SMILF
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “SMILF”

Posted November 5, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  SMILF:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – In the Queue SMILF is TV’s latest auteur dramedy, a semiautobiographical work from star/writer/producer/director Frankie Shaw.  (She was Elliot’s ill-fated neighbor on Mr. Robot.)  As the title suggests, the show is the story of young single mom Bridgette (Shaw), who has a friendly relationship with her son’s dad Rafi […]

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White Famous
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “White Famous”

Posted October 16, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  WHITE FAMOUS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime – Change the Channel Showtime’s shaky new comedy WHITE FAMOUS is spectacularly ill-timed for the week after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein.  The premiere half-hour has as its comic centerpiece a sequence where a famous Hollywood figure meets with an aspiring young performer in his trailer, sitting so […]

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Dynasty
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Dynasty”

Posted October 12, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  DYNASTY:  Wednesday 9PM on CW – In the Queue The new DYNASTY isn’t the fall’s worst new show, but it’s the most puzzling.  Was there really a surge of interest among CW’s 18-34 target demo for a revival of an ABC soap that went off the air 28 years ago?  The show has a […]

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Valor
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Valor”

Posted October 10, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  VALOR:  Monday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel VALOR is the CW version of a military drama, which makes it markedly different from NBC’s The Brave and CBS’s SEAL Team.  For one thing, it’s significantly lacking in production values, even in its pilot, which would typically have a higher budget than regular series […]

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Kevin Probably Saves The World
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”

Posted October 4, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – In the Queue ABC’s KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD is the closest any broadcast network has to a Big Swing this fall, and as such, it deserves some respect.  But wow, is it a mess.  The only reason the fantasy-inspirational dramedy holds together even […]

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The Mayor
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Mayor”

Posted October 3, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE MAYOR:  Tuesday 9:30PM on ABC – Worth A Click The premise for ABC’s breezy THE MAYOR is wall-to-wall gimmick, in a likable way.  Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) is a young aspiring rapper in the small town of Fort Gray, CA who decides to get himself some publicity by declaring his candidacy for […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “9JKL”

Posted October 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  9JKL:  Monday 8:30PM on CBS – Change the Channel We usually do actors the favor of evaluating their work on a project separately from the quality of the project itself, willing to take their performances on their own terms.  But Mark Feuerstein doesn’t just star in the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad new […]

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The Gifted
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Gifted”

Posted October 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE GIFTED:  Monday 9PM on FOX – In the Queue FOX’s THE GIFTED exists in the X-Men region of Marvel’s mythology, which in corporate terms means that it (along with Fantastic Four) belongs to 20th Century Fox rather than Disney.  Fox has been more adventurous in its part of the superhero terrain than Disney, […]

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