Pilots

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “The Red Road”

Posted February 26, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE RED ROAD:  Thursday 9PM on Sundance Channel – If Nothing Else Is On… “Ponderousness” is odd branding for a cable network with fledgling original programming to embrace, but after Top of the Lake, Rectify, The Returned and the new THE RED ROAD, it’s pretty clear that Sundance Channel is very comfortable with its […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “1600 Penn”

Posted January 11, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  1600 PENN:  Thursday 9:30PM on NBC A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have had their own turnover) give plenty of notes, helpful […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Gracepoint”

Posted October 10, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  GRACEPOINT:  Thursday 9PM on FOX Previously… on GRACEPOINT:  In the small seaside town of Gracepoint, in the western US (as opposed to the small seaside town of Broadchurch in the UK, where the BBC version of the same story took place), the body of 12-year old Danny Solano has been found on the beach […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Slap”

Posted February 20, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  THE SLAP:  Thursday 8PM on NBC Previously… on THE SLAP:  A group of friends and relatives gathered for the 40th birthday party of mid-level NY public official Hector (Peter Sarsgaard), and tensions ran high, between Hector (who’s in the midst of a mid-life crisis) and his wife Aisha (Thandie Newton), between Aisha and Hector’s mother […]

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Reviews

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Bones”

Posted April 30, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  BONES brought out the big guns for its Season 8 finale–a long-awaited marriage proposal from Brennan (Emily Deschanel) to Booth (David Boreanaz), and the return of the show’s arch-villain, Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds).  Pelant is both a genius-level computer hacker and a serial killer who, the last time we saw him, had stolen Hodgins’ […]

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Articles

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

Posted June 6, 2012 by Mitch Salem

        This summer, TNT is airing an ambitious slate of original programming, including the final season of its signature series The Closer, the launches of spinoff Major Crimes and new procedural Perception, a reboot of Dallas, new seasons of the elaborate Steven Spielberg production Falling Skies as well as Leverage and Rizzoli […]

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Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Ghosted”

Posted October 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  GHOSTED:  Sunday 8:30PM on FOX – In the Queue FOX’s new sitcom GHOSTED has two big assets in stars Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, a pair of experienced comedy players who combine star presence with chops as members of the unselfish Parks & Recreation and The Office ensembles.  The premise of Tom Gormican’s series […]

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Reviews

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “The League”

Posted November 21, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Incivility, narcissism, oafishness, insensitivity and general offensiveness is rarely as breezily funny as it regularly is on THE LEAGUE, which finished its fifth season on the new FXX network tonight.  The semi-improvised show created by Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaeffer, who were credited with the scripts for both halves of the 2-part season […]

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