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

UPDATED APRIL 25 (NBC)

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.

ABC

Renewed: Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, The Middle, Scandal

Canceled: Conviction, Notorious, Time After Time

Undecided: 20/20, Agents of SHIELD, American Crime, American Housewife, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Big Fan, Black-ish, The Catch, Dancing with the Stars, Designated Survivor, Dr. Ken, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, The Great American Baking Show, Imaginary Mary, Last Man Standing, Match Game, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Quantico, The Real O'Neals, Secrets & Lies, Shark Tank, Speechless, To Tell the Truth, The Toy Box

* Two new series (Downward Dog and Still Star-Crossed) were held until summer, so they are not included on this list.

CBS

Renewed: 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Criminal Minds, 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

Canceled: Doubt, Training Day*

Undecided: 2 Broke Girls, The Amazing Race, Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Elementary, The Great Indoors, Hunted, The Odd Couple, Pure Genius, Ransom, Undercover Boss

* Aside from the untimely death of the show's lead actor, Training Day was moved from Thursdays to Saturdays as of April 8, effectively being canceled.

The CW

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

Canceled: Reign, The Vampire Diaries

Undecided: Frequency, iZombie, No Tomorrow, The Originals

FOX

Renewed: Bob's Burgers, Empire, Family Guy, Hell's Kitchen, Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, The Mick, The Simpsons, Star

Canceled: Bones

Undecided: 24: Legacy, APB, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Exorcist, Gotham, Kicking & Screaming, The Last Man on Earth, Making History, Masterchef Junior, My Kitchen Rules, New Girl, Pitch, Prison Break, Rosewood, Scream Queens, Shots Fired, Sleepy Hollow, Son of Zorn, You the Jury

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

NBC

Renewed: The Good Place, Saturday Night Live, Shades of Blue, Superstore, This Is Us, The Wall

Canceled: Grimm, Powerless

Undecided: The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, The Blacklist: Redemption, Blindspot, Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon, Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Dateline, Emerald City, First Dates, Great News, Law & Order: SVU, Little Big Shots, The New Celebrity Apprentice, Taken, Timeless, Trial & Error, The Voice

* Two new series (Midnight, Texas and Marlon) and one returning series (The Carmichael Show) were held until summer, so they are not included on this list.

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.