Series Premiere — The Chicago Code, “Pilot”

Because Shawn Ryan's new police drama on FOX was up for the network's fall schedule last spring, it feels like we've been talking about and waiting for The Chicago Code (formerly Ride-Along) for a very long time and the anticipation has been building. This has probably only been compounded by the fact that Shawn Ryan's other … Continue reading Series Premiere — The Chicago Code, “Pilot”

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: The Best (and Worst) of the Rest

2010 has been a fantastic year for television. This year brought us a slew of great new programs and if we include the second halves of all the series that debuted in the fall of 2009 (which I am for these features), we have probably just experienced the best run of newbies since 2004. While … Continue reading TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: The Best (and Worst) of the Rest

Lie to Me, “React to Contact”

I imagine that there were some new people tuning into Lie to Me last night thanks to guest appearances from geek friendly performers Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) and Alona Tal (Veronica Mars, Supernatural). It's actually too bad that those new folks were presented with the weakest Lie to Me effort since its summer return. The weakness … Continue reading Lie to Me, “React to Contact”

Upfronts: The most interesting timeslot match-ups

All five of the major networks have announced fall schedules and there are obviously a number of intriguing timeslot battles that will influence fans and the networks alike. I thought I'd take stock of the three most interesting match-ups folks will be talking about throughout the fall.Mondays at 9 p.m., Lonestar vs. The Event vs. Gossip … Continue reading Upfronts: The most interesting timeslot match-ups

Upfronts: Musings on FOX’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 FOX’s schedule

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

Curious to what this all means? Read my introduction to this multi-post series. My goodness, epic apologies are in order. I remember (barely) when I started this project and hoped to run through the past five years of development for the four major broadcast networks in less than a week. Well, here we are nearly … Continue reading Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — FOX