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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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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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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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Three New Shows, Yahoo and Obama’s Speech

January 15, 2016
Top: “Community” on Yahoo, “Second Chance” on Fox; middle: President Obama’s State of the Union speech, USA Network’s “Colony”; bottom: Showtime’s “Billions.”

Top: “Community” on Yahoo, “Second Chance” on Fox; middle: President Obama’s State of the Union speech, USA Network’s “Colony”; bottom: Showtime’s “Billions.”

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS COVERED IT ALL, PLUS AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY CONNICK JR. 

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2016 — It was a busy week of midseason premieres plus President Obama’s final State of the Union speech and an interview with Harry Connick Jr.

Follow the links …

Monday, Jan. 11: Yahoo’s Broken Promises: Shows Announced Last Spring Never Happened

Tuesday, Jan. 12: ‘Second Chance’? Not A Chance

Wednesday, Jan. 13: Obama Gave A Good Speech, But State Of The Union Was Dull TV

Thursday, Jan. 14: USA Network’s ‘Colony’ Asks: What If America Was Living Under A Dictatorship?

Friday, Jan. 15: Opening Scene Throws Wet Blanket On Showtime’s ‘Billions’

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Harry Connick Jr. 1-18-16

All this, plus my exclusive interview for TVNewsCheck.com with Harry Connick Jr. about his upcoming syndicated daytime show, right here.

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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 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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‘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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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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From ‘Caitlyn’ to ‘Colbert’: This Week’s TV Blogs

June 5, 2015
This week's MediaPost blogs covered the premiere of "UnREAL" on Lifetime, Caitlyn "Bruce" Jenner, Brian Williams, the upcoming USA Network series "Mr. Robot" and Stephen Colbert.

This week’s MediaPost blogs covered the premiere of “UnREAL” on Lifetime, Caitlyn “Bruce” Jenner, Brian Williams, the upcoming USA Network series “Mr. Robot” and Stephen Colbert.

NEW YORK, June 5, 2015 — Bringing you the constant variety of television: This week’s MediaPost blogs included columns on two, new original dramas — “UnREAL” on Lifetime and the cyber-thriller “Mr. Robot” on USA Network — plus the latest in the Brian Williams drama at NBC News, and the start of the Stephen Colbert era on CBS. And, of course, there was Bruce — oops! Caitlyn — Jenner …

Catch up with all five of this week’s TV blogs with these links:

Monday, June 1: Lifetime’s TV Satire ‘UnREAL’ Is The Real Deal

Tuesday, June 2: The Making of Caitlyn Jenner: A Media Campaign Like No Other

Wednesday, June 3: NBC News In A Twist As Williams Saga Continues

Thursday, June 4: USA Says ‘Mr. Robot’ Premieres Later This Month, But It’s Already On

Friday, June 5: Who Is He Now? Colbert Struggles To Find Himself In CBS Debut

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

All 27 of My 2015 TV Upfront Stories, Curated

May 17, 2015
27 Pictures, 27 Stories: All of my Media Post stories from the 2015 TV Upfronts in New York — links below.

27 Pictures, 27 Stories: All of my Media Post stories from the 2015 TV Upfronts in New York — links below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, May 17, 2015 — It was an upfront season to remember — programming presentations all over New York City from TV networks and on-line content providers stretching from Feb. 26 (Nickelodeon) to May 14 (NBC Cable). Here, in one place: All of my 27 stories for MediaPost.com on the 2015 Upfront/Newfront season:

Feb. 26: Nick Kicks Off Upfront Season With A Big Production Promise

March 4: At Upfront, Formerly All-Male Spike Pushes Female Audience Growth

March 11: Fun And Games: At Upfront, GSN Has Good Time Stressing Originals

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

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

April 3: CMT’s Upfront Message: We’re Country To The Core

April 7: USA Network’s Upfront Theme: Heroes And Donny Deutsch, Too

April 9: New Pop Network Identifies Target Viewer As ‘Modern Grownup’

