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Netflix Predicts the End of TV

November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said recently that he thinks the era of broadcast TV will last until around 2030 or so. Is that just the trash talk of an internet streaming TV company or is he right? I think a bit of both. I do think that we are in the beginning stages of a paradigm shift and have said so many times. That doesn’t make me a genius (I am a genius for many other reasons) because it’s obvious that things are changing. How much are they changing? From 2002 to 2012, there was ...Click for More

Simpsons Futurama Crossover Opens Old Wounds

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Did you watch The Simpsons Futurama crossover last night? I did. It was on before the Bears started playing so I watched this before tuning in to the Bears debacle. Overall, I didn’t think it was bad. There was one thing they did in this episode though that I know I’m not the only one to see it. The Simspons Futurama crossover opened an old wound for Futurama fans last night. Here is the scene. Be warned, if you are a Futurama fan, you will know exactly what this is and you are ...Click for More

A Few Good Men Live on NBC

November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

NBC has been really getting in to the live TV business. They did The Sound of Music live last year and will be doing Peter Pan live this year. Now there is news that they are working on an agreement to do A Few Good Men live. Most of us know A Few Good Men from the 1992 Tom Cruise movie. Before it was a movie, it was a Broadway play that first ran in 1989 written by The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin. NBC is in the early stages of working out a deal with Sorkin to bring his play to live TV. He ...Click for More

Selfie Cancelled by ABC

November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Well this isn’t a surprise. ABC cancelled their awful, awful show Selfie a week after cancelling their other lowly rated rom-com Manhattan Love Story. I am surprised that Selfie lasted as long as it did. Other than Mulaney, I don’t think there was a show that was worse than Selfie that premiered this fall. It was another of the countless attempts at adapting My Fair Lady but this time it was modern. Yea. That’s right. They took that My Fair Lady premise and brought it to 2014 ...Click for More

Simpsons and Futurama Crossover Couch Gag

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Simpsons have released a preview of the couch gag that will air on Sunday night’s Simpsons and Futurama crossover. There has already been a crossover once this season with the Simpsons and another animated show, Family Guy that was actually pretty well done. I’m looking forward to the Simpsons and Futurama crossover. Futurama is one of my favorite shows. I watch it every day. It gets funnier and funnier. This crossover makes more sense because the shows are both created by Matt ...Click for More

MasterChef Junior Premiere

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of my favorite cooking shows came back for a 2nd season last night. MasterChef Junior premiered last night and it was just as good as I remember it being. MasterChef Junior is a cooking show that is the same format as the regular MasterChef except that all the contestants are between the ages of 8 and 13. Last year I watched at first to see exactly what it would look like if an 8 year old kid were cooking. I was kind of expecting a disaster. I was wrong. Instead I was blown away by the ...Click for More

The Worst Sketch in SNL History

November 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

I haven’t written about last week’s Saturday Night Live because it was so awful, I didn’t even know what to write. I know I write about SNL quite a bit but I am a big fan and at this point, I’m more than a bit concerned about the future of SNL. Chris Rock was the host on Saturday with musical guest Prince. Sounds like two big names that should really help the show right? Chris Rock is hilarious and Prince is a musical genius. The episode did not turn out that way though. ...Click for More

Fox Has Finally Killed Utopia

November 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

I can’t believe it has taken them this long, but Fox has finally cancelled their failed reality experiment, Utopia. They had cut the broadcast schedule for the show a month ago from two times a week down to one painful night but that wasn’t enough to save it, if that was even their intent. I had high hopes for Utopia when they first announced what they were doing but those hopes were quickly dashed when I watched the first episode. Their failure was one of casting. The idea is solid ...Click for More

NBC Cancelling Bad Judge and A to Z

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

More shows are biting the dust. NBC announced today that they will not be ordering more episodes of their new shows Bad Judge and A to Z. Two things. First, they are really being cruel in their cancelling of these two shows. Both shows have a 13 episode order from NBC and the network said that both shows will air all 13 episodes. The cruelty? Bad Judge has currently filmed 10 episodes and A to Z has filmed 11. That means that both shows will continue in production with everyone knowing that ...Click for More

The McCarthys

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

The bar for comedy at CBS is pretty low right now.  With shows like 2 Broke Girls, Mom, and Mike & Molly I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from The McCarthys.  The best I can say of this new show is that it’s not their worst. So that’s where we are at with CBS right now.  Not their worst is the bar we are trying to get over.  I haven’t seen the ratings for it yet but doing some quick math – multiply a CBS show by the total amount of mouth breathers in America ...Click for More

2 Broke Girls Season 4 Premiere

October 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The things I do for you people. I just got done watching the 2 Broke Girls season 4 premiere on my lunch break and I’m so angry that if anyone at my job knew it, they would evacuate the building. I very regularly point out that 2 Broke Girls is an example of what is wrong with TV. Other than reality TV on cable (and they aren’t held to the same standards as a network), 2 Broke Girls is easily one of the worst things on TV. I mean really. How do the people at CBS look themselves in ...Click for More

Jim Carrey on SNL

October 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Did you watch Jim Carrey on SNL last night? Carry last hosted SNL back in 2011 so it’s been a while since he was on. Overall, I thought the episode was kind of meh. It wasn’t great but I dont’ think it was bad either. Well except for Iggy Azalea. Holy cow. That girl should never, ever, never ever never, perform live again. She was not good. I’ll admit that I like her music and it’s very catchy but she is obviously helped out quite a bit by a studio mixing board. ...Click for More

Elf Christmas Special Coming to NBC

October 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

NBC is looking to make quite a splash this Christmas. They’ve already got the live action musical Peter Pan set to air in the Christmas season this year and now they’ve added another special. NBC has announced that there will be an animated Elf Christmas special which is set to air on December 16. The animated Elf Christmas special will be a stop motion production that looks pretty similar to the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The show is called Elf: Buddy’s Musical ...Click for More

Manhattan Love Story Cancelled by ABC

October 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

The race to be first is over. The first show of the fall to be cancelled has been announced. Winning the title of first cancelled is ABC’s Manhattan Love Story. I wrote a review on the pilot for Manhattan Love Story and thought it was an ok show. Sure there were some issues but I thought it might have had a chance. It never had a chance. Ratings were bad from the start and they just kept getting worse. It’s not a surprise that this show has been cancelled, I’m just surprised ...Click for More

Archie Comics Coming to Fox

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

I wrote a couple of days ago about how no one in Hollywood ever has any new ideas. I had a post about the number of old movies that were being adapted for TV. Now there is this news and it’s dealing with even older source material than a 1980s movie. Fox will be bringing the Archie comic series to life in a new 1-hour drama currently being developed called Riverdale. Riverdale is the fictional home town of the folks in the Archie comics so like Batman was turned in to a TV show called ...Click for More
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