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

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The first day of network Upfront presentations features a doubleheader, with NBC followed by FOX.  That means another stack of trailers (unlike NBC, FOX also released the materials for its midseason shows), so let’s take a look.  Reminder:  it’s patently unfair to judge a TV series based on a 3-4 minute trailer, except that […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  NBC Trailer – “Ironside”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: NBC Trailer – “Ironside”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  We’re continuing our look at NBC’s crop of trailers for its fall shows (apart from The Blacklist, the network doesn’t seem to be releasing pieces for its midseason series right now), and next up is the return of a TV icon (for those who were watching TV in 1967):  IRONSIDE. What becomes increasingly clear […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CW Promo – “Star-Crossed”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promo – “Star-Crossed”

Posted May 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The final bit of Upfronts material released by CW is a brief clip from its midseason series STAR-CROSSED, about an alien and a human in love. A group of nervous, ostracized teens (presumably the aliens) are bused into a high school, and guy alien locks eyes with girl human, and the whole world changes, […]

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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:  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:  NBC Trailer – “Welcome To the Family”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: NBC Trailer – “Welcome To the Family”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  NBC’s trailers for its fall series continue.  Next up:  the sitcom WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, featuring Mike O’Malley and Mary McCormick as a couple whose teen daughter falls in love with (and gets pregnant by) the valedictorian son of a Latino family, forcing them to all get to know each other. NBC’s journey down […]

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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:  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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