2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: More NBC Comedies

Posted May 9, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  NBC has perfected the art of releasing bits of information each day throughout pre-Upfront week, and today’s nuggets introduced a trio of additional new sitcoms.  It appears that at least 2 of these will be given small midseason runs of 6 episodes to see if they catch anyone’s fancy before potentially expanding. MISSION CONTROL:  […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: CBS’s “Madam Secretary”

Posted May 14, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MADAM SECRETARY:  Sunday 8PM on CBS THE FACTS:  Tea Leoni plays Elizabeth McCord, a college professor and former CIA analyst unexpectedly named by the President (Keith Carradine)–who used to be her boss at the CIA–as his new Secretary of State.  She battles with his Chief of Staff (Zeljko Ivanek), and her plainspoken style doesn’t […]

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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: 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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NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: FOX’s “Gracepoint”

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  GRACEPOINT:  Thursday 9PM on FOX THE FACTS:  David Tennant repeats his role as the lead detective in a US adaptation of the hit British miniseries Broadchurch, about the murder of a child in a small seaside town and what the investigation reveals about the inhabitants.  He’s joined by Anna Gunn in what had been […]

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NIELSENWAR: This Revolution Is Being “Televised”

Posted May 9, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  Over the past few days, in the lead-up to the gala Upfront ceremonies that will begin with NBC’s presentation to advertisers and the world on Monday morning, there’s been a steady stream of announcements and leaks about which broadcast network shows are being cancelled, renewed or picked-up to series.  For decades, that news was […]

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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: ABC Fall Premiere Schedule

Posted July 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC has finally joined its brethren and announced the rollout of its fall schedule.  Although the majority of its shows will premiere during the official September 23-29 opening week, some series will start before and after that. MONDAY SEPT 16 8PM:           Dancing With the Stars FRIDAY SEPT 20 8PM:           Last Man Standing 8:30PM:      The […]

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