Posts Tagged ‘single-camera’
 

 
Me Myself & I

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Me, Myself & I”

  ME, MYSELF & I:¬† Monday 9:30PM on CBS – In the Queue CBS’s ME, MYSELF & I is a gimmick sitcom, which CBS seems to regard as necessary for single camera comedies (see Life In Pieces, or don’t).¬...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
back in the game

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – ABC’s “Back In the Game”

  Read All Our Fall Pilot Reports here and Midseason Pilot Reports here. BACK IN THE GAME:¬† Wednesday 8:30PM on ABC¬† – Worth A Look Unlike most of its characters, BACK IN THE GAME keeps its pitches pretty much in t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
brooklyn

PREMIERING TONIGHT: FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE:¬† Tuesday 8:30PM on FOX – Potential DVR Alert BROOKLYN NINE-NINE¬†is the kind of sitcom that can go very right or extremely wrong:¬† an ensemble about kooky homicide detectives, anchored by form...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
save me

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – “Save Me”

  SAVE ME:¬† Thursday 8PM on NBC – Change the Channel Note:¬† This review was originally written after last year’s Upfronts, before it was known that SAVE ME would be held by NBC until the summer.¬† It’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
family tools

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT: “Family Tools”

  FAMILY TOOLS –¬† Wednesday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel   J.K. Simmons is one of our national character actor treasures, but he tests the bounds of our willingness to follow him anywhere with FAMIL...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
up all night2

THE SKED: “Up All Night” 4.0–This Is A Real Thing

  Once upon a time, there was a single-camera sitcom pilot at NBC called UP ALL NIGHT.¬† It was the story of Reagan and Chris Brinkley (Christina Applegate and Will Arnett), who had to cope with becoming new parents and th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
don't trust the b

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Don’t Trust the B— In Apt 23″

  DON’T TRUST THE B– IN APT 23:¬† Tuesday 9:30PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:¬† New York City, where naive midwestern arrival June shares an apartment with street-smart, manipulative Chloe (Krysten Ritter).¬† Their ne...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
happy endings

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Happy Endings”

  HAPPY ENDINGS:¬† Tuesday 9PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:¬† Chicago, where six of the oddest balls on television hang out.¬† When last seen, Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Dave (Zachary Knighton), who started the whole show off whe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
suburgatory

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Suburgatory”

  SUBURGATORY:¬† Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:¬† Meeting Grandma.¬† In the season finale, having survived her first year in the titular Chatswin, Tessa (Jane Levy) met her long-absent mother’s mom–on M...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
new girl

THE SKED: FOX Joins the Backorder Brigade

  One trend of the early season seems to be networks willing to accept ratings from their newcomers that would have ensured cancellation just a few seasons ago.¬† Last week NBC gave a full-season order to The New Normal, w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
30 rock

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “30 Rock”

  30 ROCK:¬† Thursday 8PM on NBC WHERE WE WERE:¬† Jack (Alec Baldwin) was divorcing his now-freed North Korean prisoner wife Avery (Elizabeth Banks).¬† Jenna (Jane Krakowski) was engaged to her Jenna-impersonator boyfriend...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
neighbors

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Neighbors”

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
 

 

 
raising hope

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Raising Hope”

  RAISING HOPE:¬† Tuesday 8PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:¬† The town of Natesville, where the Chance clan–Jimmy (Lucas Neff), mom Virginia (Martha Plimpton), dad Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and ancient Maw-Maw (Cloris Leachman...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
ben & kate

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Ben and Kate”

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
 

 

 
mindy project

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Mindy Project”

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