THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Ironside”

Posted October 10, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  IRONSIDE:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC Previously… on IRONSIDE:  NYPD Sergeant Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood), shot in the back and now in a wheelchair, has won the right to a hand-picked squad (Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer, Neal Bledsoe) helping him to solve crimes, under the sometimes exasperated command of rule-bound Captain Rollins (Kenneth Choi).  Ironside […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Fear the Walking Dead”

Posted August 31, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 6PM on AMC   Previously… on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Something odd is happening in Los Angeles, years before and a continent away from Rick Grimes and his troupe of survivors.  People are dying and then coming back to life, hungry for more than sushi and protein shakes.  High […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Whispers”

Posted June 9, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  THE WHISPERS:  Monday 10PM on ABC Previously… on THE WHISPERS:  FBI psychologist Claire Bennigan (Lily Rabe) is put on the case of seemingly normal children who–responding to whispers from an imaginary “friend” named Drill who speaks to them through electricity–create booby-traps for use on their parents, hack into secret government databases and commit similar […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Librarians”

Posted December 15, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE LIBRARIANS:  Sunday 8PM on TNT Previously… on THE LIBRARIANS:  In the long-term absence of head Librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), a trio of apprentices preserve magical historical artifacts and keep the world safe from their use:  history/literature/mechanical genius Jacob Stone (Christian Kane), mathematical savant Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth), and master thief and hacker […]

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THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Hannibal”

Posted April 12, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC 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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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Almost Human”

Posted November 18, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ALMOST HUMAN:  Monday 8PM on FOX Previously… on ALMOST HUMAN:  2 years ago in 2046, Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) was ambushed with his partner by “the Syndicate,” a mysterious organization that controls all local high-tech crime.  Kennex’s partner was killed, and his own leg was blown off and replaced with a synthetic one.  […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Bent”

Posted March 22, 2012 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: “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”

Posted July 24, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL:  Thursday 10PM on FX Previously… on SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL:  Johnny Rock (series creator Denis Leary) is seemingly on the last legs of a music career that never quite made him the star he expected to be, when he makes two discoveries:  he has an adult daughter Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) he never knew about, and Gigi […]

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