Posts Tagged ‘single-camera’
 

 

PREVIEWING TONIGHT POST-OLYMPICS – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’S “Go On”

  Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  These critiques shouldnR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “1600 Penn”

  1600 PENN:  TBD Midseason on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “The New Normal”

  THE NEW NORMAL: Tuesday 9:30PM starting September 11 on NBC -If Nothing Else Is On… Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often reedited...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Louie”

  LOUIE:  Thursday 10:30PM on FX WHERE WE WERE:  In the mind of Louis C.K.  It’s a place where a moderately successful working stand-up comic named Louie shares custody of two daughters with his ex-wife and lives ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Weeds”

  WEEDS:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime   WHERE WE WERE:  After a season largely concerned with a battle for supremacy in the New York drug trade, both within and outside the family, there seemed to be a moment of compara...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Episodes”

  EPISODES:  Sunday 10:30PM on Showtime   WHERE WE WERE:  Sean and Beverly Lincoln (Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig) are a married pair of British television writers who’ve had a modest success with a low-key ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Wilfred”

WILFRED – Thursday 10PM on FX   WHERE WE WERE:  Ryan (Elijah Wood) is a burnt-out young lawyer who’s quit his job and is in such a state of depression that he attempts suicide.  One day an attractive new neig...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Girls”

Lena Dunham’s GIRLS has been all over the place this season, so it made sense that its season finale would come out of nowhere.   We knew last week that when Jessa (Jemima Kirke) got a talking-to from former employer Ka...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Veep”

VEEP has no particular interest in going anyplace, so its season finale tonight was more or less the same as any other episode.  This has made for a fun, but somewhat repetitive, ride over the show’s initial 8-episode se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Cougar Town”

  As anyone who cares about COUGAR TOWN knows, just a few weeks ago the series was basically being strapped into the electric chair with electrodes being attached to its forehead, and the chaplain reciting some scripture....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Modern Family”

    There’s no half-hour on network television more consistently accomplished than MODERN FAMILY.  The show may not reach for the demented highs of a Community (at least, you know, the old Community), 30 Rock o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Don’t Trust the B___ In Apt 23”

  In its short (7 episode) first season, DON’T TRUST THE B___ IN APT 23 hasn’t yet proven itself the equal of Happy Endings, the show it replaced in ABC’s prime post-Modern Family timeslot.  However, the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Evil Abed Wins After All

  The word, the buzz, the gossip were all true:  COMMUNITY was renewed for a 4th season, but Dan Harmon has been kicked off the show as its Executive Producer/Showrunner.  (He’ll still be credited as some variation...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Community”

  NBC’s marathon 90-minute festival of new COMMUNITY episodes tonight (interrupted by the 30 Rock season finale at 8:30) was less an expression of love from the network than a who-cares approach to the night, schedul...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “30 Rock”

    The dirty little secret at the heart of 30 ROCK has always been that it doesn’t really have one–a heart, that is.  That doesn’t make the show any less brilliantly written or superbly performed, ...
by Mitch Salem