Posts Tagged ‘Dan Fogelman’
 

 

ShowbuzzDaily Season Finale Review: “This Is Us”

  The fourth season of NBC’s THIS IS US wasn’t a standout, relatively speaking, which in a way made the expertise of its execution more clear.  Even when it’s in second gear, Dan Fogelman’s series ...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “This Is Us”

  THIS IS US:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC Last season, THIS IS US was the artisanal brewery of network TV.  It didn’t fit into any of the conventional franchise genres, which made it feel hand-crafted and special.  Instea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “This Is Us”

  It’s easy to overlook the ingeniousness of Dan Fogelman’s THIS IS US, the season’s only broadcast network smash hit.  On its face, the show is a familiar, even old-fashioned family soap, in which the v...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Pitch”

  FOX’s PITCH, co-creator Dan Fogelman’s (with Rick Singer) “other” fall series–he also has a little project called This Is Us–is a modestly engaging drama that deserves another, you kno...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Midseason Finale Review: “This Is Us”

  Last week’s episode of NBC’s THIS IS US notched an impressive achievement:  in Live + 7 ratings, it moved past Empire to become the highest rated drama on broadcast TV.  Admittedly, L7 ratings aren’t ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “This Is Us”

  THIS IS US:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC (moves to 9PM on 10/11) – If Nothing Else Is On NBC’s THIS IS US was created by Dan Fogelman, and the pilot was directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the same team that w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Galavant”

  GALAVANT:  Sunday 8PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… GALAVANT is one of the goofier network enterprises in recent memory.  It’s a fairy tale comedy-musical created by Dan Fogelman (whose resume cover...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: ABC’s “Galavant”

  GALAVANT:  Winter-ish Sunday 8PM on ABC THE FACTS:  A fairy tale musical comedy from Dan Fogelman, the creator of the late, lamented (by some of us) The Neighbors, with an original score by multiple Oscar-winner Alan M...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Neighbors”

  I’m not sure when THE NEIGHBORS started winning me over.  I dismissed the pilot as an overbroad, gimmicky, mostly witless rehash of 3d Rock From the Sun, but as quickly as an October episode where Zabvronian alien...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Guilt Trip”

  THE GUILT TRIP:  Watch It At Home – Maybe If the Ride Were Bumpier, It Would Be More Interesting The odd thing about THE GUILT TRIP is that it doesn’t especially cater either to fans of Barbra Streisand (w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: More Bad “Neighbors” Scripts On the Way

  Typically when a network orders additional scripts for a series, it does so at the Writers Guild minimum, so it’s a very minimal investment compared to ordering additional episodes–thousands rather than milli...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Neighbors”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “The Neighbors”

  THE NEIGHBORS:  Wednesday 8:30PM ABC – Change The Channel It could have been worse.  Initially, ABC slotted THE NEIGHBORS, which is just a New Normal away from being the worst new sitcom of the fall, in the netwo...
by Mitch Salem