Posts Tagged ‘2016-17 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Twin Peaks”

  TWIN PEAKS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime – DVR Alert (for some) Trying to recapture what it was like to watch the original premiere of TWIN PEAKS would be like attempting to duplicate the experience of seeing the first...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Mick”

  THE MICK:  Tuesday 8:30PM on FOX – Change the Channel FOX has ushered in network TV 2017 with a show that feels less than fresh:  THE MICK, a sitcom that’s basically a not-quite-cable retread of Uncle Buck....
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 Premiere Review: “Doubt”

  DOUBT:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS – If Nothing Else Is On… As highly prized as the talents of Shonda Rhimes are, it takes the continuing line of her failed imitators to remind us just how difficult it is to dupl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Westworld”

  “Interactive TV” is a phrase that’s been used many times in many contexts over the years, and HBO’s WESTWORLD provided a new way to look at the concept.  The first season of Westworld was–m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Famous In Love”

  FAMOUS IN LOVE:  Tuesday 9PM on Freeform (full season also available via online/VOD) – Change the Channel On the basis of its opening hour, Freeform’s new FAMOUS IN LOVE is pretty woeful stuff.  It’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Insecure”

  INSECURE:  Sunday 10:30PM on HBO – In the Quene HBO introduces a promising new voice to TV comedy with Issa Rae’s INSECURE, which she created with Larry Wilmore (who left after pilot to concentrate on The Ni...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Designated Survivor”

  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR has been running through showrunners like breath mints (a fourth is scheduled to join the show for Season 2, and reportedly every script makes its way through star/executive producer Kiefer Sutherland...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Shooter”

  SHOOTER:  Tuesday 10PM on USA – Change the Channel USA Network has had a tough time populating its post-Mr. Robot schedule.  Sam Esmail’s series, while not a ratings blockbuster, has been a re-branding triu...
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 Midseason Finale Review: “Once Upon A Time”

  Times are dark indeed in Storybrooke this season.  The ratings for ONCE UPON A TIME have never been worse, and the the once-inventive show’s writing, by series creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis and their st...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Americans”

  Last year FX gave THE AMERICANS showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg a final 2-season order, and from the vantage point of Season 5’s finale, it seems clear that they’ve approached this stretch as a singl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Bull”

  BULL:  Tuesday 9PM on CBS – Change the Channel CBS’s BULL is, from its title down, almost completely insufferable.  Loosely inspired by the pre-TV professional life of Dr. Phil (billed here as “Dr. Ph...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Nashville”

  NASHVILLE:  Thursday 9PM on CMT (returns January 5) It’s not clear how much of a signpost tonight’s “sneak peek” hour of NASHVILLE Season 5 will turn out to be.  It was the initial hour to air o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Incorporated”

  INCORPORATED:  Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – Change the Channel INCORPORATED is one of Syfy’s periodic big swings.  Although produced in Canada, it’s backed by the CBS and Syfy in-house studios, rather t...
by Mitch Salem