ABC fell a couple of weeks behind the other major networks in getting us the their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, but with months to go, that's kind of ok. All the same, it's exciting to get to see when the network's new and returning series will debut this fall. For ABC, that includes the highly anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and new 80s-set comedy The Goldbergs, which looks like it could be a winner.
ABC has posted their 2013-2014 line-up of new and returning series, which gives us a look at the plan for the network's schedule for the fall. The network has moved The Neighbors over to Friday nights, to join Last Man Standing, and fill the gap left by Malibu Country. Meanwhile, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on Tuesday nights, ahead of new comedies The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, which are sandwiched between another new drama, Lucky 7.
Spring has arrived… in theory, anyway. The weather may or may not have gotten the memo, depending on what part of the country you're living in. Regardless of whether or not there's snow on the ground, spring has arrived and with it, the approaching season finales for network television. Just yesterday, we shared the list of NBC finales and today ABC has provided their own schedule of season closers.
ABC’s The Neighbors is adding a guest star to its wacky, alien-oriented cast. Stand-up comedienne Sandra Bernhard is set to join The Neighbors in a 2013 episode where she will play Ms. Porsche, a woman who, fittingly, is a driving instructor working in the neighborhood.
Things weren't looking certain for ABC's new series The Neighbors when the network gave the Wednesday night comedy a script order rather than picking up the show for a full season. But it looks like ABC has decided to move forward with Dan Fogelman's comedy, and there's also good news for ABC's returning drama Scandal.
ABC has put out its first order for additional content on a freshman series this season. The order goes to an unlikely candidate: the critically panned The Neighbors, which is helped by a runtime sandwiched between ABC’s popular comedies The Middle and Modern Family on Wednesday evenings.
Given the competition presented by Fox and ABC, NBC may be fighting an uphill battle with its comedies on Wednesday night. NBC's two new comedies premiered to decent ratings last night, but fell far short of what ABC's The Neighbors pulled in with its own premiere following the return of The Middle and Modern Family. And The X-Factor offered even more competition for the Peacock.
Sci-fi comedies aren't exactly a common trend on television right now. These days, it's all about families or twenty/thirty-somethings. Then again, that's been the trend for years. The last time we saw a really successful alien-focused comedy on television was probably 3rd Rock from the Sun. By comparison to Bonnie and Terry Turner's 1996 comedy, ABC's new series The Neighbors doesn't measure up.
It's easy to look back at the fall season in retrospect and say you could have seen the success or cancellations of certain series coming. But trying to predict the success of the new series of the season isn't quite as simple. There's the matter of considering the plot, the stars, who's behind it, the network it's airing on, and what it's airing against. We took all of that into consideration when we attempted to predict which new network TV comedies and dramas would be hits, and which would flop.
We're mere days away from August and with that comes the approach of fall and the return and debut of various network TV primetime series. ABC has finally released their schedule for Fall 2012, which begins mid-September with Shark Tank, but doesn't really get going until later in the month.
ABC's doing a bit of shuffling with their Fall 2012 Wednesday night line-up. Back in May when they first released their Fall 2012 schedule, the network had new half-hour comedy series The Neighbors set up on Wednesday night sandwiched between Modern Family and their new music-focused drama series Nashville. But it looks like it'll be Suburgatory getting that choice post-Modern Family spot.
Preview Night at Comic Con in San Diego is underway and the floor is open! I did a walk through this evening to get a look at some of the excellent displays, including AMC's The Walking Dead photo set-up, which allows fans to pose as one of Michonne's "pet" walkers, and a pretty impressive set-up for Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check out some of the photos ahead.
Joining ABC this fall as the only new comedy to land a spot on the Wednesday night block of comedies is The Neighbors, a series that focuses on family (with a sci-fi twist) and should benefit from the Modern Family lead-in. Check out the trailer and see if you think it's going to fit in with the rest of ABC's Wednesday night line-up.
ABC has posted their 2012-2013 Primetime schedule, and as you'll notice, a few returning shows have been shifted around to make room for some of the promising looking newcomers. From what we can tell, it looks like the network has made some good calls with regards to the scheduling adjustments. This includes moving Revenge to Sunday nights, and shifting a couple of returning comedies to Tuesdays.
It's been a while since Anthony Edwards appeared on television, and now thanks to ABC, the former ER star is headed back to the small screen in a lead role. Among the latest crop of pilots greenlit to series by ABC is Zero Hour. Also returning to TV in a starring role is Scrubs' Sarah Chalke, who's set to star in How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life.