ABC’s Wednesday night comedies The Middle, The Goldbergs and Black-ish and Tuesday night’s Fresh Off the Boat are doing so well for them, that they ordered 2 more episodes of each this season bringing their totals to 24. But wait what about Modern Family, according to Deadline they are working on making that happen.
I have no complaints about this decision because I love all of those shows. I just wish that ABC could find some room on their Wednesday night lineup to include FOTB, but I guess they need to spread the cheer to another night. And we all need to laugh as many nights as possible these days.
For the last few weeks, you have been hearing that our favorite shows are getting ready for their fall finales; so when will they be back? Today, ABC announced when TGIT will return with new episodes and more importantly when Galavant will be back for it’s glorious second season. Now, that is something to sing about. Plus, this season they got 2 extra episodes.
Moving past Galavant, how do you feel about waiting until March for most of their shows to return?
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Galavant” (Season 2 Premiere)
MONDAY, JANUARY 4
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Bachelor” (Season 20 Premiere)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” (Season 2 Premiere, 2 hours, regular time period 9-10 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
10:00 p.m. “American Crime” (Season 2 Premiere)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7
8:00-10:00 p.m. “My Diet Is Better Than Yours” (Series Premiere, 2 hours)
10:00 p.m. “Beyond the Tank” (Season Premiere)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
8:00 p.m. “The Muppets” (New Episodes)
8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (New Episodes)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (New Episodes)
9:00 p.m. “Scandal” (New Episodes)
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (New Episodes)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
8:30 p.m. “The Real O’Neals” (Sneak Preview)
9:30 p.m. “The Real O’Neals” (Sneak Preview)
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
9:00 p.m. “The Family” (Sneak Preview)
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
8:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time” (New Episodes)
9:00 p.m. “The Family” (Time Period Premiere)
10:00 p.m. “Quantico” (New Episodes)
TUESDAY, MARCH 8
8:00 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (New Time Period)
8:30 p.m. “The Real O’Neals” (Time Period Premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” (Series Return, New Episodes)
10:00 p.m. “Of Kings & Prophets” (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
10:00 p.m. “American Crime” (Season Finale)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
10:00 p.m. “Nashville” (Series Return, New Episodes)
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (Season Finale)
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
10:00 p.m. “The Catch” (Series Premiere)
Even though Minority Report, The Player, Truth Be Told and Blood & Oil were basically cancelled, they are still airing. We wondered how low would a show have to go for a network to pull it from the lineup. Today we found out. On Tuesday, Wicked City was seen by only 1.7 million people, and this upcoming Tuesday it will be seen by 0 people. That is because ABC pulled the plug on the ABC serial killer show.
This has not been a good year for shows that stars former Gossip Girl actors. First Jessica Szohr’s Complications was cancelled by USA after one season. Chace Crawford’s Blood & Oil saw its episode order cut from 13 to 10 and now Ed Westwick’s show Wicked City only aired 3 episodes.
The good news is that CBS ordered the back 9 episodes for Limitless, the bad news is that NBC’s The Player had its episode order count cut down to 9 from 13. The news is not really a surprise for either show.
When it comes to The Player, I didn’t hate it. It just wasn’t the type of show I watch and I guess others felt the same way.
When it comes to Limitless, I stopped watching it midway through the second episode. While I got bored with that show, others did not. Thus, why it will be around until May.
How do feel about today’s TV news?
UPDATE: The well has run dry for Blood & Oil because ABC cut their episode order down to 10 from 13. Not shocking at all because the show was treacherous to watch.
The good news is for some reason Fox picked up Rosewood for a full season by ordering the back 9 episodes. Chances are they did this because all their other new shows have proven to be ratings disappointments even though they are all better than the cop show. Which proves placement matters. If only Grandfathered, The Grinder or Scream Queens got the timeslot before Empire, they would be doing better. Oh well.
The bad news is that after 6 years, Rookie Blue was cancelled. At least the show went out on a high note with Andy’s wedding and not a cliffhanger. Personally, I am sad to see this summer show go away. It wasn’t game changing television, but it was something fun to watch during the TV season hiatus. Oh well, at least there is still Mistresses. Who is watching that crap anyways?
On Friday, NBC announced that they picked up Blindspot for a full season and today ABC announced that they are doing the same for Quantico. Unlike Blindspot that got an additional 9 episode order, the FBI drama was only picked up for 6 more episodes.
Why they are only doing 19 episodes instead of the traditional 22, we don’t know. But I can’t fault their decision because after 3 episodes, I am struggling to keep interest in the show. Too many characters, too many twists, too many turns, too much for my brain on Sunday night. I think if they ease up on all of that, they will keep people interested. If not, they will continue to lose viewers like they did this week.
How do you feel about Quantico?
Last season, ABC had a great show on the air called Forever, and then they cancelled it for two horrible dramas Blood & Oil and Wicked City. But that is not the point.
