Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

  FRANKLIN & BASH:  Wednesday 9PM on TNT Wednesdays have become series reclamation night on cable.  Last week we had Necessary Roughness adding John Stamos for a new series setting and a bit of zing; now FRANKLIN &am...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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

  TWISTED:  Tuesday 9PM on ABCFamily Previously… on TWISTED:  Danny Desai (Avan Jogia) served 5 years in jail after (as far as we know) strangling his aunt to death as an 11-year old.  Now he’s out, and his ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

James Gandolfini (1961-2013)

  Whatever may have happened in that New Jersey diner after the sudden, famous cut to black, we now sadly know how The Sopranos ends:  James Gandolfini, forever a part of television history as Tony Soprano, has reportedly...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Cable Ratings Scorecard – 6/14-18

  FRIDAY STARZ:  The network continues to have a hard time getting any traction for its original scripted shows, as MAGIC CITY returned for its second season with a miniscule 500K viewers, of whom only 30% were under 50 (...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/17/13

  Things picked up for The Voice as it neared its belated season’s end.   NBC:  THE VOICE was up 0.2 in preliminary numbers to 3.5 with its final Monday telecast of the season, and may rise more when final ratings ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “King & Maxwell”

  KING & MAXWELL:  Monday 10PM on TNT Previously… on KING & MAXWELL:  Sean King (Jon Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Rebecca Romjin) are disgraced former Secret Service agents (an assassination and a kidnappi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: CBS Premiere Dates

  The fall TV season traditionally kicks off with the EMMY AWARDS, and since CBS airs them this year on Sunday September 22, it’s naturally using the telecast to jump-start its fall schedule.  Today the network anno...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/16/13

  The contests viewers wanted on Father’s Day night were the sports kind, not the one with bathing suits. ABC:  Per Mitch Metcalf:  We are estimating the 5.6 fast national rating for last night’s Game 5 of the NB...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “True Blood”

  TRUE BLOOD:  Sunday 9PM on HBO Although TRUE BLOOD shares with its HBO cousin Game of Thrones a predilection for high body count, sexual content and ratings, the two shows are very different.  Where Game is, in many wa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Client List”

  There’s something inherently fascinating about the contortions that Lifetime, one of the squarest of cable networks, has to go through to balance the titillation factor of its hit series THE CLIENT LIST with what i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Nurse Jackie”

  It’s impossible to discuss the season finale of NURSE JACKIE–or, as it turns out, its entire fifth season–without talking about its final minute, so I’ll skip to the next paragraph to ward off any...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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

  GRACELAND:  Thursday 10PM on USA Previously… on GRACELAND:  Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) is a straight-out-of-the-academy FBI agent and the newcomer to a luxurious Malibu beachhouse that was seized by the government...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Save Me”

  SAVE ME had a late start, but it managed to be the worst network show to premiere during the 2012-13 season.  Unspeakably self-righteous, smug and narcissistic–and also not remotely funny–it was a series abo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Upfront Ad Sales and Their Moving Parts

  According to published reports, CBS, CW and now FOX have largely concluded their upfront sales of advertising time for the 2013-14 broadcast season.  (“Upfront” meaning sales closed before the season begins,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/11/13

  By summer TV standards, there were plenty of well-watched shows on the networks last night.  The bad news:  they were all down. ABC:  Game 3 of the NBA FINALS will, we estimate, end up with a 5.8 rating after adjustme...
by Mitch Salem