Is your favorite show safe? Jace Lacob on what’s on tap for the broadcast networks for the 2013–14 season, which shows are coming back, and which ones have gotten the ax.
Every May advertisers and members of the press descend on New York City as the broadcast networks host their annual upfront presentations, where they unveil their fall schedules, trot out talent, and announce which shows will be coming back next season and which won’t.
The Daily Beast has been reporting on every move being made by ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and The CW as they unveiled their 2013–14 primetime schedules. 51 scripted series were ordered by the broadcast networks for next season, including 29 new dramas and 22 comedies. Of those, 31 shows will launch in the fall and 20 will be held for midseason berths.
The broadcast network upfront presentations are over. Jace Lacob on the 51 new scripted shows heading to television next season. What will you watch?
The upfront presentations are (finally) over.
Now that the dust has settled, it's easier to get a larger picture of what's going on for next season. The numbers: 51 scripted series have been ordered by the broadcast networks for the 2013–14 season. There are 29 new dramas for next season and 22 comedies. Thirty-one shows will launch in the fall, and 20 are being held for a later date, should some of the fall offerings fail to enflame the public's imagination. On the network level, ABC picked up 12 new scripted series; CBS ordered eight; NBC issued series pickups to 14, while Fox did the same for 12 scripted series. The CW claimed five new scripted shows.
Jace Lacob examines The CW's 2013-14 primetime schedule, which includes five new dramas and moves around returning shows ('Supernatural,' 'The Carrie Diaries') across the week.
The CW took the wraps off of its 2013-14 primetime schedule on Thursday morning, marking the final day of the broadcast network upfronts.
Among the changes afoot at the nearly seven-year old network: Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast are moving to Mondays, Supernatural moves to Tuesdays, and The Carrie Diaries gets pushed to Fridays at 8 p.m. Nikita, which will have its final season of a six episodes, will be held until midseason. The network ordered five new dramas for next season, which will be scattered throughout Tuesdays (The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals), Wednesdays (The Tomorrow People), and Thursdays (period drama Reign) when The CW begins its fall season in October. Two additional dramas—Star-Crossed and The 100—will be held until midseason along with newly ordered reality show Famous in 12; their timeslots are still to be determined.
CBS's 2013-14 schedule is here, and it's largely the same, save moving 'Hawaii Five-0' to Friday and 'Person of Interest' to Tuesday, while 'Mike & Molly' returns in midseason.
CBS on Wednesday drew back the curtain to reveal its 2013-14 primetime schedule during its traditional breakfast with reporters ahead of its official upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall.
Stability seemed to be the rationale behind CBS's primetime schedule, which returned pretty much intact with a few notable exceptions: Hawaii Five-0 will move to Fridays at 9 p.m., in order to take over the timeslot left vacant by the cancellation of CSI: New York, Person of Interest will now close out the night on Tuesdays, and Mike & Molly is being held until midseason.
The Daily Beast's television critic Jace Lacob talks to KPCC about the broadcast network upfronts and what's in store for next season.
Jace Lacob examines ABC's primetime schedule for 2013-14, which includes Joss Whedon's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,' a 'Once Upon a Time' spin-off, and Kyle Killen's 'Mind Games.'
ABC took the wraps off of its 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday morning, following speculation about where the network would slot its highly anticipated television series spin-off of feature film franchise The Avengers, entitled Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Yes, there are a lot of periods there for one title.) Elsewhere, ABC announced that Rebel Wilson's sitcom Super Fun Night would get the plum post-Modern Family timeslot on Wednesdays and its upcoming spin-off of Sunday evening's successful fantasy drama Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, would be heading to Thursdays. And comedy The Neighbors, which received an eleventh hour reprieve, is now headed to Fridays.
The biggest news, however, was that Dancing With the Stars would be reduced to just one night a week.
Fox has revealed its 2013-14 primetime schedule. Jace Lacob on the changes afoot at the broadcast network next season, including the launch of '24: Live Another Day.' Plus, see trailers for 'Believe,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' and more.
On Monday morning, Fox unveiled its primetime schedule for the 2013-14 season, which included several changes to its current lineup and the confirmation of rumors that 24 will be returning to the network.
Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed the news earlier today on a conference call with members of the press. 24 will return in early May as tentpole event drama 24: Live Another Day, which will "arc through the summer." Speaking on behalf of 24 executive producer Howard Gordon, Reilly said that Gordon had asked himself, “'Why are we killing ourselves trying to crack a feature when this is the perfect format?'” The spine of the proposed 24 feature film occurred over the course of 12 hours and translating the thrust of the film to television was "so liberating for us." The decision will allow the show's producers to take what they saw as the best of the 12 hours and translate for television.
Jace Lacob examines NBC’s fall and midseason 2013-14 schedule, which shifts around a lot of returning shows. Plus, watch trailers for The Black List, Ironside and more.
On Sunday, NBC unveiled the sweeping changes hitting its 2013-14 primetime schedule, which includes several night and time changes to pre-existing shows: Parenthood will move to Thursdays at 10 p.m., following the network's traditional two-hour block of comedies (though there was no word on when Community would be returning to the lineup), Chicago Fire will get relocated to Tuesdays, and freshman hit Revolution will be moving to a new Wednesday programming block with an emphasis on dramas, including Law & Order: SVU and the new Ironside reboot.
Those aren't the only changes afoot at NBC, however. Critical darling Parks and Recreation will move to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, while The Biggest Loser will move to Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
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With the upfronts over, Jace Lacob looks at the 51 new scripted shows heading to television next season.