So a big part about Forever is whenever Dr Henry Morgan would die and come back to life, he would come to in a body of water completely naked. Well, we never saw him naked on the show.
That was then and this is now. Over the weekend when Ioan Gruffudd was watching his Welsh team beat England, he got a little excited. His wife thought it so was cute that she recorded him jumping up and down, screaming at the television in just his underwear. Since he was overheating, he then decided to jump completely nude in their pool. Even though she told him she stopped recording, she didn’t. Alice Evans was able to capture a photo of her hubby butt naked mid-jump.
Looking at how cute his super moon is, I wish ABC would’ve showed it once or twice when Forever was on the air like they showed Dennis Franz’s on NYPD Blue. Maybe if they did, we would still be watching new episodes of Forever instead of the nothing that ABC currently has programmed on Tuesdays at 10p. Can you tell I am still bitter about its cancellation?
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Blood & Oil debuts on ABC tonight at 9p and I think this is the worst new show of the fall. For some reason people have been comparing it to Dallas and I have no idea why. Dallas was exciting and this show is a real snooze. So much so, I fell asleep watching it, 14 times before I was finally able to finish the pilot. I wish I was exaggerating, but I am not.
Blood & Oil is about a newlywed couple, Billy (Chace Crawford) and Cody (Rebecca Rittenhouse) who decide to open a laundromat out of state. On the way there, they get into a car crash and lose everything. They are stuck in a small town that is known for oil.
They try to earn money to pay back all the people who loaned them some to open the laundromat, but they are barely making enough to survive on. Then he gets a tip on a piece of land that might have oil under it, so he weasels his way into it. Then he makes an offer to the Oil Baron (Don Johnson) he can’t refuse. Now Billy is swimming in money.
If this is what Dallas was like when it debuted, it never would’ve lasted a season. So if you need a sleeping pill but don’t want to deal with the side effects, then this is the show for you.
Then at 10p if you somehow managed to stay awake or are smart enough to set the alarm, you should check out Quantico.
The drama follows the story of several people who are in Quantico studying to become FBI Agents. Six months after they started, they are guarding the Democratic National Convention in NYC and the worst terrorist attack happens in Manhattan, a few blocks away from their assignment. Now one of them is suspected of blowing up Grand Central Station and leveling it to the ground.
FBI Agent-in-Training Alex (Priyanka Chopra) wakes up unscathed in the middle of the rubble and the surviving FBI Agents question her to see which of her colleagues might be responsible for the bombing. As they interrogate her, we learn what they have been up to this last six months. Each reveal is a clue to who might be responsible or is it?
We will just have to tune in to find out to show that is full of sex and intrigue.
Even though I don’t know anyone who is still watching the summer show Mistresses, someone at ABC loves it enough to renew it for a 4th season. OK, that person is the President of ABC Entertainment Paul Lee, who makes those decisions, but that is not the point.
This show has always been so bad, you have to wonder if the actors would love to do an Alyssa Milano and leave the drama. At least one actress is reportedly doing an Alyssa and that is her replacement Jennifer Esposito according to Entertainment Weekly. Has Esposito ever made it to a second season of a show? Again not the point.
Are you the one person who is still watching Mistresses or are you as shocked as everyone else that it will be back for yet another season.
Shark Tank is back for its 7th season tonight at 9p on ABC and they were lucky enough to get Ashton Kutcher to be the 5th judge.
Ashton and the other Sharks Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec have some interesting items to look at tonight. Some of the entrepreneurs will go home with an investor or 2 and some will go home empty handed.
The first item they look at is a device you can put on your shoulder that grips a baby bottle, so you can have a free hand hand while you feed the baby. Something you think the new dad would be interested in, but is he? The next item is portable transportation you wear on your feet. Imagine slipping on a pair of wheels over your shoes that will transport you up to 10 mph. Sounds cool? Wait until you see the Sharks try them on. Luckily, they tried them out before they sampled the alcohol drink mixes which use apple cider vinegar as a natural preservative. Sounds gross, but will they like it? My favorite item of the night is a card you can put in your wallet that prevents hackers from stealing your identity. It wasn’t only my favorite, several of the Sharks liked it too and that leads to a bidding war. Which Shark(s) will that entrepreneur hook in and take home with him? You will just have to tune in for another thrilling episode to find out.
When it comes to the actor/mogul, he really handled himself better than any guest Shark in the past. While almost all of the other replacements for the night bowed down to Mr Wonderful, he didn’t take his crap. He was respectful, but also forceful. He was the same way to the entrepreneurs and he asked knowledgeable questions and gave them some helpful criticism. I hope they find a way to bring him back to show again and again. You will be surprised by how intelligent he is comes off tonight, he is so not Kelso in real life.
When it comes to the rest of the season, I can’t wait to see what other products the Sharks invest their money in. I know, I will be watching every week on the edge of my seat with my Scrub Daddy to see what items I will be looking to buy in the stores the next day.