Archive for the ‘Donald Trump’ Category

TV Was Center Stage For Election Of Reality Star

November 11, 2016
This week's MediaPost TV blogs -- read 'em all below.

This week’s MediaPost TV blogs — read ’em all below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2016 — Pretty dull week, wasn’t it? Just kidding. Appropriately, three out of five of this week’s TV blogs were about aspects of the presidential election.

Read them here — along with two others: A review of “Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery’s dreary new drama series on TNT called “Good Behavior,” and a very personal message from a journalist (me) to the community of TV publicists.

Just follow the links, below:

Monday, Nov. 7: Clinton Spot Says Trump Is Coarsening America, But That Ship Has Sailed

Tuesday, Nov. 8: To Paraphrase J. Peterman On ‘Seinfeld,’ Thank You For A Job … Done

Wednesday, Nov. 9: Out-Of-Touch News Media Was Totally Clueless

Thursday, Nov. 10: What Have You Done With Our Lady Mary?

Friday, Nov. 11: Message To P.R. People: Stop ‘Reaching Out’ To Me, OK?

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From Football to Baseball, And a Trip to Mars Too

November 4, 2016
This week's TV blogs went to Mars, took a look at football and baseball, celebrated a personal milestone and ended the week with a study of TV viewing habits. Read them all below.

This week’s TV blogs went to Mars, took a look at football and baseball, celebrated a personal milestone and ended the week with a study of TV viewing habits. Read them all below.

READ ALL FIVE OF MY MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS FROM THE PAST WEEK RIGHT HERE

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2016 — Two of this week’s blogs were about sports — one about the NFL and its declining TV ratings and other about the World Series on Fox. Can baseball make a comeback on TV? Stay tuned.

Read these MediaPost TV blogs and three others from the past week with these links:

Monday, Oct. 31: National Geographic’s Week Of Living Fabulously

Tuesday, Nov. 1: What Are The Reasons For NFL Ratings Declines? Take Your Pick

Wednesday, Nov. 2: ‘TV Blog’ Marks No. 600, Reflects Back On Era Of Massive Change

Thursday, Nov. 3: The World Series: Brought To You By Television

Friday, Nov. 4: Searching For Something To Watch? It Takes Longer These Days

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Final GOP Debate Dominated The Week’s TV Blogs

October 21, 2016

READ ALL FIVE OF THEM RIGHT HERE

From Hillary to Mary Tyler Moore, we've come a long way, baby. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

From Hillary to Mary Tyler Moore, we’ve come a long way, baby. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2016 — The third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dominated this week’s TV blogs. But now that the televised debates are over, the only thing left for TV to do is cover the voting on Election Night. Meanwhile, the TV blog will now turn away from politics toward the rest of TV.

But before that, please read all five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — including three on Clinton and Trump — with the links below.

Monday, Oct. 17: In Presidential Puppet Campaign, The Media Pulls The Strings

Tuesday, Oct. 18: Despite One Critic’s Pans, Three CBS Shows Are Doing Fine

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Had Enough? Embattled Nation Mulls Skipping Third Debate

Thursday, Oct. 20: Uncivil Warriors: Final Debate Was A Frosty Face-off

Friday, Oct. 21: Sundance Finds Clever Way To Position Five TV Classics

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Curated: All My Columns on Politics and Media ’16

October 20, 2016

political-montage-for-tv-howl-2FROM DEBATES TO CONVENTIONS, A TV BLOG AT THE NEXUS OF TV AND POLITICS … WITH MORE TO COME — LINKS BELOW

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2016 — The magic number so far: 33.

That’s how many MediaPost TV blogs I have written in 2016 as of this date, Oct. 20,  on the campaign and the candidates.

The 33 included previews and recaps of all three presidential debates (plus the VP debate on Oct. 4), morning-after commentaries on all eight evenings that comprised the Republican and Democratic national conventions last summer, and a host of other election-related topics at the nexus of politics and television.

All 33 are curated right here. Read them all with the links below. And since this story isn’t over yet, stay tuned — there’s more to come.

