Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ABC's Fall Schedule

ABC looks to have a strong contender for Tuesday night comedies, but it'll likely have a strong Wednesday night again, beating out competition.  Happy Endings vs New Girl at 9, and Don't Trust the B**** in Apt 23 vs The Mindy Project.  WOW!  ABC is certainly picking up a lot of comedies, as they seem to have success in that area.

Here are the shows debuting in the fall:

Go On
The New Normal
Ben & Kate
The Mindy Project
How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life (midseason)
The Family Tools (midseason)
The Neighbors
Malibu Country

The Mob Doctor
Last Resort
666 Park Avenue

Read after the jump for the full schedule.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Mindy Project Preview

Check out a preview of Fox's new sitcom The Mindy Kaling Project.  Already hilarious and very Kalingesque.

Fox's Fall Lineup

Fox's fall lineup with sparse compared to NBC's attempt to crank out quality shows for a three-hour block every day.  But it's packed with goodness on Tuesday, with a comedy lineup to rival NBC's.  Mindy Kaling's new show The Mindy Project, as I've reported, will pair wonderfully with New Girl, and it's especially fun knowing that Zooey and Mindy are great pals in real life.  I'm imagining a crossover now.  Raising Hope is a surprising renewal, but it'll give me a chance to catch up on the show and maybe watch it.  Glee's move to Thursdays is surprising, but it would make sense to paired with a music reality show and at 9.  Here are FOX's new shows: 

Ben and Kate
The Goodwin Games (midseason on Tuesdays)
The Mindy Project

DRAMAThe Following (midseason on Mondays)
The Mob Doctor

You can find the full schedule after the jump.

NBC's Fall Lineup

While I'm severely disappointed that Frontier was not picked up, NBC has renewed Community and Up All Night for half-seasons of 13 episodes and Parks and Recreation for a full 22-episode season.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are looking to be their strongest nights.  Friday's a very...eclectic night.  1600 Penn, Next Caller, and Save Me are will replace the half seasons of 30 Rock, which will have its final season, Up All Night, and Community.  Which will replace which are yet unknown.  NBC loves Matthew Perry and Laure Benanti (as should everyone), and it airs after The Voice, so it will likely gain a solid audience, leading into The New Normal (which has a GREAT cast, but it's by the increasingly frustrating Ryan Murphy.  Here are the new shows NBC picked up for next season:

COMEDY1600 Penn (midseason)
Animal Practice
Go On
Guys With Kids
The New Normal
Next Caller (midseason)
Save Me (midseason)

Chicago Fire
Do No Harm (midseason)
Hannibal (midseason)
Infamous (midseason)

You can see the full fall schedule after the jump.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Movie of the Week: The Avengers

I attended the midnight showing of The Avengers, and it exceeded my own expectations of awesomeness.  I'm going to say it: Joss Whedon made a phenomenal film.  It's not your average superhero movie.  It's so much more.  Whedon adds a political psychological aspect to the reasons why Loki wants to subjugate humanity to his will and enjoys messing with the Avengers, rather than outright fighting them.  Enter the symbol of patriotism: Captain America.  It's just one way in which Whedon provides small character beats for every Avenger and a dynamic for the entire team.