Skip to content

Upfronts 2015: First Look at NBC’s People Are Talking (video)

May 10, 2015
Photo credit: NBC

Photo credit: NBC

SHOW: People Are Talking, comedy

WHO: Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash), Tone Bell (Bad Judge), Bresha Webb (Grey’s Anatomy), Brooke Ishibashi

WHAT: Examines sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about.

WHEN: Fridays at 8:30 PM EST

WHERE: NBC

BOTTOM LINE: Well, first, it’s certainly a pretty show. Talk about great genes. In theory, I would like for this to be a good show that attracts a loyal fan base. In actuality, I doubt that will happen. Vosselaar and Bell seem to have a good chemistry and conceptually, I like… but I’m not sold yet. Friday night for a new comedy series is questionable. Airing right after a live comedy series (Undateable in going live on Fridays at 8 next season) could be a great thing for it. We will have to wait this one out. If the writers do a good job, it will help…

——————–

Not yet following me on Twitter? Get on the sofa: @josephrileyland

Upfronts 2015: First Look at NBC’s Heartbreaker (video)

May 10, 2015
Photo credit: NBC

Photo credit: NBC

SHOW: Heartbreaker, drama

WHO: Melissa George (The Slap), Dave Annable (Red Band Society), Shelley Conn (The Lottery), Don Hany (White Collar), Maya Erskine (Betas), Jamie Kennedy (Ghost Whisperer), Joshua Leonard (Bates Motel), J. Louis Mills, Rudy Martinez, D.L. Hughley

WHAT:  Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato and based on her book of the same name, Heartbreaker is a medical soap that follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), one of the rare female heart transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life.

WHEN: Tuesdays at 9 PM EST

WHERE: NBC

BOTTOM LINE: Well… sigh. It’s like they were trying to channel the pilot of Grey’s Anatomy, with the walk-and-talk (especially across the bridge)… reminded me of Bailey and her first litter of “chicks and ducks.” And when you consider that George was once on the show, I guess they were trying to blatantly evoke that memory. I don’t blame them; Grey’s is about to start its 12th season. But… God, I hated that trailer. We’ll see what happens, but this just did nothing for me. 

——————–

Not yet following me on Twitter? Get on the sofa: @josephrileyland

Upfronts 2015: First Look at NBC’s The Player (video)

May 10, 2015
Photo credit: NBC

Photo credit: NBC

SHOW: The Player, drama

WHO: Wesley Snipes, Philip Winchester (Strike Back), Charity Wakefield (Mockingbird Lane), Isiah Adams (recurring)

WHAT: In the high stakes world of Las Vegas, a former sniper turned security expert is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives.

WHEN: Thursdays at 10 PM EST

WHERE: NBC

BOTTOM LINE: I quit paying attention – twice – during the trailer. I’m sure there is an audience for this show: Wesley Snipes + action + it’s from the team behind The Blacklist + Thursday at 10PM time slot. I’ll be watching How To Get Away With Murder and won’t lose a bit of sleep over it.  

——————–

Not yet following me on Twitter? Get on the sofa: @josephrileyland

Upfronts 2015: First Look at NBC’s Blindspot (video)

May 10, 2015
Photo credit: NBC

Photo credit: NBC

SHOW: Blindspot, drama

WHO: Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace), Rob Brown (Treme), Audrey Esparza (Black Box), Ukweli Roach (The Royals), Ashley Johnson (The Killing)

WHAT: A beautiful woman, with no memories of her past, is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI who begin to follow the road map on her body to reveal a larger conspiracy of crime while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.

WHEN: Mondays at 10 PM EST

WHERE: NBC

BOTTOM LINE: It feels like The Blacklist and Memento had a baby, with Alias as the egg donor, and Blindspot is the end result. There’s definitely an interesting conceit here – and NBC’s audience is more apt to be interested than, say, CBS’ – so it has a chance. Especially airing in that plum post-Voice timeslot. Plus, it’s exciting to see Oscar nominee Jean-Baptiste in anything.

