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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Penny Dreadful”

Posted May 18, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  PENNY DREADFUL:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Previously… on PENNY DREADFUL:  In 1890s London, a mysterious set of figures exist in a world where literature’s classic horror characters are as real as Jack the Ripper and the Industrial Revolution.  Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), a famous African explorer, is searching for his daughter Mina, who […]

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

Posted October 6, 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 Night Shift”

Posted June 4, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE NIGHT SHIFT:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC Previously… on THE NIGHT SHIFT:  On the 7PM-7AM shift at San Antonio Medical Center, Dr. TC Callahan (Eoin Macken) is the rebellious yet brilliant ex-Army medic who’s willing to break all the rules, damn it, because all he cares about are his patients.  His ex, Jordan Alexander […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Assets”

Posted January 10, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE ASSETS:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Previously… on THE ASSETS:  In 1980s Washington, the hunt is on for a CIA agent who’s actually a mole for the KGB.  But there’s no mystery for viewers, who know that the double agent is Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys).  The agent who doesn’t know, and has been tasked […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 2 REVIEW: “Major Crimes”

Posted August 28, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  MAJOR CRIMES:  Monday 9PM on TNT   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, […]

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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’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Veep”

Posted April 30, 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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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Fosters”

Posted June 11, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  THE FOSTERS:  Monday 9PM on ABCFamily Previously… on THE FOSTERS:  San Diego cop Stef (Teri Polo) and charter school assistant principal Lena (Sherri Saum) are a gay couple raising a blended family:  Stef’s biological son Brandon (David Foster), adopted twins Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Jesus (Jake T. Austin), and now foster children Callie (Maia […]

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