Posts Tagged ‘new series’
 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Go On”

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, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC Cries Wolf

  Network regimes come and go, ratings rise and (recently) fall, but one thing has been consistent at NBC for almost a quarter-century:  the presence of producer Dick Wolf and his LAW & ORDER franchise.  Hard times h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR Full Season Network Report Cards: NBC

  Has there ever been a #1 network as screwed up as this year’s edition of NBC? Full Season To Date (through May 3) 18-49 Rating Average:  2.04 (#1), Down 13.7% From Last Season Season Grade:  D+ What Happened:  S...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot Review – “Mulaney”

  MULANEY:  Sunday 9:30PM on FOX – Change the Channel MULANEY arrives with a fair amount of goodwill.  It’s a multicamera sitcom modeled after Seinfeld, and produced by Lorne Michaels.  Its creator/star, Joh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “How To Get Away With Murder”

  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Previously… on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER:  At Middleton College, the brilliant, daunting law professor and criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating (Viola Da...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Rake”

  FOX’s most highly-touted drama pilot the entire development season was RAKE, which is indeed on the air.  The price of scoring Greg Kinnear as a lead (much as it had been last year with Kevin Bacon) is that he wou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Manhattan Love Story”

  MANHATTAN LOVE STORY:  Tuesday 8:30PM on ABC Previously… on MANHATTAN LOVE STORY:  Cynical, blase native New Yorker Peter (Jake McDorman) meets idealistic small-town girl Dana (Analeigh Tipton), a newcomer to tow...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Super Fun Night”

  ABC is all-in with Rebel Wilson next fall.  The network has given SUPER FUN NIGHT, which she wrote as well as stars in, its showcase Wednesday 9:30PM slot, behind Modern Family.  Wilson plays one of a trio of pals who&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Red Band Society”

  RED BAND SOCIETY:  Wednesday 9PM on FOX Previously… on RED BAND SOCIETY:  In a Los Angeles hospital, a half-dozen adolescents struggle with their health and with the general problems of being teenagers.  Kara (Z...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “A to Z”

  A TO Z:  Thursday 9:30PM on NBC Previously… on A TO Z:  Dating website marketer Andrew (Ben Feldman) and lawyer Zelda (Cristin Milioti) have had their meet-cute, they’ve discovered that the office windows i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Stalker”

  STALKER:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS Previously… on STALKER:  Lieutenant Beth Davis (Maggie Q) runs the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD, with a staff that includes Detectives Janice Lawrence (Mariana Klaveno) and B...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Limitless”

  LIMITLESS:  Tuesday 10PM on CBS – If Nothing Else Is On… LIMITLESS is the second new series in two days to reverse the basic point of the movie it’s based on and turn its premise into an excuse for a s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: New Fall Show On-Air Promotion — August 29 Update

>With network on-air promotion activity tracked in hit summer shows (those near or above a 2.0 Adult 18-49 rating) for about six weeks since mid-July, the networks’ promotional priorities are summarized below. There ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Selfie”

  SELFIE:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC Previously… on SELFIE:  Any resemblance to characters created by George Bernard Shaw and musicalized by Lerner & Loewe couldn’t be more intentional, as exacting, exasperated ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Gotham”

  GOTHAM:  Monday 9PM on FOX Previously… on GOTHAM:  Years before Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) would become Gotham City’s police commissioner, he was a rookie detective, working with the corrupt Harvey Bullock (...
by Mitch Salem