Posts Tagged ‘2014-15 TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Midseason Finale Review: “The Blacklist”

  THE BLACKLIST adequately completed the first act of its season’s mission with tonight’s fall finale–but the tough part is still to come.  NBC largely adopted a conservative schedule this season–a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: ABC Picks Up “Secrets & Lies,” Negotiates on “Nashville”

  One more drama for ABC:  the murder-driven soap SECRETS & LIES, which had a high-profile deal that would have required the network to pay a large penalty if it hadn’t ordered the series (it has a 10-episode or...
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 Premiere Review: “Louie”

  LOUIE:  Thursday 10:30PM on FX We’ve learned over time that it’s impossible to take the measure of a season of LOUIE until we see what its auteur has in store for us.  Last year’s Season 4 was extraor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

  CRISTELA:  Friday 8:30PM on ABC THE FACTS:  The Hollywood American Dream:  Cristela Alonzo is a Latina comic who wrote (with Kevin Hench) a family comedy pilot script loosely inspired by her own life, about a young wo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Broadchurch”

  The first season of BROADCHURCH was a phenomenon in the UK, one that prompted the ill-fated FOX US remake Gracepoint, and also, back in England, the somewhat controversial decision to renew the series beyond its seemi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: ABC and 20th Make Their Deal: 2 Pick-Ups, “Last Man Standing” Back

  Only those involved will likely ever know the details, but ABC and 20th Century Fox Television worked out whatever they needed to, and the result was a pick-up of LAST MAN STANDING and orders for 2 additional 20th sitcom...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Glee”

  GLEE went out with dignity–and given that this was Glee, that was far from a sure thing.  Over its 6 years (at least 2 more than wisdom would have allowed), Glee made so many disastrous turns into overblown silli...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Midseason Moves For CBS

  CBS has announced what’s expected to be its last round of midseason schedule changes, affecting Thursdays and Fridays.  Starting February 27, 2 1/2 MEN and THE CRAZY ONES will switch slots, with Crazy Ones moving ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Battle Creek”

  BATTLE CREEK:  Sunday 10PM on CBS – Change the Channel While not the worst show of the season, BATTLE CREEK may well be the most disappointing.  The light procedural combines the talents of two of TV’s prem...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Allegiance”

  ALLEGIANCE:  Thursday 10PM on NBC Previously… on ALLEGIANCE:  Alex O’Connor (Gavin Stenhouse) has an Unforgettable-level memory–if also a semi-Asperbergian inability to handle social intercourse–...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Vampire Diaries”

  At the close of its 6th season, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES finds itself at a crossroads.  The ratings are way down, and for the first time since it premiered, the series isn’t one of CW’s biggest hits, but just a m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Affair”

  It’s difficult, even after a full and absorbing season, to know exactly what to make of THE AFFAIR.  The series hasn’t fit neatly into either of the genres it seemed to be invoking:  despite the title and o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Peter Pan Live”

  Tonight’s PETER PAN LIVE proved that NBC, and producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, had learned some valuable lessons from last year’s successful but often painful production of The Sound of Music.  Chief am...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: NBC’s “Constantine”

  CONSTANTINE:  Friday 10PM on NBC starting October 24 – If Nothing Else is On… (but also Incomplete) PLAYERS:  DC Comics.  Series creators Daniel Cerrone (a showrunner, although not creator, of Dexter) and ...
by Mitch Salem