Sunday, 21 May 2017

Summer '17 Watch List: The Summer of the Third Season?


Friday, 19 May 2017

What Is ABC Doing?




ABC could be heading into one of their most difficult seasons yet. Along with the announcement of the upcoming seventh season of Scandal being the show's last (which was somewhat predictable), one would think ABC would be trying to keep as many of their stable performers on the schedule as possible. This is not the case, as the network recently cancelled their second most watched comedy Last Man Standing after an impressive six season run.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The CW 2017-18 Schedule

THE CW 2017-18 SCHEDULE


Highlights

- NOOOO! Jane The Virgin is moving to Fridays! This is NOT good!
- Military drama Valor will take Jane's Monday night slot.
- Dynasty will launch in October. Black Lightning and Life Sentence will be held for midseason. The latter could air alongside Jane The Virgin once Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ends its limited season. Black Lightning is likely to receive the post-The Flash slot currently held by Legend's of Tomorrow which also produces limited seasons.
- The 100, iZombie and The Originals are also on tap for midseason
- Riverdale will return in the fall.



MONDAY
8 pm Supergirl
9 pm VALOR

TUESDAY
8 pm The Flash
9 pm DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Riverdale (new time slot)
9 pm DYNASTY

THURSDAY
8 pm Supernatural
9 pm Arrow (new time slot)

FRIDAY
8 pm Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (new time slot)
9 pm Jane the Virgin (new time slot)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

CBS 2017-18 Schedule

CBS 2017-18 SCHEDULE

HIGHLIGHTS:

- CBS are adding 3 new comedies to their fall schedule, the most of any network.
- 6 out of their 8 new shows are airing in the fall, the most of any network. The network has one comedy By The Book and one drama Instinct on tap for midseason. 
- TBBT spin-off Young Sheldon will be previewed after the mother-ship show (Sept. 25) and begin airing regularly on Thursdays (Nov. 2).




Tuesday, 16 May 2017

ABC 2017-18 Schedule


ABC 2017-18 SCHEDULE 


Highlights

- Scandal will be back for its seventh and FINAL season. TGIT remains in tact.
- Black-ish is moving from its Wednesday, post-Modern Family timeslot (where it has aired for the duration of its tun) to Fresh Off The Boat's current timeslot (Tuesdays @ 9) It will lead into ABC's sole new fall comedy The Mayor.
- Fresh Off The Boat will move to Tuesdays @ 8:30 after The Middle
- American Housewife is probably the biggest winner. It's following in The Goldberg's footsteps by moving from Tuesdays to the coveted Wednesday comedy block.
- Sundays will now be unscripted from 7-10pm. Once Upon A Time is moving from its Sunday night timeslot to Fridays. ABC are likely paving the way for American Idol in midseason.
- Fridays have been revamped to feature genre dramas rather than multi-camera comedies. High profile Marvel show Inhumans will air on Friday nights.
- ABC are adding five new shows to their schedule. The most for any network thus far.
- ABC, Fox and NBC are adding only one new comedy to their Fall schedules: The Mayor (ABC), Ghosted (Fox) and the Will & Grace revival (NBC)
- ABC's midseason shows include: returning dramas Agents of SHIELD and Quantico, new dramas For The People, The Crossing and Deception, and new comedies Alex, Inc., and Splitting Up Together and a reboot of Roseanne.



MONDAY
8 PM — Dancing with the Stars
10 PM — THE GOOD DOCTOR

TUESDAY
8 PM — The Middle
8:30 PM — Fresh Off the Boat (new time period)
9 PM — black-ish (new day and time period)
9:30 PM — THE MAYOR
10 PM — THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN

WEDNESDAY
8 PM — The Goldbergs
8:30 PM — Speechless
9 PM — Modern Family
9:30 PM — American Housewife” (new day and time period)
10 PM — Designated Survivor”

THURSDAY
8  PM — Grey’s Anatomy
9 PM — Scandal
10 PM – How to Get Away with Murder

FRIDAY
8 PM — Once Upon a Time (new day and time period)
9 PM — MARVEL’S INHUMANS
10 PM — 20/20

SATURDAY
8 PM — Saturday Night Football

SUNDAY
7 PM — America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 PM — To Tell the Truth (new day and time period)
9 PM — Shark Tank (new day and time period)
10 PM — TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY

Monday, 15 May 2017

Fox 2017-18 Schedule



FOX 2017-18 Schedule

Highlights:

