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Fox’s upfronts 2019-20 – a rundown and clips from the new shows: BH90210, Prodigal Son and Not Just Me

All through ‘upfronts’ week, TMINE will be revealing the new shows that are going to be hitting US TV screens from September 2019

It’s that time of year again – the ‘upfronts’. What’s that, I hear you ask?

What are the upfronts, TMINE?

It’s when all the US networks reveal to advertisers the new shows that are going to be hitting the TV screens some time from September 2019 through to nowish 2020. However, this isn’t the same as the international screenings, where buyers from TV networks around the world turn up to see what they’d like to acquire, so we won’t know what will be heading our way for quite some time.

This weekend, US TV networks killed off a whole bunch of existing shows (prompting howls of protest from their fans) and are about to commission a whole bunch of new shows (prompting howls of ‘you cancelled x for this rubbish?’ from said-same fans).

2. Fox’s upfronts

Yesterday, we got a look at NBC’s upfront presentation and today, we’re getting a look at Fox’s new shows. Fox isn’t in quite as safe a place as NBC is in the ratings and is looking shakier by the year. At last year’s upfronts, it launched:

Yep, only one of those survived: the indestructible Last Man Standing is indeed the last man standing and that started off on ABC. Odder still, Fox isn’t bringing it back until next year, as it plans to fill its Fall schedule with animated comedies. As a result, there’s not much room for new dramas either until mid-season.

So coming soon (and in one case very soon), we have:

  • BH90210
  • Prodigal Son
  • Not Just Me

And for mid-season:

  • Deputy
  • neXt
  • Outmatched
  • Filthy Rich
  • 911: Lone Star

Want to know more, including exactly when they will be airing, as well as take a look at trailers for all of them? And do you want to get TMINE’s hottest of hot first takes? Then follow me after the jump…

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NBC’s upfronts 2019-20 – a rundown and clips from the new shows: Bluff City Law, Perfect Harmony and Sunnyside

All through ‘upfronts’ week, TMINE will be revealing the new shows that are going to be hitting US TV screens from September 2019

It’s that time of year again – the ‘upfronts’. What’s that, I hear you ask?

What are the upfronts, TMINE?

It’s when all the US networks reveal to advertisers the new shows that are going to be hitting the TV screens some time from September 2019 through to nowish 2020. However, this isn’t the same as the international screenings, where buyers from TV networks around the world turn up to see what they’d like to acquire, so we won’t know what will be heading our way for quite some time.

Anyway, in case you missed this morning’s news of the weekend’s slaughter, US TV networks have killed off a whole bunch of existing shows (prompting howls of protest from their fans) and are about to commission a whole bunch of new shows (prompting howls of ‘you cancelled x for this rubbish?’ from said-same fans).

1. NBC’s upfronts

As per last year, it’s NBC out of the gates first. Last year, it gave us Manifest (renewed), New Amsterdam (renewed) and I Feel Bad (cancelled), although a few more arrived later in the year. This year, we’ve got more, but NBC’s roster is pretty full, so most of them are mid-season shows and don’t have trailers yet. So after the jump are:

  • Bluff City Law
  • Perfect Harmony
  • Sunnyside

And for the mid-season

  • Council of Dads
  • Indebted
  • The Kenan Show
  • Lincoln
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

The latter list all sound better than the former, so I’ve no idea what NBC’s thinking here.

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  • Trailer for Sky Atlantic’s Catherine The Great

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  • Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli and Greg Germann promoted to regulars on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy

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  • ABC green lights: series of conspiracy drama Emergence, with Allison Tolman, Donald Faison, Owain Yeoman et al…
  • …self-explanatory drama The Baker and the Beauty, with Victor Rasuk and Nathalie Kelley…
  • …legal drama For Life and family comedy United We Fall
  • …yellow lights: Heart of Life and NYPD Blue
  • CBS green lights: series of female LA police chief drama Tommy, with Edie Falco
  • red lights: Under the Bridge and The Republic of Sarah
  • Fox green lights: series of 911 spin-off 911: Lone Star, with Rob Lowe…
  • …and soap southern Gothic family drama Filthy Rich
  • NBC green lights: series of newly widowed dad comedy The Kenan Show, with Kenan Thompson and Andy Garcia…
  • …Jeffery Deaver’s Bone Collector adaptation Lincoln, with Russell Hornsby and Arielle Kebbel; church choir comedy Perfect Harmony, with Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill et al; and live-in grandparents comedy Indebted, with Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Steven Weber and Fran Drescher

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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Well Intended Love, The Other Two, High Seas and The Act

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As usual, it’s mostly Netflix shows announcing airdates this week, but we have a few others.

Acquisitions

The following shows have been acquired this week, but don’t yet have a premiere date:

  • Netflix has picked up the South Korean version of its own series, Designated Survivor. CJ ENM’s Designated Survivor: 60 Days will be available on Netflix some time in July
  • It’s also picked up SBS (South Korea)’s stuntman spy drama Vagabond. That’s going to be available on Netflix in September.

Premiere dates

Well Intended Love

Well Intended Love (China: Sohu TV; UK: Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, May 17

To receive a bone marrow transplant sooner and to continue her career, an actress with leukaemia enters into a secret marriage with the CEO of a company. Despite the conspiracies and misunderstandings they encounter, the two find true love.

The Other Two

The Other Two (US: Comedy Central; UK: E4)

Premiere date: Thursday, May 23, 10pm

The Other Two is a satire of the entertainment industry that takes a cynically witty look at fame, success and belonging. The story follows siblings Cary (Drew Tarver) and Brooke (Helene Yorke) who are trying to find their place in the world. Cary is an aspiring actor, struggling to find roles. Brooke, a former professional dancer, is just trying to work out what she’s doing with her life. But it all becomes a little more complicated when their 13-year-old brother Chase (Case Walker) finds sudden internet fame as teen pop sensation ChaseDreams…

Along with Hollywood-ready mother Pat (Molly Shannon) and newly hired manager Streeter (Ken Marino), Cary and Brooke must work hard to simultaneously cash in on their brother’s success and help him as he grows up in this crazy new world.

Episode reviews: 1

Netflix's High Seas

High Seas (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, May 24

Spanish original. It’s the 1940s and the Bárbara de Braganza has just departed from Spain for Rio de Janeiro. Two sisters, Eva (Ivana Baquero) and Carolina (Alejandra Onieva), are as different as they are inseparable; and a handsome officer, Nicolás Sala (Jon Kortajarena), a man that fate has put in the wrong place, team together to solve a mystery – the murder of a passenger whose name does not appear in the passenger list and who no one remembers.

Also stars: Jose Sacristán and Eloy Azorín

Hulu's The Act

The Act (US: Hulu; UK: StarzPlay)

Premiere date: Friday, June 14

The Act is an anthology series telling a new true-crime story each season. The first season follows Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny and AnnaSophia Robb.