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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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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: The Fox Schedule – Grid and Instant Analysis

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Just a day after NBC announced the end of its Thursday Must-See-TV block of comedies, FOX is breaking up its Animation Domination Sundays with a pair of live-action sitcoms.  There are plenty of changes to the FOX line-up on the way, and here’s a quick breakdown: MONDAY:  Matching the new Batman prequel GOTHAM with […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: C7 Will Save the Networks! (Or Maybe Not)

Posted June 5, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  According to Advertising Age, advertisers have begun to buy time on the broadcast networks for the 2014-15 TV season, which is the whole reason the hoopla of the “Upfronts” exists in the first place.  There are two basic components to each of these sales (although they can become quite intricate):  the rate that buyers […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “The Goldbergs”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  THE GOLDBERGS, as it will be described in roughly 10 billion places between now and September, is The Wonder Years set in the 1980s, based on the childhood of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, with Jeff Garlin as gruff but loving dad, Wendi McLendon-Covey as mom, and George Segal as grandpa, who’s losing it […]

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THE SKED: FOX Fall Premiere Dates

Posted June 26, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Unlike CBS and NBC, which are mostly launching their fall schedules in the official premiere week beginning Monday September 23, FOX is scattering its shows in the weeks before and after the other networks.  (CW, as has been its practice in recent years, restarts its engines at the beginning of October.)  Here’s a rundown: […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: ABC’s “Black-ish”

Posted May 13, 2014 by Mitch Salem

    BLACK-ISH:  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC THE FACTS:  Anthony Anderson plays the head of an African-American family that lives a prosperous life in a mostly white neighborhood, and he tries to hold onto some part of his culture even though his assimilated kids, wife and father mostly couldn’t care less.  The series creator is […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: “Late Night” To Be With Seth Meyers

Posted May 12, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Perhaps the worst-kept secret in recent network history is one no longer, as NBC officially announced today that it will be fellow former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host Seth Meyers who will take over from Jimmy Fallon at LATE NIGHT when the latter ascends to the deck of the Tonight Show.  Meyers will […]

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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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