Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What Might Be Cancelled

Although none of the new shows have aired yet, I am going to guess at what shows, new and old, will be cancelled in the next season. In case you are wondering, it will be a big overestimation and I'm not saying that I want any of them to be cancelled. I could be wrong about all of them. I will also list the reason why I think it might get cancelled.

NBC: The Playboy Club- viewers will be turned off. Grimm- critics hate it and that always kills a show. Smash- people will think it a rip-off of Glee and not tune in. (While we are on this subject, how often does NBC come up with a different verision of a show from another network?) Awake- viewers will find it too confusing. Harry's Law- changing half the cast won't go over well. The Office- change in main character not accepted. Chuck is ending.

FOX: The New Girl- live action sitcom on FOX. You do that math. I Hate My Teenage Daughter- same exact reason and title of the show. Allen Gregory- Nobody will care about this random show. Terra Nova- simply too great for television. Alcatraz- sci-fi on FOX doesn't turn out so well. Napoleon Dynamite- nobody will care. House- could be some issues I've heard about but life could continue on NBC. The X Factor- too much of the same. Bones- just jumped the shark. Fringe- FOX hates the Friday 8:00 time slot.

ABC: Man Up- sexist. Revenge- not enough viewers. ABC hates that time slot. Pan Am- nobody will watch. America's Funniest Home Videos- why is this still on? Desperate Housewives is ending.

CBS: A Gifted Man- Friday night time slot. The 2.2- midseason replacement on CBS. You do the math. The Good Wife- fans fail to catch on. CSI: Miami- CBS hates this time slot. Expect another of the four major networks to pick it up immediately. Two and a Half Men- cast change. Mike and Molly- fans won't stay. NCIS: Los Angeles- not enough people like it compared to NCIS. If cancelled NBC would pick it up in a heartbeat. CSI- different main character, again. I still think that ABC, NBC, or FOX would still find faith in it. CSI: New York- Friday night time slot. As with the others, they'll be some competition for it if it is in fact cancelled. Rules of Engagment- Saturday? Really?

CW: Gossip Girl- its time will come. H8R- reality show on the CW. You do the math. Nikita- Friday night time slot. Supernatural- same problem. One Tree Hill is ending unless the series finale gets high ratings pushing the network to renew it for another season. (Sounds stupid, I know, but it has actually happened.)

Thursday, August 18, 2011


While I won't be watching all the new shows that will be coming out soon, I figure that I might as well let you know my opinions on some of them before I actually see them. Most of them are really antipated, but will they get the ratings they need to survive? Will see, but until then, I'll just review the idea of them. Here they are:

Grimm (on NBC at 8:00 Central on Fridays): I think that I will watch this show even though it might not fare \well. It is up against two other supernatural themed shows: Fringe and Supernatural. The show is about a protector of fairy tales having to save some from evil when they escape somehow and honestly sounds like an episode of Charmed turned into a series. I'll have to see if it is different or not.

Smash (currently unscheduled on NBC): Sounds like an alternative to (some may say rip-off of) Glee where you'll never have to worry about the cast graduating. But the question is, will people watch it if a show like it is already on? It is about a Broadway Show trying to be successful and how it will work. I think I will watch it to see if it is good.

Awake (currently unscheduled on NBC): A man wakes up in different worlds: one where his wife is dead and another where his son is dead. If you can keep the stories straight, it might be a good show or it could get lost in the suffle as most midseason replacements do.

The New Girl (on FOX at 8:00 Central on Tuesdays): Glee is the lead-in to a show with Zoey Deschannel as the main character. It is a sitcom and I may just watch it because of the lead actress meaning that I think that the show could fall apart without her. I don't quite understand what it is about yet, but I'll wait and see. Normally, FOX only has one good live-action sitcom a season and nothing to pair it with. Will this work?

Allen Gregory (on FOX at 7:30 Central on Sundays): Part of animation domination, I don't understand what it is about or if anyone even cares. It appears to be based off of or inspired by something else but probably isn't. Apparently a kid genius wants to be normal, but I don't think it will grab audiences. If it does, it is only because of the crap that people like that tends to be on FOX.