——————–

Not yet following me on Twitter? Get on the sofa: @josephrileyland

Upfronts 2015: NBC Unveils their New Schedule

May 10, 2015

NBC chief Bob Greenblatt, following in recent tradition, announced the 2015-16 TV schedule Sunday morning ahead of Monday’s official upfront presentation to advertisers. Some notes: Undateable will air live… on Fridays? Saturday is still a wasteland. Also of note: Chicago Med and Hot and Bothered (previously Telenovela) with Eva Longoria are not on the schedule until mid-season.

Photo courtesy of NBC.

Photo courtesy of NBC.

MONDAY

8-10 p.m. — The Voice
10-11 p.m. — BLINDSPOT

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m. — The Voice
9-10. p.m. — HEARTBREAKER
10-11 p.m. — BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (through November)
10-11 p.m. — Chicago Fire (premieres in November)

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. — The Mysteries of Laura
9-10 p.m. — Law & Order: SVU
10-11 p.m. — Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8-9 p.m. — HEROES REBORN
9-10 p.m. — The Blacklist
10-11 p.m. — THE PLAYER

FRIDAY
8-8:30 p.m. — Undateable (live)
8:30-9 p.m. — PEOPLE ARE TALKING
9-10 p.m. — Grimm
10-11 p.m. — Dateline

SATURDAY
8-10 p.m. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11 p.m. — Saturday Night Live (Classic encores)

SUNDAY
7-8:20 p.m. — Football Night in America
8:20-11 p.m. — Sunday Night Football

——————–

Not yet following me on Twitter? Get on the sofa: @josephrileyland

First Look: The Walking Dead Season 5 (trailer)

July 25, 2014

Ahhh, Comic-Con. Thank you for being a friend. With each year, the annual geek-fest (written with true love and appreciation) in San Diego grows. And with each bit of growth comes more and more shows trying to show off their goodies. And we love you for it. The Walking Dead, arguably the most hot-button show on TV (have you seen those ratings?) debuted the first trailer for season 5 at the fest just today and… yeah, it’s going to be bananas.

photo courtesy of AMC.

photo courtesy of AMC.

Without further ado, here’s the clip. The show premieres on Sunday, October 12 at 9PM.

 

 

 

——————–

Not yet following me on Twitter? Get on the sofa: @josephrileyland

Summertime Fun: The Under the Dome Drinking Game

July 23, 2014

title

Under the Dome has become my weekly hate-watch show. It’s horrible. But I can’t stop from tuning in… so drinking will make it better. Here’s the best way to watch the show:

The Under the Dome drinking game.

1. Take a shot every time you see the cow split in half – the first image they show in every episode.

2. Take a shot whenever someone references what the dome “wants them to do” or the “dome’s plan.”

3. Take a shot whenever the guy who plays Joe displays his horrible acting skills.

4. Take a shot whenever Norie rolls her eyes.

5. Take 2 shots whenever Norie’s remaining mom actually gets some screen time.

6. Take 2 shots whenever Julia and Barbie discuss their relationship as if it’s NOT only been 2 weeks since they met.

7. Take 2 shots whenever Julia makes some super-human moves (like getting shot, then swimming out into the middle of a lake and pulling a previously dead girl to safety).

8. Take 3 shots whenever you see someone driving – WHERE DID THEY GET THAT GAS???

9. Take 3 shots whenever the high school science teacher builds a windmill or knows how to do any given task that is WAY ABOVE HER PAY GRADE.

10. Tip the bottle back whenever someone says that something is too out of the ordinary to happen, but aren’t shocked by this DOME THAT IS COVERING THE ENTIRE TOWN.

11. Kill the rest of the bottle whenever something stupid happens. You’ll do that often.

And there you have it, folks. Cheers!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,335 other followers

%d bloggers like this: