Posts Tagged ‘sunday’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “True Blood”

HBO’s version of a summer drive-in movie is back. WHERE WE WERE:  In the midst of multiple cliffhangers.  Telepathic waitress and series heroine Sookie'(Anna Paquin) had just seen her best friend Tara (Rutina Wesley) ge...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Veep”

VEEP has no particular interest in going anyplace, so its season finale tonight was more or less the same as any other episode.  This has made for a fun, but somewhat repetitive, ride over the show’s initial 8-episode se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Longmire”

      COMING THIS WEEK:  The New and Improved SHOWBUZZDAILY!     It’s a paradox of American pop culture of the moment that you can barely sell a movie ticket for anything that even smells like a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/3/12

      This morning, every singing competition series tried to sign Adele. NBC:  ADELE LIVE IN LONDON did (for summer) a very solid 1.7, winning its hour and beating ABC’s season premiere of Secret Milliona...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/27/12

    Anyone watching network television last night needs to get an HBO subscription and find AMC on their channel guides, because there were stunning episodes of Mad Men and Game of Thrones on hand, even by those serie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: FALL RATINGS PREDICTIONS — SUNDAY Night

Thanks to football, Sunday nights in the fall can be very misleading.  NBC will walk away with the night between September and December with an astounding 6.5 rating each Sunday in prime time during the NFL season.  For 18 we...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Revenge”

  A show like REVENGE is supposed to glory in its Season Finales.  It’s the one time when things can really happen:  characters can die, plotlines can resolve, shocking surprises can be introduced.  In a way a sea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 5/20/12

The throne is still occupied. HBO:  Like most of the spring cable series, GAME OF THRONES is heading into its homestretch, with just 2 episodes left (Stannis is about to reach King’s Landing!).  The show continues to be...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS May 20

ABC won the final Sunday of the May Sweep with the Billboard Music Awards and very little competition from the other networks.  The FOX animated comedies ended their seasons at or near their respective lows, while NBC’...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Breaking Bad” Returns

    When AMC issued its final 16-episode order for BREAKING BAD, there was immediate speculation that the network would split the show into 2 8-episode seasons.  The network stayed silent at the time, but now that st...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/20/12

  EXCLUSIVELY ON SHOWBUZZDAILY TODAY:  THE SKED’S MONDAY FALL RATINGS FORECAST!   Last night, it was good to have cable.  CBS:  The sole scripted drama on broadcast TV last night was another in the series of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED FALL TRAILER REVIEW: ABC’s “666 Park Avenue”

    666 PARK AVENUE:  Sunday 10PM on ABC   WHAT IT’S SAYING:  The Devil’s Advocate, Rosemary’s Baby and The Shining in a stunning NY apartment, and fielding an all-star team of ABC veterans (T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/13/12

A fond farewell to Wisteria Lane. ABC:  The bang-up season finale of ONCE UPON A TIME scored a 3.2, its best number in 2 months, sending the series to summer hiatus on a high.  DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES shuffled off its mortal coi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Once Upon A Time”

  Anyone who saw the ONCE UPON A TIME pilot and thought the series would be worth watching only “if nothing else is on” would surely have to be an idiot–and in this case, that idiot was me.  I couldnR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Desperate Housewives”

      No one expected DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES to end with the revelation that the housewives had been dead all along, and Wisteria Lane existed in a Sideways alternate dimension.  (Although that might’ve been...
by Mitch Salem