Designated Survivor
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Designated Survivor”

Posted September 28, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR:  Wednesday 10PM on ABC ABC’s DESIGNATED SURVIVOR had what the trades like to call a “troubled” off-season.  Remarkably for a show that’s just aired its twenty-third episode, it’s on its fourth showrunner, with Keith Eisner as its newest version of the drummer from This Is Spinal Tap.  Today, the story broke that […]

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Seal Team
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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This Is Us
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “This Is Us”

Posted September 27, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THIS IS US:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC Last season, THIS IS US was the artisanal brewery of network TV.  It didn’t fit into any of the conventional franchise genres, which made it feel hand-crafted and special.  Instead, it mixed the old-fashioned sentiment of a family soap with state of the art trickery derived from […]

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Law & Order True Crime Menendez Murders
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

Posted September 27, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME:  THE MENENDEZ MURDERS – Tuesday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel Dick Wolf is one of the most successful producers in the history of television, but the one thing he’s never been is cool.  His Law & Order and Chicago franchises have kept NBC on the map for […]

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The Brave
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Brave”

Posted September 26, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE BRAVE:  Monday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel In the Age of Trump, and with younger audiences migrating to alternative delivery platforms, the broadcast networks are making a play–some might call it their last stand–for red-state viewers, who may not be premium customers as far as advertisers are concerned, but who show […]

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Me Myself & I
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Me, Myself & I”

Posted September 25, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  ME, MYSELF & I:  Monday 9:30PM on CBS – In the Queue CBS’s ME, MYSELF & I is a gimmick sitcom, which CBS seems to regard as necessary for single camera comedies (see Life In Pieces, or don’t).  The high-concept here is more or less This Is Us with one-liners  As in the NBC […]

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Good Doctor
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Good Doctor”

Posted September 25, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE GOOD DOCTOR:  Monday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel ABC’s THE GOOD DOCTOR arrives with some pedigree, being a medical series from David Shore, the creator of House, and starring Freddie Highmore, fresh off his remarkable turn on Bates Motel.  The pilot, though, suggests that there’s very little of note here. The […]

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Star Trek Discovery
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Star Trek: Discovery”

Posted September 24, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  STAR TREK:  DISCOVERY – Episodes available each Sunday at CBS All Access – In the Quene There are quite a few perils to reaching a judgment about the new STAR TREK: DISCOVERY based on its opening hour, the only episode that will air on the CBS broadcast network before the series begins streaming (1 […]

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