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Annual Series that reads, rates and dissects each network’s pilot pick ups before they go into production.

The Runway – Your 2017 Pilot Survival Guide: FOX Dramas

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The Runway – Your 2017 Pilot Survival Guide: FOX Comedies

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The Runway – Your 2017 Pilot Survival Guide: NBC Comedies

nbc cropA few years ago, NBC comedy was in a bad place. Though critically adored and beloved by many, flagship shows Parks & Rec and 30 Rock simply weren’t ratings juggernauts, so NBC had a choice to make: go broader with comedy development or continue to focus on smaller, quality projects. As with most things in television, the pursuit of money won out.

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The Runway – Your 2017 Pilot Survival Guide: CW Dramas

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With last year’s pilots Frequency and No Tomorrow both unlikely to see renewals, The CW is looking for a big hit that isn’t attached to the DC universe and can add to the critical clout they’ve gained with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin. See what’s next for the CW in our preview of their 2017 drama pilots.

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The Runway: Tracking the 2017 Pilots, Trends, & Networks

the runway excerptThe Tracking Board presents the 4th annual edition of The Runway! The premise is simple: we read, review and prognosticate on the future of every single network show picked up to pilot. So fasten your seatbelts, because pilot season is about to take off.

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The Runway – The CW Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Thursday, The CW delivered the last of the network upfront presentations, celebrating the arrival of Supergirl as well as a few new series to the fall schedule.

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The Runway – CBS Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Wednesday, it was The Eye’s turn to present their upcoming schedule to Madison Avenue and present the latest trailers for the new series.

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The Runway – ABC Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Tuesday, ABC revealed a few sneak peaks of some of the shows that will hit the Alphabet in the fall.

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The Runway – FOX Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Monday, Fox followed up NBC with its upfront presentation, unveiling nearly a dozen new shows that will be joining the network’s schedule.

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The Runway – NBC Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Monday, NBC held its upfront presentation, so how is The Peacock’s fall schedule shaping up?

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The Runway: Recapping The 2016 Network Drama Pilots

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Drama trends have been pretty consistent across the development and pilot seasons: remakes, soaps, and vertical integration. Underlying these, is the most consistent trend of them all: safety. Let’s get into our recap of the 2016 network drama pilots.

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The Runway: Recapping The 2016 Network Comedy Pilots

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The end of pilot season is always a little bittersweet. On the one hand, we’ll get to see the visions of the writers come to life, with a select few making it to series. On the other hand, we have to wait another nine months for a new crop of pilot scripts to be released to the world. It’s time to recap this year’s 2016 network pilot season.

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The Runway – Your 2016 Pilot Survival Guide: FOX Dramas

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Fox has boosted development to cover American Idol’s exit and fill nearly 40 hours or programming. So this year’s order of 11 pilots is up from last year’s 6. That said, Fox isn’t really looking to take risks. Let’s take a look at what’s in the works in our preview of Fox’s Drama Pilots.

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The Runway – Your 2016 Pilot Survival Guide: FOX Comedies

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After approximately 148 years on air, the fat lady has finally sung for American Idol, leaving a giant gaping 2-hour hole in Fox’s weekly schedule. This could be a boon for comedy showrunners, drama showrunners, or both. Let’s find out what’s in the pipeline with our preview of Fox’s 2016 Comedy Pilots.

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The Runway – Your 2016 Pilot Survival Guide: CW Dramas

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Arrow and The Flash are the CW’s biggest ratings successes, with the latter being the most-watched show in the CW’s history. Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend have won the network some well-deserved critical attention. See what’s next for the CW in our preview of their 2016 Drama pilots.

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The Runway – Your 2016 Pilot Survival Guide: CW Comedies

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The CW is simply not a network that hosts “comedies” in the traditional, half-hour sense, which is why we’re not providing a breakdown of their 2016 pilots in the same way we’ve been doing for the rest of the networks. That said, a lack of sitcoms doesn’t mean that The CW is without comedy.

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The Runway – Your 2016 Pilot Survival Guide: NBC Dramas

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Apart from NBC’s discernible desire for a primetime soap, it’s difficult to figure out what the network is looking for. Is there a method to The Peacock’s madness? Let’s find out in our complete preview of the 2016 NBC Drama pilots.

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The Runway – Your 2016 Pilot Survival Guide: NBC Comedies

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NBC Comedy in the early 2010’s was like The Titanic. Plenty of people were yelling “Iceberg right ahead!” It takes time to turn a boat around, as it took some time for NBC to finally admit that they should be going mainly after broad comedies. Let’s see where the Peacock stands in our preview of NBC Comedy pilots.

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THE RUNWAY – YOUR 2016 PILOT SURVIVAL GUIDE: CBS DRAMAS

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CBS feels like it’s still in transition. Considering the overall grim landscape of year-on-year ratings decline, Les Moonves seems relatively happy with his picks last season, leaving room for maybe 3 more fall dramas this time around.Get the complete breakdown in our CBS Drama pilots preview.

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THE RUNWAY – YOUR 2016 PILOT SURVIVAL GUIDE: CBS COMEDIES

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CBS took the unusual step last week of renewing 11 returning series, without addressing the fate of any freshman series. What does that tell us? It might indicate they’re waiting to get a feel for this year’s crop of pilots. Get the complete breakdown in our CBS Comedy pilots preview.

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THE RUNWAY – YOUR 2016 PILOT SURVIVAL GUIDE: ABC DRAMAS

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ABC has eleven dramas in contention, with another one already picked up to series. That’s a lot. Get the complete breakdown in our ABC Drama pilots preview.

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THE RUNWAY – YOUR 2016 PILOT SURVIVAL GUIDE: ABC COMEDIES

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With Paul Lee out at ABC, you’d expect their comedy lineup to be in shambles. That’s actually not the case though. See why in our ABC Comedy pilot season preview.

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THE RUNWAY: TRACKING THE 2016 PILOTS, TRENDS & NETWORKS

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The Tracking Board presents the 3rd annual edition of The Runway! The premise is simple: we read, review and prognosticate on the future of every single network show picked up to pilot. So fasten your seatbelts, because pilot season is about to take off.

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why!

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In the final edition of this year’s Runway, we examine what predictions were correct, what didn’t get picked up, and why!

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: NBC Dramas

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The Runway dissects and examines each network’s string of pilot scripts to determine what will get picked up, what will be shelved, and why it matters. This week we break down all of the 2015 NBC Drama Pilots!

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: Fox Dramas

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The Runway dissects and examines each network’s string of pilot scripts to determine what will get picked up, what will be shelved, and why it matters. This week we break down all of the 2015 CBS Drama Pilots!

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: CBS Dramas

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The Runway dissects and examines each network’s string of pilot scripts to determine what will get picked up, what will be shelved, and why it matters. This week we break down all of the 2015 CBS Drama Pilots!

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: ABC Dramas


The Runway dissects and examines each network’s string of pilot scripts to determine what will get picked up, what will be shelved, and why it matters. This week we break down all of the 2015 ABC Drama Pilots! See what we thought about the top ABC Drama pilot scripts and more!

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: NBC Comedies

We break down all of the 2015 NBC Comedy Pilots! See what we thought about the top NBC comedy pilot scripts and more!

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: FOX Comedies

We break down all of the 2015 FOX Comedy Pilots! See what we thought about the top FOX comedy pilot scripts and more!

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