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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 – “Enlisted”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ENLISTED has been curiously scheduled, placed in the hinterlands of 9:30PM on Fridays after Raising Hope, where the upside is that at least expectations will be low  The show is written by Kevin Biegel, whose previous series have included Scrubs and Cougar Town, and it stars Geoff Stults as one of a trio of […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “Intelligence”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  In the CBS featurette for its new midseason action-adventure INTELLIGENCE (it’ll take over the Monday 10PM timeslot from Hostages), the show is variously compared to Mission: impossible, Frankenstein, The Six Million Dollar Man and James Bond.  Curiously, the one they left out was Chuck, for which this show’s concept is virtually a dead ringer:  […]

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Promo Watch NEW FALL SHOW PROMOTION — 666 Park Avenue and Nashville Jump to an Early Lead

Posted June 26, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Promo Watch begins and so far ABC’s 666 Park Avenue and Nashville stand out so far (thanks to a solid assist from the NBA). With the arrival of summer, it is time for the broadcast networks to get busy rolling out their marketing campaigns for their new fall shows.  While each network employs a variety […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  One of FOX’s big moves for the fall is revamping its Tuesday 8-9PM comedies, shifting sharply in tone from last falls soft duo of Raising Hope and Ben & Kate to a more guy-oriented tone.  Seth MacFarlane’s Dads has the responsibility for kicking off the night, and then the cop comedy BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is […]

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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 – “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: NBC Trailer – “Welcome To the Family”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  NBC’s trailers for its fall series continue.  Next up:  the sitcom WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, featuring Mike O’Malley and Mary McCormick as a couple whose teen daughter falls in love with (and gets pregnant by) the valedictorian son of a Latino family, forcing them to all get to know each other. NBC’s journey down […]

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