Posts Tagged ‘Veep’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Emmy Awards Thoughts

The EMMY AWARDS could hardly have gone more emphatically HBO’s way, with wins for Best Drama, Comedy, Limited Series and Made-For-TV Movie, not to mention many of the acting, writing and directing awards that went with th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE EMMY AWARDS: Analysis and Review

  There weren’t a lot of surprises at tonight’s EMMY AWARDS, and the truth is that where television is right now, there didn’t need to be.  (A full list of winners is here.)  Game of Thrones and Veep we...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Veep”

> VEEP:  Sundays 10PM on HBO – Potential DVR Alert   Although of course it made all the sense in the world to precede tonight’s premiere of its new political comedy VEEP with the trailer for its upcoming p...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Comedy Emmys

  Yesterday, we looked at the major Movies/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmy Awards.  Today it’s time for the season’s honored comedies: COMEDY SERIES “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) “...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/22/12

> VEEP, properly enough, was #2 on HBO’s Sunday ticket. HBO:  VEEP premiered with a fairly strong 0.6 in 18-49s on its initial Sunday airing, plus another .14 for its repeat later that night (remember, HBO ratings re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Good News for Veep, Rectify and Inside Amy Schumer

  A few notable items from today’s cable news: On the heels of a season-best rating last Sunday, HBO has renewed VEEP for a third season of 10 episodes.  Veep‘s been a very sturdy success for the network, cons...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings April 17-23

>History’s Pawn Stars tops this week’s cable chart, with a 2.0 rating from 10:00-10:30 pm Monday with Adults 18-49.  Usually the 10:30 pm Pawn Stars is slightly higher rated (up a tenth of a rating point or two...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Veep”

> 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 groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: HBO Re-Elects “Veep” and “Girls”

> HBO, to no one’s surprise, has renewed both its new half-hours, VEEP and GIRLS, for 2d seasons (10 episodes each).  Neither show is a ratings blockbuster (numbers aren’t available yet for last night, but the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/29/12

> An off-night if you didn’t have Thrones in your title. HBO:  GAME OF THRONES, airing an episode that started with a gasp-inducing surprise death (one less potential king for Westeros), was the highest-rated show on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 5/6/12

    It seems that no amount of violence in GAME OF THRONES will make anyone change the channel.   HBO:  GAME OF THRONES continued its ratings ascension with a gripping episode that could have been called A Tale ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 5/20/12

The throne is still occupied. HBO:  Like most of the spring cable series, GAME OF THRONES is heading into its homestretch, with just 2 episodes left (Stannis is about to reach King’s Landing!).  The show continues to be...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 6/3/12

  On a night when nothing even came close to ESPN’s coverage of Game 4 of the Boston/Miami NBA PLAYOFFS with its lofty 4.9 rating, there was still plenty to see elsewhere on cable.   HBO:  GAME OF THRONES had a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Veep”

VEEP has no particular interest in going anyplace, so its season finale tonight was more or less the same as any other episode.  This has made for a fun, but somewhat repetitive, ride over the show’s initial 8-episode se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: The World According to HBO

> You couldn’t ask for a better example of the way in which HBO is different from all other networks–even other pay-cable networks–than its decision today to cancel BORED TO DEATH, HUNG and HOW TO MAKE IT IN A...
by Mitch Salem