Posts Tagged ‘20th century fox’
 

 

COUNTING TO 10: The Emmy Nominations

> The Emmys, of all show-business awards, lend themselves least to surprise.  That’s because they’re the only group that nominate and award continuing series, meaning that the same high-quality shows repeat yea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Week 1 + 1 – Network Scorecard

> None of the networks should be throwing a parade after the first 8 days of the new season, but some may be in more of a marching mood than others. FOX:  It was all going so well for FOX.  NEW GIRL launched as strong...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Big Year”

  THE BIG YEAR:  Watch It At Home – Very Small Pleasures   THE BIG YEAR is an amiable, good-natured comedy that’s so insubstantial it seems to fly out of your memory even as you’re watching it.  If...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

A MIDSUMMER STUDIO’S REPORT CARD: 20th Century Fox

> With a summer movie season bracketed by the first weekend in May on one end, and Labor Day on the other, we’ve reached the midpoint of 2011’s array of blockbusters, and for the next week, here at SHOWBUZZDAILY, we...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “New Girl”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “In Time”

  IN TIME:  Watch It At Home – The Clock Never Really Starts Ticking   Andrew Niccol wants to be a populist moviemaker of ideas, but he just doesn’t have the knack.  Niccol’s ideas are genuinely im...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Terra Nova and Other Short Orders

> The typical episodic order for a new Fall show is 13 episodes, with a network option for 9 more (known as the “back-order”) to bring the full season to 22 episodes.  Shows that debut at Midseason typically ge...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: FOX Delays – Baseball Hits “Terra Nova,” Wait For “Girl”

> FOX’s week isn’t going as originally planned.  Last night a rainout of the American League playoffs forced the network to air repeats and drop out of the Sunday ratings picture.  Today that game was resc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “We Bought A Zoo”

    WE BOUGHT A ZOO:  Worth A Ticket – Cameron Crowe Pays His Dues and Keeps His Dignity   There’s a classic line in Albert Brooks’s incredibly prescient 1979 Real Life where Brooks, as the pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: MONDAY RATINGS October 10 — Odd Night

>As expected, it was an odd night on the broadcast networks.  FOX’s Monday line-up was delayed 55 minutes by a very long (11 innings, 4 hours 25 minutes) ALCS Game 2 that started around 4 pm ET.  The primetime p...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

What Are Legendary, Dune and RatPac and Why Should We Care?

  There is tumult in the movie business, we’re told.  Reports warn that several studios as we know them are about to undergo seismic change for years to come.  And why?  Because Legendary Entertainment may shift i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Broadcast Network On-Air Promotion

>Last night in the hit summer shows (NBC’s America’s Got Talent and FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen), we took a look at the priorities for new fall series promotion.  The big winners on NBC were the comedies W...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Grimm” Is Right

> There’s going to be a 7th game of the 2011 World Series, and when it’s over, either Texas or St. Louis will be the winner. The loser, though, will be NBC. GRIMM, the network’s last chance for a new fall hit ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s State of the Studio: 20th Century Fox

  Our parade of studio summers continues. We’ve reviewed Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount, and Sony, and today’s focus is on 20th Century Fox. Fox has had a distinct strategy this summer, counterprogramming with ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Weekends At Bellevue”

> See A Word About Busted Pilots It was widely rumored in the weeks before the networks announced their new schedules at the Upfronts that WEEKENDS AT BELLEVUE was destined to hit the air on FOX.  In fact, even its timeslo...
by Mitch Salem