Posts Tagged ‘2015-16 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Code Black”

  CODE BLACK:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS – Change the Channel CBS’s new CODE BLACK is a mini-film festival of medical show cliches.  It’s set in a notoriously busy emergency room at a Los Angeles hospital, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Second Chance”

  SECOND CHANCE:  Wednesdays 9PM on FOX (pilot also available via VOD/streaming) – If Nothing Else Is On… There’s not much spark to FOX’s SECOND CHANCE, a spin on Frankenstein (at one point it was ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”

  SHADOWHUNTERS: THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS:  Tuesday 9PM on Freeform – If Nothing Else Is On… Fans of mediocre YA fantasy adventure may remember SHADOWHUNTERS: THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS from its last incarnation, as...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Player”

  THE PLAYER:  Thursday 10PM on NBC Previously… on THE PLAYER:  Alex Kane (Philip Winchester), former government agent, soldier and security consultant, was recruited by a shadowy, sociopathic, all-knowing organiza...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR: How The Networks Learned To Stop Worrying & Love the Bombs

  1.3.  0.9.  1.4.  1.1.  0.7.  1.2.  1.3. 1.2. Those are, respectively, the most recent Live + Same Day ratings for Quantico, Grandfathered, Code Black (which actually had a bump for the week thanks to a higher than...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Family”

  THE FAMILY:  Sunday 9PM on ABC Previously… on THE FAMILY:  Ten years after his disappearance and presumed death, a now-teen Adam Warren (Liam James) appears, freshly escaped from what he describes as a decade spe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Downton Abbey”

  In this era of peak TV, there are more shows than ever that we devour, that we obsess about and are thrilled by and that shock us and tear us apart.  There are fewer, however, that we simply love.  Julian Fellowes̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Recovery Road”

  RECOVERY ROAD:  Monday 9PM on Freeform (Episodes 1-3 available via VOD/streaming) – If Nothing Else Is On… If the idea of rebranding ABCFamily as Freeform was to escape the network’s flavor of earnest ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Flesh and Bone”

  Starz cut its losses quickly on FLESH AND BONE, which had been ordered as the first season of a continuing series, but was declared to be a finite miniseries before it had even started airing.  That late shift made toni...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Good Wife”

  Will THE GOOD WIFE be remembered as the last great broadcast network drama?  It’s impossible to know for sure, but it seems like a good bet.  Other shows will make the attempt, of course:  ABC’s American C...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Rush Hour”

  RUSH HOUR:  Thursday 10PM on CBS – Change the Channel It wasn’t long ago that CBS produced a pilot for a rebooted Beverly Hills Cop and decided, despite the participation of Eddie Murphy, not to proceed to s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Real O’Neals”

  THE REAL O’NEALS:  Tuesday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel Whatever its other ailments, over the past few years ABC has had an extraordinary run of diverse, smart family sitcoms,–an area where other...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Walking Dead”

  When a show is as successful as AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, it can afford to spend virtually the entire back half of a season as little more than a lead-up to the next.  But can it also provide no satisfaction at all ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Review: “The Wiz Live”

  THE WIZ LIVE was the smoothest, best-cast and best-sung yet of NBC’s annual Broadway musical pageants, although it had its own issues.  The network, and producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, made a demographic cho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Leftovers”

  At what point does unconventional storytelling become perversity for its own sake, a collection of curlicued narratives that operate like the showrunner version of The Emperor’s New Clothes?  It’s a question...
by Mitch Salem