2014-15 TV Season

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

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  GOTHAM:  Monday 8PM on FOX THE FACTS:  The hero of this Batman prequel is the pre-Commissioner Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), who with his partner (Donal Logue) will attempt to clean Gotham City of a mob boss (Jada Pinkett Smith) and other villains.  Along the way, he’ll interact with the young versions of not […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Picks Up “Reckless”

Posted May 12, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The latest CBS drama pick-up for 2013-14 comes a bit out of left field:  RECKLESS, a legal soap about an illicit romance between a defense attorney (Cam Gigandet) and a prosecutor (Anna Wood) against the background of a police sex scandal.  This doesn’t just sound like an ABC show, it sounds like a specific […]

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2016-17 TV Season

UPDATED – NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: ABC Fall Schedule

Posted May 17, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  ABC’s fall line-up is a mix of the audacious and the not-so-much. UPDATED with reactions to trailers, which are available here.     ABC needed to shake things up for next season, and to an extent it has, although even if things go well, there will be more to do.  It’s relying on its […]

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NIELSENWAR: Pre-Upfront – What Will the Networks Do?

Posted May 5, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  The network averages for last week are significant because they represent a full week of sweeps programming, which means reruns were at a minimum and some stunting (although not a tremendous amount of it: a Chicago Fire/PD crossover here, the IHeartRadio Music Awards there) boosted the numbers.  In other words, barring really big events […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: The New CBS Schedule – Grid & Instant Analysis

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  By CBS standards, the network is making a large number of moves with its 2013-14 schedule.  Changes are in store for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday–including finally pulling the trigger on a 4-sitcom Thursday.  Let’s run through it. MONDAY 8PM:          HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 8:30PM:     WE ARE MEN 9PM:          2 BROKE GIRLS 9:30PM:     […]

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2016-17 TV Season

NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: 2016 Fall Broadcast Grid (with CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC)

Posted May 18, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

    Here are the official Fall 2016 prime time schedules for CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC.  New shows in italics.  A separate midseason grid will follow at a later date. Look for ShowBuzzDaily instant analysis of CBS’s schedule later today.  Meantime, read about the ABC, FOX and NBC schedules.                 […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: “Secrets and Lies”

Posted May 14, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SECRETS AND LIES:  Midseason TBD on ABC THE FACTS:  Another ABC murder soap, this one starring Ryan Phillippe as a man who finds the body of a neighbor’s child in the woods, KaDee Strickland as his wife, and Juliette Lewis as the homicide detective who thinks he’s the killer.  It’s based on an Australian […]

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2018-19 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: FOX Fall Schedule & Analysis (Includes 5-Network Grid)

Posted May 14, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever to authoritatively analyze the thought process that goes into a broadcaster’s cancellation, renewal and pick-up decisions, because network ad revenues directly […]

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