Posts Tagged ‘sitcom’
 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Work It”

> 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 WATCH; “The League”

> WARNING:  If You Watch THE LEAGUE For Its Plot Revelations(?), Spoilers Below THE LEAGUE is no longer the best sitcom on TV that no one’s ever heard of.  The show has become consistently, increasingly popular,...
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
 

 
 

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’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Man Up!”

> 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: “Last Man Standing”

> 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: 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’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “How To Be A Gentleman”

> 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: “Whitney”

> 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: “New Girl”

> 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 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’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Other People’s Kids”

>   See A Word About Busted Pilots For the most part, actors only get one shot in a given pilot season.  Since the lion’s share of network pilots are produced during the same narrow Spring window–allowing ...
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’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