Posts Tagged ‘2015-16 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Dr. Ken”

  DR. KEN:  Friday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel It’s going to be a neck and neck battle this fall between ABC’s DR KEN and NBC’s Truth Be Told (which will soon air directly against it) as to ...
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 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 Season Finale Review: “How To Get Away With Murder”

  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER is an edifice built on two foundations:  the acting of Viola Davis as the show’s brilliant and complex criminal attorney Annalise Keating, and the ability of series creator Peter Nowalk...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Minority Report”

  MINORITY REPORT:  Monday 9PM on FOX Previously… on MINORITY REPORT:  In 2065, 11 years after the events of Steven Spielberg’s film, the “precog” program, in which a trio of psychically gifted em...
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 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: “Shades of Blue”

  Over the course of its season, NBC’s SHADES OF BLUE muddled its way from being a broadcast network-lite version of a gritty cable cop drama to a more conventional heist thriller.  It was flawed in both contexts, b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Wynonna Earp”

  WYNONNA EARP:  Friday 10PM on Syfy – Change the Channel Syfy has recently been trying to burnish its schlocky image with some more ambitious projects, most notably the time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys and The Magic...
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: “The Expanse”

  THE EXPANSE:  Tuesday 10PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… The one thing we can tell conclusively about Syfy’s new series THE EXPANSE from its first hour is that it’s in no hurry.  The hour, wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Royals”

  THE ROYALS:  Sunday 10PM on E! THE ROYALS has been, if not much else, an effective demonstration of branding by E!.  Its first scripted series, recounting the antics of a fictional British royal family, fit in well wit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Miniseries Premiere Review: “The X-Files”

  THE X-FILES:  Monday 8PM on FOX With its densely serialized mythology and mostly pre-internet rabidly enthusiastic fans, THE X-FILES was a key signpost on the road to today’s pop culture.  By the time it left the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Scandal”

  Even by the standards of current network TV, the ratings drop for SCANDAL has been steep and swift.  It’s down 50% from where it was 2 seasons ago, and down 30% this season.  It’s still one of ABC’s h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Arrow”

  ARROW had a somewhat unsuper fourth season.  That was partly due to its villain:  Damien Darhk, however enthusiastically played by Neal McDonough, was an all-smirk-all-the-time Big Bad in dapper suits, a Bond-ish villa...
by Mitch Salem