Posts Tagged ‘series premiere review’
 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Fosters”

  THE FOSTERS:  Monday 9PM on ABCFamily For the most part, ABCFamily’s new THE FOSTERS takes a nicely low-key approach to material that could easily have been cloying or vapid (or both).  Our entry point into the s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Motive”

  MOTIVE:  Thursday 9PM on ABC – Change the Channel It’s a paradoxical truth that when TV’s “summer” begins, cable networks get adventurous and creative, and the US broadcast networks get gen...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival/Series Premiere Review: “Heroes Reborn”

  HEROES REBORN:  Thursday 8PM on NBC, starting September 24   This year, for the first time, the Toronto Film Festival has included a slate of television productions from around the world in its line-up, formalizing...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Galavant”

  GALAVANT:  Sunday 8PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… GALAVANT is one of the goofier network enterprises in recent memory.  It’s a fairy tale comedy-musical created by Dan Fogelman (whose resume cover...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Under the Dome”

  UNDER THE DOME:  Monday 10PM on CBS – Potential DVR Alert Much of CBS’s programming philosophy is built around the steady reliability of its reruns, so on the face of it, the Eye would seem least likely of t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “King & Maxwell”

  KING & MAXWELL:  Monday 10PM on TNT – Change the Channel Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn are an attractive, appealing pair of series leads, but they’re not enough to make the markedly sub-par new procedura...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Americans”

  THE AMERICANS:  Wednesday 10PM on FX – DVR Alert The renaissance of pop culture spies–good and bad, ours and theirs, real-life and fictional–continues with FX’s new series THE AMERICANS.  Joe We...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “24: Live Another Day”

  24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY:  Monday 9PM on FOX – DVR Alert Jack Bauer didn’t speak until 40 minutes into the first hour of tonight’s 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY premiere.  It’s not that he wasn’t aroun...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Rectify”

  RECTIFY:  Monday 10PM on Sundance Channel (2-hour premiere at 9PM on April 22) Taking a leaf from the Hollywood studio playbook, Sundance Channel is promoting its new series RECTIFY as being “from the producers of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Maron”

  MARON:  Friday 10PM on IFC – If Nothing Else Is On… Everyone wants their Louie.  TV comedies built around fictional versions of real-life comics are nothing new–they go back to the days of Jack Benny ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Good Girls”

  GOOD GIRLS:  Monday 10PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert GOOD GIRLS is one of the more promising pilots of the broadcast season–even if it’s itching not to be a broadcast series.  Jenna Bans’ scrip...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Masters of Sex”

  MASTERS OF SEX:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – Potential DVR Alert After the macho angst of Ray Donovan and–notwithstanding its excellence–the heavy going of Homeland, Showtime smartly changes pace with MA...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland”

  ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND:  Thursday 8PM on ABC – Worth A Look ABC ordered ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND to series on the basis of a 20-minute presentation, which was then expanded to one-hour (with commerci...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Twisted”

  TWISTED:  Tuesday 9PM on ABCFamily – If Nothing Else Is On… ABCFamily’s TWISTED has an arresting premise.  11-year old Danny Desai was arrested and convicting for strangling his aunt to death while sh...
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THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Graceland”

  GRACELAND:  Thursday 10PM on USA As we all know, if there’s one thing USA Network wants us to remember about itself, it’s that the network is a place where characters–which is to say the memorable kind...
by Mitch Salem