once upon a time
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Once Upon A Time”

Posted October 7, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  ONCE UPON A TIME:  Friday 8PM on ABC This season’s Version 2.0 of ONCE UPON A TIME exists because of dwindling ratings, which led to a reduced budget and consequently a cast dump.  (The show was also moved to a less demanding Friday night slot.)  The potential advantage of that hardship was that after 6 […]

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scandal
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Scandal”

Posted October 6, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  SCANDAL:  Thursday 9PM on ABC How tough is Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), newly minted as both Chief of Staff to President Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young), and head of secret intelligence and torture bureau B613?  As Season 7 of SCANDAL has it, Olivia is so tough that when she has Huck (Guillermo Diaz) train a […]

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Kevin Probably Saves The World
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”

Posted October 4, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – In the Queue ABC’s KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD is the closest any broadcast network has to a Big Swing this fall, and as such, it deserves some respect.  But wow, is it a mess.  The only reason the fantasy-inspirational dramedy holds together even […]

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The Mayor
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Mayor”

Posted October 3, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE MAYOR:  Tuesday 9:30PM on ABC – Worth A Click The premise for ABC’s breezy THE MAYOR is wall-to-wall gimmick, in a likable way.  Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) is a young aspiring rapper in the small town of Fort Gray, CA who decides to get himself some publicity by declaring his candidacy for […]

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Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “9JKL”

Posted October 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  9JKL:  Monday 8:30PM on CBS – Change the Channel We usually do actors the favor of evaluating their work on a project separately from the quality of the project itself, willing to take their performances on their own terms.  But Mark Feuerstein doesn’t just star in the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad new […]

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The Gifted
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Gifted”

Posted October 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE GIFTED:  Monday 9PM on FOX – In the Queue FOX’s THE GIFTED exists in the X-Men region of Marvel’s mythology, which in corporate terms means that it (along with Fantastic Four) belongs to 20th Century Fox rather than Disney.  Fox has been more adventurous in its part of the superhero terrain than Disney, […]

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10 Days In the Valley
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Ten Days In the Valley”

Posted October 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY:  Sunday 10PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY is very ABC, in a good way.  Created by Tassie Cameron, who co-created the network’s longtime summer hit Rookie Blue, it’s a purportedly closed-end mystery soap, about a successful TV-producer mother whose 8-year old daughter goes […]

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Wisdom Of the Crowd
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Wisdom Of the Crowd”

Posted October 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

Game WISDOM OF THE CROWD:  Sunday 8PM on CBS – Change the Channel CBS’s WISDOM OF THE CROWD is for the people who thought the problem with FOX’s canceled APB was that it didn’t star Jeremy Piven.  Once again we have a high-tech billionaire who decides to privatize crimefighting after someone close to him is […]

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