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Broadcast Network Upfront 2013 Dates

May 10, 2013 Leave a comment

May 13th
NBC New York Morning
FOX New York Afternoon

May 14th
ABC New York Afternoon

May 15th
CBS New York Afternoon

May 16th
The CW New York Morning

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Fall TV Scoop: Fox Orders 5 Comedies, Including Chris Meloni’s Jack and Ritter-Bledel Sitcom

May 9, 2013 4 comments

Piggybacking on Wednesday’s drama pickups, Fox has ordered five new comedy series for the 2013-14 season, including the Jason Ritter/Alexis Bledel romantic satire Us & Them (fka Friends & Family) and the Andy Samberg-fronted sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Also receiving series orders from the network are the military-themed Enlisted, Chris Meloni’s Surviving Jack and Seth MacFarlane’s previously-greenlit live-action sitcom Dads.

Among the noteworthy comedy pilots not getting the go-ahead from Fox: Rob Riggle’s Gabriels and the Kelli Garner starrer Two Wrongs. (Fox’s complete development slate can be found here.)

Here’s the logline/casting/pedigree info for each of the new series:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Comedy)
EPs | Mike Schur and Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation)
CAST | Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), Andre Braugher (Last Resort), Terry Crews (Are We There Yet?), Melissa Fumero (One Life to Live), Joe Lo Truglio (Free Agents)
The single-camera project revolves around a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City.

Dads (Comedy)
EPs | Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild
CAST | Seth Green (Family Guy), Giovanni Ribisi (Friends), Brenda Song (The Suite Life On Deck), Peter Riegert (The Good Wife), Martin Mull (Roseanne, Arrested Development), Tonita Castro (Go On), Erin Pineda, Vanessa Lachey (Hawaii Five-0)
The live-action, multi-cam comedy, which has already earned a six-episode order, revolves around two successful guys in their 30s who find their lives turned upside-down when their nightmare fathers unexpectedly move in with them.

Enlisted (Comedy)
EP | Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town)
CAST | Keith David (The Cape), Geoff Stults (The Finder), Parker Young (Suburgatory), Chris Lowell (Private Practice), Angelique Cabral (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23)
Based on Biegel’s relationship with his siblings, this single-cam comedy follows three very different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida.

Surviving Jack (Comedy)
EPs | Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town), Patrick Schumacker ($#*! My Dad Says), Jeff Ingold, Justin Halpern ($#*! My Dad Says)
CAST | Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), Alex Kapp Horner (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Connor Buckley (Deception), Claudia Lee (Hart of Dixie), Kevin Hernandez, Tyler Foden
An adaptation of Halpern’s book I Suck at Girls, the single-cam comedy tells the story of “a boy becoming a man and a man becoming a father, in a time before ‘coming of age’ was something you could Google.”

Us & Them (Comedy)
EPs | David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back), Gavin & Stacey creators James Corden and Ruth Jones, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and Henry Normal
CAST | Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Kurt Fuller (Psych), Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Kerri Kenney (Reno 911!), Dustin Ybarra
A single-camera adaptation of the UK series Gavin & Stacey, about two very different lovers who try to make a long-distance relationship work.

Fall TV Scoop: Fox Picks Up 4 Dramas, Including J.J. Abrams Thriller and Sleepy Hollow Update

Fox has greenlit four new dramas for the 2013-14 season, including J.J. Abrams‘ futuristic cop thriller Almost Human (pictured, right) and a modern-day take on Sleepy Hollow.

Also receiving series orders from the network are Gang Related and Rake.

Among the noteworthy drama pilots not getting the go-ahead from Fox: Felicity Huffman’s Boomerang, an adaptation of the Delirum novels and The List (costarring Grey’s newbie Hilarie Burton).

Here’s the logline/casting/pedigree info for each of the new series:

Gang Related (Drama)
EPs | Scott Rosenbaum (The Shield), Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious)
CAST | Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Ramon Rodriguez (Charlie’s Angels), Jay Hernandez (Last Resort), Sung Kang (The Fast and the Furious), Inbar Lavi (Underemployed), Rza, Cliff Curtis (Missing), Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill)
Follows a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through its ranks — ultimately landing on the Gang Task Force. There, he must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new “family” on the SFPD.

Almost Human (Drama)
EPs | J.H. Wyman, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Fringe)
CAST | Karl Urban (Star Trek), Michael Ealy (Common Law), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Michael Irby (The Unit), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean), Mekia Cox
An action-packed buddy cop show set in the near future when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.

