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"Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."

Posted by survivormitsx on 09-13-03 at 12:57 PM

As everyone knows, the infamous John Ritter passed away this week, and, in result, Celebrity Mole 2 will be put on the air after they air the final four episodes of 8 Simple Rules For My Teenage Daughter, they will start airing CM:Y. This is good news, but unfortunate that John Ritter has moved on to the afterlife.


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"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by survivorscott on 09-13-03 at 04:42 PM
Not that I don't beleive you, but where did you get the source of this information?


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"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by survivormitsx on 09-14-03 at 01:46 PM

It was said in the sucks mole forum



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"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by survivorscott on 09-14-03 at 04:13 PM
and their source was?

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"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by survivormitsx on 09-14-03 at 05:02 PM
MSNBC.



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"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by Jims02 on 09-14-03 at 05:33 PM
Where did MSNBC get this information?


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Posted by Bebo on 09-14-03 at 06:48 PM
I was going to submit a news story on this, but the only articles I've been able to find on MSNBC say that as of Friday, no decision had been made on how to proceed.

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"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by Bebo on 09-14-03 at 06:38 PM
This doesn't surprise me at all. It was one of the first thoughts I had after I got over the shock of the news. ABC has to scramble, and so they'll air something they already have in the can. This way, they don't have to rush any of their midseason replacements.

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"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by survivormitsx on 09-14-03 at 08:09 PM

Hey Bebo! I haven't seen you for sooo long!

Yeah I am just the messenger, I personally haven't seen the link, but i've heard from three different boards that they're replacing 8 simple rules with mole. We'll see.



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"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by Nylin on 09-16-03 at 02:47 PM
LAST EDITED ON 09-16-03 AT 02:49 PM (EST)

Hey there... not to burst any (tiny?) bubbles, but ABC is looking right now into replacing John Ritter's role, rather than replacing the show. Several sources are out there, and here is one from the original "source", MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.com/news/965892.asp?0dm=C16UL.
The major problem with replacing "8 Simple Rules..." with CMY is that CMY is an hour long, where "8 Simple Rules..." is only a half hour. The new show "I'm with Her" is slated to be in the 8:30 PM timeslot, and I know ABC would not want to take a new show out of that timeslot if it can avoid it. Bottomline: Only time will tell what ABC will decide, but for now.... it's all speculation. Hopefully CMY will air sometime soon (November seems most probable at this time), but with the people making the decisions at ABC, one never knows. So, it is a possibility, but I wouldn't get my hopes up just yet. ABC wil likely issue a press release in the next week or two to announce what it has decided. Stay tuned...


"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by Bucky Katt on 09-16-03 at 03:33 PM
You may be right, but ABC probably intended to air their new show after 8 Simple Rules to give it a boost and may not want to air it now without that boost. They may hold it off until the 8 Simple Rules replacement (or retooled show) airs thus giving CMY the 1 hour timeslot that it needs.

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"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by Nylin on 09-16-03 at 07:26 PM
LAST EDITED ON 09-16-03 AT 07:27 PM (EST)

Ok, so it didn't take them very long... :-P

PRODUCTION WILL CONTINUE ON THE ABC COMEDY SERIES
"8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER"

Second Season Premiere to Air as Scheduled, Tuesday, September 23, at 8:00 p.m., ET

ABC has decided to continue production of its popular comedy series, "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," Lloyd Braun, chairman, ABC Entertainment Television Group, Susan Lyne, president, ABC entertainment, and Stephen McPherson, president, Touchstone Television announced today.

"8 Simple Rules..." will continue to lead off ABC's Tuesday lineup. The final three episodes completed by Mr. Ritter will air sequentially beginning with the season premiere on Tuesday, September 23 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET). Each of these episodes will open with a special introduction by members of the cast. Future episodes will then take viewers into the Hennessy household as they experience the loss of a beloved father and construct a new life.

Amy Yasbeck, John Ritter's wife, stated, "John always dealt with anything that life threw at him with humor. He believed in this show and its message that a strong family can get through anything. He felt so lucky to be working with such wonderful people every day. They all had such a warm friendship, and I know John would want his friends to be able to continue doing what they love."

In discussing the announcement, Ms. Lyne said, "John Ritter's death was such a huge personal loss for all of us who worked with him that addressing its impact on our schedule was all the more difficult."

Ms. Lyne continued, "Ever since we re-set our course to embrace the audience and sensibility that built this network, John Ritter and '8 Simple Rules...' have been at the heart of our effort: a family sitcom that celebrated the complicated, sometimes misguided heroics of parenting today. The millions of Americans who invited the Hennessys into their homes each week watched to laugh, but we suspect they also watched because the show celebrated the struggles that go into making any family work. We have an opportunity now to get to know the Hennessys in a way that is very rare on television, to see how a strong family deals with unexpected tragedy. We don't pretend to have a road map here; as in life, we will take it an episode at a time, and find laughs where they feel natural and right. We suspect that John was a big enough force that his presence and spirit will be felt on '8 Simple Rules...' for a long time to come. His television family, played by four wonderful actors -- Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, and Martin Spanjers - will make sure of it."

"There is no question that John Ritter is irreplaceable," said Mr. McPherson. "But after in-depth discussions with the cast, the executive producers and John's wife, Amy, we all decided that John would have wanted us to go on with the show that he loved so much."

"8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" stars John Ritter as Paul Hennessy, Katey Sagal as Cate Hennessy, Kaley Cuoco as Bridget Hennessy, Amy Davidson as Kerry Hennessy and Martin Spanjers as Rory Hennessy.

(Yahoo also has an article about it here: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=494&ncid=763&e=1&u=/ap/20030916/ap_en_tv/tv_ritter_show).

Like I said earlier.. best bet for CMY right now is November... or maybe even January *Bleh!*).



"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by LuckyLady on 09-17-03 at 04:07 AM
Thanks for the update Nylin!

"RE: Unfortunate Events lead to Celebrity Mole 2."
Posted by Bebo on 09-17-03 at 08:52 AM
Welcome to the forums, Nylin, and thanks for passing along the info.

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