October 6, 2011

THE SKED: “Free Agents” At Liberty

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Written by: Mitch Salem


After another awful 1.0 rating last night, NBC did what it had to do and put on the executioner’s hood for FREE AGENTS.  Early indications are that in the short-term, the network may fill the slot with reruns of WHITNEY.

Tonight’s heads on the potential chopping block:  ABC’s CHARLIE’S ANGELS and CBS’s HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN.  (NBC’s PRIME SUSPECT is probably safe for the immediate future, while the network see how reruns play in the former Playboy Club slot on Mondays.)

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."