Manhattan is awash with TV folks in town for the upfronts, the annual ritual in which the networks present their fall schedules to advertisers in hopes of wooing big bucks. It is too early to tell which network will be the big winner, but this year there is a clear loser: gay characters.
It seems like ABC wants warm n' fuzzy shows once again, trying to bring back some nostalgia by adding family-friendly comedies to cap off the end of the week. One is 'Malibu Country,' starring Reba McEntire. It's too bad the new shows are being written like it's still the '90s.
It's that time of year again: Time to break out the TV Guide and get ready for a weekly battle with your DVR. Here are the stats for the new network shows of the season calculated based on their previews and/or pilot episodes.
The recently announced TV network fall line up seems to have some common themes this year. Did anyone order some revived sitcom actors? FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC sure did, and these new shows will all have some very familiar faces.
ABC's slate tends to typically skew towards soaps or family programming; but this year, it looks as though they want to expand into the kind of show that might be at home on a more action-oriented network like Fox.