Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fall Shows 2017 Part 1

Here are my reviews of this, the first batch of new fall shows that are airing in 2017. I will get to the next batch sometime later. I hope that I have enough of this here, but just know that TV is getting to be too weird with how it does schedules so it might be a while until part 2 arrives. You will see more updates on primetime schedules in the meantime until the next part and the ones after. Now that I’ve made you really confused, let’s get to part 1 of these reviews, which will probably be a whole lot more than what part 2 will have.

The Orville: Show Description- I don’t know that much about it right now. I just know that there is a crew in space with different things going on. Behind the Scenes- Seth McFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, and various other shows, is the creator and stars in this one, which is a bit odd since I think this is a drama and not a comedy. My Thoughts- This is different as it tries to address current day topics in a new way while adding its own creation and stuff. I’ll have to see more of it to know how I feel, but I think that it is good enough to keep watching for now at least. Hopefully I'll understand more what it is about later. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This looks likely to stay around for now. Where to Find- On FOX at 9/8 Central on Thursdays

The Good Doctor: Show Description- A young doctor with autism starts working with other doctors and has to overcome stigma. Behind the Scenes- This is created by the same person who created House. One can wonder why it took so long for him to do a new show again. My Thoughts- Since I have autism, I feel that putting it front and center in this or any show means that they have to tread carefully. Based on what I’ve seen thus far, this show looks pretty good although I might not keep watching if I do not like how the main character is portrayed in the future. I give it five out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This is getting good ratings for now so it will stay for as long as that lasts. I'd say this will be here for a while. Where to Find- On ABC at 10/9 Central on Mondays

Me, Myself, and I: Show Description- This is the story of a person’s life at three different stages, old, middle aged, and young. It replaces 2 Broke Girls. Behind the Scenes- Bobby Monahan from Saturday Night Live plays the middle version of the main character. My Thoughts- Well, I think that its main flaw is presenting itself as a comedy when it would work better as a drama. I do still think that it is a good show outside of that and worth watching. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This is likely to stay around, for the moment at least. Where to Find- On CBS at 9:30/8:30 Central on Mondays

Young Sheldon: Show Description- A spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, it features Sheldon Cooper at a younger age. One can wonder why they didn’t call it Evolution Theory. It replaces The Great Indoors. Behind the Scenes- Jim Parson, who plays adult Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, is the narrator of this show. My Thoughts- This looks like it could be interesting but doesn’t seem to have the same type of appeal that The Big Bang Theory does. It doesn’t seem as funny as one would want it. But it does seem interesting. I give it four out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- It could stay, but we won’t know for sure until it is airing at a regular time. Where to Find- It is not on at the moment, but in November, it will be on CBS at 8:30/7:30 Central on Thursdays right about The Big Bang Theory airs.

Law & Order: True Crime: Show Description- It is about a real crime committed by two abused brothers against their abusive parents. Other seasons will probably have different crimes. Behind the Scenes- This has Josh Charles who used to star on The Good Wife. My Thoughts- It can seem good in some ways, but it has problems too. For one, it seems to do too much at once by trying to cover all the angles. Also, the plot is very grim, grimmer than SVU even. But it does address serious concepts. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This could stay around, but only if the network doesn’t just see it as a limited thing. Where to Find- On NBC at 10/9 Central on Tuesdays

SEAL Team: Show Description- This show is about those in a team of Navy seals and their adventures. It replaces Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Behind the Scenes- The main male lead from Bones is the star of this show. My Thoughts- It seems pretty good based on what I saw of it thus far. I hope that we get more layered characters in the future. But it makes the military look good and delves into some of the mention issues they might face. I give it four out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This is doing well in the ratings at the moment. Where to Find- On CBS at 9/8 Central on Wednesdays

Wisdom of the Crowd: Show Description- A person creates technology to help ordinary people solve crimes. It is currently replacing Elementary only that show will be back at some point. Behind the Scenes- There’s nothing to add here this time just yet. My Thoughts- It seemed good and interesting enough. It tries to be different, although it can see like the same old type of crime show. Also, it seems like CBS is trying to recreate Person of Interest in a way with this. But it is nice how it presents a different way of having people solve a crime. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This could last longer. Where to Find- On CBS at 8/7 Central on Sundays unless delayed until later due to sports.

Marvel’s Inhumans: Show Description- A royal family of inhumans get lost on earth and there are issues with people’s lives and powers. Behind the Scenes- This is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and might link with Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. in different ways. I’d be a bit concerned that this might be the network’s attempt at replacing the other show. Also, this was originally going to be just a movie before they made it into a show. My Thoughts- It seems pretty good in terms of quality. It might seem all over the place in terms of writing, though. It also could use some work on character development and the fish out of water concept. Still, there is enough interesting things in here for me at least. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This seems like it could last for now. It might not should there not be a more long term plan with it in the future. Where to Find- On ABC at 9/8 Central on Fridays

The Gifted: Show Description- Set in a world with X-men, a family finds themselves on the run with the help of other fugitive mutants. Behind the Scenes- This is inspired by the X-men comic strip. This also stars Amy Acker who was in Person of Interest and various other shows. My Thoughts- This is pretty good and pretty interesting. It’s only flaw might be needing to slow down a bit and not focus on too much at once like it has been doing. I give it four out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This looks like it will last for now. Where to Find- On FOX at 9/8 Central on Mondays

9JKL: Show Description- A man lives in an apartment building right next to other family members of his leading to wild antics as usual. It currently replaces Man with a Plan, only that show will at some point. Behind the Scenes- The main star of this show who is also the showrunner based this off of part of his own life. This also stars Liza Lapira who starred in NCIS, Dollhouse, Traffic Light, Super Fun Night, Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23, Battle Creek, and Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, among other things. My Thoughts- This has about all the bad stuff that you would typically find in a sitcom like amoral characters. The writing and acting could use some work. Still, it seems good enough most of the time. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- It might last for now. I’d be concerned, though, if you are a fan of this once it loses its lead-in of The Big Bang Theory, although it could change nothing. Where to Find- On CBS at 8:30/7:30 Central on Mondays

Ten Days in the Valley: Show Description- A woman’s daughter goes missing and we spend time with everyone related to her life in a period of ten days. Behind the Scenes- The star of The Closer is the star of this show as well. My Thoughts- It is pretty good and interesting, but it does run the risk of being too mysterious at times. I give it four out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This will not last. Where to Find- On ABC at 10/9 Central on Sundays

Ghosted: Show Description- Two men work with a paranormal investigation agency. Behind the Scenes- This has Adam Scott from Parks and Recreation as one of the main stars. My Thoughts- This is clearly a buddy cop TV show with a supernatural twist. Despite it having half of an overused premise as a plot, it can be pretty interesting at times. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- This is doing well at the moment. Where to Find- On FOX at 8:30/7:30 Central on Sundays


Well, things got a bit crazy on my end in terms of what I could end up watching due to various problems and issues that should hopefully be solved right now. You should see some of what I was unable to review this time around in the next part of these posts. To be continued…

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Back to School Commercials 2017

I’m wondering if I should do a post like this for political commercials. I doubt that I could keep it straight from this and the Christmas ones, but I should do something since I had to put up with them since June for a primary that wouldn’t happen until March. That doesn’t mean that these commercials weren’t bad. They started on July 11th, 2017. Then they increased from there.

In 2014, the official count of back to school commercials before Independence Day is 1. The official count before August is 48. The official count before September is 158. The official total of the whole year is 170. In 2015, the official count of back to school commercials before Independence Day is 0. The official count before August is 44. The official count before September is 125. The official total of the whole year is 136. In 2016, the official count of back to school commercials before Independence Day is 1. The official count before August is ~61. The official count before September is ~261. The official total of the whole year is 286.

In 2017, the official count of back to school commercials before Independence Day is 0. The official count before August is ~68. The official count before September is 219. The official total of the whole year is 234.


Well, there isn’t much else to do in this post except come up with this ending to this post. I don’t know when to stop counting them for sure going into this post so I’ll probably wait until the end of October, but I don’t think that there would be that many after September ends anyways so I might just end it there. I don’t know when you’ll see this. But if you are reading this, you are seeing it now.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

SNL Drinking Game

Well, for various reasons, I'm not able to do a different post of this blog at the moment. So I'm coming up with another drinking game as well. Also, my laptop is having loading issues and they might not get resolved at a good time. Until something is known for sure, you'll never know if these updates will continue as they would normally otherwise. I'm thinking of getting the issues checked out on Monday if I can. Anyways, this is a list of reasons to take a shot while otherwise watching Saturday Night Live (SNL). Remember that drinking games are always played at one's own risk. When would one drink while watching it?

Drink every time someone breaks character, drink at every cameo, drink every time the audience cheers, drink at every live goof, drink if the sketch involves all or nearly all of the black cast, drink if they do political commentary instead of actual jokes, drink during a one joke sketch every time that one joke is used, and drink if you didn't find a whole segment funny or good in any way.

Monday, October 2, 2017

How I Decide What Shows to Watch Live and Record for Later

You may know from reading the reviews I post in this blog and various other posts that I have a way of watching many different shows all at once. I once could do four shows at once with two VCRs that could record stuff, a TV tuner that could record something, and a show to watch live as it airs. The whole process can be complicated and I gave you a hint of this life in a post entitled a week in the life of a TV junkie. So how do I decide what gets watched or recorded on what format? Well, things are always subject to change, but I figured that I might as well mention all the various rules I have about it.

Before I go too far, I should say that things are subject to change in the format that I use as things go along. What I do some of the time, I don’t do all of the time. Each day and week is different than the next and that is why I never know for sure what is happening. Plus, I have to record things for someone else which can be bothersome at times.

Normally, what I watch live is considered a priority one show. What I record on my laptop is considered a priority two show. What I record on tape is considered a priority three show. Anything that conflicts with them that I like but decide not to watch sometimes due to that many good things being on at once is a priority four show. There has not yet been a priority five show. If there are good things on each network all at the same time, that is rare and doesn’t always happen. Even then, there is likely some show that I don’t care enough about to watch even if I do like it.

Starting out, the shows that I would watch would be whatever has been on longest is watched live, the second longest is on my laptop, the third longest or shortest amount of time would be on tape. This isn’t always the case going on. For one, I try to avoid reruns, but I can’t always do that every time. Also, I only avoid reruns if I have seen it because I can miss episodes a lot. I also want to give priority to special episodes which may only count as season finales.

There tends to be a gap between when I record something on tape and when I watch it as unless I am really far behind on them. That is why any show I have not seen most not be put on tape since I want to know then and there if I like it or not. This could affect the recording schedule. Also, if something is on instead of the usual programming, I tend to ignore it unless I have nothing else to watch.

It can be hard to keep track of some shows. If I know that one is ending or could end, I try to watch the last episode live instead of recording it. I do have to record some on tape at times and do this by choice at times. If I can’t see something live, I record what I can although I can’t record everything. Sometimes I can’t watch anything at all even if I am at home all day.

