Posts Tagged ‘NBC’

Cavalcade Of Stars: All 5 Of This Week’s TV Blogs

December 9, 2016
BRAU HAUS: This week's TV blogs ranged from Berlin to Baltimore and Austin, Texas. Read 'em all, below.

BRAU HAUS: This week’s TV blogs ranged from Berlin and Baltimore to Austin, Texas. Read ’em all, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2016 — From Conan O’Brien’s trip to Berlin to the astonishing sponsorship power of “Project Runway,” here are this week’s MediaPost TV blogs:

Monday, Dec. 5: Beer and Sausages: Predictable Stereotypes Derail Conan’s Berlin Special

Tuesday, Dec. 6: NBC’s New Tradition Of December Musicals Continues With ‘Hairspray’

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Ho-Hum: Tina Fey Tells Letterman TV Is Better Than The Movies

Thursday, Dec. 8: Rumor Or Fake News? Parsing The Stories About Corden Replacing Colbert

Friday, Dec. 9: ‘Project Runway’: TV’s Relentless Engine Of Commerce

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Look! All Five of This Week’s MediaPost TV Blogs

December 2, 2016
From Trump to Dolly Parton and points in-between, presenting this week's MediaPost TV blogs.

From Trump to Dolly Parton and points in-between: Presenting this week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2016 — Back to normal after a short holiday week: This week’s MediaPost TV blogs looked at Trump and the media, a new Syfy drama series, Dolly Parton’s conquest of Christmas, the decline of basic cable, and a basic-cable bright spot, TruTV. Read ’em all below.

Monday, Nov. 28: Trump To News Media: You’re No Fun At All!

Tuesday, Nov. 29: Syfy Series Predicts: In Future, Corporations Will Control The Planet

Wednesday, Nov. 30: Good Golly, Miss Dolly! What Was Christmas Before She Came Along?

Thursday, Dec. 1: Fly-Over Country: Fading Basic Cable Is TV’s Low-Rent District

Friday, Dec. 2: New TruTV Tagline Tells Simple Truth About Its Programming

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Once Again, Politics Was The Week’s Top Story

October 7, 2016
There's no debate: Politics was the top story on TV this week.

There’s no debate: Politics was the top story on TV this week.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2016 — With the presidential campaign in high gear entering the final weeks leading up to Election Day, politics took center stage in three out of five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs. Read all five with these links:

Monday, Oct. 3: On NBC’s ‘Timeless,’ Time Traveled Is Time Wasted

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

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

Thursday, Oct. 6: Nothing Funny About New HBO Comedy Called ‘Divorce’

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

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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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A Tale of Two Presidents: This Week’s TV Blogs

September 23, 2016
Another week, another five TV columns - read 'em all below.

Another week, another five TV columns – read ’em all below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2016 — The new fall TV season got under way this week, so the TV blogs were heavy with reviews of new shows — including Kiefer Sutherland as a reluctant president in “Designated Survivor” on ABC. The real president turned up also — in a Hanoi noodle shop with Anthony Bourdain, the subject of Friday’s TV blog.

Two presidents — one fictional, one real — plus reviews of two other new shows and a morning-after look at last Sunday’s Emmy Awards. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week right here:

Monday, Sept. 19: The Emmy Effect: We’re All Spectators At Somebody Else’s Party

Tuesday, Sept. 20: ‘Bull’ Title Is Truth In Labeling; NBC Says Look In The Mirror

Wednesday, Sept. 21: President Kiefer Sutherland Is ABC’s ‘Designated’ Hitter

Thursday, Sept. 22: ‘MacGyver’? Really? What’s Next? The New Adventures of ALF?

Friday, Sept. 23: Fun-Loving President Obama Is America’s Chowhound In Chief

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Follow the Pointed Fingers to This Week’s Blogs

September 16, 2016
Pointed commentary: This week's MediaPost TV blogs.

Pointed commentary: This week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2016 — Far be it from me to point fingers, but this week I noticed something interesting (at least to me): TV network publicity departments love to provide photos in which people are pointing. Whether or not it is polite to point is beside the point, but they make for a nice photo gallery, don’t you think?

And now, please allow me to point you in the right direction to read the MediaPost TV blogs that go with the pointed-finger photos. Just follow these links:

Monday, Sept. 12: Anachronism Or Grand Tradition? ‘Miss America’ Crowns A New Queen

Tuesday, Sept. 13: Wild About Harry? It’s Difficult Not To Be

Wednesday, Sept. 14: Let The Finger-Pointing Begin: Who’s To Blame For This Mess?

