posted an update.

critterdvd, October Road premieres next Thursday, March 15th.

mrpayroll
03-20-07, 10:22 AM
Series 2 of Extras (Ricky Gervais show) also premieres on January 14 on HBO at 10 PM.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=7329

EXTRAS (HBO) - Co-creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have confirmed the series will not return for its third season. The series nevertheless will be sent off with a special (a la "The Office") sometime in the future. No other specifics however were given.


Chris

bahgee
03-29-07, 11:57 AM
What's the latest on King of Queens?

Scott27
03-29-07, 12:20 PM
What's the latest on King of Queens?
Starting April 9, Mondays at 9:30 for the final 7 episodes.

aryedl
03-29-07, 10:36 PM
What about Big Love and Weeds?

jedidiah
03-29-07, 11:55 PM
Is Studio 60 just dead? Is it ever returning?

riley_dude
04-19-07, 07:37 PM
From aintitcoolnews.com


USA Today:
VERONICA MARS & STUDIO 60 ‘Gone Or Nearly Dead’!



“Passionate (if small) audiences have helped save shows such as Arrested Development and Veronica Mars in past years,” wrote Gary Levin in his April 12 “Save Our Shows” piece in USA Today, “though Mars' luck has run out.”

Each year around this time, Levin talks to the networks and divides their scripted series into three categories:
1) “Renewed or almost,”
2) “On the bubble,” and
3) “Gone or nearly dead.”

“Mars” falls into that third category.

Others on that doomed list include “Studio 60,” “Raines,” “Standoff” and “Close to Home.”

USA Today’s track record is not perfect; at least a couple of its “nearly dead” series over the years lived to see another season.

“Renewed or almost” shows, according to the paper, include “‘Til Death,” “Shark,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “One Tree Hill,” “Smallville” and “Rules of Engagement.”

“Bubble shows” on the paper’s list this year include “Gilmore Girls,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Medium,” “Scrubs,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Supernatural,” “Friday Night Lights,” “The Knights of Prosperity,” “What About Brian,” “The Ghost Whisperer,” “Jericho,” “The Unit,” and “The Winner.”

Fans are not as quick to write “Mars” off.

On April 12, the same day USA Today put “Mars” in the “done” column, E! Online announced that “Mars” and “Gilmore” were the two top finishers in its “Save One Show” poll. “Gilmore” was ahead, but only in the final lap, as E!’s Kristin Veitch explained:

Here's the play-by-play: For the first few days of SOS voting, CW fan favorites Veronica Mars and One Tree Hill were neck and neck, switching off between first and second place. Then, Veronica pulled ahead, steadily climbing and reaching nearly 40 percent of the votes, making it the clear winner for the next week and a half.

Then suddenly, in the last 24 hours of voting, you Gilmore fans must have put the pedal to the metal and rallied in all the right places, because the Girls pulled out of third place to come out on top—right before the Save One Show poll closed on Friday at midnight.

“Mars” mastermind Rob Thomas, upon learning of his show’s strong silver-medal finish on April 12, maintained that the CW had yet to make a decision on whether or not his show would receive a fourth season:

"More than ever, the letter-writing, vote-casting, plane-circling efforts of our fans may be just the push we need to make it back on the air."

Find the complete results of E!’s “Save One Show” poll here.

NBC has not yet announced when or if “Studio 60’s” final handful of produced first-season episodes will air.

The final five hours of “Mars’” third season (including its May 22 two-hour season finale) begin airing May 1.

The broadcast networks announce their 2007-2008 schedules on these dates:
NBC May 14.
ABC May 15.
MyNet May 15.
CBS May 16.
The CW May 17.
Fox May 17.

devilshalo
05-09-07, 11:46 AM
CW's 'Gossip,' 'Veronica' closer to pickup
By Nellie Andreeva
May 9, 2007

CW's hot drama pilot "Gossip Girl" is moving a step closer to a series pickup as it has been approved to begin staffing, while another female-centered CW Network drama, the three-year-old "Veronica Mars," is inching closer to a renewal after a trailer for the proposed revamped version of the series got a warm reception at the network, sources said.

The nod to "Gossip Girl," about rich teens in New York, puts co-creator/executive producer Josh Schwartz in the enviable position of having two pilots -- along with "Chuck" at NBC -- given permission to begin staffing days before the networks make their series pickups.

"The O.C." creator could conceivably oversee both shows if they're picked up to series as he has been working with co-creator Chris Fedak on the pilot for "Chuck" and co-creator Stephanie Savage on "Gossip."

Meanwhile, CW entertainment president Dawn Ostroff is said to have been very impressed by the trailer "Mars" creator Rob Thomas filmed for an alternate fourth season of the show, which fast-forwards a couple of years and has the title character (Kristen Bell) studying at the FBI Academy.

Cult favorite "Mars" had been on the verge of cancellation, but its fortunes have improved significantly in the past week with the announcement that "Gilmore Girls" won't be coming back and because of Thomas' well-received fourth-season idea.