With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the network, and while terms were not disclosed, it is believed that the contract will keep Lee locked down through spring 2018.
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.
A week after hitting all the high notes in its network television debut, ABC’s country music drama Nashville is singing a slower, sadder tune.
Broadcasters last night took the wraps off of three new comedy series, but if the preliminary ratings are anything to go by, viewers were more inclined to mutter “huh?” or “meh” than issue a full-throated “ha ha ha.”
ABC’s heavily promoted new political drama, Scandal, bowed Thursday night to unspectacular numbers, delivering 7.33 million viewers and a 2.0 in the 18-49 demo.
While ABC had anticipated a roaring cataract of GRPs, the series premiere of The River brought forth little more than a lazy, trickling stream.
Take the “e” out of “dude” and you have a good indication of how this season’s crop of Paleolithic-man comedies is faring.
After airing just two episodes of Once Upon a Time, ABC is putting in a back-nine order for the fairy-tale drama.