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Fall Premiere Week is dead, the networks just won’t admit it

Michael Schneider wrote thisĀ great article for Variety explaining exactly why the broadcast networks’ model for Fall Premiere Week is long overdue for cancellation. I can’t state the case any better than Schneider, so I’ll simply add this:

Incredible Cable Shows that debuted on a non-traditional schedule

  • Damages
  • Rescue Me
  • Leverage
  • Mad Men
  • Royal Pains
  • Raising the Bar
  • True Blood
  • Breaking Bad
  • Nip/Tuck
  • Burn Notice
  • Monk
  • Psych
  • In Plain Sight
  • The Tudors
  • Weeds
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September 11, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, New Series, News, Premiere, Renewed, Television | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fall Premiere Week is dead, the networks just won’t admit it

Rubicon to Premiere in 2010

James Badge Dale

Variety reports that AMC has ordered 12 episodes of new drama Rubicon, a political thriller starring James Badge Dale (24, The Departed) and Miranda Richardson (The Hours). Early reports say the show has similarities to the conspiracy elements of Alias, which just happens to be one of my most favorite shows in recent years. From what I can tell so far, this sounds like a great asset for AMC to add to their growing stable of outstanding dramatic programming. The Variety report targets a 2010 premiere of the new series, which could allow it to fit snugly between the third seasons of Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

June 23, 2009 Posted by | Drama, New Series, Premiere, Television | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rubicon to Premiere in 2010