Monday, April 22, 2013

From LA Examiner: E! Upfront News; 'The Following' Penultimate Photos; Amazon Pilots' Reviews; Syfy Announces Summer 2013 Schedule...


"E! developing 10 scripted series, including Josh Schwartz's Laurel Canyon"

E! held their annual upfront today, and the news coming out of it is great for those looking for more celebrity reality series, but also, perhaps surprisingly, scripted dramas, too. Just like Bravo before it, E! is expanding the brand to include original scripted series that still fit within their niche and demographic. Although the network is said to be developing eight new scripted programs, they only provided details on one so far: Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Laurel Canyon. Laurel Canyon will follow a young woman who returns to her "dysfunctional, extended family" in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles with her son after hearing that her rock star legend father passed away... [MORE]



"The End is Near on FOX's The Following-- but for whom!?"

"The End is Near" on FOX's The Following, but thankfully only the end of the season. Kevin Williamson's hit serial killer drama will be returning for the 2013-2014 television season but considering there are only two episodes left this season, and it's only April, it's going to be a long wait for season two. Now we know how Carroll felt, sitting in prison all those years, undoubtedly absolutely itchy to really enact his plan! ... [MORE]



"Amazon premieres 8 original pilots; Which are worth watching?"

Since LA TV Insider Examiner works tirelessly to bring you reviews of every new pilot available during the television season, I spent the weekend with the eight offerings from Amazon.com. As previously reported, Amazon is presenting all eight original comedy pilots (and a handful of children's programming pilots, as well, but that is not my demographic) for the viewing audience to watch, review, and vote on which should get full season orders. You can take the below reviews, presented in alphabetical order because that is how I chose to watch the series, as LA TV Insider Examiner's personal votes... [MORE]



"Syfy announces Summer 2013 premieres for Face Off, Cosworld, Continuum, etc"

Syfy has announced their Summer 2013 premiere dates, and if the names on the list below confuse you, don't worry, you're in good company; I had never heard of half of these things either. But Syfy was gracious enough to present a little more information to entice viewers to tune in... [MORE]




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