Posts Tagged ‘PBS’

All Five Of My TV Blogs This Week For MediaPost

October 28, 2016
This week's TV blogs covered "Man With a Plan" on CBS (top left), a Norman Lear documentary on PBS (top right), "The Great Indoors" on CBS (middle left), "Pure Genius" on CBS (middle right) and "Live PD" on A&E.

This week’s TV blogs covered “Man With a Plan” on CBS (top left), a Norman Lear documentary on PBS (top right), “The Great Indoors” on CBS (middle left), “Pure Genius” on CBS (middle right) and “Live PD” on A&E.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2016 — This week was heavy with reviews for new CBS shows — three of them, as a matter of fact.

Also on the agenda: Norman Lear on PBS and live cops on A&E. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, right here:

Monday, Oct. 24: Network With A Plan: CBS Monday Sitcoms Are Nearly Identical

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Alive And Still Kicking: Norman Lear On ‘American Masters’

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Thanks To Its Merciless Abuse Of Millennials, CBS Sitcom Is Fall’s Best New Show

Thursday, Oct. 27: CBS Bellies Up To The Genius Bar For Another Round

Friday, Oct. 28: Ambitious A&E Show Will Air ‘Live’ Police From Six Locales

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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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Roll Over, Fats Domino: This Week’s 5 TV Blogs

February 26, 2016
Presenting all five of this week's MediaPost TV blogs.

Presenting all five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2016 — “Downton Abbey,” Snooki, the Oscars, Fats Domino and Beethoven all in one week: The TV business is nothing if not varied, isn’t it? Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, right here:

Monday, Feb. 22: As ‘Downton Abbey’ Nears Finish Line, The Claws Come Out

Tuesday, Feb. 23: Couples Therapy: Snooki And Hubby Are TV’s Newest Home-Repair Duo

Wednesday, Feb. 24: Get Ready For The Academy Awards Of Race Relations

Thursday, Feb. 25: Fats Domino Documentary Reinforces TV’s Role In The Birth Of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Friday, Feb. 26: Roll Over, Beethoven, History Channel Is In The Comedy Business

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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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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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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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Where the Action Is: This Week’s MediaPost Blogs

February 5, 2016
All in one week: "Downton Abbey," O.J. Simpson, Bernie Madoff, "Grease" and a bearded foodie named Action.

All in one week: “Downton Abbey,” O.J. Simpson, Bernie Madoff, “Grease” and a bearded foodie named Action.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2016 — It was a very action-packed week of TV with column topics ranging from “Downton Abbey” and O.J. Simpson to Bernie Madoff and an f-word spewing foodie named Action Bronson. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, right here:

Monday, Feb. 1: The Fall Of The House Of Downton

Tuesday, Feb. 2: The Juice Is Loose: FX Makes A Great Miniseries About O.J.

Wednesday, Feb. 3: Weeknight At Bernie’s: ABC Miniseries Tackles The Madoff Saga

Thursday, Feb. 4: Regular Ol’ Commercial TV Took Center Stage This Week

Friday, Feb. 5: Viceland Title Continues TV’s Campaign To Mainstream The F-Word

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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: 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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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 TV Follies of 2015: This Week’s TV Blogs

December 31, 2015
Presenting the last MediaPost TV blogs of 2015: Read all four of this week's blogs below.

Presenting the last MediaPost TV blogs of 2015: Read all four of this week’s blogs below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2015 — This week’s TV blogs wrapped up the year with a look at the worst shows of 2015, and a rundown of the revered TV legends we lost during the year.

Then it was on to two renowned shows returning in the New Year — “American Idol,” which clearly has over-stayed its welcome, and “Downton Abbey,” perhaps the greatest TV show ever made, coming to an end in its final season.

Read all four of my MediaPost TV blogs from the final week of 2015, right here:

Monday, Dec. 28: Nothing Golden About This TV Era: This Year’s Worst Shows

Tuesday, Dec. 29: Farewell To Spock: Remembering The Legends We Lost In 2015

Wednesday, Dec. 30: Tone-Deaf Fox Lets Kanye West Spew F-Words on ‘Idol’ Premiere

Thursday, Dec. 31: Farewell To ‘Downton’: We Will Never See The Likes Of This Again

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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 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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Adam Buckman Interviewed on PBS’ ‘MetroFocus’

August 3, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2015 — Click on the pic to watch Rafael Pi Roman interview TV Howl’s Adam Buckman about his book “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” on “MetroFocus,” seen on New York’s WNET/Ch. 13:

TV Howl’s Adam Buckman on “MetroFocus,” WNET/Ch. 13, New York.

TV Howl’s Adam Buckman on “MetroFocus,” WNET/Ch. 13, New York.

Read “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” by Adam Buckman: Order your copy today — right HERE!

— Adam Buckman

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Wide World of Television: From Caitlyn to ‘Daisy’

July 17, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner earned two blog posts (out of a possible five) this week. Read 'em both, and the other three, all available via the links, below.

Caitlyn Jenner earned two blog posts (out of a possible five) this week. Read ’em both, and the other three, all available via the links, below.

NEW YORK, July 17, 2015 — This week, the MediaPost TV blog ranged from Denis Leary’s new rock ‘n’ roll comedy on FX — “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” (I didn’t like it so much) — to “Driving Miss Daisy,” starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones (I liked this very much). In between, two posts this week attempted to gauge the impact of Caitlyn Jenner on the rest of us, and one post reviewed “Tut,” the Spike miniseries that starts Sunday.

