Two themes dominate today's news selections: unreasonable (and in both cases, unwarranted) requests for more money and panel time, and the continuation of legitimately good television. Come now, you'll understand.
NBC has enlisted Bryan Fuller to reboot The Munsters into some unholy pilot being described as "True Blood meets Modern Family." Nice to see NBC trying to get out of last place by going back to what they're good at: reboots of 1960s television nobody asked for! And as much as we love Bryan Fuller... no. Just no. Besides the obvious, here are the reasons why all parties involved should reconsider this awful idea.
Strangely quite a bit of news this Thursday! Charlie Sheen's roast gets an MC, George Lopez's show gets cancelled, and The CW gets on the Glee train.
It's a night of 1,000 stars on TWoP News, as well as a night of 1,000 ideas for shows that couldn't have been made 30 years ago.
So last night's Heroes was the first one penned by Pushing Daisies' Bryan Fuller since Season 1, and while the episode was as strong as the occasionally strong episodes of this volume have been, the thing that really stood out for me was -- whoa, when did this show turn into a quip-a-second quipfest? It was like watching Buffy or something. The dialogue was so much different -- and so much better -- than it usually is, I almost had trouble focusing on the story. Was Season 1 like this? I can't remember, but for now I'm welcoming it as a very positive change. I bet the actors are thrilled to have non-stupid dialogue to say for the first time a long while. Also, Swoosie Kurtz was practically used as an extra, which is just unbelievable. Bryan Fuller is the man. My favorite quotes from last night, in no particular order:
I don't really know what to say about this other than it's awful and sad, and that since Angel is too heartbroken to write about it I thought I'd let you know about ABC's newest shitting on their own fans travesty. You see, episode 11 of Pushing Daisies Season 2 was supposed to air tonight, but Bryan Fuller has told Ausiello that it's been pulled from the schedule at the last minute (and replaced with last night's Scrubs reruns, no less), and that the remaining three episodes may never air at all. "They are not scheduled to air right now," he sighs, "and that's all we know." I mean wow. After the public outcry over the series' cancellation, why would they do this on top of that? So horrible. Almost as horrible as Private Practice. Which is still on every week. Yay.
So that's it, kids. Don't look for a new Pushing Daisies tonight, or ever, probably. So terrible. Like, what did Pushing Daisies do to ABC to justify this? Sleep with its wife or something? I can't deal with this. I'm going to go purchase a whimsical pie for Angel now and we're gonna eat through our pain. Leave some woe and/or pie ideas in the comments, li'l gumshoes.
Today's news may confirm the official takeover of reality TV, which is sad, but not as sad as Ed McMahon dying. It would be awkward to try to make any sort of joke now, so we'll just get straight to the news.