Rake (Drama)
EPs | Peter Duncan (creator of the Australian series of the same name), Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Michael Wimer, Greg Kinnear
CAST | Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings), Necar Zadegan (Emily Owens, M.D.), Bojana Novakovic (Edge Of Darkness), John Ortiz (Luck), David Harbour (The Newsroom), Tara Summers (Boston Legal)
Centers around Keegan Joye, a brilliant but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer.

SLEEPY HOLLOWSleepy Hollow (Drama)
EPs | Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci (Star Trek)
CAST | Orlando Jones (MADtv), Katia Winter (Dexter), Nicole Beharie (The Good Wife), Tom Mison (Parade’s End), guest star John Cho (Go On)
A modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend of the titular Westchester Country, N.Y. town.

Up Front About the Upfronts: The State of the Networks 2013

Despite your TV telling you that the current season is nearly over, the next season has already started. Behind closed doors, the cloaked Illuminati of the television business have already made several decisions about what you’ll be watching this fall, and those decisions will be revealed at next week’s series of network presentations for advertisers. Called the Upfronts, that’s where the nets reveal their fall schedules, which seal the fate of both returning and potentially new shows.

In anticipation of the mayhem, I’ve decided to briefly prep you on where the networks stand and what to expect next week. But be warned, I will be wrong! Very wrong! Consider these suggestions fun and from the mind of a crazy person.

CBS 

Season to date 18-49 demo ratings: 1st place, 2.9 average (3.0 last year)
Season to date average viewership: 1st place, 11.95 million (11.7 million last year)
Hours to program: 18
2013-2014 shows renewed: 2 Broke Girls, Blue Bloods, CSI, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Person of Interest, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Two and a Half Men

The debrief on this season: This is the easy one. With 13 hours of programming already filled with renewed shows (Criminal Minds should also be renewed any minute now), a sweep of ratings and overall viewership, and the steadiest performance of all networks, CBS is the most comfortable going into its Upfronts. But don’t get too comfortable, Les Moonves! The 2012-2013 development season was a dud, producing only one success in Elementary. However, that could also be a statement on how strong CBS was going into the season.

What to expect: Things will look very similar to last year, when CBS ordered just six new shows. Chuck Lorre’s sitcom Mom, starring Anna Faris as a recovering boozer in Napa Valley, is apparently a lock, and Shawn Ryan’s Beverly Hills Cop makes a ton of sense to order. Scheduling-wise, CBS has a solid skeleton, it just has to hang some fresh meat on it. I wouldn’t expect too much shakeup in its schedule. Heck, if I were CBS I would create CBS2 and start programming that with all the excess riches.

ABC

Season to date 18-49 demo ratings: 4th place, 2.2 average (2.4 last year)
Season to date average viewership: 2nd place, 7.80 million (8.4 million last year)
Hours to program: 18
2013-2014 shows renewed: Nothing! Absolutely nothing!

The debrief on this season: From all the headlines, you’d expect NBC to be in last place, but it’s actually ABC on the bottom. Everyone not named CBS is noticeably down, but not having any new hits especially sucked for ABC, which went into the season with blocks to build on. What was ABC’s biggest new show of the year? The Neighbors? Nashville? Yikes. ABC experimented a lot last year, making Sunday night ladies’ night (UOaT, Revenge, 666 Park Ave.) and fiddling with a one-hour comedy block on Tuesdays that ended up being a disaster, so the network’s 2012-2013 was a cross-your-fingers kind of year, and luck was not on its side. It was a wasted season.

What to expect: Why are you so secretive, ABC? Though the network hasn’t officially renewed anything, we can assume it’ll bring back Castle, Dancing With the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Revenge, The Middle, and The Bachelor, plus some combination of Suburgatory, Nashville, The Neighbors, Body of Proof, Malibu Country, and Last Man Standing. That leaves a lot of flexibility, and ABC isn’t afraid to take the wrecking ball to its schedule, as evidenced by last year’s pile of rubble. The network’s failed experiments leave ABC in a position to shake things up again. Do not expect a repeat of the trial of comedies on Tuesdays. If I were ABC, I’d think about moving Castle to Tuesdays at 10pm and sandwiching a new promising drama between the DWTS results show and Castle. That would leave another new drama to place behind Monday’s DWTS at 10pm. I don’t know, maybe Joss Whedon’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Just please don’t place that in the 8pm Thursday death slot like you’re thinking, even if it looks strong on paper. On Wednesdays, ABC desperately needs a comedy to pair with Modern Family, because that hit is on an island. I’d like to see new comedies Back in the Game, Trophy Wife, or Super Fun Night on Wednesdays to help out MoFam. ABC can continue to ignore Fridays with its combination of news magazine shows, reality, and hick humor.

