The broadcast networks will announce their 2013-14 schedule during Upfront Week, starting Monday, so you will know the official fate of all your favorite shows soon enough. The networks have already started handing out cancellations, though, according to Deadline.
- ABC cancelled Happy Endings after three seasons. Rumor has it USA may pick up the sitcom to pair with Modern Family reruns starting in the fall.
- ABC also cancelled three-season veteran Body of Proof and freshman series Malibu Country, How to Live with Your Parents, and Red Widow.
- NBC cancelled Ryan Murphy‘s new comedy, The New Normal.
- Smash was a respectable hit for NBC in its debut 2012 season before taking a dive in season two. After moving the show to Dead Air Saturdays in April, NBC is finally putting Smash out of its misery.
- Beverly Hills Cop was a high-profile pilot, given the brand recognition and involvement of Eddie Murphy and showrunner Shawn Ryan (The Shield). CBS surprisingly passed, but Sony Television is expected to shop the pilot around to other networks.
As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for ABC, President of ABC Entertainment Paul Lee took some time to talk about their new Fall line-up of comedies and dramas, and some of their already existing series. During the interview, he spoke about what appealed to him about the new drama series Nashville (starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere), what they see for the future of Shawn Ryan’s drama series Last Resort, multi-camera versus single-camera comedies at the network, what happened with the Gotham pilot, and his thoughts on serialized storytelling. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
ABC has finally put the finishing touches on their Fall 2012 lineup and announced premiere dates for new and returning series. It seems like just yesterday we were saying our goodbyes to the network shows for the summer, with the intensity of Breaking Bad and the silliness of True Blood keeping us company until the fall season, but it’s about time to start looking to the Fall 2012 TV lineup.
Fan favorites like Modern Family, Revenge, and Once Upon a Time will premiere in the normal late-September slot, but we’ll have to wait until October for the return of Happy Endings and Suburgatory. For my money, the most promising new show on ABC’s schedule is the Connie Britton-fronted drama Nashville, which premieres on October 10th. Body of Proof, Wife Swap, and new shows Red Widow and Zero Hour are being held until midseason. Hit the jump to take a look at the full list of premiere dates.
ABC announced their Fall 2012 schedule this afternoon, and followed up with trailers for the 10 new series. The drama trailers are here. Now for the comedies:
- The Neighbors – Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito star as the Weavers, who just bought a house in a gated New Jersey community. The twist: everyone else in the neighborhood is an alien from the planet Zabvron.
- Malibu Country – Reba McEntire plays a divorcee who moves her family to Malibu with dreams of becoming a country star.
- How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) – Sarah Chalke plays another divorcee who moves back in with her parents, played by Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett
- The Family Tools – Kyle Bornheimer stars as a son eager to take over the family handyman business when his father (J.K. Simmons) has a heart attack
Hit the jump for the trailers and series synopses.
Upfronts Day 3: Commence! Over the last two days, we’ve seen the new fall 2012 schedules for NBC and Fox, as well as trailers for some of the new series that those networks will be offering. Today it’s ABC’s turn, and their new schedule has a couple of change-ups for returning series. The fan-favorite drama Revenge has taken over Desperate Housewives’ Sunday night spot (if you weren’t aware, DH had its series finale this past weekend), and the comedies Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23 will be moving to Tuesday nights.
Tuesday is fast becoming the new comedy night, as NBC has set their two most high profile new comedies—The New Normal and Go On—for Tuesday, and that night is currently host to Fox’s all-comedy block that includes New Girl and Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project. In other words, you’re probably gonna have to do some in-depth DVR scheduling. Hit the jump to check out the full ABC schedule. We’ll have trailers for the new series up once they’re available.