J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot banner had a prosperous pilot season in setting up two big dramas, Fox's "Almost Human" and NBC's "Believe." So did Bill Lawrence's Doozer banner, with comedies on Fox…
The fuzzy picture for next season's series pickups will clear up a little this week as the broadcast nets begin their formal pilot screenings.
New blood and lots of laughs were among the notable trends emerging from the 39 new comedy and drama series ordered by the broadcast nets for the 2012-13 season.
Army Archerd, whose 52-year run as a Daily Variety columnist made him unique among showbiz reporters, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of a rare form of mesothelioma, a lung cancer thought to be the…