Posts Tagged ‘2014-15 TV season’
 

 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: The ABC Schedule – Grid and Instant Analysis

  Come February, Thursday nights are going to feature an old-fashioned broadcast network slugfest, as ABC’s announcement that Scandal is moving to 9PM will put it squarely in the path of NBC’s The Blacklist whe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Fosters”

  There’s a reason why serialized dramas usually have some sort of “franchise” powering them:  a mystery to be solved, patients to be cured, a quest to be undertaken, etc.  Generating compelling stories...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: “Empire”

  EMPIRE:  Midseason TBD on FOX THE FACTS:  Think Nashville, but with a hip-hop beat and an A-level pedigree.  Music tycoon Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is dying–although not just yet–and has to decide who...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Planted Pilot Review: “CSI: Cyber Crime”

  A planted pilot is just what it sounds like:  an episode of an existing TV show temporarily invaded by the elements of a prospective newcomer for an semi-official on-air tryout.  Networks and studios like them because ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Black-ish”

  Even as other broadcast networks have been backing off their commitment to situation comedy, ABC seems to have possession of the magic formula.  Last season’s The Goldbergs became a genuine hit with a move to Wedn...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: FOX’s “Utopia”

  UTOPIA:  Tuesday 8PM and Friday 9PM on FOX THE FACTS:  Based on a Dutch format and produced by unscripted specialist John de Mol, UTOPIA is a reality show that puts 15 people into an isolated area for an entire year an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Fearless Fall Ratings Predictions – Monday

  Last week, the glamorous part of the network “Upfronts” took place, largely for viewer and media purposes:  hordes of new shows were announced, stars were trotted out, executives madly spun this past season&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere (-ish) Review: “Hart of Dixie”

  CW is treating Season 4 of HART OF DIXIE as carelessly as its characters tend to treat each other.  The show’s return has been delayed until midseason, moved to the nether reaches of Friday nights, and its order c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: ABC’s “Black-ish”

    BLACK-ISH:  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC THE FACTS:  Anthony Anderson plays the head of an African-American family that lives a prosperous life in a mostly white neighborhood, and he tries to hold onto some part of h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Good Wife”

  In its 6th season, THE GOOD WIFE continued to delightfully flout every depressing lesson the rest of network television tells us.  Under the remarkable stewardship of Robert and Michelle King, the series turns out seaso...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Glee”

  GLEE:  Friday 9PM on FOX Among the many wrongheaded decisions made by FOX over the last several years, one was giving GLEE a two-year renewal–just as the bottom was starting to fall out of its ratings.  Last year...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Empire”

  EMPIRE:  Wednesday 9PM on FOX Previously… on EMPIRE:  As he prepares to launch his hip-hop entertainment conglomerate into an even higher financial sphere via an IPO, mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) learns t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR: Fall Network Ratings – Night By Night Chart & Analysis

  We’re now 5 weeks into the fall TV season, and although some major changes in the schedule are ahead, mostly due to CBS’s half-season of Thursday Night Football coming to an end, there’s enough data to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Better Call Saul”

  BETTER CALL SAUL:  Monday 10PM on AMC – Potential DVR Alert Spin-offs used to be an regular part of the TV landscape, even for the most celebrated shows–Norman Lear created a virtual tree of comedies origina...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Mysteries of Laura”

  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA:  Wednesday 8PM on NBC Previously… on THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA:  Laura Diamond (Debra Messing) is the mother of obstreperous twins, and the estranged wife of adulterous Jake (Josh Lucas).  S...
by Mitch Salem