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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Good Behavior
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Good Behavior”

Posted October 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  GOOD BEHAVIOR:  Sunday 10PM on TNT As TNT continues with its scorched-earth policy of shedding its old-guard mainstream successes (Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes) for the more adult, serialized dramas favored by network head Kevin Reilly, pressure is increased on those new shows to perform–not necessarily in the traditional metrics, but with younger viewers […]

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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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once upon a time
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Once Upon A Time”

Posted October 7, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  ONCE UPON A TIME:  Friday 8PM on ABC This season’s Version 2.0 of ONCE UPON A TIME exists because of dwindling ratings, which led to a reduced budget and consequently a cast dump.  (The show was also moved to a less demanding Friday night slot.)  The potential advantage of that hardship was that after 6 […]

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scandal
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Scandal”

Posted October 6, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  SCANDAL:  Thursday 9PM on ABC How tough is Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), newly minted as both Chief of Staff to President Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young), and head of secret intelligence and torture bureau B613?  As Season 7 of SCANDAL has it, Olivia is so tough that when she has Huck (Guillermo Diaz) train a […]

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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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