They were all part of the wide world of TV this week. Read all five of my MediaPost blogs from the past week, with these links:

Monday, July 13: Shock Volume Doesn’t Quite Reach 11 in Leary Rock-Star Comedy

Tuesday, July 14: From ‘I Am Jazz’ To ‘I Am Cait,’ It’s A Trans-Formative Time For TV

Wednesday, July 15: Walk Like An Egyptian: Spike’s ‘Tut’ Struts His Stuff

Thursday, July 16: Media Cheers Caitlyn, But Will Ad Biz Embrace Transgender Trend?

Friday, July 17: Don’t Miss ‘Daisy’: Sit Back And Leave The ‘Driving’ To PBS

— Adam Buckman

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Four-day Week, Four MediaPost Blogs: 6/29-7/2

July 3, 2015
Read all four of my MediaPost TV blogs from this week -- two on Trump and one each on "Zoo" on CBS and "Poldark" on PBS.

Read all four of my MediaPost TV blogs from this week — two on Trump and one each on “Zoo” and “Poldark.”

NEW YORK, July 3, 2015 — Out of four MediaPost TV blogs this week, two were devoted to Donald Trump and his woes after he blasted Mexican immigrants. Read them both with the links below — plus CBS’s “Zoo” and PBS’s “Poldark.” Happy Fourth of July, everybody!

Monday, June 29: Easy Solution To NBC’s Trump Problem: Sever Ties With Him

Tuesday, June 30: When Animals Attack: Beasts Go Wild In CBS’ ‘Zoo’ Story

Wednesday, July 1: No Golf For You! The Case For President Trump

Thursday, July 2: ‘Poldark’ And Handsome: New Hero Settles In On PBS

— Adam Buckman

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This Week In TV: My MediaPost Blogs 6/22-6/26

June 26, 2015
My MediaPost TV blogs for the week of 6/22-6/26: Top: The NBA vs. Neil Patrick Harris, "Mr. Robot" vs. "Dexter"; middle: "Humans" on AMC, Ben Affleck on PBS; bottom: Glen Campbell on CNN.

My MediaPost TV blogs for the week of 6/22-6/26: Top: The NBA vs. Neil Patrick Harris, “Mr. Robot” vs. “Dexter”; middle: “Humans” on AMC, Ben Affleck on PBS; bottom: Glen Campbell on CNN.

NEW YORK, June 26, 2015 — Not a bad haul for a slow TV week in June: This week’s columns included a look at live-event programming following the NBA Finals on ABC; a comparison of USA Network’s new “Mr. Robot” to Showtime’s “Dexter,” a review of AMC’s unsettling new sci-fi series “Humans,” an analysis of the Ben Affleck dust-up at PBS, and a column on the Glen Campbell Alzheimer’s documentary airing on CNN.  Read them all, right here:

Monday, June 22: Networks In The Hunt For DVR-Proof Non-Sports Programming

Tuesday, June 23: Who Is ‘Mr. Robot’? Lo And Behold, He’s Cyber-Dexter!

Wednesday, June 24: Fear Of A Tech Planet: Robotic ‘Humans’ On AMC

Thursday, June 25: Affleck’s Roots Didn’t Fit PBS Show’s Heroic Narrative

Friday, June 26: Forget Him Not: Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s Journey On CNN

— Adam Buckman

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TV Howl’s Weekly MediaPost Roundup: 4/13-4/17

April 20, 2015
From 1949 to the present, my columns last week on MediaPost covered the TV industry from its origins to the present day.

From 1949 to the present, my columns last week on MediaPost covered the TV industry from its origins to the present day.

NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 — From “The Lone Ranger” to Halle Berry, catch up with all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from last week (April 13-17) with these links:

Monday, April 13: Make Room For Vintage TV: Old Shows Enjoying Unprecedented Revival

Tuesday, April 14: Is This The Most Trusted Man In TV News? In Our House He Is

Wednesday, April 15: Nature’ Takes You Where You Cannot Go: Inside ‘Animal Homes’

Thursday, April 16: Moone Boy’ Just Might Be The Best Sitcom In The Entire World

Friday, April 17: Networks Embrace Sci-Fi For Summer Series

— Adam Buckman

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5 Easy Pieces: A Look Back at the Week That Was

April 3, 2015
The week in review (clockwise from upper left): "Weird Loners" on Fox, prance-dancers on Oxygen, Bieber roasted, "Wolf Hall" on PBS, Discovery struts its stuff.

The week in review: “Weird Loners” on Fox, prance-dancers on Oxygen, Bieber roasted, “Wolf Hall” on PBS, Discovery struts its stuff.

NEW YORK, April 3, 2015 — Catch up with all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from this past week (March 30-April 3) with these links:

Monday, March 30: Fox Looks To ‘Weird Loners’ To Lift Tuesday Comedy Ratings

Tuesday, March 31:  NBC Cable Nets Prance Into Upfront Season With New Shows

Wednesday, April 1: Discovery’s Upfront Strategy: Global Reach, ‘Personal’ Presentations

Thursday, April 2: Comedy Central Declares Social Media Triumph For Justin Bieber Roast

Friday, April 3: ‘Wolf’ At The Door: Henry VIII Miniseries Is Suspense-Filled ‘Masterpiece’

– Adam Buckman

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