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

Posted September 28, 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: “Zoo”

Posted July 7, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  ZOO:  Tuesday 9PM on CBSa Previously… on ZOO:  From Botswana to Los Angeles, animals are on the attack.  Lions are mauling, and some awfully suspicious cats have clustered in a West LA tree.  In Africa, photo-safari organizer Jackson Oz (James Wolk), the son of a nutty/genius professor who prophesized the rise of the planet […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

Posted November 14, 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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THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Goodwin Games”

Posted May 27, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  THE GOODWIN GAMES:  Monday 8:30PM on FOX Previously… on THE GOODWIN GAMES:  After the death of their father Benjamin (Beau Bridges), his estranged children–type-A surgeon Henry (Scott Foley), underperformer Chloe (Becki Newton) and petty ex-con Jimmy (T.J. Miller)–discover that they’ll have to maneuver through a gauntlet of his specially designed games in order to […]

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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: “Will”

Posted July 11, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  WILL:  Monday 9PM on TNT – If Nothing Else Is On… TNT’s WILL, a gloss on the early life of William Shakespeare (and an unacknowledged one on the movie Shakespeare In Love), would seem like an extreme oddity if we hadn’t just had ABC’s Romeo & Juliet gloss Still Star-Crossed, which has already been sent […]

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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: “Wayward Pines”

Posted May 21, 2015 by Mitch Salem

WAYWARD PINES:  Thursday 9PM on FOX Previously… on WAYWARD PINES:  Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), on a mission to find colleague (and former mistress) Kate Hewson, who’s been missing for several weeks, awakens after a car crash to find himself in Wayward Pines, Idaho, a small town that’s heavy on the creepy.  Menacing […]

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