Thursday, Sept. 15: NBC Points The Way To TV Heaven In ‘The Good Place’

Friday, Sept. 16: The Emmys Are On This Weekend, But Does Anybody Really Care?

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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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In TV Season’s Dog Days, A Column About A Puppy

August 29, 2016
Paws for a moment or two to read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from last week.

Paws for a moment to read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from last week.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2016 — When the Olympics ended Aug. 21 on NBC, the dog days of the summer TV season arrived the next day, leaving a TV columnist to depend heavily on his imagination to get him through last week’s five TV blogs.

The results included two reviews (yes, two new shows actually premiered this week), a look at the Ryan Lochte mess and NBC’s role in it, a column about a puppy, and a peek inside the mind of Hillary Clinton as she watches TV. How’d these ideas turn out? You be the judge: Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from last week with these links:

Monday, Aug. 22: Don’t Blame Billy Bush For Believing Lochte’s Lies

Tuesday, Aug. 23: ‘Golden Guys’: NBC Launches Travel Show With Celebrity Codgers

Wednesday, Aug. 24: On Wings Of LeBron, Cleveland Angel Investors Take Up Residence At CNBC

Thursday, Aug. 25: Imagine Using A Cute Puppy Just To Attract Attention

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

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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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Wide World of TV: This Week’s MediaPost Blogs

August 19, 2016
From Dindin the Olympic penguin to John McLaughlin -- what a week in TV. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

From Dindin the Olympic penguin to John McLaughlin — what a week in TV. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2016 — This week’s MediaPost TV blogs were truly representative of the wide world of TV — stretching from Rio de Janeiro (the Olympics) to the U.K. (“Inspector Lewis”) and back to the USA (Comedy Central’s late-night woes, new research about prime-time TV, and John McLaughlin, who died this week at age 89).

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

Monday, Aug. 15: NBC’s Olympic Ratings: Down Or Just Moved To Other Platforms?

Tuesday, Aug. 16: ‘Inspector Lewis’ Finale Raises Question About British TV ‘Golden Age’

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Tough Acts To Follow: Comedy Central Struggles Without Stewart, Colbert

Thursday, Aug. 18: Innovative Magid Research Finds Most-Valued And Least-Valued TV Shows

Friday, Aug. 19: A John McLaughlin Memory That’s So Old, It’s On VHS

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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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This Week’s Blogs: From Hitchcock to ‘Star Trek’

August 12, 2016
Five days, five blogs -- from Alfred Hitchcock to "Ray Donovan." Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

Five days, five blogs — from Alfred Hitchcock to “Ray Donovan.” Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2016 — How many diverse topics can one TV columnist cover in five days? Well, “diversity” was one column topic — with others ranging widely from Alfred Hitchcock and “Star Trek” to “Ray Donovan” and the Olympics.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these links.

Monday, Aug. 8: HBO ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ Documentary Needs More Of Them, Less Of Others

Tuesday, Aug. 9: TV Columnist’s Desperate Plea: Will Somebody Please Explain ‘Star Trek’s’ Popularity?

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Best Way To Enjoy Olympics Is Watch Them In Your Own Way

Thursday, Aug. 11: TV Critics Adopt Role Of Diversity Police, Attack CBS

Friday, Aug. 12: ‘Ray Donovan’ Renewal Is Summer Bummer For Ray

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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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Super Bowl Winners & Losers, Plus HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

February 12, 2016

THIS WEEK’S MEDIA POST TV BLOGS

From Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl to next week's Westminster Dog Show on USA Network -- all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

From Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl to next week’s Westminster Dog Show on USA Network — all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 — Presenting this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — the Super Bowl, TV’s apocalypse comedies, review of HBO’s “Vinyl” and previewing USA Network’s last dog show. Read all five, right here:

Monday, Feb. 8: From Halftime To Ad Time: Assessing This Year’s Super Bowl Telecast

Tuesday, Feb. 9: Apoca-Laughs Now: TV’s End-Of-The-World Comedies

Wednesday, Feb. 10: HBO’s Record-Biz Drama ‘Vinyl’ Is TV’s Next Great Show

Thursday, Feb. 11: All Hail Megyn Kelly, TV’s Top Newswoman – And From Fox, No Less

Friday, Feb. 12: Fox And Hounds: USA Readies Last Dog Show Before Move To Fox Sports

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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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‘American Idol’ Returns For One Last Go-Round

January 8, 2016
This week's TV blogs -- links below.

