Posts Tagged ‘2012-13’
 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Emily Owens, MD”

  EMILY OWENS, MD: Tuesday 9PM on CW – If Nothing Else Is On… Say this for EMILY OWENS, MD:  it really makes you appreciate Shonda Rhimes.  The seeming ease with which Grey’s Anatomy mixes medical drama...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC Can’t Have Too Many Sitcoms

  The Chinese water torture that has been NBC’s announcement of its renewals and pick-ups continues with the glad tidings that PARKS & RECREATION has at long last received its (albeit 13-episode) order, as well a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: NBC Is Still Picking Up

      NBC’s early pick-up spree continued late today with orders for 2 more sitcoms in addition to the previously ordered Go On, Save Me and The New Normal. The more high-concept entry is 1600 PENN, a singl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SCHEDULE: FOX

  The broadcast networks will officially announce their schedules next week at the Upfronts in New York, but before that happens, Mitch Metcalf and I, along with veteran network executive Ted Frank, have put together our o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – “Save Me”

  SAVE ME:  Thursday 8PM on NBC – Change the Channel Note:  This review was originally written after last year’s Upfronts, before it was known that SAVE ME would be held by NBC until the summer.  It’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Grimm” On Mondays Isn’t the “New Normal” Anymore

  Remember this morning when we were remarking on the confusing NBC promos last night that made it sound like GRIMM wouldn’t be airing again on Mondays, when it was scheduled for another Monday broadcast next week? ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: NBC’s Early Start & Premiere Schedule

  NBC, as expected, is using its Summer Olympics coverage to launch some of its new fall shows, with a variety of stunt airings and “sneak peeks.”  On the other hand, some returning shows won’t arrive on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Revolution”

  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 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SCHEDULE: ABC

  Mitch Metcalf and I, along with veteran network executive Ted Frank, have put together our own versions of the schedules (the real ones will be announced at the nework Upfronts in New York next week). We’ve posted ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: CBS Doubles Down on “Vegas,” Finds Back Order “Elementary”

  Neither VEGAS nor ELEMENTARY is setting television screens on fire with their 18-49 ratings so far. Vegas scored a 2.0 in its last airing that merely tied the perpetually bubbled Parenthood, and Elementary hit a somewha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: ABC’s “Mistresses”

MISTRESSES:  Monday 10PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… These days, primetime soap operas usually try to be something else as well:  comedies (Desperate Housewives), musicals (Glee), thrillers (Revenge), medical ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Go On” Preview Ratings Update

  In fast national ratings, the number for last night’s preview of GO ON was updated (and downgraded) from 6.4 to 5.6.  This wasn’t unexpected, since NBC had played a little game by starting Go On at 11:06 PM,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREVIEWING TONIGHT POST-OLYMPICS – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’S “Go On”

  Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  These critiques shouldnR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED FALL TRAILER REVIEW: ABC’s “Last Resort”

    LAST RESORT:  Thursdays 8PM on ABC   WHAT IT’S SAYING:  Crimson Tide, with Andre Braugher as Gene Hackman and Scott Speedman as Denzel Washington.  Nuclear stakes.  A lot of grim-faced guys underwat...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SCHEDULE: NBC

  The broadcast networks will officially announce their schedules next week at the Upfronts in New York, but before that happens, Mitch Metcalf and I, along with veteran network executive Ted Frank, have put together our o...
by Mitch Salem