Posts Tagged ‘sitcom’
 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Family Tools”

  FAMILY TOOLS:  Wednesday 8:30PM on ABC 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 we...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: ‘Parks & Recreation”

  Like the famous tortoise, PARKS & RECREATION has hung in there long enough to become the highest-rated (all-but-certainly) returning sitcom on NBC’s air.  That is, admittedly, a low bar, but it’s still a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Suburgatory”

  When SUBURGATORY went on the air last season, it had a clear vision:  as the title suggests, it was a light but acerbic satire about the perils of living a few too many miles from New York City, reflected through the ga...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Raising Hope”

  Greg Garcia has made a successful niche for himself on network television as poet of the lower-middle-class, small-town, gently surrealist sitcom, first with My Name Is Earl and now with RAISING HOPE.  The only problem ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Neighbors”

  I’m not sure when THE NEIGHBORS started winning me over.  I dismissed the pilot as an overbroad, gimmicky, mostly witless rehash of 3d Rock From the Sun, but as quickly as an October episode where Zabvronian alien...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Whitney”

  Whatever one may say about WHITNEY and whether it’s a sitcom that deserves to reach a Season 3, it’s clear that NBC and its producers (including star Whitney Cummings herself) heard the complaints about the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Guys With Kids”

  It won’t surprise anyone if last night’s episode of GUYS WITH KIDS turns out to be not just its season finale but its farewell to the airwaves.  The show has struggled with ratings in the low 1s all season, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Parental Guidance”

  PARENTAL GUIDANCE – Not At Any Price – Stupefying “Family” Sitcom Too Little For the Big Screen This is said with all due respect to a pair of performers who have entertained millions for decades,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Playing For Keeps”

  PLAYING FOR KEEPS:  Not At Any Price – All Penalty, No Kick Has any actor more thoroughly wasted his 15 minutes in the Hollywood spotlight than Gerard Butler?  Since he hit with 300 half a dozen years ago, heR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Partners” Is Dissolved

  CBS has canceled PARTNERS, and pulled it from the Monday night schedule.  The show, created by the Will & Grace team of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, never got a grip on much viewership, and was by far the lowest-r...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Whitney”

  WHITNEY:  Wednesday 8PM on NBC WHERE WE WERE:  Mostly in the apartment shared by Whitney (series creator Whitney Cummings) and her boyfriend Alex (Chris D’Elia), a longterm but unmarried couple who tend to hurl z...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Malibu Country”

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
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Last Man Standing”

  LAST MAN STANDING:  Friday 8PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  In the home and workplace of Mike Baxter (Tim Allen).  Not just a man’s man but a sitcom dad’s sitcom dad, Mike argues the cause of hunting, fishing, a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PICK-UP PARADE: ABC’s “The Neighbors” and “Scandal” Owe Thanks to NBC

  ABC should send a nice thank-you note to NBC, because the marginal but sufficient success of THE NEIGHBORS and SCANDAL, both of which received full-season 22 episode orders today, is directly due to the weakness of the P...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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