Quick Takes

May 27, 2002  •  Post A Comment

“Hands down, `CSI: Miami’ is the most likely to succeed. Its brand was the hottest show of the last season, and so a brand extension with a great lead-in ought to finally answer CBS’s 10 p.m. drought.”
Shanan Delp, independent media analyst, Berkeley, Calif.
“I thought it was a very good year-there’s at least one good show on every network. On ABC, `8 Simple Rules,’ over at CBS `Without a Trace,’ at NBC, `American Dreams,’ `The Grubbs’ at Fox, `Birds of Prey’ at The WB and `Twilight Zone’ at UPN.”
Bill Carroll, VP, director of programming, Katz Television Group
“At a surface glance, if brand names mean anything, then `CSI: Miami,’ on the strength of the pilot, looks to already have a built-in fan base. If it succeeds, then look for the `CSI’ brand to challenge the `Law & Order’ franchise for most spinoffs.”
Marty Renzhofer, television critic, The Salt Lake Tribune