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
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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
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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
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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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Ghosted
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Ghosted”

Posted October 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  GHOSTED:  Sunday 8:30PM on FOX – In the Queue FOX’s new sitcom GHOSTED has two big assets in stars Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, a pair of experienced comedy players who combine star presence with chops as members of the unselfish Parks & Recreation and The Office ensembles.  The premise of Tom Gormican’s series […]

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SNL
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Saturday Night Live”

Posted October 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE:  Saturday 11:30PM on NBC Opinions may differ–sharply–on whether Donald Trump is good for the US, but there’s no question that he’s been great for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, which returned tonight for its 43rd season, hot off its most popular and acclaimed session in years, and with a bunch of Emmys to […]

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Will & Grace
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season/Series Premiere Review: “Will & Grace”

Posted September 29, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  WILL & GRACE:  Thursday 9PM on NBC Nothing and everything has changed since WILL & GRACE began its run on NBC in 1998, and departed in 2006.  Every effort has been made to duplicate the original series:  not only are Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally back, along with series creators […]

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Designated Survivor
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Designated Survivor”

Posted September 28, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR:  Wednesday 10PM on ABC ABC’s DESIGNATED SURVIVOR had what the trades like to call a “troubled” off-season.  Remarkably for a show that’s just aired its twenty-third episode, it’s on its fourth showrunner, with Keith Eisner as its newest version of the drummer from This Is Spinal Tap.  Today, the story broke that […]

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