Oct. 20: Uncivil Warriors: Final Debate Was A Frosty Face-off

Oct. 19: Had Enough? Embattled Nation Mulls Skipping Third Debate

Oct. 17: In Presidential Puppet Campaign, The Media Pulls The Strings

Oct. 10: TV Shares Blame For This Entire Disgusting Spectacle

Oct. 7: Like Mount Everest, A TV Columnist Covers Politics Because It’s There

Oct. 5: VP Debate Postmortem: Unflappable Pence Won Against Smug Kaine

Oct. 4: VP Debate Preview: Quadrennial Battle Of The Sideshow Bobs

Sept. 30: Secretary Clinton Sees Herself In ‘Madam Secretary’

Sept. 27: Pundits Say Hillary Won, But Was Her Victory Decisive?

Sept. 26: Smell That? It’s Clinton And Trump Going Nose To Nose

Sept. 8: Postmortem On Odd Non-Debate On NBC: So Who Won?

Aug. 26: All Trump, All The Time: Watching TV With Hillary Clinton

Aug. 5: The Greatest Donald Trump Story Ever Told

Aug. 2: Rubbernecking At A Trainwreck: The Donald Brags About His Ratings

July 29: Thrilla In Phila., Day 4: The Coronation Of Hillary

July 28: Thrilla In Phila., Day 3: Dems Put The Party In ‘Political Party’

July 27: Thrilla In Phila., Day 2: Idiotic Celebrities And One Masterful Speaker

July 26: Thrilla In Phila., Day 1: Comedian Wags Finger, Lectures Democrats

July 22: Cleveland Trump Show, Day 4: Candidate Gracelessly Accepts Nomination

July 21: The Cleveland Trump Show, Day 3: As Ted Talked, GOP Lost Cruz Control

July 20: The Cleveland Trump Show, Day 2: Where’s The Showmanship?

July 19: The Cleveland Trump Show, Day 1: Making Special Effects Great Again

July 14:  As Conventions Near, Late-Night Gets Serious About Politics

July 6: Couch Potato-In-Chief: Grazing Around The Dial With Donald Trump

June 17: A TV Star Runs For President: Our Year Of Living Trumpily

June 2: Key Dates To Know As Battle For Presidency Heads Into Summer

May 19: Nobody Really Cared About Megyn Kelly’s Sit-Down With Trump

May 16: Media Should Point Finger At Itself When Explaining Trump’s Rise

May 6: Trump-Clinton Debate Will Be Battle Of The Century

April 28: TV Or Not TV: Trump Was Natural Performer Long Before ‘Apprentice’

Feb. 15: For Would-Be Presidents Day: A Couple Of Things About Trump

Jan. 28: Trump’s Absence Tests Whether Debates Can Thrive Without Him

Jan. 8: Urkelmania! How ’90s Nostalgia Could Elect Hillary

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Letterman Goes To India, Plus Four More TV Blogs

October 14, 2016
Another week, another five TV blogs for MediaPost: Read them all with the links below.

Another week, another five TV blogs for MediaPost.com: Read them all with the links below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2016 — For once, politics did not dominate this week’s MediaPost TV blogs, although you might say politicians were the subject of at least three of them.

First, there was a recap of the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and, by week’s end, a look at Nick Nolte playing a fictional ex-president on “Graves” on Epix.  All that and David Letterman paying a visit to a politician too — Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on National Geographic Channel.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below:

Monday, Oct. 10: TV Shares Blame For This Entire Disgusting Spectacle

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Angry Housewife In Toilet Town: Behold Fall’s Worst New Show

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Comedian Turned Statesman: Letterman Meets India’s Prime Minister

Thursday, Oct. 13: No Room For Fun As USA Network Dreams Of Drama Glory

Friday, Oct. 14: Nolte Is First-Rate Ex-Presidential Timber In ‘Graves’

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Relentless Robots Campaign For World Dominance

September 30, 2016
Hillary Clinton starred in three of this week's five MediaPost TV blogs. Read them all, below.

Hillary Clinton starred in three of this week’s five MediaPost TV blogs. Read them all, below.

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS, AND MORE 

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2016 — Robotic humanoids were the stars of this week’s TV blogs as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went at it in their first debate and HBO’s “Westworld” drew nearer to its premiere this coming Sunday. Clinton was the star of three blogs — two on the debate and one about this Sunday’s season premiere of “Madam Secretary” on CBS.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV columns from the past week — plus my three of my TVNewsCheck.com stories from this week’s TVB (Television Bureau of Advertising) Forward conference Thursday in New York. Follow all the links below:

Monday, Sept. 26: Smell That? It’s Clinton And Trump Going Nose To Nose

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Pundits Say Hillary Won, But Was Her Victory Decisive?

