Posts Tagged ‘2015-16 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Telenovela”

  TELENOVELA:  Monday 8:30PM on NBC starting January 4 – If Nothing Else Is On… Simply put, TELENOVELA is what Jane the Virgin would be if Jane’s vain, airheaded but good-hearted actor father Rogelio wer...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Agent Carter”

  The signs are foreboding for AGENT CARTER:  not only have the Season 2 ratings gone from lukewarm to frigid, but star Hayley Atwell has signed for another ABC pilot (although since the same studio and network are involv...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Billions”

  BILLIONS:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime (pilot available via VOD and streaming) – Potential DVR Alert There’s a gag in The Big Short where an esoteric piece of financial information, crucial for understanding the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Scream Queens”

  SCREAM QUEENS was 13 consecutive hours of shrill campiness, and it was only fans of shrill camp who turned out for it–and they were far lower in number than FOX and the Ryan Murphy brain-trust had hoped.  As the M...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Rosewood”

  ROSEWOOD:  Wednesday 8PM on FOX Previously… on ROSEWOOD:  Although he appears to be bursting with good health, Dr. Beaumont Rosewood (Morris Chestnut) has enough congenital illnesses to fell the entire emergency ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Teachers”

  TEACHERS:  Wednesday 10:30PM on TV Land (pilot airs 11PM on January 13, also available via on-demand & streaming) – Change the Channel In its continuing effort to cultivate a younger image, TV Land will follow...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The League”

  In an era when even network sitcoms often try to Say Something Meaningful, let’s take a moment to appreciate THE LEAGUE, which devoted 7 prosperous seasons to ingeniously and hilariously being nothing but rude.  J...
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 Finale Review: “Banshee”

  The fourth and final season of Cinemax’s BANSHEE felt more like an epilogue, or even a spin-off, than a climax.  It wasn’t the time jump between Seasons 3 and 4, or the shortened 8-episode order, or even the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Review: “Saturday Night Live” with Donald Trump

  Whether it was appropriate in the first place (other than for ratings, obviously) for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE to turn over 90 minutes of its hugely valuable, non-news airtime to Donald Trump, who already gets more media att...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Legends of Tomorrow”

  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW:  Thursday 8PM on CW – In the Queue Even with a half-season and the resources of two other series to prepare the way, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW finally arrived on CW heavy with exposition.  It was s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Person Of Interest”

  It’s not paranoia if they really are after you, as the saying goes, and CBS’s PERSON OF INTEREST, a well-styled, relatively intelligent and ambitious action drama about mega-surveillance computer programs tha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Scream Queens”

  SCREAM QUEENS:  Tuesday 9PM on FOX – Change the Channel SCREAM QUEENS could have been more accurately titled “Ryan Murphy Presents,” in the manner of the old Alfred Hitchcock show, because it’s e...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “You’re The Worst”

  Nobody saw Season 2 of YOU’RE THE WORST coming.  Season 1 of Stephen Falk’s series had been high-risk enough, a rom-com that spat on the genre’s conventions while also quietly incorporating them, cente...
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