Posts Tagged ‘returning series’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime Everyone knew that the fourth season of HOMELAND was going to be fundamentally different–the question was how.  Seasons 1-3 relied, for better and then for worse, on the dynamic ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Blacklist”

  THE BLACKLIST:  Monday 10PM on NBC THE BLACKLIST was a game-changing smash for NBC last season, in combination with The Voice solidifying the network’s hold on Mondays to such an extent that the night, along with ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Nashville”

  NASHVILLE:  Wednesday 10PM on ABC NASHVILLE has both improved and flattened out over time.  When the series started, it was frustratingly uneven, but also trying to do something potentially exciting:  combine the appe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  GREY’S ANATOMY:  Thursday 8PM on ABC The occasional misguided NY Times profile aside, it’s a good time to be Shonda Rhimes.  With an entire night of ABC’s primetime real estate put into her care, she&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Once Upon A Time”

  ONCE UPON A TIME:  Sunday 8PM on ABC As everyone knows by now, Season 4 of ONCE UPON A TIME is aiming for a grand slam of corporate synergy, combining its Disney-owned network and Disney-owned TV series with Disney Anim...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “90210”

  90210:  Monday 8PM on CW WHERE WE WERE:  Mid car-crash.  A truck was plowing into Dixon (Tristan Wilds), in a way that would surely kill an actor in the middle of contract renegotiations.  Dixon’s love Adriana ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Bridge”

  The second season of FX’s THE BRIDGE faced quite a few challenges, some of them traceable to Season 1, and others self-created.  The original version of The Bridge was closely tied to the Swedish/Danish series on ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Sleepy Hollow”

  SLEEPY HOLLOW:  Monday 9PM on FOX SLEEPY HOLLOW turned out to be the best news FOX would get all of last season.  Although the show’s ratings dropped somewhat from their initially remarkable heights during its 13...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Resurrection”

  RESURRECTION:  Sunday 9PM on ABC American viewers have a seemingly endless fascination with the undead in all their various forms, and that extended to last season’s instant midseason hit RESURRECTION (although it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Scandal”

  SCANDAL:  Thursday 9PM on ABC Sheer addictiveness is SCANDAL’s stock in trade, and although the Season 4 premiere had an absence of the show’s jaw-dropping plot twists, it was already awash in adrenaline and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Mindy Project”

  THE MINDY PROJECT:  Tuesday 9:30PM on FOX After an uneven season and a half that seemed to slide from one genre and tone to the next on a nearly weekly basis (it’s a rom-com!  it’s a workplace comedy!), lea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Parenthood”

  PARENTHOOD:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC   WHERE WE WERE:  The wedding of Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant), an event long in coming, considering that they’ve been raising Jabbar (Tyree Brown) together a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Originals”

  THE ORIGINALS:  Monday 8PM on CW THE ORIGINALS, that gloomier and more gothic cousin of The Vampire Diaries, essentially revolves around an endless turf war, the territory at issue being New Orleans.  (The show itself ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Strain”

  THE STRAIN:  Sunday 10PM on FX FX’s goofiest drama, THE STRAIN, is back for its third season, long-tongued vampiric monsters and Eastern European mythology intact.  Season 2 may have been less notable for killing...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Parenthood”

  PARENTHOOD:  Thursday 10PM on NBC It’s something of a miracle that PARENTHOOD, with its marginal-or-worse ratings, low concept and large, expensive cast, even survived to a 6th season on NBC.  Much of its luck ...
by Mitch Salem