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ABC’s Fall is going to tank, and not as in Shark Tank
May 16th, 2023 under ABC, The Bachelor. [ Comments: none ]

There is a strike going on in Hollywood. And the Writers’ strike is probably going to be the first one. Chances are either the DGA or SAG are going to follow suit in the next few months.

Therefore the networks have had this in mind as they planned for the Fall. CBS is going on as is. NBC had a few shows in the bank. Fox is yet to announce their schedule. And today, ABC revealed that they are going all reality, game shows, and repeats.

And that makes me wonder, are people going to tune in for that, or will they watch something original on streaming?

I mean, old people on The Bachelor, aka The Golden Bachelor, could be fun. Or it could get old, pun intended, quickly.

Although I have to admit, Disney and ABC played this round well. Because they are trying to tell everyone that they are not afraid of your strike because they will find ways around it.

However, we won’t know if they won that round for a few months. I am hoping they lose because I prefer scripted over unscripted. What about you?

8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (two hours)
10:00 p.m. “The Golden Bachelor”

8:00 p.m. “Celebrity Jeopardy!”
9:00 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise” (two hours)

8:00 p.m. “Judge Steve Harvey”
9:00 p.m. “Abbott Elementary” (Encore)
9:30 p.m. “Abbott Elementary” (Encore)
10:00 p.m. “What Would You Do?”

8:00 p.m. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”
9:00 p.m. “Press Your Luck”
10:00 p.m. “The $100,000 Pyramid”

8:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
9:01 p.m. “20/20” (two hours)

7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “The Wonderful World of Disney” (three hours)

To read about The Golden Bachelor, then click here!


Not Dead Yet is not dead yet along with 8 other shows
May 16th, 2023 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

(ABC/Scott Everett White)]

ABC did not pick up most of their shows before the clock struck midnight. So today as the clock gets ready strike 12, they renewed nine of their series: The Conners, Not Dead Yet, America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Idol, The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise, Celebrity Jeopardy!, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and Shark Tank.

They join 9-1-1, Abbott Elementary, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, The Rookie, Station 19 and Will Trent.

While those shows are on definitely on the lineup, The Rookie: Fed and Home Economics are still waiting to hear if they are in the ABCool club!

Hopefully, Feds will be back and The Conners will be told next season will be their last. I don’t know why and how I am still watching. And it is all about me.


ABC cancels three dramas
May 12th, 2023 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

ABC is going to announce its 2023-2024 schedule next week, but they are not going to wait until then to reveal three shows that will not be on it. Those shows are David E. Kelley’s Big Sky, and Freshmen shows Alaska Daily, which starred two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank and The Company You Keep with Milo Ventimiglia.

Still waiting to find out their fate are The Rookie: Fed, The Conners, Home Economics, and Not Dead Yet. It will be interesting to see how many or if any of them will be renewed.


9-1-1 was picked up for another season, but…
May 1st, 2023 under ABC, Fox, Ryan Murphy. [ Comments: none ]

Jack Zeman /FOX

The good news is that 9-1-1 will be back next season. The bad news, it won’t be on Fox.

What? It’s Fox’s #1 show. But, like many aging series, it just got too expensive going into its 7th season. And they didn’t own it.

So who owns it? 20th Television, which is owned by Disney, which owns ABC. So the first responders drama that stars Angela Bassett and Peter Krause is moving over to ABC.

“Thanks to the creative drive of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, as well as the talented cast, ‘9-1-1’ has been one of the most defining and original dramas on network television over the last six seasons and we are honored to bring it to the esteemed group of series on ABC,” said Craig Erwich, president, Disney Television Group. “It’s a privilege to keep ‘9-1-1’ in the family with 20th Television producing, and we look forward to telling more heart-racing and uplifting stories about these beloved characters on our air.”

Shocking but understandable. It will be interesting to see how things will change on its new network. Hopefully, there won’t be too many.

I have a feeling that today’s pickup put all of ABC’s bubble shows in more trouble than they were in yesterday. So The Conners, which is in season 5 with a large cast, might not see a 6th one. I am also not sure if ABC will stick with The Rookie: Feds. Hopefully, because it is a freshman series, they will give it a sophomore season.

9-1-1 joins Station 19, The Rookie, Will Trent, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, and Abbott Elementary on the 2023-2024 schedule.

Back to Fox. The news isn’t all bad. They renewed 9-1-1: Lonestar for a 5th season. So I guess there won’t be any more crossovers for the 9-1-1’s


ABC didn’t pull the plug on The Good Doctor
April 19th, 2023 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

ABC is going on a renewal frenzy this week. First, they picked up The Rookie for a sixth season. Then, they gave Will Trent a second one. And today, the network told The Good Doctor that it will be around for a seventh season.

The three shows join Grey’s Anatomy and Abbott Elementary.

Still waiting to find out if they will be on ABC’s 2023-2024 schedule are The Rookie’s and The Good Doctor’s spinoffs. I hope that if ABC has to choose one, they go with The Rookie: Feds over The Good Lawyer. The only way I will watch the latter is if they get rid of Felicity Huffman. After watching the backdoor pilot, I learned I am not ready to accept her again after the college scandal. And it is all about me and what I want.


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