Posts Tagged ‘NBC summer’
 

 
Aquarius

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Aquarius”

  How on earth is NBC going to bring back AQUARIUS next season?  In the history of broadcast television, it may well be the lowest-rated series ever renewed by a major network, with viewership so abysmal that the show cou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
Mr. Robinson

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Mr. Robinson”

and MR. ROBINSON:  Wednesday 9PM on NBC – Change the Channel NBC has been making a specialty of what might be called “stealth comedy.”  The network throws a short order of sitcom episodes on the air two at a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
Welcomet to Sweden

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Welcome To Sweden”

  WELCOME TO SWEDEN:  Sunday 8PM on NBC WELCOME TO SWEDEN is a comedy so placid that one might need to hold up a mirror to its face to see if its breath can fog the glass, and NBC seems to be trying to keep its second sea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
crossbones

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Crossbones”

  CROSSBONES, despite some hoopla when it was first announced, turned out to be a series hardly anyone wanted to watch.  Adjusting for the fact that Starz is only in 1/3 of US households, even that network’s Black S...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
night shift

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “The Night Shift”

  For scripted network shows, a summer season is like a dog year, far more weighty than the regular kind.  The mortality rate is so high that just getting a renewal is a considerable feat, and a show like Rookie Blue, ext...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Welcome to Sweden”

  WELCOME TO SWEDEN:  Thursday 9PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert WELCOME TO SWEDEN has one of the more unusual provenances of any show on a US broadcast network.  It was commissioned by Swedish television, where it ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Working the Engels”

  WORKING THE ENGELS:  Thursday 9:30PM on NBC – Change the Channel As summer sitcoms go, WORKING THE ENGELS makes Undateable look like the return of Seinfeld. It’s an inert pile of unfunny cliches, dysfunction...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
undateable

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Undateable”

  NBC was so eager to get UNDATEABLE off its schedule that the network unceremoniously threw 4 episodes onto tonight’s line-up, 1 rerun and 3 new half-hours culminating in the season finale.  That treatment was a bi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
taxi brooklyn

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Taxi Brooklyn”

  TAXI BROOKLYN:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC Previously… on TAXI BROOKLYN:  Cat Sullivan (Chyler Leigh) is a grouchy (but spunky and cute) NYPD detective whose driving is so bad that she’s been demoted to walking ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
crossbones

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Crossbones”

  CROSSBONES:  Friday 10PM on NBC Previously… on CROSSBONES:  The infamous pirate Edward Teague AKA Blackbeard (John Malkovich), has established an island kingdom for himself on New Providence in the Caribbean, wit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
night shift

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Night Shift”

  THE NIGHT SHIFT:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC Previously… on THE NIGHT SHIFT:  On the 7PM-7AM shift at San Antonio Medical Center, Dr. TC Callahan (Eoin Macken) is the rebellious yet brilliant ex-Army medic who’s w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
crossbones

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Crossbones”

  CROSSBONES:  Friday 10PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert Viewers of Starz’s Black Sails will find much that’s familiar in NBC’s summer pirate adventure CROSSBONES.  We’re back in the Caribbea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
undateable

THE SKED Pilot (+1) Review: “Undateable”

  UNDATEABLE:  Thursday 9PM on NBC – Change the Channel UNDATEABLE, whose episodes NBC is burning off two at a time on summer Thursday nights, may not be quite bad enough to earn the obvious “unwatchable”...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED: NBC Summer Schedule

  NBC has announced an unusually robust slate of scripted programming for summer 2014–although, since 3 of the shows were originally ordered for airing during the regular season and didn’t make it onto the sche...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
camp

THE SKED’s Pilot + 1 Review: “Camp”

  CAMP:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC Previously… on CAMP:  Camp Little Otter in upstate New York is an old-fashioned place where the kids learn crafts, the counselors try to get laid and the owner, Mack Greenfield (Rache...
by Mitch Salem