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Fall 2014 Potential Pilots on Prime Time TV

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I promised to write down a little breakdown of what we can see starting Fall for the pilots, as I was a little thrown off that The CW was turning into Sci-Fi on prime time. 


THE CW

  • The 100
    •  Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Emily Owens M.D) so based on the director, the show already has a 50/50 shot at surviving (you know since Emily Owens flopped.)
    • Starring: Eliza Taylor (Neighbors,) Eli Goree (Emily Owens, M.D.), Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult), Paige Turco (Person of Interest), Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy), Kelly Hu (Arrow), Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory), Christopher Larkin
    • The show is based on a book by Kass Morgan (which usually means the show will do well) in this post-apocalyptic thriller. Basically, 97 years ago a spaceship left the earth with 100 people, actually juvenile delinquints, back to earth in an attempt to re-colonize after a nuclear war emerged. Already, I can see how this could be interesting and potentially an idea that hasn’t hit the TV waves yet. The CW has good track records with supernatural shows and this one looks promising, especially when the pilot was written by a writer from the series Chuck.
  • Blink
    • Michael Weston (House), Johnny Simmons (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Elizabeth Marvel (Person of Interest)
    • Not much said yet about the drama, except that it will be funny and quirky. One the of family members ends up in a coma-like state where he can hear and see everything. Alright, not seeing the humor after that short description nor am I finding coma’s funny. I mean this has happened in shows before, people wondering if the person in a coma can hear them or whatever? How can this be a one hour enticing drama? I doubt the success of this one completely. 
  • Company Town
    •  Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf), Stella Maeve (Golden Boy), Maya Kazan, Merle Dandridge (Sons of Anarchy), Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie), Dondre Whitfield (The Event),
    • A scandal erupts at a naval base and two best friends are suddenly split apart and kept apart because of the military divide on two different sides of town. Alright I see how the military and navy can make a show and how this could create some tension for a couple of episodes, but it needs to be backed up with a very strong storyline.
  • The Originals
    • I don’t think I have to elaborate. Vampire Diaries spin off following the likes of the originals Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah when they return to New Orleans and run into Klaus’s protege Marcel. Could either be a huge hit or a huge miss, depending on what fans expect from the producers. 
  • Oxygen
    • Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Matt Lanter (90210), Malese Jow (The Vampire Diaries), Titus Makin Jr. (Glee), Grey Damon (The Secret Circle), Natalie Hall (Pretty Little Liars), Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), guest star/recurring Maggie Elizabeth Jones (Ben and Kate)
    • Great cast. A lot of recycled CW cast members from Cancelled shows and series ended shows. Its kind of a romance love story like Twilight only between a mortal and an alien, who comes to earth with eight other aliens. The other aliens who came to earth previously have all been imprisoned. I’m assuming amongst the love story these nine aliens referred to as The Orion 9, will do everything to free their fellow alien friends. Yeah, aliens. Not digging it.
  • Reign
    • Adelaide Kane (Neighbours), Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden, Jenessa Grant, Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables), Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia), Rossif Sutherland
    • Well, the cast isn’t exciting and neither is this plot line. It follows Mary Queen of Scots arriving to France as a 15-year-old, with her ladies in waiting and has something to do with the history, sexual intrigue, bad and good people. Basically a younger version of the movie Elizabeth. Yet, in a time where Downton Abbey on PBS is actually getting a lot of viewers, maybe this is the CW’s attempt at a “classical piece” with a young twist. 
  • The Selection
    • Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Louise Lombard (CSI), Sean Patrick Thomas (Save the Last Dance), Peta Sergeant, 
    • 300 years in the future, and based on a book, a poor young girl is chosen by a lottery to be in a competition to be a queen of war-torn territory. I don’t know about you but it sounds like Hunger Games and what really irritates me is repetition. Sure, TVD sounded like Twilight and it was better and really successful, but this, this could go either of both ways. The cast is also mediocre.
  • The Tomorrow People
    • Peyton List (Mad Men), Luke Mitchell (Home and Away), Robbie Amell (Revenge), Mark Pellegrino (Lost)
    • Based on a 1970’s UK series, it brings together 7 people with superhuman powers to fight evil. Yep, I have absolutely nothing to say. 

