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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Whitney”

Posted September 29, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and 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 in the off-season) give plenty of notes, both helpful and otherwise, and […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Blindspot”

Posted September 29, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  BLINDSPOT:  Monday 10PM on NBC Previously… on BLINDSPOT:  A mysterious naked woman, her body covered in tattoos, is discovered in Times Square with a note saying to call the FBI.  She’s got amnesia, so they call her Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), and when the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) is found […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Dark Matter”

Posted June 20, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  DARK MATTER:  Friday 10PM on Syfy Previously… on DARK MATTER:  A half-dozen people (plus an android) wake up in deep space, and find their memories wiped out.  However, their bodies retain sense memories of serious fighting, piloting and other skills.  They discover that before they were put into hypersleep, they were vicious mercenaries, working […]

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THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Ray Donovan”

Posted July 8, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Previously… on RAY DONOVAN:  Ray (Liev Schreiber) is a Hollywood fixer who solves the daily difficulties and career-threatening scandals that trouble the lives of stars and senior executives.  He also has problems of his own.  His marriage to Abby (Paula Malcolmson) is troubled, partly because of his own […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Proof”

Posted June 24, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  PROOF:  Tuesday 10PM on TNT Previously… on PROOF:  Brilliant, brusque cardiac surgeon Cat Tyler (Jennifer Beals), struggling with the death of her son and her own near-death experience, is recruited by dying billionaire Ivan Turing (Matthew Modine) to provide scientific proof of what, if anything, happens after death.  She sets off with intern Zedan […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Mom”

Posted October 1, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  MOM:  Monday 9:30PM on CBS Previously… on MOM:  Christy (Anna Faris) is a recovering alcoholic single mom who has to cope with her own no-boundaries recovering addict single mother Bonnie (Allison Janney), as well as teen daughter Violet (Sadie Calvano) and son Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal).  Christy is just barely holding it together, and […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Limitless”

Posted September 29, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  LIMITLESS:  Tuesday 10PM on CBS Previously… on LIMITLESS:  Office temp Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) got his hands on a drug called NZT, which made him an unmatched genius for 12 hours, allowing him to use every cell of his brain to outlearn, out-calculate, and out-strategize anyone.  Unfortunately, NZT also leads to painful side effects.  […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Save Me”

Posted May 24, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Previously… on SAVE ME:  Beth Harper (Anne Heche), didn’t die when, after the latest of many drunken nights, she choked on a hero sandwich.  She was, in fact, saved by God Him/Herself, and is now a prophet of the Lord’s message, albeit on a small scale.  She knows local facts, like who her teenage […]

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