Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Early Upfronts Notes: NBC Adds 2 More; FOX Gets In The Game with 3 New Comedies & 2 Dramas...

NBC has proven they know what to do with the law and the order part of procedurals, and now, courtesy of the master himself, Dick Wolf, they will be attempting to dominate in the Fire Department, as well. NBC has ordered Chicago Fire, their new action-driven dramatic pilot about the "complex and heroic men and women" of the Chicago FD to series for the 2012-2013 television season... [MORE

NBC has ordered to series yet another half-hour comedy, though this one a more traditional multi-camera project. Guys with Kids, which comes from executive producers Charlie Grandy and Jimmy Fallon, got the go today... [MORE

Are you still watching The Office? If you are, even without Michael Scott, it's because you want to see what Mindy Kaling cooks up in the writer's room, director's chair, and in front of the camera, right? Well, if that's the only reason you're still watching The Office, prepare to say good-bye to the NBC show and head over to FOX, which has just picked up Kaling's new pilot, It's Messy, to series for the 2012-2013 television season... [MORE

It may sound like a spoof of a reality show, but Ben & Kate, the latest FOX series to be picked up for the 2012-2013 television season, is in fact a single-camera comedy scripted program... [MORE

The 2012-2013 television is shaping up to be a very busy, but very interesting one for showrunners Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The duo already have their long-running CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother going strong, and now they will be joining the FOX family, as well, with The Goodwin Games... [MORE

What do you get when you cross a young thoracic surgeon (Jordana Spiro) with the South Chicago mafia? FOX has the answer, and it's the new Josh Berman and Robert Wright medical drama, The Mob Doctor... [MORE

Okay, look, we should stay unbiased in our work as a professional in this business, but we're just going to tell you now: Kevin Williamson's pilot script, The Following (previously The Untitled Kevin Williamson Project) was hands down our favorite script of the season. And it was better that a lot of what we are currently watching on television. So it seemed a no-brainer that FOX would order it to series for 2012-2013, and today that is what happened... [MORE]

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