- Fall lineups for NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, The CW, and a night-by-night grid.
- Hitfix has overviews of NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC, and The CW fall schedules. The same from Josef Adalian on NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC, and The CW. EW assesses the best and worst decisions. Sam Thielman rounds up cable winners and losers. Nellie Andreeva has an agency scorecard.
- Matt Zoller Seitz has snap judgments on the new shows from NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC, and The CW, plus a slideshow of shows he's most and least excited about. Andy Greenwald lists the best, worst, and weirdest new shows. Willa Paskin tries to figure what's worth looking forward to among new shows. Nellia Andreeva notes that in terms of pilots, it's the year of underdogs, comebacks, and second chances. Myles McNutt focuses on renewals and cancellations. Alyssa Rosenberg tallies some race and gender stats.
- Stuart Elliot and Bill Carter survey the highlights, lowlights, and sidelights of upfronts. Stuart Levine says cable crashed the upfronts party, while Bill Carter finds that USA even encouraged fan squealing. An A-Z of the upfronts from Jonathan Gray. Brian Stelter and Stuart Elliot say the web was central at the upfronts, and Brian Steinberg highlights the social media plans.
- Michael O'Connell highlights the fall DVR conflicts; CNN too highlights scheduling battles, as does Anthony Crupi. Scott Collins says comedy is big for fall, and as does Reuters and Rob Owen. Kevin Fallon highlights eight types of shows we'll see plenty of in fall. Nellie Andreeva observes that many returning series episode orders are shorter than new series orders, and Mark Dawidziak notes that networks have planned a lot of midseason shows. WSJ says the dramas look edgy. Stuart Elliott also comments on the darkness trend. Brian Steinberg analyzes the trends.
- TV Club has an In Memoriam tribute to cancelled shows.
Monday, May 21, 2012
After a week away, I'm trying to catch up with upfronts news. Here are some summary links if you are too: