THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CBS Featurette – “We Are Men”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “We Are Men”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The CBS featurette for its new Monday 8:30PM comedy WE ARE MEN is at great pains to suggest that the cast–Chris Smith, Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell and Kal Penn, as divorcees who live in the same residential hotel–has as much fun together behind the camera as in front of it.  The bigger question is […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  ABC Trailer – “The Goldbergs”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “The Goldbergs”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  THE GOLDBERGS, as it will be described in roughly 10 billion places between now and September, is The Wonder Years set in the 1980s, based on the childhood of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, with Jeff Garlin as gruff but loving dad, Wendi McLendon-Covey as mom, and George Segal as grandpa, who’s losing it […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CBS Featurette – “The Millers”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “The Millers”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  For any comedy developed at CBS, the grand prize of pilot season is the slot behind THE BIG BANG THEORY on Thursday night.  That prize went this year to Greg Garcia’s THE MILLERS.  It’s an unusual multi-camera comedy for Garcia, with a first-rate cast that includes Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and J.B. […]

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THE SKED: Super Bowl Ads

Posted February 3, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Hollywood didn’t have a particularly strong presence in this year’s Super Bowl (won, for those living in a very well insulated cave, by Baltimore, which held off San Francisco 34-31), despite the fact that the abrupt 35-minute semi-blackout just after halftime felt like it could have been the first act of a Die Hard […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  FOX Trailer – “Rake”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Rake”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  FOX’s most highly-touted drama pilot the entire development season was RAKE, which is indeed on the air.  The price of scoring Greg Kinnear as a lead (much as it had been last year with Kevin Bacon) is that he would only commit to a limited number of episodes, so the show will air on […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  NBC Trailer – “Dracula”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: NBC Trailer – “Dracula”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  NBC’s one slightly surprising choice for the fall schedule was DRACULA, not because it doesn’t fit with its Grimm lead-in, but just that its straight-to-series order had been somewhat under the radar in the bustle of pilot season.  NBC’s trailer provides our first glimpse. “Teaser” may be a better word for the piece, since […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CW Promo – “Star-Crossed”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promo – “Star-Crossed”

Posted May 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The final bit of Upfronts material released by CW is a brief clip from its midseason series STAR-CROSSED, about an alien and a human in love. A group of nervous, ostracized teens (presumably the aliens) are bused into a high school, and guy alien locks eyes with girl human, and the whole world changes, […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS:  CBS Featurette – “Intelligence”
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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “Intelligence”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  In the CBS featurette for its new midseason action-adventure INTELLIGENCE (it’ll take over the Monday 10PM timeslot from Hostages), the show is variously compared to Mission: impossible, Frankenstein, The Six Million Dollar Man and James Bond.  Curiously, the one they left out was Chuck, for which this show’s concept is virtually a dead ringer:  […]

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