Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Serials Worth A Taste?

Though the serial is nearly dead among new TV shows, that doesn't stop the networks from burning off the few they have remaining in their vaults.

Viewers who missed the pilot for "Traveler" a few weeks ago can catch it again when it reruns tonight (ABC, 9 p.m.), followed by a new episode at 10 p.m.

In addition, the pilot for a mystery series aimed at "The O.C." crowd debuts tonight with "Hidden Palms," (CW, 8 p.m.). The show is produced by "Dawson's Creek" exec Kevin Williamson, who knows something about appealing to the teen market.

IS YOUR FIFTH GRADER SMART?: If so, you may want to take him or her to Atlanta on Tuesday. The Fox smash hit game show "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" is holding open casting calls around the country, including at America's Mart at 240 Peachtree Street, beginning at 8 a.m.

WEDNESDAY'S BEST BETS: Most of the new stuff is so-called reality based. ABC offers "Who Is The Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?" at 8 p.m., while Fox offers a two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance."

"One Tree Hill" (CW, 9 p.m.) is also new. The CW is going to let this show advance four years into the future next season in order to save the series, but the network wouldn't do the same thing with "Veronica Mars."

4 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

Phillip Ramati said...

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zodin2008 said...

Proof that most people don't have taste if "Veronica" is not allowed to advance in time & stay on air, but garbage like "One Tree Hill" does stick around. Yuck.

I will probably watch the 2nd episode of "Traveler" later this week since I am focused on beloved San Antonio Spurs (9 PM EST, ESPN) as they try and close out the Jazz in Game 5 of the Western Conf. Finals, but I was underwhelmed a few weeks back by the pilot of "Traveler".

I am mainly open to stick with it because there is simply less shows on air overall worth watching this Summer then there was this past TV season.

Phillip Ramati said...

I'm not investing my time in Traveler. ABC is pretty much not going to pick it up, so it will be one of those serials we never find out what happens, a' la "The Nine."