Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

THE SKED: Good Starts for “True Detective” and “Girls,” Not for “Helix”

  TRUE DETECTIVE, despite major competition from the Golden Globes and the season premiere of Shameless on Showtime, had a solid start in the ratings for HBO on Sunday.  Preliminary numbers have it at 2.3M total viewers f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: FOX Midseason/Postseason Debuts

  The Television Critics Association marathon goes on in Pasadena, and today is FOX’s turn.  Network President Kevin Reilly claimed–and he’s far from the first–that “pilot season is dead,R...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/12/14

  Tina and Amy remained solid for the Golden Globes. NBC:  In time zone-adjusted numbers, the GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS scored a 6.5, up 0.1 from last year’s edition.  It was preceded by 2.8 for the ARRIVALS SPECIAL. CBS:  ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “True Detective”

  TRUE DETECTIVE:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert It sometimes seems like brooding serial-killer thrillers are as plentiful on the New Television as multi-camera family sitcoms were on the Old.  TRUE DETECTIVE, thou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 10PM on HBO GIRLS is coming off a notably rocky second season, one in which Lena Dunham seemed to take up and abandon narrative structures and tones with the same disregard for consequence that her charac...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Shameless”

  SHAMELESS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime The Gallagher family is undergoing transitions as Season 4 of Showtime’s SHAMELESS begins, and the tone is considerably less rambunctious than in previous seasons.  That’s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “House of Lies”

  HOUSE OF LIES:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime HOUSE OF LIES deserves some credit for nailing the Wolf of Wall Street vibe before there was a Wolf of Wall Street.  Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) and his “pod” of busines...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Episodes”

  EPISODES:  Sunday 10:30PM on Showtime EPISODES, written from beginning to end by David Crane (a creator of Friends) and fellow sitcom vet Jeffrey Klarik, improved considerably in its second season, adding some shading t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/10/14

  Another newcomer bites the dust. FOX:  ENLISTED showed no signs of life in is premiere with 0.7, slightly behind the 0.8 for its lead-in RAISING HOPE, and the question will be whether FOX is content to leave that hour a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Banshee”

  BANSHEE:  Friday 10PM on Cinemax Cinemax’s gonzo-grindhouse extravaganza BANSHEE is back for its second season, seeming to flow directly from the ids of sensitive rom-com/dram novelist Jonathan Tropper and his fel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: NBC Midseason Schedule

  To no one’s surprise, NBC has announced midseason sitcom launches that try to take maximum adventage of the upcoming Winter Olympics–and The Voice.  Starting on February 25, the first Tuesday after the Olymp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/9/14

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  PARKS & RECREATION has been badly in need of a boost, and airing behind COMMUNITY may have supplied it, as an extra 0.1 in final numbers gave it a 1.5, which may not look like much but is up 50% from ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Assets”

  THE ASSETS:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Previously… on THE ASSETS:  In 1980s Washington, the hunt is on for a CIA agent who’s actually a mole for the KGB.  But there’s no mystery for viewers, who know that...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “The Spoils of Babylon”

  THE SPOILS OF BABYLON:  Thursday 10PM on IFC – Change the Channel A lot of talent has been harnessed for IFC’s miniseries parody THE SPOILS OF BABYLON, starting with performer/producers Will Ferrell (whose F...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Boardwalk Empire” Heads Into Home Stretch

  The Television Critics Association gatherings are taking place over the next few weeks, which means a steady flow of scheduling updates amidst the press conferences promoting upcoming shows.  Today was HBO’s day a...
by Mitch Salem