See Nikita. See Nikita run. See Nikita shoot her gun and run some more.
Miss Hurley? Want to watch him be an expert on Alcatraz? Your very specific desire is in the process of being met!
More Andy! More Chelsea! More Devlin! More 30 Rock! More reality! More werewolves! More "celebrities"! The downside? Less Smits.
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.
More like The Walking Alives, am I right?
This show is hands down the biggest disappointment of the fall season. Not just because it is awful, which it is, but because I actually had high hopes due to its pedigree, which I guess makes me a fool. I even hoped that the additions of Robert Michael Morris and David Cross would help improve the unfunny pilot I screened earlier this summer. But no such luck. They didn't make things worse, but throwing more Arrested Development alumni into the mix only exacerbates the differences between that clever show and this subpar mess.
Fox's 2010-11 upfront presentation was a bit shorter than NBC's earlier today, but still just as tediously dull. After parading out the Fox talent and then letting Hugh Laurie act all appreciative, two bigwigs talked a lot about how people still watch TV and not just on the computer (yes, because couches are more comfortable than computer chairs). We were shown charts and graphs and heard talk of something called a "purchase funnel." Seriously dizzying. The event didn't really get interesting until Jane Lynch came out as Sue Sylvester and started making fun of Fox president of entertainment Kevin Reilly by poking fun at his weatherman looks and hair: "Last time I saw something that sweet and sticky it came with a free coffee and had jelly inside." After all that, it turned out that the network didn't have much new to show us... at least not for the fall (check the full calendar here). Still, some of what we did get to see definitely had promise.
It's that time of year when networks start picking up pilots! Exciting!