Ah, the curious case of the American Broadcast Company. Somehow, it just keeps stumbling upon more and more pieces of gold without anyone ever really noticing or giving the network any type of credit. I mean, come on. Do you really take ABC seriously when it comes to elite programming? That's what I thought.
But alas, the Disney-owned company manages to establish itself as a mainstay within the upper echelon of the big four year after year. Just when you think the network is one "Mr. Sunshine" ... read more
In this, the second of a four-part blogtastic series taking a look at this year's upfronts, we spend some time with FOX, the network behind the greatest television phenomenon of the past decade, "American Idol." Still far from the top, yet not treading into territory that would make NBC blush just yet, Fox has eclipsed its status as "the network you go to when whatever is on the other three networks stink" by offering such gems as "Idol," "House," a Sunday block filled with amazingly popular animated ... read more
Much like you can't have a blog aimed at television without tackling Netflix, you can't take on the task of writing about TV without having a look at what's known in TV land as upfronts. What are upfronts, you ask? Well, it's when the big shots at all the networks hold meetings typically attended by press and advertisers in May — way before the fall television schedule begins — to try and pitch to writers and buyers alike all the awesomely awesome ideas they have for fall programming.
This ... read more