The rest of this list only consists of pilot drama’s I think will probably be successful on prime time. I don’t mention all of them cause some of them are just really stupid. I also only talk abut drama’s and not the comedy, although it looks like comedy will be very prominent next fall. 

 

FOX

 

  • Boomerang
    • Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace), Michael Stahl-David (My Generation), Patrick Heusinger (Royal Pains), Rosa Salazar (Parenthood)
    • Really good lineup and the plot even in just a few short words is really catchy. It follows the daily life of people, a family business. The business? Assassins for the U.S goverment. Now who doesn’t want to watch that?? 
  • Delirium
    • Emma Roberts (Scream 4), Billy Campbell (The Killing), Daren Kagasoff (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Corey Reynolds (The Closer), Gregg Sulkin (Pretty Little Liars), Jeanine Mason (Bunheads), Michael Michele (ER), Melinda McGraw (Men of a Certain Age)
    • Okay, this I know will be good just because its a best selling book and it has the potential of PLL. Although I’m not quite sure if Fox is the best home for the drama, it’ll definitely bring them a younger audience and keep them in the competition with ABC Family. I must say I’m excited. The plot focuses on love being illegal, but can be eradicated with a procedure. With 95 days leading up to her procedure, the main character falls in love. What this has is potential, a strong story and the ability to make it last for consecutive seasons. 
  • The List
    • Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl), Tamsin Egerton (Camelot), Hilarie Burton (White Collar, One Tree Hill)
    • Only because anything with P.Sawyer from One Tree Hill is totally worth it in my book.When members of the Federal Witness Security Program start getting killed, US marshal leads a case to find who stole the file. A mystery? All aboard the mystery express!
  • Sleepy Hollow
    • Orlando Jones (MADtv), Katia Winter (Dexter), Nicole Beharie (The Good Wife), Tom Mison (Parade’s End), guest star John Cho (Go On)
    • The plot description is literally one sentence;A modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend of the titular Westchester Country, N.Y. town. Yes I do realize its supernatural, but come on sleepy hollow. It has no choice but to be promising and enticing, right? Original is a horror directed by Tim Burton. I doubt someone would create it if they weren’t going to do it justice.

NBC

 

  • After Hours
    •  Jill Flint (Royal Pains), Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives), Ken Leung (Lost), Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under), Brendan Fehr (Roswell) and Jeananne Goossen (Alcatraz)
    • Follows a team of doctors and nurses working the graveyard shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center. So I’m going to go with a mix of E.R, Grey’s and Desperate Housewives. I’d say its golden. Anything to do with doctors and nurses and a splash of drama or murder mystery is solid for lie 8 seasons.
  • Believe
    • Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives), Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin (Savages), Delroy Lindo (The Chicago Code), Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time), Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil), Arian Moayed (The Following
    • Follows an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power. Alright the casting is great, the writers (J.J Abrams Lost/ Alcatraz) are pretty good, but you know it’ll be heavily serialized. With J.J its always either a hit or a miss, nothing in between. This already has supernatural written all over it and what powers could she have? But see, it already has me wondering. 
  • The Blacklist
    • James Spader (The Office), Megan Boone (Law & Order: LA), Ryan Eggold (90210), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland), Harry Lennix (Dollhouse)
    • The world’s most wanted criminal suddenly turns himself in and offers to give up anyone he’s ever worked with. The catch: He’ll only work with a new FBI agent, one with whom he has no known connection. Alright, so he knows everyone in the world, I’m guessing and this will be a thriller in some twisted but totally worth the watch way. I’m getting hooked. As long as they can keep all the characters in check without weaving the web too far.
  • I Am Victor
    • John Stamos (The New Normal, Glee), Megan Dodds (CSI:NY), Matthew Lillard (Scream), Terry Kinney (Oz), Lorenza Izzo (Hemlock Grove), McKaley Miller (Hart of Dixie), Josh Zuckerman (90210)
    • As much as I want to be game for anything Uncle Jessie, I just can’t do this really sad pilot description. Really, a show about a divorce lawyer who has a unique view of relationships? What X-ray vision??
  • Wonderland
    • No cast just yet.
    • The project will use Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel as a point of origin, but will be built around a new character named Clara. Alice will have assumed the role of Wonderland’s evil queen, and thus will be the woman Clara wages war against. I’m intrigued. Alice the little blonde-y becomes evil and everything breaks loose. Definitely an attempt to catch up to Once Upon A Time and I see the success already.

