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:  NBC Trailer – “Sean Saves the World”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: NBC Trailer – “Sean Saves the World”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Another sitcom for NBC’s new “we wouldn’t be edgy if you begged us” Thursday night comedy line-up, as Sean Hayes returns to what’s now “Might-Watch TV” with SEAN SAVES THE WORLD.  Well, let’s give Sean this much:  as gay family sitcoms go, it looks better than The New Normal.  And Hayes seems to have […]

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

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  NBC’s one slightly surprising choice for the fall schedule was DRACULA, not because it doesn’t fit with its Grimm lead-in, but just that its straight-to-series order had been somewhat under the radar in the bustle of pilot season.  NBC’s trailer provides our first glimpse. “Teaser” may be a better word for the piece, since […]

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

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ENLISTED has been curiously scheduled, placed in the hinterlands of 9:30PM on Fridays after Raising Hope, where the upside is that at least expectations will be low  The show is written by Kevin Biegel, whose previous series have included Scrubs and Cougar Town, and it stars Geoff Stults as one of a trio of […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CBS Featurette – “The Millers”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “The Millers”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  For any comedy developed at CBS, the grand prize of pilot season is the slot behind THE BIG BANG THEORY on Thursday night.  That prize went this year to Greg Garcia’s THE MILLERS.  It’s an unusual multi-camera comedy for Garcia, with a first-rate cast that includes Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and J.B. […]

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