 

NBC

Season to date 18-49 demo ratings: 3rd place, 2.4 average (2.5 last year)
Season to date average viewership: 4th place, 7.00 million viewers (7.4 million last year)
Hours to program: 18
2013-2014 shows renewed: Chicago Fire, Grimm, Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood, Revolution, The Voice, The Michael J. Fox Show (new series)

The debrief on this season: Third place! Woohoo! Pop the champagne and let’s do lines of caviar! Unfortunately, September, October, and November of 2012 are a thing of the past, and 2013 has been downright evil to NBC. And should Sunday Night Football even count in the ratings? That doesn’t seem fair. NBC had no choice but to renew Revolution, but the consensus is that the show is fading faster than Aaron’s chances of getting back with his wife. Chicago Fire was NBC’s big success story, which gives you an idea of how the network’s development season—which was massive—went.

What to expect: There’s a suggestion, co-authored by our own Cory Barker, going around that NBC should move The Voice to Thursdays and kill the Must-See-TV tradition of a two-hour comedy block on that night. And you know what? I sort of LOVE it! In theory. As long as CBS has The Big Bang Theory on Thursday nights, NBC’s chances of keeping comedy alive in that hour are doody. Why not fight fire with fire (or nerds with CeeLo) and put the one-hour results show on Thursdays? Then jump into a one-hour comedy block built around familiar faces with Michael J. Fox’s new show and Matthew Perry in Go On (or another new comedy)? Get those shows going and revisit Thursday as a comedy destination in 2014-2015. The problem with moving The Voice is that doing so would turn the rest of the schedule into a wasteland. Does NBC triple up Revolution, Grimm, and Chicago Fire on Mondays, move Parks & Recreation to Tuesdays with new comedy support followed by Law & Order: SVU, and do whatever with Fridays? NBC might be better off leaving The Voice where it is. I say shove Revolution to Fridays and pair it with Grimm (and maybe HannibaI?), and use the plush post-Voice spots to launch new shows again. Slot James Spader’s high-testing The Blacklist on Mondays at 10pm, put whatever other new drama on Tuesdays at 9pm and keep Parenthood at 10pm, then stage a new comedy Thunderdome competition in both the 8pm hour on Wednesday (followed by Chicago Fire and its in-the-works spinoff) and the holes around Parks and Recreation and The Michael J. Fox Show on Thursdays. I’m talking 13-episode seasons; if you’re a success, you stay, if you fail, get the F out. I seriously want to see NBC pump out a dozen new comedies over the course of the entire season. NBC should focus on trying as many new things as it can.

 

Fox

Season to date 18-49 demo ratings: 2nd place, 2.5 average (3.2 last year)
Season to date average viewership: 3rd place, 7.08 million (8.9 million last year)
Hours to program: 12
2013-2014 shows renewed: American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Family Guy, Glee, New Girl, Raising Hope, The Following, The Simpsons, The Mindy Project, The X Factor

The debrief on this season: Second place would be a lot easier to swallow if Fox hadn’t fallen so far. Last season, Fox finished first in ratings with a 3.2. Everyone was down, but sinking all the way to a 2.5 means there’s more to blame than The Walking Dead and Duck Dynasty. American Idol is sinking fast, and people are talking about New Girl a lot more than they’re watching it. The Following was a success, but its 15-episode second season means it won’t be back ’til January 2014. Even though The Mindy Project was renewed, Fox had much higher hopes for it as a comedy to secure the network’s Tuesday-night block. Fox used to live on a reputation for having fresh, exciting programming, but all of a sudden its shelves are looking awfully dusty. Hey at least you get the Super Bowl this year, Fox!

