PILOT
2014-15 TV Season

PREMIERING TONIGHT: SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot Review – “Scorpion”

Posted September 22, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SCORPION:  Monday 9PM on CBS starting – Worth A Look PLAYERS:  The real-life hacker Walter O’Brien, on whose adventures Scorpion is (very loosely) based–and who is also an Executive Producer on the show.  Series creator Nick Santora, who created Breakout Kings and was a writer/producer on Prison Break.  Pilot director Justin Lin.  An ensemble […]

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madam secretary
2014-15 TV Season

PREMIERING TONIGHT: SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot Review – “Madam Secretary”

Posted September 21, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MADAM SECRETARY:  Sunday 8PM on CBS  – Potential DVR Alert PLAYERS:  Series creator Barbara Hall, a veteran of everything from Northern Exposure to Joan of Arcadia (which she created), and Army Wives to Homeland.  Star Tea Leoni, and an A-list supporting cast that includes Keith Carradine, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth and Zeljko Ivanek.  Pilot […]

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mysteries of laura
2014-15 TV Season

PREMIERING TONIGHT – SHOWBUZZDAILY Review: “The Mysteries of Laura”

Posted September 17, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA:  Wednesday 8PM on NBC starting September 24 (premieres 10PM on September 17) – Change the Channel PLAYERS:  Star Debra Messing, and central co-stars Josh Lucas and Laz Alonso.  The Spanish TV series on which it’s based.  US series creator Jeff Rake, who’s worked on an assortment of shows over the past decade […]

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red band society
2014-15 TV Season

PREMIERING TONIGHT: SHOWBUZZDAILY Review: “Red Band Society”

Posted September 17, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  RED BAND SOCIETY:  Wednesday 9PM on FOX – If Nothing Else Is On… PLAYERS:  The Fault In Our Stars, which opened studio and network eyes to the commercial appeal of seriously ill teenagers.  Amblin Television, the small-screen wing of Steven Spielberg’s production empire.  The Spanish series that originated this project’s concept.  US series creator Margaret […]

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stalker
2014-15 TV Season

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: CBS’s “Stalker”

Posted August 27, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  STALKER:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS starting October 1 – Change the Channel PLAYERS:  Series creator Kevin Williamson, of The Following, The Vampire Diaries and Scream fame.  Stars Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott, and a supporting cast that includes Victor Rasuk, Mariana Klaveno and Elisabeth Rohm (the latter added in a recasting after the pilot […]

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constantine
2014-15 TV Season

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: NBC’s “Constantine”

Posted August 25, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  CONSTANTINE:  Friday 10PM on NBC starting October 24 – If Nothing Else is On… (but also Incomplete) PLAYERS:  DC Comics.  Series creators Daniel Cerrone (a showrunner, although not creator, of Dexter) and David S. Goyer (of DaVinci’s Demons and the Dark Knight movies).  Pilot director Neil Marshall, who’s best known for directing the “Blackwater” episode […]

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forever
2014-15 TV Season

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: ABC’s “Forever”

Posted August 23, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  FOREVER:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC starting September 23 – If Nothing Else is On… PLAYERS:  Series creator Matthew Miller, an experienced writer/producer on shows like Chuck, 666 Park Avenue and The 100, but who hasn’t had a show that he created on the air in 15 years.  Stars Ioan Gruffudd and Alana de la […]

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manhattan love story
2014-15 TV Season

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: ABC’S “Manhattan Love Story”

Posted August 19, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MANHATTAN LOVE STORY:  Tuesday 8:30PM on ABC starting September 30 – Change the Channel PLAYERS:  Series creator Jeff Lowell, who’s been a writer/producer on sitcoms going back to Cybill two decades ago, but who’s creating a series himself for the first time.  Stars Jake McDorman and Analeigh Tipton.  Pilot director Michael Fresco.  Brillstein Entertainment […]

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