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October 24th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

A Brief History of (TV) Failure

This week, virtually every media reporter published something on what the lack of cancellations so far this season means.


May 11th, 2014 at 7:46 am

Bubble Watch Wrap: Schedule Spackle, The CW, Retention & The Terrible Twos -- A Look Back

Another season’s flurry of renewals, pickups, and cancellations - what have we learned?


May 4th, 2014 at 2:19 am

Bubble Watch: Final Predictions For 'Beauty & The Beast,' 'Trophy Wife,' 'The Mentalist,' 'Hannibal' & More

there are a surprisingly large number of shows this year whose fates are legitimately uncertain heading into this week.

NCIS May 1

April 27th, 2014 at 9:37 am

Bubble Watch: Spring Ratings Drops For 'New Girl,' 'Supernatural,' 'The Tomorrow People,' 'Bones,' 'Castle,' 'NCIS' & More

Is what shows are doing now plus one or two tenths their ratings ceiling for next season?

Almost Human

April 20th, 2014 at 7:52 am

Bubble Watch: Almost Human, Trophy Wife, The Mentalist and The Tomorrow People Still Likely Canceled

Knowing what we don't know like: "How much would Almost Human have fallen in Spring?"

Parenthood November 14

April 13th, 2014 at 9:27 am

Bubble Watch: A Look At CBS's & Fox's Pilot Seasons + Is Fox, Like NBC, Just Trying To Divert Attention From Bad Ratings?

Can we derive any clues on their scheduling from the number and types of pilots they’re shooting for next season?

Community -- Season 5

April 6th, 2014 at 8:52 am

Bubble Watch: 'Friends with Better Lives,' 'Parenthood On The Bubble; 'Community,' 'Hannibal' Likely Renewed + Pilots At CW & NBC

Can we derive any clues on the networks' scheduling plans from the number and types of pilots they’re shooting for next season?


March 30th, 2014 at 7:45 am

Bubble Watch: 'Surviving Jack,' 'Crisis' and 'Believe Likely Canceled; 'Nashville' Upgraded; 'Hannibal' On The Bubble + ABC's Pilots

can we glean any insights on the networks’ goals from the number of pilots it has casted?

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