Posts Tagged ‘single-camera’
 

 

THE SKED FALL TRAILER REVIEW: NBC’s “The New Normal”

    THE NEW NORMAL:  Tuesdays 9:30PM on NBC   WHAT IT’S SAYING:  A new kind of family sitcom:  gay couple, surrogate mother, her daughter–and her bitchy, bigoted (but, you know, funny) grandmother....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Suburgatory”

  It would have been nice if ABC Marketing hadn’t so broadly teased the surprise ending of tonight’s Suburgatory season finale in their promos that they more or less gave it away.  (This is why powerful produc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON TRAILER REVIEW: FOX’s The Goodwin Games

    THE GOODWIN GAMES:  Tuesday 9:30PM on FOX   WHAT IT’S SAYING:  From the guys who gave you How I Met Your Mother, another unexpected spin on sitcom convention:  this time, the Sibling Rivalry comedy. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: A “Happy Ending”

  Here’s some news to wash the stink of that WHITNEY renewal out of your mouths:  ABC has renewed its splendid bubble comedy HAPPY ENDINGS for a 3rd season.  The show, which hasn’t always been well-treated by...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Cougar Town” Lives!

  So much for those “safe” 2d position pilot deals for the cast:  while ABC is, indeed, canceling COUGAR TOWN, the show isn’t going to that badly-titled place in the sky.  Instead, TBS has ordered a 4th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: FOX’s Turn

    NBC and FOX kick off next week’s parade of network Upfronts on Monday, and now FOX has joined NBC in releasing the titles of at least some of its 2012/13 season pick-ups.  Unlike NBC, which has dribbled out...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “New Girl”

      It’s not all that unusual for a TV comedy to improve during the course of its first season, as it discovers its distinctive comic voice (that was the case with Happy Endings, and The Office as well)....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC Is Still Picking Up

      NBC’s early pick-up spree continued late today with orders for 2 more sitcoms in addition to the previously ordered Go On, Save Me and The New Normal. The more high-concept entry is 1600 PENN, a singl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: More NBC Pick-Ups

    The Peacock is clearly trying to get the jump on next week’s Upfronts with some early series orders.  The advantage of early announcements, even apart from the possibility that NBC will launch some of its n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC’s New Cry – “Save Me”

    NBC has issued its 2d early order of the 2012/13 broadcast season, the single-camera sitcom Save Me, starring Anne Heche, Alexandra Breckinridge, Michael Landes and Heather Burns.  The show will join another earl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Veep”

> 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 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC Picks Up An Old “Friend”

> NBC has jumped the gun on this year’s Upfront season, and ordered 13 episodes of the Matthew Perry single-camera comedy Go On for its 2012/13 primetime schedule.  In addition to starring Perry, the show is written ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Don’t Trust the B— In Apt 23”

> 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 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Family Album”

> See A Word About Busted Pilots FAMILY ALBUM was one of the more buzzed-about FOX pilots of this past development season, and although it’s not on the network’s announced schedule, Deadline reports that it’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Apt. 23”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem