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Will Tim Allens new show bomb?


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#1 OFFLINE   SledgeHammer

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:54 AM

Tim Allens new TV show premieres tonight. Yeah, I'm as surprised as everybody else :D. I don't think I've seen *ANY* promotion for this show. I loved Home Improvement, but I don't think I've talked to anybody that even knows he has a new TV show, much less that its premiering tonight. I don't think I've even seen him on the late night talk shows. This thing could be the next Paul Reiser show. How long did that last? Was it 1 or 2 eps? Wanna say it was 1.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:58 AM

There's been a ton of promotion for the show. He was even on Monday Night Football last night pimping it.

If you liked Home Improvement you'll like this. He himself even says it's basically a "reboot" of Home Improvement. The only differences are that he now has 2 daughters instead of 2 sons and his character doesn't do a home improvement show, he works at Bass Pro Shops.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:00 AM

I have a good feeling about this one. If his Nancy Travis plays the same type of strong woman character she did in Becker, and Allen reprises "Tim", the chemistry should be good, IMHO.

Of course the writers will need to put funny words in their mouths. :)
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:01 AM

There's been a ton of promotion for the show. He was even on Monday Night Football last night pimping it.

If you liked Home Improvement you'll like this. He himself even says it's basically a "reboot" of Home Improvement. The only differences are that he now has 2 daughters instead of 2 sons and his character doesn't do a home improvement show, he works at Bass Pro Shops.


Lol... ah... I don't watch MNF, but on all the TV I do watch, I've seen zilch :).

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:04 AM

Lol... ah... I don't watch MNF, but on all the TV I do watch, I've seen zilch :).


You must not watch much on ABC or ESPN then. :lol:
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:19 AM

I've seen it promo'd a pretty good amount. I'm really hoping it is good, there's such a dearth of well written good comedies that don't rely on shock humor.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:43 AM

In general, the more a show is hyped, the less interested I am, and the more likely I consider it will bomb. New Girl is this season's exception for me. I enjoy both Mr. Allen and Ms. Travis quite a bit but I won't be watching this one. I just don't think it's going to go very far.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:45 AM

If you liked Home Improvement you'll like this. He himself even says it's basically a "reboot" of Home Improvement. The only differences are that he now has 2 daughters instead of 2 sons and his character doesn't do a home improvement show, he works at Bass Pro Shops.


He had 3 sons on "Home Improvement." :)

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:48 AM

Home Improvement, the cast then and now.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:55 AM

I'm not holding out much hope for this show...

While I'd LOVE for a good family comedy to do well, I just don't see it happening. Besides, it's very hard for an actor so familiar for his work on one popular comedy to do so again...

I must admit, I do love the scene where he and his character's younger daughter is messing with the oldest daughter. That's hilarious...

I'll miss Nancy Travis on "Hart of Dixie" (my favorite new show of the Fall season) though. :(

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:59 AM

You must not watch much on ABC or ESPN then. :lol:


You got me there :D. Most of what I watch (broadcast) is on CBS and one show on NBC. The rest is USA, TNT, WB, DISC and NGC.

Guess they wouldn't talk about an ABC show :).

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

In general, the more a show is hyped, the less interested I am, and the more likely I consider it will bomb. New Girl is this season's exception for me. I enjoy both Mr. Allen and Ms. Travis quite a bit but I won't be watching this one. I just don't think it's going to go very far.


Whitney was seriously overhyped, but if you can take loud, abrasive woman, its kind of funny... sometimes :). The closing scene last week cracked me up.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:02 AM

You got me there :D. Most of what I watch (broadcast) is on CBS and one show on NBC. The rest is USA, TNT, WB, DISC and NGC.

Guess they wouldn't talk about an ABC show :).


Most of the time, no... but there are weird exceptions.


I'm impressed you're still able to watch WB... :P;):D

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:03 AM

I'm not holding out much hope for this show...

While I'd LOVE for a good family comedy to do well, I just don't see it happening. Besides, it's very hard for an actor so familiar for his work on one popular comedy to do so again...

I must admit, I do love the scene where he and his character's younger daughter is messing with the oldest daughter. That's hilarious...

I'll miss Nancy Travis on "Hart of Dixie" (my favorite new show of the Fall season) though. :(

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I'll give it a try. I've got it on my DVR. Hart Of Dixie? Has that been cancelled? Wasn't it like the lowest rated show EVER?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:05 AM

I'm impressed you're still able to watch WB... :P;):D


I just watch 90210 on there... haha, yeah, its pretty bad this season, but you know... sometimes you gotta watch :sure:.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:26 AM

I'll give it a try. I've got it on my DVR. Hart Of Dixie? Has that been cancelled? Wasn't it like the lowest rated show EVER?


HoD has not been cancelled... yet, anyway. As I stated, it's my favorite new show of the season, so the odds of it being cancelled are obviously very good.

It was created by Josh Schwartz who created "The O.C.", "Chuck," "Gossip Girl", and stars Rachel Bilson ("The O.C.", "Chuck", etc.), Scott Porter ("Friday Night Lights", "The Good Wife", etc.), Jaime King ("Gary Unmarried", "Pearl Harbor", "Bulletproof Monk", "Sin City", etc.), Cress Williams ("Friday Night Lights", "Grey's Anatomy", "Prison Break", "Veronica Mars", "E.R.", "Close To Home", "Nash Bridges", "Beverly Hills, 90210", etc.), and Tim Matheson (everything).

Until last week's episode, Nancy Travis ("Last Man Standing") was a member of the cast (she bowed out due to LMS getting picked up).

The show has a very "Doc Hollywood" vibe... which is appealing to me, and somewhat interesting considering I learned the guy who was the inspiration for the movie is from this area.

I just watch 90210 on there... haha, yeah, its pretty bad this season, but you know... sometimes you gotta watch :sure:.


I watch a LOT of The CW (not 90210) programming, but I haven't seen The WB since it merged with UPN and became The CW! ;)

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:30 AM

Mrs. Fluffybear loved Home Improvement so we will at least give it a try.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:58 AM

I thinks its a smart move. Tim Allen has been away from the spotlight for a while now. I think its very good timing.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:05 PM

Didn't like Home Improvement, don't like Tim Allen.

I'm hoping it bombs.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:21 PM

I'll give it a try. I've got it on my DVR. Hart Of Dixie? Has that been cancelled? Wasn't it like the lowest rated show EVER?


CW doesn't do good ratings. Visit the TV show area here and look at Phrelin's show ratings thread for better information.

I have a good feeling about this one. If his Nancy Travis plays the same type of strong woman character she did in Becker, and Allen reprises "Tim", the chemistry should be good, IMHO.

Of course the writers will need to put funny words in their mouths. :)


I suspect it'll be good I have enjoyed both stars on TV and in the movies.

I'm not holding out much hope for this show...

While I'd LOVE for a good family comedy to do well, I just don't see it happening. Besides, it's very hard for an actor so familiar for his work on one popular comedy to do so again...

I must admit, I do love the scene where he and his character's younger daughter is messing with the oldest daughter. That's hilarious...

I'll miss Nancy Travis on "Hart of Dixie" (my favorite new show of the Fall season) though. :(

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I watched the episode last night from a earlier recording where she announced she was leaving in Glorious 720 x 480 SD Widescreen from my HDD equipped DVD Recorder. Overflow catcher from basic cable in Clear QAM. The quality looked pretty good too. recorded from the HD broadcast.

Maybe why they wrote her out was to go to this show?

Hopefully she didn't jump from good to bad.
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