Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Ransom”

  RANSOM:  Saturday 8PM on CBS – Change the Channel There’s literally one thing worth knowing about CBS’s new RANSOM, and here it is:  it’s the first scripted broadcast network series in quite a w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Victoria”

  VICTORIA:  Sunday 9PM on PBS – In the Queue Female British monarchs are certainly having a television moment, with Elizabeth I a regular character on CW’s soon-to-return Reign, her current namesake at the ce...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Beauty & the Beast”

  BEAUTY & THE BEAST:  Monday 9PM on CW Referring to any CW series as a “bubble show” is sort of a misnomer, because with the exceptions of The Vampire Diaries, Arrow and Supernatural, everything the netwo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/21/13

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  As expected, adjusted numbers leveled much of the day’s playing field.  HART OF DIXIE and BEAUTY & THE BEAST reverted to last week’s 0.4/0.3 ratings, while at CBS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTH...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Young Pope”

  Viewed in its 10-hour entirety, THE YOUNG POPE encompassed much of the good and bad of Auteur TV.  HBO, by all appearances, wrote a (very large) check to the arthouse filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino as creator, director and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/12/13

  Agents of SHIELD has lost its superpowers. ABC;  One might reasonably have expected AGENTS OF SHIELD to benefit from the arrival of the blockbuster new Thor movie in theatres last weekend (the series is even planning a spin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/28/13

  The only entertainment America wanted with its turkey last night was football. NBC:  NFL FOOTBALL swamped the night, with what we expect will be a 7.0 rating when numbers are adjusted early next week.  That would be just a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Fall Finale Review: “Reign”

  REIGN rang down the curtain on the first piece of its season (it returns on January 23, having managed to hold onto its post-Vampire Diaries timeslot) in fine historical romance style.  The script, by series co-creator ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “The Assets”

  THE ASSETS:  Thursday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel It’s easy enough to see why ABC would like to be in the spy-TV business.  Homeland, whatever its flaws, is a major hit, and The Americans, while not as...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Bitten”

  BITTEN:  Monday 10PM on Syfy Syfy’s Canadian werewolf import BITTEN is noticeably low-rent.  Even its transformation sequences use as little CG as possible:  a morphing hand, a back becoming increasingly hairy, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Jay Leno Exits (Again)

  For a determinedly noncontroversial guy, there may not have been a television figure in the last twenty-five years more scrutinized than Jay Leno.  He stood at the media epicenter in the 1990s, when he warred with David...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “The Red Road”

  THE RED ROAD:  Thursday 9PM on Sundance Channel – If Nothing Else Is On… “Ponderousness” is odd branding for a cable network with fledgling original programming to embrace, but after Top of the L...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/14/14

  UPDATE:  SHARK TANK climbed another 0.1 to 2.0, while there were 0.1 drops for THE NEIGHBORS, UNDERCOVER BOSS, ENLISTED (giving FOX triple 0.5s across the night), BLUE BLOODS and DATELINE. FRIDAY CABLE:  GOLD RUSH (Dis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Doll & Em”

  DOLL & EM:  Wednesday 9PM on HBO – If Nothing Else Is On… HBO’s romance with quirky British comedies of discomfort (and with the look and feel of micro-budgeted indie film) continues with DOLL &...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Game of Thrones”

  GAME OF THRONES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO GAME OF THRONES is such an assured, expert piece of work that it’s easy to forget how many rules of conventional TV storytelling it routinely violates.  It’s not just the...
by Mitch Salem