Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Wilfred”

  After two seasons on the air, WILFRED remains the most confounding show on television–which presumably is just as its makers want it.  The season finale, written by the developer of the US version of the series, D...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Drama Emmys

  We’ve taken a look at the major Comedy and Movie/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmys, and now it’s time for the big guns:  the Dramas.  Incredibly, the state of TV drama is so strong these days that one c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9/20/12

For NBC, the preseason was nice while it lasted. NBC:  The network launched its Thursday line-up last night against little or no competition from 2 of the other networks…. and fell off a cliff.  THE OFFICE, the last rem...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Thursday Ratings September 20 — NBC Thursday…Yikes

NBC Thursday premiered last night, landing in third place with a 1.5 Adult 18-49 rating from 8-11 pm.  A premiere night is often one of the highest rated nights of the year, especially when facing two networks in repeats like ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

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: “The Office”

  THE OFFICE:  Thursday 9PM on NBC WHERE WE WERE:  Wondering how much longer THE OFFICE could last, as we wearily bid a not-so-fond farewell to Robert California (James Spader) and came to terms with the fact that Nellie...
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 REVIEW: SNL Weekend Update Thursday

  The political comics of America owe a heartfelt “thank you” to Mitt Romney for his “47%” bungle that became public this week.  (So do the Democrats, but that’s another story.)  Jon Stewart...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Comedy Emmys

  Yesterday, we looked at the major Movies/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmy Awards.  Today it’s time for the season’s honored comedies: COMEDY SERIES “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) “...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9/19/12

CBS had an exit and an entrance last night, neither of them very impressive. CBS:  SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES  debuted with 3.1, down 0.3 from last fall’s premiere (although that faced weaker competition).  That was followe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Wednesday Ratings September 19

FOX won the night with two hours of The X Factor, a preliminary 3.5 Adult 18-49 rating from 8-10 pm.  This is up one tenth from the 3.4 premiere last Wednesday and could possibly rise to a 3.6 in the official nationals, but F...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS September 21-23

This weekend will be respectable — the top 12 films should total around $93 million, very typical for this weekend most years, although down 13% from last year when Moneyball and Dolphin Tale both opened.  Four films fro...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Movie/Miniseries Emmys

  The Emmy Awards are coming up on Sunday, and over the next few days, we’re going to take a look at the nominees in major categories, and what should–and will–win.  Today, the Movie/Miniseries section o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Trouble With the Curve”

  TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE:  Worth A Ticket – Another Late Autumn Role for Clint Think of TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE as Million Dollar Baby Lite.  Again we have the cranky older man (Clint Eastwood, this time a baseball ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9/18/12

NBC’s preseason continues to play out well. NBC:  GO ON has yet to face any real competition, but it held well with a 3.3 last night, and the episode was better structured than last week’s, with one central Matthew...
by Mitch Salem