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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Rake”

Posted January 31, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  RAKE:  Thursday 9PM on FOX Previously… on RAKE:  Keegan Deane (Greg Kinnear) is an LA lawyer whose life is a wreck.  Between tax evasion issues and a gambling habit, he’s lost his house and has to live with his best friend Ben (John Ortiz) and Ben’s wife, ADA Scarlet (Necar Zadegan), he has no […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Slap”

Posted February 20, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  THE SLAP:  Thursday 8PM on NBC Previously… on THE SLAP:  A group of friends and relatives gathered for the 40th birthday party of mid-level NY public official Hector (Peter Sarsgaard), and tensions ran high, between Hector (who’s in the midst of a mid-life crisis) and his wife Aisha (Thandie Newton), between Aisha and Hector’s mother […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: ‘Luck”

Posted February 6, 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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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Mind Games”

Posted March 5, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MIND GAMES:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC Previously… on MIND GAMES:  Bipolar genius Clark Edwards (Steve Zahn), an expert in the study of the brain and how it responds to stimuli, was recently fired from his post as a Psychology professor after his obsessive romance with student Beth (Katherine Cunningham).  He’s partnered with his recently […]

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

Posted September 29, 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’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “American Horror Story”

Posted October 13, 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: “Mixology”

Posted March 6, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MIXOLOGY:  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC Previously… on MIXOLOGY:  On one night, in one bar, ten people variously search for romance or its temporary facsimile through the course of the season’s run.  We were briefly introduced to most of them last week, but the pilot concentrated on Tom (Blake Lee), a likably dweeby guy who’d […]

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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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