The latest from the Upfronts:
Here is what you won’t see on the fall schedules – i.e. the programs that have been canceled:
ABC: Men in Trees, Miss Guided, October Road, Women’s Murder Club.
CBS: Cane, Welcome to the Captain (Wait a minute. This show was on the air?)
FOX: Back to You, Canterbury’s Law, New Amsterdam, The Return of Jezebel James
CW: Aliens in America
Meanwhile, The CW has renewed The Game and renewed Reaper for next season, but with only a 13 episode order. The network also picked up the 90210 sequel and Stylista, a new reality show from the producers of America’s Next Top Model. Also: How to Pick Up Filthy Rich Girls was also picked up (Editor’s Note: The linked article said Aliens in America was part of CW’s sophomore slate, but ratings fell below the cutoff line, and wasn’t picked up.)
– CBS has picked up six new shows, including four new dramas and two comedies.
– So far, ABC has added two shows: new drama Life on Mars (no, it is NOT a sci-fi show) and a reality show called Opportunity Knocks, from Ashton Kutcher’s production company, and is picking up Scrubs from NBC.
Here is an overall take on this year’s Upfront, and where each network stands. Apparently, the real world issues (the economy, the Writer’s Strike, etc.) have taken their toll, and it’s going to be a scaled-down party this year.