Posts Tagged ‘2013-14 TV season’
 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Doll & Em”

  DOLL & EM:  Wednesday 9PM on HBO – If Nothing Else Is On… HBO’s romance with quirky British comedies of discomfort (and with the look and feel of micro-budgeted indie film) continues with DOLL &...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Decision Day at CBS, FOX and NBC

  With most of another week’s ratings in the books, CBS, FOX and NBC took care of business today–although the first two networks handed out promotions while the Peacock issued pink slips. CBS gave back orders t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Lucky 7”

  ABC wraps up its all-new Tuesday night with LUCKY 7, a wish-fulfillment (and probably a “be careful what you wish for”) drama about a group of 7 blue-collar workers at a Queens gas station who hit the lottery...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Midseason Finale Review: “Revolution”

  With the addition of Rockne S. O’Bannon to the REVOLUTION writing/producing team as co-showrunner, alongside series creator Eric Kripke, the first half (actually 9/22nds) of its second season has been more tightly ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Nashville”

  It took some down-to-the-wire negotiations between ABC and production studio Lionsgate, but NASHVILLE made its way to a Season 3 renewal this week.  (And barring further ratings collapse, that makes a Season 4 more like...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Treme”

  TREME:  Sunday 9PM on HBO You don’t need big ratings to be considered a success on HBO (just ask Lena Dunham), but generating buzz is essential.  That’s something TREME never did, despite a small hard core ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Resurrection”

  RESURRECTION is one of ABC’s TBD series, and it seems that it may be intended to have a limited run (perhaps bridging the gaps of a serialized show, in order to avoid reruns and preemptions), although it’s no...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Masters of Sex”

  Michelle Ashford’s series MASTERS OF SEX has been the extraordinary surprise of the fall television season.  It seemed, on its face, to be dauntingly unpromising.  In telling the story of sex researchers William ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

  Lorne Michaels has controlled the post-Tonight Show slot on NBC for more than 20 years (and with Jimmy Fallon’s ascension, he now has The Tonight Show in his portfolio as well), and for the third consecutive time, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “The Goldbergs”

  THE GOLDBERGS, as it will be described in roughly 10 billion places between now and September, is The Wonder Years set in the 1980s, based on the childhood of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, with Jeff Garlin as gruff bu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “CSI”

  CSI:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS As with Law & Order before it, the franchise that is CSI has dwindled down to a single entry, in this case the original Las Vegas-set version.  The cast has mostly been refurbished, with...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot Review: “Mind Games”

  MIND GAMES:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… The creator of ABC’s midseason MIND GAMES, Kyle Killen, was the man behind Lone Star and Awake (as well as the movie The Beaver), so he doesn&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Salem”

  SALEM:  Sunday 10PM on WGN America Previously… on SALEM:  In the late 17th century, the town of Salem had a fanatical witch hunter in the person of Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel), but also a coven of very real witche...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Revolution”

  REVOLUTION was sort of a sad story.  The lights-are-out sci-fi adventure was NBC’s top priority in Fall 2012, promoted like crazy and given the network’s prized post-The Voice timeslot.  At first the show l...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot Review: “Resurrection”

  RESURRECTION:  Sunday 9PM on ABC  – Potential DVR Alert The restrained tension of RESURRECTION‘s pilot may remind you of early, suburban Spielberg, and of M. Night Shyamalan before he became a punchline. ...
by Mitch Salem