Posts Tagged ‘Dick Wolf’
 

 

NIELSENWAR: The NBC Fall 2019 Schedule & Analysis

  We’ve reached the broadcast networks’ Upfront Week… which used to be a lot more central to our television lives than it is now.  Ratings everywhere are down, and there’s no reason to think they&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “FBI”

  FBI:  Tuesday 9PM on CBS Dick Wolf and CBS have always seemed as made for each other as the leads of a rom-com.  And as in that genre, only outside interference has kept the King and Network of Procedurals from falling...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

  LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME:  THE MENENDEZ MURDERS – Tuesday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel Dick Wolf is one of the most successful producers in the history of television, but the one thing he’s never...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR Full Season Network Report Cards: NBC

  Has there ever been a #1 network as screwed up as this year’s edition of NBC? Full Season To Date (through May 3) 18-49 Rating Average:  2.04 (#1), Down 13.7% From Last Season Season Grade:  D+ What Happened:  S...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Law & Order: Special VIctims Unit”

  A return visit to LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT on the occasion of its 15th season finale revealed a procedural that had gone positively soapy–possibly a result of creator Dick Wolf’s recent success w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Chicago PD”

  CHICAGO PD:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC Previously… on CHICAGO PD:  Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) is a tough-as-nails cop out of the Dick Wolf school of tough cops, and he runs a tough squad, although he has a he...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Chicago PD”

  CHICAGO PD:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… This season, NBC went retro in a big way with its new series, from its Don’t you still love Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes? comedies to its Do...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Law & Order: SVU”

  LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT – Wednesday 10PM on NBC SVU began its 15th season with an atypically dark, serialized episode that served as a showcase for star Mariska Hargitay.  It picked up from the Seaso...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Chicago Fire”

  CHICAGO FIRE:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC At a time when network programmers’ fingers are ever-jumpier on their cancellation buttons, NBC has done an unusually good job nurturing CHICAGO FIRE into a success.  The show, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Chicago Fire”

  NBC is all-in on CHICAGO FIRE.  Not only has it given the show a plum spot for the fall on Tuesdays with The Voice as its lead-in, it’s ordered a police-oriented spin-off for midseason.  All this enthusiasm is a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Law & Order: SVU”

  You can take a time-travel journey back to 20th-century network television with LAW & ORDER: SVU, the last remnant of Dick Wolf’s once-behemoth franchise.  Visiting the show for the first time since last fall ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Chicago Fire”

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 PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Chicago Fire”

  CHICAGO FIRE: Wednesday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel Network television doesn’t come more dully generic than NBC’s “new” CHICAGO FIRE, a series that seems to be assembling itself out of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Law & Order: SVU”

  LAW & ORDER:  SVU:  Wednesday 9PM on NBC WHERE WE WERE:  A turf war between escort services run by Delia (Brooke Smith) and Ganzel (Peter Jacobson) turned murderous, leading to the death of a prostitute and the fo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Law & Order: SVU”

  Check Out THE SKED’s Complete Season Finale Reviews HERE   How can anyone say that LAW & ORDER:  SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT has an antiquated feel, when the producers proved in the last scene of tonight’s...
by Mitch Salem