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(Deadline)   A look at the status of the major networks' potential prime time pilots, and once again it looks as if NBC is pinning its hopes on freshmen sitcoms   (deadline.com) divider line 33
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2013-04-29 03:27:27 AM
Looks pretty meh. The S.H.I.E.L.D. thing and Sean Saves the World thing might be interesting. Gothica is a maybe.
 
2013-04-29 04:57:32 AM
I thought I was familiar with what is currently on TV until I read that article.  Didn't recognize a single show.
 
2013-04-29 05:14:07 AM
NBC is farked, big time. It might take 5 to 10 years for them to get back to anything close to where they were in the 90s. I guess it doesn't matter as much because Comcast owns them but it is pretty embarrassing that even Fox is killing them.

/I actually looked up the network ratings after writing that rants and it appears that ABC is the network that is really shiatting the bed right now. I haven't watched that channel since the Lost finale.
 
2013-04-29 05:16:26 AM
Yes, when I read this headline I was hoping nobody would bog me down with such trivial matters like explaining what each of these unseen and unadvertised shows were about so I could form an opinion.
 
2013-04-29 05:43:29 AM
The Tomorrow People? Let's Jaunt back to the 1970s.
 
2013-04-29 06:16:53 AM
No word on whether "Bunheads" is coming back :(
 
2013-04-29 06:36:18 AM

HotWingAgenda: I thought I was familiar with what is currently on TV until I read that article.  Didn't recognize a single show.


Same here. Never heard of them. I usually read TV By The Numbers so I was surprised I knew of none of them. No advertising?
 
2013-04-29 06:40:01 AM

HotWingAgenda: I thought I was familiar with what is currently on TV until I read that article.  Didn't recognize a single show.


ms_lara_croft: Same here. Never heard of them. I usually read TV By The Numbers so I was surprised I knew of none of them. No advertising?


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....seriously?
 
2013-04-29 06:56:42 AM

fusillade762: No word on whether "Bunheads" is coming back :(


I hope it does. Such a nice family friendly show. Every woman I know who has seen it raves about it.
 
2013-04-29 07:03:39 AM

Kerr Avon: The Tomorrow People? Let's Jaunt back to the 1970s.


SciFi show for kids from England?

Dayum, I thought I was the only one that still remembered that one.

I liked that show.
 
2013-04-29 07:09:15 AM
Gonna have to be really bad to look worse than the promos ABC is running for "Family Tools."

Unless halfway through the season it's revealed that J.K. Simmons is still playing Schillinger, except he's escaped from Oz and hiding out with this family.
 
2013-04-29 07:13:15 AM
TV is dead.
 
2013-04-29 07:29:54 AM
There is only one show to watch on ABC:

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2013-04-29 07:34:37 AM

quatchi: Kerr Avon: The Tomorrow People? Let's Jaunt back to the 1970s.

SciFi show for kids from England?

Dayum, I thought I was the only one that still remembered that one.

I liked that show.




Spydron here. Chamber open!

/But we like our bubble-skin jumpsuits, Tim.
 
2013-04-29 08:08:22 AM
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2013-04-29 08:23:48 AM

quatchi: Kerr Avon: The Tomorrow People? Let's Jaunt back to the 1970s.

SciFi show for kids from England?

Dayum, I thought I was the only one that still remembered that one.

I liked that show.


Me too. It was part of my childhood. And it maintained the traditions of British TV sci-fi special effects production values, which is to say "cheap and shoddy".

Given it's on the CW, I can think of any number of ways they could screw it up. They could turn into a relationship drama about ridiculously good-looking yet angsty teens, whose remarkable powers are largely an afterthought to, say, getting the school newspaper out on time or who to go to prom with. Or they could cast ridiculously over-age actors in the lead teenager roles. Or they could have each member of the team defined by one overwhelming personality trait rather than developing them as actual characters.

The essence of the show was that it captured the weird, near-alien feeling of being an adolescent -- at least, for those of us that weren't very good at "fitting in" or "being popular" or playing sports: for some of us, discovering that we were mutants with psionic powers would actually have been less confusing than actual adolescence. In other words, the show needs a "Freaks and Geeks" vibe, not a "Smallville" vibe.
 
2013-04-29 08:32:32 AM
well, not a lot of info about any of the shows, only given the titles.  So um, why should I care?

I saw a particularly terrible sitcom pilot at the MGM Grand in Vegas a couple months ago.  Didn't look like it was on the list, though I don't think they had a title attached to it at the time, nothing on that list seemed to match.
 
