Posts Tagged ‘Homeland’
 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SHOWTIME SCORECARD – 12/9/12

  With HBO, AMC, TNT, USA, Lifetime, A&E and virtually every other cable network that airs scripted Sunday programming on seasonal hiatus, this Sunday belonged to Showtime. HOMELAND rose to yet another all-time high in...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Homeland” Earns Showtime’s Allegiance

  On the heels of last night’s jaw-dropping episode of HOMELAND, which basically played 52 pick-up with the show’s very premise, Showtime has issued an early Season 3 renewal for what is now its flagship series...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime WHERE WE WERE:  Wincing, as bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) underwent electroshock therapy, which we knew was going to make her forget the proof she had that former P...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Showtime’s Big Night

  The Sunday cable numbers will mostly be released tomorrow, but Showtime was in an understandable hurry to get out the fast news about last night’s numbers. In total audience (the 18-49 demo numbers are still in pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Drama Emmys

  We’ve taken a look at the major Comedy and Movie/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmys, and now it’s time for the big guns:  the Dramas.  Incredibly, the state of TV drama is so strong these days that one c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: THE EMMY NOMINATIONS

  Nominations have just been announced for the 64th annual Emmy Awards.  The full list is here; below is a rundown of some of the major categories and early thoughts: BEST DRAMA Boardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Downton Abbey...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: The Return of “Homeland” (and “Dexter”)

> Showtime announced today the return of 2 of its signature dramas:  both DEXTER and HOMELAND will begin their new seasons on Sunday, September 30. Not coincidentally, this is exactly 1 week after the year’s Emmy Awa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Globes – TV

> Possibly because the Golden Globes take place in much less proximity to the Emmys than they do to the Oscars, and thus aren’t the crucial part of network gamesplaying that they are for the movie studios, the Hollywood F...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Homeland” Finale Blows Up (In A Good Way)

> All the buzz and acclaim for Showtime’s HOMELAND started to pay off in the ratings for its season finale, which climbed from the show’s usual 0.4-0.5 level to a 0.7.  That’s still no blockbuster, but in...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings December 13-19

>ESPN’s Monday Night Football was back with a vengeance this week — a 6.4 Adult 18-49 rating for the Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers, the highest-rated game since November 7 (6.9 rating for Chicago Bears ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE WATCH: The Girl With the “Homeland” Tattoo

> WARNING:  Spoilers Abound That expelled breath heard around the country this evening was a collective sigh of relief:  HOMELAND‘s season finale didn’t collapse.  On the contrary, it delivered a sati...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

STATUETTE STAKES: Game of Golden Globes

> Our thoughts on the movie Golden Globe nominations are here.  Meanwhile, in television: BREAKING BAD:  LOSER – Really, one should say Golden Globes Credibility:  Loser, because when you fail to even nomin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Homeland” Stays Home At Showtime

> Four weeks into its initial season, HOMELAND has received a 2d season order from Showtime.  Although the series’ ratings haven’t been stellar–it routinely loses at least half the audience of its Dexter ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Homeland”

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

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: Showtime’s “Homeland”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem