May 15, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Salem


So:  just what the hell has been going on in New York this week?  On Monday morning, white smoke will start to issue forth from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Beacon Theater and (really, NBC?) the Hilton Hotel, and the broadcast networks will announce their new Fall 2011/12 schedules.  But where do those schedules come from?  What’s the process, and what are the complications?  At SHOWBUZZDAILY we’ve actually been there, in the rooms where your TV choices get determined, and we’re going to share the experience with you.  Click below and it’ll be as though you’re in those executive suites yourself:

Stay with SHOWBUZZDAILY all next week, as we give you the smartest and most informed analysis of the network schedules as they’re announced.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."