2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder”

Posted May 13, 2014 by Mitch Salem

    HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER:  Thursday 10PM on ABC THE FACTS:  The new wing to the Shonda Rhimes Thursday that’s about to be a cornerstone of the ABC line-up.  In case that name wasn’t enough, try this one:  Viola Davis, starring as a brilliant, enigmatic criminal defense attorney who teaches a law […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Picks Up “Reckless”

Posted May 12, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The latest CBS drama pick-up for 2013-14 comes a bit out of left field:  RECKLESS, a legal soap about an illicit romance between a defense attorney (Cam Gigandet) and a prosecutor (Anna Wood) against the background of a police sex scandal.  This doesn’t just sound like an ABC show, it sounds like a specific […]

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THE SKED: The Full 4-Network Fall TV Schedule

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

  Here it is, your Fall 2013 network TV schedule.  Watch this space, because next week we’ll be bringing you night-by-night ratings predictions of which shows will win their hours and which are likely to perish.  But for now, peruse the below and figure out what you plan to watch, DVR or ignore starting in […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: CBS and Its Very CBS Pick-Ups

Posted May 9, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  CBS was, for the most part, very CBS in its choice of new series for next season, with a pair of spin-offs, some additional procedurals, one retread sitcom and another that fits right into the network’s multi-camera family comedy sweet spot.  The biggest surprise was the omission, at least for now, of How I […]

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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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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promo – “The 100”

Posted May 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  We have a short clip from CW’s midseason series THE 100, about a group of teens returning to a post-apocalyptic Earth. Our heroine, it seems, is Octavia, the rebellious standout in the (as usual for CW, very pretty) group.  She also appears to be the only one with a living relative, her brother.  The […]

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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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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: C7 Will Save the Networks! (Or Maybe Not)

Posted June 5, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  According to Advertising Age, advertisers have begun to buy time on the broadcast networks for the 2014-15 TV season, which is the whole reason the hoopla of the “Upfronts” exists in the first place.  There are two basic components to each of these sales (although they can become quite intricate):  the rate that buyers […]

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