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Freshman Show Death Pool - Fall 2011

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by RobertE, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Sep 27, 2011 #81 of 159
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    We enjoyed both UAN episodes so far, but we're also in that mode of young children. I think Will Arnett is quite funny also, loved him in Arrested D.

    Whitney I deleted after about 10 minutes. Nothing funny just bad jokes with canned audience laughter.

    2BG started kinda slow and went after the cheap sex jokes right out of the gate, but could work with the total $ premise.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2011 #82 of 159
    SledgeHammer

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    I read the other day that they have about 10 episodes in the can and are finishing up another 2 or 3.

    It didn't really stink up the air waves or it would have been cancelled already (see The Paul Reiser Show), but they aren't going to happy with a 3.0 share. Thats not even that great for a sitcom, not to mention a show with lots of expensive CGI.

    Actually, is the CGI good? Or is it more like Sci-Fi channel quality CGI?
     
  3. Sep 27, 2011 #83 of 159
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    Heart of Dixie - I switched off when she ran into the alligator (Burt Reynolds?) but may give it another go later this week. She's easy on the eyes, but the setup for the series was like a hundred other fish-out-of-water tv shows and movies. If it can't bring anything new to the table, it deserves to get cancelled.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2011 #84 of 159
    SledgeHammer

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    Weird that you would like one and not the other since they are both by Whitney Cummings.

    I liked the cheap sex jokes on 2BG, but once they got passed that and it was just pretty much 2 bitter girls in a fish out of water scenario. And of course a pet horse :confused:.
     
  5. Sep 27, 2011 #85 of 159
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    The big problem I see with UAN is that you have to believe the premise that the new parents were hip and cool before the baby in order to believe all their talk about how they can't do anything cool now. And frankly to me how they've portrayed their pre-baby life didn't look all that cool.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2011 #86 of 159
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    It's not that they were "cool" as much as it's they were free. Free to go out anytime and drink or party or whatever. Now, they have a baby, a life, that they're responsible for. Let's be honest, many people (myself included) think they were so "cool" in the past when in reality they're just as goofy as they are now.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2011 #87 of 159
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    How to be a Gentelman. Honestly who gave this a green light? I barely made it to the strip club scene where he got drunk from 2 shots and pulled his ex-fiance's sock out of his pocket. Is that his real voice?
     
  8. Sep 29, 2011 #88 of 159
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    Heart of Dixie is the Doc Hollywood show but with a chick right?

    Didn't give that one many episodes when I first saw the promo's, a Michael J Fox cameo would be a must if it was to stay on.

    I assume no confirmed cancellations yet?
     
  9. Sep 30, 2011 #89 of 159
    SledgeHammer

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    The only cancellation I've heard of so far is the Roseanne Barr show on Lifetime Roseanne's Nuts.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2011 #90 of 159
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    Nothing yet. My bet is still Playboy Club and it will probably be next week.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2011 #91 of 159
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    That was a summer show and it completed airing all episodes so it doesn't count in the pool.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2011 #92 of 159
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    Whitney definitely stepped it up a bit this week. Her BF is pretty good, they're working together a little better. Maybe they'll survive. Although the "First Date" premise was awfully weak and forced, the individual performances were pretty good.
     
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    I don't know what others really thought of "Up All Night" but I barely finished the first episode. And we have 2 kids under 3!

    So I think that may make it a full season, so 20 eps. +/-1 ep. Then done after the season. We just didn't find it all that funny. But a lot of what NBC has now isn't funny to us.
     
  14. Sep 30, 2011 #94 of 159
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    Sorry, to us Whitney got its last chance this week. When give it the boot. Btw, the "live" audience was so irritating. They laughed at almost every line.

    Whitney, gone and forgotten. :nono:
     
  15. Sep 30, 2011 #95 of 159
    SledgeHammer

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    Yeah, it seemed a bit better this week. The whole premise of the show seems to be how to get Whitney into a skimpy outfit each week :D.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2011 #96 of 159
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    Teays...
    I have no problem with that whatsoever. :)
     
  17. Sep 30, 2011 #97 of 159
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    I thought it was just me. She is kinda hot! But not in that cowlike Jersey Shore/Vergara way, but in a long and lanky high cheekbone way, my fave look.

    Why can't regular folks like us have laugh tracks? What if god gave us all laugh tracks? We'd be a riot all day long. I do think they ought to put laugh tracks in all political speeches....
     
  18. Sep 30, 2011 #98 of 159
    SledgeHammer

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    Yeah, shes hot in the "normal" hot kinda way. Don't get me wrong, the show isn't that funny though and her acting isn't very good. She comes across like she is doing her stand up act with her mannerisms and such while everybody else on the show comes across as more natural.

    The overnights have the show sliding 24% from last week and its now losing 1 share off The Office... so yeah, its not going that well.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2011 #99 of 159
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    Well, I wouldn't lose any sleep over its demise. It is incredibly shallow and overly-mannered.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2011 #100 of 159
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    A report on Deadline Hollywood indicated that NBC was likely to give it's freshmen shows a little extra time before swinging the axe. They have a new head of programming, and the network is so far behind that the network may need to build up some good will among producers to get better shows in the future.

    Besides, if NBC is on the bottom, why not give these shows some time to see if they can work out the bugs and build an audience?
     

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