thoughts on pop culture

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

Michael Schneider wrote this 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

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

Fall 2008 Grid Complete

The first draft of my Fall 2008 grid is complete and I offer it for your use. You can view it here as a PDF, or go to my public idisk to get the Excel or Numbers versions.  The color coding isn’t particularly meaningful, I just use it to remember whether or not I have set the programs to record on my DVRs. Fair warning on the Excel version–I have sworn off Microsoft Office at home so I have no idea what this file actually looks like. I created the grid in Numbers and used the xls export feature to create it.

September 3, 2008 Posted by | Premiere, Television | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fall 2008 Grid Complete