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The Freshman TV Class of 2010-2011, Part 4: The Other Dramas

Rather than organize these by network, which would be a bit obvious and boring, how about instead I list them from least interesting (to me) to most interesting?

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The Freshman TV Class of 2010-2011, Part 3: Procedurals

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The Freshman TV Class of 2010-2011, Part 2: Reality Television

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The Freshman TV Class of 2010-2011, Part 1: The Sitcoms

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TV Shows Being Canceled in the Forest … But Who Hears Them?

As the dust from the Upfronts settles, and looking at what got canceled this year, I’m inclined first to divide the shows into four categories – those that I liked, those that I don’t particularly care one way or the other about, those that I’m actively glad to see go, and those that I simply didn’t know existed or never watched so I can’t pass judgment. Here’s the lists, then some comments:

Those I Liked
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“The Year the Media Died”

A neat video that anyone interested in advertising and television should enjoy:

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Upfronts 2009—Why Should We Care?

[Note from Jonathan: given my recent posts on the Upfronts, I thought I should go to an expert on the topic, Amanda Lotz, Associate Prof. of Communication Studies at University of Michigan, to ask for some analysis. Amanda has attended the Upfronts in the past, and her research on the topic can be found here and here. Welcome, Amanda]


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The CW Upfronts

Finishing our tour through this Fall’s TV schedule, let’s look at the CW. ... read more »

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CBS Upfronts

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CBS’s turn to unveil their schedule came yesterday. But first, fellow Extratextual Ivan Askwith just posted some neat thoughts about serial television, and I’d hate for them to be swallowed amidst my upfront posts, so please scroll down to read those too. ... read more »

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Upfront Aside: The Emergence of Limited-Run Serial Drama

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With all of the standard noise and fanfare this week around the network upfront announcements, I almost didn’t notice this passing comment from Steve McPherson, President of the ABC Entertainment Group, about the forthcoming “re-imagination” of V: ... read more »