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ABC Tuesdays Continue To Be Baffling:

Of the many baffling things ABC has done this year, the one that puzzles me the most is their continued treatment of Tuesday like it’s some less important night of their schedule. They schedule Tuesday like it’s Saturday. There’s zero … Continue reading

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Anatomy Of A Hit Show – SCANDAL:

It’s always exciting to see a TV show rise and gain momentum and emerge into a full-blown hit. I’m talking about a show that doesn’t explode out of the gate (like say Desperate Housewives). It’s kind of rare these days for … 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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Some Midseason Scheduling Ideas: SCANDAL, NYC22, BFF/BENT and more:

I watched the first 3 eps of Scandal and I think it has potential to be a hit. I think Shonda Rhimes makes very good TV and she definitely knows what captivates the ABC audience. This is a different show from her … Continue reading

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Snap Judgment: ABC Pickups

I have to say I’m rather impressed by Paul Lee’s first freshman class. I think he picked up shows that fit the ABC brand by showrunners who know it as well. The first example is Scandal, the first pilot Shonda Rhimes has … Continue reading

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Snap Judgement: NBC drama pickups

With a roster of expected returning dramas set to include procedural and ratings winner  SVU, the critically acclaimed family drama Parenthood, the old school but pulling a large audience (for NBC) Harry’s Law,  and the cult favorite Chuck, Robert Greenblatt … Continue reading

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Guessing The Upfronts: ABC

OK, FOX and CBS were somewhat easier. guessing-the-upfronts-first-up-fox guessing-the-upfronts-cbs Now it gets a little more challenging. ABC and especially NBC have bigger needs. Interestingly, on paper, they both seem to have the most buzzworthy pilots. As a result, I’d like … Continue reading

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