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Its time to SCREAM with MTV, they announced their new shows as the 2013 MTV Upfronts

MTV use to be known for its dedication to everything pop culture and a slew of reality shows including fan favorites: MADE, and True Story. The iconic cable channel seems to be struggling to find it identity when the market is over populated with pop culture websites, webisodes and television shows. Nevertheless MTV expanded into MTV2 and has undergone multiple attempts at scripted television which landed them the monster hit Teen Wolf. There will be at least 5 new original series on the iconic network before 2014. In a rare move MTV has already green lighted a pilot for a tv show based off the Scream Movie franchise, without a script or a concept for the show. Officials inside MTV have stated that Scream will hopefully air by summer 2014. I guess we shall see.


In Development

Scream (pilot) MTV and Dimension Film’s one-hour pilot will reinvent the successful horror comedy franchise that spawned three sequels and unleashed “Ghostface” to a legion of unsuspecting fans. MTV and Dimension …

USA IS AMERICA'S CABLE NETWORK... USA 2013 UPFRONTS

USA is home to some of cable’s most watched drama’s including; Suits, Burn Notice, White Collar, and many other. This year it launched a new drama series Graceland which I found to be interesting and a great addition to the stellar USA line up. The one thing that has been missing from USA’s slew of original series and marathons of NCIS and Law and Order SVU is a comedy show. To be honest I do not think there is a 30 minute show that runs on USA, this year that fact is going to change. Not only will there be 2 brand new original comedies finding a place on this drama heavy channel but the juggernaut MODERN FAMILY will officially start its syndication run on the network starting in Tuesday, September 24 at 8/7c.


NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES


SIRENS
follows three of Chicago’s best EMTs whose sometimes silly, self-righteous and even self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however, uniquely qualified for s…

All Types of Families are Featured on ABC Family

*Updated 7/15/13* In 2013 ABC family did not host an upfront event, most likely because the fate of more than one show is still unknown. ABC Family is one of those rare television stations where I am going to try everything that premieres on that channel at least once. I may not love everything but, I must say I am addicted to more than a handful of their hit television programs. Summer programming is where Abc Family shines and I must say that this year is no different; there are new hits and returning favorites for everyone to enjoy. Although there is still no word on what lies ahead for previous summer hits such as Bunheads, and the lying game, that is no reason not to tune in this summer and get wrapped up in; the mystery, friendships, and family that remains a key component of ABC Family original series.
Updated 7/15/13 - Sad News Lying Game and Bunheads Fans
According to several of the leading co-stars. The show has not been picked up for a third season. Although Season two ended …

AMC The Home Of Great DRAMA.....2013 AMC UPFRONTS

Throughout the past six years, AMC has made a commitment to its viewers to provide the television on best in basic cable, and the 4 Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama is a testament to that commitment. AMC’s lineup includes some of the most talked about dramas on television today including; The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Hell on Wheels, etc. AMC has proven that it can create and maintain high quality dramas that people want to watch. At their 2013 Upfronts AMC announced various reality and drama series in development. AMC is truly television for everyone, and their series will keep the viewer enamored from start to finish.


SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT


BALLISTIC CITY
A futuristic drama, “Ballistic City” is the story of a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational space ship destined for an unknown world.

KING
In the early 1960s, Floridian King Carmichael sells his soul to a corrupt, racist political machine to win a seat in the Senate. Having run as a segre…

Travel Channel Journeys Into New Shows at the 2013 Travel Channel Upfronts

NEW SERIES

ADAM RICHMAN'S FANDEMONIUM“ (formerly “Tailgate Takeover”) - Premiers on Sunday, July 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
In “Adam Richman’s Fandemonium,” Adam Richman is on a mission to find the wildest fan events in America and meet the fanatics of anything worshipped, watched or celebrated. On his quest to discover the ultimate fans, Richman samples the tastiest foods, discovers the finest tailgate innovations and uncovers the storied history and insider secrets to what being a diehard fan is all about. Richman immerses himself into events that have a legendary base of obsessed, passionate fans – from the Daytona 500 to the Kentucky Derby.

