Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pilot Review: Imaginary Mary

Imaginary Mary (Tuesdays at 9:30, beginning April 4)

This time next year, Imaginary Mary will be one of those already-forgotten misfires from an otherwise talented cast and creative team. It'll be the kind of show people will see on the IMDB list of an actor and think, "What was that?" And everyone will be better for it.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

2016-2017: State of All Broadcast Shows


Here is the complete list of shows which have aired or will air in the 2016-2017 season (not including summer series) on a broadcast network and their current status: renewed (for the 2017-2018 season), canceled, or undecided. The list will continue to be updated over the next few months as new information becomes available.


Renewed: 20/20, Agents of SHIELD, America's Funniest Home Videos, American Housewife, The Bachelor, black-ish, Dancing with the Stars, Designated Survivor, Fresh Off The Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Match Game, The Middle*, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Quantico, Scandal, Shark Tank, Speechless, To Tell the Truth, The Toy Box

Canceled: American Crime, The Catch, Conviction, Dr. Ken, Imaginary Mary, Last Man Standing, Notorious, The Real O'Neals, Secrets & Lies, Time After Time

Undecided: Big Fan, The Great American Baking Show

* The Middle's upcoming season, its ninth, will also be its last.


Renewed: 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man with a Plan, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Superior Donuts, Survivor, Undercover Boss

Canceled: 2 Broke Girls, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Doubt, The Great Indoors, The Odd Couple, Pure Genius, Ransom, Training Day

Undecided: Hunted

The CW

Renewed: The 100, Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Flash, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Legends of Tomorrow, The Originals, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural

Canceled: Frequency, No Tomorrow, Reign, The Vampire Diaries


Renewed: Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, The Exorcist, Family Guy, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, Masterchef, Masterchef Junior, The Mick, New Girl, The Simpsons, Star

Canceled: 24: Legacy, APB, Bones, Kicking & Screaming, Making History, My Kitchen Rules, Pitch, Rosewood, Scream Queens, Shots Fired, Sleepy Hollow, Son of Zorn, You the Jury

Undecided: Prison Break

* Fox also ordered another season of The X-Files, which aired a special event season last year, to air sometime in 2017-2018


Renewed: The Blacklist, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D., Dateline, The Good Place, Great News, Law & Order: SVU, Little Big Shots, Saturday Night Live, Shades of Blue, Superstore, Taken, This Is Us, Timeless, Trial & Error, The Voice, The Wall

Canceled: The Blacklist: Redemption, Chicago Justice, Emerald City, Grimm, The New Celebrity Apprentice*, Powerless

Undecided: Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon, First Dates

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pilot Review: Chicago Justice

Chicago Justice (Sundays at 9:00 on NBC; Beginning March 5)

It would be redundant to recommend Chicago Justice or not. I highly doubt anyone tuning into tonight's premiere cares about the quality of the writing, direction, or performances. Fans of the Chicago franchise don't need an outsider weighing in on the successes or failures of the newest addition to Dick Wolf's alternate urban reality, because they're going to watch Chicago Justice regardless. Those who aren't currently invested in the adventures of at least one other Chicago department probably don't care much about dropping in on this particular iteration either. But if you're one of the few who doesn't care about the Chicago shows and is just genuinely curious about the prospects of a legal procedural set somewhere other than the two coasts, know this: you're not missing much by passing on this or any other Windy City division.