Falling Water
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Falling Water cancelled; The Durrells, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel renewed; Get Shorty acquired; + more

Internet TV

Australian TV

  • SBS green lights: female boxing mini-series The Ropes, with Nicole Chamoun, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jack Thompson et al

UK TV

US TV

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Sofia Pernas to star in CBS’s Blood & Treasure
  • Brad Morris, Leah Harvey, Jessica Hecht et al join Hulu’s Search and Destroy
Charmed
US TV

The CW’s upfronts 2018-9 – a rundown and clips from the new shows – Charmed and All American

All through ‘upfronts’ week, TMINE will be revealing the new shows that are going to be hitting US TV screens from September 2018

Rounding off the last of the major networks in this year’s Upfronts week is The CW. Surprising it may be to UK viewers, but until now The CW hasn’t had a seven-day a week schedule, handing over duties at the weekend to other broadcasters, and even sub-contracting on occasion – which led to the likes of Valentine.

Now, though, it;s planning to extend to a full week of programming, so unsurprisingly, they’ve not cancelled even their clunkiest of clunkers and are instead giving them at least another year, while simultaneously commissioning a batch of new shows to make up the days. These include Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies, blind detective show In the Dark and Roswell remake Roswell, New Mexico, but The CW hasn’t gone any actual footage of them to show us, so instead, we’re going to focus on the two for which there are trailers.

Full synopses, complete with TMINE’s hottest of hot takes, after the jump.

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City on a Hill
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin and iZombie cancelled; Diego Maradona: the series; + more

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US TV

New US TV shows

  • Showtime green lights: series of ‘Boston miracle’ police operation City on a Hill, starring Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker et al

New US TV show casting

Magnum PI
US TV

CBS’s upfronts 2018-9 – a rundown and clips from the new shows – Murphy Brown, Magnum, God Friended Me, The Neighborhood and FBI

All through ‘upfronts’ week, TMINE will be revealing the new shows that are going to be hitting US TV screens from September 2018

Not quite the last of the networks, since The CW is even as I type revealing what it’s got lined up for its Fall season (ooh! Sundays!). However, CBS traditionally got last place because it was the king of the ratings. However, as NBC stole that title from it, perhaps because CBS was so wedded to shows targeting an older demographic who are, erm, dying off, it’s now feeling less “who cares whatever anyone else does – we’ve saved the best for last!”, more “please like us, we’ve got stuff, too.”

CBS is at least king of the procedurals and the multi-camera comedy still, so naturally that’s mostly what it’s going to throw in our faces. But having learned with Macgyver, Hawaii Five-O, Roseanne and Will & Grace that if you can’t hit the 60-80 year olds hard any more, you can still hit the middle-aged’s nostalgia button, CBS has unveiled a swamp of remakes for our delights. But what CBS has also discovered this year is that shows about white blokes are running out of steam, so it’s decided to add a little bit of diversity to the mix.

After the jump, then a whole bunch of trailers for procedurals, studio comedies, nostalgia and minoriteams with Murphy BrownMagnum, Happy Together, God Friended Me, The Neighborhood and FBI. All with TMINE’s trademark hottest of hot takes.

Be warned, though – at least two of them have already been recast so don’t expect the final product necessarily to look the same as the trailers…

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Peter and Sylar
US TV

The Flash gives us the season one finale of Heroes we always wanted

Cast your mind back about a decade. Remember Heroes? Remember the first season, where two of the ‘heroes’ went around collecting other people’s powers? How we longed for the final showdown to see them face off against each other and use all their abilities to the max.

Then we got this.

Oh dear. It’s more or less what killed the show. People stopped caring after that. If you promise spectacle, you’d better deliver.

Whatever the reasons for the letdown, whether it be a simple lack of creative ambition, a failure to understand superheroics or the rumoured last-minute salary hike demanded by certain cast members that led to a massive budget cut, Heroes didn’t deliver.

Meanwhile, The Flash has just delivered. Apparently. I gave up on it at the start of this (fourth) season and nothing I’ve heard about it since then has made me think I’ve made the wrong decision. Except for this – a somewhat unexpected fight scene that not only tops the ‘single shot’ Daredevil hallway scene, albeit less acrobatically…

…but finally gives us a hint of what that Heroes season one finale could have been like, even if it is all a bit one-sided. Spoilers ahoy, obviously.

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