One of the things that I have changed in the rules is keeping up with the ratings of shows. This means that if I know a show could be ending, I can avoid putting it on tape if and when possible. Now new shows are more likely to get cancelled than most existing shows. This means that even shows that I like more or have been on longer can get put on tape instead. Another thing that I have to worry about is reception problems with channels where I live and I might have to avoid putting these shows on my laptop due to these problems.


Honestly, I don’t know what else there is to say regarding it. I could do a log about it for this blog, but I don’t think that it is worth anyone’s time, not even mine. I watch what I watch when I can watch it. I don’t watch what I can’t see whenever it is that I can’t see it. I watch too much TV. I don’t watch what doesn’t come in as that isn’t worth anyone’s time. I try to avoid watching things online whenever I can as a lot of network’s websites’ aren’t reliable. I hope that they can change that as I know that someone reads this blog, although it probably isn’t always the same person. At least I don’t do this for nothing. I’ll be back with new posts at some point in time and if I do wind up on an odd hiatus for any reason, then I hope to be back by the next month sometime.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Reviews of Shows that Began in 2004

Once again, I feel the urge to review shows that started before the start of this blog. Admittedly, this may contain reviews I’ve already mentioned before in a different way. I have my reasons for picking this year instead of other years. I don’t know if it is worth telling you why. I also don’t know if I should say why I’m doing this when I did the shows that ended in 2007 earlier this year. You might not see the next set next year, but you should at some point. I might as well get started with these reviews.

CSI: New York: Show history- It was the third installment of CSI franchise that ran for nine seasons, the shortest run of the franchise at the time. What’s it about- Basically, people solved crimes while using different investigative techniques. Why I’ve seen it- I slowly got into this when I realized that I might as well watch this since I watched CSI: Miami at the time. My viewing habits- I got into this late but stayed with it until the very end. Where it aired- It was on CBS its entire run. What I liked about it- It wasn’t as gruesome as other shows in the franchise. Things about it were straightforward and not confusing. What I didn’t like about it- The recurring storylines weren’t always that good. More thoughts on it- This is probably the best show in the CSI franchise (not counting anything connected by crossover). I felt that this probably had the best of the plots of all of the franchise. Current fate- It is probably in syndication on different cable networks, although I don’t know for sure. The show ended a while back after a move to Fridays brought lower ratings. DVD suggestion- I would get this and hope that I can in the future over time. Grade: B+.

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Show history- I don’t know much about its history. What’s it about- There is a house for imaginary friends which actually exist when a child creates them and we see the adventures of these creatures and the few humans in their life. Why I’ve seen it- It looked good to me and it was back when I still watched children’s shows which isn’t a surprise as I was still in grade school back in 2004. My viewing habits- I saw what I could of this, although it wasn’t as much as I would like as a lot of it aired on cable which I don’t get. Where it aired- I mostly watched it on Kids WB. It also aired on Cartoon Network. What I liked about it- The show was inventive and quirky. There wasn’t much bad to it. What I didn’t like about it- Not all of the plots worked well and it can seem dumb at points. More thoughts on it- I thought that it was pretty good for its genre, although it wasn’t as educational as it otherwise could have been. Current fate- I don’t know if this still airs in reruns or if it is on DVD either. DVD suggestion- If this is out, I might get it were I not wanting too many other things. Grade: B.

The Batman: Show history- It aired as part of Kids WB. What’s it about- This is another animated version of Batman, one seeming more serious than others. Why I’ve seen it- I was never that into it, but I did watch sometimes as I wasn’t interested in other shows at the time. My viewing habits- I saw random episodes of this here and there but never cared much about it. Where it aired- This was part of Kids WB for its whole run. What I liked about it- It had recurring plots to keep you interested. What I didn’t like about it- It seemed darker than it needed to be and was too strange at times. It didn’t keep my interest as much as I would have liked it to. More thoughts on it- This was probably good, but I wasn’t interested at the time in it to care that much about it. Current fate- I don’t know if this airs on any network now and would be surprised if it did. DVD suggestion- It would work for some people, but I don’t think that I personally would get it. Grade: C.

Maya & Miguel: Show history- It aired for a while on PBS Kids as part of their then new PBS Kids Go programming block. What’s it about- A Hispanic brother and sister have mostly normal adventures with their friends of different races. Why I’ve seen it- I was interested enough to give it a chance. My viewing habits- I saw what I could of this when it was on. Where it aired- It was on PBS kids for its run. What I liked about it- Most shows don’t focus on multiculturalism so it was cool to see this show. Maya always tried to help people even if it wasn’t always with good results. What I didn’t like about it- The episodes seemed too long all the time and some of it wasn’t as realistic as it should have been. More thoughts on it- I liked this show, but probably not more than most other shows that I saw on PBS kids. Current fate- It lasted a mostly short time and launched a spin-off called Word Girl. I don’t think that it airs anywhere anymore. DVD suggestion- If this is out, it might be good to get. Grade: C+.

House: Show history- It was once the longest running drama on the FOX network. I think that Gotham has replaced it, if we include only the shows that are still on. What’s it about- A very strange doctor does whatever he can to save his patients. Why I’ve seen it- I was trying to get into medical dramas at the time that I thought I should give a chance too. My viewing habits- I only watched various episodes in what became the final season, stopping before the show’s run ended. Where it aired- It was on FOX throughout its whole run. What I liked about it- The show worked and didn’t seem too complicated. What I didn’t like about it- The main character is such an asshole and the plots, at least towards the end, were pretty bad. More thoughts on it- I was never that into it and had only a brief time that I spent watching it. Current fate- It had ended after its long run and I don’t know what networks might still air reruns of it. DVD suggestion- I’d pass. Grade: D.

Phil of the Future: Show history- It aired maybe two seasons or a bit more. What’s it about- A family from the future winds up in the present day. Why I’ve seen it- It being a Saturday morning show that I still cared about back then, I watched it because I could. My viewing habits- I watched what I could of this, but didn’t see too much of it. Where it aired- It aired on ABC for me, originally on Disney Channel. What I liked about it- The show was interesting with good concepts to it. What I didn’t like about it- Parts of it were dumb and pointless. More thoughts on it- It was a pretty good show and I never saw that much about it since I only get broadcast television and different things that I liked aired at the same time as it. Current fate- I don’t think that it airs anywhere anymore. DVD suggestion- This might be good to own, although I’m not sure if it is out on DVD. Grade: B-.

Postcards from Buster: Show history- This had a strong first season and some random episodes after this that have aired at random times. What’s it about- This was a spin-off of Arthur featuring a travelling Buster and his adventures. Why I’ve seen it- I watched all new shows on the network at the time. My viewing habits- I might have seen every episode outside of what might have aired after its second season, if any aired at all. Where it aired- This was on PBS kids for most of its run, with a notable episode airing in primetime in some regions. What I liked about it- It showed a lot of different places and cultures in the country. What I didn’t like about it- It seemed to have errors in continuity with Arthur as this should be set entirely within Arthur’s second season, yet it mentioned various events from future seasons. Also, the format was weird and unrealistic. More thoughts on it- Its fate was sealed when it featured a lesbian couple and lost funding as a result. The show was pretty much doomed from that point forward, although some episodes were made. Current fate- It no longer airs in any places to my knowledge. DVD suggestion- I don’t think that all of this is on DVD as the first season was incorrectly labeled as the complete series. It might be worth it, even though it is odd. Grade: B.

Quintuplets: Show history- I think that this only lasted for a single season. What’s it about- A comedy, this show is about a group of quintuplets when they are teenagers. Why I’ve seen it- My family was interested in it at the time. I forget if this aired on Sundays or not. My viewing habits- I saw various episodes, but I don’t think that I saw all of it. Where it aired- This aired on FOX. What I liked about it- It worked generally as a good sitcom about a family. What I didn’t like about it- A lot of it was widely inappropriate, yet in a way that I don’t think ever got a viewer discretion is advised warning. More thoughts on it- It seemed pretty much average in terms of quality. Current fate- I doubt that it reruns given its short length of time on the air. DVD suggestion- I don’t think that this is out and while I liked the show to an extent, I don’t think that I would get it. Grade: C-.

Tavis Smiley: Show history- The first black person to host an NPR show makes the switch to TV (although his radio show might still exist as well). What’s it about- Tavis Smiley interviews various people. Why I’ve seen it- I was interested in it at the time. My viewing habits- I have seen a few episodes here and there, but not too much of it due to its weird airtimes. Where it aired- It airs on PBS. What I liked about it- The show is very informative and interesting. What I didn’t like about it- Not everyone on it is as notable as one would like. More thoughts on it- I probably have not seen as much of this as I would like, yet I’m also not sure what I’d get out of this that I wouldn’t get out of other shows. Current fate- This show is actually still on the air with new episodes on PBS. DVD suggestion- This isn’t on DVD so a suggestion is not needed. It might be good if it were. Grade: B.

Wonderfalls: Show history- It aired a season, but not every episode was televised. It has since turned into a cult classic. What’s it about- A woman gets strange signs from the universe in the form of voices from inanimate objects talking to her. Why I’ve seen it- It looked interesting to me. My viewing habits- I think that I might have seen all that aired on TV, although I’m not entirely sure. Where it aired- It was on the FOX network. What I liked about it- The show was different and that was good. What I didn’t like about it- Parts of it didn’t seem to go anywhere. The supporting cast seemed wasted on unimportant plot points and only the main character seemed to have anything interesting going on. More thoughts on it- It was the type of quirky show that I tend to like even if some parts of it were dumb and a waste. Current fate- It didn’t last long, but all the episodes, including those that didn’t air, are on DVD. DVD suggestion- If you liked it, then you should get it. I personally don’t know if I care enough about it to get it. Grade: B-.

Drake & Josh: Show history- It aired a good while on Nickelodeon. What’s it about- Two people with opposing personalities become step-brothers. It could be described as similar to The Odd Couple. Why I’ve seen it- I was interested enough in it to watch it when I could. My viewing habits- I saw made a few episodes of it here and there. Where it aired- It aired on Nickelodeon at the time. What I liked about it- The show seemed to work a lot of the time. What I didn’t like about it- It wasn’t as educational as a show like this should have been. More thoughts on it- At times, it was weirder than it should have been and didn’t have as good appeal towards it that it should have. Current fate- I don’t think that this airs anymore. DVD suggestion- I don’t know if this is out or worth the money. Grade: C.

Lost: Show history- It had a pretty good run. What’s it about- A group of people wind up stranded on an island that is mysterious with things happening. Why I’ve seen it- I was checking what was on different tapes and this was one of the things that I found. My viewing habits- I only saw one episode of it and am not even sure that I should be reviewing it. Where it aired- It was an ABC show. What I liked about it- It seemed different than most shows you’d see. What I didn’t like about it- It was far too confusing and strange. More thoughts on it- I don’t think that I can gather much from the one episode of it that I saw. I just know that tons of people liked it until an infamous final episode of it aired. Current fate- I don’t think that it airs anymore, although it could. DVD suggestion- I’m not giving one. Grade: C.

