Posts Tagged ‘midseason’
 

 

NIELSENWAR: Midseason (Mostly) In Place

  Although last night’s launch of DANCING WITH THE STARS will dampen things a bit, ABC is in better shape now than it’s been for months.  Last week’s averages included 3 hours of THE BACHELOR finale, as ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: ABC Midseason Schedule

  Today ABC announced its midseason schedule.  Mostly, the network did the necessary work of filling in the gaps where shows have been canceled (or run out of episodes, like Super Fun Night and Once Upon A Time in Wonder...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: ABC Culls the Herd

  It was high time for ABC to make decisions about its new sitcoms, and now it has.  Both THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE have received full 9-episode back orders, and SUPER FUN NIGHT a more half-hearted order of 4 addition...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: ABC’s “Mistresses”

MISTRESSES:  Monday 10PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… These days, primetime soap operas usually try to be something else as well:  comedies (Desperate Housewives), musicals (Glee), thrillers (Revenge), medical ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – “Save Me”

  SAVE ME:  Thursday 8PM on NBC – Change the Channel Note:  This review was originally written after last year’s Upfronts, before it was known that SAVE ME would be held by NBC until the summer.  It’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Us & Them”

  Currently TBD on the FOX schedule is US & THEM, an adaptation of the well-liked British comedy Gavin & Stacey.  It stars the also well-liked Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel as co-workers from different branches o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT: “Family Tools”

  FAMILY TOOLS –  Wednesday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel   J.K. Simmons is one of our national character actor treasures, but he tests the bounds of our willingness to follow him anywhere with FAMIL...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REPORT: “Golden Boy”

  GOLDEN BOY:  Friday 9PM on CBS (special previews on Tuesday 2/26 and 3/5) – Potential DVR Alert CBS tries to have its procedural cake and eat its serialization with GOLDEN BOY.  Think of it as How I Met Your Moth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Cult”

  CULT:  Tuesday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel CW has had little good news this season apart from the arrival of Arrow, and it’s not helping itself by deciding to launch the new thriller CULT just as FOX has ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT – “Zero Hour”

  ZERO HOUR:  Thursday 8PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert ZERO HOUR‘s pilot is an engaging piece of nonsense, but whether it can work as a continuing TV series is another question.  The premise is a DaVinci Cod...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: “Do No Harm”

  DO NO HARM: Thursday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… What is it with NBC and dual personalities?  Is the network trying to tell us something?  A couple of years ago it gave us My Own Worst Enemy, with ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REPORT – FOX’s “The Following”

  THE FOLLOWING:  Monday 9PM on FOX – DVR Alert We’ve been here before, perhaps most memorably in Red Dragon aka Manhunter:  the burned-out, injured, brilliantly intuitive FBI agent, called back to the field ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

  DECEPTION:  Monday 10PM on NBC 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, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Will NBC “Do No Harm”?

  NBC has dug a deep hole for itself on Thursdays, which used to be the crown jewel of its week.  Last night, its average in 18-49 year old viewers was a horrific 1.2, less than half of CBS and FOX’s numbers and jus...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Partial NBC Midseason Schedule

  NBC today announced the broad strokes of its midseason schedule, although there are still holes to be filled in.  Some major points that we do know: MONDAY: THE BIGGEST LOSER will air between cycles of THE VOICE at 8P...
by Mitch Salem