CableFAX Daily skips publishing for its Thanksgiving break, but we’ve given you our weekly program reviews online. Happy Thanksgiving and happy viewing.
A new documentary from EPIX has made a strong case for thinking seriously about paying student-athletes, our reviewer writes.
Sundance Channel’s unscripted series “Dream School,” premiering Oct 7 at 10pm ET, enlists a group of leaders and celebrities to teach 15 high school dropouts who have left the school system for various reasons—be it pregnancy, bullying or troubled home lives. But what we find in this 6-part series is that many of the mentors learn as much from the experience as the students themselves.
Showtime’s newest drama series “Ray Donovan” (premieres Sun) has as much potential as its duplicitous title character—an educated thug who uses guile, misdirection and intimidation to fix others’ problems but who can’t seem to mend his own family. CableFAX Executive Editor Michael Grebb reviews.
Was that the season finale of Mad Men or a hundred-yard dash? Our blogger reviews the series’ fast-paced penultimate finale.
For a series that prides itself on incorporating historical events, "Mad Men’s" season had been deficient in mentioning the tumultuous occurrences of 1968. This week’s episode took care of that issue, our blogger writes.