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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: SHOWBUZZDAILY’S Fearless Fall Ratings Predictions – Wednesday

Posted May 20, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SHOWBUZZDAILY has taken a look at Monday and Tuesday, and now we’ll pay an early visit to next fall’s network TV Wednesdays and stick out our necks with some early ratings predictions.  As we’ve noted, the period we’re covering is September 22-December 7, when all the networks will be introducing their new shows and […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Mixology”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Another TBD for ABC’s midseason:  the high-concept comedy MIXOLOGY.  The entire season takes place in a single night, at a bar where 10 single people are looking for love (or a close substitute), which–if things don’t go well–has the potential of feeling like one long night.  Think of it as a sitcom 24, but […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: The New NBC Schedule(s) – Instant Analysis & Grids

Posted May 12, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  NBC’s formal Upfront presentation isn’t until tomorrow, but the network has already released both its Fall and Midseason 2013-14 schedules.  Let’s dig right in. FALL MONDAY:  8PM:     THE VOICE 10PM:  THE BLACKLIST Unsurprisingly, the showcase post-VOICE drama spot has gone to the network’s most-hyped new 1-hour, THE BLACKLIST with James Spader.  If this is […]

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

Posted May 13, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Come February, Thursday nights are going to feature an old-fashioned broadcast network slugfest, as ABC’s announcement that Scandal is moving to 9PM will put it squarely in the path of NBC’s The Blacklist when that series moves at midseason–may the best crazy plot twist-laden melodrama win.  The Scandal move is part of ABC’s new […]

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

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MULANEY:  Sunday 9:30PM on FOX THE FACTS:  John Mulaney, in real life a stand-up comic and TV comedy writer (most notably on SNL, where his biggest claim to fame may be co-creating Bill Hader’s Stefon character), plays one in the sitcom he created for himself, too.  His TV show boss is Martin Short, and […]

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

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  BACKSTROM:  Midseason TBD on FOX THE FACTS:  Rainn Wilson plays your basic difficult-but-brilliant homicide detective in a procedural based on a series of Swedish mystery novels, adapted for television by Hart Hanson, the creator of Bones.  Backstrom is grumpy and dismissive of his colleagues, and unhealthy in his eating, drinking and general living habits, […]

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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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