Just wondering -- what is ABC thinking? Why is this multi-camera comedy that feels, tonally, like something quickly cancelled from the late '90s on ABC, airing on the same night when Modern Family and Cougar Town are doing something much more sophisticated and worthwhile? Why is this throwback even on TV? And why is so much good talent being wasted on it? I thought ABC was past this. Hell, even The Middle, bad as it is, looks and sounds like it's from this decade. What is the meaning of this?
After only two episodes, Fox has cancelled Lone Star, making it the official first casualty of the fall 2010 season. It's a sad, but unsurprising move on Fox's part, considering the obvious fact that Lone Star -- a slow, more-intelligent-than-Glee (not that there's anything wrong with Glee) adult drama -- belonged anywhere but on network television. But let's buck up and move on to the important question: who should be next? What else is just so terrible, or so poorly scheduled, or just plain misplaced that it should be put out of its misery next? In ascending order, here are the new shows that most need to be cancelled, and the alternate networks where they could have lived long, happy, minimum-ratings-pressure lives.
Looks like it's still all Idol, all the time...
The Voice's first season just ended, which means now it's time for record deals, tours and contract renewals.