Day: May 11, 2023

Week’s top-10 for May 15: overflowing with finales

1) “Grey’s Anatomy” season-finale, 9 and 10 p.m. Thursday, ABC. One of the longest-running dramas in TV history wraps its 19th season. (Next year, it ties “Gunsmoke,” trailing only a pair of “Law & Order” shows.) The finale revolves around the wedding of Doctor Simone Griffith (shown here with her father) and Dr. Trey Delgado, in her grandmother’s backyard. That forces Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) to meet her ex-boyfriend Nick; it’s Pompeo’s first return since dropping out as a regular. Read more…

CW loads its summer with new (to Americans) shows

Maybe the CW network didn’t get the worry-about-the-strike memo.
Showing no signs of caution, the mini-network has announced a summer line-up that will be filled with new episodes … or ones that are new to American audiences.
That includes lots of scripted shows – American, British, Australian (shown here) and (especially) Canadian – plus some non-fiction.
With the prospect of a long Writers Guild strike, networks might have been expected to cache away prospects. CBS has announced a fall schedule with only two new shows. During the pandemic, CW used Canadian shows to prop up its fall line-up; that year, Fox delayed two summer shows until fall.
But the new summer plan indicates CW is holding nothing back. Read more…