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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Dads”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The first day of network Upfront presentations features a doubleheader, with NBC followed by FOX.  That means another stack of trailers (unlike NBC, FOX also released the materials for its midseason shows), so let’s take a look.  Reminder:  it’s patently unfair to judge a TV series based on a 3-4 minute trailer, except that […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promo – “The 100”

Posted May 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  We have a short clip from CW’s midseason series THE 100, about a group of teens returning to a post-apocalyptic Earth. Our heroine, it seems, is Octavia, the rebellious standout in the (as usual for CW, very pretty) group.  She also appears to be the only one with a living relative, her brother.  The […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “Mom”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  No name has more cachet at CBS than Chuck Lorre’s.  He’s given the network The Big Bang Theory, 2 1/2 Men and Mike & Molly, and hopes are high that his MOM, taking over the Monday 9:30PM timeslot this fall, can join those at the top of the ratings heap.  The network’s behind-the-scenes featurette, […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Rake”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  FOX’s most highly-touted drama pilot the entire development season was RAKE, which is indeed on the air.  The price of scoring Greg Kinnear as a lead (much as it had been last year with Kevin Bacon) is that he would only commit to a limited number of episodes, so the show will air on […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promos – “Reign”

Posted May 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  CW has released a :30 promo and a little more than a minute of REIGN, the teen Mary, Queen of Scots soap that will have the showcase spot on its schedule next fall, Thursday 9PM after The Vampire Diaries.  Here’s what we’ve got: Promo Clip Well, there’s Mary all right, and there’s Francis, whom […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promo – “Star-Crossed”

Posted May 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The final bit of Upfronts material released by CW is a brief clip from its midseason series STAR-CROSSED, about an alien and a human in love. A group of nervous, ostracized teens (presumably the aliens) are bused into a high school, and guy alien locks eyes with girl human, and the whole world changes, […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Mind Games”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Kyle Killen’s Lone Star and Awake were two of the most ambitious network series of recent years–and two of the most resounding flops.  He has to be hoping that his third time (and third network) is the charm, with ABC’s TBD midseason series MIND GAMES.  It features Steve Zahn and Christian Slater as brothers […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Back In the Game”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC rounds out its new Wednesday with BACK IN THE GAME, placed in the 8:30PM hammock slot between The Middle and Modern Family  It’s pretty clearly inspired by the Clint Eastwood movie Trouble With the Curve, with a little Bad News Bears added for flavoring, about the grumpy relationship between an ex-ballplayer (James Caan) […]

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