I’m going to switch here to reviews of seasons of shows that started in 2004. This will be similar to how they were in 2007’s ended shows reviews. I’m going to mention the same groups of shows as that time as I don’t really know what else to include at the moment. Maybe I can expand more as I catch up to future years.

Survivor: All-Stars: Show history- This was the eighth season of Survivor and the first to use all returning players. What’s it about- Eighteen contestants from each of the seven previous seasons compete for a new chance to win a million dollars. Why I’ve seen it- I always watch Survivor seasons. My viewing habits- I did not see the whole season when it aired, although I got nearly all of it. Where it aired- It was on CBS and the first episode of the season was a Super Bowl lead-out program. What makes it different than other seasons- Before this season, they had never had all returning players before or any returning players in any capacity. It was also the first season to have more than sixteen players. There were other things they did different than usual. What I liked about it- The three tribes format was nice to watch. It was also cool seeing old players again. What I didn’t like about it- They seemed to put way too many dumb twists in here. The cast was kind of weak. Some of what happened here was just messed up. More thoughts on it- Out of all the seasons with all returning players, this is probably the lowest ranked in my mind. The events leading to Sue’s quit were among the most disturbing things ever shown on television. Where it ranks among other seasons- This would be with the bad seasons or pretty close to it. Maybe it is more average than actually bad, but I don’t think highly of it and most fans really hate this season. DVD suggestion- I would get this if you get all the DVDs of Survivor or in some way want to catch up on it for whatever reason, but I’d pass on this as a lot of it is bad. Grade: D.

Survivor: Vanuatu: Show history- This is the ninth season of Survivor. What’s it about- This was a battle of the sexes season where it began with nine men facing off against nine women. Why I’ve seen it- As always, I watch each new Survivor season when I can. My viewing habits- I might have seen this whole season when it aired, although I’m not sure at the moment. Where it aired- It aired on CBS. What makes it different than other seasons- While it reused an opening twist from Amazon’s season, there were some different aspects to it such as evolving game play and the formal introduction of the double tribal council twist. What I liked about it- I liked it being different and better executed than the previous battle of the sexes season. I felt that the winner and story arc after the merge that lead to his win was great to watch. What I didn’t like about it- The game before the merge wasn’t as interesting or good as it could have been. More thoughts on it- This was a pretty good season and could be underrated among them. Where it ranks among other seasons- I’d rank this among the good seasons, although I don’t know if it cracks the top ten. DVD suggestion- This is a pretty good season and I think that one should get it even if one hasn’t seen Survivor but one is interested in watching it. Grade: B.


Power Rangers: Dino Thunder: Show history- This was the second of the Disney owned Power Rangers seasons that aired. It featured the return of fan favorite ranger Tommy. What’s it about- A monster wants to return the earth to the days of the dinosaurs while the rangers try to stop this from happening. Why I’ve seen it- I was still into Power Rangers at the time and still watched this because it was pretty good and interesting. My viewing habits- I saw what I could of this, although I know I didn’t see every episode of it this season. Where it aired- It aired on one of the Disney related channels and ABC where I watched it. What makes it different than other seasons- While the villain is probably indisputably bad, he wasn’t just trying to take over the earth like all the other villains were. Like the previous season, it started with only three rangers although it had five at the end. What I liked about it- The evil white ranger story arc was well done and fun to watch. There was a lot in here for classic ranger fans while it kept things interesting to the new people who watch it. What I didn’t like about it- Due to scheduling issues, Tommy was underused in the season. Parts of it seemed to be too random and not make as much sense as it should have. More thoughts on it- I liked the season and felt it was one of the better Disney era seasons. Where it ranks among other seasons- I’d rank this pretty high, although not as high as some other seasons. DVD suggestion- I might get this at some point, but I think that fans of the classic era would appreciate it and so would people who want to know more about Power Rangers history in general. Grade: B.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

How Death Affects Shows

With TV shows, things don’t always go according to plan for people who work on different TV shows. One of the most notable ways that this happens is when death happens to someone who was still working on a TV show. It is more noteworthy when it happens to an actor than to anyone else on the show, but it can have numerous effects any way it happens.

One of the most notable recent deaths that affected a TV show was Miguel Ferrer’s death in NCIS: Los Angeles. I’ll have to see the new season to know for sure what will happen with his character and if they get a new assistant director on the show. His character was left in a mystery state and based on the info that I have, they were planning on writing off his character due to his declining health. Hopefully it won’t just be some weird state the character is in forever where we never know a definite state.

8 Simple Rules is a show that was forever changed after John Ritter, who played the main character, died during production of the show’s second season. They handled his death with class. They made a very good and very serious episode of the sitcom that address his death and continued on without the character. That’s how death is in reality. You are sad for a while and then life goes on.

The showrunner of NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans died during production of last season’s episodes. One can wonder how this show will be affected, but the death of a showrunner during a show they did isn’t something I’m familiar with. The only time I think that might have happened was with Frasier, but I’m not sure if the showrunner was the creator who had died or someone else at that point. We’ll see how or even if the shows are affected, but I’m not even sure that they got a new showrunner for NCIS: New Orleans the whole last season as it was already mapped out and wouldn’t need to be changed.

Sometimes, we never really know just how things would change in a show because of the death of someone who worked on it. It can be hard to keep track of it at times and we won’t always know at other times. For instance, when Bob Simon died while working on 60 Minutes, he still had stories to air that hadn’t finished production yet. This affected what reran that summer (I think) and the stories he would have been assigned which were now filled by random CBS news people.


There are tons of examples that I could say in this post, but I don’t think that I will. I hope that the few examples that I did were good enough for you, even if nearly all of them were recent ones that weren’t as notable as some earlier ones might have been.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Summer Thursdays 2017

Well, here is another summer schedule related post that also relates to when I most recently did the normal Thursday reviews of shows and it contained the review of a show that I should have realized was cancelled. This could affect when I do the main Thursday show reviews again or it might not. I haven’t decided yet what all could change or affect this blog. I have also decided to review a show that airs on the daytime throughout the week instead of primetime as I was wanting to update a review and could think of no better time to do it at. Sorry if this is old or otherwise outdated by the time it is posted. Also, this could be my last post for a bit as I have important things in life to worry about instead of working on this or other blogs. I'll explain more in the future what happened to cause a stop or delay in posting.

Live with Kelly and Ryan: Status- Currently syndicated on various network at 9 am Central time. Why I’ve seen it- I generally like most talk shows in this format and I liked the previous versions of this talk show. Noteworthiness- This is a long running talk show that was originally hosted by two different people until it became hosted by these two. Description- Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest host a talk show. Notable People- Kelly Ripa, who was on soap operas, hosts this show which she has shared with two long term hosts before now. Ryan Seacrest, who hosts a radio show and American Idol, is the other co-host. Pros- It is normally always entertaining at all points. Cons- The first segment can last too long and most of it doesn’t seem to have much of a point. Note to Parents- There are some concerning things, but not too much wrong with it outside of the fact that your kids will probably be in school on most days when this airs. Recommendation- If you liked the show before, than you’ll like the version now. You can check the archives for reviews of previous versions. I think that this show has always been good. My Viewing Habits- I watch this at times but don’t normally watch as I do other things when this is on. Prediction- This show will keep lasting regardless of the host changes unless they somehow lose both hosts at once. Reception: positive. Grade: B. New review

Penn and Teller: Fool Us: Status- It airs on the CW at 8/7 on Thursdays. Why I’ve seen it- It being a magic show interested me enough into watching it. Noteworthiness- Originally, this was a foreign series that had lasted a single season and was cancelled. It aired in Britain, but not in America for a while. After it aired in this country, the show was brought back for a second season. Description- Various magicians compete for a chance to be an opening act for Penn and Teller. They get to do a trick for them and get to be the opening act if Penn and Teller can’t explain how the trick was done. Notable People- Penn and Teller, famous magician duo are not the hosts of the show, but they are panelists of a sort who judge the trick and reveal whether or not they were fooled. Pros- With a standalone format, this is the type of show that you don’t have to watch every week. The tricks are entertaining, regardless of if Penn and Teller are fooled. You get to see them perform a trick at the end of the show to keep things interesting. Cons- Whether or not Penn and Teller are fooled, we don’t know what the secret is behind the trick. So, basically, if people don’t fool Penn and Teller, we still don’t know how they aren’t fooled. I will say this, though, the tricks that fool tend to be better. Note to Parents- Anything potentially offensive in this show is relatively minor compared to most other shows. Recommendation- If you can watch it, then you probably should. My Viewing Habits- I haven’t always watched this compared to other shows. I do watch it if there is nothing notable I feel competes with it, which it doesn’t at the time. Prediction- I think that this show will last a while, although it will obviously end if something happens to Penn and/or Teller. Reception: positive. Grade: B-.

Whose Line is it Anyways?: Status- Currently on the CW on Thursdays at 9/8 Central. Why I’ve seen it- I liked the original show and am a general fan of improvised comedy. Noteworthiness- It is the remake of an ABC show and retains much of the original cast. Description- A group of comedians make up stuff and make us laugh while competing for meaningless points. Notable People- There are guests from certain shows that are noteworthy, whether they are the fourth member of the group (which changes) or a different special member. Aisha Tyler, who used to co-host the Talk, is the current host of this show. Pros- This is more or less the same great show that we all knew and loved when it first aired. Most of the original cast is back. Even though everything is made up, it still manages to be really funny. Cons- There are normally guests on the show that tend to slow things down and take away from the talent of the true part of the show. There tends to be some sexual related things that come up often enough. Note to Parents- Some of the humor is not things you’d want your kids watching, but most of it is okay and shouldn’t cause any problems if they watch it. Recommendation- You should probably watch it. I don’t know why one wouldn’t like this. My Viewing Habits- I try to watch this as often as possible, although I know that I miss it a lot. I watched the original version when it was on too and plan to keep watching it until it ends. Prediction- This should last a very long time, provided that the cast can stay together throughout the run of this show. I’m pretty sure that the cast not being able to stay together is what killed it the first time, although low ratings didn’t help. Reception: positive. Grade: A+.

Big Brother: Status- This CBS show airs in three hours of primetime during the summer and on live internet feeds at www.cbs.com. The three primetime hours are basically split into the mostly live show where people are voted out, the show where people get nominated to get voted out, and the show where people compete to possibly change the nominations on the show. Basically, you’d have to watch the average week of shows to get the way it airs. The current airing schedule has it on Sundays at 8/7 Central, Wednesdays at 8/7 Central, and Thursdays at 9/8 Central. Why I’ve seen it- A parody of it on the Talk interested me in watching the real thing. Noteworthiness- There are many versions of it in other countries, most of which work very differently than ours. In case you were wondering, we were not the first country to do this show, although we were the first country to use the format that it has in almost no other country’s version of it. Description- A group of people, normally strangers, but sometimes not, are put into a house where they are recorded 24/7 and competing for a money prize. Notable People- Julie Chen, formally of CBS’s the Early Show and current co-host of the Talk, is the host of this show. She has hosted this show longer than any other host in any other country’s version of this show. Pros- While it may seem similar to other reality TV shows, it is very different to the usual. You can see whatever you want to online since CBS has live feeds of what goes on inside the house. Cons- The live internet feed gets cuts a lot making it seem like the people that air the show is hiding something. Tons of controversies have arisen on the show. Note to Parents- I’d say that teenagers can watch this. I wouldn’t go with much younger than that as the typical episode can have enough objectionable things in it. Recommendation- Despite the rather lengthy cons section that I just mentioned, this show is a pretty good show to watch. My viewing habits- I got into this late and for varying reasons don’t know yet if I’ll watch it again. I haven’t been watching much this season and don’t know if I’ll be back for future seasons or not. Prediction- It will probably last a long time, although it just as easily might not. Reception: mixed. Grade: B-.

