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 – “Sleepy Hollow”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Sleepy Hollow”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  We’re continuing our look through FOX’s fall trailers with SLEEPY HOLLOW, which will hold the Monday 9PM slot until The Following takes it back at midseason.  It comes from genre specialists Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, and here’s the promo: Sleepy Hollow has a bit of a second-hand feel, as though tropes from 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:  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:  CBS Featurette – “Intelligence”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “Intelligence”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  In the CBS featurette for its new midseason action-adventure INTELLIGENCE (it’ll take over the Monday 10PM timeslot from Hostages), the show is variously compared to Mission: impossible, Frankenstein, The Six Million Dollar Man and James Bond.  Curiously, the one they left out was Chuck, for which this show’s concept is virtually a dead ringer:  […]

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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:  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:  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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