Update: Rick Porter writes a nice article on “Body Politic” – the best pilot you won’t see this fall season. (Zap2it).
Turns out, the rumoured schedule is true! While I do want to see the CW pick itself back up and bring back the glory days of the WB, I know that it will not happen, especially under the reigns of the current exec team. With a combination of rehashing old material, extending shows beyond their natural end, picking up bad pilots and poor scheduling, the CW continues to shoot itself in the foot. Oh Dawn… you’re really running the network to the ground. As the famous Les Grossman once said “A nutless monkey can do your job!”
While the official announcement will come tomorrow, the rumoured schedule is presented after jump. Looks like my prediction is sorta off eh? If this is any indication of what the network is airing next well, let’s just say the CW is definitely going down the crapper. Continue reading
Normally I could care less about CBS’ primetime schedule. I haven’t tuned into the network regularly since Jericho’s demise. I recently started catching a few episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” (which has been renewed for 2 seasons), “How I Met Your Mother” and “Harper’s Island”. Notice that none of these are part of their famous line-up of bland “procedural dramas”. Headlining this article is Jennifer Love Hewitt, star of Ghost Whisperer. No, I do not watch that show. I just have a picture of her here because she’s hot and she’s associated with the network. That’s it.
This year (like any other year), there are two words that sum up CBS’ latest primetime lineup: more procedurals. Continue reading
You’ve already heard about the batch of new shows when NBC decided to announce part of its schedule earlier in the month. Now the full schedule is available for you to check out! Continue reading
Headlining this article is the cast of “Flash Forward.” ABC started airing promos for this show during an episode of “Lost” in hopes of cashing in on the sci-fi/mystery audience. The network is looking to revamp their schedule as they pick up 11 new shows for the fall season. Unlike certain networks that prefer to scrap 5 hours of weekday programming or perhaps eliminate an entire day of programs, ABC is planning to fill the spaces with 6 dramas, 4 comedies and 1 reality show. Now the main question is, will they be able to pull this off? Continue reading
“Don’t stop believing!” I got that song stuck in my head and it’s on full rotation ever since I watched the extended trailer for the new FOX show “Glee” (the sneak preview airs tomorrow night after American Idol). This is one of the new shows on the FOX 2009/2010 schedule. So does FOX’s schedule look any good? Find out after the jump. Continue reading
Normally I would post a picture of someone for eye-candy purposes, but I’m doing things a little different today. The picture on the right is Dawn Ostroff, the head honcho of The CW right now. Why is there a picture of her? Well I want you to recognize the person that’s currently running a network to the ground! Yes, if you want a definition of epic fail when it comes to running a television network, look no further, she’s right there.
After a disasterous attempt to boost ratings by letting Media Rights Capital create primetime shows on Sunday night, the CW has decided to give up its Sunday lineup and focus on the five weeknights instead. Continue reading
No not really, especially since the network decided to hold off the renewal announcement of its most buzzed about bubble show Chuck. Headlining the article today is Canadian actress Carly Pope. She will be appearing in the NBC “event series” called Day One. After the jump, previews for the 6 new NBC shows and my thoughts based on their promotional clips.
As previously mentioned in Saturday’s Entertainment Link-Off, the Chuck announcement won’t come until the May upfronts. Remember fellow Nerd Herders, send some nerds and watch Chuck vs. the Colonel tonight on NBC.com or at hulu. Several sources indicate that a Chuck renewal looks good, but it’s not a sure thing. It depends on the negotiations between WB and NBC and whether NBC can fit the show into it’s fall/winter lineup.
In the meantime, keep track of Ausiello’s Fall TV Cheat Sheet to stay up to date on the status of your favourite shows!
NBC has already renewed 30 Rock, The Biggest Loser (*headdesk), Celebrity Apprentice, Friday Night Lights (Yay!), Heroes (Really?), Law and Order: SVU, The Office, Parks and Recreation (it will always live in the shadow of The Office), Saturday Night Live (yawn), SNL Weekend Update Thursday (double yawn) and Southland. Joining these shows are the new comedies 100 questions and Community and the new dramas Day One, Mercy, Parenthood and Trauma.