Many fans still remember you for “Quantum Leap,” the early 1990s show about a physicist who time travels. At the end of every episode, you’d land inside the next adventure, glance around and mutter, “Oh, boy.”
That was in the first script. That was part of the convention that Don [Bellisario, the creator] came up with, which was genius, with the “leap in” and the “leap out.” That was the hook to bring people in next week. I never said it the same way twice. I know I had one “Oy vey.”
In fact, three of the most anticipated shows are based on superhero franchises: Constantine, Gotham and The Flash. Another is a spinoff of one of TV’s highest-rated shows, NCIS: New Orleans. And then there’s the outlier, How To Get Away With Murder, which may have a very different advantage, its executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
All five shows have positive sentiment above 60 percent, led by Constantine, which has the highest positive sentiment and is most anticipated among social-media users. Gotham has the most international appeal, especially in the U.K., which bodes well for future syndication (and likely, future piracy) prospects.