And the cancellations begin! As much as I've been enjoying weecapping My Own Worst Enemy
for all you nice people, not to mention watching Christian Slater do some sexy kung fu movies every week, quite often shirtless, after the way the show dropped off in entertainment value since the pilot, I'm fine with it being canceled
. At this point, it's unclear whether Monday's episode will be pulled from the schedule, or if NBC will decide to show the remaining five that have been shot. Either way, the series has wrapped for good after shooting only nine episodes, due to crap ratings. Sigh, I will miss seeing Christian Slater every week. Can we work on getting him a better series, Hollywood? Now, on to Lipstick Jungle
Ruh roh! The bell is about to toll
for Lipstick Jungle
. Or so says an anonymous NBC exec, who intimates that the CBS show Numb3rs
, which shares the same Friday night time slot, is murdering LJ
ratings-wise. Is it because the target demo (upwardly mobile gays and ladies in their mid-thirties to fifties) are out getting their Cosmos on during LP
's 10 PM Friday slot while all the Mathletes sit at home watching Numb3rs
and playing WoW?
The things I do because of my undying love of Mary Tyler Moore. I mean, I haven't watched Lipstick Jungle since the pilot and now here I am watching it early (before it starts on Sept. 24th) because I want to get a glimpse of MTM in action. She's looking quite botoxed (a substance which this episode taught me has some other interesting uses). The season premiere starts out with the three women giggling at at funeral (much like the most famous episode of Mary Tyler Moore in which Mary herself starts laughing uncontrollably at the funeral service for the station's resident clown). That's where the similarities end. The show isn't that terrible. It's just not my cup of tea. I already watched all of Sex and the City, I can't commit to another show just like it but less funny. But every once and a while it is nice to watch a show that is so uncomplicated that you can just jump into it without really much knowledge of it at all and completely follow the plot and storyline. It's like a soap opera. I don't plan on watching again... well, except for the episodes with Mary. Then I'm under fan obligation to sit through them.
It was a tough day when we found out that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the verge of getting axed because not enough people are watching it. Quality-wise, there are way worse shows on TV that deserve to get cut first. We're celebrating the timely demise of Do Not Disturb (although it's still baffling how it got on the air in the first place), but here are some others that should hit the road... and fast.
twop 10 shows that should be cancelled before Terminator
, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
, gary unmarried
, hole in the wall
, lipstick jungle
, one tree hill
, private practice
, til death
, TWoP 10
, Worst Week
Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, the ladies who penned 10 Things I Hate About You
, Legally Blonde
and The House Bunny
, are currently developing a series with ABC
about their creative process, friendship and, as ABC Studios (hilariously) puts it, their "(mis)adventures in Hollywood." I'd have gone all out and said "(miss adventures)" instead to really drive the point home, but that's just me. Apparently the creative process they speak of is some crazy champagne-and-therapy marathon, which sounds simultaneously awesome, teary, and expensive, which... kind of sounds like it would make a great series? Am I crazy, or does this thing actually sound good? Let's get into it.
Mary Tyler Moore, that's who! The fabulous Ms. Moore will hopefully be pulling a Heather Locklear by joining the cast of Lipstick Jungle
for several episodes. No, not the one with Lucy Liu. This is the other kind of vapid girl power show that debuted a few months back with Brooke Shields. In fact, Moore is going to be Brooke's new mommy. Wonder what Tom Cruise will have to say about that. The spunky star is a high-powered exec of some sort who will be giving her "you can have it all studio honcho daughter" a hard time. Hmm ... can't be any worse than Mary's old co-star Lou Grant being wasted on the promising, but disappointing Studio 60
as a high powered network executive. Maybe she'll be like Sally Field on Brothers and Sisters
and completely make this show worth watching. Or maybe not. But for her "multi-episode arc" I will actually be forcing myself to tune into this series, which I guess is probably the whole point of getting her to play this role.