This Is Us

NBC's new fall schedule? Well, not really new, but there's more coming


By Mike Hughes

Staring at NBC's
new-season plans, a skeptic might ask: “New what?”

The fall line-up has
exactly three new shows ... one of which is a revival of an old show.

Then again, NBC sees
that as a good thing: Its current season worked; few tweaks were
needed.

"This Is Us" ... and this is, really, very moving


By Mike Hughes

LOS ANGELES -- After
almost a half-century of TV roles, Gerald McRaney should be kind of
jaded.

Or maybe not. “I
was crying the first time I saw this episode,” McRaney said.

New TV dramas? There are some designated winners


The TV landscape keeps getting bigger and broader, but does it get better? Well, sometimes. Over the next few days, I'll be sending my seaon-preview to papers. Here's the first piece, viewing the new dramas.

By Mike Hughes

Let's credit the TV
people with having serious intentions.