Upfront Week 2012: NBC’s Fall Schedule and Analysis

This week is basically like Christmas for television nerds like myself. Frankly, it is better. Of course, I am talking about Upfronts, the time of the year where the networks bring new fall schedules (and sometimes winter/spring schedules that do not end up sticking) to advertisers. Thanks to the glorious nature of the internet and…… Continue reading Upfront Week 2012: NBC’s Fall Schedule and Analysis

Test Pilot: File #31, Angel

Test Pilot #31: Angel Debut date: October 5, 1999 Series legacy: A mostly worthy spin-off of one of television’s most well-regarded series Welcome to 2012, friends, readers and fellow humans. Test Pilot grew into a popular (relatively speaking, of course) and personal favorite feature in 2011 and I think we have a bunch of really…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #31, Angel

2011 Primetime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series

The 2011 Primetime Emmys are so close! September 18th to be exact. Up until the ceremony airs on FOX, I’ll be working through most of the major categories and discussing who could win, who should win and of course, who will win. I’ll likely be tackling two categories in each post, just so you know. Happy…… Continue reading 2011 Primetime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series

2011 Emmy Nomination Predictions

I’ve done my wishful thinking, now it’s time to make some last-minute official predictions for this year’s Emmy nominations. As you might notice, this “ballot” is much different than my dream one. This makes me sad, but oh well. I’ll have some reflections on the nominations after they are announced on Monday THURSDAY (thanks to Myles…… Continue reading 2011 Emmy Nomination Predictions

Why not: Three reasons why NBC’s midseason schedule isn’t so bad

NBC released its midseason schedule today while I was in class, which in the age of Twitter is a major disappointment. Missing a big event like this means not getting able to revel in the jokes, jabs and gags on Twitter, and when the event involves NBC, the material is so much better to work…… Continue reading Why not: Three reasons why NBC’s midseason schedule isn’t so bad

Test Pilot: File #3, Law & Order

Test Pilot #3: Law & Order Debut date: September 13, 1990 on NBC Series legacy: The prototype procedural for late 20th century and 21st century television, particularly the broadcast networks, a series that was once great for what it was, but something that wore out its welcome due to ubiquity all across cable thanks to…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #3, Law & Order

2010 Emmy Predictions: Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series

In case you didn’t know (because I sure as heck didn’t until I saw something the latest Entertainment Weekly), the Primetime Emmy Awards air on Sunday, August 29 on NBC. In the glow of some great nominations and not too many ridiculous slights (I’m resigned to the fact that Sons of Anarchy won’t get its due),…… Continue reading 2010 Emmy Predictions: Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series

Upfronts: Musings on NBC’s schedule

This week is one of the most exciting and hectic times for the television industry and those of us who like to pontificate about it — upfronts! All week the broadcast networks will be announcing their fall schedules for advertisers, which means all sorts of stories about pick-ups, cancellations and armchair quarterbacking from people like…… Continue reading Upfronts: Musings on NBC’s schedule