Friday, October 31, 2014

RENEW/CANCEL NEWS: Bad Judge (NBC), A To Z (NBC)

These shows have been canceled.  There are more knocking on death's door.  What will be next?  Thanks for reading.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall 2014-2015 Canceled Scripted TV Shows List (Big 4 Networks Only)

Here's where I'll put all of the scripted TV shows that have been canceled, or effectively canceled, on big 4 network TV for the Fall 2014-2015 TV Season.  It will be updated in real time, so bookmark it if you're looking for up to date news.  The first bloodletting was on Friday, October 24, 2014 (a full 20 days later than the first cut of 2013).  Thanks for reading.

Canceled Or Effectively Canceled Scripted TV Shows in Fall 2014-2015 TV Season:

Manhattan Love Story (ABC) ***CANCELED OCTOBER 24, 2014***
Bad Judge (NBC) ***CANCELED OCTOBER 31, 2014***
A to Z (NBC) ***CANCELED OCTOBER 31, 2014*** 
Selfie (ABC) ***CANCELED NOVEMBER 7, 2014*** 
The Millers (ABC) ***CANCELED NOVEMBER 14, 2014***
Red Band Society (FOX)
Mulaney (FOX)
Gracepoint (FOX)
Allegiance (NBC)
Revenge (ABC)
The Mindy Project (FOX)
Resurrection (ABC)
Forever (ABC)
Cristela (ABC)
CSI (CBS, 2 hour movie planned)
Battle Creek (CBS)
State Of Affairs (NBC)
The Following (FOX)
About a Boy (NBC)
One Big Happy (NBC)
Stalker (CBS)
The McCarthys (CBS)
Backstrom (FOX)
Constantine (NBC) 
Weird Loners (FOX)

TV Ratings Premiere Notes For Friday, October 24, 2014: Grimm (NBC), Constantine (NBC)

Constantine premiered, and Grimm returned.  Let's see how they did below.

Grimm (NBC, Fridays at 9pm ET)

5.30 million Overall Viewers
1.5/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Grimm returned healthily, as it always does.  There should be no end in sight to one of the few bright spots on Friday nights when Hannibal isn't airing.

Constantine (NBC, Fridays at 10pm ET)

4.30 million Overall Viewers
1.4/5 in the 18-49 Demo

While stable numbers like these would likely result in Constantine's renewal, this isn't particularly encouraging for a premiere.  What is encouraging is there was no drop in the 18-49 demo from the first to second half hour, and only a small drop in overall viewers.  In almost all premieres, there's a significant drop from the first to second half hour, and when there isn't it typically means the viewers liked it.  I guess we'll find out next week if these numbers are for real.  It's in trouble if it drops to a 1.2 or below.  Thanks for reading.

RENEW/CANCEL NEWS: Manhattan Love Story (ABC)

Coming as a surprise to no one (as if anyone even knew this show was on), Manhattan Love Story is the first show canceled in the 2014-2015 TV season.  Now that this has happened, expect more bloodletting soon.  A bunch of shows are due to be put out of their miseries.  Thanks for reading.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chris Colley's TV Morsels Episode 2: "Honest Promos" For The Pilots Of How To Get Away With Murder (ABC), Black-ish (ABC), Gotham (FOX), Madam Secretary (CBS), The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Forever (ABC)

You made it back for episode 2, "Honest Promos".  In this video, I'll give an intro and then show you six Honest Promos I created for the six Pilots I've watched this season, so far.  It's not too late to start on any of these shows, if any of the promos grab you in ways the real ones didn't.  I didn't view any marketing materials for any of these shows before editing the Honest Promos, so any crossover with the official trailers is purely coincidental.  My Honest Promos are cut straight from the shows.  Thanks for reading and watching.

Higher quality YouTube version (select the HD options on the settings wheel on YouTube) here.

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