Golden Globes
Articles

SHOWBUZZDAILY Golden Globes Live Blog

Posted January 7, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  It’s not hyperbole to say that the stakes are higher for tonight’s GOLDEN GLOBES than they’ve ever been before.  On the awards front, a full set of wide-open Oscar races means that most Globe winners will become instant Academy Awards favorites.  Meanwhile, on the broader level, the Globes will be Hollywood’s first major awards […]

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The Chi
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Chi”

Posted January 6, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  THE CHI:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – More Mean Streets Showtime’s THE CHI is geographically close enough to the Chicago of its veteran hit Shameless that its characters could bump into Gallaghers at any given moment, but series creator Lena Waithe is influenced more by the work of David Simon, and not so much […]

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9-1-1
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “9-1-1″

Posted January 4, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  9-1-1:  Wednesday 9PM on FOX – Surprisingly Unsurprising Saying that FOX’s 9-1-1 is the Ryan Murphy team’s version of a Dick Wolf procedural makes it sound far more subversive and original than it actually is.  In fact, for the most part its opening hour is virtually indistinguishable from one of the cogs in Wolf’s wheel […]

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Grown-ish
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Grown-ish”

Posted January 3, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  GROWN-ISH:  Wednesday 8PM on Freeform – In Progress ABC’s Black-ish has been a bright spot on the broadcast landscape, the rare network family sitcom to earn both wide audiences and critical praise for its combination of political sting and emotional warmth.  A spin-off created by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris (and Larry Wilmore, an original […]

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LA to Vegas
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “LA To Vegas”

Posted January 2, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  LA TO VEGAS:  Tuesday 9PM on FOX – In the Queue Broadcast TV kicks off its new scripted series year with FOX’s well-paced LA TO VEGAS, a mostly retro workplace sitcom with a small twist:  Lon Zimmet’s series takes place almost entirely on the roundtrips of the titular run, operated by the Southwest-like Jackpot Airlines. The […]

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Good Behavior
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ShowbuzzDaily Season Finale Review: “Good Behavior”

Posted December 18, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  TNT has been burning through its old-line series like Major Crimes and The Librarians two episodes at a time in recent weeks, seemingly in a frenzy to get rid of them.  The network has put its muscle behind darker, more serialized and adult dramas, with mixed results:  Animal Kingdom and Claws are hits, while […]

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Christmas Story
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ShowbuzzDaily TV Review: “A Christmas Story Live”

Posted December 18, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Coming off its acclaimed, Emmy-winning production of Grease, FOX had the holiday live TV musical market cornered this year, NBC having opted out of its planned Bye Bye Birdie in favor of a Spring 2018 Jesus Christ Superstar.  FOX zigged a bit from past practices, choosing the recent (and short-lived) Broadway musical adaptation of […]

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Counterpart
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Counterpart”

Posted December 11, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  COUNTERPART:  Sunday 9PM on Starz, starting 1/21/18 – In the Queue Tales of alternative earths are an increasingly popular form of fiction these days, possibly because our actual Earth is currently so difficult to handle.  Just as The Man In the High Castle runs the subgenre through tropes of old-time war movies, Starz’s new […]

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