Wednesday, Sept. 28: CBS, NBC Dueling Victory Declarations Sow Confusion

Thursday, Sept. 29: ‘Westworld’ Boldly Goes Where Man And Movies Have Gone Before

Friday, Sept. 30: Secretary Clinton Sees Herself In ‘Madam Secretary’

PLUS: All three of my stories from this week’s annual TVB Forward conference in New York for TVNewsCheck.com:

1 – TV industry analyst gives financial forecast: Wells Fargo’s Ryvicker Sees Positive Future For Local TV

2 – Top economist presents outlook for automotive industry: Car Sales To Slow, But Not Harm Local TV

3 – Fierce competition to bring electronic audience measurement to local TV markets: Dueling Ratings Firms Good For Stations

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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From Trump to Zorn, It Was Four Days of TV Fun

September 9, 2016

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS

Four blogs for a four-day week: (top) New comedies on FX, "Son of Zorn" on Fox; (bottom) Trump-Clinton non-debate, 9/11 remembered. Read them all, below.

Four blogs for a four-day week: (top) New comedies on FX, “Son of Zorn” on Fox; (bottom) Trump-Clinton non-debate, 9/11 remembered. Read them all, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2016 — In just four days, the MediaPost TV blog managed to review two new comedies on FX (they weren’t funny) and one new comedy on Fox (it was just weird); tried to make sense of the Trump-Clinton non-debate on NBC; and just said no to 9/11 commemorative specials. Read all four blogs right here:

Tuesday, Sept. 6: So-Called ‘Comedies’ On FX Contain No Laughs Of Any Kind

Wednesday, Sept. 7: In Fall Season’s Weirdest Show, Animated Warrior Takes Up Residence in California

Thursday, Sept. 8: Postmortem On Odd Non-Debate On NBC: So Who Won?

Friday, Sept. 9: Here We Go Again: Every Year At 9/11 Time, TV Overdoes It

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In Post-Convention Week, Trump’s In Two Blogs

August 5, 2016
This week's TV blogs -- from Colbert to Trump to Ailes and back to Trump. Read 'em all, below.

This week’s TV blogs — from Colbert to Trump to Ailes and back to Trump. Read ’em all, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2016 — It was a week without political conventions on TV.  As a result, the TV blog returned to normal, covering a variety of topics drawn from the diverse world of TV. And yet, Donald Trump still managed to become the topic of two of them. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these links:

Monday, Aug. 1: Stephen Colbert In Search Of Self

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Rubbernecking At A Trainwreck: The Donald Brags About His Ratings

Wednesday, Aug. 3: On TLC, A Kiss Is Still A Kiss, As Summertime Goes By

Thursday, Aug. 4: After Ailes, The Show Goes On At Fox News Channel

Friday, Aug. 5: The Greatest Donald Trump Story Ever Told

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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Four Blogs On This Week’s Cleveland Trump Show

July 22, 2016
This week the Republicans, next week the Democrats: Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

This week the Republicans, next week the Democrats: Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, July 22, 2016 — The Republican Convention in Cleveland was the TV show to watch this week — which is why I devoted four out of five blogs to it since Monday. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, right here:

Monday, July 18: With Snipers Making Headlines, USA Network Introduces A Series About A Sniper

Tuesday, July 19: The Cleveland Trump Show, Day 1: Making Special Effects Great Again

Wednesday, July 20: The Cleveland Trump Show, Day 2: Where’s The Showmanship?

Thursday, July 21: The Cleveland Trump Show, Day 3: As Ted Talked, GOP Lost Cruz Control

Friday, July 22: Cleveland Trump Show, Day 4: Candidate Gracelessly Accepts Nomination

Next week: A Thrilla in Phila.: The Coronation Of Hillary

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Hot Summer Blogs: From ‘Mr. Robot’ to ‘Fargo’

July 16, 2016
From "Mr. Robot" to "Fargo" and the Emmy nominations, here are this week's MediaPost TV blogs.

Here are this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — links below!

