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ABC stumps out Stumptown
September 17th, 2020 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

Back in May, I was surprised that ABC picked up Stumptown for another season because it did not do that well in the ratings. That was then, today, the network cancelled the series that stars Cobie Smulders.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, they made the late decision reversal because of production delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, and creative differences with the way they were taking the show. They needed more time to come up with scripts that they big whigs approved of, and that would have delayed the show too long. Therefore, it was another casuality of COVID-19.

While ABC is no lonher movie forward with it, they are shopping around to see if someone else might be interested in it. Since it is part of the Disney family, maybe Hulu will save it.


ABC is starting off its fall with unscripted shows
August 27th, 2020 under ABC, Shark Tank. [ Comments: none ]

ABC announced its fall premiere dates, and all of the shows are unscripted. Just like every year, Dancing with the Stars starts things off on September 14th. However, that is all that is like the previous seasons.

8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (previously announced)

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Family Feud”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Press Your Luck”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Match Game”

8:00-10:01 p.m. “The Bachelorette”

8:00-9:01 p.m. “Shark Tank”

7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Supermarket Sweep” (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Card Sharks”

I find it interesting that they are holding their scripted shows because The Good Doctor, The Conners, The Goldbergs, and Grey’s Anatomy are all filming as you read this. I guess they are being cautious because The Bold & The Beautiful (the first scripted show to resume filming) has already had to take two breaks because of people testing positive for COVID-19 on the Soap Opera since they started filming again in June.

Over to Dancing with the Stars for a second. Today, they announced their first “star” who is dancing this season and it’s A.J. McLean from Backstreet Boys. If that is their biggest “star”, then they are in trouble.


Did Anthony Anderson’s mom force ABC to move black-ish back to fall?
June 18th, 2020 under ABC, Anthony Anderson. [ Comments: none ]

Yesterday, ABC announced their fall lineup and black-ish was missing from their schedule. Today, they sent out a press release to announce that the sitcom is back on it.

“’black-ish’ has a long-standing history of shining a light on current events and honoring Black voices through the lens of the Johnson family,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “After speaking with Kenya and our creative partners, we decided it was important to tell these meaningful stories during this moment in time, so we are adjusting our premiere schedule and are committed to doing whatever it takes to bring this series back as soon as we possibly can. Following recent monumental events, it’s imperative that the dialogue continues and empowers viewers to raise their voices, and there is no other show that does that like ‘black-ish.’”

I could not understand how ABC could leave their premiere show about African-Americans off of the fall schedule during this time when Black voices are being heard and need to continue to be heard.

ABC did the right thing. I just wish they would stop messing with American Housewife. In order to fit black-ish back on Wednesday nights, they gave it the slot that was supposed to belong to AH. So now black-ish airs at 8:30p, AH at 9:30p, and Call Your Mother goes to midseason.

With all of this being said, Anthony Anderson’s mom Doris can release whoever she was holding hostage until they brought back her son’s show. And if his TV mom Jenifer Lewis was helping out, then ABC never had a chance.


ABC reveals their fall schedule and it is missing its ish
June 17th, 2020 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

ABC announced their fall schedule today, and they are making some changes. Instead of having sitcoms on three different nights like last year, they will only be airing on one night. That night is Wednesday. Since they have six comedies and only 4 slots to fill them with, two of them have to be held until the midseason. Those two shows are black-ish and mixed-ish. Their two sitcoms that are not all-White.

In fact, you can say ABC’s fall schedule is so White. Good thing they have Shonda Rhimes’ shows, America’s Funniest Videos, and Supermarket Sweep with Leslie Jones. ABC went from being diverse to barely any color. Luckily for them, they change it up in 2021. That is when they will have their first Black Bachelor, the ishes, For Life, and Lionel Richie on American Idol.

When it comes to their lineup, that is the color of vanilla ice cream. They are lucky that Fox and The CW are airing other people shows or ABC would be in a lot of trouble. Stumptown, really?

MONDAY 8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”

TUESDAY 8:00 p.m. “The Bachelorette”
10:00 p.m. “Big Sky” (NEW SERIES)

WEDNESDAY 8:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
8:30 p.m. “American Housewife”
9:00 p.m. “The Conners” (NEW DATE/TIME)
9:30 p.m. “Call Your Mother” (NEW SERIES)
10:00 p.m. “Stumptown”

THURSDAY 8:00 p.m. “Station 19”
9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things”

FRIDAY 8:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
9:00 p.m. “20/20” (TWO HOURS)

SUNDAY 7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Supermarket Sweep” (NEW SERIES)
9:00 p.m. “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” (NEW DATE/TIME)
10:00 p.m. “The Rookie”

To read descriptions of their shows, then click here!


NBC and ABC pick up and cancel a few of their shows
June 16th, 2020 under ABC, NBC. [ Comments: none ]

Believe it or not, the networks are still fine-tuning their 2020-2021 lineups. They have been able to delay their decisions because the coronavirus pandemic threw everything up in the air. However, NBC and ABC decided to let several shows know if they will be on the lineup when there is one.

Over at ABC, For Life did not get the chair. However, The Baker and The Beauty’s goose was cooked. At least the couple had their happy ending before the network decided the sweet show didn’t deserve a second season.

NBC is OK with letting the passengers of Flight 828 not knowing their fates for another season. That is because the show, about a plane that lands five years later with all the passengers looking the same as they did the day they took off, has more stories to tell. Sadly for Indebted, Sunnyside, Bluff City Law, their stories are all done.

What do you think about the network’s choices? I was really hoping we would have gotten more from Sunnyside and The Baker and the Beauty. Hey ABC, some words of advice, stop picking up share ows about Latinx families in Miami, that are really enjoyable, if you just going to make them one and done. I don’t want to get attched again.


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