Tyler is currently finishing his senior year of college in Chicago while working on the News Desk at BroadwayWorld. He has also worked in the public relations industry at Margie Korshak Inc., working on campaigns for Broadway In Chicago, including The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, and more.
CRITIC'S CUT: New Pilot-to-Series Pickups with the Most Potential
May 13, 2013
The upcoming broadcast season is undoubtedly going to be a good one. At least a whole lot better than the current slate of programming (most networks have ditched their 2012-2013 additions). NBC, CBS, Fox, and ABC have managed to enlist some major talent to headline their new shows for the 2013-2014 lineup, and are now in the process of announcing their pick-ups. It's a rarity for execs to land such names as Rebel Wilson, Gillian Anderson, Robin Williams, Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Greg Kinnear at all - let alone all for new series in one year. And so, below are the top ten just-ordered network shows with the most potential!
CRITIC'S CUT: The Most Entertaining Reality Stars of the Past Year
May 6, 2013
In honor of this Honey Boo Boo's mother wearing this to her wedding, we've rounded up the most entertaining (read: insane or at least insanely entertaining) reality stars of the past year.
CRITIC'S CUT: 8 Reality Shows Past Their Prime
April 30, 2013
Most reality shows outstay their welcome. Most, however don't put us through innumerous seasons of trite exploitation. Unfortunately, these shows are happy to.
CRITIC'S CUT: GLEE's Getting Crowded; Which Characters to Cut, Which to Keep
April 22, 2013
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Glee has become an eye-roll, a voice-crack, a televised wagging finger - and largely to its own doing. The current season, which has split its ridiculously sized cast into two completely different storylines, has reached a disjointed juncture: too many characters, not enough screen time.
CRITIC'S CUT SPECIAL: 2013-2014 Season Renewal Roundup
April 15, 2013
With series renewals, orders, and cancellations coming in on a daily basis, this week's edition of CRITIC'S CUT serves as a roundup for the 2013-2014 season. Not all of your favorites have been picked up - and not all of them are likely to be. Check out the compilation below of confirmed renewals, likely renewals, and not so likely renewals.
CRITIC'S CUT: 10 Shows on the Brink of Cancellation
April 8, 2013
As the network's upfront season orders loom on the calendar, we've compiled a list of ten shows on the brink of cancellation - those that are most likely to sink into the abyss of being yanked from the airwaves. Between mediocre ratings, dragging plotlines, or an ever-changing timeslot, these shows are in definite danger.
CRITIC'S CUT: Before They Were Famous; A-List Stars as Guest Stars
April 1, 2013
Every A-lister's got to start somewhere, even if it's as a convenience store gunman or Veronica Mars' neighbor. In no particular order, here are some of the ten most notable stars guesting on hit television shows before they were stars!
BWW Asks: Who Should Play Lara Croft in the Upcoming TOMB RAIDER Reboot?
March 28, 2013
It's hard to keep a busty, dual-pistol wielding heroine down. Lara Croft has proven she's back on top of every ancient secret, conspiracy, and video game bestseller list with the recent release of Square Enix's TOMB RAIDER reboot. On the heels of yesterday's announcement that MGM had scooped up the rights to a younger Ms. Croft and her archaelogical adventures, with the intent to reboot the film franchise 'immediately,' BWW poises a question: just which actress should take on the iconic role of Lara Croft?
BWW Interview - Nicki Minaj: 'I've Been Spectacular' on AMERICAN IDOL
March 26, 2013
Singer/rapper and wig aficionado, Nicki Minaj, shocked many when she chose to join the judge's panel for the latest season of Fox's AMERICAN IDOL.The new IDOL judge recently chatted with reporters on how she's adjusting to her role on Fox's hit singing competition show, who she thinks may take the title this time around, and more!
CRITIC'S CUT: The Most Awful (Theoretical) AMERICAN IDOL Judges
March 25, 2013
Since American Idol has turned into basically a game of has-been musical chairs, we thought we'd cast out the nets on who might just be, theoretically, the producers' worst potential picks for the impending 13th season. I mean, we can't expect mega-divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey to actually outlast Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, can we?
CRITIC'S CUT: The Best (and Absolute Worst) TV Dads
March 18, 2013
Critic's Cut runs every Monday, presenting television's 'Best Of' moments, characters, shows, and more! This week's edition presents some of the best - and absolute worst - fatherly figures in TV history. Check it out below!
RECAP: The GIRLS are Finally Getting it 'Together' on the Season 2 Finale
March 17, 2013
Well, here we are at the season finale and Hannah has all but lost it. In fact, going into this episode pretty much every character on GIRLS has officially become the very worst human being they could possibly be. But for once, Lena Dunham provides a little closure with the finale - or at least a bright spot in their horribly depressing lives.
VERONICA MARS Movie is on; Fans Pledge $2 Million in 10 Hours
March 13, 2013
What Rob Thomas and VERONICA MARS star Kristen Bell attempted to do for six years took the series' fans just 11 hours. The MARS movie is officially a-go as of 9 p.m. EST, when the film's Kickstarter campaign reached the $2 million mark just half-a-day into the one-month deadline. It's now the fastest-moving film project - and most expensive - in Kickstarter history.
CRITIC'S CUT: Most Notable Shows in Recent Years to 'Jump the Shark'
March 11, 2013
This week's edition presents the most notable shows in recent years to 'jump the shark.' In other words, those shows whose writers and runners took in absolutely insane directions. Whether to regain some ground in the ratings with a reboot, to keep up with modern themes in other shows, or simply because they got lost in their own storytelling, these series outstayed their welcome, and begged the question: 'what happened?'