What to expect: Despite its need to fix things, I don’t see a whole lot of room for Fox to switch things up. Tuesdays are locked in with comedy, Wednesdays and Thursdays are X Factor‘d (though Fox should recognize a dead horse when it sees it, maybe next year), and Sundays are ‘tooned out. Once again, Mondays are Fox’s achilles, and once again, the night will feature something like Bones and a random new show (how about J.J. Abrams’ Human?). But with Friday such a graveyard, why not put Bones on Fridays and try two new shows on Monday? Bones‘ fans are so good, they’ll follow their series anywhere, and it’s entered that point of its life where it won’t do much to help launch new shows. Yeah, it’s risky to air two new shows on a Monday night, but Human has the muscle behind it to become its own destination (of course I’m a huge dork and the thought of robot cops in the future sounds amazing). Greg Kinnear’s Rake or Terry O’Quinn’s Gang Related could pair with Human, too. Before Glee comes back in the midseason, Fox should run Andy Samberg’s untitled cop comedy and the military comedy Enlisted after The X Factor on Thursdays, as those won’t fit into Tuesday’s quirky family/quirky lady comedy block, plus both seem to have that different flavor viewers have been looking for. Yes, I’m aware that sets up Mike Schur and Dan Goor potentially having shows that go against each other in Samberg’s cop comedy and Parks and Recreation, but Parks will probably stay put at 8:30pm.

 

The CW

Season to date 18-49 demo ratings: 0.7 average (0.7 last year)
Season to date average viewership: 1.78 million (1.7 million last year)
Hours to program: 10
2013-2014 shows renewed/ordered: America’s Next Top Model, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Hart of Dixie, The Originals (new series), Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries

The debrief of this season: Steady isn’t just good, it’s grrrrrrreat! Arrow looks like a solid franchise for The CW, even though it’s down to hovering around a 1.0 rating. Supernatural enjoyed a solid bounce-back season, and The Vampire Diaries keeps chuggin’. For a while it looked like every CW show would feature hunky dudes either being monsters or killing monsters, but then the network renewed Hart of Dixie, crushing some folks’ hopes of a network genre channel. Still, I actually like what The CW is doing to stay afloat. With Gossip Girl and 90210 finally over, it’s a great time for the network to continue rebranding itself as the network of shows based on Young Adult supernatural books. Hey if it works, why not? If you want high-school drama, go to high school.

What to expect: The Beauty and the Beast renewal was bizarre, considering that The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals will take its spot on the schedule. How will Beauty and the Beast do without TVD as its lead-in? Beasties, you’re about to find out the hard truth. A Hart of Dixie renewal wouldn’t have happened if the network didn’t have another non-genre show in mind to pair with it, but I don’t know what that other non-genre show will be. Deadline Hollywood says the period-piece teen drama Reign, about Mary Queen of Scots, is looking good. Could that be it? The CW also has the option to split up Arrow and Supernatural to launch one of its many sci-fi shows, with the less soapy The Tomorrow People and The Hundred as the most likely candidates. And if The CW wants a hottie-and-a-weirdo romance night, Beauty and the Beast could team up with Oxygen, the new drama about a teen girl and an alien boy hookin’ up, or The Selection. Where these shows end up on the schedule is mostly moot; The CW operates independently of what its big brother networks do.

 

Thanks to TV.COM

Categories: :: Upfronts

Showcase – New and Returning Series upfronts Press Release

May 31, 2012 2 comments

SHAW MEDIA DECLARES 2012/13 AN UNPRECEDENTED YEAR FOR BIG FORMATS, A-LIST STARS ACROSS SPECIALTY PORTFOLIO
“This is a hugely exciting year for Shaw Media,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President, Content, Shaw Media. “The return of record-breaking Canadian adaptations of smash hit formats in conjunction with the debut of so many original new series reinforces our dedication to delivering the best in entertaining content to Canadians every day.”
Showcase continues to be the top destination for the best in dramatic entertainment with a slew of new and returning hit series coming this fall. Starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and produced in Canada by Take 5 and Whizbang Productions in partnership with CBS Studios, the brand-new series Beauty and the Beast will infuse Showcase with a fresh take on the fairytale classic. Other new series include the USA hit Common Law, which premiered to impressive audience numbers in the U.S., and the much-anticipated debut of the original series Copper, from creative dream team Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Oz) and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Borgias). In addition, Showcase will be the exclusive home to the original series World Without End, the bold follow-up to Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth starring Miranda Richardson (Rubicon, Merlin), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Ben Chaplin (Mad Dogs) and Canadians Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) and Meghan Follows. Viewers can also look forward to new seasons of Showcase’s top-rated series Lost Girl, as well as Warehouse 13, Royal Pains, and the channel’s megahit series Covert Affairs.

