Posts Tagged ‘2017-18 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Happy!”

  HAPPY! – Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – In the Queue HAPPY! counts as one of Syfy’s infrequent big swings, although its ultra-violent grunge aesthetic gives it a look and feel that isn’t all that differ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR: REVISED 5-Network Grid with New NBC Line-Up

  In a very unusual move, NBC has already made major changes in the fall schedule that it announced just 2 weeks ago.  In fact, it’s changed the centerpiece of that schedule, reversing the move of its breakout hit ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Good Doctor”

  THE GOOD DOCTOR:  Monday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel ABC’s THE GOOD DOCTOR arrives with some pedigree, being a medical series from David Shore, the creator of House, and starring Freddie Highmore, fresh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Mayor”

  THE MAYOR:  Tuesday 9:30PM on ABC – Worth A Click The premise for ABC’s breezy THE MAYOR is wall-to-wall gimmick, in a likable way.  Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) is a young aspiring rapper in the sm...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Walking Dead”

  THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 9PM on AMC Last year’s season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD was the show’s most polarizing hour, introducing long-awaited Big Bad Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and lingering on his bru...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

ShowbuzzDaily TV Review: “A Christmas Story Live”

  Coming off its acclaimed, Emmy-winning production of Grease, FOX had the holiday live TV musical market cornered this year, NBC having opted out of its planned Bye Bye Birdie in favor of a Spring 2018 Jesus Christ Supers...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Ten Days In the Valley”

  TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY:  Sunday 10PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY is very ABC, in a good way.  Created by Tassie Cameron, who co-created the network’s longtime summer hit Rookie Blue,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Good Place”

  THE GOOD PLACE:  Thursday 8:30PM on NBC starting 9/28 The Season 1 finale of NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE was a tough act to follow.  Michael Schur’s series pulled off the plot twist of the season, which turned out...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Halt & Catch Fire”

It isn’t the preference of networks and producers for obvious reasons, but for viewers, there can be something particularly thrilling about a series that finds its greatness after its first season.  Shows like Mad Men, T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Ghosted”

  GHOSTED:  Sunday 8:30PM on FOX – In the Queue FOX’s new sitcom GHOSTED has two big assets in stars Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, a pair of experienced comedy players who combine star presence with chops as ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Scandal”

  SCANDAL:  Thursday 9PM on ABC How tough is Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), newly minted as both Chief of Staff to President Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young), and head of secret intelligence and torture bureau B613?  As Sea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Brave”

  THE BRAVE:  Monday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel In the Age of Trump, and with younger audiences migrating to alternative delivery platforms, the broadcast networks are making a play–some might call it th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS: NIELSENWAR: The FOX Fall 2017 Schedule

See our commentary on the NBC fall schedule here. FOX had a terrible 2016-17 season (blurred a bit by airing the Super Bowl and a historic World Series).  The closest thing it had to a new hit was Lethal Weapon, and it watch...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Gifted”

  THE GIFTED:  Monday 9PM on FOX – In the Queue FOX’s THE GIFTED exists in the X-Men region of Marvel’s mythology, which in corporate terms means that it (along with Fantastic Four) belongs to 20th Centu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “SEAL Team”

  SEAL TEAM:  Wednesday 9PM on CBS – In the Queue CBS’s entry in the fall’s military drama sweepstakes, SEAL TEAM, has several advantages over NBC’s The Brave. It’s been put together by a tea...
by Mitch Salem