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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: Ironside

Fall TV Pilot Review: Ironside
IRONSIDE Airs: Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c on NBC Premise: Brash detective Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) solves tough crimes and outsmarts criminals, all while confined to a wheelchair! Behind the Scenes: This is a remake of the Raymond Burr-starring series that aired from 1967-1975.  Subject of some controversy given the fact that producers cast Underwood in the role... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Fall TV Pilot Review: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Airs: Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC Premise: Picking up where The Avengers left off, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is resurrected from the presumed dead to lead a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) agents to handle a series of strange cases involving people with super powers. Behind... Read more »
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Fall TV Pilot Review: Lucky 7

Fall TV Pilot Review: Lucky 7
LUCKY 7 Airs: Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC Premise: A group of gas station employees find their lives changed after they win the lottery.  Money changes everything. Behind the Scenes: Steven Spielberg, who doesn’t have the greatest track record on TV, is an executive producer. The Good: Brought back fond memories of Hurley and Lost.  Isiah Whitlock Jr.... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: The Blacklist

Fall TV Pilot Review: The Blacklist
THE BLACKLIST Airs: Mondays at 10/9c on NBC Premise: One of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Criminals, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), turns himself in and offers to help catch terrorists on a “blacklist,” but only by working with rookie profiler Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). Behind the Scenes: Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team, Narc) directed... 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 »
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Fall TV Pilot Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Fall TV Pilot Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Airs: Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c on FOX Premise: Workplace comedy about a ragtag crew of police officers cutting up and catching crooks. Behind the Scenes: Creators Dan Goor & Mike Schur come from Parks & Recreation.  The pilot was directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller (21 Jump Street). The Good: The cast is... Read more »

Fall TV Reviews: "Partners" on CBS

Fall TV Reviews: "Partners" on CBS
Partners, airing (for now) Mondays, 7:30c on CBS Starring: Michael Urie of Ugly Betty, David Krumholtz of pretty much everything you’ve watched over the past 15 years, Brandon Routh of Superman, and Sophia Bush, formerly of Chad Michael Murray The Deal: I think this is a sitcom? I mean, I can’t be sure because I... Read more »