Happy 90210 Day, everybody! In today's news, SNL wants to be funny, Big Bang wants to be nerdy, and Glee wants to be embarrassingly unhip. All is right with the world.
There is very little I can say about the new ABC sitcom Romantically Challenged that hasn't already been said by the entire Internet. But here goes: Romantically Challenged is like a generic version of every sitcom ever written, with familiar settings, characters and even actors, but minus the high quality of writing that makes you want to continue to watch it for more than 30 seconds. It's as if it was designed to be a placeholder that plays in the background of other, more interesting shows -- similar to how, on 30 Rock, Liz Lemon's failed talk show opening appears on TV screens in Spanish-language telenovelas.
All Survivor and SNL, all the time.
Former Dawson's Creek cutie Katie Holmes made a big splash this week when it was announced that she'd be returning to the small screen in a guest role on Eli Stone. Her former co-star Joshua Jackson also landed a gig on the hopefully decent fall series Fringe. Not to even mention that practically the entire cast of 90210 is either heading back for the spinoff or adamantly denying that they are (they'll change their minds in a year.) Apparently everything old (well, 15 years old) is new again. Yay! Here are the ten people we'd really like to see back on the small screen in a nice juicy recurring role or guest gig.
Apparently Veronica Mars genius Rob Thomas wasn't totally crazy for leaving shoo-in hit 90210 to go work on a remake of his short-lived comedy Cupid. The romantic comedy, which stars the dreamy Bobby Cannavale and showkiller-in-desperate-need-of-a-hit Sarah Paulson (she of Studio 60, Leap of Faith, American Gothic and Deadwood), is Thomas's new twist on a guy who thinks he's cupid and the therapist who thinks he's nuts. It's now got a potential spot on the midseason lineup along with four other new shows.