Battle of the Network Stars: Status- Currently on ABC at 9/8 Central on Thursdays. Why I’ve seen it- I guess I just wanted to see if this was worthwhile and nothing else I cared about was on at the time I saw it. Noteworthiness- This is a reboot. Description- Different celebrities compete in weird games. Notable People- The people who are on this show have some varying degree of fame. Pros- It is simple and easy enough to follow. Cons- This didn’t seem to offer much of anything. It seemed about as lame as the average sport game. Note to Parents- I don’t know what to say here. It might be okay in most aspects. Recommendation- I’d pass on this. My Viewing Habits- I only watched this once and don’t plan on seeing it again. Prediction- I don’t think that this will stick around. It will likely disappear from the schedule like most ABC summer shows do. Reception: good. Grade: D-. New review

Zoo: Status- Currently on CBS at 10/9 Central on Thursdays. Why I’ve seen it- I always watch a new CBS show once whenever I can. Noteworthiness- This is based off of a book by James Patterson. Description- Animals seek to take over the world. Pros- This show is different by presenting a man versus beast story not typically seen on television. Cons- I didn’t think that there would be much to this show or anything about it that would make it good. Well, it turns out that I was right. This show is pretty terrible and boring. Note to Parents- From the promos and what I remember, I think that this show is pretty gruesome for kids so teens can maybe watch this, but not much younger than that. Recommendation- I’d pass. It isn’t a good show. My Viewing Habits- I watched the pilot and then never saw the show a second time. Prediction- This could last a while longer, but I’m honestly not sure yet if it will or not. I’d say that it’s just as likely to be cancelled as it is to stay around for future seasons. It’s hard to guess. Reception: good. Grade: D-.


The Gong Show: Status- Currently on ABC at 10/9 Central on Thursdays. Why I’ve seen it- I was wanting to see it once so I tuned in. Noteworthiness- This is a reboot of a popular former show. Description- People complete in a talent show where bad acts get the gong and are taken off stage. Notable People- There are recurring guest judges that are famous in some way. The current host is said to be a character done by former SNL star Mike Meyers. Pros- There are legitimate acts that are good every now and then. Cons- It can be dumb at times as a lot of the acts are hit and miss. Plus, only one person has to hit the gong to get someone to stop their performance, which doesn’t seem far when there are three judges. Note to Parents- It might be questionable at times, but you’d have to watch it for yourself to decide if you think your kids should watch it. Recommendation- I wouldn’t watch this again as it seems to be about the bad acts and not about any good talent. My Viewing Habits- I only watched once and then never saw it again. Prediction- I’d have to guess that this probably won’t last. It could last or get rebooted again if it fails. Reception: good. Grade: D. New review

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon versus Jay Leno

I realized sometime after I updated my reviews with a new generation of late night talk show hosts that I should do a side by side comparison of the hosts that I’ve seen. I was too young to have seen Johnny Carson do the Tonight Show and I completely missed Conan O’Brian’s tenure on the show, although I might have cared then if I ever wanted an alternative to what I watched at the time. This leaves me with only two hosts to compare: Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno. Let’s start with the older host first.

What was Jay Leno like? He was simple and was more normal than what you typically see on a late night show. He seemed to do a lot of the same old bits and we didn’t get to see much else different from each night. His style seemed lacking.

How he was good: He seemed to play center of the political aisle instead of taking sides and might have been the most friendly late night talk show host for conservatives. He had a pretty basic style and was always easy to follow. The format was easy to get used to as it never really changed that much.

How he was bad: He was never really that funny most of the time. He seemed to lack the weirdness that we would want in a talk show host. At least one of his most notable bits (Headlines) seemed to just be stolen from David Letterman.

What is Jimmy Fallon like? He seems extremely laid back and always willing to have fun. He helps keeps viewers connected by creating hashtags to be featured on the show. He isn’t that political outside of the opening monologue.

How he is good: His simple form of humor is pretty nice. He is very engaging with the guests that he has and the games that he plays always seem entertaining to some degree. It can be good that he isn’t always political most of the time.

How he is bad: He can seem too goofy at times and come off as if he is not as serious as he should be or needs to be at times. He has been criticized for not talking more about important issues to the people who are there for more than just to promote a project of theirs.

Who do I like better? To me, Jimmy Fallon is always a good choice and I never really liked Jay Leno that much. It wasn’t even that Jay Leno was bad as much as he didn’t do anything interesting or notable. I thought that Jimmy Fallon was always entertaining and good like that.


Well, this is my first comparison and I hoped that you liked it. I will get to others in due time, providing that I’m still updating this blog of mine. I might not be able to keep doing it depending on what I wind up doing in the future with jobs and stuff like that. I hope to keep being able to watch TV, but there is no way that I’m choosing it over a job. I will post an update if this blog gets discontinued.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Summer Sundays 2017

Surprise! Here’s a post the likes of which you have never really seen before. You know that I review each weekday during the main season at random times. But I never give the summer versions of it their due until now. You see, it had kind of bothered me in a way that the last main set of reviews that I did on Sundays had a show on it that was cancelled more or less right after I had posted it. To make it for it, when I get enough posts away from that previous post, I will do another set of reviews, this one being a special set of the summer Sunday schedule. I will ignore shows in reruns when I do these special posts unless I haven’t reviewed them before and only include the summer shows airing new episodes. You should see more normal summer posts every year as usual, but be sure to look out for these.

Celebrity Family Feud: Status- Currently on ABC at 8/7 Central on Sundays. Why I’ve seen it- I was able to catch a rerun. Description- This is basically the same as Family Feud, only the people competing are from famous families and competing for charities instead of themselves. Also, winning people wouldn’t be back on future shows like in the regular game show. Notable People- Steve Harvey, well known comedian and current talk show host who also currently hosts the regular version of Family Feud is the host of this show as well. Pros- Everything that you’d love about the regular Family Feud is in this show as well. Celebrities are competing for charity so it is all for a good cause. Cons- To make this an hour, they cram what are two half hour shows into one episode, which I find strange and unnecessary. A lot of the questions relate, intentionally or otherwise, to sex. Note to Parents- You might have some stuff to worry about for the really young ones, but other than that, it should be fine. Recommendation- I’d say that this is worth watching. My Viewing Habits- This is something that I plan to watch when I can although I haven’t always watched it in the past. Prediction- This show comes and goes already so even if it ends, it could come back. I’d imagine that it will probably stay as a long term summer show for a while. Reception: somewhat positive. Grade: B+.

Big Brother: Status- This CBS show airs in three hours of primetime during the summer and on live internet feeds at www.cbs.com. The three primetime hours are basically split into the mostly live show where people are voted out, the show where people get nominated to get voted out, and the show where people compete to possibly change the nominations on the show. Basically, you’d have to watch the average week of shows to get the way it airs. The current airing schedule has it on Sundays at 8/7 Central, Wednesdays at 8/7 Central, and Thursdays at 9/8 Central. Why I’ve seen it- A parody of it on the Talk interested me in watching the real thing. Noteworthiness- There are many versions of it in other countries, most of which work very differently than ours. In case you were wondering, we were not the first country to do this show, although we were the first country to use the format that it has in almost no other country’s version of it. Description- A group of people, normally strangers, but sometimes not, are put into a house where they are recorded 24/7 and competing for a money prize. Notable People- Julie Chen, formally of CBS’s the Early Show and current co-host of the Talk, is the host of this show. She has hosted this show longer than any other host in any other country’s version of this show. Pros- While it may seem similar to other reality TV shows, it is very different to the usual. You can see whatever you want to online since CBS has live feeds of what goes on inside the house. Cons- The live internet feed gets cuts a lot making it seem like the people that air the show is hiding something. Tons of controversies have arisen on the show. Note to Parents- I’d say that teenagers can watch this. I wouldn’t go with much younger than that as the typical episode can have enough objectionable things in it. Recommendation- Despite the rather lengthy cons section that I just mentioned, this show is a pretty good show to watch. My viewing habits- I got into this late and for varying reasons don’t know yet if I’ll watch it again. I have not been watching it this season. Prediction- It will probably last a long time, although it just as easily might not. Reception: mixed. Grade: B-.

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Status- Currently on ABC at 9/8 Central on Sundays. Why I’ve seen it- It looked interesting enough for me so I watched it. Description- Entrepreneurs with similar ideas compete against each other to fund their projects. Notable People- This is hosted by the talented Steve Harvey who also hosts Family Feud and a talk show. Pros- This is pretty entertaining. It is fun to see all of the ideas that people have. Cons- It seems like ABC has enough of these types of shows already. Plus, the idea that someone could wind up with nothing or someone could cash out and miss out on the prize they would have gotten seem pretty dumb. Note to Parents- I don’t think that there is much  wrong with this in terms of content for kids. Recommendation- I say that this is good enough to watch. My Viewing Habits- I have seen some episodes, but not all of them. I do watch at times. Prediction- I’d say that this has a good chance of lasting for now, but I don’t know how long it could stay around. Reception: good. Grade: B. New review

Candy Crush: Status- Currently on CBS at 9/8 Central on Sundays. Why I’ve seen it- I normally watch a CBS show at least once. Noteworthiness- This is based on the popular Candy Crush app. Description- Teams of players compete in different versions of this game in order to win money. Notable People- Mario Lopez, who also hosts Extra, hosts this show. Pros- The game is simple and fairly straightforward. It seemed crazy yet kind of good and interesting. Cons- The puzzles could use some work on. It doesn’t seem entirely fair in every way. Note to Parents- There is nothing wrong with this in terms of what kids can watch. Recommendation- This is probably good, provided that you like game shows and can follow this without multitasking. My Viewing Habits- I watch this sometimes, but not all the time. Prediction- I don’t think that this will last. Reception: bad. Grade: B-. New review


The $100,000 Pyramid: Status- Currently on ABC at 10/9 Central on Sundays. Why I’ve seen it- I was interested in it and didn’t really have anything else to watch at the time. Noteworthiness- This is a reboot of the pyramid game show. Description- People have to get various questions answered by the other contestant. The current format has a regular person paired with a celebrity and they compete against another team like them. Partway through the game, the regular person is then paired with the other celebrity. Notable People- Michael Strahan, who used to cohost the Live talk show and still helps with sports commentary, is the host of this show. There are famous guests who help each show. Pros- The show is fairly entertaining and funny to watch. Cons- It is weird that they always put together two halves of a show into one hour long show instead of just making this one half hour show while finding other things to air. Parts of the format are a bit strange and don’t entirely seem fair in a way. Note to Parents- This is mostly acceptable outside of potential sexual things said. Recommendation- I’d say that people would like and watch this. My Viewing Habits- I don’t always watch but do whenever I can see it. Normally I watch when I can. Prediction- This could last and it might not. Whether it does or it doesn’t, I’m not entirely sure of. If it doesn’t last, it will probably still be revived at some point anyways. Reception: good. Grade: B.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

69th Annual Primetime Emmy Predictions

So many different people who are actual critics in some way for newspapers or some other format probably release their own version of Emmy predictions. I decided that I might as well do that myself so this is the third time that I’m posting these reviews. I am getting information on this on the Wikipedia page in question which has messed with me twice now by mentioning some categories that aren’t on the final show and not mentioning others that are on the final show. I don’t get it. This will probably happen again when I look back on this. But it doesn’t matter. I’m going to write this post based on what they originally say as I try to guess what these people consider the best of shows that I’m sure I’ve never seen since fuck network TV. Also, I love how it is normally always the same shows nominated year in and year out. What’s up with that? Do something different!

