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Topic: 2012-13 Upfront

Our Picks for the 5 Best and 5 Worst New TV Shows

From Joss Whedon to Seth MacFarlane

THE FIVE BEST … As cable siphons off GRPs like a fat kid sucking YooHoo through a Krazy Straw, broadcasters have countered with manic fits of development. Among the best: (1) Resurrection…

No Ratings Glitter for CBS’ Golden Boy

Special premiere of midseason cop drama delivers lackluster ratings

A special premiere of CBS’ midseason cop show Golden Boy showed little luster Tuesday night, drawing 10.6 million viewers and an unremarkable 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo. According to preliminary…

CBS Pink-Slips The Job

Reality series is canned after just two episodes

CBS has pink-slipped its new unscripted effort The Job after just two episodes. The midseason competition series bowed Friday, Feb. 8 to 4.01 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults…

The CW Renews 3 Drama Series

Arrow, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries to return in 2013-14

The CW has renewed three series for the 2013-14 broadcast season, ordering a fresh slate of newcomer Arrow and veteran performers The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Arrow achieved the goal of…

The Walking Dead Devours Scripted TV Foes

AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama draws record 12.3 million viewers

The Season 3.5 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead on Sunday night tore the viscera out of its scripted-series competition, averaging an all-time record draw of 12.3 million viewers and…

Oh, Brother: Fox Cancels Ben and Kate

Freshman Comedy Fails to Deliver Ratings

Fox is revising its two-hour Tuesday night comedy block, halting production on the freshman effort Ben and Kate just days after pulling the show from its winter schedule. The amiable sitcom,…

Life's a Bitch and Then You Get Canceled: ABC Evicts Apt. 23

Low-rated charmer a victim of Tuesday night comedy traffic jam

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. Following a seven-episode springtime run behind…

Fox Carves Up Big Ratings With The Following

Killer drama scares up a 3.2 in the dollar demo

The series premiere of the Fox serial-killer drama The Following put up strong numbers on Monday night, beating its time slot predecessor by a whopping 113 percent. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

Fox Force Five: A Fistful of Midseason Replacements Awaits

Standout series hope to draw eyeballs back to broadcast, while Netflix goes for broke

For television executives, hope often springs eternal in the dead of winter. While the 2012-13 development slate largely has been forgettable, what with its primate veterinarians, demonic Upper East Siders…

Dead Reckoning: Glen Mazzara Walks Off AMC Zombie Hit

The Walking Dead is without a showrunner as network renews series for Season 4

Fans of AMC’s hit zombie-apocalypse drama The Walking Dead were given a jolt Friday when the network announced the show had been renewed for a fourth season—but will go ahead without…

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