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Continued: The class, and crass, of the fall TV season

  • Article by: NEAL JUSTIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 26, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Grade: B-minus

The network can be proud as a peacock over the success of “The Blacklist,” which is benefiting from following “The Voice” as well as people watching later on their DVRs. It’s the first broadcast series to snag 6 million viewers through playback in the first week after the initial airing.

“Chicago Fire” is also holding its own, which is promising news for the anticipated spinoff “Chicago PD,” set to debut in mid-season. “Welcome to the Family” and “Ironside” are history. Disappointing efforts “The Michael J. Fox Show” and “Sean Saves the World” are hanging in there in hopes that audiences will remember that Fox and Sean Hayes are beloved figures.

Comments: Big stars, even ones as easy on the eyes as Blair Underwood, don’t guarantee success. The network’s attempt to turn its once-lauded Thursday lineup over to mostly down-the-middle sitcoms isn’t working. Stay classy, NBC!

 

neal.justin@startribune.com • Twitter: @NealJustin • 612-673-7431

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