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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Wayward Pines”

Posted May 21, 2015 by Mitch Salem

WAYWARD PINES:  Thursday 9PM on FOX Previously… on WAYWARD PINES:  Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), on a mission to find colleague (and former mistress) Kate Hewson, who’s been missing for several weeks, awakens after a car crash to find himself in Wayward Pines, Idaho, a small town that’s heavy on the creepy.  Menacing […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Crossing Lines”

Posted June 30, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  CROSSING LINES:  Sunday 10PM on NBC Previously… on CROSSING LINES:  Under the aegis of senior official Michel Dorn (Donald Sutherland), the International Criminal Court has established a multinational group of crimefighters to track down wrongdoers operating throughout Europe.  Each of our heroes, as it happens, labors under heavy baggage from crimes left unsolved and/or […]

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

Posted September 29, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have had their own turnover in the off-season) give plenty of notes, both helpful and otherwise, and […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Blindspot”

Posted September 29, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  BLINDSPOT:  Monday 10PM on NBC Previously… on BLINDSPOT:  A mysterious naked woman, her body covered in tattoos, is discovered in Times Square with a note saying to call the FBI.  She’s got amnesia, so they call her Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), and when the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) is found […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Dark Matter”

Posted June 20, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  DARK MATTER:  Friday 10PM on Syfy Previously… on DARK MATTER:  A half-dozen people (plus an android) wake up in deep space, and find their memories wiped out.  However, their bodies retain sense memories of serious fighting, piloting and other skills.  They discover that before they were put into hypersleep, they were vicious mercenaries, working […]

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THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Ray Donovan”

Posted July 8, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Previously… on RAY DONOVAN:  Ray (Liev Schreiber) is a Hollywood fixer who solves the daily difficulties and career-threatening scandals that trouble the lives of stars and senior executives.  He also has problems of his own.  His marriage to Abby (Paula Malcolmson) is troubled, partly because of his own […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Proof”

Posted June 24, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  PROOF:  Tuesday 10PM on TNT Previously… on PROOF:  Brilliant, brusque cardiac surgeon Cat Tyler (Jennifer Beals), struggling with the death of her son and her own near-death experience, is recruited by dying billionaire Ivan Turing (Matthew Modine) to provide scientific proof of what, if anything, happens after death.  She sets off with intern Zedan […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Mom”

Posted October 1, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  MOM:  Monday 9:30PM on CBS Previously… on MOM:  Christy (Anna Faris) is a recovering alcoholic single mom who has to cope with her own no-boundaries recovering addict single mother Bonnie (Allison Janney), as well as teen daughter Violet (Sadie Calvano) and son Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal).  Christy is just barely holding it together, and […]

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