GET LOST - Premieres 2013
In “Get Lost,” former U.S. Army Special Forces survival expert, Mykel Hawke, and his journalist wife, Ruth England, face their biggest adventure yet. In this new original series, the married couple put their skills and relationship to the ultimate test as they are dropped blindly into the wilderness, with limited sup…

IFC Strives For A Bright Future At the 2013 IFC Upfronts

The male oriented Always On, Slightly Skewed Network has big plans to expand its original series content. With more than eleven new scripted comedies in development, IFC is determined to become a force to be reckoned with. Next Year will mark the near 20 year anniversary of the channel and it seems they want to bring it in with a BANG! IFC is one of the few channels that does not censor its content, and airs R-rated and TV-MA rated series uncensored. Not only is IFC the channel, a force to be reckoned with, so is its website. IFC features information about not only the content on the channel, but also blogs, and news about films and politics

IFC Ordered Three Brand New Pilots:

TIMMS INDUSTRIAL PIPING
A scripted comedy set in the fictional town of Timms Valley, Wisconsin, where the lives and livelihoods of its citizens are intertwined with the fate of the town's biggest employer, Timms Industrial Piping. When the company's founder and CEO goes missing in a plane crash, the l…

WeTV Will Remain The Womens Channel According To The 2013 WeTV Upfonts

An Era is coming to an end on a staple network for women’s entertainment. Yes, I am talking about WeTv, and the brides America has loved making parody’s of for the last 9 seasons will cease to show on television. WeTv is unveiling a slew of new original unscripted shows for their summer line up. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, WeTv will launch seven new original series and celebrate the return of two popular shows. Two more original series will launch in the Fall of 2013. By adding more original content, WeTv is putting up serious competition, to other big contenders such as Lifetime, Bravo, and TLC. The new shows are sure to become your new guilty pleasure before the end of summer.


New Original Series...

MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: BRIDEZILLAS - PREMIERED FRIDAY, MAY 31 @ 9PM 
Five outrageous Bridezillas and their husbands live together in the same house and undergo an extreme marriage boot camp in an effort to work out their marriage demons and answer the burning question - Is their marr…

There Is A Little Bit of Everything at the Spike TV 2013 Upfronts

Spike TV has changed from Men's TV to something that is beginning to resemble regular network television, has announced its 2013 development slate that features not only unscripted projects, but scripted projects. All of the shows coming to Spike TV, and in development aim to reach that 18-49 demographic. 2013 will mark Spike TV’s first return to scripted television, in over six years. They have decided to make this return with special event series, there are more than five event series planned including behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 terrorist attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, whose aftermath still echoes in Washington. Spike TV is coming into scripted television with a different approach, which may help it gain an edge against its competitors. 

Reality Series in Development


TO CATCH A CONTRACTOR
Adam Carolla is not just a renowned television, radio, and internet personality with one of the most-downloaded podcasts in the world, he is also a pas…

SCIENCE CHANNEL Discovers New Series and Specials at the Science Channel Upfronts 2013

The science channel is one of the four original channels rolled out by Discovery Communications in 1996. With every year, the channel has changed and adopted with the times. In April 2013 the science channel announced brand new series and specials to debut within the next year, at their 2013 Upfronts. 2013 and 2014 will be great years for the Science Channel; it will feature live science events, scripted dramas, and the return of some fan favorite original series. The Science Channels first scripted program ever… will be 73 Seconds: The Challenger Investigation. This fast growing cable channel will continue to draw in new viewers. Featuring everything from Aliens to Spaceships and Adventures to Monkeys, this channel will continue to offer something for everyone.


Brand New Series, Specials, and Movies


73 SECONDS: THE CHALLENGER STORY (Premieres November 2013)
The BBC and Science Channel co-produce a new factual drama, 73 SECONDS: THE CHALLENGER STORY, starring award-winning actor Willi…