One and Done
By Ron rego
This season had many casualties especially for some big stars both from TV and movies. The TV Gods sure weren’t kind to many freshman shows. ABC and NBC had some major failures that they spent a ton of money on advertising.
ABC spent a lot of time and energy on a handful of shows that were basically trounced in the ratings. “666 Park Avenue,” “Last Resort,” “Zero Hour” and “Red Widow” did awful in the ratings and the network did not take long to pull the plug on them.
NBC was banking on Matthew Perry returning to the network with the comedy “Go On.” That venture did not work out too well as the show failed to get the ratings and the return to NBC was cut short.
CBS also had its share of freshman failures. “The Golden Boy” was a promising show but just fell a little flat and the network did not wait long to bury it. “Made in Jersey” was one they were hoping to give them another big hit, but it failed miserably. The big surprise was “Vegas,” which had huge ratings early, but the second half of the season saw the show flounder a bit. The big salaries were a big part of the shows demise. The other part may have been Dennis Quaid. I think he is a great actor, but he seemed like he was forcing it every episode and in my opinion was awful. Too bad because it was a pretty good show and Michael Chiklis needs to find a role soon.
We look forward
to another year
of freshman TV
and hope to find
of the show to
look forward too
would be “Sleepy Hollow” on FOX, “Hostages” on CBS and “The 100” on The CW. For ABC we will be watching “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as the most anticipated show which will be opposite of “NCIS.” Another show that may interest me is “Once Upon A Time in Wonderland.” That is a spinoff from their hit show, “OUAT.” The NBC network will have quite a few new shows including “The Blacklist” starring James Spader and also “Dracula.” These are what I am saying are the new shows to look forward to, but we all know, not all will succeed.