Posts Tagged ‘The Originals’
 

 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Pick-Ups

  The biggest surprise from CW wasn’t any one of its pilot orders–it was the decision to renew THE CARRIE DIARIES, a show that showed little ratings promise in its first season.  Apparently the explanation is ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: CW Wastes No Time Ordering “The Originals,” and 2 Bubble Shows Survive

  Less than 24 hours after its airing as an episode of The Vampire Diaries, CW has ordered the spin-off series THE ORIGINALS for the 2013-14 season.  (My review is here.)  Last night’s rating was a lackluster 0.9, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Vampire Diaries”

  I get it:  teen vampires, ick.  THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is never going to win a major Emmy–it’s never even going to win a Golden Globe.  But there isn’t a long-running show on television that hums along ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Legacies”

  LEGACIES:  Thursday 9PM on CW CW’s LEGACIES brings the Vampire Diaries extended universe once again close to its roots, after the older-skewing adventures of The Originals.  We’re not only back in Mystic Fa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S STATE OF THE NETWORK: CW

  The Sked’s State of the Network Reports:  NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX Of the 10 hours each week programmed by the CW network, a grand total of 3 regularly have ratings over 0.6.  This gives rise to the question:  how ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: The New CW Schedule – Grid & Instant Analysis

  The mini-est of broadcast networks blew up its schedule in a big way, with changes for CW on every one of the 5 nights per week it programs.  Let’s see what it’s done: MONDAY 8PM:       HART OF DIXIE 9...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Some Pre-Upfront Thoughts About CW’s Fall Schedule

  See Also:  THE SKED’s Pre-Upfront Projected NBC Fall 2013 Schedule                  THE SKED’s Pre-Upfront Projected FOX Fall 2013 Schedule                  THE SKED’s Pr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “The Vampire Diaries”

  THE VAMPIRE DIARIES:  Thursday 8PM on CW Walter White, that student of change, would enjoy this fifth season of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES.  Behind the camera, showrunner Julie Plec is now splitting her time with the Diaries ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “The Originals”

  Planted spin-off pilots are almost always awkward, and THE ORIGINALS, which aired as an episode of The Vampire Diaries, was no exception.  The timing of Originals was particularly odd in the Vampire universe, because it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Tuesday

  Our soothsaying group of former NBC head of Scheduling Mitch Metcalf, longtime head of NBC Current Programming Ted Frank and myself is continuing to set out instant, perhaps foolhardy predictions of what next fall’...
by Mitch Salem