Promos, Promos, Promos! – ABC

It’s that time of year again, where TV networks repeatedly run promos of pilot shows for their fall lineup. Which shows will survive the pitfalls of ratings, and which will remain in Netflix’s future Watch Instantly queue?


A few weeks ago I listed ABC’s pilot shows for the 2012-13 season, where I wrote my opinions on each new show based on the premise and the people associated with the projects—completely biased, of course. With promos out now, I think there’s a better idea of which shows will last and which ones will get the boot early on. Networks depend on these promos to gain a following for the pilot episodes. And if that doesn’t work, then quoting Rolling Stone (“A must see!”—they’ll say) for the second episode probably will. Right?  Oy vey!

Good actresses, so there’s hope

666 Park Avenue – A mid-western couple moves to NYC to manage a property and soon discovers it has supernatural powers

Sundays, 10PM (after Revenge)


The Neighbors (previously “Down to Earth”) – A family moves to New Jersey and discover that their neighbors are aliens

Wednesdays, 8:30PM (after “The Middle” & before “Modern Family”)


Nashville – A country star at her peak is forced to collaborate with a rising young star

Wednesdays, 10PM (after “Suburgatory”)


Last Resort – A submarine crew creates their own nation with nuclear power

Thursdays, 8PM (before “Grey’s Anatomy”)


“How to Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life,” “Malibu Country,” “Family Tools,” “Red Widow,” and “Zero Hour” have been pushed to mid-season.

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