You know how it seemed for many years there like Smallville would outlive us all? Well, it won't.
There are now more chances to watch Ghost Whisperer as Sci Fi makes plans to air the reruns. Yay? While I have been known to enjoy the show, and maybe even get a little misty at some of the family "reunions" (God, I'm so lame), nothing says Sci Fi Channel to me like reruns of the not-so-scary ghost show. Sure it has a supernatural element to it, but so did Out of this World and I would be horrified if Sci Fi started running that. Actually, I'd probably watch it, but I'd hate the idea of it in principle and I'd feel bad about myself. Actually, that's probably what will happen with Ghost Whisperer too. I guess I can't really blame Sci Fi for hopping on to the JLH boobalicious bandwagon. But if they were smart, they'd just run a loop of the episode that aired last week with Nikki Cox because it was totally freaky. Nikki's lips are enormous and oddly horrifying (the picture doesn't even come close to showing off their true ginormity). What was she thinking? She used to be cute on Las Vegas just last year. I guess when you kill your abusive father and go running off into hiding, the perfect disguise is lip plumping collagen or some sort of implants. Wait a second... did I just reveal that I watch both Ghost Whisperer AND Las Vegas in the same post. Someone should get me into TV therapy. Stat. Anyway, I'm so happy that Nikki Cox found work, even if it was conveniently on the same show that her husband happens to star on, but she really needs to tone down the lips, before she frightens small children.
With the season premiere of Lost offering us looks at two very different scenarios -- a safe plane landing and a post-bomb fallout life on the island - we got to thinking about what would have happened if some of our other shows had chosen different paths at key turning points. It might have improved their quality immeasurably, or at least kept them from going completely off the rails. Here are the alternate realities we wish we could've seen:
Mischa's back, but O'Malley is not. Another show jumps on the flash-forward bandwagon (no, it's not One Tree Hill for the 17th time), and Coldplay is going to be on The Simpsons! Keep reading for all the other reasons why it's not a horrible day to be TWoP News.
The recent news that The Shield creator Shawn Ryan is taking on showrunning duties over at Lie to Me next fall got us thinking that there are more than a few other series on the air that could benefit from a change behind the scenes. Here are ten other high-profile executive producers and the shows we'd love to see them take over.
Hello there, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Camryn Manheim, and everyone else involved in Ghost Whisperer (except for Jamie Kennedy),
I've been a loyal watcher of this show since it started (and I'm not even nearly as embarrassed about that fact as I should be). I've stood by as you killed off Aisha Tyler. I suffered when Jay Mohr left (admittedly not your fault since he got that new sitcom gig). I tried to let Jamie Kennedy grow on me, even though I really can't stand him or his whiny character. I was skeptical when you killed off Melinda and then brought her back to life. I've watched the entirety of JLH's alternately bizarre and revealing parade of fashion. I went with you on some really weird story arcs. In fact, I don't think I've ever missed an episode.
There have always been two kinds of supernatural shows on TV: those that were trying to be funny, like I Dream of Jeannie and Big Wolf on Campus, and those that were trying to be scary, like The Twilight Zone and Friday the 13th: The Series. Some straddled the line, managing both with equal skill, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Supernatural manages to be pretty scary most of the time, but many shows have aimed for scary and fallen horribly short. Here are a few of the most egregious examples.
Kill me now... wait, don't do it because then Jennifer Love Hewitt would want to talk to me and then I might have to be in the proximity of Jamie Kennedy and I so can't handle that in life or the afterlife. I am not ashamed (OK, not that ashamed) of the fact that I watch Ghost Whisperer regularly. In fact, I've been trying to figure out what the mysterious ending was really all about. Now Jay Mohr, who I find amusing and kind of charming, is heading off for the inoffensive and generic new series Project Gary (at least based on the pilot I saw) and taking his place is Jamie Kennedy. Ugh. Mohr had been sort of comic relief on the show as a professor and sounding board who listened to Melinda's wacky ramblings and advised her on otherworldly creatures. Once Mohr's character heads off on "sabbatical" (aka his new sitcom) Kennedy will fill his shoes as a grad student who presumably has an affinity for the supernatural. Unless he's undead, this is not cool. I find Kennedy's shtick uninteresting and usually avoid him, but to see him regularly on a show that is a guilty pleasure of mine sort of makes watching just guilty and less of a pleasure. I at least hope that they can find a way to tone him down... if at all humanly possible. Or kill him off and have Melinda cross him over to the other side. That I would enjoy watching.
It's been an incredibly busy week, so why not wind down with today's TWoP news?
With the lull in new shows and exciting TV drama this summer, many shows are getting renewed and making an appearance with a new season come fall. Find out which shows will make their way back to the screen -- even Futurama, a show once cancelled, is also making a comeback.