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, July 16, 2016 — The week started with a look ahead to the second-season premiere of “Mr. Robot” on USA Network and ended with a look at this year’s Emmy nominations announced Thursday — of which “Mr. Robot” received six. Read all of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past five days, right here:

Monday, July 11: No Easy Answers As ‘Mr. Robot’ Returns For Season Two

Tuesday, July 12: Obnoxious ‘White House’ Doc Reveals How First Families Live Like Royalty

Wednesday, July 13: Characters Have Many Vices, No Principles In HBO’s ‘Vice Principals’

Thursday, July 14: As Conventions Near, Late-Night Gets Serious About Politics

Friday, July 15: Thank You, Networks, For Tallying Your Emmy Nominations So I Don’t Have To

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Back By Popular Demand: This Week’s Rundown

July 8, 2016

ALL FOUR MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS: July 5-8

This week's TV blog topics included PBS's "Capitol Fourth" show and the mystery of the year-old footage, Donald Trump's TV habits, Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against Roger Ailes, and the familiarity of this week's mayhem in the streets.

This week’s TV blog topics included PBS’s “Capitol Fourth” show and the mystery of the year-old footage, Donald Trump’s TV habits, Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against Roger Ailes, and the familiarity of the protest marches and violence in the nation’s cities this week.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, July 8, 2016 — Presenting the return of the weekly rundown of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — written by yours truly, Adam Buckman. Follow the links, below:

Tuesday, July 5: Complaints About PBS Rainy Night Fireworks Footage Are All Wet

Wednesday, July 6: Couch Potato-In-Chief: Grazing Around The Dial With Donald Trump

Thursday: July 7: Thanks To Carlson, Entire World Can Read Her Lawsuit Against Ailes

Friday: July 8: And The Beat Goes On: Mayhem In The Streets Revives Baby Boomer Memories

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Drink Up: ‘Kocktail’ Time With Khloe Kardashian

February 19, 2016
This week's TV blog topics: Donald Trump, Craig Ferguson, Big Data, teacher sitcoms and Khloe Kardashian.

This week’s TV blog topics: Donald Trump, Craig Ferguson, Big Data, teacher sitcoms and Khloe Kardashian.

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2016 — This week’s MediaPost TV blog topics ranged from Presidents Day to Khloe Kardashian’s cocktail party show on the FYI network.  Read all five blogs right here:

Monday, Feb. 15: For Would-Be Presidents Day: A Couple Of Things About Trump

Tuesday, Feb. 16: History Channel, Craig Ferguson Join Forces For Late-Night Laughs

Wednesday, Feb. 17: Big Data Blowhards Predict Information Age Will Save Planet

Thursday, Feb. 18: Teachers Behaving Badly: Cable Sitcoms Go Back To School

Friday, Feb. 19: Make Mine A Double: Surviving ‘Kocktails With Khloe’

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Wide World of TV: All Five of This Week’s Blogs

January 29, 2016
This week's TV blogs: Top - "Lucifer" on Fox, Kirstie Alley vs. Oprah; middle - NATPE programming session, Trump vs. Megyn Kelly; bottom - Mike Nichols.

This week’s TV blogs: Top – “Lucifer” on Fox, Kirstie Alley vs. Oprah; middle – NATPE programming session, Trump vs. Megyn Kelly; bottom – Mike Nichols.

OPRAH, KIRSTIE, TRUMP AND MORE

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2016 — TV commercials emerged as the subject of two out of this week’s five MediaPost TV blogs. One blog dealt with the dueling weight-loss commercials of Oprah Winfrey and Kirstie Alley, and the other imagined a world without commercials at all — something that’s already happening in some corners of the TV biz.

Read these blogs, plus three more, with these links:

Monday, Jan. 25: Sympathetic Devil: Fox’s ‘Lucifer’ Has Roguish Charm

Tuesday, Jan. 26: Kirstie, Oprah In Heavyweight Battle Of Weight-Loss Commercials

Wednesday, Jan. 27: TV Without Commercials? That Reality Is Already Here

Thursday, Jan. 28: Trump’s Absence Tests Whether Debates Can Thrive Without Him

Friday, Jan. 29: Mike Nichols ‘American Masters’ Documentary Is Not To Be Missed

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2015: Brian Williams, Letterman and The Donald

December 24, 2015
Merry Christmas, everyone -- this week's MediaPost TV blogs.

Merry Christmas, everyone — this week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2015 — The holidays are a time for reflection.

Looking back at 2015 this week, I wrote about the year’s top TV stories and the joys of writing about Donald Trump. In between, I commented on President Obama as the nation’s Comedian in Chief and asked in another blog post: What’s the connection between the new “X Files” and Adolf Hitler’s autobiography?

