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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “The Millers”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  For any comedy developed at CBS, the grand prize of pilot season is the slot behind THE BIG BANG THEORY on Thursday night.  That prize went this year to Greg Garcia’s THE MILLERS.  It’s an unusual multi-camera comedy for Garcia, with a first-rate cast that includes Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and J.B. […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: NBC’s “Marry Me”

Posted May 11, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MARRY ME:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC THE FACTS:  Happy Endings creator David Caspe reunites with Casey Wilson, one of that show’s stars, for a rom-com that pairs her with Ken Marino, as a longtime couple who finally get engaged. WHAT’S IT SAYING:  The NBC quirky single-camera rom-com brand is in good hands:  Happy Endings […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: The Complete Fall Battle Plan: 7-Night Grid

Posted May 15, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Here are the network schedules for fall 2014 for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, as a handy reference.  As usual, new shows are denoted in italics. Also, note The CW will be airing The Originals and Jane the Virgin on Mondays, The Flash and Supernatural on Tuesdays, Arrow and The 100 on Wednesdays, The Vampire Diaries and Reign on Thursdays, and Whose Line […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Us & Them”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Currently TBD on the FOX schedule is US & THEM, an adaptation of the well-liked British comedy Gavin & Stacey.  It stars the also well-liked Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel as co-workers from different branches of the same company who finally meet and have to overcome the challenge of their wildly eccentric parents and […]

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

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  HIEROGLYPH:  Midseason TBD on FOX THE FACTS:  Ancient Egyptian fantasy-adventure, given a direct-to-series order by FOX.  The series creator is Travis Beacham, a screenwriter of Pacific Rim and the remake of Clash of the Titans, and let’s pretend that’s something to boast about. WHAT IT’S SAYING:  There will be mystery, magic, palace intrigue and […]

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NIELSENWAR: The CBS Fall Schedule

Posted May 13, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  CBS doesn’t typically cultivate daring in its fall schedules, but this year it’s making one exception.  Here’s a quick look (new shows are in ALL CAPS, new timeslots are in italics): MONDAY Sept-Oct 8PM:  The Big Bang Theory 8:30PM:  LIFE IN PIECES Nov 8PM:  SUPERGIRL 9PM:  Scorpion 10PM:  NCIS: LA Running Supergirl against Gotham isn’t as […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: More NBC Pick-Ups

Posted May 10, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  NBC has added 3 more series to its 2013-14 dance card, whether for fall or midseason we don’t yet know. CHICAGO PD is a spin-off of Chicago Fire, and it’s a remarkable sign of where network TV is right now that a series with a 1.8 season average is getting a spin-off.  On the […]

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