Posts Tagged ‘tv reviews’
 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: CBS’s “Made In Jersey”

  MADE IN JERSEY:  Friday 9PM on CBS – Change the Channel CBS is the network of The Good Wife, but don’t get your hopes up for its new legal drama MADE IN JERSEY.  This one is a thin example of why the words ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Last Resort”

  LAST RESORT: Thursday 8PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert The strangest new show on any network this season may be LAST RESORT, created and written by the man behind The Shield, Shawn Ryan, with Karl Gajdusek. The pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “The Neighbors”

  THE NEIGHBORS:  Wednesday 8:30PM ABC – Change The Channel It could have been worse.  Initially, ABC slotted THE NEIGHBORS, which is just a New Normal away from being the worst new sitcom of the fall, in the netwo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: CBS’s “Vegas”

  VEGAS:  Tuesday 10PM on CBS – Potential DVR Alert VEGAS is CBS’s version of swinging for the fences, which is to say that it can also be seen as a neon-lit, gold-edged version of Longmire.  This time the wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “The Mindy Project”

    THE MINDY PROJECT: Tuesday 9:30PM on FOX – DVR Alert Companion shows don’t come more perfectly designed than FOX’s THE MINDY PROJECT.  When FOX launched New Girl last fall, it became an instant ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “Ben & Kate”

  BEN & KATE:  Tuesday 8:30PM on FOX – Worth A Look   However it may fare in the ratings, this fall’s FOX Tuesday schedule is a model lesson in what a smoothly engineered line-up looks like.  At 9:30...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “The Mob Doctor”

  THE MOB DOCTOR:  Monday 9PM on FOX – Worth A Look   THE MOB DOCTOR may be the busiest pilot of the season.  The idea hatched by creators Josh Berman and Rob Wright (previously of Drop Dead Diva and a host of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The New Normal”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Go On”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Necessary Roughness”

  A very busy season of NECESSARY ROUGHNESS came to an end tonight with an unusually far-fetched hour.  The show isn’t exactly known for its hard-hitting realism, but this episode, written by series creators Liz Kru...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Bunheads”

  It helps if you think of BUNHEADS as a CG special effects spectacle, except in this case the CG special effects and spectacle are all in the sound of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s dialogue.  Either you love herrapid-f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Falling Skies”

    Since FALLING SKIES wants to be on the air for years to come (it’s already been renewed for a 3rd season), its story can’t ever end, unless it reaches an official final valedictory year.  So in the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “The Goodwin Games”

    THE GOODWIN GAMES:  Midseason TBD on FOX – Worth A Look Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Political Animals”

  POLITICAL ANIMALS remained uncompelling to the very end, which is remarkable when you consider that its final episode threw in, among other things, the (apparent) death of the President of the United States.  The show ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Red Widow”

  RED WIDOW:  Midseason TBD on ABC – 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 reedited and re-scored, and...
by Mitch Salem