Let’s start with the nominees for outstanding comedy series. They are Atlanta, Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep. The usual winner is Veep so I see no reason why it would lose this time around. I guess we’ll see if something steals its thunder the way it stole Modern Family’s thunder a while back.

The nominees for outstanding drama series are Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This is Us, and Westworld. I should keep track of who the previous year’s winner was, but I won’t. I’d have to say that I think that House of Cards will win.

The nominees for outstanding variety talk series are Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Weed Tonight with John Oliver, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Real Time with Bill Maher. I think that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will be the winner unless another one of these is more popular, but I don't know that much about it.

The nominees for outstanding variety sketch series are Billy on the Street, Documentary Now, Drunk History, Portlandia, Saturday Night Live, and Tracey Ullman’s Show. I think that the winner will be Saturday Night Live. I can’t think of anything more exciting. Hey, look! A water fountain!

The nominees for outstanding limited series are Big Little Lies, Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan, Genius, and The Night Of. I love how Fargo gets nominated for this every year. I do wonder what happened to American Horry Story as it used to always win. I would think that Fargo will win.

The nominees for outstanding television movie are Black Mirror: San Junipero, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, Sherlock: The Lying Detective, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack, and The Wizard of Lies. I think that the winner will be Sherlock, even though it is hardly a movie since it is a TV series. Why is it in this category? I don't know.

The nominees for outstanding reality competition program are The Amazing Race, American Ninja Warrior, Project Runway, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Top Chef, and The Voice. I forget what normally wins in this category, so I’ll go out on a limb and say RuPaul’s Drag Race will win, even though it is more likely to be The Voice that wins again.

The nominees for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series are Anthony Anderson for playing Andre “Dre” Johnson Sr. on Black-ish, Aziz Ansari for playing Dev Shah on Master of None, Zach Galifianakis for playing Chip and Dale Baskets on Baskets. Donald Glover for playing Earnest “Earn” Marks on Atlanta, Will H Macy for playing Frank Gallagher on Shameless, and Jeffrey Tambor for playing Maura Pfeffeman on Transparent. I’m going to go with Jeffrey Tambor as the winner since transgender things are so huge right now for some reason.

The nominees for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series are Pamela Adlon for playing Sam Fox on Better Things, Jane Fonda for playing Grace Hanson on Grace and Frankie, Allison Janney for playing Bonnie Plunkett on Mom, Ellie Kemper for playing Kimmy Schmidt on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for playing Selina Meyer on Veep, Tracee Ellis Ross for playing Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson on Black-ish, and Lily Tomlin for playing Frankie Bergstein on Grace and Frankie. Why do they pit people from the same show against each other? And I thought that Mom devoted their Emmy budget to supporting Planned Parenthood instead of submitting to the Emmys. I’m not entirely sure what might happen, but I’ll predict that Julia Louis-Dreyfus will win.

The nominees for outstanding lead actor in a drama series are Sterling K Brown for playing Randall Pearson on This is Us, Anthony Hopkins for playing Robert Ford on Westworld, Bob Odenkirk for playing Jimmy McGill on Better Call Saul, Matthew Rhys for playing Philip Jennings on The Americans, Liev Schreiber for playing Ray Donovan on Ray Donovan, Kevin Spacey for playing Frank Underwood on House of Cards, and Milo Ventimiglia for playing Jack Pearson on This is Us. I hate The Americans so that will probably win. Only I think that Kevin Spacey will come out on top.

The nominees for outstanding lead actress in a drama series are Viola Davis for playing Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder, Claire Foy for playing Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown, Elisabeth Moss for playing Offred on The Handmaid’s Tale, Keri Russell for playing Elizabeth Jennings on The Americans, Evan Rachel Wood for playing Dolores Abernathy on Westworld, and Robin Wright for playing Claire Underwood on House of Cards. I haven’t seen House of Cards so I don’t know why both Frank and Claire are mentioned as president in my link about this. One might be a mistake. I don’t know what to predict, so I’ll say that Keri Russell will win.

The nominees for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie are Riz Ahmed for playing Nasir “Naz” Khan on The Night Of, Benedict Cumberbatch for playing Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock: The Lying Detective, Robert De Niro for playing Bernie Madoff on The Wizard of Lies, Ewan McGregor for playing Ray Stussy and Emmit Stussy on Fargo, Geoffrey Rush for playing Albert Einstein on Genius, and John Turturro for playing John Stone on The Night Of. I hate Sherlock and don’t know how it is a limited series. While it might be Robert De Niro winning, I’m going to guess that Ewan McGregor will.

The nominees for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie are Carrie Coon for playing Gloria Burgle on Fargo, Felicity Huffman for playing Jeanette Hesby on American Crime, Nicole Kidman for playing Celeste Wright on Big Little Lies, Jessica Lange for playing Joan Crawford on Feud: Bette and Joan, Susan Sarandon for playing Bette Davis on Feud: Bette and Joan, and Reese Witherspoon for playing Madeline Martha Mackenzie on Big Little Lies. I don’t like American Crime and am thinking that I should add a “worst Emmy nominated show” category for my Golden Huckleberry Awards. But would I want to include the creative arts Emmys in that category too? Anyways, I think that Carrie Coon will win, but it is more likely to be a toss-up between any of them.

The nominees for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series are Louie Anderson for playing Christine Baskets on Baskets, Alec Baldwin for playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, Tituss Burgess for playing Titus Andromedon on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Ty Burrell for playing Phil Dunphy on Modern Family, Tony Hale for playing Gary Walsh on Veep, and Matt Walsh for playing Mike McLintock on Veep. I see no reason why someone other than Alec Baldwin will win.

The nominees for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series are Vanessa Bayer for playing various characters on Saturday Night Live, Anna Chlumsky for playing Amy Brookheimer on Veep, Kathryn Hahn for playing Raquel Fein on Transparent, Leslie Jones for playing various characters on Saturday Night Live, Judith Light for playing Shelly Pfefferman on Transparent, and Kate McKinnon for playing various characters on Saturday Night Live. I think that one of the women from Saturday Night Live will win. Which woman? I’d say that Kate McKinnon will win.

The nominees for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series are Jonathan Banks for playing Mike Ehrmantraut on Better Call Saul, Ron Cephas Jones for playing William H Hill on This is Us, David Harbour for playing Jim Hopper on Stranger Things, Michael Kelly for playing Doug Stamper on House of Cards, John Lithgow for playing Winston Churchill on The Crown, Mandy Patinkin for playing Saul Berenson on Homeland, Jeffrey Wright for playing Bernard Lowe on Westworld. I have not seen any of these shows. So I’m just going to guess that Michael Kelly will win.

The nominees for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series are Uzo Aduba for playing Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange is the New Black, Millie Bobby Brown for playing Eleven on Stranger Things, Ann Dowd for playing Aunt Lydia on The Handmaid’s Tale, Chrissy Metz for playing Kate Pearson on This is Us, Thandie Newton for playing Maeve Millay on Westworld, and Samira Wiley for playing Moira on The Handmaid’s Tale. How can someone be playing a number? I’m going to guess that Uzo Aduba will be the winner.

The nominees for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie are Bill Camp for playing Dennis Box on The Night Of, Alfred Molina for playing Robert Aldrich on Feud: Bette and Joan, Alexander Skarsgard for playing Perry Wright on Big Little Lies, David Thewlis for playing V M Varga on Fargo, Stanley Tucci for playing Jack Warner on Feud: Bette and Joan, and Michael K Williams for playing Freddy Knight on The Night Of. Another guess here is that David Thewlis will win.

The nominees for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie are Judy Davis for playing Hedda Hopper on Feud: Bette and Joan, Laura Dern for playing Renata Klein on Big Little Lies, Jackie Hoffman for playing Mamacita on Feud: Bette and Joan, Regina King for playing Kimara Walters on American Crime, Michelle Pfeiffer for playing Ruth Madoff on The Wizard of Lies, and Shailene Woodley for playing Jane Chapman on Big Little Lies. I think that Regina King will win.

The nominees for outstanding directing for a comedy series are Atlanta’s episode B.A.N. directed by Donald Glover, Silicon Valley’s episode Intellectual Property directed by Jamie Babbit, Silicon Valley’s episode Server Error directed by Mike Judge, Veep’s episode Blurb directed by Morgan Sackett, Veep’s episode Groundbreaking directed by David Mandel, and Veep’s episode Justice directed by Dale Stern. This is when I really hate the same show getting multiple nominees in the same category. You won’t see that on my awards. I’m going to take a shot in the dark and say that David Mandel will win.

The nominees for outstanding directing for a drama series are Better Call Saul’s episode Witness directed by Vince Gilligan, The Crown’s episode Hyde Park Corner directed by Stephen Daldry. The Handmaid’s Tale’s episode Offred directed by Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale’s episode The Bridge directed by Kate Dennis, Homeland’s episode America First directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, Stranger Things’ episode Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers directed by The Duffer Brothers, and Westworld’s episode The Bicameral Mind directed by Jonathan Nolan. I’m going to guess again when I think that Lesli Linka Glatter will win.

The nominees for outstanding directing for a variety special are the 89th Academy Awards directed by Glenn Weiss, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner directed by Paul Pennolino, Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s going to Clean up this Shit? That was directed by Jim Hoskinson. The last nominee that I have mentioned is Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is yet to come directed by Jerry Foley. I think that Jim Hoskinson will win.

The nominees for outstanding directing for a variety series are Drunk History’s episode Hamilton directed by Jeremy Konner and Derek Waters, Jimmy Kimmel Live’s episode The (RED) Show directed by Andy Fisher, Late Week Tonight with John Oliver’s episode Multi-Level Marketing directed by Paul Pennolino, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s episode called Episode 0179 directed by Jim Hoskinson, and Saturday Night Live’s episode called Host: Jimmy Fallon directed by Don Roy King. I think that Jim Hoskinson will win this category as well.

