Category Archives: Fall TV Preview

The CW Closes Upfronts, Adds a Day

The CW ended a week of upfronts with something the other networks couldn’t offer — an extra night of shows. Since it began 12 years ago as a merger of the old UPN and WB networks, The CW only offered five nights of programs, leaving the weekends for local programming. Beginning this fall, it adds [...]

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CBS Upfronts: Looks Familiar

CBS unveiled eight new shows for advertisers at its upfronts Wednesday, though at least two of them seemed like retreads. New versions of “Murphy Brown” and “Magnum P.I.” will both be on the schedule of the network that has already successfully revived “Hawaii Five-0,” “MacGyver” and “S.W.A.T.” (though they listed “Magnum” as a new show, [...]

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ABC Upfronts: Four New Fall Shows

ABC began its upfront presentation Tuesday crowing about having the No. 1 show for the first time in a dozen years and then suggested a drinking game every time they mentioned the show at the top, “Roseanne.” Like other networks who have presented so far this week in New York, they had a few more [...]

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Fox Upfronts: Make Way for Football

At Fox, football is the new “American Idol.” Instead of scheduling around its onetime singing contest behemoth as it once did, now it’s all about using its acquisition of Thursday Night Football in addition to its Sunday NFL to promote and highlight less than a handful of new shows, many of which will be focused [...]

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NBC Upfronts: Three New Fall Shows

NBC began the annual week of network upfronts, when broadcasters announce new shows and unveil fall schedules in hopes of locking down advertisers, in a manner that many networks will follow: With surprisingly few new shows. Just three new series were announced for the fall, one comedy and two dramas. Another three dramas and one [...]

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The New Fall TV Season 2017: Sundays

Let’s end the dispiriting night-by-night  look at broadcast TV’s new fall season with their Sunday fare — the stuff they put up against cable’s best. It would seem, however, that they’re not trying too hard to best them in quality judging with what they’ve come up with. Now we must invest all hope into the [...]

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The New Fall Season 2017: Fridays

We’re nearing the end of a week of looking at the new fall season on broadcast TV night by night with an evening that just has one new show. And what a lousy one it is. Luckily, it’s also the night of the week when Netflix tends to issue its new programming.  NEW SHOW “Marvel’s [...]

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The New Fall Season 2017: Thursdays

We’ve been looking at the new TV season day by day all week and the weirdness and creative bankruptcy of the new fall TV season is apparent today, when broadcast networks can only come up with three new shows — and all three are pretty much reheated shows from the past. One literally is so, [...]

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The 2017 Fall Season: Wednesdays

You would think Hump Day would be a good time to place some interesting new shows on broadcast TV. You would be wrong. There are just two new shows planned for the evening this season, and one won’t start for a couple of weeks. There is raft of shows on cable, by contrast, as we [...]

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The 2017 Fall Season: Tuesdays

 We’re counting down each day’s new offerings in the new broadcast TV season this week. And frankly, there doesn’t seem to be too many of them on Tuesdays. But we’ll do what we can. There seems there’s more things planned on cable, streaming and whatever the Audience Network is (on DirecTV). NEW SHOWS “Law & [...]

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