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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Grey’s Anatomy”

Posted May 16, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  As hard as it is to create a compelling, successful television series, it’s much harder to keep one going year after year, after cast changes and writer changes and timeslot changes and network management changes and all the other events that make a showrunner’s life a nonstop ulcer.  (Revenge, for one, barely managed to […]

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THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Revolution”

Posted May 21, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  REVOLUTION was sort of a sad story.  The lights-are-out sci-fi adventure was NBC’s top priority in Fall 2012, promoted like crazy and given the network’s prized post-The Voice timeslot.  At first the show looked like the hit NBC desperately needed, but once it started dropping in late fall it didn’t stop, and by the […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “New Girl”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  NEW GIRL only got better this season.  There are TV comedies that are good at silly (Happy Endings, The Neighbors), and there are some that are great at soulful (Parks & Recreation more than any).  But combining silliness and soulfulness at once is a remarkable combination, and even in its first-rate initial season, New Girl […]

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THE SKED: CW’s Finale Schedule

Posted February 29, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> CW has announced the line-up for its 2011/12 regular season finales, as well as a late-season premiere: First to exit will be ONE TREE HILL, which winds up its 9 seasons on April 4 with a 2-hour special. On April 17, RINGER will be done for the season (and maybe longer).  Starting April 24, […]

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THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Rookie Blue”

Posted August 21, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Even the explosion that briefly rocked the Season 5 finale of ROOKIE BLUE was of modest proportions, in keeping with the ambitions of the veteran Canadian summer series, licensed by ABC for American air.  It was a mid-sized bang that hardly injured heroine Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym) at all, and that described this season […]

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THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Nashville”

Posted May 15, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  It took some down-to-the-wire negotiations between ABC and production studio Lionsgate, but NASHVILLE made its way to a Season 3 renewal this week.  (And barring further ratings collapse, that makes a Season 4 more likely than not, since ABC would share in the increased revenues from syndication that would follow a 4-season run.)  It […]

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THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Hannibal”

Posted May 24, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Considering how defiantly unlike the rest of broadcast television HANNIBAL is, not to mention its love of metaphor, it made sense for the show’s Season 2 finale to air entirely on its own, separate from the last episodes of just about every other network series, and 2 days after the end of the regular […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Americans”

Posted June 9, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  THE AMERICANS isn’t a show that indulges in many meta moments, but late in this Season 4 it gave one to Matthew Beeman (Daniel Flaherty), son of FBI agent Stan (Noah Emmerich), in one of his unwitting conversations with neighbor and incipient romantic interest Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor), the daughter of deep-cover Soviet spies […]

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