SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Family”

Posted March 7, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  THE FAMILY:  Sunday 9PM on ABC Previously… on THE FAMILY:  Ten years after his disappearance and presumed death, a now-teen Adam Warren (Liam James) appears, freshly escaped from what he describes as a decade spent in a hole in the ground near a “dragon.”  In the intervening years, his mother Claire (Joan Allen) has […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Real O’Neals”

Posted March 2, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  THE REAL O’NEALS:  Tuesday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel Whatever its other ailments, over the past few years ABC has had an extraordinary run of diverse, smart family sitcoms,–an area where other networks have struggled badly–with Fresh Off The Boat, Black-ish and The Goldbergs building on Modern Family and The Middle.  (Even […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Recovery Road”

Posted January 24, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  RECOVERY ROAD:  Monday 9PM on Freeform (Episodes 1-3 available via VOD/streaming) – If Nothing Else Is On… If the idea of rebranding ABCFamily as Freeform was to escape the network’s flavor of earnest YA soap, the new RECOVERY ROAD didn’t get the memo.  It’s ABCF down to its toes, a super-sized Afterschool Special built […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Telenovela”

Posted December 8, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  TELENOVELA:  Monday 8:30PM on NBC starting January 4 – If Nothing Else Is On… Simply put, TELENOVELA is what Jane the Virgin would be if Jane’s vain, airheaded but good-hearted actor father Rogelio were the main character–actually, if every character were more or less Rogelio.  The show, which NBC previewed tonight to give it […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Superstore”

Posted December 1, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  SUPERSTORE:  Monday 8PM (starting January 4) on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… If a weak form of The Office‘s DNA seems to flow through NBC’s new sitcom SUPERSTORE, which previewed tonight before beginning its regular run on January 4, it’s not a coincidence:  the series was created by Justin Spitzer, a writer/producer […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Wicked City”

Posted November 4, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  WICKED CITY:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC Previously… on WICKED CITY:  In 1982 Los Angeles, serial killer Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick) is slaughtering young women he picks up on the Sunset Strip.  He’s recently acquired a new playmate, Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen), a single mom and nurse with a very dark side.  Chasing Kent is […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Supergirl”

Posted November 3, 2015 by Mitch Salem

SUPERGIRL:  Monday 8PM on CBS Previously… on SUPERGIRL:  Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) was older than her illustrious Kryptonian cousin when she was sent to Earth to protect him as he grew from babyhood.  But some unexpected delays brought her to town years behind schedule, and since by then Earth already had a superhero keeping the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Code Black”

Posted October 7, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  CODE BLACK:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS Previously… on CODE BLACK:  At a famously busy Los Angeles hospital, the emergency room reaches the level of Code Black–where there are more patients needing treatment than resources to treat them–on a practically daily basis.  The supervisor of the residency program, Dr. Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden), her colleague […]

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