Posts Tagged ‘NBC’
 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “The Sound of Music Live”

  Creative risk-taking should always be applauded, especially in the conservative world of network television, and tonight NBC (in the particular person of its President Robert Greenblatt) and Executive Producers Craig Zad...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR: How The Networks Learned To Stop Worrying & Love the Bombs

  1.3.  0.9.  1.4.  1.1.  0.7.  1.2.  1.3. 1.2. Those are, respectively, the most recent Live + Same Day ratings for Quantico, Grandfathered, Code Black (which actually had a bump for the week thanks to a higher than...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: NBC MIDSEASON SCHEDULE

> NBC has unaccountably decided not to air a midseason schedule consisting of a test pattern and the words “For the love of God, bring back football…” scrolling at the bottom of the screen.  On the contra...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Crossing Lines”

  CROSSING LINES:  Sunday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… Television’s changing economics will probably lead to a lot more internationally financed co-productions as time goes on.  In terms of cont...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REVIEW – NBC’s “The Blacklist”

  THE BLACKLIST:  Monday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC has made it very clear that its top fall priority is the launch of the new Monday drama THE BLACKLIST.  The show has been given the network...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Review: “Saturday Night Live” with Chris Rock

  Chris Rock’s new movie Top Five is a breakthrough for him partly because in it, he finally manages to capture his stand-up comedy persona in a fully-fledged character.  It was too much to hope that SATURDAY NIGHT ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Revolution”

REVOLUTION:  Monday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… REVOLUTION is Falling Skies without aliens, The Walking Dead without zombies, Jericho… well, actually it pretty much is Jericho.  We’ve all stro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Fall 2015 Primetime Schedules: Broadcast Networks

Here is a summary of the Fall 2015 broadcast schedules, announced this week in New York to advertisers at the upfront presentations.  Start setting your DVRs now, or start making your picks for biggest hit or first cancellatio...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

UPDATED–THE SKED: “Smash” Moves Waaaay Off-Broadway And Other NBC Schedule Changes

  NOTE:  updated to reflect NBC’s revised Tuesday listings for March 19 and 26. The curtain has started to come down for SMASH.  Although technically the show hasn’t been canceled yet, on April 6 it moves to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

AUDIENCE MAP: NBC Fall 2015

The AUDIENCE MAP series continues with a look at fall 2015:  NBC’s primetime lineup is shown below.  As a reminder, the programs are arranged by broadcast schedule, with each show placed on the night it spent most of t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

PREVIEWING TONIGHT POST-OLYMPICS – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’S “Go On”

  Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  These critiques shouldnR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL with Seth MacFarlane

  The opening 15 minutes of the 38th season premiere of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (fun fact:  Barack Obama was 14 years old when the show first went on the air) set a blazing pace that the rest of the show, alas, couldn’t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Crossing Lines”

  CROSSING LINES:  Sunday 10PM on NBC Previously… on CROSSING LINES:  Under the aegis of senior official Michel Dorn (Donald Sutherland), the International Criminal Court has established a multinational group of cr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “The Office”

> Pending the return of The Voice and NBC’s high hopes for Smash, THE OFFICE is the closest thing hte network has to a successful television show.  As the series greets a new hour-mate in Up All Night, let’s ta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Rick Ludwin: A Remembrance

Both of the proprietors of this website had the privilege of working with Rick Ludwin at NBC.  Rick was a giant, both at the network where he worked for over 3 decades, and in the world of television comedy as a whole, especia...
by Mitch Metcalf