- Fox are adding only 3 new shows to their fall schedule: The Gifted, The Orville and Ghosted.
- New Girl's final season will be held for midseason. LA > Vegas, and dramas The Resident9-1-1 and another season of The X-Files are also on hold until midseason.
- Lucifer (based on characters from DC comics) will become the 8pm anchor on Mondays and lead into The Gifted (a Marvel/X-Men offshoot)
- On Tuesdays, comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mick will air in the 9pm hour whilst comedic drama Lethal Weapon will take over 8pm
- Fox has taken a note out of ABC's Shondaland book and have given Lee Daniels Wednesday nights. Empire will move from 9pm to 8pm and will be followed by Star.
- Seth Macfarlane starer The Orville will go head-to-head against NBC's mega-hit This Is Us (both shows are produced and owned by Fox) on Thursdays.
- The Exorcist will keep its Friday night timeslot.
- Sundays remain mostly the same with a mix of live-action and animation. Bob's Burgers continues to have the awful 7:30 slot whilst Fox will try and launch yet another live-action, high-concept comedy Ghosted after The Simpsons at 8:30.
- Scream Queens has been cancelled as previously reported. 24: Legacy is still in limbo


FOX FALL 2017 SCHEDULE

(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          LUCIFER 

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE GIFTED (new)

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON

9:00-9:30 PM                          THE MICK

9:30-10:00 PM                        BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          EMPIRE

9:00-10:00 PM                        STAR

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          GOTHAM

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE ORVILLE (new)

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          HELL’S KITCHEN

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE EXORCIST

SATURDAY

7:00-10:30 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM                          NFL ON FOX

7:30-8:00 PM                          THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                          GHOSTED (new)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH


Sunday, 14 May 2017

New Girl Will Soon Be Gone, Girl: UPDATE


Fox finally reNEWed New Girl for a seventh season although the seventh season is set to be its last. The future was not looking too bright as networks began to announce which shows would be renewed and which ones would be cancelled, news on New Girl was quiet.

NBC 2017-18 Schedule





2017-18 FALL SCHEDULE

Highlights:

- NBC will bring back Must See TV with former staple Will & Grace as the 8pm anchor. Great News (produced by Tina Fey who also produced the former Must See TV sitcom 30 Rock) will also air on Thursdays alongside mega-hit This Is Us, which moves from Tuesdays after the voice to Thursdays.
- The Brave is only regular new addition to the fall schedule (The Menendez Brothers is a limited series)
- There are NO new sitcoms joining the fall schedule - the Will & Grace revival will serve as a lead in for Great News (premiered during midseason in April). Champions and A.P. Bio will presumably premiere during midseason.
- The high profile musical drama Rise is being held for midseason to take advantage of the Winter Olympics as a promotional launch pad.


MONDAY
8 pm The Voice
10 pm THE BRAVE

TUESDAY
8 pm The Voice
9 pm Superstore (new time slot)
9: 30 pm The Good Place (new time slot)
10 pm Chicago Fire

WEDNESDAY
8 pm The Blacklist (new time slot)
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8 pm  WILL & GRACE
8:30 Great News (new time slot)
9 pm This Is Us (new time slot)
10 pm LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS

FRIDAY
8 pm Blindspot (new time slot)
9 pm Taken (new time slot)
10 pm Dateline

SATURDAY
8 pm Dateline Mysteries
10 pm Saturday Night Live (encores)

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

Saturday, 13 May 2017

In Memoriam: 2 Broke Girls



Wow. Another surprise cancellation I totally did not see coming. Though I stopped watching 2 Broke Girls regularly around a year and a half ago, it was still on my radar... I wanted to see Max and Caroline become 2 Rich Bitches but due to CBS's bad decision, we will never see this happen. 2 Broke Girls has a special place in my non-existent TV watch list archives because it effectively reignited my interest and love for the sitcom genre and television as a whole. The stellar performances by the fantastic leads: Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs and the supporting cast led to some of the most raunchy, shocking and hilarious moments I've seen in a sitcom since I started watching old episodes of Married... With Children. It's a shame the show's life was cut short, but I'm sure the legacy for Max and Caroline will live on in the world of syndication and non-stop repeats! And of course, in a decade's time, when the 2 Broke Boys reboot (starring the sons of Max and Caroline) is announced, we'll take a moment to remember the show that started it all.



Thursday, 11 May 2017

In Memoriam: American Crime



The tragic announcement was made today. After the third season concluded two weeks ago to extremely low ratings, ABC pulled the plug on the critically acclaimed anthology series. The series finale drew just a 0.4 in the adults 18-49 demo.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Downward Dog | Review (ABC)

ABC's new talking dog comedy is a creative triumph 




Almost a year has passed since ABC ordered their talking dog sitcom Downward Dog, based on the webseries of the same name. However, this month audiences will now have the chance to revel in this show's adorable weirdness whilst they still have the chance...