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Fall TV 2012: A Look At ABC
“Every year, the five major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX and NBC) order pilots to be considered for the fall season. A pilot, as you may know, is the first episode of a TV series and the final step in a long development process from idea to screen. From the 87 drama and comedy pilots ordered this year, a new crop of television shows will be selected — and this year at ABC, where the schedule tends to typically skew towards soaps or family programming, it looks as though they want to expand into the kind of show that might be at home on a more action-oriented network like Fox.”
Garrett knows his ABC’s. A fantastic read.
From ‘Lost’ to ‘Friends,’ The Strange Art of Picking a TV Title | THR
Would Friends have been the same hit had NBC executives approved its original title, Six of One? Would Lost have lasted six seasons with its earlier name, Nowhere? And would Grey’s Anatomy be able to charm nearly 12 million weekly viewers had it remained Surgeons?
“You’ve got to have something that makes people say,’I want to check that out,’ ” says MTV programming chief David Janollari, who recalls wrestling with several names before landing on Friends when he was running comedy development at Warner Bros. Television. “It has to be catchy, and it has to frame for the audience the context of the show.”
Awake — REM
Up All Night — Alpha Mom
Happy Days — New Family in Town
Seinfeld — The Seinfeld Chronicles
Chicago Hope — Chicago Sinai
Living Single — My Girls
Buffy the Vampire Slayer — Slayer
Everybody Loves Raymond — That Raymond Guy; What’s With Raymond?
American Idol — Pop Idol
The Good Wife — The Whole Truth; In the Spotlight; Leave the Bastard
That ’70s Show — Teenage Wasteland; The Kids Are Alright; Feelin’ All Right
This? Is all I think about.