Mind Games

Sluggish Debuts for Bad Teacher, Black Box

With just a month to go before the 2013-14 broadcast TV season slinks off into the murk of history, the networks on Thursday night launched a pair of last-gasp series. As one may well expect from a couple of shows that were reserved for a late-April premiere, the results were unspectacular.

‘Game-Changer’ Episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fizzles

Although Tuesday night’s installment of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was heavily promoted as a tie-in to the newly released theatrical hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier, relatively few viewers were on hand to see the ensuing plot twist play out.

ABC Yanks the Cord on Mind Games

ABC has pulled the plug on the Christian Slater drama Mind Games after just five episodes.

Resurrection Breathes New Life Into ABC Sunday

ABC on Sunday night got a much-needed shot in the arm, as the series premiere of its supernatural drama series Resurrection put up big numbers at 9 p.m.

ABC Unveils Midseason Slate

In a bid to make room for its robust slate of midseason newcomers, ABC on Tuesday effectively drew the curtain on one freshman drama and put a second series on hiatus.

ABC Gives Full-Season Orders to The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife

ABC has tightened up its comedy lineup, giving full-season orders to freshman sitcoms The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, ordering an additional four episodes of Super Fun Night and closing the books on Back in the Game.

ABC Overhauls Fall Schedule

In what has become a somewhat hoary upfront tradition, Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday took the stage at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and gleefully skewered the broadcast TV business.

ABC, CBS Firm Up Their Fall Schedules

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.