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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “Heartbeat”

Posted March 24, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  HEARTBEAT:  Wednesday 8PM on NBC – Change the Channel NBC’s HEARTBEAT differs from most of the post-ER, post-Grey’s Anatomy medical shows that have come down the pike in that it’s an unabashed star vehicle rather than an ensemble piece.  And this isn’t an antihero story, a la House:  Dr. Alexandra Panttiere (played by Melissa […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Bent”

Posted March 22, 2012 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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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “How To Be A Gentleman”

Posted October 7, 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 Jim Gaffigan Show”

Posted July 23, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW:  Wednesday 10PM on TV Land (and Nick At Nite) Previously… on THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW:  Stand-up comic Jim (Jim Gaffigan) lives with wife Jeannie (Ashley Williams) and their 5 children in a crowded NY apartment–all elements to be found in Gaffigan’s stand-up act and comic memoirs.  Her best friend is […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Blacklist”

Posted October 1, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  THE BLACKLIST:  Monday 10PM on NBC Previously… on THE BLACKLIST:  Raymond Reddington (James Spader), debonair Public Enemy #1, has turned himself in to the FBI, willing to surrender and spill everything he knows about all his criminal associates around the world, bit by bit.  His condition:  he’ll only talk to fresh-faced profiler Elizabeth Keen […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Strain”

Posted July 21, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE STRAIN:  Sunday 10PM on FX Previously… on THE STRAIN:  A jet stops on the tarmac at JFK with–it appears–virtually all of its occupants mysteriously dead.  Missing from the cargo hold:  a huge, ornately carved box–sort of, um, like a coffin–filled with earth and with worms that squirm into human flesh.  CDC investigator Dr. […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Ironside”

Posted October 10, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  IRONSIDE:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC Previously… on IRONSIDE:  NYPD Sergeant Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood), shot in the back and now in a wheelchair, has won the right to a hand-picked squad (Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer, Neal Bledsoe) helping him to solve crimes, under the sometimes exasperated command of rule-bound Captain Rollins (Kenneth Choi).  Ironside […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Madam Secretary”

Posted September 28, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MADAM SECRETARY:  Sunday 8PM on CBS Previously… on MADAM SECRETARY:  Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni), a college professor and prior to that a crack CIA analyst, is asked by her former CIA boss, now President of the United States Conrad Dalton (recurring guest star Keith Carradine) to become his Secretary of State after the death […]

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