Day: May 14, 2021

Best-bets for May 16: Great “Zoey” leads finale flurry

1) “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” finale, 9 p.m., NBC. If this show isn’t renewed, then … well, it will have had a great series-finale. And if it does return? For the second straight year, it’s given us an amazing season-finale. Zoey (shown here in a previous episode) – who hears people’s thoughts via pop songs – is with Simon now, but has strong feelings for the departing Max. That leads to some vibrant song-and-dance moments at the nightclub … and then to the surprising (and rather superb) finish, Read more…

CW goes seven-nights-a-week this fall

The CW, TV’s mini-network, will match the big guys in one area:
Beginning in October, it will add Saturdays, giving it primetime shows, seven nights a week.
At two hours a night, that’s 14 primetime hours a week. Fox has 15; ABC, CBS and NBC each have 22.
That will start Oct. 2, with the first half of the “iHeartRadio Music Festival” (shown here with Justin Timberlake in a previous year), an annual event that concludes the next night. After that, nothing has been set; next week, the networks start to unveil their fall line-ups. Read more…