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Posts Tagged ‘My Generation’

NBC Cancels Outlaw

Posted by CJ Cregg on October 26, 2010

Yup.  The show that I was excited about, despite its ridiculous premise.  (In my defense, I realized after watching the pilot that the show

This show was outlawed. As well it should have been

was utterly horrible and without redeeming quality.  The trailer just had me fooled.) For those of you that erroneously liked this show, the remaining four episodes that had been filmed will air on Saturday nights.

This actually isn’t breaking news, in fact it happened after the 4th episode of the show. I figured though, that because I’m supposed to be working on a paper, I’d take this opportunity to tell you about it.

This show joins ABC’s My Generation and Fox’s Lonestar as the first fall fatalities.

I should say something about My Generation.  I know I was really excited about the pilot, but I watched the second episode too, and it was really boring.  And pretty stupid.  It seems I wasn’t the only one thinking that, as the show got canceled after episode numero dos.  But the pilot was deceptively decent.

As far as Lonestar goes, well that show was just awesome.  And Fox shouldn’t have canceled it.  And all y’all should have watched it.


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New on Thursdays this Fall

Posted by Mr. Feeny on September 6, 2010

Thursdays are typically one of my favorite days of television. Mondays and Thursdays, I’d say. It was better, though, with Survivor. Now that that’s moved to Wednesday, and The Office is so unfunny, Thursday is starting to fall apart for me. But, that’s where some schedule changes could pay off. Perhaps the move of Survivor will get me to finally watch The Big Bang Theory (which by moving from Mondays, tries to anchor a new comedy block for CBS to compete with NBC). Or maybe I’ll try Community, which some reviewers say got much, much better as the season progressed. The only must-watch shows, though, are 30 Rock (new time), Fringe, and Parks & Recreation when it comes back. When will that be? NBC will tell you in 2011. I’ll tell you, as soon as Outsourced gets canceled.

Last year, Thursday only featured three new shows. They all received lackluster reviews and never really took off. The Vampire Diaries did well enough for a CW show, and as I said, Community got better. FlashForward was endlessly frustrating, but thankfully ended.

My Generation

Basics: Dramedy of some mocumentary sort
Twist: Group of 28-year-olds look back on their high school life goals
Stars You Know: Jaime King (Gary Unmarried), Mehcad Brooks (True Blood)
Creative Team: Creator Noah Hawley (The Unusuals…rejoice, CJ)
Timeslot: 7:00pm (Thurs)
Network: ABC
Going Against: Community, $#*! My Dad Says, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Bones, The Vampire Diaries
Premiere: September 23

$#*! My Dad Says

Basics: Family Sitcom
Twist: Shatner being the Shat
Stars You Know: William Shatner (TJ Hooker), Nicole Sullivan (MadTV), Will Sasso (MadTV)
Creative Team: Director James Burrows (this is his third pilot direction of the premieres…busy man), Tweater Justin Halpern (Twitter), Creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan (Will & Grace)
Timeslot: 7:30pm (Thurs)
Network: CBS
Going Against: 30 Rock, My Generation, Bones, The Vampire Diaries
Premiere: September 23


Basics: Action Drama
Twist: Female Assassin
Stars You Know: Maggie Q (movies), Xander Berkeley (24), Shane West (ER), Melinda Clarke (The OC)
Creative Team: Creator Craig Silverstein (Bones), Producers McG (Supernatural) and Danny Cannon (Chuck, CSI)
Timeslot: 8:00pm (Thurs)
Network: CW
Going Against: Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, The Office, Outsourced, Fringe
Premiere: September 9


Basics: Workplace Sitcom
Twist: Set in India
Stars You Know: Mostly new people
Creative Team: Creator Robert Borden (The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez)
Timeslot: 8:30pm (Thurs)
Network: NBC
Going Against: Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, Nikita, Fringe
Premiere: September 23

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