When will a series flourish in the post-Grey's Anatomy time slot?
When will a series flourish in the post-Grey's Anatomy time slot?
With the season finale of Grey's Anatomy just hours away, it means that fans will soon be eagerly anticipating next season. Fans will discuss the story over the summer and make predictions about where season four is headed.  They'll probably have some reasonable idea of where the show is headed.  However, one thing they won't know is the fate of Big Shots, the newest combatant in the fight to take over that coveted post-Grey's Anatomy time slot.

Men in Trees
did well enough in that Thursday 10PM spot, but ABC decided to move it elsewhere.  This fall, Men in Trees will air on Fridays.  October Road debuted in the time slot late this season, and fared well enough for ABC to renew it.  But, again, ABC didn't want to keep it on after Grey's.  So, what is Big Shots and why has ABC placed it in one of the most sought after time slots on television?  Here is the official synopsis of Big Shots from the ABC website:

The line gets blurred between the boardroom and the bedroom in a new outrageous drama about four dysfunctional CEOs who will do anything to stay on top.

First we meet James Auster, who is about to become the latest casualty in a corporate shake-up until a twist of fate makes him the newest member of the corner office club. Then there's Duncan, a cosmetics CEO who can't resist sex with his age-defying ex-wife. Next, Karl is a loveable pharmaceutical big shot whose life turns upside down when his wife and mistress become best friends. And finally, Brody, the edgy Harvard B-school executive is so whipped, he spends more time planning his wife's birthday than running his company.

This foursome take refuge at their country club where they can discuss business, confide secrets, seek advice… and, yes, even men will gossip. It's lonely at the top and they have to trust someone to cover their back. And when you're a desperate executive, you may have to do everything wrong for the right reputation.

Big Shots stars Michael Vartan (Alias, One Hour Photo), Golden Globe winner Dylan McDermott (The Practice) and Christopher Titus (Titus) as our greedy, horny and competitive – yet sexy and likeable – CEOs.

Reading that synopsis, it's hard not to think, “Hey, that just might work after Grey's.” 

Tell us what you think.  Does Big Shots have a chance?  What would you put on after Grey's Anatomy if given the choice?

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer

(Photo courtesy of ABC)