THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Trailer – “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC has had no success at all in the Thursday 8PM slot for years, which is doubly frustrating now that 9PM and 10PM are humming along beautifully with the Grey’s Anatomy/Scandal duo.  The network is trying something familiar and yet new next season:  the spin-off ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, which in theory […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Trailer – “Lucky 7″
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Lucky 7″

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC wraps up its all-new Tuesday night with LUCKY 7, a wish-fulfillment (and probably a “be careful what you wish for”) drama about a group of 7 blue-collar workers at a Queens gas station who hit the lottery for $45M.  It’s set to air against Chicago Fire on NBC and whatever CBS is planning […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Trailer – “The Goldbergs”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “The Goldbergs”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  THE GOLDBERGS, as it will be described in roughly 10 billion places between now and September, is The Wonder Years set in the 1980s, based on the childhood of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, with Jeff Garlin as gruff but loving dad, Wendi McLendon-Covey as mom, and George Segal as grandpa, who’s losing it […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Trailer – “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is The Big One, not just for ABC but for any network this fall.  A spin-off of one of the most successful movies ever made (and part of a gigantically successful ongoing franchise), co-written and directed by the film’s director himself–who just happens to be a brilliant TV auteur in his […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Trailer – “Betrayal”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Betrayal”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  BETRAYAL will be the latest inhabitant of ABC’s Sunday 10PM soap hour, trying to outdo such recent occupants as GCB, Red Widow, 666 Park Avenue and Pan Am.  It stars Hannah Ware as the wife of a prosecutor who discovers too late that the man she’s having an affair with is the defense attorney […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Trailer – “Trophy Wife”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Trophy Wife”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC has started putting up its Upfront trailers for the network’s new series, so we’re going to chime in with some instant impressions.  As always, remember that a trailer isn’t necessarily a real sign of what a TV series will be (sometimes it’s not even a sign of what the pilot is).  It’s the […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  FOX Trailer – “Us & Them”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Us & Them”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Currently TBD on the FOX schedule is US & THEM, an adaptation of the well-liked British comedy Gavin & Stacey.  It stars the also well-liked Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel as co-workers from different branches of the same company who finally meet and have to overcome the challenge of their wildly eccentric parents and […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  FOX Trailer – “Rake”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Rake”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  FOX’s most highly-touted drama pilot the entire development season was RAKE, which is indeed on the air.  The price of scoring Greg Kinnear as a lead (much as it had been last year with Kevin Bacon) is that he would only commit to a limited number of episodes, so the show will air on […]

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