ABC

 

  • Big Thunder
    • Ed MacLiam (EastEnders), Pierce Gagnon (One Tree Hill), Ana De La Reguera (Eastbound & Down), Zahn McClarnon, Alex Hassell, Alex Meraz, Ruth Bradley, Spencer Locke
    • Sold because of Pierce Gagnon, but in all honestly I think this plot sounds interesting and a little different than everything we’ve seen thus far.A late 19th century New York doctor and his family relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful, but mysterious tycoon. Unfortunately, they quickly realize that not everything in the titular city is as it seems. (Inspired by the Disney Parks ride Thunder Mountain Railroad.) Plus Melissa Rosenberg has been writing and although she’s got a bad rep cause of Twilight, I’ll stick up for her. 
  • Gothica
    • Raza Jaffrey (Smash), Chris Egan (Kings), Tom Ellis (Merlin), Janet Montgomery (Jersey Girl), Tracie Thoms (Cold Case), Emma Booth (Underbelly), Seth Gabel (Fringe), Melissa George (Hunted, Alias)
    • A modern-day Gothic soap that weaves together the mythologies of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others. Honestly, modern and gothic do not go well together. This sounds disastrous.
  • Once Upon A Time In Wonderland
    • Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot, Michael Socha (the UK’s Being Human), Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks)
    • The presentation/potential spin-off features Wonderland both post- and pre-curse. Wait what? More Once Upon A Time? Is ABC merging with NBC on this one? Like I said when to much is overdone, it becomes boring and therefore less viewers tune in.
  • The Returned
    • Omar Epps (House), Kurtwood Smith (That ’70s Show), Devin Kelley (Covert Affairs), Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong (The Mentalist)
    • The potential series asks the provocative question, “What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day’s gone by? The lives of the people of Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return.” I say yes only cause that question really made my brain churn and I started imagining and I got tweaked out. So yes, go for it ABC. Give it a whirl!
  • WestSide
    • Jennifer Beals (The L Word), Odette Annable (House), Luke Bracey (Home and Away), Bruce Greenwood (The River), Michael Graziadei (The Young and the Restless), Lincoln Lewis (Home and Away), Dean Winters (30 Rock)
    • The Romeo and Juliet-esque soap focuses on two rival families living in “California’s most seductive ‘city,’” and the forbidden and dangerous romance that emerges between them. All I can say is, I love me some California and some Romeo and Juliet. 

CBS

  • The Ordained
    • Nestor Serrano (Blue Bloods, Dexter), Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Audra McDonald (Private Practice), Emmanuelle Chriqui (The Mentalist), Sam Neill (Alcatraz), Hope Davis (In Treatment)
    • The son of a Kennedy-esque family leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated. Awesome cast lineup and the storyline seems fresh and promising. Sold.

I used the help of http://tvline.com/2013/01/24/pilot-season-abc-cbs-cw-fox-nbc-2013-2014/4/ for all of this information. Give credit where its due, I just put in my two cents!!! 

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‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Fans, We’ve Got Some Bad News About Season 3

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The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Episode 7 Review Love Affair

Summer 2024 is going to be one without Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah. 

During Amazon’s Upfront event on Tuesday, which was attended by writer Jenny Han, Lola Tung, Gavin Casaelgno and Christopher Briney, it was revealed that the highly-anticipated third installment of the series is being delayed, with an expected release next year in 2025. 

