Unbelievable! This time the networks have gone too far. Last week I talked about all the shows that network execs are taking off the air, well yesterday I learned about some of the shows that will be replacing them. Most of them sound like crap! Here are a few examples:
2 Broke Girls – A comedy about two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner who strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business Has Mel’s Diner returned?
Hart of Dixie,– Fast-talking brand new doctor Zoe Hart graduating top of he class. But when her dreams fall apart, she decides , to work at a small practice in Alabama. She quickly finds that Southern hospitality isn’t always so hospitable.
Work it – comedy centers on two unrepentant guy’s guys who, unable to find work, dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps and learn how to be better men in the process. Shades of Bosom Buddies!
Apartment 23 (Midseason 2012)
After a naïve girl’s big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters.
The Playboy Club – a provocative new drama about a time and place that challenged the social mores, where a visionary entrepreneur created an empire and an icon changed American culture
Terra Nova – follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149
Unforgettable -an enigmatic former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that embedded in her mind.
I Hate my Teenage Daughter – comedy about two best friends who are single moms struggling to raise their difficult and over-privileged teenage daughters.
Scandal (Midseason 2012) a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff.
Suburgatory, –single father George finds a box of condoms on his daughters night stand and moves them out of their apartment in New York City to the suburbs. Being in the ‘burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they have ever been.
Charlies Angels – Been there done that.
How to be a Gentleman -comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer.
Person of Interest – a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice.
A Gifted Man-Drama about a brilliant, surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the “hereafter.”
There are more but they don’t get any better.
So there you have it, a sample of what we have to look forward to in the fall. It’s definitely not much. Only one or two shows that I ‘d take the time to watch, but nothing with any real promise, not a winner in the bunch! Just another barrage of mindless Crap!
I guess I’ll never understand network programming. Who are these idiots who call the shots? What is they look for in a show? For the last two seasons I’ve submitted suggestions for new network fare, that would at least be as good as the one season wonders programmers have been coming up with. But I never hear back from them. No letter, phone call or even a freakin’ courtesy email! Here are some of the show ideas I’ve submitted:
Bro’s n Hoes – half hour sitcom. Twin Latino brothers run a very successful landscaping maintenance business called The Weed & Hoe. Follow their sweltry antics as they provide their special services to clients in and around Beverly Hills.
Mama’s Boys – half-hour sitcom. Mama runs an exclusive retirement home in Palm Beach for geriatric gentlemen’s gentlemen, former man servants, butlers and valets. Picture the likes of Benson, Mr. French, Mr. Belvedere, Alfred and Uncle Charlie, all living under the same roof. Growing senile, forgetful and mildly disturbed together. I see a still vivacious 69 year old, Raquel Welch playing mama. A guaranteed hit! If not Raquel, 60 year old Kristie Alley could work.
Whose Your Daddy? Crime lab drama along the lines of CSI / game show with audience participation. cash/prizes. Each week investigators will determine paternity of one contestant wishing to make claims against their fathers estate. Three potential fathers will be introduced, their stories told through video tape and interviews. Studio and home audience vote on who they believe the father to be. Genetic results revealed at the end of the show.
Just an Ordinary Guy – half hour sitcom about a fun loving, beer drinking, red neck, neo-Nazi, named Blitzel (Blitz) Creeg, his girlfriend Gretchen, and their wacked out friends and neighbors (Friends on steroids)
The Sarah Palin Comedy Hour – A throwback to the old one hour variety shows. You get a funny host (and right now who’s funnier than Sarah), some talented stand up comediennes, a music group or two and a special guest each week and you’ve got a hit show! With a bullet!
Come on, my ideas are just as good as theirs!
Speakng of Sarah Palin just what is the presidential hopeful up t0 anyway? She still has the nation’s attention and her current road trip across America is sending a message to Palin supporters that she is definitely a major player in the presidential race of 2012. Although Palin insists her current bus tour has nothing to do with campaigning and is merely part of her family vacation, one cannot deny that her cross country trek looks like an early effort to establish a campaign trail. From the looks of it she does have alot to offer!
Many doubt that Palin would give up her million dollar plus annual contract with Fox News, her book deals and her reality cable TV show, but there are those who aren’t so sure. They believe she has undertaken her cross-country tour to measure public reaction and so far reaction indicates that there are plenty of Republican supporters who would love to see her run in 2012. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what Sarah is really up to. If she chooses not to run in 2012, hosting her own comedy, variety special could make her a shoe in for 2016. We’ll see…