Posts Tagged ‘sitcom’
 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: CBS’s “Partners”

  PARTNERS: Monday 8:30PM on CBS – Worth A Look It’s impossible not to compare the new fall comedies PARTNERS on CBS and The New Normal on NBC.  Even though the CBS show is multi-camera and NBC’s is in s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Parks & Recreation”

  PARKS & RECREATION:  Thursday 9:30PM on NBC WHERE WE WERE:  Celebrating the election of Leslie Knope to the Pawnee, Indiana City Council.  But a little concerned that her new post, and the new job in Washington DC...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Up All Night”

  UP ALL NIGHT:  Thursday 8:30PM on NBC WHERE WE WERE:  Watching a show about Reagan Brinkley (Christina Applegate), who struggled to produce her best friend Ava’s (Maya Rudolph) afternoon TV talk show while adjust...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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

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’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Go On”

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 FINALE REVIEW: “Episodes”

  The first season of Showtime’s EPISODES was hobbled by its own agenda, but in its much better Season 2, the series relaxed into a very solid sitcom.  The show, written throughout by Must-See-TV veterans David Cran...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “The Goodwin Games”

    THE GOODWIN GAMES:  Midseason TBD on FOX – Worth A Look 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
 

 
 

UPDATED–THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Animal Practice”

  ANIMAL PRACTICE: Wednesday 8PM starting 9/26 on NBC – Change The Channel UPDATE:  Tonight NBC aired the recast version of the ANIMAL PRACTICE pilot as a last-gasp grab for the attention of its Olympics audience. ...
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’S FALL PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Malibu Country”

  MALIBU COUNTRY: Friday 8:30PM starting November 2 on ABC – Worth A Look Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often reedited and re-scor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Guys With Kids”

  GUYS WITH KIDS: Wednesday 8:30PM starting September 26 on NBC (“sneak peek” Sept 12 after “America’s Got Talent” season finale) – Change the Channel Disclaimer: Network pilots now in c...
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 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