Comedies – Son of Zorn, Making History, and The Mick. There’s some potential here, though what really amused me was seeing Sofia Black-D’Elia go from playing mother to a ten year-old actress on The Messengers to being the teen daughter on The Mick. I guess that’s life in TV land.
24 and Prison Break – Two of the growling list of series being revived. How well they work? Well, the fact that the last 24 project didn’t exactly set the world on fire isn’t a good sign there. And while people be invested in a new Prison Break given that the original series finale already showed that the characters will not exactly have a happy ending?
Pitch – My current “day job” is delivering papers overnights, and I listen to sports radio as I work. I keep hearing how its hard to talk about baseball on a national show because the sport has become so regional, where people only care about their own team. Will that be an issue here, especially since they chose a rather low-profile team to be the “heroes”? I guess there aren’t too many people who hate the Padres, but there also aren’t too many outside of the San Diego area who care about them. I like the lead actress, Kylie Bunbury, but I’m not sure this is the right project for her.
APB – Honestly, the trailer didn’t sell me that this anything more than a bland procedural.
Lethal Weapon – I had this pegged as going the same way as the Rush Hour series, but it’s getting some positive buzz.
Shots Fired – American Crime Part 2?
Star – We all knew Fox would try to use Empire to launch a similar show sooner or later. So far its getting some decent buzz as a potential companion show.
The Exorcist – It got some very good buzz in the lead up to the Upfronts, but since then its all been pretty negative. I’ll still definitely check it out. Interestingly enough, I spotted actress Brianne Howey climbing up and down the walls on a rerun of Criminal Minds. Good practice for playing a possessed girl!