The Anti-David E. Kelley
NS: "Truth or Dare."
JA: I like, uh, "Eric Visits" and "Eric Visits Again." I like the "Eric Visits" Trilogy. We can all go upstairs and watch "Eric POV."
H: Do you watch much other TV?
H: Yeah, while I've got you on the topic of that time slot...how about that time slot?
JA: It's a hard time slot, because there's a lot of good shows on, other than The Chair.
H: John McEnroe hosting a game show, in eyeliner? That's not a good show?
JM: No, including The Chair.
JA: It's a good time slot and a hard time slot. Like, when Freaks & Geeks was on, it was up against Cops, so we could always say, "Oh, fuck Cops." But we can't really say that about those shows because they are really good shows that we watched before Undeclared came on.
H: Has there been any discussion of moving your show to a new time slot?
JA: No, and I don't think that'll happen this year. Every year, everything's up for grabs. What do I watch? We all watch Project Greenlight every week. We watch exactly what you think we would watch.
KB: A surprisingly large number of us still watch The Real World.
JA: I watched Temptation Island the other night and I felt very dirty. They figured out how to cast that show because every single person except one is cheating.
AR That's why it's so good. The first season was really boring because no one cheated.
KB: We've been addicted to Survivor here.
H: All the seasons? [He nods.] Wow. I gave up after season two.
JM: How does Smallville do on [TWoP]? I like that show.
H: Really? I haven't been able to get into it, but the recaps and forums are very popular. ["Actually it's insanely popular on the site. Like, rivalling Buffy." -- Wing Chun]
JM: He was in our pilot, Tom Welling.
JA: When he came in and read, we said, 'That guy's definitely going to be a giant star. We have nothing for him on our show, but he will be a huge star," and it happened instantly.