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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Lucky 7”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC wraps up its all-new Tuesday night with LUCKY 7, a wish-fulfillment (and probably a “be careful what you wish for”) drama about a group of 7 blue-collar workers at a Queens gas station who hit the lottery for $45M.  It’s set to air against Chicago Fire on NBC and whatever CBS is planning […]

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2017-18 TV Season

UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS–NIELSENWAR: The ABC Fall 2017 Schedule

Posted May 16, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Check out our looks at the NBC and FOX fall line-ups. ABC’s 2016-17 season was a tale of two genres.  On the comedy side, things were relatively smooth, with American Housewife and Speechless painlessly integrated into the Tuesday and Wednesday line-ups, and The Goldbergs functioning well as the Wednesday night opener.  Dramas, though, were a disaster. All the new 1-hours […]

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THE SKED: Some Pre-Upfront Thoughts About CW’s Fall Schedule

Posted May 8, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  See Also:  THE SKED’s Pre-Upfront Projected NBC Fall 2013 Schedule                  THE SKED’s Pre-Upfront Projected FOX Fall 2013 Schedule                  THE SKED’s Pre-Upfront Projected ABC Fall 2013 Schedule                  THE SKED’s Pre-Upfront Projected CBS Fall 2013 Schedule   CW (pardon, “The” CW) is technically a broadcast network–and technically is the correct term, because […]

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THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Friday

Posted May 23, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  We’ve arrived at Friday in our tour of the fall primetime schedule, and former head of NBC Scheduling Mitch Metcalf, former head of NBC Current Programming Ted Frank and I have our predictions ready.  (Here are our predictions for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.)  Friday is the least-watched (other than barely-programmed Saturday) and least dramatic […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: FOX’s “Mulaney”

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MULANEY:  Sunday 9:30PM on FOX THE FACTS:  John Mulaney, in real life a stand-up comic and TV comedy writer (most notably on SNL, where his biggest claim to fame may be co-creating Bill Hader’s Stefon character), plays one in the sitcom he created for himself, too.  His TV show boss is Martin Short, and […]

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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: Yet More NBC Pick-Ups… and a Renewal

Posted May 10, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Previous NBC pick-ups are here and here. If Las Vegas took futures bets on TV shows the way it does on football teams, you could have cashed a nice ticket today on the proposition that when all was said and done, COMMUNITY would be (but for Parks & Recreation) the last NBC sitcom standing.  […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura”

Posted May 11, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA:  Wednesday 8PM on NBC THE FACTS:  Laura Diamond (Debra Messing) is an NYPD homicide detective who also has to juggle her responsibilities to her young twin sons and her issues with her estranged cop husband (Josh Lucas).  The series creator is Jeff Rake, a veteran writer/producer (everything from The Practice […]

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