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Cable TV Fall Preview Part 2

SPIKE  In 2018, Viacom-owned Spike will transform into the Paramount Network.  The goal for Viacom is to reach a broader audience with a new line-up of scripted series.  American Woman is set to air in first quarter of 2018.  The dramedy will star Alicia Silverstone

Cable TV Fall Preview

A&E  Women Who Kill  is a documentary that investigates the reason why women are more likely to kill members of their own family than men are.  Women murderers will be interviewed to explain the reasons why they did what they did.  A&E will be premiering 


With Valor and Dynasty premiering in the fall, CW’s other two news shows, Lucy Hale’s Life Sentence and the new superhero drama Black Lightning, are being held for midseason. The 100, iZombie and The Originals will also return in 2018. CW New Shows VALOR, Monday, 9-10PM, Drama 

FOX Fall Preview

  Fox has a theme this year and  —  the network is going after the sci-fi audience. New shows this coming fall have characters with special abilities, one takes place 400 years in the future, and there is a supernatural comedy. While the mid-season pilots indicate

NBC Fall Preview

  NBC is finishing the season No. 1 among  A18-49, with a 2.1 rating. The network should easily repeat that win in 2017-18, thanks to the upcoming Super Bowl and  Winter Olympics, both to be televised on the network next February, and World Cup Soccer to be

CBS Fall Preview

  CBS did it again! They ended the year as America’s most watched network (14 times in last 15 years) in total viewers.  Big Bang Theory was the top comedy of the year, which tied with Fox’s Empire for top scripted program in Live+SD ratings.  The

ABC Fall Preview

Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment Group president, described ABC shows not as money makers or ratings giants but as “our brand of storytelling” and said that ABC has spent years building a promise of relevant, compelling stories from bold, passionate storytellers. I agree that ABC

Content Consumed by Humans: Upfronts 2017

Science. Data. Innovation. These are buzz words we’re all used to hearing that capture the current state of the media industry. These topics were also at the forefront of the 2017-18 television upfront presentations this past May in New York City. But another hot

Rethinking the Store

If consumer spending is alive and well, why are local news programs often inundated with stories about iconic retailers closing stores? To put it simply – consumer shopping behaviors are evolving.