2013-04-29 08:35:46 AM
Let me know when they bring back Black Sheep Squadron.

/Lawn, off of it!
 
2013-04-29 08:57:10 AM
Please let 2 Broke Girls continue on. It is a little "high concept" (WTF does that mean in Hollywood? That it requires a 6th grade education?).
 
2013-04-29 09:02:10 AM
Just give the public what they want. The new show should be a "reality" show following Victoria's Secret models. Watch them walk around all day in underwear, get into pillow fights, and accidentally fall into oddly-placed pools of oil/pudding. They could have a "very special episode" where two or more of the models explore their attraction to each other.
 
2013-04-29 09:20:39 AM
Wow the over air 5.... can we have a list of the pilots for the channels that actually produce interesting TV?
 
2013-04-29 09:26:15 AM

lelio: Please let 2 Broke Girls continue on. It is a little "high concept" (WTF does that mean in Hollywood? That it requires a 6th grade education?).


Actually, "high concept" means the opposite of what you might expect. It means that the show/movie can be explained in a short pitch that's easy to grasp, easy to market, and expected to have a wide appeal. High concept movies can be good, but it depends on where they take the concept. Paradoxically, shows or movies that demand your attention, interpretation, and thoughtfulness are not high concept.

The nadir in high concept is when the title tells you everything worth knowing, for example Snakes on a Plane: There is a plane. And there are snakes on it.
 
2013-04-29 09:30:25 AM
They should do a show where the "good guy" is worse than the bad guy and every episode features the kidnapping and rape of kids. Also I should hate every single character on the show (except that one guy who's not so bad oops he's dead already), and at the end of each episode I should want to hang myself out of despair. Because there just aren't enough shows like that.

On second thought, to hell with TV.
 
2013-04-29 09:54:17 AM
Took a few reads to not parse that title with this in it:
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2013-04-29 10:08:16 AM
Except for Modern Family, all the other decent network sitcoms of the last 5-7 years or so (and there haven't been many) have been on NBC. Of course the ratings didn't reflect that.
 
2013-04-29 11:05:29 AM

TheJoe03: NBC is farked, big time. It might take 5 to 10 years for them to get back to anything close to where they were in the 90s. I guess it doesn't matter as much because Comcast owns them but it is pretty embarrassing that even Fox is killing them.

/I actually looked up the network ratings after writing that rants and it appears that ABC is the network that is really shiatting the bed right now. I haven't watched that channel since the Lost finale.


NBC is relying solely on The Voice and Sunday Night Football right now (and kind of Revolution).  No other show is getting above a 2.0 rating.  Their dramas are doing better than their comedies, so most of them are likely stick around, but the comedies are just bombing.  Parks and Rec is probably going to be back as the most consistent of the bunch, but with The Office ending, no other show is going to end this season higher than about 1.1 or 1.2.  They need a complete comedy overhaul.
 
2013-04-29 11:08:35 AM
That article was so full of industry-speak, it made me feel like I just had a colonic while getting my car detailed.
 
2013-04-29 11:23:18 AM

crm114: Yes, when I read this headline I was hoping nobody would bog me down with such trivial matters like explaining what each of these unseen and unadvertised shows were about so I could form an opinion.


I was thinking the same thing. What use is a bunch of show titles without a description of the premise?
 
2013-04-29 11:34:58 AM

ms_lara_croft: HotWingAgenda: I thought I was familiar with what is currently on TV until I read that article.  Didn't recognize a single show.

Same here. Never heard of them. I usually read TV By The Numbers so I was surprised I knew of none of them. No advertising?


Well, it WAS an article about unapproved pilots, so...
 
2013-04-29 12:33:20 PM
I really want I Suck At Girls to do well on FOX. I need Christopher Meloni back on my TV.
 
2013-04-29 02:35:39 PM

HotWingAgenda: I thought I was familiar with what is currently on TV until I read that article.  Didn't recognize a single show.


That's because everybody is watching cable and network TV is just going about its business until it falls into the ocean.
 
2013-04-29 04:31:48 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: HotWingAgenda: I thought I was familiar with what is currently on TV until I read that article.  Didn't recognize a single show.

That's because everybody is watching cable and network TV is just going about its business until it falls into the ocean.




They are waiting for a bail-out.
 
2013-04-29 04:51:16 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Guntram Shatterhand: HotWingAgenda: I thought I was familiar with what is currently on TV until I read that article.  Didn't recognize a single show.

That's because everybody is watching cable and network TV is just going about its business until it falls into the ocean.

They are waiting for a bail-out.


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