2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: CW’s “The Flash”

Posted May 15, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  (NOTE:  as of Thursday afternoon, CW had only released a 30-second teaser for its new JANE THE VIRGIN, and nothing at all for midseason shows iZOMBIE and THE MESSENGERS.  We’ll post reviews of the rest of the network’s trailers as soon as they’re available.) THE FLASH:  Tuesday 8PM on CW THE FACTS:  Viewers of […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Enlisted”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ENLISTED has been curiously scheduled, placed in the hinterlands of 9:30PM on Fridays after Raising Hope, where the upside is that at least expectations will be low  The show is written by Kevin Biegel, whose previous series have included Scrubs and Cougar Town, and it stars Geoff Stults as one of a trio of […]

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2014-15 TV Season

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

Posted May 11, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  CONSTANTINE:  Friday 10PM on NBC THE FACTS:  John Constantine (Matt Ryan) has the ability to see demons and spirits hidden from the outside world and the ability to defeat them; unfortunately, he’s also been damned to hell for actions in his past.  Trying to redeem himself, he sets out to protect Liv (Lucy Griffiths), […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: ABC’s “Selfie”

Posted May 13, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SELFIE:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC THE FACTS:  Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek may have lost one sitcom this week, but she gained a new one, this spin on My Fair Lady.  Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) is an entirely self-obsessed, social  media-magnet narcissist (think a slightly less sociopathic Dahlia from Suburgatory), but when she herself gets […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Mind Games”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Kyle Killen’s Lone Star and Awake were two of the most ambitious network series of recent years–and two of the most resounding flops.  He has to be hoping that his third time (and third network) is the charm, with ABC’s TBD midseason series MIND GAMES.  It features Steve Zahn and Christian Slater as brothers […]

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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 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Back In the Game”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC rounds out its new Wednesday with BACK IN THE GAME, placed in the 8:30PM hammock slot between The Middle and Modern Family  It’s pretty clearly inspired by the Clint Eastwood movie Trouble With the Curve, with a little Bad News Bears added for flavoring, about the grumpy relationship between an ex-ballplayer (James Caan) […]

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2018-19 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: NBC Fall Schedule & Analysis [5-Network Program Grid Added]

Posted May 13, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever to authoritatively analyze the thought process that goes into a broadcaster’s cancellation, renewal and pick-up decisions, because network ad revenues directly […]

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