Posts Tagged ‘2013-14 TV season’
 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  For the most part, Shonda Rhimes and the Season 10 finale of GREY’S ANATOMY kept its Cristina Yang Farewell Extravaganza confined to a 20-minute chunk in the second half.  The opening half of the hour, written by ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Pick-Ups

  We don’t know yet what CBS’s fall schedule will look like, but by its standards the network is being aggressive with its pick-ups, with 4 new comedies and 2 dramas so far.  Here’s a thumbnail of each: ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Tuesday

  Our soothsaying group of former NBC head of Scheduling Mitch Metcalf, longtime head of NBC Current Programming Ted Frank and myself is continuing to set out instant, perhaps foolhardy predictions of what next fall’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “The Neighbors”

  THE NEIGHBORS:  Friday 8:30PM on ABC THE NEIGHBORS was last season’s reminder that a pilot isn’t the final word on a series.  In fact, neither are the first several episodes.  It took a while for Dan Fogel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Betrayal”

  BETRAYAL:  Sunday 10PM on ABC Previously… on BETRAYAL:  Sara Hanley (Hannah Ware), a Chicago photographer married to ambitious prosecutor Drew (Chris Johnson), has just launched a torrid affair with Jack McAllist...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Fall Finale Review: “The Walking Dead”

  For all its gigantic, game-changing success, THE WALKING DEAD seems fated always to be a dramatically uneven series.  Under new showrunner Scott M. Gimple (who, contrary to previous practice, will keep his job in the al...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: CW Midseason Changes

  CW announced a set of sensible changes for its midseason schedule today, cutting its losses on the shows that aren’t working and trying to save its flailing Mondays. The adjustments will phase in over a month or so...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC Midseason Schedule

  To no one’s surprise, NBC has announced midseason sitcom launches that try to take maximum adventage of the upcoming Winter Olympics–and The Voice.  Starting on February 25, the first Tuesday after the Olymp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Midseason Premiere Review: “Twisted”

  TWISTED:  Tuesday 9PM on ABCFamily TWISTED finally uncorked some revelations to kick off the back half of its first season, and it was about time.  The show’s summer episodes had spent far too long dithering arou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Banshee”

  Was this the season that Cinemax’s comparatively low-rent BANSHEE surpassed Justified?  In the subgenre of cop show pulp, the FX series has been the unquestioned class entry, with its distinguished Elmore Leonard ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Suits”

  The short back “half” of SUITS’ Season 3 was surprisingly intense.  With only 6 episodes in play, the show stepped away from its usual super-complex litigations where everyone double-bluffs and triple-...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “2 Broke Girls”

  2 BROKE GIRLS is a serviceable sitcom for CBS, and in its 3rd season, it knows fairly well how to do what it does.  The show hangs on the comic charisma of Kat Dennings as wise-ass, tough-but-vulnerable waitress and asp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Hannibal”

  Considering how defiantly unlike the rest of broadcast television HANNIBAL is, not to mention its love of metaphor, it made sense for the show’s Season 2 finale to air entirely on its own, separate from the last ep...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

  AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is The Big One, not just for ABC but for any network this fall.  A spin-off of one of the most successful movies ever made (and part of a gigantically successful ongoing franchise), co-written and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: CBS’s “The Crazy Ones”

  THE CRAZY ONES:  Thursday 9PM on CBS starting Sept. 26 – Worth A Look Well, we know David E. Kelley has been watching Mad Men.  A key scene in the pilot for his new comedy THE CRAZY ONES, which is set at an ad ag...
by Mitch Salem