April 22: At Uptown Upfront, MTV Screams For Advertiser Attention

April 23: Arts Channel Ovation Unveils Bold Program Slate For Upfront Season

April 24: BET Wows Audience With Persuasive Upfront Show

April 27: BuzzFeed NewFront Pitches Virtues Of Short-Form Video Sharing

April 28: At NewFront, Yahoo Pins Hopes On Network TV-Style Programs

April 29: ‘Seinfeld’ Deal Dominates Hulu Upfront

May 1: Outdoor Channel Upfront Pitches Vast Reach Of Networks, Sites

May 1: A&E Upfront Goes Epic With ‘War And Peace’ Miniseries, ‘Roots’ Reboot

May 4: ‘Traditional’ Upfront Season Gives Way To Anything-Goes ‘Content’ Bazaar

May 8: Why Doing Away With Upfronts Would Be A PR Disaster

May 8: Screenvision Predicts Growth Of In-Theater Ads, Launches Ad-Targeting Tool

May 11: NBC’s 3-Pronged Plan For Fall: Stars, Live Events, Complex Dramas

May 12: Fox Fall Plan Addresses Tuesday Comedy Woes

May 12: ESPN Creates Programming, Ad Sales Synergies With ‘GMA’ on ABC

May 12: Univision Upfront: Bill Clinton Touts Hispanic Viewing Power, Net Promotes Novelas, Soccer Package

May 13: At Upfront, Turner’s Reilly Vows TNT, TBS Makeovers

May 13: CNN Adds Non-News Programming To Strong News Lineup

May 15: NBC Cable Stresses Reach, Scale Of TV Portfolio

May 15: Juvenile Seat-Saving Must Cease, And Other Upfront Observations

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In Case You Missed My MediaPost Blogs 5/4-5/8

May 16, 2015
Catch up with my MediaPost TV blogs from the first week in May, right here -- links below.

Catch up with my MediaPost TV blogs from the first week in May, right here — links below.

NEW YORK, May 16, 2015 — What a week it was: From the TV upfronts to Charles Manson, coming this summer on NBC. Read my MediaPost TV blogs from May 4 to May 8.

Monday, May 4: ‘Traditional’ Upfront Season Gives Way To Anything-Goes ‘Content’ Bazaar

Tuesday, May 5: Big Question For NBC’s ‘Manson’ Plan: Is It Good Enough To Binge-Watch?

Wednesday, May 6: Trans-Parent: Kardashians Want A Piece Of Jenner’s Transgender Story

Thursday, May 7: What The F—? ‘Porn’ Emerging As Hot New Word In TV Titles

Friday, May 8: Why Doing Away With Upfronts Would Be A PR Disaster

— Adam Buckman

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Read My Five MediaPost TV Blogs From 4/27-5/1

May 3, 2015
Bringing you the constant variety of television ... Bruce Jenner, "Full House," "Mr. Robot" on USA Network, Brian Williams, "Mad Men" vs. "Happyish: All in five days on MediaPost.com.

Bringing you the constant variety of television … Bruce Jenner, “Full House,” “Mr. Robot” on USA Network, Brian Williams, “Mad Men” vs. “Happyish”: All in just five days, only on MediaPost.com.

NEW YORK, May 3, 2015 — In case you missed ’em, here are all five of my MediaPost.com TV blogs from last week:

Monday, April 27: What We Learned From The Bruce Jenner Interview

Tuesday, April 28: Suddenly, The World Can’t Get Enough Of ‘Full House’

Wednesday, April 29: USA Network Goes ‘Edgy’ With F-Word Ads For Upcoming Show

Thursday, April 30: NBC’s Brian Williams Mess Gets Even Messier

Friday, May 1: From ‘Mad Men’ To ‘Happyish,’ TV Portrays The Evolution Of Advertising

— Adam Buckman

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Hard at work, always, writing about television

July 17, 2012

L-r: Charlie Sheen, “GMA’s” Robin Roberts, Ann Curry, Anderson Cooper, Sigourney Weaver (Photos: FX, ABC, NBC, CNN, USA Network)

NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 — A note about TV Howl: Yes, I realize my contributions here are sporadic at best, but that’s because I do most of my writing for the Comcast Web site known as Xfinity.Comcast.net.

My up-to-the-minute archive there can be accessed HERE, in case any visitor here at TV Howl is interested.

Recent topics have included Charlie Sheen, the “Today Show” mess, the USA Network miniseries “Political Animals,” NBC’s “Community,” Anderson Cooper and, well, just about everything that’s been going on lately in the TV biz.

As always, thank you for visiting TV Howl.  And now, back to work.

Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com


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