This week’s TV blogs — links below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2016 — The new midseason arrived this week, with two returning shows — “American Crime” on ABC and “American Idol” on Fox — and two new ones, “Angel From Hell” on CBS and “Shades of Blue” on NBC.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week — including Friday’s blog on how 1990s nostalgia could elect Hillary Clinton — right here:

Monday, Jan. 4: ‘American Crime’ Is Serious Television, But Is That What You Want?

Tuesday, Jan. 5: No Longer A Phenomenon, ‘American Idol’ Heads Toward The Finish Line

Wednesday, Jan. 6: Guardian Angel In New CBS Sitcom Is More Like An Alcoholic Stalker

Thursday, Jan. 7: Stop Or She’ll Shoot! J. Lo Hits The Streets In NBC Cop Show

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

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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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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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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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The Bubbly Hillbilly: Dolly Parton Rules on NBC

December 11, 2015
This week's MediaPost TV blogs: From "Telenovela" (upper left) to Bigfoot and Hitler (bottom) -- read 'em all below!

This week’s MediaPost TV blogs: From “Telenovela” (upper left) to Bigfoot and Hitler (bottom) — read ’em all below!

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2015 — What a week to showcase the constant variety of TV — from a telenovela spoof on NBC (sorry, that one didn’t work for me) to a home-spun, hillbilly TV movie produced by Dolly Parton that scored great ratings Thursday night on NBC.

All this and more, in this week’s MediaPost TV blogs. Read ’em all right here:

Monday, Dec. 7: What’s The Spanish Word For ‘Bomb’? NBC’s ‘Telenovela’

Tuesday, Dec. 8: Dolly Parton’s Corn Pone Of Many Colors

Wednesday, Dec. 9: Gun Shopping Network Should Feel Right At Home On Gun-Saturated TV

Thursday, Dec. 10: As Year Comes To An End, NBC News Sails In Calmer Waters

Friday, Dec. 11: TV’s Wildest Goose Chases: ‘Finding Bigfoot’ And ‘Hunting Hitler’

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Read All Five of This Week’s MediaPost TV Blogs

December 4, 2015
This week's MediaPost TV blogs -- top: America Ferrera in "Superstore," Queen Latifah in "The Wiz"; middle: "Born This Way" on A&E, "Childhood's End" on Syfy; bottom: Jay Leno on CNBC.

This week’s MediaPost TV blogs — top: America Ferrera in “Superstore,” Queen Latifah in “The Wiz”; middle: “Born This Way” on A&E, “Childhood’s End” on Syfy; bottom: Jay Leno on CNBC.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2015 — Free of charge (as always), here are this week’s MediaPost TV blogs, written by TVHowl’s Adam Buckman:

Monday, Nov. 30: Just In Time For The Holidays, NBC Opens ‘Superstore’ Sitcom

Tuesday, Dec. 1: Will Anybody Beat ‘The Wiz’? Handicapping This Year’s Musical On NBC

Wednesday, Dec. 2: ‘Born This Way’: Show Examines Reality Of Adults With Down Syndrome

Thursday, Dec. 3: Watch Commercials Like Everyone Else? TV Critics Are Exempt From That

Friday, Dec. 4: Jay’s In The Driver’s Seat As Letterman Grows ‘Darwin’ Beard

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‘Supergirl’ Is Not Invincible: This Week’s TV Blogs

November 20, 2015
This week's MediaPost TV blogs.

This week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2015 — From “Supergirl” to Johnny Carson, this week’s TV blogs were an illustration of the constant variety of subjects available to a TV columnist.

Also covered: The arrival of a quality new show, “Chicago Med” on NBC, and the cancellation of one of the worst shows in recent memory, “Wicked City” on ABC. And, about that televised 500-mile train trip on Thanksgiving …

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

Monday, Nov. 16: Great Caesar’s Ghost! ‘Supergirl’ Has Lost A Third Of Its Audience

Tuesday, Nov. 17: El Of A Premiere: ‘Chicago Med’ Charges Out Of The Starting Gate

Wednesday, Nov. 18: Anatomy Of A Cancellation: Hunk Of Junk Deserved To Go

Thursday, Nov. 19: In New Publicity Approach, Cable Net Touts Show As ‘Snoozefest’

Friday, Nov. 20: Classic Carson Shows Are Coming Back, But Will Anybody Watch?

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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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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

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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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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

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