Shatner, Trinneer, Sirtis, 'Voyager' on TVBy Michelle
December 13, 2006 - 1:02 AM
William Shatner (Kirk)'s game show, Show Me the Money, has been picked up by ABC, and Connor Trinneer (Tucker) and Marina Sirtis (Troi) appeared together on CBS's hit Without a Trace.
"Show Me the Money hasn't exactly been money in the Nielsens, but ABC is showing it some love anyway," noted Zap2It, which reiterated ABC's earlier announcement that the show would move on January 2nd from its current time slot on Wednesdays to Tuesday nights - part of an overhaul of television scheduling sparked by the return of American Idol, with which the game show will have to compete.
"ABC will be asking 'Money' to take a bullet by airing opposite 'American Idol,' which returns to FOX in mid-January," said Zap2It. "It will also mean a double dose of Shatner -- a Shaturation, if you will -- on Tuesday nights," since the ABC evening schedule concludes with Shatner's Boston Legal - which also stars Rene Auberjonois (Odo) and has featured Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Armin Shimerman (Quark) and Michelle Forbes (Ro) in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, Trinneer and Sirtis shared the screen together in very different circumstances than the controversial Enterprise finale "These Are the Voyages...", where many fans complained that Troi received more air time than series regular Tucker. The two appeared on CBS's Without A Trace in Sunday night's episode, "Fade-Away".
"The team searches for a 17-year-old high school basketball star who vanishes the night he scores the winning basket at a game that secures his team's position in the state championships," read the CBS promo on its official site.
And one addition piece of Star Trek television news: Spike TV will begin airing Voyager in marathons this month, beginning with an 8-hour broadcast on December 18th at 9 a.m. when series pilot "Caretaker" will air.