With the Upfronts now having taken place in the US we are getting a look at what we can expect from September onwards.
But it would have to be better than last year’s batch – wouldn’t it?
The 2010-11 shows from the US were a motley bunch most of which have failed to connect with Australian audiences.
The most successful new US show was probably Hawaii Five-0, which attracted positive reviews and got off to a good start. And that was a remake.
But consider some of the remaining shows: Harry’s Law, Blue Bloods, Detroit 1-8-7, No Ordinary Family, $#*! My Dad Says, Mike and Molly …….. while they aren’t all turkeys they haven’t attracted much buzz in Australia.
Programmers talked up their output titles like they were the next big thing.
The chances of another Lost / Desperate Housewives year is remote, everything is cyclical.
But if we can have one or two new hits that would be a start.