THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CBS Featurette – “Mom”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “Mom”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  No name has more cachet at CBS than Chuck Lorre’s.  He’s given the network The Big Bang Theory, 2 1/2 Men and Mike & Molly, and hopes are high that his MOM, taking over the Monday 9:30PM timeslot this fall, can join those at the top of the ratings heap.  The network’s behind-the-scenes featurette, […]

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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:  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:  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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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:  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:  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:  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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