A good article. Superstore presented a more realistic and recognizable working environment (even though comedic) than any other show I can think of (of which I can think?).
Some more about Superstore:
From The New York Times: "‘Superstore’ Was the Perfect Comedy for Less-Than-Funny Times"
From Variety: "America Ferrera on Returning to ‘Superstore’ for the Series Finale and the Show’s Cultural Resonance"
Salon takes a deep dive into just how much of a toxic environment All Rise creator Greg Spottiswood made -- so bad most of the writing staff quit during the first season AND the second season:
"'He Made Their Lives Miserable": How the Showrunner of a Popular Courtroom Drama Finally Got Fired"
I have watched AND enjoyed the first few episodes of Law & Order: Organized Crime. This series has Christopher Meloni returning as Detective Elliot Stabler from his SVU days. I've been a fan of his way back during Oz.
This series is a much more slow burn over the normal Law & Order series. This isn't the murderer or pedophile of the week, So much so that the main bad guy is listed in the opening credits, so I assume he will be around for at least one season.
Not only is Stabler and company trying to catch him, and his family. Stabler is also dealing with the death of his wife, and the great emotional impact on him.
Really solid show. I've enjoyed pretty much all of the characters here, especially his new partner.
Mom's finale aired last night. It was ... okay. They didn't seem to be swinging for the fences, and it didn't get the GRAND FINALE treatment that other shows got. Like, say, Superstore, which went out of its way to wrap every character's tale, show them in the future, and give them a happy ending.
Instead, Mom went for a "life goes on" kind of approach, as it there might be more episodes that we viewers just aren't going to get to see. It was bittersweet, but seemed kind of slight.
The season (four) finale of Young Sheldon aired last night as well. It seemed to foreshadow an affair between George and the neighbor lady, and the penultimate episode foreshadowed something for next season all fans of The Big Bang theory knew was coming all along. I expect season five of Young Sheldon to take a more serious turn.
The others are The Conners, The Goldbergs and Home Economics.
NBC announces its new fall schedule, and The Dick Wolf Factory gets two full nights -- One Chicago (Med, Fire, P.D.) on Wednesdays and all Law & Order on Thursdays -- and NO comedies.
Tracy told me Call Me Kat has been renewed for a second season (which is bigger new for her than it is for me).
ABC cancels five shows.