While that isn’t ideal for everyone waiting to see how this love triangle pans out (you should probably just read the book, if you haven’t, at this point), there is some good news on the horizon. 

Minimal details about what to expect have been revealed, however, to make up for the long hiatus—season 2 aired its last episode in August 2023 making this a two-year gap—the third installment will come with an expanded episode count: 11 episodes instead of the previous 7 and 8 in season’s 1 and 2, respectively. 

And as an extra little something-something for fans, the official TSITP X account shared a video of the cast playing beach volleyball with the caption, “see you in Cousins in 2025.”

https://twitter.com/thesummeritp/status/1790393767330984091

And even better—the series has already begun filming, which means that while there’s a wait, there’s also momentum and excitement. 

As for those who have read the book series—avert your eyes if you haven’t—it’s unclear if the 11 episodes will span the entire third book, We’ll Always Have Summer, which finds Belly making a choice between the brothers—or if it will divert from what’s already been established to something more fitting for television (and maybe even appeases the fandoms a bit more?).

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see! 

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When Is the Season 1 Finale of ‘Tracker’?

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When Is the Season Finale of 'Tracker' on CBS?

Tracker, CBS’ new hit series starring This Is Us actor Justin Hartley, was an instant hit amongst audiences after it premiered in February.

And now, 13 episodes later, the first season is coming to an end. 

Fans will have to say goodbye… for now… to Hartley’s Colter Shaw, a lone-wolf survivalist/reward seeker on May 19, 2024, when the series airs its season 1 finale. 

Titled “The Storm,” the 13th episode’s synopsis notes: “Colter investigates the disappearance of two amateur storm chasers that the local police have written off as an accidental drowning; Colter’s expert tracking skills lead him to uncover the seedy underbelly of a small town resort.”

Of course, fans are already looking forward to the episode’s guest star and Hartley’s former co-star Jennifer Morrison, who is just one of several recent A-list appearances on the thriller drama. Earlier episodes of this season saw Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles and Manifest’s Melissa Roxburgh guest star as Colter’s siblings, Russ and Dory Shaw, respectively. 

You can check out the season finale promo below, which finds Colter working against the clock to find his friend’s daughter alongside Morrison’s character. “She could still be alive,” he dramatically concludes as the teaser ends, reminding fans that he never gives up on those he’s helping. 

Many fans hoped for a romantic pairing between Hartley and Morrison, which never happened, but maybe this is their second shot at love. Even though he’s a nomad driven by wanderlust and the need to help citizens and police solve crimes, he still needs a romantic interest. For now, the chemistry has mostly been with Reenie (Fiona Rene), a firecracker lawyer who helps him get out of plenty of close calls, but there’s always a chance he’ll meet the “right one” during one of his many stops across the U.S. that will encourage him to settle down or join him. 

Check out the promo below and tune in next Sunday to see how the first season concludes:

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2024 Fall TV Lineup Has Officially Landed—What to Watch on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW

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Summer might be on everyone’s minds, but the fall TV lineup is already taking shape at many of our favorite networks. 

Plenty of fan-favorites will be making their returns when the temps cool down again, including all One Chicago shows, FBI shows, Law & Order and SVU, Ghosts, 9-1-1, and competition shows like The Voice, American Idol, and The Masked Singer. 

There will also be plenty of new shows on tap to check out like comedies Poppa’s House and St. Denis Medical, along with captivating dramas like NCIS: Origins and Murder in a Small Town. 

Fans will have to say goodbye to some of their current faves that didn’t score renewals with their respective networks like ABC’s Not Dead Yet, NCIS: Hawai’i, Quantum Leap, Blue Bloods, and Extended Family.

Many shows will also be held for the midseason lineup—such as The Cleaning Lady, NCIS: Sydney, The Price Is Right at Night and newcomer Watson. 

