Fall Pilots

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REVIEW – CBS’s “Mom”

Posted September 23, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Read All Our Fall Pilot Reports here. MOM:  Monday 9:30PM on CBS starting Sept. 23 – Worth A Look The Chuck Lorre sitcom machine is a major reason that CBS is the most successful of the Big Four networks.  The Big Bang Theory is the biggest scripted hit on broadcast television, and while 2 […]

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Fall Pilots

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – CBS’s “The Millers”

Posted October 3, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Read All Our Fall Pilot Reports here and Midseason Pilot Reports here. THE MILLERS:  Thursday 8:30PM on CBS – If Nothing Else Is On… When Bad Shows Happen To Talented People, Chapter 2456:  you wouldn’t think a network comedy would need more to succeed than Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope) as […]

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Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “SEAL Team”

Posted September 28, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  SEAL TEAM:  Wednesday 9PM on CBS – In the Queue CBS’s entry in the fall’s military drama sweepstakes, SEAL TEAM, has several advantages over NBC’s The Brave. It’s been put together by a team of veteran craftsman:  series creator Benjamin Cavell has been a senior writer/producer with Graham Yost on Justified and Sneaky Pete, co-showrunner Edward […]

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Articles

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: PREMIERING TONIGHT – “Smash”

Posted February 6, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques shouldn’t be taken as full TV pilot reviews, but rather as a guide to the general style and content […]

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2014-15 TV Season

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: CBS’s “Stalker”

Posted August 27, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  STALKER:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS starting October 1 – Change the Channel PLAYERS:  Series creator Kevin Williamson, of The Following, The Vampire Diaries and Scream fame.  Stars Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott, and a supporting cast that includes Victor Rasuk, Mariana Klaveno and Elisabeth Rohm (the latter added in a recasting after the pilot […]

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Pilots

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Low Winter Sun”

Posted August 11, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  LOW WINTER SUN:  Sunday 10PM on AMC – Potential DVR Alert It’s been more than a decade since The Shield introduced US television to not just corrupt, but murderous cops as protagonists, and–well, it feels like about 15 minutes since the last bleak serialized mystery (actually it was a few days ago, with the US premiere of Broadchurch), […]

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Pilots

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Taxi Brooklyn”

Posted June 26, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  TAXI BROOKLYN:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel NBC’s summer action comedy TAXI BROOKLYN has a remarkably full history for such a negligible project.  It started as a French movie hit in 1998, written and produced by Luc Besson, who’s now much better known here as the mastermind behind a slew of […]

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2014-15 TV Season

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: ABC’s “Selfie”

Posted August 16, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SELFIE:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC starting September 30 – If Nothing Else Is On… PLAYERS:  George Bernard Shaw.  (And Lerner & Loewe, whose My Fair Lady made Pygmalion into a fixture of pop culture.)  Series creator Emily Kapnek, of Suburgatory.  Stars John Cho and Karen Gillan.  Pilot director Julie Anne Robinson.  Warner Bros. Television. […]

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