All the broadcast networks have released their fall schedules and completed their upfront presentations. With network television ratings continuing to dwindle, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox and The CW are doing their best to hang on to their audiences before they’re rendered completely irrelevant by HBO, Netflix, and Hulu. How’d they do? Well, there were some winners, and there were so losers.
Here’s how it looks after the dust has settled:
The best network on broadcast television at the moment had the freedom given the success of their current season to plug in their holes with a lot of new series, but chose — for the most part — to try and continue to develop their great but underperforming series, like Fresh Off the Boat, Galavant, and American Crime. In a rare move, ABC decided to let an audience find their best shows instead of scrapping them and starting all over from scratch.
Loser: John Cho and Karen Gillan
Unfortunately, it’s best freshman series of last fall, Selfie, was given an early hook and not allowed to find its audience.