Critical Transmissions

Friday, September 9th, 2011 With ratings flatlining and scripted TV in critical condition, the networks are pulling out all the stops to revive their fall schedules.

Backstage at the Green Room

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 Forget all the phony chat you see on talk shows: Showtime’s The Green Room is like eavesdropping on comedy friends really shooting the shit.

‘Zo Ride

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 This spring, comedian Alonzo Bodden is taking bad drivers to task as the host of the Travel Channel’s new reality competition (of sorts), America’s Worst Driver. Tailgating assholes, beware!

Deja View

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 V … NCIS ... doctor dramas.... New shows, or Netflix DVDs to return? Everything old is new again this year, and our guide will get you through it all.

One Mighty Prankster

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 TNA Wrestling’s hulking Samoa Joe throws down in the ring against his competitors, but off the clock, it’s all about locker-room pranks. For years, Samoa Joe has dominated on the TNA Wrest ling stage, facing down some pretty formidable characters. But what he really enjoys is playing practical jokes on his teammates. There’s been a […]

Taking Flight

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 As the bumbling manager on Flight of the Conchords, New Zealand comedian Rhys Darby is tasked with guiding our heroes’ musical careers.


Monday, December 3rd, 2007 K-Ville – FOX The Backstory: In post-Katrina New Orleans, a specialized unit of cops takes back the streets—no easy feat, as the murder rate soars. The Elevator Pitch: Hill Street Blues meets a more permissive FCC The Good: Anthony Anderson kicked ass on The Shield. What’ll he do in the Big Easy? The Bad: Real-life […]

Back to You

Monday, November 26th, 2007 Back to You – Fox The Backstory: TV anchor on a career downturn (Kelsey Grammer) teams up with his former partner (Patricia Heaton). The obvious question: Will they or won’t they? The Elevator Pitch: Mary Tyler Moore plus sexual tension The Good: These comedy vets are proven commodities for viewers of a certain age; costars […]

The Big Bang Theory

Monday, November 19th, 2007 The Big Bang Theory – CBS The Backstory: Two nerdy physicists learn about women from their ferociously sexy neighbor, Kaley Cuoco. The Elevator Pitch: Beauty and the Geek mixed with Weird Science—in a chemistry beaker The Good: Could echo the humor and tone of CBS hit How I Met Your Mother The Bad: Could echo […]

Aliens in America

Monday, November 19th, 2007 Aliens in America – CW The Backstory: A devout Muslim exchange student moves in with a Midwestern Christian family, and wackiness ensues. The Elevator Pitch: Perfect Strangers with South Park ’tude The Good: Interfaith hijinks:a brave new frontier for half-hour sitcoms The Bad: The culture-clash jokes will get old fast. The Verdict: Not worth clogging […]


Monday, November 19th, 2007 CHUCK – NBC The Backstory: A tech geek downloads a server’s worth of government secrets into his brain. The Elevator Pitch: The Geek Squad hooks up with Jason Bourne. The Good: Cool fights; hot chicks; a truly believable hero; has the makings of a big hit

Pushing Daisies

Monday, November 19th, 2007 Pushing Daisies – ABC The Backstory: A baker named Ned somehow has the ability to bring murder victims back to life, so his PI partner knows whodunit. The Elevator Pitch: Moonlighting meets The X-Files The Good: Intriguing premise; excellent mix of romance, humor, and scifi-could be a breakout hit The Bad: Something this gimmicky could […]

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