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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Man Seeking Woman”

Posted January 14, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  MAN SEEKING WOMAN:  Wednesday 10:30PM on FXX – If Nothing Else Is On… You know how on Family Guy a character will say “This is just like when________” or “You’re like________,” and there’s an instant cutaway to whatever the character was talking about, no matter how bizarre?  (An example from this past week:  Stewie […]

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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE: “Californication”

Posted January 9, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> CALIFORNICATION has been a fairly reliable performer for Showtime, although not a breakout hit (last season, airing at 9PM, it was doing around a 0.2 in 18-49s, about the same as The Big C and a little below the network’s other signature comedies Weeds and Nurse Jackie).  It returns for its 5th season in […]

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THE SKED PREMIERE REVIEWS: “Axe Cop” & “High School USA!”

Posted July 21, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Among the many, many places where cable has been eating the lunch of the broadcast networks is in the anarchic, shoestring-budgeted world of adult late-night comedy, much of it animated, where Adult Swim has been routinely beating the late-night talk shows in young demos with lunatics-running-the-asylum work like Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, […]

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THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Scandal”

Posted October 4, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  SCANDAL:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Sex is both currency and kryptonite on SCANDAL, a tool and a compulsion.  Shonda Rhimes’s series is coming off a genuinely phenomenal second season, one which saw its ratings rise by an incredible 50% between its season premiere and the finale, in which Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) was outed […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Ray Donovan”

Posted July 13, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime It’s a bit surprising that RAY DONOVAN has been a steady performer for Showtime, considering that its tone tends toward the glum and monotonous, but next to Homeland, it’s one of the network’s more consistent titles.  Despite that success, Showtime deposed series creator/showrunner Ann Biderman at the end […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Homeland”

Posted October 5, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime It’s been a bumpy ride for HOMELAND fans.  For its first season and a half, the series was as good as anything on the air, only to go off the rails for a like amount of time, as it tried with increasing desperation to accommodate the doomed romance of […]

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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Alphas”

Posted July 24, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  ALPHAS:  Monday 10PM on Syfy   WHERE WE WERE:  Think X-Men without the big special effects, the cool gadgets and the costumes.  Dr. Lee Rosen (David Stathairn) is the shepherd to a group of Alphas, individuals with mutations that give them abilities beyond the normal:  Hicks (Warren Christie) has super-aim, Harken (Malik Yoba) has […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Agent Carter”

Posted January 20, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  AGENT CARTER:  Tuesday 9PM on ABC Under showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, the second season of ABC/Marvel’s retro comic book adventure AGENT CARTER, at least in the early going, makes a less strenuous effort to fit into the larger Marvel universe, and the result is more streamlined and smoother than Season 1. The […]

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