June 17, 2011

THE SKED: “Pan Am” Update

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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I noted in my review of ABC’s PAN AM that the pilot characters in the, um, pilot, made little impression, and apparently the network agreed:  reports are that Jonah Lotan, who played the lead male role, is in the process of being replaced.  It seemed like the problem was more in the colorless writing of the character than in Lotan’s performance, but if the cast’s chemistry can be strengthened, that wouldn’t be a bad thing.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."