September 26, 2011

THE SKED: Week 1 Network Scorecard Coming Tomorrow

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Written by: Mitch Salem


Tonight is critical for 3 of the broadcast networks:  FOX will launch its major scripted gamble of the season, the big-budget TERRA NOVA; the CW will find out if GOSSIP GIRL still has enough of a pulse to launch the very different (other than having Josh Schwartz as Executive Producer) HART OF DIXIE; and CBS will discover what its Monday looks like now that the post-Charlie Sheen 2 1/2 MEN tsunami has passed.  All that being the case, we’re going to wait an extra day before grading the networks on their first week of the season.  Or in other words:  hey, NBC–THE PLAYBOY CLUB gets a do-over!

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."