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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”

Posted July 24, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL:  Thursday 10PM on FX Previously… on SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL:  Johnny Rock (series creator Denis Leary) is seemingly on the last legs of a music career that never quite made him the star he expected to be, when he makes two discoveries:  he has an adult daughter Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) he never knew about, and Gigi […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “American Horror Story”

Posted October 13, 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 Series Premiere Review: “Dates”

Posted July 10, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  DATES:  Thursday 9PM on CW – If Nothing Else Is On… CW is barely promoting its run of the 2013 British series DATES, which the network is using (presumably for a negligible fee) to fill a few hours of its summer schedule.  It’s an oddity, the kind of show you might expect to find […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Mindy Project”

Posted October 3, 2012 by Mitch Salem

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 had their own turnover) give plenty of notes, helpful and otherwise, and critics begin to rear […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Bad Judge”

Posted October 9, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  BAD JUDGE:  Thursday 9PM on NBC Previously… on BAD JUDGE:  Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh) is a hard-drinkin’, free-lovin’ gal–who also happens to be a tough Los Angeles judge.  Medical expert witness Gary (Ryan Hansen) is one of her bed partners, and she runs her court under the disapproving but bemused watch of Chief Judge […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Leftovers”

Posted July 7, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE LEFTOVERS:  Sunday 10PM on HBO Previously… on THE LEFTOVERS:  3 years ago, 2% of the world’s population simultaneously and spontaneously vanished, in what may have been the Rapture (albeit a Rapture that took Gary Busey and the cast of Perfect Strangers along with the Pope).  The troubles of those who remain are encapsulated […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Pan Am”

Posted October 3, 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: “The Slap”

Posted February 20, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  THE SLAP:  Thursday 8PM on NBC Previously… on THE SLAP:  A group of friends and relatives gathered for the 40th birthday party of mid-level NY public official Hector (Peter Sarsgaard), and tensions ran high, between Hector (who’s in the midst of a mid-life crisis) and his wife Aisha (Thandie Newton), between Aisha and Hector’s mother […]

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