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THE 10 BEST TV SHOWS OF 2014 and Other Small-Screen Thoughts

  How long can television (or “television,” since programming is now viewed on a multitude of screens and platforms) stay as good as it is right now?  It used to be tough to find 10 TV shows in a year worthy o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED’S SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: ABC’s “Mistresses”

MISTRESSES:  Monday 10PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… These days, primetime soap operas usually try to be something else as well:  comedies (Desperate Housewives), musicals (Glee), thrillers (Revenge), medical ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – “Save Me”

  SAVE ME:  Thursday 8PM on NBC – Change the Channel Note:  This review was originally written after last year’s Upfronts, before it was known that SAVE ME would be held by NBC until the summer.  It’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Happy Endings”

  Here lies HAPPY ENDINGS, one of the funniest comedies on all of television–foully murdered by some of the worst scheduling moves in recent network memory.  ABC began the season by sending the show (along with Don&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT: “Family Tools”

  FAMILY TOOLS –  Wednesday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel   J.K. Simmons is one of our national character actor treasures, but he tests the bounds of our willingness to follow him anywhere with FAMIL...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
Noel Fisher as Mickey Milkovich, Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher, Emma Greenwell as Mandy Milkovich, Jeremy Allen White as Lip Gallagher, Brandon/Brenden Sims as Liam Gallagher, Emmy Rossum as Fiona Gallagher, Justin Chatwin as Steve, William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Ethan Cutkosky as Carl Gallagher, Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher, Steve Howey as Kevin Ball, Emma Kenney as Debbie Gallagher and Zach McGowan as Jody Silverman  in Shameless (Season 3) - Photo: Courtesy of SHOWTIME - Photo ID: SHAME3_PR02_BAR_GROUP_4C_300

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Shameless”

  In the post-Homeland era of Showtime, SHAMELESS, the network’s Parenthood on crack, has been pushed even farther to the background–and to be sure, the two shows aren’t comparable in terms of seriousness...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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PREMIERING TONIGHT: “How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” PILOT REVIEW

    HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE):  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC –  Change the Channel There isn’t much to be said for the exhaustively titled midseason comedy HOW TO LIVE WITH YOU...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REPORT: “Golden Boy”

  GOLDEN BOY:  Friday 9PM on CBS (special previews on Tuesday 2/26 and 3/5) – Potential DVR Alert CBS tries to have its procedural cake and eat its serialization with GOLDEN BOY.  Think of it as How I Met Your Moth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Cult”

  CULT:  Tuesday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel CW has had little good news this season apart from the arrival of Arrow, and it’s not helping itself by deciding to launch the new thriller CULT just as FOX has ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED: “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Moves to 11:35PM

  Jimmy Kimmel’s set got a bit of an upgrade, but other than that there was little visible evidence that the 11:35PM version of JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE will be very different from its midnight incarnation.  Kimmel has nev...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED MIDSEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Scandal”

  SCANDAL has been having a barn-burner of a Season 2, emerging as a pulpier, crazier Homeland (not that Homeland hasn’t been pretty crazy the last couple of weeks), a DC-set melodrama where everybody is lying to som...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED MIDSEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Hart of Dixie”

  Some smart shifts in emphasis have left HART OF DIXIE in fine shape as it reaches the midpoint of its second season, changes that were evident in tonight’s midseason finale, written by series creator Leila Gerstein...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Emily Owens, MD”

  EMILY OWENS, MD: Tuesday 9PM on CW – If Nothing Else Is On… Say this for EMILY OWENS, MD:  it really makes you appreciate Shonda Rhimes.  The seeming ease with which Grey’s Anatomy mixes medical drama...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT:  CW’s “Beauty & the Beast”

THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Beauty & the Beast”

  BEAUTY & THE BEAST: Thursday 9PM starting 10/11 on CW – If Nothing Else Is On… Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often ree...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  GREY’S ANATOMY:  Thursday 9PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  In a plane crash.  After a difficult year in which many of our characters had to pass their medical boards and then choose/be chosen by a hospital for a perma...
by Mitch Salem