Posts Tagged ‘Showtime’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Loudest Voice”

  THE LOUDEST VOICE:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime The rise of Fox News through its dark visionary Roger Ailes, and the resulting effect on media, politics and the world at large, is one of the most important sociopolitical st...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “City On A Hill”

  CITY ON A HILL – Sunday 9PM on Showtime Showtime’s new CITY ON A HILL wears so many influences on its sleeve that there’s hardly any garment to be seen.  The show hails from Executive Producers Matt Da...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Billions”

  Showtime’s BILLIONS has cultivated one of the most recognizable signatures on television, from its rudely epigrammatic dialogue, to its love/hate relationship with its ruthless, narcissistic characters, to its very...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Ray Donovan”

  Only in the world of RAY DONOVAN would a season’s (more or less) happy ending commence with the chainsaw dismemberment of corpses, but that’s Showtime’s twisted family saga.  The headline of Season 6 w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Shameless”

  It made plenty of strategic sense for Showtime to reclassify SHAMELESS in its 4th season as a Comedy for Emmy Award purposes, since television is now swamped with contending dramas, but if the plan works, the result will...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Showtime Premiere Dates

  It’s Showtime’s turn at TCA, so along with announcing some series pick-ups (Happyish with Philips Seymour Hoffman, and the probably self-explanatory The Affair), some premiere dates were unveiled. On Sunday, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Masters of Sex”

  MASTERS OF SEX:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Previously… on MASTERS OF SEX:  In 1956, brilliant but arrogant and socially awkward fertility expert William Masters (Michael Sheen) prepares to start his trailblazing re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Masters of Sex”

  MASTERS OF SEX:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – Potential DVR Alert After the macho angst of Ray Donovan and–notwithstanding its excellence–the heavy going of Homeland, Showtime smartly changes pace with MA...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Ray Donovan”

  Despite an abundance of first-rate acting, RAY DONOVAN may have been the biggest disappointment of the summer.  Ann Biderman’s dark family drama didn’t succeed at any of the things it seemed to be trying to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Top Cable and Broadcast Programs of the Week

Top broadcast and cable programs this week and last.  Shark Week kicked off Sunday on Discovery with the mockumentary Megalodon: Monster Shark at 9:00 pm, which matched the 2.2 True Blood rating with Adults 18-49 on HBO at...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Ray Donovan” Fixes Itself A 2d Season

  Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN survived Sunday’s arrival of The Newsroom on HBO with minimal damage (down by 0.1 in 18-49s to 0.5, and by 100,000 total viewers to 1.45M), and the network rewarded the Liev Schreiber d...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: A Good Night For Showtime as “Dexter” & “Ray Donovan” Rise

  It’s encouraging when the ratings for a new series rise off a much-hyped premiere, and RAY DONOVAN managed that last night (in total viewers, at least–we don’t yet have any demo information), up from 1....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Ray Donovan”

  RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Previously… on RAY DONOVAN:  Ray (Liev Schreiber) is a Hollywood fixer who solves the daily difficulties and career-threatening scandals that trouble the lives of stars and s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Ray Donovan”

  RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – Potential DVR Alert Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) is a fixer with plenty to fix.  Professionally, he’s sort of a lower-rent LA version of Scandal‘s Olivia Pope, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Nurse Jackie”

  It’s impossible to discuss the season finale of NURSE JACKIE–or, as it turns out, its entire fifth season–without talking about its final minute, so I’ll skip to the next paragraph to ward off any...
by Mitch Salem