Grandfathered Blog #2

Grandfathered – Blog #2

As Grandfathered prepares for its premiere on Tuesday September 29th, Fox must consider this show’s competition for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, Grandfathered will be directly competing against the CW show, The Flash. The Flash is known for being one of the first Superhero TV show hits in recent years. This along with Jane the Virgin helped boost ratings on CW Network last year. This show and network are targets younger viewers in their teenage years, so Grandfathered might lose some younger viewership to this program.

Also, Grandfathered will be competing against NCIS, which has long-standing viewers that tend to be older. NCIS, draws in a solid following, but their viewers could be becoming bored with their average content and might look to some new programming like Grandfathered. Completely different genres, but hopefully Grandfathered can steal some of this viewership.

ABC will also be premiering a new show at this time, The Muppets. The Muppets, always a fan favorite might cause some shifting in this Tuesday night lineup and it will be interesting to see what age demographic ABC will be targeting.

Scream Queens – Post #2

Scream Queens is set as FOX’s anchor on its all-new Tuesday programming schedule, following Grandfathered featuring John Stamos and Rob Lowe in The Grinder. This is a bold move for the network, but they continue to exude confidence with these adjustments. Tuesday night’s schedule overall is highly focused on female content, leaving Ryan Murphy with the slight hesitation as to whether men will tune in, or not. It’s not a concern for Scream Queens creators, but it is a curiosity to see if men will become a fan of the show’s combination of horror-like elements, comedy and drama.

Pertaining to the show’s pre-production, it was interesting to read in Variety that Jamie Lee Curtis initially turned down her role, despite Murphy writing it specifically for her. Curtis’ primary reasoning was that she had bigger responsibilities back at home. Not taking no for an answer, Murphy created a shooting schedule for Curtis, grouping workdays into four-or-five day periods at a time and limiting her travel. There was no way she could pass this opportunity, and Curtis now considers it the role of a lifetime.

The show airs next week, so let’s see how the ratings pull through in next weeks blog!

Grandfathered – Post #1

Grandfathered – Blog Post #1

John Stamos’ Uncle Jesse from Full House is one of the most beloved television characters from any sitcom. Grandfathered, premiering on September 29th on Fox, follows John Stamos’ ‘new’ character as he plays a lifelong bachelor who discovers that he not only has a son, but now a granddaughter. This show takes John Stamos’ strengths from Full House and incorporates it into this new show’s storylines. Fox appears hopeful that surrounding Stamos with components that made Full House successful could make this show a success, too.

This show has been gaining a lot of traction due to the wide appeal of the content. Although, not as family friendly as Full House, it is hoping to tap into similar demographics. From a business standpoint, this show has the potential to do extremely well in the 18-49 demographic because the older portion of this age group remembers Stamos in his iconic role. Also, the younger demographics are drawn into the show because of stars like Josh Peck and Christina Milian. Overall, it appears that the show will reach a wide array of viewers, which is a positive sign for advertisers.