Pick up Downton Abbey's third season on DVD... or Shirley MacLaine gets it!
Good news for Norbit fans!
We're anxiously waiting for new cable shows American Horror Story and Hell on Wheels, but since we haven't screened them yet, we have to withhold our final judgment (if nothing else, we're hoping Hell fills the Deadwood-shaped hole in our hearts). And while The X Factor will likely be insanely popular, we can't say that it will actually be good (not that it matters; we'll watch every minute). But we have seen the pilots for virtually every scripted show coming to broadcast TV this fall, and judging by their first episodes, we can confidently recommend setting your DVRs for these ten at the very least:
Lately, the news has been filled with reports of pilot episodes for new series getting ordered by all of the major networks, not to mention basic and premium cable channels. And while it's presumptuous to form opinions about them based on little more than a one-sentence description, once you factor in casting news and who the writer and director are, you start to get a pretty good idea of what to expect. Not counting shows still in the scripting stage, or shows that already have a series commitment, here are some of the best- and worst-sounding pilots being developed -- although since they get added and dropped frequently, this may not be fully accurate for long. (Generic-sounding romantic comedies and family dramas get a bye this round, because it's hard to muster strong feelings about them, but we'll revisit them if and when they make it to series.)
The network upfronts are upon us.
It's one and done for Anna Kournikova.
More work for former Panthers!
Simon Cowell: Master Chef?
The same Internet that's always accused of killing ratings may actually be resurrecting cancelled shows.
Another day, another J.J. Abrams pilot