The Fall 2013-2014 lineups have been released and things are looking pretty interesting for primetime. ABC has stated it is adding 14 new shows to its programming this fall. This might seem like a lot until you realize that FOX is adding 11 new shows and NBC is adding a total of 17 shows!! With primetime in high competition with cable for eyeballs, its no wonder that these channels are stepping up their game.
ABC is brining on-board Mavels Agent’s of SHIELD from creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon to Tuesday nights, hoping to broaden the spectrum of viewers for the channel. The hit ABC drama Once Upon a Time is is getting a spinoff, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
With the success of shows like Revenge, ABC is adding a new program conveniently titled Betrayal, which I will assume has to do with a married couple that’s got some betrayal on their mind. Killer Women, Mind Games, Lucky 7 and Resurrection.
Shows returning for the fall season include: Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, Castle, and Revenge while it has cancelled Body of Proof, Red Widow and Happy Endings.
New drama’s for NBC include Blacklist, Ironside and Dracula. Mid-season NBC plans to air Believe, a new drama by produce J.J Abrams. Grimm, Law & Order: SVU, Revolution, and Chicago Fire are among the drama’s returning for the fall.
CBS is taking a different path from all the other networks and investing in comedies instead of dramas. This might be a smart decision with all of the folks at home looking for some light television after a long day at work, but it could also be a giant flop for the consumers that want to get invested in an actual serialized storyline. Oh well, someone’s got to keep the laughs coming.
The fall season will premiere The Crazy Ones, a comedy starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Geller (which is odd, cause I’ve never seen her in a comedy.) Amongst the other comedies are The Millers, Mom and We Are Men.
CBS is also investing in two new drama’s for the fall season, Hostages and Intelligence.
Returning series include, How I Met Your Mother, Elementary, The Big Bang Theory, CSI, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-O, etc. Honestly, from all of the networks it seems that CBS has the best record for highly watched shows on primetime TV.
As a network that saw a 20% drop in ratings this season, Fox really has to step up its game. Unfortunately, looking at the fall lineup and seeing all the cop and legal shows, I doubt its going to go very well for them. Thankfully, I don’t think American Idol has made the cut. I guess the show is finally showing the network that it isn’t all that it used to be.
Fox plans to add on three new comedies and two new dramas to the fall lineup. Almost Human, a cop drama, will be premiering in the midseason replacing Bones. Sleepy Hollow, a new mystery thriller looks highly promising for the Monday night slot. A new comedy Dads is also on the schedule along with drama, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a detective cop show. Midseason Fox will air Gang Related and Rake, both police and legal dramas.
Shows coming back for the fall include Glee, The Following, New Girl, The Mindy Project, 24, and X-factor.
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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Launching in National Syndication Following Emmys Sweep
The small town of Schitt’s Creek is going nationwide!
After sweeping the Emmys on Sunday, September 20, the half-hour sitcom is coming to a TV near you.
You’ll be able to watch the fan-favorite comedy anywhere as it’s being launched into national syndication across U.S broadcast markets starting on September 28, per the press release from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, who owns the domestic broadcast rights.
Prior to Sunday’s show, the Pop TV original had zero Emmy’s, but now, it’s being referred to as a nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy. Talk about bragging rights.
During the 2020 virtual show, it won all seven of the major comedy categories and became the first to win all four comedy-acting categories in one year.
The cast includes Emmy Award winners Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy and Chris Elliott. Rounding out the cast are Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Sarah Levy, Karen Robinson, Dustin Milligan, John Hemphill, Rizwan Manji, and Tim Rozon.
Schitt’s Creek centers on an outrageously wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara); and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). When the family suddenly find themselves broke, they have no choice but to move to Schitt’s Creek, a small-town Johnny once bought as a joke. Forced to live out of a motel, with their pampered lives a memory, they struggle to find jobs and relationships and, most importantly, figure out what it means to be a family in the loveable town they’ve reluctantly come to call home.
Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, commented, “What begins as a fish-out-of-water story quickly develops into a nuanced love letter to family, delivered with warmth, humanity and perfect comedic timing. With a gifted cast and whip-smart writing, it’s easy to see why ‘Schitt’s Creek’ appeals to Emmy voters, critics and viewers, and has built a loyal and passionate fan base. We are excited to bring the Emmy Award-winning series to broadcast television stations and introduce the iconic Rose family to a new audience.”
Previously, Schitt’s Creek was available for streaming on Netflix.
The sixth and final season will be available on the platform starting Wednesday, October 7.
The history-making final season of Schitt’s Creek will (finally) hit Netflix in the US and Canada on October 7. pic.twitter.com/VV3cdDCi4H
— Netflix (@netflix) September 21, 2020
‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Moves Up Premiere Date – Find Out When You Can Reunite with the Pearsons!
The wait for new episodes of This Is Us is almost over.
The show’s fifth season will premiere on Tuesday, October 27, a few weeks ahead of its previously announced November 10 premiere.
NBC made the announcement during a commercial that ran during the season finale of America’s Got Talent on Wednesday.
The show’s official social media accounts also revealed the good news writing: “We just couldn’t wait any longer, but we have a feeling you won’t mind.”
We just couldn't wait any longer, but we have a feeling you won't mind. 😏 pic.twitter.com/FHEvyeWEUh
— This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) September 24, 2020
The reunion with the Pearsons will be a two-hour event, which will hopefully answer some burning questions left behind by season 4 like who Madison’s doctor is and why Nicky was by Rebecca’s bedside instead of Miguel.
The series has about a month to turn over new episodes as TVLine notes that the series is set to start production this week following a mandatory hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like many shows including FOX’s The Resident, the season isn’t shying away from reality but will instead tackle the pandemic “head-on,” series creator Dan Fogelman revealed on Twitter.
Some vague #ThisIsUs answers (sorry)
– Not sure yet on production start.
– Not sure when new eps will air.
– Yes on Covid. We've decided to attack things head on. Very proud of @ThisIsUsWriters
– Same planned ending. Same route to get there.
Hope that's (somewhat) useful? https://t.co/gx0YJQxq5f
— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) August 17, 2020
It’s unclear how the public health crisis will play into the show’s narrative or how it’ll affect the tight-knit Pearson clan. Maybe that’s why Randall and Kevin haven’t seen each other for years? Yes, we’re trying to pretend that big explosive fight in the This Is Us Season 4 finale never happened!
Turning it over to you, Cravers. Are you excited for the return of This Is Us?
Oh, Baby! ‘This Is Us’ Actress Mandy Moore Pregnant With First Child
Mandy Moore has plenty of experience being a mom on This Is Us, but now she’ll be able to put those skills to the test in real life.
The actress, who plays Rebecca Pearson on the hit NBC series, announced that she is pregnant and expecting her first child with Taylor Goldsmith.
Not only that but the 36-year-old revealed that the couple is expecting a baby boy!
“Baby Boy Goldsmith coming early 2021,” she captioned an Instagram slideshow of Goldsmith cradling her adorable bump.
The couple tied the knot in November 2018.
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