Monthly Archives: March 2011

Is it too soon to call Paul Lee’s first major programming decision a resounding success?

Maybe a little, but one part is definitely a success. All the nets have struggled this season. Less chances were taken with development across the board last year and it has yielded very few new hits. Contrast that to a year … Continue reading

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Dana Delany makes BODY OF PROOF more than an average procedural

Body of Proof is what you might call a character-cedural. On the surface it might appear to be a reemagining of Quincy M.E. or even Crossing Jordan but Dana Delany elevates what might be just a standard procedural. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Will smart, adult shows like The Good Wife ever be rewarded with big(ger) ratings?

The Good Wife is the best drama on TV currently. It’s smart, subtle, well written has terrific performances from its stellar cast and usually commands roughly 13 million viewers a week. How Robert and Michelle King juggle office politics, with … Continue reading

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David Muir is headed for big things at ABC

This week George Stephanopoulos was on vacation from Good Morning America. I am a big fan of Bill Weir, now co-anchor at Nightline and was hoping he would fill in for him. (Chris Cuomo recently filled in for George, I believe). I … Continue reading

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Where is this generation’s Norman Lear and why aren’t the networks courting him?

This pilot season is shaping up to be an exciting one. It looks like the networks learned from last year and there are lots of high concepts, plus fresh and intriguing sounding ideas. There are many big name actors coming … Continue reading

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Networks need titles like “Dont Trust The Bitch” (& theme songs) more than ever:

So this past week I was reading TV Guide’s overview of the pilots being produced for next season. One of the most buzzed about new shows, titled “Don’t Trust The Bitch in Apartment 23” has apparently been renamed “Apartment 23”. The … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Attempting To Understand The Casting of DWTS – Season 12

UPDATE 4/3/11: I was completely wrong. The producers knew what they were doing. For the first time in a long time, there is no front-runner. No one with dancing experience prior to show. No controversial, polarizing contestants. No obvious winner … Continue reading

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