Test Pilot: File #9, Joey

Test Pilot #9: Joey Debut date: September 9, 2004 Series legacy: One of the biggest failures in recent broadcast television memory, a giant signal to the world that spin-offs don’t always work. And Test Pilot is back! It’s a new year, but the historical pilot analysis continues! In case you have forgotten or are new…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #9, Joey

TV Surveillance Dream Emmy Ballot: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

This week I’ll be pretending that I have an Emmy vote and discussing my picks for all the major categories. Once it gets closer to the time that nominees are actually announced, I’ll do an official “picks” column. Today: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series! Two things before we get going: First, I’m only choosing…… Continue reading TV Surveillance Dream Emmy Ballot: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — ABC

Curious as to what this all means? Read my introduction to this multi-post series. Of all the networks I researched for this project, I think ABC’s results surprised me the most. And that’s not a good thing. So what is the format of these posts? I’m not exactly sure. I’ll play ABC this way and…… Continue reading Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — ABC