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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Bless This Mess”

  BLESS THIS MESS:  Tuesday 9:30PM on ABC The six-episode order ABC gave BLESS THIS HOUSE (after FOX had passed on the project) is about as small as any network show can get.  That doesn’t leave much time for serie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: FOX Adjusts Its Tuesdays

> FOX had announced last year that rather than air GLEE repeats in the space between its original February episodes and the new ones that will close out the season, it would instead air a 2-hour block of sit-coms.  That...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Single Parents”

  SINGLE PARENTS:  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC ABC’s post-Modern Family Wednesday sitcom SINGLE PARENTS was created by Elizabeth Meriwether and JJ Philbin, respectively the creator and a senior writer/producer of New Gi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/6/11

> Not much good news for anyone–including the night’s winner. FOX:  The network ran the table 8-10PM, but with ugly numbers:  GLEE and NEW GIRL both set season lows, and RAISING HOPE was just 0.1 above its...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Week 2 + 1 – FOX Network Scorecard

> The third week of a network season is a critical one.  Ratings erosion after a series or season premiere is expected and even acceptable, because it’s understood that not every viewer drawn by hype and marketing wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD 3/27/12

> Dancing doesn’t mambo as fast as it used to. ABC:  The DANCING WITH THE STARS results show did a whole lot better at 9PM than The River‘s ratings, winning the hour with a 3.0 (compared to River‘s mid-1 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/1/12

  Little to be GLEEful about. FOX:  Despite a major episode that included NY auditions for 2 of the characters that the season had been building to (as well as, this being GLEE, a musical spousal abuse subplot, and a rock...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/21/12

> GLEE looks at a shark and considers taking a jump. FOX:  Despite perhaps the most melodramatic midseason finale of any “comedy’ in TV history (a suicide attempt, an as-yet unexplained pregnancy, and a dead-or...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Baseball Beans FOX

  Last night’s intermittent rain delay in the St. Louis/San Francisco NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS game caused a potential 2-night disaster for FOX (but an unexpected opportunity for ABC). The game had started a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Tuesday Ratings – Network Scorecard – 9/27/11

> On a night without a lot of movement, sometimes standing still works out for the best. FOX:  Zooey Deschanel may not be a mainstream movie star, but her Manic Pixie Dream Girl charms are definitely making her one on TV:&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S 2012/13 FIRST CUT: FOX Needs & Possibilities

> Welcome to April:  pilots are being produced and prepared for executive screenings, all but a very few of the 2011/12 series have aired, and we’re only 6 weeks away from the hoopla of the network Upfronts and their...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Cool Kids”

  THE COOL KIDS:  Friday 8:30PM on FOX One takeaway from FOX’s terrible new sitcom THE COOL KIDS is that Martin Mull is in a particularly ruinous rut.  Four years ago, he co-starred in FOX’s awful Dads, a qui...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/13/11

> We’re deep in the holiday TV season, and even with new episodes on most of the networks, viewership was on the low side. FOX:  GLEE and NEW GIRL have never bounced back from their baseball preemptions, and both con...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “New Girl”

      It’s not all that unusual for a TV comedy to improve during the course of its first season, as it discovers its distinctive comic voice (that was the case with Happy Endings, and The Office as well)....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2012: “New Girl”

> There’s something infectious about watching the people behind a brand-new TV hit enjoy their success, and at tonight’s PaleyFest salute to this year’s break-out comedy hit NEW GIRL, the pleasure of the cast ...
by Mitch Salem