Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Saturday Night Live” with Jennifer Lawrence

  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE had a generally dispiriting start to the second half of its season, with an episode proving once again that just giving the writers some time off in no way guarantees that they’ll come back with...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Banshee”

  BANSHEE:  Friday 10PM on Cinemax Previously… on BANSHEE:  Through a series of coincidences not worth recounting, an ex-con (Antony Starr) has taken on the identity of Lucas Hood, who was killed on his way to beco...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Legit”

  LEGIT:  Thursday 10:30PM on FX Not everyone can be Louis C.K.  That’s the lesson of LEGIT, FX’s latest excursion to its comedy sweet spot of the low-budget, stand-up grunge aesthetic that’s given us I...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 1/18/13

  The Martin Luther King Day holiday tends to be a day off more for schoolchildren than for adult employees, meaning that at the boxoffice, it benefits family movies–of which there’s a distinct shortage right n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/18/13

Fringe moves on to another universe. FOX:  After years of lousy ratings, it would have been unrealistic to expect FRINGE to suddenly grow an audience at the last minute, and it didn’t:  the two-hour finale had a 1.0, wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY JANUARY 18 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #3 of 2013 is on pace for $113 million, basically on pace with the same weekend the last few years.  It is a weekend of Jessica Chastain: starring in the top two films of the weekend, a...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Fringe”

  The most paranormal thing about FRINGE, in the end, was that it actually survived 5 seasons on the air, as very possibly the lowest-rated series to be regularly renewed in the history of network television.  (Made possi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Suits”

  SUITS:  Thursday 10PM on USA Last season, SUITS took a leap up in class, becoming not just the smartest and most sophisticated show on USA–which, let’s face it, isn’t the highest bar in the business...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Haven”

  Not even HAVEN‘s worst enemy would have wished on the series its season finale experience of the past few weeks.  More serialized than ever before, the season was approaching its ending with a second-to-last episo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Big Apology without Remorse Fails to Jump Start OWN

Lance Armstrong (as calculating, cautious and conniving as ever) appeared with Oprah Winfrey Thursday night on the struggling OWN network in a much-hyped and relatively little-watched interview. The 90-minute part one of Lance ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/17/13

CBS does FOX a favor. FOX:  With CBS in reruns last night, AMERICAN IDOL didn’t have to face fresh episodes of Big Bang Theory or 2 1/2 Men.  That allowed Idol to tie last year’s 5.6 Thursday premiere (which had t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Broken City”

  BROKEN CITY:  Watch It At Home – Wahlberg and Crowe In An Intriguing But Too Simplistic Thriller Studios love nothing better than predictability, so since Mark Wahlberg had a tidy January hit last year with Contra...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Oscar Odds: After the Golden Globes

After its Golden Globes win for Best Drama, the odds of winning Best Picture for Argo improved a bit (moving from a $7.50 payout on a $1 wager to $5.25 and moving past Les Miserables into second place).  But the favorite rem...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/16/18

American Idol isn’t scary anymore. FOX:  As Mitch Metcalf detailed this morning, AMERICAN IDOL‘s 6.0 season debut–while obviously still a huge number for any network series–was down 1.4 ratings points f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Idol Returns — Minaj and Carey Not the Answer

American Idol returned to the air last night, winning the night handily but continuing the show’s long slide from phenomenon to mere mortal status.  The two-hour premiere last night averaged a 6.0 adult 18-49 rating fro...
by Mitch Metcalf