Terra Nova (on FOX at 7:00 Central on Mondays): This could be the start of a brand new television style or the most expensive mistake for a network in television history. It is probably the biggest potential hit of the new season and more money has already been poured into it than most other shows combined.  Will it be too good for television or a never-ending sci-fi hit? It is even given the opening time slot and most new shows are never on then. The only flaw of this show where people far into the future go back into the beginning of time to save humanity is that it is on FOX.

Alcatraz (midseason replacement on FOX): Another great sounding show that is probably doomed from the start based on the network it is on. It is a supernatural show where people from an infamous prision that few people have heard of and fewer still care about but still might be worth watching escape and are hunted down by the good guys.

The Finder (midseason replacement on FOX): Two words: Bones spin-off. That's all you need to know if you want to watch this or not.

Napoleon Dynamite (midseason replacement on FOX): Another future part of animation domination, if you actually liked the movie this could be good, but I think that it will be cancelled as soon as it appears.

Most, if not all, of ABC's new sitcoms seem sexist and don't deserve a further mention.

Charlie's Angels (on ABC at 7:00 Central on Thursdays): This is a remake of a popular show. I don't know what the big deal is but I'm sure some people will like it.

Once Upon a Time (on ABC at 7:00 Central on Sundays): Certain fairytales enter the real world and it is nothing like Enchanted. It might be good, but I don't see too much promise in ABC's new shows.

Pan Am (on ABC at 9:00 Central on Sundays): Brothers and Sisters's replacement is a show set in the past about female stewardess. The name is very off putting as most people don't know what Pan Am is and it looks like it will present these women in a more sexual light than a positive one.

Missing (midseason on ABC): I don't fully understand what this is about and can thus only judge it by its title. Will it be just about one missing person for the series or will there finally be a replacement for Without a Trace?

2 Broke Girls (on CBS at 7:30 Central on Mondays): The replacement for last seasons Mad Love and $#*! My Dad Says, this show is about, well, two broke girls, one of them who was rich and one who never was. It doesn't sound that good but CBS needs to keep its mind open with comedies because of the impending doom known as Two and a Half Men.

How to Be a Gentleman (on CBS at 7:30 Central on Thursdays): This is the brand-new show that put Rules of Engagement on Saturdays because CBS couldn't pass on it. I don't know, however, if the risk will pay off.

Unforgettable (on CBS at 9:00 Central on Tuesdays): No, this is not about a California Girl (although it could be, I don't know where the show is set), but it is about a cop who can medically forget nothing. It could work although most shows like this on network television tend to be cancelled. Maybe they'll downplay the whole not forgetting anything element to a small dose so it is as normal as possible.

A Gifted Man (on CBS at 7:00 Central on Fridays): The replacement to The Defenders and CHAOS, this show is about a doctor who is urged by the ghost of a former dead lover to help people at a different hospital so he can save lives. Will it fail like Medium and Ghost Whisper eventually did or will it catch on despite an unfavorable time slot?

Person of Interest (on CBS at 8:00 Central on Thursdays): Perhaps the most annicipated new drama on CBS, it replaces Medium and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. In the spirit of Minority Report, it shows the potential killer or victim of a crime to try to save them. CSI's old time slot might help it out some but it's a matter of time before we see if it is as big as they say it is.

Hart of Dixie (on the CW at 9:00 Eastern on Mondays): A doctor heads to the south. The network doesn't make it look that interesting but it could be, not that it needs really good ratings to stay around.

Ringer (on the CW at 9:00 Eastern on Tuesdays): I don't fully understand what this show is except that it involves identical twins and stolen identity and could have been on CBS if they had room for it.

The Secert Circle (on the CW at 9:00 Eastern on Thursdays): With the Vampire Diaires acting as the lead-in, this show by the original book author of the Vampire Diaires is about witchs and seems to be a more teen-centered version of Charmed. Maybe it will be the next Supernatural when the time comes.

The X Factor on Fox is a reality singing show. I don't think they need another one when they already have one, I guess they just don't want to be outdone by other networks attempt at a show. Could The Singoff and The Voice be frightening Fox?

H8R on the CW is about people who hate different celebrities meeting them. People who like this stuff probably don't have a life and it will probably fail because no CW reality show tends to do that well.

Well, that's my update for now. I'll come back later when I've actually seen some of this to tell you my first impressions and later, my full reviews.