Category Archives: Fall TV Preview

You Can Bet on HBO’s ‘The Deuce’

David Simon and his creative crew are used to creating whole cities with their ambitious TV series — and changing the medium along the way. First it was Baltimore in “Homicide,” “The Corner” and the superb “The Wire.” Then post-Katrina New Orleans with “Treme.” He began mixing the city with a slight period piece in [...]

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Seth MacFarlane’s Space Ship Stalls

Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” has made Fox so much money over the years that he’s seemingly been allowed to indulge his every fantasy — from touring Sinatra-style crooner to motion picture leading man (casting Charlize Theron as his love interest). When he told his network he wanted to play “Star Trek,” he was indulged again, [...]

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Upfronts: Four New Ones from The CW

In a season when old shows from “Roseanne” to “S.W.A.T.” have announced comeback seasons or reboots, The CW network closed a week of network upfront presentations saying it would bring back the old “Dynasty.” It’s one of four new shows announced by the also-run network, whose only survivor from last year’s crop of new shows [...]

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Upfronts: CBS Unveils Eight New Shows

The last of the big four broadcast networks to present its plans for the 2017-18 TV season, CBS adds eight new shows, including one that’s a spinoff of its popular “Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon.” The network of powerful government acronyms continues the tradition with the dramas “SEAL Team” and “S.W.A.T.” The new dramas include: [...]

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Upfronts: ABC Has a Dozen New Shows

ABC announced the most new shows of any network so far — 12 — in its 2017-18 upfront presentation. But many of its series have limited eight-to-10 episode runs, including an eight episode revival of “Roseanne” with Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalfe is also coming for 2018. Of the five new [...]

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Upfronts: Fox Brings more ‘X-Files’

Fox brings four new hour-long series and a pair of half hour comedies to its 2017-18 season and will bring back a 10-episode new season of   “X-Files” midseason, it said in its upfronts Monday. The comedies include Seth MacFarlane’s live-action sci-fi spoof “The Orville” in which he will star and a paranormal buddy comedy [...]

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NBC Upfronts: Three New Fall Shows

NBC kicks off the week of network upfronts — announcing plans for the upcoming TV season — by invoking its old phrase “Must See TV” for a Thursday night lineup that includes a new night for first season hit, “This is Us” and the return of the comedy “Will & Grace” as well as Dick [...]

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The 2016 Fall Season: Fridays

Networks long ago have given up on Fridays as a major day of their programming schedule. Nonetheless, they have been using it for genre shows. It also adds, eventually, the critical hit “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” later this fall, opposite the family comedies and newsmagazines. We’ve been sailing a daily look at what’s coming in the [...]

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The 2016 Fall Season: Thursdays

We are previewing the new network fall schedule day by day all week, and on Thursdays you can find examples of some of the best the season has to offer and some of the very worst. Our intent is to make it easier to step across this minefield.  NEW SHOWS “Pitch” (Fox, 9 p.m., tonight) [...]

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The 2016 Fall Season: Wednesdays

One of the fall broadcast season’s most promising shows gets a start, as well as two that are based on old movies. And there’s one that opens up the door to special needs actors. We’ve been spending day by day this week surveying the new fall shows. Here’s what’s in store for Wednesdays.  NEW SHOWS [...]

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