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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Beyond”

Posted January 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  BEYOND:  Monday 9PM on Freeform (Preview Tonight at 9PM), also available on VOD/streaming – Change the Channel Add BEYOND to the growing pile of genre shows that have failed at Freeform since Pretty Little Liars became the network’s signature series, joining Guilty, Twisted and Dead of Summer.  (Shadowhunters returns on Monday but with new […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland”

Posted October 18, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND:  Thursday 8PM on ABC Previously… on ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND:  In this revisionist spin on the classic tale, a Victorian-era young adult Alice (Sophie Lowe) has escaped from the asylum where her father kept her after hearing the wild tales of her childhood, and she’s headed […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Gracepoint”

Posted October 10, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  GRACEPOINT:  Thursday 9PM on FOX Previously… on GRACEPOINT:  In the small seaside town of Gracepoint, in the western US (as opposed to the small seaside town of Broadchurch in the UK, where the BBC version of the same story took place), the body of 12-year old Danny Solano has been found on the beach […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Crazy Ones”

Posted October 4, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  THE CRAZY ONES:  Thursday 9PM on CBS Previously… on THE CRAZY ONES:  Simon Roberts (Robin Williams), a genuine mad man and an advertising legend, and his more practical daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar), run a Chicago ad agency.  The dynamics of the place are very clear:  Simon and copywriter Zach (James Wolk) are the […]

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Articles

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Common Law”

Posted May 20, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have had their own turnover) give plenty of notes, helpful and otherwise, and critics begin to […]

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Midseason Premiere

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “Heartbeat”

Posted March 24, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  HEARTBEAT:  Wednesday 8PM on NBC – Change the Channel NBC’s HEARTBEAT differs from most of the post-ER, post-Grey’s Anatomy medical shows that have come down the pike in that it’s an unabashed star vehicle rather than an ensemble piece.  And this isn’t an antihero story, a la House:  Dr. Alexandra Panttiere (played by Melissa […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Hostages”

Posted October 1, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  HOSTAGES:  Monday 10PM on CBS Previously… on HOSTAGES:  Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) is a surgeon scheduled to operate on the President of the United States (James Naughton).  The night before the surgery, her home is invaded by a group that threatens to murder her family–husband Brian (Tate Donovan), daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and son […]

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Current Release

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Pilot Review: “Inhumans”

Posted September 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  INHUMANS:  Friday 9PM on ABC (starting Sept 29) – Change the Channel In this world of Peak TV, it’s harder for a new series to break through the clutter than it’s ever been, and that thicket will be a veritable forest during the fourth week of September, when the major broadcast networks will follow […]

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