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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: NBC Trailer – “The Michael J. Fox Show”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  As part of today’s Upfronts presentation, NBC has released full trailers of its new series.  Now, it’s absolutely unclear to judge a TV series from its trailer–even more than it’s unfair to judge a movie by one–because apart from the fact that you’re only seeing a few carefully selected and edited moment, TV shows […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: The CBS Schedule – Grid and Instant Analysis

Posted May 14, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  The big news at CBS is that the network is reducing its Monday comedy block to 1 hour, while leaving 2 sitcom hours on Thursday.  Consequently, the network is adding only one new half-hour in the fall.  (There was no last-minute pick-up for How I Met Your Dad, which until last week was regarded […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: News From FOX, NBC, TNT, TBS

Posted May 7, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Nothing so far today matches yesterday afternoon’s high-profile pick-ups by NBC and FOX, but there’s nevertheless some news as we approach next week’s Upfronts: FOX Amid speculation that the network will cut back on its comedy commitment next season, FOX cleared its shelves of bubble sitcoms, officially canceling DADS, ENLISTED and SURVIVING JACK.  Jack […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: The New NBC Schedule(s) – Instant Analysis & Grids

Posted May 12, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  NBC’s formal Upfront presentation isn’t until tomorrow, but the network has already released both its Fall and Midseason 2013-14 schedules.  Let’s dig right in. FALL MONDAY:  8PM:     THE VOICE 10PM:  THE BLACKLIST Unsurprisingly, the showcase post-VOICE drama spot has gone to the network’s most-hyped new 1-hour, THE BLACKLIST with James Spader.  If this is […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: CBS’s “The McCarthys”

Posted May 14, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE MCCARTHYS:  Thursday 9:30PM on CBS THE FACTS:  Ronnie McCarthy (Jake Lacy) is part of a lovingly smothering Boston Irish-Catholic family, who are just fine with him being gay but embarrass him at every turn anyway.  The series was created by Brian Gallivan, a relative newbie, so the showrunner will be Mike Sikowitz, of […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: SHOWBUZZDAILY’S Fearless Fall Ratings Predictions – Full Network Week

Posted May 22, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Here are our night-by-night ratings predictions for the Fall network television season:  Monday,  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  Friday, and Sunday Now that we’ve gone through each night’s Fall ratings, let’s pull back and take a look at the big picture for each of the broadcast networks. ABC:  Standing still isn’t necessarily a bad thing in the […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: The ABC Schedule – Grid and Instant Analysis

Posted May 13, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Come February, Thursday nights are going to feature an old-fashioned broadcast network slugfest, as ABC’s announcement that Scandal is moving to 9PM will put it squarely in the path of NBC’s The Blacklist when that series moves at midseason–may the best crazy plot twist-laden melodrama win.  The Scandal move is part of ABC’s new […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: The Fox Schedule – Grid and Instant Analysis

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Just a day after NBC announced the end of its Thursday Must-See-TV block of comedies, FOX is breaking up its Animation Domination Sundays with a pair of live-action sitcoms.  There are plenty of changes to the FOX line-up on the way, and here’s a quick breakdown: MONDAY:  Matching the new Batman prequel GOTHAM with […]

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