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 the CW’s pilot shows for the 2012-13 season. Even though a Hunger Games-esque show got the boot, somehow the network made room for a “Beauty and the Beast” remake, another Superhero show, and a prelude to “Sex and the City.” The promos for these primetime shows are airing continuously, especially since the CW is towards the bottom of the ratings board between the major networks. It won’t be long before the second episode promos will bombard the network’s airtime. Can you blame them, though? All the other networks will be doing it. Oy vey!
Emily Owens, M.D. (previously “First Cut”) – A med student notes the similarities in social atmospheres between her internship at a hospital and high school
Tuesdays, 9PM (after “Heart of Dixie”)
Arrow – A modernization of DC Comic’s “Green Arrow”
Wednesdays, 8PM (before “Supernatural”)
Beauty and the Beast – Based on the hit 1980s CBS show, a girl ends up falling in love with a beast
Thursdays, 9PM (after “The Vampire Diaries”)
“Carrie Diaries” and “Cult” have been pushed back for mid-season.
I’m pleasantly surprised by the “Emily Owens, M.D.” promo. I don’t think it will last very long, but I wasn’t cringing watching the teaser–well, except for that annoying voice over. But other than that, it’s much different than what I expected. I wouldn’t be amazed if “Arrow” stays for the long haul since females make up the biggest audience percentage. And, well, the Green Arrow is a hunk. Hello, Mr. Arnell. Welcome to pubescent girls’ dreams.