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
It’s that time again. Over the next few weeks, broadcast insiders will watch dozens of TV pilots in contention for fall. Executives will debate their merits in meetings, publicists will chat about their favorites over lunch and agents will trade hallway gossip about which titles are hot. Some everyday folks will see the pilots, too — roughly 300 civilians wrangled into carefully monitored focus groups.
But like nearly every… Continue reading Should networks let viewers pick the new fall shows?