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Entries by Ed Martin from 05/2008

CBS: Playing to Its Strengths with New Procedurals and Comedies

| Posted 05.15.2008 | Media

CBS next fall is going back to basics - with a few twists. After deciding to not introduce a single procedural crime series last fall - a response, in part, to criticism that its schedule was overloaded with same - CBS this fall will introduce two. But nobody will confuse them with CSI or Cold Case.

Network TV Upfront Week 2008: Not So Bad After All

| Posted 05.22.2008 | Entertainment

We had been led to expect networks to roll over and play dead in the wake of the WGA strike and amid the recession -- but almost all the networks rallied in grand style for Upfronts 2008.

Why Boston Legal is One of Broadcast's Best

| Posted 05.23.2008 | Entertainment

Many series just haven't been themselves since the strike, but Legal has rocked, with episodes so emotionally rich and resonant that they would seem to ensure Emmy nominations galore.

"Lost" Season Finale Caps Broadcast's Strangest Year

| Posted 05.29.2008 | Entertainment

The strangeness surrounding the strike-compromised 2007-08 broadcast season just won't stop -- even now that the season is over.