Monthly Archives: April 2012

X Factor is no Idol & Nets Shouldn’t Fear Scheduling New Shows Against It

Last Summer, most everyone that works in the TV biz and active fans of the medium were expecting FOX to have another “death star” on their hands with X Factor. Idol had just beaten the odds, shook up the judges panel … Continue reading

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Early Upfront Thoughts – NBC:

NBC still has much rebuilding to do. They had a really rough year, even with the Super Bowl, but they can take solace in that they finally have a big entertainment competition show in The Voice and as a result they … Continue reading

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Early Upfront Thoughts – ABC:

ABC had a great development season last year. The network launched new drama hits Once Upon A Time and Revenge. They launched two new comedy hits in Suburgatory and Last Man Standing. Several of their midseason shows look like they … Continue reading

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Early Upfront Thoughts – FOX:

FOX is in an interesting position. None of their new dramas this year really worked and the only one I can see returning is Touch but it’s not like that is a breakout hit. Airing after American Idol hasnt garnered it more … Continue reading

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Early Upfront Thoughts – CBS:

The Upfronts are less than a month away and yet many pilots have yet to screen for their respective nets. In fact, a number aren’t even completed yet. Lots of pre upfront buzz on what new shows are looking hot … Continue reading

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The Rare Programming Hole That Is 10p Tuesday:

With the rise of original dramas on TV due to cable, there’s nary a time slot without a major log jam. Sunday alone, is a DVR nightmare with strong options on HBO, AMC, Showtime, ABC, CBS and even now PBS. While … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts Based on Tue 4/3 Ratings:

Body of Proof has garnered a 2.o and over 10 million viewers the last 2 weeks. Yes the competition isn’t as tough in this hour, and it has DWTS lead, but tons of ABC Tue 10p shows, most recently Detroit 187, had that lead (and then DWTS was … Continue reading

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