Archive for September, 2015

Fall Season Gets Under Way: This Week’s Blogs

September 25, 2015
This week's TV blogs: "Minority Report," "Blindspot," "The Muppets," Brian Williams, "Heroes Reborn" and, on Friday, a late-night candidates' report card. Links below.

This week’s TV blogs: “Minority Report,” “Blindspot,” “The Muppets,” Brian Williams, “Heroes Reborn” and, on Friday, a late-night candidates’ report card. Links below.

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2015 — With the fall TV season having its official start this week, the emphasis was on reviews of new shows in three out of five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Also this week: The return of Brian Williams and, to close out the week, a report card grading the presidential candidates’ appearances on the late-night shows this month.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these handy, convenient links:

Monday, Sept. 21: Fall Season Begins With Three New Shows Monday Night

Tuesday, Sept. 22: New Fall Season, Night 2: ABC’s ‘Muppets’ Is Eerily Similar To ’30 Rock’

Wednesday, Sept. 23: Snarky Tweets Greet Brian Williams As He Returns For Pope’s Visit

Thursday: Sept. 24: ‘Heroes Reborn’: NBC Revives Show It Cancelled Five Years Ago

Friday, Sept. 25: September To Remember: Grading The Candidates On The Late-Night Shows

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

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From Disney to The Donald: This Week’s TV Blogs

September 18, 2015
From Walt Disney to Andy Samberg: Presenting this week's MediaPost TV blogs -- links below.

Presenting this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — links below.

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2015 — This week’s MediaPost TV blogs spanned the centuries — from the 14th (“The Bastard Executioner”) to the 20th (“American Experience: Walt Disney”) to the present day (“Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris”).

In between, there was time (and space) to consider NBC’s plan to replace Donald Trump with Arnold Schwarzenegger on “The Celebrity Apprentice” and to write a piece declaring the total victory of television on the eve of a new fall season. The thesis of that one: If TV is everywhere, then TV has won, right?

Read ’em all right here with the links below.

Monday, Sept. 14: Everyone In Media Should Watch This Four-Star Disney Documentary

Tuesday, Sept. 15: Middle Age Crisis: The Agony And The Anarchy Of ‘The Bastard Executioner’

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Your Show Of Shows: NBC’s ‘Best Time Ever’ Exceeds Expectations

Thursday, Sept. 17: You’re Terminated! Austrian Immigrant Replacing Trump On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Friday, Sept. 18: Smells Like Victory: On Eve Of A New Fall Season, TV Is Everywhere

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

In Just Four Days, Much To Write About: 9/8-9/11

September 11, 2015

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS

This week's MediaPost TV blogs -- links below.

Stephen Colbert dominated this week’s TV blogs — below.

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2015 — Stephen Colbert’s debut on the CBS “Late Show” was easily the most attention-getting TV story of the week, although it was an unusually busy four days following the Labor Day weekend. A number of syndicated shows started their new seasons, the NFL kicked off its season, and Ellen DeGeneres visited New York. And then there was Caitlyn Jenner, again.

Read all about it (and them) in my four TV blogs on MediaPost.com, with these links …

Tuesday, Sept. 8: After Weeks Of Headlines, It’s Showtime For Colbert

Wednesday, Sept. 9: Louder, Faster, Longer: Colbert Makes His Presence Known In CBS Debut

Thursday, Sept. 10: Cheating Scandals Won’t Deflate NFL’s Position As TV’s Top Draw

Friday, Sept. 11: Wild Week Of TV: Caitlyn, Colbert, ‘The Civil War’ And More

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

TCM ‘Brand’ Slam: This Week’s MediaPost Blogs

September 4, 2015
This week's MediaPost TV blog: TCM launches brand-awareness campaign, Kanye and Kim at the MTV Video Music Awards, the late-night wars heat up, here come the campaign commercials and Joan Rivers, a year after her death. Links below.

This week’s topics: TCM launches brand-awareness campaign, Kanye and Kim at the MTV Video Music Awards, the late-night wars heat up, here come the campaign commercials, and Joan Rivers, a year after her death. Links below.

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2015 — Variety was the order of the day (if not the week) in this week’s TV blogs.

The week started with a mostly thumbs-down interpretation of a new brand-awareness campaign created by Turner Classic Movies that turned the word “movie,” a noun, into a verb. The week ended with a commentary about Joan Rivers’ show “Fashion Police” on the one-year anniversary of her death.

In between, Tuesday’s blog looked at the social-media numbers from Sunday’s Video Music Awards on MTV, Wednesday’s blog previewed next week’s renewal of the late-night wars, and Thursday’s blog welcomed the pending arrival of mud-slinging political commercials.

Read all five of this week’s MediaPost blogs, by Adam Buckman, with these links, below:

Monday, Aug. 31: TCM Creates Tagline That Turns ‘Movie’ Into A Verb

Tuesday, Sept. 1: Kanye For President? Crunching The VMA Social Media Numbers

Wednesday, Sept. 2: New Late-Night War Heats Up With Trump, Biden Bookings

Thursday, Sept. 3: Bring On The Political Commercials – And The Dirtier The Better

Friday, Sept. 4: ‘Fashion’ Forward: Year After Joan Rivers’ Death, Her Show Goes On

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com


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