While NBC's decision to move Jay Leno back to 11:35 PM and to try to make Conan accept a Leno-Fallon sandwich timeslot is aggravating for Conan fans and embarrassing for everyone involved (and may leave sad little Carson Daly unemployed), we're pretty psyched for it. If Conan ends up leaving NBC (and he really should) for Fox, as is being reported he likely will, that's great for Conan fans. And even if he stays, getting Leno out of primetime and freeing up all those timeslots is nothing but good news for a floundering NBC. Here's why.
With the Television Critics Association convening in California this week, the networks are starting to announce their development slates for fall shows. However, while a lot of these "in-development" shows might get a pilot ordered, many of them won't ever make it to the airwaves. Based on what we know about them so, here's what sounds potentially must-see to us - and what doesn't.
I know there are people out there who adore Boston Legal and while I'm not a fan, I don't hate it. I just really can't watch it regularly. It's a perfectly fine show, but I've had my fill of most legal dramas (well, unless they are f'ed up like Damages). Which is why I'm completely unenthusiastic about the news that David E. Kelley is making yet another legal series for next season on NBC, with the hopes that it could take the spot of the long-lingering and finally being put out to pasture ER.