Archive for October, 2015

Focus On Fall: This Week’s MediaPost TV Blogs

October 30, 2015
This week's MediaPost blogs. Read them all below.

This week’s MediaPost blogs. Read them all below.

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2015 — The new fall season was the focus of three of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs Monday through Wednesday. Then came a consideration of a live-exorcism special planned for Friday on Discovery-owned Destination America, followed by a look at a new National Geographic Channel series about breakthroughs in science and technology.

Follow the links, below:

Monday, Oct. 26: Two More New Shows This Week Won’t Brighten Dull Fall Season

Tuesday, Oct. 27: ABC Mines Lifestyles Of Decades Past For Modern-Day Shows

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Full-Season Order’ Scorecard: These Shows Are Sticking Around For Awhile

Thursday, Oct. 29: Discovery’s ‘Exorcism: Live!’: The Devil Is In The Details

Friday, Oct. 30: Breakthroughs In Science Are Explored In GE, NatGeo Co-Production

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

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From Homerzilla to Supergirl: This Week’s Blogs

October 24, 2015
Wide World of TV: This week's MediaPost TV blogs: (top) Homerzilla, "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris"; (middle) "Supergirl," IBM's Watson on "Jeopardy!"; and (bottom) "Wicked City," the worst new show of the fall season. Read them all with the links below.

Wide World of TV: This week’s MediaPost TV blogs: (top) Homerzilla, “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris”; (middle) “Supergirl,” IBM’s Watson on “Jeopardy!”; and (bottom) “Wicked City,” the worst new show of the fall season. Links to all five blogs, below.

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2015 — A supermonster, a superheroine and a supercomputer headlined this week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

The week began with Homer Simpson as Godzilla in the 26th annual “Simpsons” Halloween special airing this Sunday night. Wednesday brought a review of next week’s premiere of “Supergirl” on CBS. And Thursday’s blog revisited the three-day battle of IBM’s Watson against humankind on “Jeopardy!” in 2011.

Meanwhile, Tuesday’s blog reported on the mediocre ratings for NBC’s big fall variety show “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.” And the week ended with a review of “Wicked City” on ABC — the worst new show of the fall season.

Read them all with these links:

Monday, Oct. 19: Homer As Godzilla In ‘Simpsons’ 26th Halloween Special

Tuesday, Oct. 20: Harris Gives It His All, But ‘Best Time Ever’ Ratings Are Elusive

Wednesday, Oct. 21: Plucky ‘Supergirl’ Dons Miniskirt And Tights To Save Television

Thursday, Oct. 22: Resistance Is Futile: When Watson Conquered Mankind On ‘Jeopardy!’

Friday, Oct. 23: ABC’s Worthless ‘Wicked City’ Should Be Tossed On TV’s Junk Pile

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

‘Fargo’ Is Year’s Best Show: This Week’s TV Blogs

October 16, 2015
From 'Fargo' to Trump: Presenting this week's MediaPost TV blogs -- links below.

From ‘Fargo’ to Trump: Presenting this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — links below.

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2015 — I’m usually much too jaded to declare a TV show to be “the best” of anything, but the new “Fargo” on FX was an exception this week — the best show I’ve seen so far this year. I reviewed the premiere on Monday, then previewed adman Donny Deutsch’s new sitcom (it didn’t fare as well), critiqued ABC Family’s name-change to Freeform, reviewed a new NBC sitcom and weighed in on Donald Trump. Read all five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs, with these links:

Monday, Oct. 12: Extraordinary ‘Fargo’ Makes Case For Best Show Of The Year

Tuesday, Oct. 13: Adman Turns Sitcom Star: First Look At Deutsch’s New Show ‘Donny!’

Wednesday, Oct. 14: Anatomy Of A Name Change: ABC Family Goes ‘Freeform’

Thursday, Oct. 15: ‘Truth Be Told’: New NBC Sitcom Is The Bland Leading The Bland

Friday, Oct. 16: Trump On ‘SNL’: His Whole Life Is A Satire

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

Leno Rips Third-Place Kimmel: This Week’s Blogs

October 9, 2015
Another week comes to a close: This week's blog topics included Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno (twice), Lady Gaga in "American Horror Story" and a new musical comedy series on the CW. Read 'em all, below.

Another week comes to a close: This week’s blog topics included Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno (twice), Lady Gaga in “American Horror Story” and a new musical comedy series on the CW. Read ’em all, below.

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2015 — Jay Leno roared back onto TV this week with a new car show on CNBC and, in the process, he ran right over Jimmy Kimmel. Read all about that below. Also, Lady Gaga under-performed in “American Horror Story,” while Rachel Bloom gave the new season’s best performance in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (premiering next week). Click on the links, right here:

Monday, Oct. 5: Kimmel Hides Behind Beard As NY Rivals Grab Late-Night Limelight

Tuesday, Oct. 6: On New Show, Leno’s A Comedian In Cars – But He’s Not Getting Coffee

Wednesday, Oct. 7: New ‘American Horror Story’ Is Meaningless Exercise In Gratuitous Bloodletting

Thursday, Oct. 8: A Q&A With Jay: Leno On Kimmel, Fallon, Colbert And Letterman

Friday, Oct. 9: CW’s ‘Crazy’ Idea: An Hour-Long Musical Comedy About A Stalker

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

It Makes Ya Wanna Scream: This Week’s TV Blogs

October 2, 2015
From "Scream Queens" (Abigail Breslin, upper left) to "Dr. Ken" (Ken Jeong, bottom), here are this week's MediaPost TV blogs -- links below.

From “Scream Queens” (Abigail Breslin, upper left) to “Dr. Ken” (Ken Jeong, bottom), here are this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — links below.

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2015 — The new fall television season continued with new prime-time shows, a new “Daily Show” host and a new way of spinning the ratings results.  I covered it all this week in my five TV blogs for MediaPost.com. Follow the links, right here:

Monday, Sept. 28: ‘Scream Queens’ Was DOA, Then Suddenly Alive, Thanks to ‘Plus 3’ Ratings

Tuesday, Sept. 29: Noah’s Arc: From Bad To Worse In ‘Daily Show’ Debut

Wednesday, Sept. 30: ‘Code Black’ On CBS: Stressed-Out Docs In World’s Worst ER

Thursday, Oct. 1: ‘Blacklist’ Tries To Turn New York Into D.C., But The Attempt Fails

Friday, Oct. 2: Doctor Turned Actor Plays Ill-Tempered MD Who’s A Real Pill

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com


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