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THE SKED: NBC Can’t Have Too Many Sitcoms

  The Chinese water torture that has been NBC’s announcement of its renewals and pick-ups continues with the glad tidings that PARKS & RECREATION has at long last received its (albeit 13-episode) order, as well a...
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THE SKED’S SCHEDULE: NBC

  The broadcast networks will officially announce their schedules next week at the Upfronts in New York, but before that happens, Mitch Metcalf and I, along with veteran network executive Ted Frank, have put together our o...
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THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/10/12

Not all season finales are created equal. NBC:  THE OFFICE and PARKS & RECREATION aired their season finales last night to no viewer excitement whatsoever:  Office was slightly down from the previous week to 2.2 (0.1 abov...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Parks & Recreation”

  If NBC’s Thursday night sitcoms were a movie about college roommates, The Office would be the one who doesn’t study or do the work but still gets better grades than anyone else, 30 Rock would be the teacher&#...
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THE SKED: ABC Gets Started

  The Alphabet has begun its process of setting things up for next week’s Upfronts by renewing all the shows everyone knew would be renewed:  MODERN FAMILY, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MIDDLE, CASTLE, DANCING WITH THE...
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THE SKED: “Community” Makes It To Senior Year

  Late today, NBC thrilled… well, not many viewers, but we’re very enthusiastic.  The network announced its renewal of COMMUNITY for a 4th season.  As had been rumored, the order is for 13 episodes (although ...
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The Sked: MAY SWEEP UPDATE — Halfway to the Finish Line

With two full weeks in for the May Sweep (official ratings for April 26-May 8 and fast national ratings for May 9), here’s an early look at the final major ratings sweep period of the broadcast season, when ratings are me...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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THE SKED: NBC’s Not Done

  Some more pre-Upfront pick-ups and renewals from the Peacock.  This time the happy newcomers are 2 1-hours: DO NO HARM is a modern day Jekyll & Hyde thriller about a neurosurgeon (Steven Pasquale from Rescue Me) who...
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THE SKED: “Cougar Town” Lives!

  So much for those “safe” 2d position pilot deals for the cast:  while ABC is, indeed, canceling COUGAR TOWN, the show isn’t going to that badly-titled place in the sky.  Instead, TBS has ordered a 4th...
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THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/9/12

      Sometimes a win can also be a disappointment. FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL was the highest rated show on the air last night, and gave FOX the nightly win.  But… its 4.4 was a series Wednesday low, down 0.3 f...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “CSI”

    This year, the original Las Vegas-set CSI, about to begin its 12th season on the air, faced not one but two crossroads.  A couple of years earlier, the show’s original star William L. Petersen had decided a...
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The Sked: Cable Ratings May 1-7

The NBA Playoffs continue to dominate the top of the weekly cable ratings chart, with two games hitting a 2.2 rating with Adults 18-49 (Oklahoma City at Dallas on Thursday and the L.A. Lakers at Denver on Sunday, both on TNT an...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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THE SKED: FOX’s Turn

    NBC and FOX kick off next week’s parade of network Upfronts on Monday, and now FOX has joined NBC in releasing the titles of at least some of its 2012/13 season pick-ups.  Unlike NBC, which has dribbled out...
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THE SKED: More NBC Newness

  NBC’s pre-Upfront pick-up spree continues with GUYS WITH KIDS, its first multicamera comedy order of the season.  The title seems to be self-explanatory:  the show’s logline describes it as being about thir...
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THE SKED: NBC Cries Wolf

  Network regimes come and go, ratings rise and (recently) fall, but one thing has been consistent at NBC for almost a quarter-century:  the presence of producer Dick Wolf and his LAW & ORDER franchise.  Hard times h...
by Mitch Salem