Posts Tagged ‘2016-17 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Prison Break”

  PRISON BREAK:  Tuesday 9PM on FOX – If Nothing Else Is On… Where was the clamor for a return of PRISON BREAK?  The show had pretty much run its course both critically and with viewers by the time it went of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Emerald City”

  EMERALD CITY:  Friday 9PM on NBC – Change the Channel EMERALD CITY will make you wish you’d stayed in Kansas.  It’s a muddle of The Wizard of Oz, Mad Max, Game of Thrones (in their dreams) and that te...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: Fall CBS Schedule(s)

  Conservative CBS is making lots of changes next fall. UPDATED with reactions to trailers, which are available here.     No network preaches the “Everything is just fine in broadcast TV” scripture louder...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

ShowbuzzDaily Season Finale Review: “American Crime”

  John Ridley’s ABC anthology series AMERICAN CRIME has always worn its sackcloth and ashes in plain sight, but Season 3 was especially brutal.  It was eight hours of unceasing human misery, enough to make the insid...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “The Young Pope”

  THE YOUNG POPE:  Sunday/Monday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert The cinema-tization of television continues with HBO’s THE YOUNG POPE.  It’s been created and directed by the filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, who made...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Shooter”

  Aided by a compatible WWE Smackdown lead-in and a red state-friendly storyline, SHOOTER has been a sturdy performer for USA, already renewed for a second summer season.  The series is low-ambition compared to USA’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED – NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: FOX Fall–and Midseason–2016 Schedule (with NBC/FOX grid)

  UPDATED with reactions to FOX trailers, which are available here:   The FOX fall schedule is a puzzlement. FOX seems to have done little to help itself with its fall 2016 line-up, leaving two of its weakest nights unimp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Great News”

  GREAT NEWS:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s latest disposable sitcom GREAT NEWS hails from the House of Tina Fey, who serves as one of its Executive Producers.  Series creator Trace...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “APB”

  APB:  Monday 9PM on FOX – Change the Channel FOX’s APB is a zeitgeist show in the worst possible way.  No doubt when it was pitched and even produced, its central notion that inner-city crime could be cured...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Taboo”

  TABOO:  Tuesday 10PM on FX – Potential DVR Alert It may be that Tom Hardy will join Clive Owen and Michael Fassbinder among British leading men who never quite became the global superstars they seemed meant to be....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

ShowbuzzDaily Series Premiere Review: “American Gods”

  AMERICAN GODS:  Sunday 9PM on Starz – Potential DVR Alert It seems only fair to note upfront, upon the arrival of Bryan Fuller’s new Starz series AMERICAN GODS (created with Michael Green, and based on the n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Grimm”

  For a while there, it seemed as though the finale of GRIMM was on a crusade to make sure the show could never be rebooted, massacring almost the entire regular cast one by one, which in an age where IP is more important ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Good Place”

  THE GOOD PLACE:  Thursday 8:30PM on NBC – In the Queue Originality, imagination and sheer strangeness are rare network TV commodities these days, so it seems fair to give NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE some time befor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Good Place”

  To be sure, NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE hasn’t had much competition in the category of Most Imaginative Broadcast Sitcom this season.  (Really, there’s just The Last Man On Earth, which has been having a mono...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Quantico”

  The fact that ABC’s QUANTICO has been renewed for a third season (albeit with a 13-episode order, a reduced network license fee and an as-yet-unchosen replacement showrunner) tells you everything you need to know a...
by Mitch Salem