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Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
All American debuts to a disappointing 710,000 viewers
The CW's new Greg Berlanti-produced teen drama series lost half its Riverdale's 1.5 million lead-in viewrship.
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 10:46PM EDT
The CW's All American seems more like a commercial for a show than an actual show itself
Source: The New York Times
On The fish-out-of-water teen CW drama, based on the real-life football player Spencer Paysinger, "there’s no spark here, no big moment and most egregiously, no authenticity," says Margaret Lyons. "There’s a flat phoniness to all the behavior, and a patness to everything." She adds: "Friday Night Lights isn’t really about football; it’s about American manhood. All American isn’t really about football either; in the three episodes made available for review, it’s poking around ideas about race and occasionally class. Spencer endures both overt racist taunts and not-so-micro micro aggressions, and in the third episode he and Jordan face police harassment. Still, the stories feel stale and have been told far better elsewhere. In addition to its fish-out-of-water tale and football saga, All American also includes a family-secrets dimension. There’s nothing wrong with a mystery, per se, but keeping a secret is less interesting than spilling one. Over and over, All American goes for the less interesting story."
- All American deserves credit for reminding viewers of many of their favorite shows, even if it doesn't come close to equaling them
- It's not a revelation, but a step forward in reviving a teen genre that could use some refreshing
- All American works because the writers often push its predictable plot lines further than you'd expect
- All American shows real promise, but it needs to have a focus between its Beverly Hills and Crenshaw settings
- British actor Daniel Ezra "just watched NFL" as part of his research for his All American starring role
- Meet Spencer Paysinger, the Super Bowl-winning former New York Giants linebacker who inspired All American
Posted Tuesday 10/09/18 at 12:15PM EDT
The CW orders more scripts for Charmed, All American and Legacies
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
In what amounts to votes of confidence for three new shows, The CW has ordered five additional scripts for Charmed and All American, and three extra scripts for Legacies.
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 2:50PM EDT
All American creators: Our show is not Friday Night Lights or The O.C.
The drama about a football player from Compton who plays for the Beverly Hills High School football team will incorporate both cities. “What makes this different is it’s a tale of two cities, unlike the O.C. where (Ryan Atwood) left and never went back to Chino. We go back every week," says executive producer April Blair.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Here are the most-watched and least-watched upfront trailers
NBC's Manifest and New Amsterdam trailers have had 6.5 million and just over 5 million views respectively on YouTube. On the flip side, CBS' The Neighborhood, FBI and God Friended Me have had just under 60,000 YouTube views.
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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Ranking the new fall TV trailers, from best to worst
Source: Entertainment Weekly
NBC's I Feel Bad, The CW's All American and ABC's The Rookie had the best trailers of upfront week, according to EW.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
CW unveils new fall trailers for Charmed and All American
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The CW is providing an "extended first look" at the Charmed reboot and the Greg Berlanti high school football drama.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
Greg Berlanti reacts to his 14-show record -- and whether he'd ever reboot Everwood
The uber-producer saw only one of his shows canceled (ABC's Deception) this season, while four were picked up over the past few days (CBS' God Friended Me and The Red Line, CW's All American and DC Universe's Doom Patrol). This allowed him to break a new record for on-air TV series that was previously set by Aaron Spelling and Jerry Bruckheimer. "My secret dream," says Berlanti, "is that other people that work with me get more credit for all the hard work that they do because they work just as hard and so I’m really proud to be a part of all of it, but I don’t feel like an author for that. I feel like I’m just on a really great team. That’s the truth." Once upon a time, Berlanti had only one show on the air, The WB's Everwood, which featured future stars Chris Pratt, Emily VanCamp and Sarah Drew. "Definitely of all of them, Everwood is the one that has a special song in my heart," he says. "I think it’s about schedules and finances and budget and if we can get a budget to a place, I think that there’s a real shot that that could come back. I think we just have to figure out what would be the best way to do it, but there’s no nothing firm in place yet."
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Greg Berlanti sets a new record with 13 on-air shows
Berlanti tied the record this season previously set by Aaron Spelling and Jerry Bruckheimer with 10 series. But the pickups of CBS' God Friended Me and The Red Line, plus The CW's All American, puts him at 13 shows on air.
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Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 6:52PM EDT
CW picks up reboots of Charmed and Roswell, The Originals spinoff Legacies and two other dramas
The CW has picked up the Roswell reboot with the new title Roswell, New Mexico. CW has also ordered In the Dark, All American, and Legacies. Greg Berlanti's culture-clash drama All American revolves around a high school football player from South Central Los Angeles who is recruited to play football at a Beverly Hills high school. Mystery series In the Dark follows a blind woman who helps solve cases with the help of her service dog. Legacies, a spinoff of The Originals, is set at a school for witches, vampires, and werewolves.