ABC announced it will launch 13 new shows, and the network needs all the new blood and experimentation it can afford. The network is stuck in two primary styles — the nighttime soap (Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy) and the family sitcom (Modern Family, The Middle), with Dancing With the Stars its always-potentially-wobbly sure-thing. (That is to say, yes, people will tune in, but their weekly commitment depends on each season’s casting.) READ FULL STORY
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'Mr. Sunshine' premiere review: Matthew Perry followed 'Modern Family' with modern irony. Did you like it, or did you miss 'Cougar Town'?
Matthew Perry’s new show Mr. Sunshine made its debut in ABC’s best showcase time period for a sitcom: Following Modern Family. The show that usually occupies that spot, Cougar Town, starring Perry’s former Friends co-star Courteney Cox, has certainly benefited from this slot. But I think following Modern Family may have emphasized one of the potential weaknesses of Mr. Sunshine: Sunshine radiates READ FULL STORY
Two episodes of our beloved Better Off Ted have remained unaired since the NBA finals preempted them in June. This is one reason I’m not a big sports fan.
Well, now you can see these Teds — but not on ABC. There are three ways to watch the READ FULL STORY
Emmy nominations: Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton — yay! Tony Shalhoub and Toni Collette — I’d have preferred new jack swingers Toni! Tony! Tone!
Yes, it’s that time to grouse about some of the shows that were neglected in major categories (Fringe, Sons of Anarchy, Justified) and praise the selection of worthies that were recognized (Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife).
The thing is, this was just about the best set of Emmy nominations we could expect, a mix of READ FULL STORY
We’re half-way through the year; time to stop and take stock of the TV year thus far. Here is my mid-year Top 10, selected from shows airing during the period between January and July 2010. I’ve also added a few notes at the end about some other notable TV events. Happy holiday weekend to you.
1. Breaking Bad (AMC) No TV series this year has mixed READ FULL STORY
As we head into summer, it’s time for barbecuing, swimming, and mourning the loss of TV shows that have been canceled. Yes, for you it may be Ghost Whisperer; for me, it’s Better Off Ted:
The fact that network television can cancel Ted and renew Rules of Engagement seems cruel, but then, if there’s one thing among many that Ted taught us it’s that life is cruel… well, that and it’s probably not a great idea to make up a language:
Here’s a little bit of holiday-weekend info that might cheer up you Ted fans: If the NBA finals don’t go to a seventh game, ABC is likely to air the remaining two unaired episodes of Better Off Ted on June 17, 8-9 p.m.
Which shows’ cancellations are you bummed about?
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