Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Mick”

Posted January 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE MICK:  Tuesday 8:30PM on FOX – Change the Channel FOX has ushered in network TV 2017 with a show that feels less than fresh:  THE MICK, a sitcom that’s basically a not-quite-cable retread of Uncle Buck. The irresponsible relative is an aunt this time, and Mackenzie (Kaitlin Olson) is meant to be edgier, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Neighborhood”

Posted October 2, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  THE NEIGHBORHOOD:  Monday 8PM on CBS The opening half of CBS’s doubleheader of new Monday sitcoms has one joke to tell in its pilot, and it spends half an hour telling it over and over.  THE NEIGHBORHOOD is almost exclusively about the hilarity of a midwestern white family moving into a black Los Angeles […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Carrie Diaries”

Posted April 9, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Stripped of its period trappings and the fact that its heroine is named Carrie Bradshaw, THE CARRIE DIARIES is the most basic and least interesting of CW’s YA romances.  The season finale, like countless season finales set in high school before it, revolved around the junior prom, even though none of the characters ever […]

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THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Playing House”

Posted April 30, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  PLAYING HOUSE:  Tuesday 10PM on USA – If Nothing Else Is On… Created by and starring real-life best friends Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, PLAYING HOUSE is, as sisterhood comedies created by and starring real-life best friends go, less edged and genuine than HBO’s recent Doll & Em (which was the work of […]

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THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Siberia”

Posted July 9, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  SIBERIA:  Monday 10PM on NBC Previously… on SIBERIA:  What’s worse than being on yet another reality TV competition show?  Being on one where unknown creatures are trying to kill you.  The contestants on SIBERIA have been flown out to a remote outpost in guess-where, with the idea that whoever makes it to the end […]

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THE SKED PILOT(S) REVIEW: “Anger Management”

Posted July 3, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  ANGER MANAGEMENT:  Thursday 9:30PM on FX – Change the Channel The most interesting thing about ANGER MANAGEMENT–by far–is the deal that put it on the air.  When Charlie Sheen found himself at liberty, following his low-key and barely even noticed departure from 2 1/2 Men, he clearly wanted a shot at a payday that […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

Posted August 14, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  With far less fanfare than last night’s farewell to The Closer, tonight TNT rang down the season’s curtain on FRANKLIN & BASH, a show that can barely be bothered to remember that a season finale is different from any other episode.  This isn’t a series very interested in story arcs or even continuity; it […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Powerless”

Posted February 3, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  POWERLESS:  Thursday 8:30PM on NBC – If Nothing Else is On… So far, NBC’s POWERLESS is merely a clever idea for a sitcom.  It’s set on the fringes of the DC superhero universe, in Charm City, where Wayne Security (owned by the unseen Bruce, who of course has things to do in Gotham) exists […]

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