ABC could sure use some good news when it comes to scripted content at 10pm. ‘Brothers & Sisters’ was at lows on Sunday, ‘Castle’s’ numbers were pretty modest on Monday night, and last night’s series low for ‘Detroit 1-8-7’ was downright anemic. Detroit 1-8-7 is sure to join the scrapheap of ABC 10pm scripted casualties from recent seasons and Bill ponders whether it might get yanked from the schedule before it airs all its episodes.
Will Shonda Rhimes’ new series ‘Off the Map’ break the streak for ABC? Her ‘Private Practice’ has been ABC’s best 10pm scripted performer for the last two years (no doubt helped by having Shonda’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ as its lead in).