Done. The fates of pilots and returning shows are sealed. The new fall schedule has been revealed. And the week of network sales presentations to advertisers is over. Here’s some of the best and worst of the past week and what it means for this fall.
Highest concept (figuratively): Mixology — a sitcom where the entire series takes place during one night in a bar. Cheers only felt like… Continue reading Best and Worst Decisions of 2013 Upfronts
Look at all that yellow.
In this final 2013 fall TV schedule, we highlighted the new broadcast dramas and comedies (below). And as you might expect, after a challenging TV season that claimed the lives of so many programs, there’s a lot of yellow on the new board. In fact, nearly one third of shows airing Sunday through Friday this fall (31 percent) will be freshman titles. ABC alone… Continue reading Fall TV Schedule 2013
ABC’s comedy development has had a rough couple of seasons. The network hasn’t had a real breakout since the one-two punch of family comedies “Modern Family” (an ongoing mega hit) and “The Middle” (a modest but stable hit) premiered back in 2009.
Only three comedies launched since then remain on the air: “Suburgatory,” which faded enough in Season 2 to be held back for midseason… Continue reading Fall TV 2013: Rebel Wilson's 'Super Fun Night' needs work and more ABC comedy snap judgments