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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by WhiskeyTango, May 12, 2012.

  1. May 14, 2012 #41 of 139
    WhiskeyTango

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    I'm not too impressed with either of the schedules released so far. I'm not a big comedy fan and both are pretty heavy on comedies. That leaves me with just 4 shows on my schedule, only two of which I am sure of - Fringe, Revolution. The other two I'll give a look are Mob Doctor and Chicago Fire. I hope the other networks have a bit more to offer.
     
  2. May 14, 2012 #42 of 139
    marksman

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    Yeah but I think they have been running it on Fridays and doing well with it there.
     
  3. May 14, 2012 #43 of 139
    DevdogAZ

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    So FOX won't air anything new in Sunday nights in the fall? Just animation repeats until January? That's odd. Why would they give up that night for 1/3 of the season?
     
  4. May 14, 2012 #44 of 139
    That Don Guy

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    Mitch Grassi appeared on Glee earlier this season, but as part of a different group - which ended up lip-syncing a recording from 2008.
     
  5. May 14, 2012 #45 of 139
    Steveknj

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    Did I miss something? I think that just refers to the 7 o'clock block / NFL overrun slot.
     
  6. May 14, 2012 #46 of 139
    DevdogAZ

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    I guess I was misreading. I read this line:

    and thought it meant Animation Domination wasn't starting until 2013.
     
  7. May 14, 2012 #47 of 139
    That Don Guy

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    No - that refers to some new animated programming that will take over the Saturday night 11 PM-12:30 AM time slots.

    One show has already been announced: Axe Cop, based on the online comic.
     
  8. May 14, 2012 #48 of 139
    sharkster

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    Yay and yay! Couldn't seem to get on board w/Napoleon Dynamite. Bob's Burgers for me - I don't know what it is...every time I watch I think 'man, this show is so bad', BUT it's also so good. I cannot look away and would have been really disappointed had it not been renewed.
     
  9. May 14, 2012 #49 of 139
    photoshopgrl

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    I don't get this. Why not just air The Following right from the start in the 10pm slot? Grrrr.
     
  10. May 14, 2012 #50 of 139
    DevdogAZ

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    FOX doesn't have a 10 pm slot. I'm guessing their affiliates, who make most of their money off their 10 pm local newscasts, would be pretty upset if they aired that show at 10 pm.
     
  11. May 14, 2012 #51 of 139
    photoshopgrl

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    Oh hell you're right. I forgot Fox always has news at 10pm. I don't watch any TV news, it's full of nothing but depressing crap so I pick and choose what I want to know about every morning on google news. :)

    Anyhow, so we have to wait for The Mob Doctor to end or fail for this one? I thought it sounded much better myself.
     
  12. May 14, 2012 #52 of 139
    DevdogAZ

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    It's possible FOX has higher hopes for The Following, which is why they're saving it for midseason. In the past, FOX hasn't had huge success launching shows in the fall due to the inevitable interruptions from postseason baseball. So sometimes they hold back some shows for a midseason launch when there will be more promotion from Idol and when there won't be interruptions from baseball.
     
  13. May 14, 2012 #53 of 139
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    No - presumably, The Mob Doctor will end in late December or mid-January (unless it's cancelled earlier, the way Lone Star was a few years ago), and The Following will run from January to May.

    Usually, the new season starts the day after the Emmy Awards, which would be September 24 this year; allowing for two pre-emptions for postseason baseball (there could be three - October 15, 22, and 29 are NLCS Games 2 and 7 and World Series Game 5), and three for "Christmas break" (December 17, 24, and 31), the 13th episode of The Mob Doctor would be January 21.
     
  14. May 14, 2012 #54 of 139
    mattack

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    Bummer about Unforgettable.. Though I haven't watched any of them for years, I'm surprised CSI:Miami is the one that's going, and NY is staying.. I like(d) them all when I was watching them.. (and they're all on the "I hope to some eon catch up on them, maybe even via streaming" list)
     
  15. May 15, 2012 #55 of 139
    billypritchard

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    I also read that The Following has a shorter order (15?) because Kevin Bacon didn't want to commit to longer than that. So if they start in say Jan/Feb they can run them straight through, no repeats.
     
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    WhiskeyTango

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    ABC’s fall primetime schedule is as follows (all times listed are Eastern); new shows are in bold:




    MONDAY:
    8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
    10:00 p.m. “Castle”


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

    TUESDAY:
    8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
    9:00 p.m. “Happy Endings”
    9:30 p.m. “Don’t Trust The B---- in Apartment 23”
    10:00 p.m. “Private Practice”


    In January:

    8:00 p.m. “How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)”
    8:30 p.m. “The Family Tools”


    WEDNESDAY:
    8:00 p.m. “The Middle”
    8:30 p.m. “Suburgatory”
    9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”
    9:30 p.m. “The Neighbors”
    10:00 p.m. “Nashville”


    THURSDAY:
    8:00 p.m. “Last Resort”
    9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
    10:00 p.m. “Scandal”


    FRIDAY:
    8:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
    9:00 p.m. “Primetime: What Would You?
    10:00 p.m. “20/20”


    In November:
    8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
    8:30 p.m. “Malibu Country”
    9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
    10:00 p.m. “Primetime: What Would You Do?”


    SATURDAY:
    8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night College Football”


    SUNDAY:
    7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
    8:00 p.m. “Once Upon A Time”
    9:00 p.m. “Revenge”
    10:00 p.m. “666 Park Avenue”
     
  18. May 15, 2012 #58 of 139
    Steveknj

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    Wow, I realize I watch very little on ABC. The Wednesday night comedy block and Once Upon a Time. That's it. Not sure about the new shows yet.
     
  19. May 15, 2012 #59 of 139
    mwhip

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    ABC once again proves they know what they are doing

    teaming up Revenge and Once Upon a Time? Genius

    Putting Happy Endings and Apt 23 together? Genius

    Wednesday night comedy line up? Awesome.

    Sticking Last Man Standing on Friday which makes Tim Allen happy and you get to kind of hide it. Genius
     
  20. May 15, 2012 #60 of 139
    DevdogAZ

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    TV critic Alan Sepinwall posted these comments after hearing FOX president Kevin Reilly make comments about the new schedule:
    So it definitely seems that they have high hopes for The Following and purposely held it until midseason when it would be less likely to be pre-empted by baseball or other things.
     

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