The nominees for outstanding directing for a limited series, movie, or dramatic special (yay, oxford comma!) are Big Little Lies’s episode directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, Fargo’s episode The Law of Vacant Places directed by Noah Hawley, Feud: Bette and Joan’s episode And the Winner is… (The Oscars of 1963) directed by Ryan Murphy, Genius’s episode Einstein: Chapter One directed by Ron Howard, The Night Of’s episode The Art of War directed by James March, and The Night Of’s episode The Beach directed by Steve Zailian. I’m going to guess that Ron Howard will win.

The nominees for outstanding writing for a comedy series are Atlanta’s episode B.A.N. written by Donald Glover, Atlanta’s episode Streets on Lock written by Stephen Glover, Master of None’s episode Thanksgiving written by Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Silicon Valley’s episode Success Failure written by Alec Berg, Veep’s episode Georgia written by Billy Kimball, and Veep’s episode Groundbreaking written by David Mandel. Why must so many shows compete against themselves in a category? Just pick one single episode! Anyways, I’m going to predict that David Mandel would win, but like nearly everything in this post, I’m just making a random guess here.

The nominees for outstanding writing for a drama series are The Americans’s episode The Soviet Division written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, Better Call Saul’s episode Chicanery written by Gordon Smith, The Crown’s episode Assassins written by Peter Morgan, The Handmaid’s Tale’s episode Offred written by Bruce Miller, Stranger Things’s episode Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers written by The Duffer Brothers, and Westworld’s episode The Bicameral Mind written by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan. Another guess: Gordon Smith will win.

The nominees for outstanding writing for a variety special do not mention who all of the writers are for some of them. That is probably because of their being far too many of them for some of them to consider mentioning them all at once. Anyways, the nominees are the 70th Annual Tony Awards, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Louis CK: 2017, Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust, and Stephen Colbert’s Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean up this Shit? I think that the winner will be the writers of Stephen Colbert’s Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean up this Shit?

The nominees for outstanding writing for a variety series are Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Saturday Night Live. I don’t like Late Night anymore, so it makes me think that show will win. Only it will more than likely be Saturday Night Live that wins.

We finally get to the last thing that I’m writing about in this blog post. The nominees for outstanding writing for a limited series, movie, or dramatic special (yay, oxford comma!) are Bill Little Lies written by David E Kelley, Black Mirror’s episode San Junipero written by Charlie Brooker, Fargo’s episode The Law of Vacant Places written by Noah Hawley, Feud: Bette and Joan’s episode And the Winner is… (The Oscars of 1963) written by Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan’s episode Pilot written by Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam, and Ryan Murphy, and The Night Of’s episode The Call of the Wind written by Richard Price and Steven Zaillain. I’m going to guess that Noah Hawley will win.


You know, this might be the last time that I do these predictions as I realized as I wrote this just how many of these were just random guesses of mine. I guess if I get over half of these right (provided that they are even mentioned on the main show), that I will do this again. I may just forgo this all to do summer cancellation prediction posts or just do a category in my Golden Huckleberry Awards called Worst Emmy Nominated Show. But I can’t just guess at everything, although maybe I have done this every previous time as well. We’ll also see if any of the shows that I hated are winners like I think that they could be. I don’t know what else to say.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

I’d Love to Review Shows Professionally

I don’t know how much longer I can keep doing this blog. But I thought that I would put this out here. If you read this blog of mine and can hire me for reviewing TV shows, I would like that a lot. I am looking for a new job right now and don’t know if I’ll still be able to watch shows depending on which job I get. That would pretty much make this blog pointless. But I’d more than love to review show professionally. If you read my blogs on Survivor, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, CSI: Cyber, or Elementary, you can read my recaps of various episodes of those shows and I could come up with a way of making actual reviews of different specific episodes of many different TV shows. I don’t know what else to say in this post besides all that, so I’ll let you decide if I can do show reviews professionally or not. I just hope that I can both be employed and watch the TV that I want to which I have been able to do thus far. I’d rather be employed though, even as obsessed as I am with all the TV that I watch and keep track of.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cancelled Shows 2016-2017

I am back with my longest post of the year. That’s right! If you couldn’t tell by the title, this is my review of all the cancelled shows this season. I’ll even mention various cancelled shows that I haven’t seen that still ended this season. You will see with absolute horror just how much time I spend watching TV by noting that with some networks, I have seen all of the shows that they cancelled this season. Maybe I should tone down some of my TV watching obsession. But I hope that you enjoy this as I put a lot of effort into this post. I am trying to change a bit how things are done with this blog which you should see in the future with other reviews of shows.

Before I continue on, I’ll have to include the usual note that some shows included were not actually cancelled, officially anyways, but are practically dead by virtue of having never come back. This will include some late notice of cancellations. We don’t know for sure what happened with some shows since there isn’t any official news about what happened to them. Other shows premiere at weird times. Still others are promoted in such a way that we don’t know for sure what could end up happening with them. Still other strange things happen from time to time. For instance, if Secrets and Lies hadn’t come back for this season, I would have written it off as cancelled in the last post. And if the X-Files weren’t announced as coming back, I’d have it written off as finally cancelled (again) in this post. I’ll even make a note of this in the groupings I have of cancelled shows which ones are unofficially cancelled. I’ll always mention that first in this and future posts when I’m done mentioning all the cancelled shows.

Another thing to note is that there can be confusion relating to when certain shows air. I normally mention the summer shows of one year as cancelled as part of the next season simply because I want to make these more time sensitive and you wouldn’t be able to tell with a lot of the shows until they aren’t around the next season and that’s only when you know for sure. In fact, at least one of these shows clearly wasn’t a part of even the summer last year as it aired earlier and I can only just now declare it dead officially. So please enjoy these reviews and thoughts on various other cancelled shows.

BrainDead: Why I’ve seen it- I was generally interested in the show, I tend to always watch a new show on CBS, and since it features a link to The Good Wife, I had to watch it once to review for my other blog. Description- A political drama with supernatural twists, this show steals from Invasion of the Body Snatchers by having alien bugs taking over the brains of politicians. Notable People- Robert King and Michelle King, who both created The Good Wife, are the creators of this show as well. Tony Shaloub, who is most notable for Monk, is a character on the show. Pros- The show is interesting and different. Not much about it has been used elsewhere. Cons- The show is slow moving and can be strange. It doesn’t always make sense. Note to Parents- While this certainly isn’t too bad, I would have to recommend against preteens and younger watching this. The usual sex problems are there as expected. Recommendation- I would say that this is pretty good to watch, even after a possible slight cliffhanger. My viewing habits- I don’t think that I watched every episode, but I have seen it since the very beginning and watched until the very end of the show. Cancellation reasons- The show never got that good ratings and whatever chances it had of renewal before it was moved to the worst timeslot ever (10/9 Central on CBS Sundays) and it had even less afterwards. Similar shows- Madam Secretary, iZombie, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. DVD suggestion- I might get them myself, although I don’t know yet for sure if I will or if it is out on DVD or will be at some point. Reception: generally favorable. Grade: B-. It was replaced by Candy Crush.

Time after Time: Why I’ve seen it- I like most time travel shows and watch them whenever possible. Noteworthiness- It is based off of a book and a movie of the same name. Description- H. G. Wells follows Jack the Ripper from the past into the present with his time machine and he works to prevent future murders and fix what has changed with time while working with various people. Pros- This show is gripping, intriguing, and just keeps getting better. It goes in unexpected places and seems to have various plots to keep you interested in it. Cons- The show can be a bit gruesome. It has typical time travel flaws that can cause headaches. It being pulled from the schedule means that we will never find out what else happened in that. Note to Parents- There is the typical violence and sex that is likely worrisome for parents. Unless your kids are in high school, don’t let them watch this. Recommendation- I would highly recommend this for everyone. My viewing habits- I think that I saw every episode of this that aired and I’d watch more, but I don’t think that I can unless I can find a bootlegged version on a trustworthy site. Cancellation reasons- Not enough people watched it so it failed as a result. Similar shows- Timeless, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. DVD suggestion- I doubt that this will be out on DVD, but if it is, I would get it. Reception: mixed. Grade: A.

Powerless: Why I’ve seen it- I thought that I would be interested in it and it seemed like it would fit in my schedule. Noteworthiness- This is in a self contained part of the DC comics universe. Description- This shows more of the human side of the superhero battles as an insurance firm seeks to protect people from the effects of those attacks. Notable People- This stars Vanessa Hudgens who was in the High School Musical series. Alan Tudyk, who was in Firefly, Con Man, Newsreaders, Suburgatory, and other shows and movies, is a character. Danny Pudi, who was on Community, is another character. Ron Funches, most recently from Undateable, is yet another character. Pros- I think that this is quite good and funny. It can show the more everyman part of the superhero world while being removed enough from it. Cons- Part of its problem is being set in a weird universe that’s mostly unknown to the viewers. A lot of the characters can seem like a cliché type of character in some way. Note to Parents- I’m not sure if there is much to worry about. If you let them watch Saturday morning cartoons, you’d probably be okay with this. There just might be some more language issues in here. Recommendation- I would watch this if you could. My Viewing Habits- I have missed some episodes, but have seen it, more or less, from the first episode. Cancellation reasons- The ratings were always terrible and they didn’t air the last three episodes although at least one of them was released later online. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- If this came out on DVD, I might get it. I just don’t think that it will be released though. Reception: somewhat positive. Grade: B.

Person of Interest: Why I’ve seen it- I thought that it looked good so I started watching it. Description- People work outside the law to stop crimes before they happen. Well, sometimes the law helps them with their cases. Notable People- Jim Caviezel, notable for films like the Passion of the Christ, is the main character. Michael Emerson, from Lost, is another character. Amy Acker, from various TV shows like Drive, Dollhouse, and other shows and movies, is a main character as well. Pros- It lives up to the hype that people like the show. It is interesting and keeps you watching. Cons- The show can be ridiculous at points with its plots and a lot of it is unrealistic. It can be boring at times. Some of it seems to go nowhere and a lot of it is confusing. Note to Parents- There were torture scenes and the standard amount of other violence. Recommendation- I would say that most people would probably like this and want to watch it, even if the earlier seasons were a bit better. My Viewing Habits- I have not seen every episode, but I have watched since the very beginning. Cancellation reasons- Simply put, CBS was being a dick to a show because they didn’t own it so they delayed the airing of the newest season, said that it was the final one, and burned it off during the early summer in two timeslots. Special Note- This could actually be better described as a show cancelled last season and not this season, but since it mostly aired during the summer, I decided to put it with this season’s cancelled shows instead of last season’s. Similar shows- Arrow, The Blacklist, Gotham, and Blindspot. DVD suggestion- I am planning on getting it as I liked the ending a lot. Reception: very positive. Grade: B. Since it aired in two timeslots, that can confuse what replaced it especially since they changed when it aired. One replacement is Bull and the other was first BrainDead and is now Candy Crush.

