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

Posted July 17, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  PERCEPTION:  Monday 10PM 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, helpful and […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Better Call Saul”

Posted February 10, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  BETTER CALL SAUL:  Monday 10PM on AMC Previously… on BETTER CALL SAUL:  In 2002, the man who will become Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) is still Jimmy McGill, a struggling New Mexico criminal attorney struggling to make ends meet and saddled with his brother Chuck (Michael McKean), a much more successful lawyer who’s unfortunately had […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review; “Friends With Better Lives”

Posted April 16, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES:  Monday 8:30PM on CBS Previously… on FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES:  A half-dozen 30-ish friends hang out.  OB-GYN Bobby (Kevin Connolly) and Andi (Majandra Delfino) are married, and she’s expecting their second child; Jules (Brooklyn Decker) and Australian health-food restauranteur Lowell (Rick Donald) are newly engaged; Will (James Van Der Beek), […]

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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 + 2 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

Posted July 9, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  Previously… On THE NEWSROOM:  Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his executive producer Mackenzie MacHale (Emily Mortimer), with the support and encouragement of News Division head Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) are trying to transform their nightly cable news broadcast into something new and admirable, one that focuses on putting accurate, important facts in context instead […]

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THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Ground Floor”

Posted November 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  GROUND FLOOR:  Thursday 10PM on TBS – If Nothing Else Is On… As cable networks have stolen more and more of the glory from broadcasters, with TV movies, miniseries, and quality 1-hour dramas now largely in their domain, one of the last bastions of broadcast domination is the mainstream sitcom.  (Niche comedies are a […]

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

Posted January 20, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  BANSHEE:  Friday 10PM on Cinemax Previously… on BANSHEE:  Through a series of coincidences not worth recounting, an ex-con (Antony Starr) has taken on the identity of Lucas Hood, who was killed on his way to becoming the new sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, a small town rich in Pennsylvania Dutch culture and crime.  It also […]

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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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