It's cancelling time!
The Happy Endings gang in... well, happier times.
Well, this is just a bit of a slap in the face to anyone who wants to work in television.
Instead of leading off with Jimmy Kimmel to get us warmed up and excited about these new shows, ABC's upfront presentation jumped right in, so Jimmy didn't come out to make the obligatory gay/British jokes about his new boss Paul Lee until halfway through the event. Actually, thirty minutes in was perfect timing for him because that was about when I become fairly horrified with the new crop of shows. But even Kimmel seemed off his game, making easy jokes about CBS ("More people die watching CBS than any other network") and NBC ("they'll be selling their ads on Groupon this year") and Fox's X-Factor ("It's like American Idol meets a mirror"). He did get in some decent cracks about the upfronts in general: "Remember those shows that we were so excited about last fall? We cancelled all of them... and yet here you are again. We think you might have a gambling problem." Not unfunny, but he was better in previous years. As for the network's gobs and gobs of new shows? They've been better in years past, too. There wasn't a single one that blew me away or cracked me up the way that Lost or Modern Family had done at first glance.
The network upfronts are upon us.
More work for former Panthers!
Are you part of the age group that only knows Tim Allen as the voice of Buzz Lightyear? Has the name Jonathan Taylor Thomas never sent you into a screaming frenzy? Then you are probably too young to remember a little show called Home Improvement. For you and you alone, Allen's new series Last Man Standing might seem like an original and entertaining idea. But for those who witnessed people treating JTT like that generation's Bieber and saw Pam Anderson get her start as a Tool Time girl, this program will seem oddly familiar. Mostly because it is almost exactly that show, with just a few minor changes. Now, there's "the Internet," kids!
Looks like Ryan Lochte is more interested in romance than Bromance.
Americans seem to be much more uncomfortable with accents than I ever would've thought...
If you thought you were the only one who didn't tune in for the 66th Annual Tony Awards, it turns out that no one else checked them out, either.