2 Broke Girls: Why I’ve seen it- I had the opportunity to watch it once to see if it was any good and my devotion to the CBS network is another reason why I watched it. Description- This show is about, well, two broke girls. Pros- It has its moments of interest sometimes. Cons- The acting is crap. The characters are weak. The transition music is stupid. The show is otherwise pointless. Note to Parents- I would not recommend this for kids due to offensive stereotypes and other problems. Recommendation- There is no reason you should watch it. My Viewing Habits- I only watched this once and never saw it ever again. Cancellation reasons- It was an aging show and not owned by CBS so they decided to off it since it wasn’t doing as well in the ratings anymore either. Similar show: Family Guy. DVD suggestion- Do not get this unless you want to go broke on something that isn’t good. Reception: mixed to negative. Grade: F. It was replaced by Me, Myself, and I.

The McLaughlin Group: Why I’ve seen it- For some unknown reason, it interested me. Maybe I just happened to catch a random episode and started watching all the time afterwards. Noteworthiness- It premiered for the first time on January 1st, 1982 and had been on the air consistently with new episodes until August 21st, 2016. Description- John McLaughlin and four panelists, two Republicans and two Democrats, debate and talk about various current events. Pros- All the yelling and talking over each other can be quite humorous.  You get to hear both sides of the debate. Cons- It has a conservative bias. It doesn’t always seem to make a good point, if it makes a point at all. Note to Parents- This would depend on if you let your kids watch the news on a regular basis. If you do, then there probably wouldn’t be much different from it. If you wouldn’t, then that’s all you need to know. Recommendation- I honestly don’t know what to say here. I used to like it before I realized the bias that it has. Maybe it is good, but I can’t tell for sure if you’d think that or not. My Viewing Habits- I watched this for a long time, but when I realized the bias it had, I didn’t watch again until I saw what ended up being the last episode online. Cancellation reasons- When the host of the show died, they decided to end it. I don’t know yet if they will start a similar show with the same premise or not. Similar show: The View. DVD suggestion- I don’t know if this would be on DVD and I don’t know if it would be worth getting considering all of the past events it would be covering. Reception: good. Grade: B-.

Original review of The McLaughlin Group with possibly outdated information: McLaughlin Group: Description- A panel of people discuss current political affairs. It is filmed in Washington DC. There is the main person and two people for each political side. Pros- There is political discussion from both sides. The bickering can be quite funny. Cons- It is not for people who don't like to discuss politics. They are actually biased towards the right which although hard to notice, once I did I stopped watching the show. Recommendation- Watch it if you like it. I think that it is pretty interesting. Prediction- This show will never leave the air. Grade: B.

The Vampire Diaries: Why I’ve seen it- Void in life after the cancellation of Moonlight and I didn’t watch anything else at the time it was first on my schedule. Noteworthiness- It was inspired by a book series that existed before Twilight. The show is comparable to Twilight, in a way. Description- A teenage girl learns of the existence of vampires and other supernatural creatures. The story has since progressed into something much more complicated that would take too long to get into. Plus, I don’t watch it anymore, so I don’t know what it might be like anymore. If you really care, look it up somewhere or watch an episode. Pros- Although it is a teen drama like everything else on the CW, this has a twist that draws in other fans. The storyline is gripping to the audience. Cons- Inappropriate stuff is present as usual. There may be no human characters in the end of the series. The same stuff tends to happen in different ways. It follows a soap opera format and thus never really seems to end. You’ve seen one episode, you’ve seen them all. The show drags itself on and on with new storylines all the time. Note to Parents- Teens may like this but much younger shouldn’t watch. Its biggest problem, at least at one point, was the focus on teen sexuality. Recommendation- While I used to enjoy this show, I don’t want to see it anymore. Whether you feel the same way or not is your decision. I would say that this is best avoided. My Viewing Habits- I got into this late and watched for a while until I was too upset with a plot point that they did that I almost never watched it again, although it never regained my interested when I tried to give it another chance. Cancellation reasons- I’m not entirely sure why it ended, but I think that it was because it had aged too much and people just didn’t care about it anymore. Similar shows- The Originals, The 100, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. DVD suggestion- I’d pass on this. Reception: mixed then positive. Grade: D+. It was replaced first by the returning show The Originals then the returning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Steve Harvey: Why I’ve seen it- It was on and I wanted to see something of some sort. Description- Steve Harvey hosts a talk show. Notable People- Steve Harvey, who currently hosts Family Feud and is a well-known comedian, is the host of this show. Pros- The show is interesting, despite not featuring notable people on it besides the host. Cons- As usual, it runs the risk of being too bland. Note to Parents- I doubt that this would be good for most kids or teens and it would have aired when kids are in school anyways. Recommendation- It might actually be worth watching, unlike the vast majority of male hosted daytime talk shows. My Viewing Habits- I never saw that much of it as I wasn’t that interested in it. Cancellation reasons- Steve wanted to do a different show so he stopped doing this. Similar show: The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DVD suggestion- This won’t be on DVD and I don’t think that it would be worth it anyways. Reception: mixed. Grade: B-.

American Gothic: Why I’ve seen it- I tend to watch a new CBS show at least once. Description- I don’t fully understand the plot of the show, but it relates to a serial killer and rich people with potential motives to being the killer. Pros- It tries to be different. Cons- I didn’t find much interesting about this as I felt this show was another unoriginal take on the rich people with dark intentions cliché. I found the show to be boring as well. Note to Parents- This isn’t for kids as it is too dark, even though I didn’t think it was that bad. Recommendation- This isn’t any good so I’d skip it. My viewing habits- I only watched this once. Cancellation reasons- The show didn’t get good ratings so they cancelled it as a result. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- I doubt that they would release it, but if it is, don’t get it. Reception: mixed. Grade: F. It was replaced by Salvation.

Scream Queens: Why I’ve seen it- I had a dream about it, so I decided to watch it. Description- I honestly don’t know how to describe it. You might have to watch it for yourself to get your own clear perspective on it. Nearest I can tell, it is about a bunch of women with some men and there’s some sort of killer on the loose. Notable People- There are so many famous people in this, I can’t begin to mention them all. Pros- The show is different. It is also female centric. Cons- The show is very weird and doesn’t make any sense. The writing was way off. Note to Parents- It’s hard to tell much about this based off of one episode of it, but I don’t recommend this for young ones as it can be too gruesome. Recommendation- Don’t watch this. My Viewing Habits- I only watched this once. Cancellation reasons- Its ratings were terrible and did not justify renewal in any way. Similar show: American Horror Story. DVD suggestion- Don’t waste your time or money on this. Reception: mixed. Grade: F.

No Tomorrow: Why I’ve seen it- Starting from now, I’ll always watch whatever new shows air on the CW if it works out well for me. Noteworthiness- Like most things on the CW, this is based on something else, in this case, a Brazilian TV series. Description- It’s hard to tell for sure what it is about. It seems to be about a woman who is being taught how to live by a person who thinks that the world is ending. But there is more to it than that. Pros- It did have some interesting qualities. It benefits from being different. Cons- It seems that the characters are too flawed to like. Note to Parents- There’s enough in here that’s objectionable for younger ones, but not teens. Recommendation- I’d pass on this one. My Viewing Habits- I only watched the first episode and then never saw it again. Cancellation reasons- Even for the CW, it had too low ratings and its future fate as cancelled was sealed when they never ordered more episodes for it. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- I doubt that it will be released, although I wouldn’t get it if it were. Reception: generally positive. Grade: D. It was replaced by Riverdale.

The Real O’Neals: Why I’ve seen it- It aired with a show that I watch. Description- This is another in a line of dysfunctional family shows. Notable People- This has Martha Plimpton, who was in Raising Hope, as a star in this show. Pros- It is gay friendly. Cons- The show mocks religion, is devoid of humor, and is downright terrible. Note to Parents- Don’t let them watch this. Recommendation- There is nothing good about this show so don’t waste your time with it. My Viewing Habits- I only watched it once and never watched it again. Cancellation reasons- The ratings were terrible so they got rid of it. Similar shows- Family Guy and The Simpsons. DVD suggestion- Don’t get them as it would be a huge waste. Reception: generally favorable. Grade: F.

Celebrity Name Game: Why I’ve seen it- It came on at a good time for me. Description- Two pairs of contestants compete against each other and with the help of celebrities to win money. Notable People- Craig Ferguson, who used to host the Late Late Show on CBS, is the host of this show. The celebrities are typically famous as well to some varying degree. Pros- The show is quite interesting. The game is fun to watch. Cons- The game doesn’t always see fair in every way. Sometimes, the host gives the answer away and it seems like points and games can be lost on technicalities. It seems like some celebrity helpers aren’t as good as others and could thus be affecting the game for some people. Note to Parents- I don’t think that this is that bad outside of possible sexual dialogue. Recommendation- Take it or leave it. My viewing habits- I’ve seen various episodes, but never really watched it as much as I could have. I wasn’t that interested. Cancellation reasons- I honestly have no idea. If I cared, I’d tell you, but I don’t. Similar show: Hollywood Game Night. DVD suggestion- This won’t be out on DVD, although I’m not sure if it would be worth it anyways. Reception: good. Grade: C+.

Conviction: Why I’ve seen it- I was interested in it, even though I thought it would be more of a courtroom drama than it ended up being. Description- This show is about people who work for the Conviction Integrity Unit, a place that works to make sure that people were not wrongly convicted. Notable People- Hayley Atwell, who was the star of Agent Carter, is a character on this show. Eddie Cahill, who was on CSI: New York, is another character on the show. Pros- The show is pretty interesting and good. It can be different than just being another courtroom drama. Cons- There is a time limit to doing the case that seems arbitrary. There are some flaws with the characters that don’t help the show. It isn’t a courtroom drama like some might want it to be. Note to Parents- There are bad things in here like drug use, sex, and the typical amount of violence that one would expect from shows about murders and the like. Recommendation- It is good enough to watch. My Viewing Habits- I don’t know if I saw every episode, but I stuck with this from the very beginning to the very end. Cancellation reasons- Its ratings were terrible and they never ordered any more episodes, which sealed its fate. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- I doubt that this would be out on DVD, but it might be good if it were released. Reception: generally negative. Grade: B.

Grimm: Why I’ve seen it- Promise to watch a new NBC show when it premiered. Description- A police officer discovers that he is a “Grimm,” a person who can see fairy tale characters in real life. It is more of a police drama with a twist than a fairy tale drama. Pros- It is pretty interesting and proves that good shows air on Fridays sometimes. Cons- The fairy tale angle is unoriginal. The show is very strange a lot to both regular viewers and potential new viewers. Parts of it are just messed up. It is confusing a lot. Note to Parents- I wouldn’t let the young ones watch. Teens might be okay, but younger shouldn’t watch. Recommendation- I’d say that you should probably watch it if you have the time. My viewing habits- I was a fan from the first episode, although I missed a lot of episodes. Cancellation reasons- I’m not sure why it was, but I guess that the powers that be decided that it would be a good time to end it. Similar shows- Once Upon a Time, Supergirl, The Flash, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. DVD suggestion- I plan on getting this at some point. Reception: positive. Grade: B-.

