Monday, May 12, 2008

Upfronts approaching

Right now, stay tuned to Nikki Finke's blog for all the pilot news and rumors.

She's reporting that of the bubble shows, "Boston Legal" and "The Game" are renewed. Still waiting to hear about "The Unit" and "Moonlight" from CBS. Also waiting to hear the fate of "Reaper". "Til Death" gets another year, but "Back to You" has been cut loose by Fox. Now appears that "New Amsterdam" is canceled, but "Eli Stone" has been renewed!

This week I'll be covering the upfronts -- the announcements, the schedules, and what it all means. Hope to see you in the comments!

5:15 PM UPDATE: REAPER HAS BEEN PICKED UP!!! THE UNIT HAS ALSO BEEN PICKED UP.

In case you are following the pilot news, I thought I'd try to post a scorecard of which shows are looking to make the network schedules (confirmed from several sources):

ABC:

Life on Mars (new showrunners will come from October Road)
Opportunity Knocks (reality/gameshow)
The Goode Family (Mike Judge animated)

CBS:

11th Hour
Mythological X (to be retitled The Ex-List)
The Mentalist
Untitled Ed Yeager comedy half hour (now called Project Gary)
Harper's Island (midseason)
Worst Week (half hour)

Fox:

Fringe (J.J. Abrams)
Dollhouse (Joss Whedon) (midseason)
The Cleveland Show (Family Guy spinoff)
Class Dismissed (Mitch Hurwitz produced animated)
The Inn (half hour)

CW:

90210 spinoff
How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls

1 comment:

Numb Frog said...

REAPER... please keep this and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER... I don't understand how shows that seem to do well are on the fence when they give other shows 7 seasons without even thinking...