Ted Danson is the new Morpheus.
Oh, TBS. Despite the sporadic relief of Office re-runs and the less-awful-than-all-the-other-orginial-series-on-its-network My Boys, there's really no better way to slap a slogan like "Very Funny" in the face than with The Bill Engvall Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Frank TV and Everybody Loves Raymond re-runs. And now, as if those weren't bad enough, TBS has given the guy who helmed The Bill Engvall Show, The Drew Carey Show and George Lopez a sitcom starring Valerie Bertinelli, which is just unbelievable.
It certainly could get better, as I've only watched last night's pilot episode so far, and pilots generally mean very little, but man, that was so disappointing. I wanted to love it so much, based on the cast alone -- Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson -- and I even like the author the show is loosely based on, Jonathan Ames, perfectly fine. But this pilot was awful.
OK, before I thought of that title I was super-psyched about my favorite comedian, Zach Galifianakis, joining the HBO pilot Bored to Death, but now I just can't get over how hilarious the idea of his "Pretentious Illiterate" character playing the part of a "struggling comic book artist" would be. Sadly, that's not the case, but I'll take Zach any way I can get him (I even watched Tru Calling for him. Tru Calling! Zach himself didn't even watch that show!).