Fall Pilots

PREMIERING TONIGHT: FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Posted September 17, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE:  Tuesday 8:30PM on FOX – Potential DVR Alert BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is the kind of sitcom that can go very right or extremely wrong:  an ensemble about kooky homicide detectives, anchored by former SNL-er Andy Samberg.  Happily, series creators Michael Schur and Dan Goor, both veterans of Parks & Recreation (Schur is its co-creator as […]

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Pilot Reports

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT – “Zero Hour”

Posted February 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ZERO HOUR:  Thursday 8PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert ZERO HOUR‘s pilot is an engaging piece of nonsense, but whether it can work as a continuing TV series is another question.  The premise is a DaVinci Code/National Treasure-ian tangle of Nazis, Rosicrucians, cloning, assassins, and bits and pieces of what seems to be […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Good Fight”

Posted February 19, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE GOOD FIGHT:  Episodes Release Each Sunday On CBS All Access – Binge-Worthy If THE GOOD FIGHT were actually a CBS drama, the spin-off of The Good Wife would instantly become the network’s best show–and one of the most promising anywhere on broadcast TV.  But while a slightly edited version of the opening episode […]

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THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Girls”

Posted April 16, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> GIRLS – Sundays 10:30PM on HBO – Potential DVR Alert The lion’s share of attention paid to HBO goes to its splashy, big-budget, big-name projects like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Luck and True Blood.  But at the same time, the network has consistently produced smaller, idiosyncratic shows that are more akin to independent […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Blindspot”

Posted September 21, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  BLINDSPOT:  Monday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s strategy this fall seems to be to play the deja vu card and hope for the best.  Heroes Reborn returns on Thursday as though its ratings hadn’t cratered into oblivion just 5 years ago, The Player feels like basic cable circa 1998, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Complications”

Posted June 18, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  COMPLICATIONS:  Thursday 9PM on USA – Change the Channel USA Network has been hammering away at its own image for some time now, trying to find a show that will brand it as cooler and edgier than the home of Monk and Psych.  Suits has given the network a 2d generation hit, and a […]

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Fall Pilots

THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Super Fun Night”

Posted August 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Read All Our Fall Pilot Reports here and Midseason Pilot Reports here. SUPER FUN NIGHT:  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC starting October 2 – If Nothing Else Is On… Anyone who’s seen Rebel Wilson confidently walk away with chunks of Pitch Perfect, Bachelorette or Bridesmaids knows that she’s a breakout comic talent, and possibly even […]

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THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Dominion”

Posted June 18, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  DOMINION:  Thursday 9PM on Syfy – Change the Channel Was there really a pressing need to make a TV series out of the schlock horror movie Legion?  It’s not as though the film was much of a hit ($40M total box office in the US, $68M worldwide), nor is it well-remembered even 4 years […]

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