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New on Weekends this Fall

Posted by Mr. Feeny on September 6, 2010

Of course, by weekends, I don’t mean Saturday. Networks gave up on Saturday programming a long time ago. I don’t think the old Friday dumping ground counts any more, though. It looks like they’re actually trying to get viewers on Fridays. I mean, the execs have Tom Selleck and Jimmy Smits going head-to-head. Plus CBS moved CSI: New York there.

Sunday has nothing new on the networks, but two highly publicized shows on HBO and AMC.

School Pride

Basics: Reality
Twist: Communities fix schools
Stars You Know: Kym Whitley (Til Death)
Creative Team: Producers Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Denise Cramsey (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
Timeslot: 7:00pm (Fri)
Network: NBC
Going Against: Secret Millionaire, Medium, Human Target, Smallville
Premiere: October 15

Body of Proof

Basics: Crime Drama
Twist: Female medical examiner
Stars You Know: Dana Delaney (Desperate Housewives), Windell Middlebrooks (the guy from the High Life commercials), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Boston Public)
Creative Team: Producer Matthew Gross (Dirty Sexy Money)
Timeslot: 8:00pm (Fri)
Network: ABC
Going Against: CSI: New York, The Good Guys, Supernatural, Dateline NBC
Premiere: TBD

Blue Bloods

Basics: Crime Drama
Twist: Crime fighting family
Stars You Know: Tom Selleck (Magnum, PI), Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Len Cariou (Broadway)
Creative Team: Producer Fred Keller (House, 24)
Timeslot: 9:00pm (Fri)
Network: CBS
Going Against: Outlaw, 20/20
Premiere: September 24


Basics: Legal Drama
Twist: Attorney is a former Supreme Court Justice
Stars You Know: Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue, The West Wing)
Creative Team: Producer John Eisendrath (Alias, Felicity)
Timeslot: 9:00pm (Fri)
Network: NBC
Going Against: Blue Bloods, 20/20
Premiere: September 15 (special day)

Boardwalk Empire

Basics: Historical Crime Drama
Twist: 1920s gangsters in Atlantic City
Stars You Know: Steve Buscemi (The Sopranos), Michael K. Williams (The Wire)
Creative Team: Director/Producer Martin Scorsese, Producer Mark Wahlberg, Produce Terence Winter (The Sopranos)
Timeslot: 8:00pm (Sun)
Network: HBO
Going Against: Dexter, Desperate Housewives, Sunday Night Football, Family Guy, Undercover Boss
Premiere: September 19

The Walking Dead

Basics: Horror Drama
Twist: Zombies on television
Stars You Know: Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break)
Creative Team: Producer Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption), Producer Charles Eglee (Dexter, The Shield)
Timeslot: 9:00pm (Sun)
Network: AMC
Going Against: Brothers & Sisters, CSI: Miami, Sunday Night Football
Premiere: October 31 (six episodes only)

One Response to “New on Weekends this Fall”

  1. CJ Cregg said

    I’m excited by Outlaw and Boardwalk Empire. Not sure if Outlaw will be any good, but I’m a huge Jimmy Smits fan. I’m also interested in Blue Bloods. Seems a bit preachy, but has a workable premise.

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