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ABC Fall 2014 New Schedule & Shows


ABC went into its upfront presentation today in the same place it has been for the last couple of years, in fourth place. While their percentage of viewer decline has been way less than that of the other networks, they still can’t catch a break as all their new dramas and comedies have failed terribly and not even Shonda Rhimes can save them. Their biggest problems are Tuesdays, Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 11 pm and it doesn’t really seem like they tried to change much on the schedule. The biggest change occurs on Tuesday and Thursday. They moved their comedy block an hour earlier on Tuesdays to start the night off. That’s good as it won’t have to go up against FOX’s comedy hour at 9 pm. They moved The Goldbergs to the time slot it should have been in from the beginning, after The Middle. Maybe if they had done that last fall, along with giving Trophy Wife the post Modern Family slot, that show wouldn’t have sunk the way it did. Yes, I’m a little bitter. See here and here. They have also done what I figured they were going to on Thursdays and just made it a Shonda Rhimes night of television. Moving Grey’s Anatomy to 8 pm is definitely going to be a huge challenge as it will be going up against the highest rated comedy on television, The Big Bang Theory. That show could put a huge dent into the ratings of ABC’s highest rated drama. They also moved Scandal to the 9 pm hour which I think would have worked except NBC will be moving The Blacklist to that time slot making it a very competitive hour. For Sunday they finally did what they should have done two years ago, which was move Revenge back to it’s 10 pm time slot. Check out all of these changes in the new Fall 2014 schedule. Continue reading ABC Fall 2014 New Schedule & Shows

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FOX Fall 2014 New Schedule & Shows


Fox upfronts

FOX upfronts are the way and they have released their Fall 2014 schedule. Some changes were made but not many. The biggest change FOX made to its schedule was Animation Domination Sunday is done. The animated block that consisted of The Simpsons, Family Guy and 2 other animated shows has been a staple on FOX’s schedule for almost 10 years. While they will still have an animated hour of programming on Sundays, they will now have an hour of comedy. Speaking of comedy, they have also wisely dismantled their two-hour Tuesday comedy block that like NBC’s Thursday night has seen better days.

The new schedule only has the shows coming this fall. FOX has saved most of their shows for mid-season.
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Upfronts 2014


My second favorite time of the year is here: UPFRONTS WEEK!!! This is the time when all the networks announce which pilots they picked up and reveal their programming strategies for the year to advertisers. Advertisers then buy up ad space for the year and this is how the broadcast and cable networks pay their bills.

Most of the networks announced a lot of their pickups and cancellations just before the weekend with a couple of them still pending. The full schedules will be revealed this week with NBC going first today, followed by FOX, ABC, CBS and The CW. There are couple cable network upfronts interspersed throughout the week. Lookout for some upfront post from me through out the week with trailers of all the new shows coming this September.