Best New Drama: THE GOOD DOCTOR, Monday 10-11PM ABC, Dr. Shaun Murphy is a young man with autism and savant syndrome who is brought to San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital by Dr. Glassman to be a surgical resident. If a terrible accident hadn’t shown a spotlight on Shaun’s amazing medical abilities, the hospital would undoubtedly not […]
Hulu’s upfront took place a week after the wildly successful premiere of its original program The Handmaid’s Tale. CEO Mike Hopkins explained how “there’s a lot of momentum and exciting things happening across the board at Hulu this year” including doubling its original programming. In addition to a second season of the Emmy-nominated The Handmaid’s […]
SPIKE In 2018, Viacom-owned Spike will transform into the Paramount Network. The goal for Viacom is to reach a broader audience with a new line-up of scripted series. American Woman is set to air in first quarter of 2018. The dramedy will star Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Jennifer Bartels (Broken). The […]
A&E Women Who Kill is a documentary that investigates the reason why women are more likely to kill members of their own family than men are. Women murderers will be interviewed to explain the reasons why they did what they did. A&E will be premiering Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. This is being billed […]
With Valor and Dynasty premiering in the fall, CW’s other two news shows, Lucy Hale’s Life Sentence and the new superhero drama Black Lightning, are being held for midseason. The 100, iZombie and The Originals will also return in 2018. CW New Shows VALOR, Monday, 9-10PM, Drama An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots […]
Fox has a theme this year and — the network is going after the sci-fi audience. New shows this coming fall have characters with special abilities, one takes place 400 years in the future, and there is a supernatural comedy. While the mid-season pilots indicate a more back-to-earth flavor than the fall, the network […]
NBC is finishing the season No. 1 among A18-49, with a 2.1 rating. The network should easily repeat that win in 2017-18, thanks to the upcoming Super Bowl and Winter Olympics, both to be televised on the network next February, and World Cup Soccer to be aired later next year. “Next season is kind of […]
CBS did it again! They ended the year as America’s most watched network (14 times in last 15 years) in total viewers. Big Bang Theory was the top comedy of the year, which tied with Fox’s Empire for top scripted program in Live+SD ratings. The network has 8 of the top 10 broadcast dramas, […]
Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment Group president, described ABC shows not as money makers or ratings giants but as “our brand of storytelling” and said that ABC has spent years building a promise of relevant, compelling stories from bold, passionate storytellers. I agree that ABC has a style different from the other networks and I think that most of what they have coming up will build on that style.
Science. Data. Innovation. These are buzz words we’re all used to hearing that capture the current state of the media industry. These topics were also at the forefront of the 2017-18 television upfront presentations this past May in New York City. But another hot buzz word was CONTENT — the basic premise that TV commercial content needs to be seen by humans to be impactful. Sounds silly to even bring up, right?