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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Selfie”

Posted October 7, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SELFIE:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC Previously… on SELFIE:  Any resemblance to characters created by George Bernard Shaw and musicalized by Lerner & Loewe couldn’t be more intentional, as exacting, exasperated pharmaceutical PR branding expert Henry Higgs (John Cho) undertakes to turn sales rep Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) into the modern equivalent of a well-bred […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Stalker”

Posted October 8, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  STALKER:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS Previously… on STALKER:  Lieutenant Beth Davis (Maggie Q) runs the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD, with a staff that includes Detectives Janice Lawrence (Mariana Klaveno) and Ben Caldwell (Victor Rasuk).  Their job is to investigate stalking incidents and protect victims from the more dangerous offenders.  The squad newcomer […]

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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 Pilot + 1 Review: “Murder In the First”

Posted June 17, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MURDER IN THE FIRST:  Monday 10PM on TNT Previously… on MURDER IN THE FIRST:  San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) are investigating two crimes connected to arrogant high-tech tycoon Erich Blunt (Tom Felton), the violent deaths of both his biological father and his former employee and lover.  […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “Somewhere Between”

Posted July 25, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel (Now!) There’s no politically correct way to put this.  ABC’s summer thriller SOMEWHERE BETWEEN hinges on the frantic efforts of TV producer Laura Price (Paula Patton) to stop the murder of her daughter Serena (Aria Birch) after the fact, when Laura is inexplicably transported […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Survivor’s Remorse”

Posted October 11, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SURVIVOR’S REMORSE:  Saturday 9PM on Starz Previously… on SURVIVOR’S REMORSE:  When basketball phenom Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher) signs his first giant free agency contract and moves to Atlanta, he takes his family entourage with him:  cousin Reggie (RonReaco Lee), sister M-Chuck (Erica Ash), mother Cassie (Tichina Arnold), and uncle Julius (Mike Epps), along […]

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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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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “666 Park Avenue”

Posted October 8, 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 rear […]

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