Posts Tagged ‘Starz’
 

 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Globes – TV

> Possibly because the Golden Globes take place in much less proximity to the Emmys than they do to the Oscars, and thus aren’t the crucial part of network gamesplaying that they are for the movie studios, the Hollywood F...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Boss”

> BOSS:  Fridays 10PM on Starz – Potential DVR Alert BOSS is Starz’s bid to be taken seriously as a pay-TV producer of original programming.  Up until now, Starz has been both successful (Spartacus) and no...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The White Queen”

  THE WHITE QUEEN:  Saturday 9PM on Starz Previously… on THE WHITE QUEEN:  Lady Elizabeth Woodville (Rebecca Ferguson) was a widow with two children who captured the lust, and then the heart, of England’s Kin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Da Vinci’s Demons”

  DA VINCI’S DEMONS:  Friday 9PM on Starz A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus gr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Boss”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Magic City”

  Magic was one ingredient that MAGIC CITY lacked, and so despite its not-insubstantial virtues, tonight’s Season 2 finale also marked its finish as a series.  The low-rated show was a passion project of its creator...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “The White Queen”

  THE WHITE QUEEN – Saturday 9PM on Starz – Worth A Look Starz’s THE WHITE QUEEN is, apart from a bit of nudity (this is pay cable, after all), a rather old-fashioned historical bodice-ripper.  The bodic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Da Vinci’s Demons”

  DA VINCI’S DEMONS:  Friday 9PM on Starz – If Nothing Else Is On… Starz has been searching for a signature original series it can call its own, especially now that Homeland has brought Showtime, arguabl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Da Vinci” Keeps Painting

  Starz has been exceptionally tolerant of ratings that other networks might find discouraging, and without even waiting to see how DA VINCI’S DEMONS will perform without a Spartacus lead-in, the network has already ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Boss” Not the Boss of Cable

> It’s lucky that BOSS is a bid for prestige by Starz, because it’s certainly not doing much on the ratings front.  The initial airing on Friday had a total of 659,000 viewers, which wouldn’t even be much...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Magic City”

> MAGIC CITY:  Premieres Friday April 6 at 10PM on Starz – Potential DVR Alert Starz’s new MAGIC CITY is another stroll down Mad Men lane:  glamorous people in impeccably detailed 1960s settings (technical...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Da Vinci’s Demons”

  Starz’s DA VINCI’S DEMONS was unsatisfactory in just about every respect, all the way through to tonight’s Season 1 finale, a cluster of cliffhangers that resolved almost nothing.  Watching the end of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Counterpart”

  Although its production studio MRC is seeking a stay of execution from another network or streaming service, it currently appears as though Starz’s Season 2 finale of COUNTERPART will be the last we see of the show...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 2 REVIEW: “Magic City”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Boss”

  Few television series have worked so hard to be unlikeable as BOSS.  There had been some thought, after its initial off-putting season, that when Starz replaced series creator Farhad Safinia with Dee Johnson as showrunn...
by Mitch Salem