I interpreted that article to mean that the debut will not be any later than Sept. because they can't miss that show. IMHO, that doesn't mean it couldn't be sooner if all goes well with development.
I would think that early 2008 is too late. I'm betting no later than the fall of 2007. And, I'm praying to the M God that it's summer 2007, however unlikely. Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?