Armchair Scheduling: ABC Fall 2012

ABC rebounded this year under the stewardship of Paul Lee. In his first full year as Entertainment Chief, Lee successfully launched two new dramas (Once Upon a Time, Revenge) and two new comedies (Last Man Standing, Suburgatory). Sure there were bumps along the road (I’m looking at you Work It) but, for the most part, the 2011-2012 season was good to ABC. Moving forward, the network has a better sense of their core competency, soap operas. Down below, I take a look at how ABC’s fall schedule may look. Read more of this post

2011: A Year In Television

As I expressed in my recap of 2011 in music, I think listing art is a somewhat silly exercise. Still, as someone who started this blog to talk about television, I felt like I should share my thoughts on this year in TV.

Last year, I lamented the incredibly weak crop of fall pilots and the continuing erosion of broadcast ratings. Neither of those problems were really solved in 2011, though ratings seem to have stabilized for the time being. But, even with a less than stellar crop of new series on the network side, there were a handful of new treasures and even more returning favorites stepping up their game.

If all goes according to plan, I should have a piece up early next week praising individual performances and shows that missed my Top 10, but I wanted to make sure to get my list of this year’s best up before the ball dropped. So, without further ado, I give you my Top 10 TV Shows of 2011. Read more of this post

Armchair Scheduling: ABC Fall 2011

At this point, I’m way behind @BigTVFan, who not only completed his thoughts on all four broadcast networks’ fall schedules but also began updating his posts. Still, being slow has its advantages. Last night, Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva posted her second Pilot Panic piece, which made the post below slightly easier to write. After you read my take, see what @BigTVFan had to say about ABC at his site. Read more of this post