Mediaweek TV: Legends of the Fall

The writers’ strike. The economy. A decline in ad sales. NBC’s 10 p.m. “Hail Mary” pass. Could the news this year get any worse for scripted television? Not really.
 
Still, some memorable TV series premiered this fall–even if they all were launched on cable. Mediaweek correspondent Alan Frutkin looks back at the season’s best.