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FXX Launches Simpsons World

October 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

More news in the incredible paradigm changing world of TV. First we had news that HBO was cutting the cable, then there was news that CBS was following suit and doing the same. Now, there is this news today. FXX has launched a new app called Simpsons World and this is game changing. What is Simpsons World? In short, it’s everything Simpsons delivered to any device that can access the web or this application. FXX bought the rights to all episodes of The Simpsons last year and made news ...Click for More

The Millers Are Back

October 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

As if we needed more proof that there is no god, The Millers are back.  Look there are a lot of bad programs out there right now (Mulaney, 2 Broke Girls, Sullivan & Sons) but this may be the worst. Last night was the season premier of The Millers.  They’ve had roughly 4 months to get ready for this episode.   If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it’s about parents that decide to get divorced and than for some unexplained but we just have to accept it reason move in with ...Click for More

SNL Promotes Leslie Jones to Featured Player

October 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

Saturday Night Live has been having a rough go of it for the last couple of seasons. They have lost a lot of their biggest performers and so far have not been able to replace them with new stars. This season, they set a record for the lowest rated SNL in the near 40 year history of the show and that was even with the return of the incredibly popular Bill Hader as the host. Last season, Lorne Michaels took heat for not having any black female cast members. He quickly caved in and hired one, ...Click for More

Resurrection Went To Hawaii

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

We have a saying around here when we feel something has reached the top and is starting to decline.  It’s called “Went To Hawaii” after the Brady Bunch episode where they literally went to Hawaii.  It’s amazing how many shows go to Hawaii.  Modern Family did it and then followed it up with trip to Australia. That said, Resurrection went to Hawaii last night.  Quick refresher, dead people return and no one knows why.  We go through the whole first season and learn ...Click for More

Fox Cuts Mulaney’s Season Order

October 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

The clock is starting to tick on Mulaney. News today that Fox has cut the season order for the series from 16 episodes to 13. While that doesn’t sound like a big deal, the reason the orders stopped at 13 is because they had already produced 13 episodes. NBC executives have decided that they don’t want any more episodes made. They are saying it’s just for right now, but in reality, this is the first step in the process of killing off one of the worst shows of the Fall. The ...Click for More

Old Movies Being Adapted for TV

October 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hollywood is not the place you want to go if you are looking for new or fresh ideas. Most of what comes from Hollywood these days, whether movies or TV, is rehashed or redone versions of foreign shows or something from a comic book. That’s it. Those are the only two options. Oh well that and anything from the Kardashian family. For some reason they are still on TV. They just can’t come up with new ideas for TV shows. To prove that even more, here are some old movies that are ...Click for More

ABC Orders More Scripts for Selfie and Others

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

We are getting in to the part of the season where people are starting to make predictions about which new shows will be the first to get cancelled. I had two shows out as front-runners in that race, Mulaney on NBC and Selfie on ABC. It seems that Mulaney just took over the sole lead in that race since ABC just announced that they were ordering 3 more scripts for their shows Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, and Forever. I am pretty shocked at the news that Selfie is getting more of a look from the ...Click for More

The Future of Television

October 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

The news yesterday from HBO that they will be offering online subscriptions to their service rocked the TV world. The first of the major TV studios announcing that they will be taking steps to deliver their product straight to consumers without the need of a cable or satellite provider as a middle man. Now today, CBS has followed suit and announced their own streaming service that will allow people to subscribe directly to CBS to get programming straight from the network. Other networks are not ...Click for More

Marry Me Pilot Review

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been waiting for this show for a while now. Finally, Marry Me premiered last night on NBC. I was somewhat nervous because of the late premiere of this new show. Anything having to wait until October generally isn’t thought to be very strong by the network. Getting buried with an October 14 premiere date just can’t be a good sign. I was worried. As it turns out, the Marry Me pilot was much better than I thought it was going to be. In fact, it was at the level I had hoped ...Click for More

What’s Wrong with Saturday Night Live?

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Have you been watching Saturday Night Live? Judging from the ratings, the answer is no. No you haven’t been. The ratings for last week’s Saturday Night Live with host Bill Hader were the lowest ratings in the history of the show. The lowest in the history of the show. Let that sink in. So what’s wrong with Saturday Night Live? First let me say that I am an unapologetic fan of SNL. I love the show. I’ve been a fan since 1980 (Eddie Murphy’s first season) and have ...Click for More

Jane The Virgin

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Not every show can be as good as The Blacklist or Scandal.  That said, not every show is as bad as Selfie or Mulaney.  Sometimes there’s room in the middle for a show and I’m saying that Jane The Virgin is one of those shows.  It’s not great, but it’s not bad either. The premise of the show is that Jane has been a “good girl” her whole life.  Always followed the rules and hasn’t strayed from her grandmother’s admonishments against premarital ...Click for More

Black-ish Gets Full Season Order from ABC

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of my favorite new shows of the fall just got some very early very good news. After just 3 episodes, ABC announced that they are ordering up the entire 22 episode first season. This is great news for fans of funny TV. I was admittedly unsure about Black-ish before the premiere. I didn’t know what kind of reach a show could have focusing on racial issues. It’s not a topic anyone is comfortable with. I watched just to see what it was like, and I enjoyed the show. Now after 3 ...Click for More

RIP Jan Hooks

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Very upsetting news today with word that Jan Hooks has died at the age of 57. Reports are that she was battling a serious illness but the cause of her death is not known at this time. Jan was one of my all-time favorite SNL performers. It’s popular these days to think that women only became funny on SNL when Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig showed up. Long before either of those two, there was Jan Hooks. From 1986 to 1991 Jan was part of one of the SNL revivals that the show is known for. The ...Click for More

Mulaney Is Bad Mkay

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

I take no joy in stating that Mulaney is bad Mkay.  The show is about a comedian played by John Mulaney (from Chicago) who is trying to make in big in the business of comedy.  In reality, it’s a very bad version of Seinfeld. It’s been over 15 years since Seinfeld went off the air and I guess if you are only 30 years old you were probably too young to really remember that show.  So why not attempt a blatant ripoff.  I mean they do the whole bit where John Mulaney opens doing his ...Click for More

TV Premieres the week of Oct 5

October 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Another week another set of new shows and returning shows making their debuts for the fall. It’s kind of a light week this week as the bulk of the fall scheduled has already made their premieres. The shows that are starting in October don’t seem to have the faith of the networks because they are getting pushed later in to the premiere season. Well, for the network shows anyway. Cable does whatever they want. Network shows premiering this week are probably already on life support at ...Click for More
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