Tuesday, June 25, 2024

TV Networks Panic Over Strike: CBS Showing “Yellowstone” Reruns, ABC Turns to “Ms. Marvel, More to Come


The actors and writers strikes are forcing the networks to take crucial action.

Facing a scarcity of original programming, the broadcast companies are lining up their streaming hits in reruns.

CBS is going to show Season 1 of “Yellowstone,” which already aired on their cousin, the Paramount Network.

ABC has added “Ms. Marvel” to their fall schedule, taken from Disney Plus.

And that won’t be all as the nets look over everything they own to see what they can plug holes with. Otherwise, the nets will be filmed with game shows and lots of reruns of shows that have already been rerun.

NBC has yet to pull the trigger but they have plenty of Peacock material at hand. “Poker Face” could be a 10pm show easily if cleaned up a bit.

CBS would be smart to launch all the seasons of “The Good Fight” from its long now concluded run.

Soon, all the streaming subscribers will see their shows on free TV. That could be interesting. And where is the “Downton Abbey” marathon?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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