Fox’s second stab at a two-hour Tuesday night comedy block got off to an encouraging start, as three of the four sitcoms outperformed the year-ago time slot occupants.
On the Friday night before the TV world converges on New York for the upfronts, word about their respective orders, renewals and cancelations is starting to trickle in from the ABC and CBS camps.
In a prelude to the show’s inevitable cancelation, NBC will shift the mortally wounded Smash to Saturdays beginning April 6. While the move to the night with the lowest HUT levels constitutes a burnoff, NBC has said it intends to air all 12 episodes remaining in Smash’s Season 2 order.
NBC continues to struggle without its hit musical competition series The Voice, as the lack of a reliable anchor is suffocating the rest of the Tuesday night lineup.
Broadcast’s Tuesday night comedy roadblock has claimed its first casualty, as ABC has canceled its stalled sophomore effort Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23.
ABC’s decision to bundle returning hits Once Upon a Time and Revenge in its Sunday night drama block appears to have paid off, as both series premiered to strong numbers. Unfortunately, the solid 8-10 p.m. lead-in wasn’t enough to keep viewers in their seats for the debut of 666 Park Avenue.
The networks on Tuesday night presented a Whitman’s Sampler of new and returning series, and while the ever-popular varieties were predictably gobbled up, some novelty flavors were nibbled and discarded.
NBC’s sneak preview of its new comedy series Go On generated a strong sampling Wednesday night, averaging 16.1 million total viewers and a 5.6 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo.
In what has become a snarky rite of spring, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday afternoon affectionately skewered his network, before turning his sights on the competition.
Fans of hit ABC series like Revenge and Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 will need to rearrange their fall social calendars, as Emily Thorne and the comely sociopath Chloe are moving to new digs.