Posts Tagged ‘2015-16 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Saturday Night Live” with Miley Cyrus

  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE had one of the quietest off-seasons in its recent history, with the addition of featured player Jon Rudnitsky as its only major change, so for better and worse, tonight’s Season 41 premiere felt...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Vinyl”

  VINYL:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert Even with an ever-increasing amount of new and emerging competition, for now at least there’s still nothing in television quite like an all-in, no-expense-spared HBO eve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Quantico”

  QUANTICO:  Sunday 10PM on ABC – In the Queue The first hour of ABC’s QUANTICO is a bit of a mess, but it’s one of the most slickly enjoyable of the network fall TV season.  Think of it as Shondaland m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Life In Pieces”

  LIFE IN PIECES:  Monday 8:30PM on CBS – Change the Channel Two seasons ago, CBS gave us The Millers, which against all odds managed to take the talents of Will Arnett, Beau Bridges, Margo Martindale, J.B. Smoove a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

  CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND:  Monday 8PM on CW – In the Queue With a Netflix-driven need to keep its line-up as stable as possible (returning shows are automatically included in the network’s lucrative streaming dea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Black Sails”

  From the viewpoint of its newly-concluded third season, the first 2 years of Starz’s BLACK SAILS feel like a very long and somewhat misguided prologue to where the series is now.  With Michael Bay as its leading E...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Of Kings and Prophets”

  OF KINGS AND PROPHETS:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel ABC’s biblical saga OF KINGS AND PROPHETS was a big swing for the network administration headed by Paul Lee, but the fact that he’s not ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Originals”

  THE ORIGINALS has some recurring problems.  For one thing, since its antihero family the Mikaelsons are ageless supernaturals who emigrated to the US over the centuries, their foes–and even the family members who ...
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 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: “Vinyl”

  VINYL watchers, HBO feels your pain.  Late in a run that matched low ratings with little buzz or critical enthusiasm, the network took the unusual step of not just firing co-creator/showrunner Terence Winter, but of pub...
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 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 Season Premiere Review: “Shameless”

  SHAMELESS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime John Wells comes from the broadcast network school of showrunning, where he kept ER going for 22 (or more) episodes per year for more than a decade, and barely missed a beat when Aaron...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Finding Carter”

  In its second season, MTV’s FINDING CARTER made a disappointingly dim argument for sustaining itself beyond its initial premise.  The series remains well-acted, and it has its emotionally pursuasive moments, but i...
by Mitch Salem