What Have We Learned from the 1st Week of the 2012 Season?

Some interesting bits, actually:

After One Week, Which TV Shows Look Good and Which Seem Doomed? – by Josef Adalian

Congratulations, fellow TV viewers: We’ve survived another premiere week! The networks threw all manner of new shows our way and forced us to fill our DVRs to bursting with returning favorites. It seems only fair that we repay their kindness by rushing to judgement about how their new lineups fared out of the gate, from the obvious winners to the Romney-esque losers. Yes, yes: One week does not a season make, particularly in an era when shows debut year-round and many viewers watch shows on their own damn schedules. But that caveat aside, we still think there are some early lessons to be drawn from the early days of the new season.

It’s more important than ever to pay attention to time-shifted viewing...

NBC has emerged from the Dark Ages

Fox is off to a rocky start...

We can already tell which shows are sticking around and which are doomed

TV’s grizzled veterans continue to defy gravity

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Fox Hires Andrew Miller to Adapt THE BEACH for TV

Nope, Leo’s not onboard for this version. Sorry.

Danny Boyle’s ‘The Beach’ Being Developed as a TV Drama at Fox – by Allison Willmore

The 2000 Leonardo DiCaprio film “The Beach” may be considered one of the lesser entries in Danny Boyle’s filmography, but does it have the makings of a decent television show?

Fox seems to think so — Deadline is reporting that the network has signed on to develop a TV series based on the movie and the 1996 book written by Alex Garland from which it was adapted (Garland also scripted Boyle’s 2007 sci-fi drama “Sunshine”).

The TV adaptation of “The Beach” is being written by Andrew Miller, who developed, wrote the pilot for and co-ran the CW witch series “The Secret Circle.” According to Deadline, Miller describes the new project as “about a group of young people feeling disconnected and disenchanted from society who try to start over in paradise but discover that while creating the perfect world is hard, protecting it is even harder.”

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We’ve been trying to 2 days to think of something to add to this report. Good, bad, snarky, sweet – nothing comes to mind. Which could mean that the project is just innocuous to be a big television success. Or it cold mean – sob – that we’ve lost our touch.

Strangely, our appetites seem fine…