Posts Tagged ‘sitcom’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE; “30 Rock”

> There are few opportunities left to tune in to NBC and bask in the glory of the network that used to be.  One that remains, though, is 30 ROCK, postponed this season to winter due to Tina Fey’s pregnancy but now ba...
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 FINALE REVIEW: “Happy Endings”

> It’s not all that unusual for a situation comedy to change directions in the midst of its initial season and emerge a different, and better, show:  The Office and Parks & Recreation both took that journey (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 Pilot Review: “Bad Teacher”

  BAD TEACHER:  Thursday 9:30PM on CBS – Change the Channel There’s rarely much point in transforming an R-rated movie comedy into a broadcast network TV series, especially if the appeal of the movie came larg...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “2 Broke Girls”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
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’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 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’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Help Wanted”

>   See A Word About Busted Pilots We’ve gotten this far without using the word “ghastly” to describe any of the busted pilots from this year’s development season, but that streak is about to end.&n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: CBS Explains “How To Be” A Flop Sitcom

> Well, that didn’t take long.  Here’s the difference these days between CBS and NBC:  earlier this week, NBC rewarded UP ALL NIGHT and WHITNEY, two sitcoms that most recently had 2.3 ratings, with full se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Enlisted”

  ENLISTED has been curiously scheduled, placed in the hinterlands of 9:30PM on Fridays after Raising Hope, where the upside is that at least expectations will be low  The show is written by Kevin Biegel, whose previous s...
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
 

 

 

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