Advertisements I've noticed several promos for the fall season running this week. Some with actual footage from the shows, probably from the pilots. (I see that Johnny Drama already has a new gig). Back in the '70s and '80s when I worked for an ABC affiliate, we wouldn't start seeing new promos until July 4th. Even that seemed early, because they would run incessantly. It was mostly just title cards with music but by the time the shows premiered, we were already tired of hearing about them. I wouldn't want to be without DVRs this summer.