Posts Tagged ‘Showtime’
 

 

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
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Homeland”

  No season of Showtime’s HOMELAND ever came close to touching the wild highs of its first, an amazing concoction that managed to combine the tension of a great thriller with constant twists, impossible romance and p...
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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

THE SKED: Sunday’s Showtime, HBO Premiere Ratings

  Despite strong competition in every direction on Sunday night, Showtime had a very strong start for its winter line-up, setting new records for SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES and CALIFORNICATION.  Demo numbers aren’t ye...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Homeland” Earns Showtime’s Allegiance

  On the heels of last night’s jaw-dropping episode of HOMELAND, which basically played 52 pick-up with the show’s very premise, Showtime has issued an early Season 3 renewal for what is now its flagship series...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Affair”

  There was a trainwreck quality to the final season of Showtime’s THE AFFAIR, although it managed to gather itself with some grace for tonight’s series finale, which ended with a remarkably happy conclusion fo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Californication”

  In its sixth season, Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION barely tried to achieve forward motion.  Every year, occasional novelist and full-time satyr Hank Moody (David Duchovny) toys with reform (which barely lasts an epis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Shameless”

> The second-season finale of Showtime’s SHAMELESS was unusually low-key for the rambunctious series, the result of having to deal with the aftermath of last week’s Thanksgiving dinner, where bipolar mom Monica (Chl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “House of Lies”

  Showtime’s HOUSE OF LIES was a bit more ambitious in its second season, and that was a good move, even if the results were uneven.  In its initial season, House was all too clearly a companion piece for Californic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/5/12

  Any negative ratings effect due to the Olympics seems to have subsided, as the numbers were generally up for cable on Sunday night. HBO:  TRUE BLOOD, of course, was in the lead, with a 2.7 rating that was up slightly fr...
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: “Homeland” Finale Blows Up (In A Good Way)

> All the buzz and acclaim for Showtime’s HOMELAND started to pay off in the ratings for its season finale, which climbed from the show’s usual 0.4-0.5 level to a 0.7.  That’s still no blockbuster, but in...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Sunday Cable Scorecard – 10/28/12

  The combination of the final game of the World Series and Sunday Night Football did nothing to dent the numbers on cable’s showcase night of the week. AMC:  A pivotal episode of THE WALKING DEAD, which also happ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “House Of Lies”

> After a full season, it’s still not clear just what HOUSE OF LIES is. The season finale, written and directed by series creator Matthew Carnahan, centered on what became the show’s main storyline in the latter par...
by Mitch Salem