Showcase
Copper (Canadian Premiere, Canadian Original) FALL 2012
Copper is a gripping crime drama set in 1860s New York City, and focuses on Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones; MI-5), an intense, rugged Irish-immigrant cop working the city’s notorious Five Points neighbourhood. Corcoran is struggling to maintain his moral compass in a turbulent world, while on an emotional and relentless quest to learn the truth about the disappearance of his wife and the death of his daughter. His friendship with two Civil War compatriots – the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African American physician who secretly assists Corcoran with his work – takes him to the contrasting worlds of elegant Fifth Avenue and rural Harlem. The three men share a secret from their experience on the battlefield that inextricably links their lives forever.
Common Law (Canadian Premiere) FALL 2012
The comedic cop series follows meticulous and responsible Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole; 24) and carefree Travis Marks (Michael Ealy; The Good Wife), partners who are great at closing cases but terrible at getting along – with each other. Ex-lawyer Wes is compulsively organized, divorced, and a methodical over-thinker, while former juvenile delinquent Travis is impulsive, disorganized, and a ladies-man who doesn’t play by the rules. The mismatched pair has a seven-year track record as LAPD’s finest in the Robbery-Homicide Division, but when their constant bickering starts affecting their work their boss Captain Sutton (Jack McGee; The Fighter) sends the dream team off to couples therapy with hard-hitting therapist Dr. Elyse Ryan (Sonya Walger; Lost).

Beauty and the Beast (Canadian Premiere) FALL 2012
From the classic tale comes a new, fresh take on Beauty and the Beast starring Canadian Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) as Catherine Chandler. As a teenager, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother and Catherine knows her life would have been taken too if it wasn’t for someone – or something – that saved her. Now a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective, Catherine discovers Dr. Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan; Terra Nova), the man who saved her many years before. Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses when he is enraged. Catherine agrees to protect his identity in exchange for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder, beginning their complex relationship.
World Without End (Canadian Premiere, Canadian Original) FALL 2012
Ken Follett’s global bestseller World Without End premieres as an eight-part, one-hour event series on Showcase. Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth, Charlotte Riley, and Canadians Megan Follows and Sarah Gadon headline the star-studded cast with director Michael Caton-Jones at the helm. The epic series follows Caris, a visionary young woman struggling to rise above the suffering and oppression in order to lead her people out of the dark times. England is on the brink of devastating war with France that will last over a hundred years, and a terrible plague is spreading that will wipe out a third of Europe’s population before it is done. With her lover Merthin, Caris builds a community that stands up to The Crown and The Church. Together, they unearth a dangerous secret and must fight to save their town of Kingsbridge from ruin, ultimately ushering in a new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment.

Returning:

Lost Girl Season 3
Season three promises more twists and turns for TV’s favourite succubus, “Bo” (Anna Silk: Being Erica, Billable Hours). This season sees Bo make a romantic choice, but finds the road to commitment riddled with obstacles. Throughout the season, unexpected jeopardy stalks Bo and those she cares about. Though Bo battles many foes, her greatest enemy will prove to be the one that resides within her.
Returning for season three is Kris Holden-Ried (Ben Hur, The Tudors, Underworld 4) as “Dyson”; Ksenia Solo (Life Unexpected; Black Swan) as “Kenzi”; Zoie Palmer (The Guard, Instant Star, XIII) as “Lauren”; Rick Howland (Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries) as “Trick” and K.C. Collins (Owning Mahowny, Doomstown) as “Hale”.
Joining the Lost Girl cast this season is (Rachel Skarsten: The Vow; Flashpoint; Birds of Prey) in a recurring role as “Tamsin,” a thrill-seeking, sexy new Fae who ruffles many feathers. Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men, Covert Affairs, Human Target) will reprise her role as “The Morrigan,” the leader of the Dark Fae.
Haven Season 3
Season three of Haven picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale with Audrey (Emily Rose) having been brutally kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryant) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with troubles. New addition to the cast include Bree Williamson (Gossip Girl, One Life to Live), Dorian Missick (Southland, The Cape) and Kate Kelton (Harold and Kumar, American Psycho 2).

