It's Emmy day, so it's kind of difficult to care about "other" news, at least until tomorrow, but I will do my best!
I tend to grade summer network programming on a curve. I'm not as harsh on these shows as I am with the fall lineup. Like Fox's Mental -- I made it through two episodes of the House wannabe. It's not the worst show I've ever seen, it just doesn't ever achieve what it's aiming for. So I figured I could make it through the two episodes of The Listener that aired on NBC last night, but I was wrong. I could barely make it through the first hour. Even with the very generous curve, this show still gets a failing grade.