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: 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: “Animal Practice”

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 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
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Good Place”

  THE GOOD PLACE:  Thursday 8:30PM on NBC starting 9/28 The Season 1 finale of NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE was a tough act to follow.  Michael Schur’s series pulled off the plot twist of the season, which turned out...
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: “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” Update

> Reports are that NBC’s midseason sitcom based on Chelsea Handler’s bestselling book has unceremoniously dumped much of its supporting cast:  out are Natalie Morales and Angel Laketa Moore, the actresses who p...
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 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
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – ABC’s “Trophy Wife”

  Read All Our Fall Pilot Reports here. TROPHY WIFE:  Tuesday 9:30PM on ABC – If Nothing Else is On… If you like your comedy innocuous, TROPHY WIFE may fit the bill.  The title is ironic:  although Kate (Mal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: FOX’s “Dads”

  Read All Our Fall Pilot Reports here. DADS:  Tuesday 8PM on FOX  – Change the Channel It’s hard to believe that the comedy executives at FOX, who have put such high-quality shows as New Girl, The Mindy Proj...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Homegrown”

> See A Word About Busted Pilots The pilot for HOMEGROWN, produced for CBS by Warner Bros Television, seems determined to hit as many dysfunctional-but-loving-family cliches as it can.  We have one grouchy alpha male in a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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 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