Posts Tagged ‘sitcom’
 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Community”

> COMMUNITY returns to the NBC schedule at 8PM on Thursday, March 15. WHERE WE WERE:  Greendale Community College, of course!  Where the school mascot is a Human Being and the Dean (Jim Rash) is to be seen in outfits ...
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 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’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Smothered”

>   See A Word About Busted Pilots SMOTHERED, which was produced for ABC by Warner Bros Television, falls into the category of “not as bad as you’d think.”  The concept is Predictable Sitcom 101:&nbs...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Last Man Standing”

    LAST MAN STANDING was a terrible show when the season began, and it hasn’t gotten any better.  The series was anticipated to be a blockbuster hit, and ABC gave it the unusual task for a new series of openin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “2 Broke Girls”

  2 BROKE GIRLS:  Monday 9PM on CBS WHERE WE WERE:  At a Brooklyn diner, where Max (Kat Dennings) is a loudmouth waitress from the streets, and Caroline (Beth Behrs) is a former Manhattan socialite, down on her luck sinc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Save Me”

  SAVE ME had a late start, but it managed to be the worst network show to premiere during the 2012-13 season.  Unspeakably self-righteous, smug and narcissistic–and also not remotely funny–it was a series abo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SKED PILOT REPORT: PREMIERING TONIGHT – “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”

> 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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Community” and “Whitney” Stay On the Shelf

  Adjust all those DVRs set for the season premiere of the newly revamped COMMUNITY.  (And both of those set to record WHITNEY as well.)  The two shows had been scheduled to join the NBC Friday line-up on October 19, but...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2012: “Community”

> For those who don’t know, PaleyFest is a yearly 2-week program sponsored by The Paley Center For Media in Los Angeles, in which every night (or occasional weekend afternoon) is devoted to saluting a particular televisio...
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 BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Council of Dads”

>  See A Word About Busted Pilots Peter Tolan, who with Denis Leary created Rescue Me, knows something about the comedy that emerges when when men try to assert their masculinity in the most idiotic ways.  So you can ...
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 SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “How I Met Your Mother”

  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER:  Monday 8PM on CBS WHERE WE WERE:  At the intersection of several major events.  Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel) had just had their baby; Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) had just ...
by Mitch Salem