So, I admit it; I watched Once Upon A Time last night, and really enjoyed it. It’s not for everyone – Anyone who has a problem with the idea of turning fairy tales into what is essentially supernatural soap opera, this really isn’t the show for you – but there was something in particular about the show that made me think that it could be the Next Big Thing to influence genre TV to come… and that, weirdly enough, it may be the first piece of post-Lost genre drama on mainstream television.
Upfronts week – that time of year when network executives tell advertisers and the world at large what shows they’ll be airing come the new fall season, and we all start wondering which ones will fail first – is coming to an end. And while, for most people, that means they can start thinking about the future, I’d rather think about the past… and the shows that didn’t make it to a new season.
Chuck Bartowski & Co. will return one last time, as NBC announced today it has renewed the action-comedy for a fifth season. However, the future isn’t as bright for fledgling dramas The Event and Law & Order: Los Angeles.
NBC has reduced its episode order from 13 to 10 for The Cape, its struggling superhero drama about a police offer who turns masked vigilante after he’s framed for murder. The last episode will air on Feb. 28, with The Event taking its place the following week.
NBC today unveiled a midseason schedule that dramatically changes its lineup, largely in an effort to strengthen its 10 o’clock hour. The network also renewed30 Rock, which will move to 10 p.m., and put The Event on hold as it premieres the supehero drama The Cape.
The actress and executive producer spoke with Spinoff Online about the decisions Sophia has made thus far, the ones she has yet to make and the secretive nature that drive both the character and The Event as a series.
Spinoff Online concludes its week-long build-up to the premiere of NBC’s The Event with interviews with cast members Laura Innes, Ian Anthony Dale and Scott Patterson. The sci-fi/conspiracy thriller debuts Monday at 9/8c.