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The Joy of Geek Podcast, Special Edition:

The Joy of Television Upfronts 2016

Every year around this time, the major TV networks trot out their new slate of Fall shows to drum up early buzz and excitement among advertisers, the media (and some well-informed viewers). And every year, we here at the Joy of Geek gather around a TV, bring up YouTube, and watch the new trailers for each show in one glorious session. Then, as listeners to this podcast will tell you, we proceed to discuss it all - the good, the bad and the ugly - and call it our Annual TV Upfronts episode. It's a tremendous amount of fun, and a great way to get ready for the upcoming year of TV. So if you love TV like we do, you have now come to the right place. 

This coming Fall's slate of new shows brings with it some big questions: Will CBS continue to reign supreme atop its throne of police procedurals and Chuck Lorre multicams? Will any of this year's new sitcoms actually make it past their freshmen season? Will Supergirl's move to the CW have an impact on the quality of the show? Is the world ready for another MacGyver? And does the fact that there are no fewer than three new time-travel-based shows - Timeless, Making History and Time After Time - bode well or ill for the near-future of network television? 

Only time will tell, of course, but that won't stop us (Rich, Jordan, Kevin and Kelsey) from engaging in a whole lot of educated conjecture and wild speculation. After all, this...is the Joy of Geek!
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