Fall’s biggest new shows have 1 thing in common: An even bigger show airing right before it

10.05.13 4 years ago

Fall’s biggest new shows have 1 thing in common: An even bigger show airing right before it

Does this mean that timeslots are more important than buzz?

“The Americans” will have more subtitled Russian-speaking scenes next season

Turns out fans of the FX series enjoy reading the subtitles. “Hey, maybe next season we should do a whole episode in Russian,” jokes creator Joe Weisberg.

“The Millers” creator: “We’re not the farting show that some have made us out to be”

“I’d like to say it’s not starting to bother me,” says Greg Garcia, “but it’s starting to annoy the hell out of me. There’s a minute of farting – not even farting – fart jokes in the pilot. It’s a minute of a 21-minute pilot… and then it becomes every headline.”

Why “Mad Men” won’t explode in ratings in its final episodes like “Breaking Bad” did
The stakes just aren’t high enough in the “Mad Men” world.

Amber Tamblyn is network TV’s 1st lesbian womanizer

Can “Two and a Half Men” change the perception of lesbians?

Adam Scott: I don’t want to see a “Party Down” movie

“I don”t know if it’s a great idea to make movies from television shows, personally,” he says, adding: “Has there ever been a good one?”

Guillermo del Toro explains his “Simpsons” opening
“I really wanted to land the connections between the (show’s) set pieces and the titles and some of the most iconic horror movies, and intersperse them with some of my stuff in there for pure joy,” he says. PLUS: Here are all the references in the “Treehouse of Horror” opening.

“Breaking Bad” finale had so many different, contradictory reactions

As Matt Zoller Seitz, “It’s amazing that any episode of TV could feel so rock-solid yet be so fluid in its possible meanings. It”s happy. It”s sad. It”s neat. It”s messy. Walt won. Walt lost. Walt won and yet he lost.” PLUS: Debunking the “Dream” theory with Vince Gilligan’s own words, “Felina” was just not emotionally satisfying, and how will we remember Skyler White?

Phil Robertson accuses “Duck Dynasty” editors of faking profanity
There is no cursing under the beeps, he says.

Why was “Beverly Hills Cop” rejected?
Executive producer Shawn Ryan has a theory: “Our show was about a very modern, wisecracking 25-year-old black kid who kind of sticks it to the rich man in Beverly Hills. And ultimately, the people who decided our fate were more like the people getting taken down than they were like the main character … And so I think sincerely, it wasn”t the show for them.”

Louis CK: Some “Louie” Season 4 stories are “gonna piss you off”

The comedian also says “I have a stomach ache about” one particular storyline.

Take a look at HBO’s gay-themed “Looking”

The show’s director of photography has posted a series of pics on Instagram showing the pilot’s progress.

Olivia Pope’s hair evolution

What is the significance of her “Scandal” Season 3 hairstyle? PLUS: What it’s like being a “Scandal” extra.

How the worst new shows could quickly fix themselves
Is there any saving “Dads”?

Why “NCIS” didn’t kill off Ziva

“I thought that Ziva deserved better than that,” says exec producer Gary Glassberg.

Roseanne accuses Ashton Kutcher and Chuck Lorre of joke-stealing
“I wish I’d NEVER hired Chuck Lorre,” she ranted on Twitter.

Larenz Tate will butt heads with “Mindy”

He’ll guest as a politician on “The Mindy Project.”

“Gil Thorp” comic strip hopes to benefit from a “Modern Family” spinoff

“Gil Thorp” has been around since 1958, while Gil Thorpe on “Modern Family” is only a few years old. But the show says the two names are a complete coincidence.

How has “Hell on Wheels” thrived on Saturday night?

The AMC series and its 3rd season having found success in TV’s graveyard.

Retta from “Parks and Rec” to guest on “Sons of Anarchy’s” talk show

“Anarchy Afterward’s” 2nd episode will also feature Theo Rossi and Tommy Flanagan.

Lifetime’s “House of Versace” avoids being a trainwreck

The Gina Gershon film rises/lowers itself to the occasion.

Tom Hanks toasts at his “Bosom Buddy’s” wedding

“Girls” actor Peter Scolari got married this week.

“Witches of East End” is welcome relief from all the other TV witches

The Lifetime drama starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan Tatum has a refreshing comic sensibility.

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