Strike Back (Canadian Premiere) WINTER 2013
A high-octane, globe-spanning thriller with storylines ripped from the headlines, Strike Back focuses on two members of a top-secret anti-terrorist organization known as Section 20. Leading the team are British Sergeant Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester; Fringe) and Damian Scott (Sullivan Stapleton; Animal Kingdom), a Delta Forces operative who was disgraced and discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The two protagonists crisscross the globe venturing to New Delhi, Cape Town, Darfur and beyond as they try to thwart terrorists planning a major attack that could have global repercussions by bringing anarchy and destruction to our planet.
Cable premieres of hit movies on Showcase include:Inception, The Other Guys, Salt, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Shutter Island, The Town, andGrown Ups.
Brand-new seasons of returning series on Showcase include: Lost Girl, Covert Affairs,Warehouse 13,Haven,Royal Pains,Law & Order: UK, NCISand Rookie Blue.

The CW’s Schedule Revealed: Supernatural and Arrow Team Up on Wednesday, Dixie to Tuesday

May 18, 2012 Leave a comment

The CW, last but not least, on Thursday morning revealed its primetime line-up for the 2012-13 TV season — and it featured good news for Supernatural fans and bad news for Ms. Tyra Banks.


After spending the past two seasons in TV purgatory (a.k.a. Friday night), the Brothers Winchester are relocating to Wednesdays at 9/8c following new comic book series Arrow. That paves the way for America’s Next Top Model to assume its new death slot on Fridays at 8 pm.

Elsewhere, Hart of Dixie is moving from Mondays at 9 pm to Tuesdays at 8 pm where it will lead into the new Mamie Gummer-led medical drama Emily Owens, M.D. (formerly called First Cut). And the Beauty and the Beast reboot is the beneficiary of the CW’s cushiest timeslot — Thursdays at 9 pm after The Vampire Diaries.

Finally, Gossip Girl‘s final 11-episode season will air Mondays at 9 pm; The Carrie Diaries will take over in that slot at midseason.

On tap for midseason, in addition to The Carrie Diaries, is the new thriller Cult.

The complete CW schedule, which will be rolled out in early October instead of early September as has been customary, looks like this; new shows are in CAPS.

MONDAY
8/7c 90210
9 pm Gossip Girl  (THE CARRIE DIARIES takes over in January)

TUESDAY
8 pm Hart of Dixie
9 pm EMILY OWENS, M.D. (formerly known as First Cut)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm ARROW
9 pm Supernatural

THURSDAY
8 pm The Vampire Diaries
9 pm BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

FRIDAY
8 pm America’s Next Top Model
9 pm Nikita

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: Ringer, The Secret Circle, One Tree Hill (which aired its series finale on April 4), H8R, Remodeled and The L.A. Complex.

Categories: :: Upfronts, CW

ABC Schedule Revealed: Revenge Moving to Sunday, Happy Endings and Apt. 23 to Tuesday

May 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Sundays just got Revengier.

ABC is the third broadcast network to pull the curtain back on its 2012-13 schedule and the big news is that freshman hit Revenge is moving into Desperate Housewives‘ old Sunday/9 pm timeslot. Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—– In Apartment 23, meanwhile, will form their own a-mah-zing comedy block on Tuesdays at 9.

Among new shows, the Connie Britton-fronted musical soap Nashville has nabbed Revenge‘s former Wednesday at 10 pm perch, and the Shawn Ryan-produced undersea thriller Last Resort has landed the Thursday lead-off spot.

On tap for midseason: Body of Proof, Wife Swap, and new dramas Mistresses, Red Widow and Zero Hour.

The complete schedule looks like this; new shows are in CAPS.

MONDAY
8/7c Dancing With the Stars/The Bachelor (in January)
10 pm Castle

In January:
8:00 p.m. “The Bachelor”
10:00 p.m. “Castle”

TUESDAY
8 pm DWTS Results
9 Happy Endings
9:30 pm Don’t Trust the B—– In Apartment 23
10 pm Private Practice

In January
8 pm HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
8:30 THE FAMILY TOOLS

WEDNESDAY

8 pm The Middle
8:30 pm Suburgatory
9 pm Modern Family
9:30 THE NEIGHBORS
10 pm NASHVILLE

THURSDAY
8 pm LAST RESORT
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy
10 pm Scandal

FRIDAY
8 pm Shark Tank
9 pm Primetime: What Would You Do?
10 pm 20/20

In November
8 pm Last Man Standing
8:30 pm MALIBU COUNTRY
9 pm Shark Tank
10 pm Primetime: What Would You Do?

SATURDAY
8 pm Saturday Night College Football

SUNDAY

7 America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm Once Upon a Time 

9 pm Revenge
10 pm 666 PARK AVENUE

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: Charlie’s Angels, TBS-bound Cougar Town, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, GCB, Man Up, Missing, Pan Am, The River and Work It

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