Series Premiere Review: Alcatraz

Edit: A few folks reminded me that Abrams' name is also on Person of Interest, which I totally forgot about. My points apply there as well, I think. J.J. Abrams has learned to put his name above television projects that fit a very specific kind of mold. He understands that his name, the mention of … Continue reading Series Premiere Review: Alcatraz

Broadcast Power Rankings — Week 2

We're ready for week 2 of the broadcast power rankings! Time is a little short, so I think I'll be writing a little less this week. Here’s how I’m hoping this will work: In short, I’ll be ranking each network, from 1-5 every Monday based on a number of factors. More specifically, I’ll be not only considering … Continue reading Broadcast Power Rankings — Week 2

Broadcast network power rankings — Week 1

Earlier this month, I wrote a post discussing the possible new features that would be coming to TV Surveillance and if you remember that (or just clicked on that link), you'll know that Broadcast Network Power Rankings was not something mentioned. Truth is, I had originally hoped to keep up with all the new series … Continue reading Broadcast network power rankings — Week 1

Series Premiere — Undercovers, “Pilot”

I've gone through a whirlwind of emotions with J.J. Abrams' new spy series, Undercovers. Throughout the development process, I was excited, and why wouldn't I be? It's J.J. Abrams! The beautiful looking clips released during upfronts convinced me it was going to be a fun little series. Then, as the summer progressed, NBC kept showing … Continue reading Series Premiere — Undercovers, “Pilot”

Fall TV “Preview”: Are there any broadcast hits in this group?

The fall television season is just about to begin! To celebrate, I’ll be doing a series of fun features and previews for both returning and brand-new series. I have not seen any of the new pilots or premieres from veteran series, and thus the quotes around preview. No matter, that won’t stop me from doing … Continue reading Fall TV “Preview”: Are there any broadcast hits in this group?

Fall TV “Preview”: Gauging my excitement for all of fall’s new series

The fall television season is just about to begin! To celebrate, I’ll be doing a series of fun features and previews for both returning and brand-new series. I have not seen any of the new pilots or premieres from veteran series, and thus the quotes around preview. No matter, that won’t stop me from doing … Continue reading Fall TV “Preview”: Gauging my excitement for all of fall’s new series

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 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