Looks like 10.1 million people have "It's Jess!" stuck in their heads, too.
Lately, the news has been filled with reports of pilot episodes for new series getting ordered by all of the major networks, not to mention basic and premium cable channels. And while it's presumptuous to form opinions about them based on little more than a one-sentence description, once you factor in casting news and who the writer and director are, you start to get a pretty good idea of what to expect. Not counting shows still in the scripting stage, or shows that already have a series commitment, here are some of the best- and worst-sounding pilots being developed -- although since they get added and dropped frequently, this may not be fully accurate for long. (Generic-sounding romantic comedies and family dramas get a bye this round, because it's hard to muster strong feelings about them, but we'll revisit them if and when they make it to series.)
Somebody save Charlie's Angels! The classic TV series is in the process of being rebooted, with former Smallville honchos Al Gough and Miles Millar at the helm. In addition, they'll be taking over writing duties now that Sarah Connor Chronicles writer Josh Friedman has left the show. Which means the fate of the Angels will be solely decided by, not Charlie, but by the men who brought us Shanghai Noon. We'd be more worried if we hadn't already had our expectations for the series lowered by the last two Drew Barrymore Angels movies (she's an exec producer on the show, BTW). In light of Smallville and the two movies, here are some things we'd like Gough and Millar to keep in mind as they reinvigorate the franchise.
Lost is over, but there's still plenty of TV news to read. Optimism!
Guess who's back.
ABC's new Charlie's Angels isn't the worst remake that we've ever seen (we're still leaning towards Knight Rider for that dishonor), it's not exactly what you'd call Emmy-bait (though it isn't trying to be), it doesn't have the most attractive cast on TV (Vampire Diaries probably wins that one) and it definitely doesn't have the most kick-ass girl action scenes (we tip our hat to Nikita ), but with all that said, it's not the worst show to premiere this fall. It isn't even that bad when all is said and done. It's just that it falls in the unfortunate position of being average -- not great, not appallingly awful, just there. And unless it garners some Big Bang Theory-style ratings, it probably won't be there for long.
Looks like it's going to be another season of reality TV cast members and washed-up singers on Dancing With the Stars!
It might be the strangest casting mash-up of two TV shows ever...
Looks like Simon Cowell isn't the master judge he thought he was.
We're almost at Friday. Here's some news to keep you busy 'til then...