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 Brown, Magnum, 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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