See the full 2024 Fall TV Lineup from CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC and The CW below:

** New shows will be indicated in CAPS**

CBS

MONDAY
8 pm The Neighborhood
8:30 pm POPPA’S HOUSE (new comedy)
9 pm NCIS
10 pm NCIS: ORIGINS (new drama)

TUESDAY
8 pm FBI
9 pm FBI: International
10 pm FBI: Most Wanted

WEDNESDAY (FALL)
8 pm Survivor
9:30 pm THE SUMMIT (new reality show)

WEDNESDAY (WINTER)
8 pm The Price Is Right at Night
9 pm Raid the Cage
10 pm HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (game show reboot)

WEDNESDAY (SPRING)
8 pm Survivor
9:30 pm The Amazing Race

THURSDAY
8 pm GEORGIE & MANDY’S FIRST MARRIAGE (new comedy)
8:30 pm Ghosts
9 pm MATLOCK (new drama)
10 pm Elsbeth

FRIDAY (FALL)
8 pm S.W.A.T.
9 pm Fire Country
10 pm Blue Bloods (final eight episodes)

FRIDAY (SPRING)
8 pm NCIS: Sydney (new time slot)
9 pm Fire Country
10 pm S.W.A.T. (new time slot)

SATURDAY
8 pm Drama encores
9 pm Drama encores
10 pm 48 Hours

SUNDAY (FALL)
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm Tracker (new time slot)
9 pm The Equalizer (new time slot)
10 pm Drama encores

SUNDAY (SPRING)
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm Tracker (new time slot)
9 pm The Equalizer (new time slot)
10 pm WATSON (new drama)

NBC

MONDAY
8 pm The Voice
10 pm BRILLIANT MINDS (new drama)

TUESDAY
8 pm ST. DENIS MEDICAL (new comedy)
8:30 pm Night Court
9 pm The Voice
10 pm The Irrational

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Chicago Med
9 pm Chicago Fire
10 pm Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8 pm Law & Order
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Found
FRIDAY
8 pm HAPPY’S PLACE (new comedy)
8:30 pm Lopez vs. Lopez
9 pm Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
7:30 pm Big Ten Saturday Night

SUNDAY
7 pm Football Night in America
8:20 pm NBC Sunday Night Football

FOX

MONDAY
8 pm 9-1-1: Lone Star
9 pm RESCUE: HI-SURF (new drama)

TUESDAY
8 pm Accused
9 pm MURDER IN A SMALL TOWN (new drama)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm The Masked Singer
9 pm The Floor

THURSDAY
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen
9 pm Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test

FRIDAY
8 pm Fox College Football Friday/Fox College Hoops/Fox UFL
Reminder: WWE SmackDown moves to USA Network on Sept. 13

SATURDAY
7 pm Fox Sports Saturday

SUNDAY
7 pm NFL on Fox
7:30 pm The OT / Fox Animation Encores
8 pm The Simpsons
8:30 pm UNIVERSAL BASIC GUYS (new animated comedy)
9 pm Bob’s Burgers
9:30 pm Krapopolis

ABC

MONDAY
8 pm Monday Night Football (on select Mondays)

TUESDAY
8 pm Dancing With the Stars
10 pm HIGH POTENTIAL (new drama)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm THE GOLDEN BACHELORETTE
9:30 pm Abbott Elementary
10 pm SCAMANDA (new docuseries)

THURSDAY
8 pm 9-1-1
9 pm DOCTOR ODYSSEY (new drama)
10 pm Grey’s Anatomy

FRIDAY
8 pm Shark Tank
9 pm 20/20

SATURDAY
7:30 pm College Football

SUNDAY
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm The Wonderful World of Disney

The CW

MONDAY
8 pm TRIVIAL PURSUIT
9 pm SCRABBLE

TUESDAY
8 pm WWE NXT (new network)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Sullivan’s Crossing Season 2
9 pm JOAN

THURSDAY
8 pm Superman & Lois (final season)
9 pm THE LIBRARIANS: THE NEXT CHAPTER

FRIDAY
8 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Season 13, two new episodes)
9 pm Inside the NFL

SATURDAY
8 pm CW Sports Saturday (including ACC and Pac-12 college football, NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff races)

SUNDAY
8 pm The CW Sunday Movie Night (including the I Am documentary series)

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