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Promo Watch NEW FALL SHOW PROMOTION — 666 Park Avenue and Nashville Jump to an Early Lead

Posted June 26, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Promo Watch begins and so far ABC’s 666 Park Avenue and Nashville stand out so far (thanks to a solid assist from the NBA). With the arrival of summer, it is time for the broadcast networks to get busy rolling out their marketing campaigns for their new fall shows.  While each network employs a variety […]

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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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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:  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:  FOX Trailer – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  One of FOX’s big moves for the fall is revamping its Tuesday 8-9PM comedies, shifting sharply in tone from last falls soft duo of Raising Hope and Ben & Kate to a more guy-oriented tone.  Seth MacFarlane’s Dads has the responsibility for kicking off the night, and then the cop comedy BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CW Promo – “The Tomorrow People”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promo – “The Tomorrow People”

Posted May 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  CW has released a mix of promos and short clips from its new series, which don’t do much more than provide the premises and a brief taste of the pilots.  Strong caution should be used in making any judgments from these, although we will anyway.  For THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, which will be paired with […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CW Promo – “The 100″
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promo – “The 100″

Posted May 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  We have a short clip from CW’s midseason series THE 100, about a group of teens returning to a post-apocalyptic Earth. Our heroine, it seems, is Octavia, the rebellious standout in the (as usual for CW, very pretty) group.  She also appears to be the only one with a living relative, her brother.  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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