Tuesday, May 13, 2008

All TV: ABC, CW upfronts

CW's schedule announcement is official (including the "90210" remake, pictured above), and I have details on both that and the ABC upfront in a column over at NJ.com.

15 comments:

Andrew said...

Wow, seeing that picture of Tristan Wilds in all his brightly lit, token glory is enough to make this Wire fan nauseous.

Alan Sepinwall said...

Wow, seeing that picture of Tristan Wilds in all his brightly lit, token glory is enough to make this Wire fan nauseous.

Andrew, I think I was converted by the posters in the West Baltimore vs. West Beverly thread. It's not token casting; he's the lead.

marcus said...

I wish nothing but success for Tristan and Jessica Walter, but my mind might explode the first time Michael Lee and Lucille Bluth are on screen together in a show about West Beverly High School.

Michelle said...

Too bad about MissGuided. I really enjoyed that show - perhaps it will show up later on?

stacey said...

I'm bummed about "Aliens in America" - a smart, funny family sitcom that probably would have done well if it'd been part of a sitcom block on a bigger network (if such a thing still existed beyond the excellent NBC Thursday and CBS's Monday of HIMYM plus shows watched by no one I know). AiA paired well with the similarly overlooked "Everybody Hates Chris" - too bad there doesn't seem to be an audience for that type of show anymore.

Anonymous said...

Alan, any idea how many episodes Smallville got picked up for? Or why the official press release lists Kristin Kreuk as a cast member when she's supposedly leaving, but doesn't list Allison Mack?

Rachel said...

Not gonna lie -- I'm pumped. (I would be more excited, though, if Rob Thomas was still attached.)

And I'm really happy for Wilds. He's been given what David Simon wanted for all the other amazing African-American actors from The Wire -- a chance to do good work. 90210 might not be close to The Wire in quality, but it's work. Wilds will get a chance to grow even more as a young actor. I think that's great.

Nicole said...

Smallville should have ended this year, and not because KK or AM may not return. Michael Rosenbaum was one of the best things about that show, as well as the CK and LL interaction and the whole point of the show will be missing with him gone, or only with guest appearances.

Mo Ryan said...

my mind might explode the first time Michael Lee and Lucille Bluth are on screen together in a show about West Beverly High School.

I'm with you there. The only thing that would make it weirder is if Col. Tigh walked in.

Come to think of it, Michael Hogan (Tigh) would make one heck of a Dean of Boys or PE teacher.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened to Good Behavior, which was fully cast and Rob Thomas chose over 90210?? I thought it was a lock for a pickup yet ive heard nothing about it being dropped or picked up

Devin McCullen said...

According to Ausiello at TV Guide, Allison Mack tried to get a big raise after Michael Rosenblum announced he was leaving, and the producers called her bluff. So there's one less show for me to watch.

Alan Sepinwall said...

Does anyone know what happened to Good Behavior, which was fully cast and Rob Thomas chose over 90210?? I thought it was a lock for a pickup yet ive heard nothing about it being dropped or picked up

As mentioned in the article, none of ABC's pilots have been shot yet, so all those shows (including Good Behavior and Cupid) will be in contention for midseason.

Anonymous said...

I'm not happy that Michael ditched Bug only to move to Beverly Hills.

That's some cold-ass shit.

Anonymous said...

West Side of Baltimore,
born and raised,
in the alley is where I spent most of my days.
Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool,
shootin' some dice outside of the school.
When two guys and a girl
who were up to no good
started makin' trouble in the neighborhood.
I shot one little dealer and I got all scared,
I said I'm moving to Lucille Bluth's place in Bel Air.

Anonymous said...

Update rumor on Good Behavior-- is that it tested to mixed reviews and they are deciding whether to reshoot and retool it or let it go. But they let go of the parents and kept the kids. So Patrick Adams, Mae Whitman and Stephanie Lemelin are all still on hold for the series.