THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CBS Featurette –  “Hostages”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “Hostages”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Here’s another of CBS’s “behind-the-scenes” blurbs, this time about the thriller HOSTAGES, which will occupy the Monday 10PM slot during the fall (to be replaced by Intelligence) at midseason. All the piece does is establish the show’s premise, which is that Toni Collette plays a Washington surgeon scheduled to operate on the President, and […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CBS Featurette – “The Crazy Ones”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “The Crazy Ones”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  CBS–because it’s CBS–doesn’t release trailers for its new series, but instead provides 3-4 minute behind-the-scenes featurettes.  These are about as informative as the puff pieces you’d find as an “extra” on a Hollywood DVD, and they’re even less reliable as a predictor of series quality than a real trailer would be.  So take them […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Midseason Trailer – “Mind Games”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Mind Games”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Kyle Killen’s Lone Star and Awake were two of the most ambitious network series of recent years–and two of the most resounding flops.  He has to be hoping that his third time (and third network) is the charm, with ABC’s TBD midseason series MIND GAMES.  It features Steve Zahn and Christian Slater as brothers […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Midseason Trailer – “Mixology”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Mixology”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Another TBD for ABC’s midseason:  the high-concept comedy MIXOLOGY.  The entire season takes place in a single night, at a bar where 10 single people are looking for love (or a close substitute), which–if things don’t go well–has the potential of feeling like one long night.  Think of it as a sitcom 24, but […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Midseason Trailer – “Killer Women”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Killer Women”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  KILLER WOMEN is another ABC TBD for midseason, this one starring Tricia Helfer (from Battlestar Galactica) as a Texas Ranger. Did you know women can be Texas Rangers these days?  Hot women, too!  No kidding.  Killer Women is by far the most generic of ABC’s drama orders for next season, and it seems to […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Midseason Trailer – “Resurrection”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Resurrection”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  RESURRECTION is one of ABC’s TBD series, and it seems that it may be intended to have a limited run (perhaps bridging the gaps of a serialized show, in order to avoid reruns and preemptions), although it’s not clear if that means it would come to a definite end in the way of a […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Trailer – “Back In the Game”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Back In the Game”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC rounds out its new Wednesday with BACK IN THE GAME, placed in the 8:30PM hammock slot between The Middle and Modern Family  It’s pretty clearly inspired by the Clint Eastwood movie Trouble With the Curve, with a little Bad News Bears added for flavoring, about the grumpy relationship between an ex-ballplayer (James Caan) […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Trailer – “Super Fun Night”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Super Fun Night”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC is all-in with Rebel Wilson next fall.  The network has given SUPER FUN NIGHT, which she wrote as well as stars in, its showcase Wednesday 9:30PM slot, behind Modern Family.  Wilson plays one of a trio of pals who’ve never been successful with guys and spend their Friday nights together hanging out at […]

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