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Reviews

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Burn Notice”

Posted June 6, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  BURN NOTICE:  Thursday 9PM on USA USA Network is beginning to clean its programming house, with tonight marking the beginning of the 7th and final season of BURN NOTICE (the exit of veteran Psych is expected not to be far behind), and the arrival of the new Graceland.  Burn Notice has been a stalwart […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Time After Time”

Posted March 5, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  TIME AFTER TIME:  Sunday 9PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… If H.G. Wells really did travel from 1893 to the present day, one of the things that would probably horrify him is the fact that all creative endeavors are now viewed merely as “IP,” a play-doh-like building material used to create […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Killjoys”

Posted June 20, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  KILLJOYS:  Friday 9PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… KILLJOYS is yet another sparse, grungy Syfy Canadian cheapie, although it has a bit of B-movie verve.  It concerns a pair of galactic bounty hunters, the beauteous yet deadly Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and her more easygoing junior partner John (Aaron Ashmore).  They work […]

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THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Salem”

Posted April 20, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SALEM:  Sunday 10PM on WGN America – If Nothing Else Is On… There’s more than vanity to the desire of just about every cable network to have at least one original scripted series (although that’s part of it).  There’s also a clear dollar and cents value to original scripted programming, which pays off in […]

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THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “The Assets”

Posted January 3, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE ASSETS:  Thursday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel It’s easy enough to see why ABC would like to be in the spy-TV business.  Homeland, whatever its flaws, is a major hit, and The Americans, while not as sizable, has been a critical success and buzz magnet.  The novels of John Le Carre […]

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Midseason Premiere

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Outlander”

Posted April 10, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OUTLANDER:  Saturday 9PM on Starz OUTLANDER hasn’t been the ratings breakout for Starz that Power has been, but it may be something even more important:  the network’s first real buzz show, one that’s put it on the drama map with its fellow cable networks, and is perhaps poised for a ratings jump in Season […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Blacklist”

Posted September 23, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE BLACKLIST:  Monday 10PM on NBC THE BLACKLIST was a game-changing smash for NBC last season, in combination with The Voice solidifying the network’s hold on Mondays to such an extent that the night, along with Sunday Night Football, made up for all its shortcomings the rest of the week.  The show was a […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “MacGyver”

Posted September 24, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  MACGYVER:  Friday 8PM on CBS – Change the Channel CBS’s reboot of the 30-year old MACGYVER was the fall’s problem child.  After picking up the series, the network didn’t just dump the original pilot, it fired the showrunner and most of the cast, virtually starting from scratch.  (The original showrunner, Paul Downs Colaizzo, retains […]

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