The Skinny: As usual, I come to New York and the forecast is for lots of rain. But Sunday was gorgeous and I had a great eight-mile run, and I'm hoping to catch a Yankees game as well. First priority, though, is covering the TV fall-schedule presentations. Today's roundup includes analysis of NBC's schedule, which was unveiled Sunday. Other stories include the box-office recap and a look at Fox's new approach to making TV shows. Also, a deep dive into Michael Egan, whose sex-abuse lawsuits have all of Hollywood buzzing.
Daily Dose: Fox will unveil new sitcoms and dramas it hopes will boost its ratings, which took a big tumble this season. One reason for the slide was the continuing decline of
"Spider-Man" gets squashed. "
Betting on black. NBC released its new fall schedule Sunday and showed it isn't afraid to take chances. The network is moving
Selling season. The broadcast networks will ply advertisers with shrimp and booze while attempting to wow them with their fall schedules. But the networks are coming off a disappointing season. Only a handful of shows clicked with viewers, and the competition from cable and digital platforms for eyeballs is only getting more intense. The Los Angeles Times and Advertising Age have curtain-raisers on upfront week.
Crazy like a Fox. With most of its new comedies and dramas from this season tanking, Fox is trying to overhaul the way it develops shows. Specifically, the network wants to jump off the roller coaster known as pilot season -- that frantic period early in the year when all the networks try to find scripts, actors and producers to make new shows. Instead, Fox wants to be in constant development and, in some cases, even do away with pilots, ordering shows straight to series as many cable networks do. The Wall Street Journal on Fox's creative strategy.
New kid in town.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: A look at Michael Egan, the man behind the sex-abuse lawsuits against Hollywood power players Brian Singer, Garth Ancier and David Neuman.