RECAP: The GIRLS Are Absolutely Losing It
March 10, 2013
Here we are at the penultimate episode of GIRLS' second season - a season, that, well, hasn't felt entirely like GIRLS. At least not the narrow-in-scope, boho-Brooklyn series we came to know from the first go around last year. It's turned into more of a depressing mish-mash of millennial problems and bad life decisions, that constantly make me question my own. Lena Dunham has taken GIRLS to a dark place, occasionally good, but for the most part, mediocre.
CRITIC'S CUT: Best Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix
March 4, 2013
This week's edition presents the most eligible series on Netflix worthy of your binge-watching pleasure. Go ahead, lose a weekend (or a week), catching up on the shows you may have missed. There's nothing better than a good binge.
RECAP: The Boys are Back on GIRLS
March 4, 2013
As unnatural as it is for GIRLS, this week's episode, 'It's Back,' strikes a formidable and welcome balance between the show's leading characters - minus Jessa, of course, because no one knows where the frack she's run off to. The boys, this time, are on a path of foreward momentum, while the Girls are sputtering around in lop-sided, smokey circles, while previous haunts of their past reappear.
RECAP: Life is But a 'Video Game' for the GIRLS
February 25, 2013
Last night's episode of GIRLS, 'Video Games,' attempts to show why Jessa is a hipster-coagulation of boho brevity, approaching life lens-less and free. It's nice to actually see her, but it's weird, you know, because she's gotten about 9 minutes of screen time this season. It's also more than welcome considering even Ray got his own episode.
CRITIC'S CUT: The Most Iconic TV Theme Songs
February 25, 2013
Critic's Cut now runs every Monday, presenting television's 'Best Of' moments, characters, shows, and more! This week's edition is a compilation of the most iconic - and straight up awesome - television theme songs. Listen or watch them all below!
CRITIC'S CUT: Most Beloved Modern TV Couples
February 18, 2013
BWW TV World is thrilled to present our weekly Critic's Cut: slicing the best (and the worst) moments of pop culture into ten little digestible pieces. In honor of Valentine's Day last week, this week's edition presents the most beloved modern TV couples who are, well, in love. You've experienced the innumerous setbacks, moments of upward emotional mobility, and more as writers have ripped couples a part, and forced them together, along their (occassionally) hokey journeys to love-making.
RECAP: The GIRLS Are Naive, Also Complex
February 17, 2013
Isolationism be damned, the rest of the Girls are back this week. Following last week's highly-controversial episode - which may or may not have been a dream of Hannah's depending on who you ask - Girls has picked up the storylines previously introduced, even taking the viewers and a rabid dog to Staten Island. Good times in the city.
GIRLS RECAP: Hannah and the Trashman
February 11, 2013
In its one-and-a-half seasons on HBO thus far, GIRLS, and Dunham, has become known for its self-indulgence. Tonight, it wasn't a bad thing. Before we get too deep into 'One Man's Trash,' let's be clear: this is a Hannah-centric episode. No Marnie, no Jessa, no Sho. Just Hannah and the Trashman.
BWW Interview - Emily Deschanel Opens Up About BONES, Booth, & More
February 10, 2013
In anticipation of the latest episode of BONES, in which some emotional and startling events occur, Deschanel recently sat down with reporters to discuss her character's upcoming revelations, relationship with Special Agent Steeley Booth (David Boreanez), and what it's like sharing a network with her sister, Zooey Deschanel of NEW GIRL.
CRITIC'S CUT: Top TV Companions; Sticking by the Sidekick
February 8, 2013
BWW TV World is thrilled to present our weekly Critic's Cut: slicing the best (and the worst) moments of pop culture into ten little digestible pieces. This week's edition features the most renowned television sidekicks in history, who all proved that no one can do it alone.
RECAP: The GIRLS are 'Nothing Bundt Trouble'
February 3, 2013
Dinner parties rarely go as planned. Dinner parties that involve meeting your in-laws aren't great, and neither are the ones that involve kissing your ex.
CRITIC'S CUT: Broadway Vets Destined to be a SMASH
February 1, 2013
In honor of NBC's SMASH welcoming Broadway veterans Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, and Andy Mientus to their ranks - in addition to Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, and numerous other guest stars - we thought we'd compile a list of additional theater stars we'd love to see tapped for a role in honor of the second season kicking off next week!
RECAP: Cocaine and Mesh Tank Tops, the GIRLS Do It All
January 27, 2013
Some musings after tonight's episode of GIRLS: should one attend an awful nightclub while high on coke and dressed as a pre-teen girl? Probably not. You'll end up in a yellow mesh tank top that's not yours.
CRITIC'S CUT: The Most Empowering Female Characters in TV History
January 25, 2013
This week's edition presents the women that moved televised feminism forward. These ladies (and those that played them) aren't just admired for their acting prowess. Those featured had a stake in making TV no longer a man's world - they were embodiments of the best that humanity had to offer, gender be damned. And in general, they were pretty badass in their own right.
BWW Interviews: I LOVE LUCY's Bill Mendieta on Bringing Ricky Ricardo to Stage
January 21, 2013
Bill Mendieta, who's currently bringing Ricky Ricardo to life in I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE, has had no issues making 'Babalu' his own. The actor, who originated the role in Los Angeles, and won a BroadwayWorld Award for his performance, has followed the show for its Midwestern premiere at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
RECAP: Everyone Always Leaves the GIRLS, Episode 2
January 20, 2013
Twenty-somethings suck at lots of things: finding jobs, making doctor appointments, and making relationships last.
CRITIC'S CUT: Most Underrated, Overzealously Cancelled TV Shows
January 18, 2013
BWW TV World is thrilled to present our weekly Critic's Cut: slicing the best (and the worst) moments of pop culture into ten little digestible pieces. This week's edition presents the most underrated and overzealously cancelled shows. Check out the top 10 below!