ABC has given an early renewal to The Middle for next season, the veteran comedy’s ninth. Earlier this month, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey revealed to Deadline that the network…
So many of yours and my fall and midseason favorites are ending but don’t fret there is plenty of summer fare coming our way from returning shows like LifeTime’s UnReal, CBS’ Big Brother, USA’s Suits and Mr. Robot, and Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black to new series Animal Kingdom and Good Behavior on TNT, Greenleaf on OWN and Guilt on Freeform. I for one cannot wait.
Empire’s Season 2 premiere date has been announced. The writers announced the show would return September 23rd for an 18-episode season. The new season will be a split one like many other shows have started to do with some episodes playing in the fall and the rest returning in the spring. If you haven’t watched the show or just want to rewatch before the new season starts, catch it on Hulu.
The CW always last on the schedule doesn’t have much coming this 2015-2016 season. They have had a pretty great year renewing everything except Hart of Dixie and The Messengers (which absolutely no one watched). They have picked up only 3 shows from their development slate, 1 for the Fall and 2 coming at midseason. I still think Super Girl (picked up for CBS) should be theirs but I’ll reserve judgment after I watch that pilot. They also moved a couple of their returning shows to new nights giving Julie Plec a night of her own with her shows, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals (which I thought should have been put together from the moment The Originals spinoff was a go but what do I know).
Cancelled: Hart of Dixie, The Messengers
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CBS dropped their schedule today and everything is the same except for the fact that there will be no comedies on Monday night at 8pm for the first time since 1949
Cancelled: Battle Creek, The McCarthys, The Mentalist, The Millers, Stalker, Two and a Half Men, CSI (Season ending with two-hour movie in the fall). Continue reading Upfronts 2015: CBS Schedule
Next up to bat is ABC. There weren’t many surprises in the schedule as they have a pretty stable crop of returning shows with only a few cancellations.
Cancelled: Cristela, Forever, Manhattan Love Story, Resurrection, Revenge, Selfie and The Taste Continue reading Upfronts 2015: ABC Schedule
It’s upfront week. NBC (along with FOX) presented their new crop of shows today to advertisers. They released the new schedule and cancelled some favorites. Here is what was sent packing and what will be coming up in the Fall.
Cancelled: A to Z, About a Boy, Allegiance, Bad Judge, Constantine, Marry Me, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation and State of Affairs. Continue reading Upfronts 2015: NBC Schedule
The CW, the red headed step child of the broadcast networks, went into its upfront presentation today in the spot it has been since its inception, number 5. While their numbers might be anemic compared to the other broadcast networks as well as some cable networks, they are having their best season in three years. They have launched more successful shows in the past year than the other networks (Whose Line Is It Anyway, Arrow, Reign and The Originals). The only problems the network faces are fixing its Monday night. That day has always been a problem for them with shows going to die there. It’s amazing that Hart of Dixie has survived there for the past 3 seasons. From the looks of their new schedule, they have taken care of that Monday night problem by moving The Originals to lift the night. That will definitely help as The Originals ended its season this week on a high, beating Glee on FOX in total viewers and the 18-49 demo. Check out the new Fall 2014 schedule. Continue reading CW Fall 2014 New Schedule & Shows
Even though their number one spot got taken this year by NBC, CBS can still boast going into their upfront presentation that they are the most watched network in total viewers. They do need to be worried however, as their viewership in the 18-49 advertiser demo has dropped almost 15% in the last year. Their biggest problems are Mondays at 8:30 pm and Fridays at 8 pm. These two time slots have been where shows go to die on the channel. It seems they have come up with a solution for both of these problems as they have cut down their two hour Monday comedy block to one hour, putting a new drama at 9 pm. They have also decided to keep reality in the Friday 8 pm time slot instead of trying another new drama. Other than that there really isn’t much they are changing. I mean if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. See all the changes in their new Fall 2014 schedule. Continue reading CBS 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