Posts Tagged ‘2014-15 TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Person of Interest”

  If the word “edgy” can be applied to a CBS procedural, for a while that described PERSON OF INTEREST, which added a high-tech, slightly sci-fi touch to its crime-of-the-week storylines.  The episodic plots w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR Full Season Network Report Cards: NBC

  Has there ever been a #1 network as screwed up as this year’s edition of NBC? Full Season To Date (through May 3) 18-49 Rating Average:  2.04 (#1), Down 13.7% From Last Season Season Grade:  D+ What Happened:  S...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Review: “Saturday Night Live” with Chris Rock

  Chris Rock’s new movie Top Five is a breakthrough for him partly because in it, he finally manages to capture his stand-up comedy persona in a fully-fledged character.  It was too much to hope that SATURDAY NIGHT ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Librarians”

  THE LIBRARIANS:  Sunday 8PM on TNT Previously… on THE LIBRARIANS:  In the long-term absence of head Librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), a trio of apprentices preserve magical historical artifacts and keep the wor...
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
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “State of Affairs”

  STATE OF AFFAIRS ended its season tonight with a cliffhanger that will almost certainly remain unresolved, although one might speculate whether the mysterious airstrike that was heading toward Charleston Tucker (Katherin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: FOX’s “Gracepoint”

  GRACEPOINT:  Thursday 9PM on FOX starting October 2 – Potential DVR Alert PLAYERS:  Broadchurch, the wildly successful limited (and now continuing) British TV series, of which Gracepoint is a remake.  Broadchurc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Covert Affairs”

  In a way, COVERT AFFAIRS typifies the uncertain place where USA Network finds itself these days.  The series began in 2010 as one of USA’s mostly light-hearted “blue-sky” procedurals.  It centered aro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

  NBC has kept a lot of is pieces in place, but also made some significant changes for next season, especially on its once-signature Thursday night.  Let’s dig in. MONDAY:  No surprise that THE VOICE is staying whe...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Late Show With David Letterman”

  It’s been a heavy week for epochal TV.  On Sunday, Mad Men sold us one last Coke, and tonight marked the end of David Letterman’s reign, one that’s lasted into a fourth decade on the air and has had an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot Review – “Black-ish”

  BLACK-ISH:  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC – Worth A Look   PLAYERS:  Star and Executive Producer Anthony Anderson, and recurring guest star/EP Laurence Fishburne.  (And Executive Producer Larry Wilmore, although...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “American Crime”

  AMERICAN CRIME:  Thursday 10PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert Recently, the broadcast networks have started kicking the tires of what we think of as “cable” oriented programming, by which we mean serial...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR: Bring Out Your Dead! NBC Executes “Bad Judge” and “A To Z”

  After last night’s atrocious 0.9/0.7 pairing, it was clear that the writing on the wall for NBC’s BAD JUDGE and A TO Z was scrawled in blood.  The network chose Halloween afternoon to announce the burials. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Homeland”

  In a way, tonight’s off-key Season 4 finale of HOMELAND was the hour its seriously odd season deserved.  As bipolar as its main character, Season 4 began with misguided attempts to recapture something of the early...
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