A new examination of the upcoming fall broadcast lineup finds a trend among the shows most likely to become hits: Most of them are reboots.
The report by Toni Fitzgerald in Media Life identifies the five shows most likely to succeed as ABC’s comedy “The Muppets,” Fox’s drama series “Minority Report” and the CBS drama “Supergirl” — all reboots — along with CBS’s “Angel From Hell” and ABC’s “Quantico.”
“Of the 22 new shows on broadcast this fall, almost a quarter are revivals of previous movies or shows or spinoffs of comic books,” Fitzerald notes. “The reason for this isn’t hard to figure out. Reboots are typically safer, cheaper and have a greater chance at success.”
The list is the result of a reader survey with input from others in the media.
Fitzgerald notes that reboots have at least two big advantages: “First off, reboots always get attention before they even bow, simply because of the popularity of the earlier movie, show or comic book. And second, many people already know the characters and are curious to see what awaits them in the new series.”
Please click on the link near the top of this story to read the full report in Media Life.