Posts tagged "CBS"

Fall TV Pilot Review: Thursday Night Sitcoms

Fall TV Pilot Review: Thursday Night Sitcoms
With 30 Rock and The Office out of the picture, and CBS adding a 2-hour comedy block to its schedule, Thursday nights are wide open for a new batch of sitcoms.  And, that’s exactly what the networks are offering.  5 new sitcoms join the likes of Big Bang, Parks & Rec, and 2.5 Men.  Are... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: Hostages

Fall TV Pilot Review: Hostages
HOSTAGES Airs: Mondays at 10/9c on CBS Premise: A family is taken hostage by a group of kidnappers led by FBI agent Dylan McDermott (not Dermot Mulroney), and their freedom is conditioned on surgeon mom (Toni Colette) killing the President, upon whom she is scheduled to operate. Behind the Scenes: Jerry Bruckheimer, fresh from his... Read more »

CBS' "A Gifted Man" Isn't Gifted Where It Counts

CBS' "A Gifted Man" Isn't Gifted Where It Counts
Genre: Hour-long medical/inspirational drama Premise: Talented, emotionally detached doctor starts to (in the words of Haley Joel Osment) “see dead people.”  Make that just one dead person – a past lady love who tries to help him become a better person in his practice of medicine. Behind-the-Scenes: Creator Susannah Grant wrote Erin Brockovich. The Good:... Read more »
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Good News/Bad News - CBS's "Person of Interest"

Good News/Bad News - CBS's "Person of Interest"
Person of Interest (CBS, Thursdays at 8:00 PM) Good News: J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan’s brother were/are involved! Bad News: This is, at its essence, really just another CBS procedural. Good News: Ben Linus! Bad News: Jim Caviezel.  How can I type that name to make it look more boring?  I don’t know if any... Read more »

TV Review - Mad Love ("Pilot")

  MAD LOVE Airs: Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS Genre: Sitcom The Set-Up: A pair of guy friends and a pair of girl friends merge when two of them start dating.  The other two despise each other, naturally.  Think Friends minus two people.  Or How I Met Your Mother minus one person. The Good: The... Read more »

8 Questions about 'Live To Dance'

A few questions about Live To Dance, a TV show I will never, ever watch again ever. 1. Is Paula Abdul really that much of a draw?  I mean, I am one of the biggest American Idol fiends out there, but she was never even so much of a blip on my consciousness during her... Read more »
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2011 Mid-Season TV Schedule

It’s January, a time for hibernating on your couch in front of your TV with your remote in hand.  Fortunately, it’s also a time when the TV gods smile upon us and offer forth some brand new television to get us through the winter doldrums.   As we did with the new fall season, John... Read more »

The Dirtiest Dirty Word in Television

We at Hammervision have slogged through a lot of crap in the last week, actively watching the likes of Outlaw and $#*! My Dad Says, but if there’s one word we never want to hear associated with another new TV show it’s…ew…I almost can’t even bring myself to type it… …”procedural.” Of the bazillion new... Read more »

TV Review - 'Blue Bloods'

Another crime drama (that pulled in 13 million viewers…on a FRIDAY!), but with a family slant. The Good: Magnum P.I., NKOTB’s Donnie, and Tom Brady’s baby mama.  The cast is pretty darn good.  This show is certainly better than most of the new programs this year.  The premise is interesting (three generations of law enforcers... Read more »
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Fall TV Preview - 9/26 - 10/3

I'm not sure why exactly NBC had to cancel 'Law & Order: Original Flavor' only to bring on this spin-off, but the cast is fairly star-studded.  You've got your Terrence Howard and your Alfred Molina and your Regina Hall and your (Yes!) Skeet Ulrich.
Phew.  After last week, watching all the new shows on TV this week will be a breeze.  There are only TWO!  I don’t even know what I’ll do with all the extra time.  Maybe watch Dancing With the Stars. The new shows this week are No Ordinary Family on ABC and Law & Order: Los... Read more »