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Fall TV Schedule 2013

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

liza lapira lauren ash rebel wilson super fun night abc Fall TV 2013: Rebel Wilsons Super Fun Night needs work and more ABC comedy snap judgmentsABC’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?

After yesterday’s tragic and senseless attack in Boston, we were first painfully sad and then strongly resolute.

Boston is one of the great American cities, one filled with a rich culture and diverse background –- it’s beautiful and complex and wonderful. If you live in the Northeast, you can visit Boston almost anytime you want, but that’s not

Dennis Haysbert returns to CBS for fall drama pilot

 Dennis Haysbert returns to CBS for fall drama pilot

Time to revive those old “come home to CBS” promos. Hours after snagging Marg Helgenberger for a fall pilot, CBS just lured The Unit star Dennis Haysbert back to play a detective in the drama Backstrom.

From Hart Hanson (Bones), Backstrom is based on the Swedish book series about an overweight, offensive, and irascible detective who tries to change his self-destructive… Continue reading Dennis Haysbert returns to CBS for fall drama pilot