Read all four of my TV blogs this week on MediaPost.com, right here:

Monday, Dec. 21: Williams Or Letterman? It’s A Toss-Up For TV Story Of The Year

Tuesday, Dec. 22: First Funnyman: Obama’s A Comedian In Chief Getting Coffee

Wednesday, Dec. 23: Mystery of ‘X Files’ Episode With Same Title as Hitler’s Autobiography

Thursday, Dec. 24: For A TV Columnist In 2015, Trump Was The Gift That Kept On Giving

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Science Fiction and GOP Debates All in One Week

December 18, 2015
From Trump to J. Lo: Presenting this week's MediaPost TV blogs, below.

From Trump to J. Lo: Presenting this week’s MediaPost TV blogs, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2015 — Donald Trump served as bookends to this week’s MediaPost TV blogs, which started with a preview of this week’s fifth Republican debate on CNN and ended with a column declaring these GOP debates — the whole series of them — as the year’s best TV show.

All that, plus science fiction (“Childhood’s End”), Joe Franklin and J. Lo too. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from this week, right here:

Monday, Dec. 14: This Again? Trump And Others Line Up For Fifth GOP Debate

Tuesday, Dec. 15: Remembering A Legend We Lost In 2015: Joe Franklin

Wednesday, Dec. 16: Sixty Years Ago, ‘Childhood’s End’ Author Predicted Media We Have Now

Thursday, Dec. 17: Coming Next Year, All J. Lo All The Time

Friday, Dec. 18: Best Show Of The Year? The Republican Debates, Of Course

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From Trump to Madoff: This Week’s TV Blogs

November 13, 2015
This week's TV blogs -- Trump, Donny Deutsch, TV court shows, O'Reilly vs. Will and Bernie Madoff.

This week’s TV blogs — Trump, Donny Deutsch, TV court shows, O’Reilly vs. Will and Bernie Madoff.

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2015 — The week began with Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” and ended with TV’s dueling Madoffs — Robert De Niro and Richard Dreyfuss.

In between, this week’s MediaPost TV blogs included a look at Bill O’Reilly’s bullying brawl with George Will, another look at adman Donny Deutsch’s new sitcom on USA Network and a blog post about trial lawyers and their obsession with TV court shows (an idea that came to me while I was dozing off on jury duty in Manhattan this week).

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from this past week with these links:

Monday, Nov. 9: Trump On ‘SNL’: As He Might Say, It Was A Total Disaster

Tuesday, Nov. 10: Random Thoughts You Might Have While Watching ‘Donny!’

Wednesday, Nov. 11: Trial Lawyers Obsessed With Influence Of TV Court Shows On Jurors

Thursday, Nov. 12: Bullied By O’Reilly, George Will Has The Last Word (So Far)

Friday, Nov. 13: Madoff Face-Off: De Niro, Dreyfuss Are TV’s Dueling Bernies

— Adam Buckman

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Petitions Pack No Punch: This Week’s TV Blogs

November 6, 2015
This week's TV blog topics: Raven-Symone, Donald Trump, "Star Trek," "Wheel of Fortune," "Angie Tribeca." Read them all below.

This week’s TV blog topics: Raven-Symone, Donald Trump, “Star Trek,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Angie Tribeca.” Read them all below.

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2015 — Protest petitions took center stage this week as Donald Trump prepared to guest-host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Petitioners sought to have his invitation rescinded but by midday Friday, this effort was unsuccessful.

Elsewhere in TV Land, CBS announced a new “Star Trek” series, “Wheel of Fortune” kept on spinning and TBS attempted to announce a launch plan for a new comedy series — “Angie Tribeca” — but issued a press release that was incomprehensible.

Behold: This week’s MediaPost TV blogs — follow the links, right here:

Monday, Nov. 2: Web Site Provides Protest Platform To Petty Petitioners

Tuesday, Nov. 3: Latino Protests Can’t Stop Trump On ‘SNL’

Wednesday, Nov. 4: With ‘Star Trek’ Gamble, CBS Explores Bold New Paywall Plan

Thursday, Nov. 5: TV’s Happy Place: Never-Ending ‘Wheel’ Goes ‘Round And ‘Round

Friday, Nov. 6: Advice To Publicists: Avoid Comedic Press Releases

— Adam Buckman

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‘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

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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

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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

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