Doubt: Why I’ve seen it- I normally watch a new CBS show at least once. Noteworthiness- What is notable is that it was the first cancellation of the season yet it was cancelled in February. It might be the latest on record as first cancellation, although it wasn’t called that at first when it was yanked from the schedule, although nobody believed it. Description- This is a drama show about defense lawyers. Its main plot is a recurring storyline where the main character is falling for her client whose trial for murder is the main plot of the show. Notable People- This show stars Katherine Heigl, who appeared in Grey’s Anatomy, State of Affairs, and various movies. It also stars transgender Laverne Cox from Orange in the New Black. Pros- It is a bit insightful in a way. Cons- It didn’t seem that much different than the usual courtroom drama. The ending sucked ass. Note to Parents- This has the usual amount of things wrong with it and it wasn’t as bad as some shows are. Recommendation- I would suggest it. My viewing habits- I saw this from the beginning, although I did miss a lot of it when it started burning off on Saturdays. Cancellation reasons- The ratings were bad and it became one of the two shortest lived shows on this season, although one can wonder why they suddenly drew the line here. Similar show: Bull. DVD suggestion- If this is out at some point, I might get it. Reception: mixed. Grade: B+. Its replacement was first the returning Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders then SEAL Team.

Hunted: Why I’ve seen it- I typically watch most CBS shows at least once. Noteworthiness- This is adapted from a foreign show. Description- A self-described reality thriller, this show has various pairs of people on the run from people trying to catch them. Pros- The show is interesting and different. You don’t see things like this that often. Cons- This show appears to play into people’s fears of government surveillance, the way they have the hunters tracking teams. It also seems a bit contrived in a way. It also seems like there are too many people against the main players. Note to Parents- This is okay for kids. I don’t know what could be bad about it. Recommendation- I’d say that this might be worth watching, if you have the time. My Viewing Habits- I watched from the beginning, although I did miss an episode on the way to the end. Cancellation reasons- While it wasn’t actually cancelled, it isn’t on the schedule for future seasons so that means that it is over unless they decide to bring it back after all. Why aren’t they bringing it back? I don’t know. I guess they want something else to fill the gap between Survivor’s fall and spring season. Similar shows- Big Brother and The Amazing Race. DVD suggestion- If this gets out, on DVD, it might be worth the money. Reception: somewhat mixed. Grade: B-. It doesn’t have a regular replacement as it just aired during the gap of Survivor.

Maya and Marty in Manhattan: Why I’ve seen it- I was interested in it. Description- This is a variety show largely featuring Maya Rudolph and Marty Short. Notable People- The two people I just mentioned were both on Saturday Night Live as well as guests that would show up. Pros- The show can be quite good and funny if you can watch any of it. Cons- The main flaw of this show is that it seems so similar to Saturday Night Live that you have to wonder why you aren’t just watching that show instead. Note to Parents- I don’t know what all in here is good or not as I haven’t seen enough of it. Recommendation- Take it or leave it. I didn’t see enough to know for sure. My Viewing Habits- Due to reception issues with NBC during the summer where I live, I saw almost none of this. Cancellation reasons- Once again, this show isn’t cancelled except by virtue of having not been brought back for the future. Also, it aired last summer and could be considered part of that season and not this season. They didn’t care enough about this show and it wasn’t a long term plan. Similar show: Saturday Night Live. DVD suggestion- I have no idea regardless of if it is released. Reception: somewhat good. Grade: C.

Dr. Ken: Why I’ve seen it- What I watched wasn’t on, so I watched this instead. Description- An actor who was once a doctor plays a doctor. There are other characters as needed. Notable People- Behind the Scenes- Ken Joeng, who was once on Community, is the star of this show. Pros- It got good ratings at one point. Cons- This show is terrible with bad acting, bad writing, and overall poor quality. I’m not sure if it has any redeeming values in the end. Note to Parents- I honestly don’t know what to put here. It could be good for kids, but I don’t know having only seen one episode. Recommendation- This is not worth anyone’s time so don’t watch it. My Viewing Habits- I only watched this once and never saw it again. Cancellation reasons- This one came as a surprise as it got good enough ratings when it was cancelled. We may never know for sure why ABC suddenly turned on this show. My only guess is that people hated it. Similar shows- Superstore, Superior Donuts, and American Dad. DVD suggestion- DO NOT GET THIS EVER! Reception: very negative. Grade: F.

American Crime: Why I’ve seen it- I was interested in it and it fit in my schedule at the time. Description- I believe that this show changes what it is like from season to season so I’m not entirely sure what the description of it is right now. Be warned that this review may be more like what it was like in the second season, the only season of it I’ve seen. Notable People- Sandra Oh, who was in Grey’s Anatomy, is a main character now according to promos. Pros- The show tackles serious issues. Cons- The show moves far too slowly and isn’t as interesting as one would like. Note to Parents- I think that even the promos air this with a content advisory warning so that’s all you need to know regarding this. Recommendation- I wouldn’t watch it again as I found it to be far too boring. My Viewing Habits- I have only seen one episode of this and won’t watch it again since I didn’t like it. Cancellation reasons- The ratings were too low so they cancelled it as a result. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- I wouldn’t get it, although other seasons than the second might have been good. Reception: critically acclaimed. Grade: F.

Reign: Why I’ve seen it- I realized that it would be in my best interest to watch it considering how it would air at the same time of something else that I watched at the same time would get cancelled soon. Noteworthiness- This is somewhat adapted on a true story based on real people. Description- This is a historical fiction show about Mary, Queen of Scots. From what I understand, this may not have much to do with real historical events, so it may not be the best show to watch for a history lesson. Pros- The show is unusual, so it has that in its favor. With it being a different type of show, you can find something much better than the usual. Cons- With the show being mostly made up, some people don’t like the fact that it has some real, historical characters. A lot of what happens doesn’t seem to make sense. It isn’t as interesting as one would like. Recommendation- This is probably worth the watch. My viewing habits- I got into this while its second season was airing. It ended with its fourth season, but I didn’t originally watch it until it fit in my schedule again. Cancellation reasons- The ratings were awful as many shows once outranked it one night. It made no sense to keep it around even on this network. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- I might pass on this as it was only good but not too great and the ending, while historically accurate, seemed pretty dumb. Reception: mixed. Grade: C+. Its replacement is Valor for the regular season while its summer replacement was first reruns of Riverdale then reruns of Penn and Teller: Fool Us.

Secrets and Lies: Why I’ve seen it- I thought that it might have a Good Wife alumni in a more major role than he was in. Noteworthiness- This isn’t as noteworthy as it is strange: it was on hiatus for more than a year for seemingly no good reason. Description- I’m not entirely sure of the plot. It relates to different drama that is going on or something like that. Pros- You know what to expect from a show like this. Cons- Nothing really good or interesting happens in it. It is very boring. Note to Parents- I would say that this is best avoided for children. Recommendation- Don’t watch it. My Viewing Habits- I only watched one episode as I didn’t care enough to tune into any more than that. Cancellation reasons- The network didn’t care much about it as evidenced by it being gone for so long. Other reasons were the usual bad ratings. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- Don’t get it. Reception: mixed. Grade: D.

Emerald City: Why I’ve seen it- It looked interesting and I wanted to see it from when it was originally planned to be made. Noteworthiness- Over the course of a few years, it went from being a potential project, to cancelled before it made an episode, to coming back to project development, to possibly airing sometime last season, to finally airing this season. Description- A reimagining of the Oz world puts a modern day and more adult themed twist on the story of Dorothy, who is now a black woman instead of little girl, among other changes. Pros- I thought that it was interesting. They did well on the sets, costumes, and some of the plot. Cons- Parts of this show are strange, which can be expected with fantasy shows. It was confusing. Some of the plot seemed to be wasted on highly unusual things. Note to Parents- This is a bit gruesome and I think that all of the episodes were rated TV14 so that tells you all you need to know. Recommendation- I’d say that it is worth the watch. My Viewing Habits- While I missed some episodes here and there, I watched this more or less from beginning to end. Cancellation reasons- The ratings didn’t do that well and all the production delays that brought it to screen didn’t help its reputation. There was too much against it from the very beginning. Similar shows- Once Upon a Time and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. DVD suggestion- This is out on DVD. I might recommend this, but it is hard to know for sure what to say here. Reception: mixed to negative. Grade: B-.

The Blacklist: Redemption: Why I’ve seen it- It was a spin-off of a show that I watch so it made sense to watch this as well. Noteworthiness- This is a spin-off of The Blacklist featuring Tom Kleen, a character from the original show. Description- Tom Kleen joins forces with his mother (who doesn’t know that he’s her son) and other people to do different cases. Pros- This is a pretty good show and if you like The Blacklist, I’m not sure why you wouldn’t like this. It seems to be interesting. Cons- There might be some of a problem with this regarding originality as it seems to be almost identical to The Blacklist except for a different cast. Also, it had a cliffhanger ending, although that could wind up being resolved on the main show. Note to Parents- Kids shouldn’t watch it as it can be too violent. Recommendation- I’d say that this is good enough to watch even if the ending leaves stuff to be desired. My Viewing Habits- I might have seen every episode, although I’m not entirely sure if I did or not. Cancellation reasons- The ratings were too low and it didn’t seem to be a long term plan. Similar shows- Arrow, Gotham, and The Blacklist. DVD suggestion- If this is out, it might be worth it since there aren’t many episodes you’d be devoting yourself to. Reception: good. Grade: B-.

Pure Genius: Why I’ve seen it- I like medical dramas and this airs on CBS, a network I normally watch a new show on at least once. Noteworthiness- This was said to be based off of a true story at one point. Description- This show is about a genius who wants to help people with his hospital that he created. Notable People- Dermot Mulroney, who was in Crisis, is a character on this show. Brenda Song, who was in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody as well as Dads, is another character on the show. Pros- I feel that the show is good and interesting. It isn’t as gruesome or unrealistic as other medical dramas that I have seen in the past. Cons- It probably falls to the same old format that most medical dramas fall into. Note to Parents- I’d recommend against letting your kids watch this even though there isn’t much wrong with it in terms of content. Recommendation- I say that this is pretty good and worth people’s time if you can spare it. My Viewing Habits- I watched from the beginning, although I’m not sure if I saw every episode or not. I stayed until the very end. Cancellation reasons- It got too low ratings and it never got more episodes ordered so that spilled the end of it as well. Similar shows- Chicago Med, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scorpion. DVD suggestion: If this is released to DVD, it might be a good thing to buy. Reception: mixed. Grade: B. Its replacement was first Training Day then the returning show The Amazing Race, and is now S.W.A.T. after Thursday Night Football ends.

Bones: Why I’ve seen it- Randomly watched certain episodes until I started watching every episode. Noteworthiness- This is the longest running FOX drama of all time, even included all those that ended. I don’t know what the new longest drama on the network is now. It is based on cases done by a real person who is a producer of some sort on the show. Description- A different type of drama, it investigates crimes where not much of the body remains, although the murder cases are similar to most TV dramas. Pros- The chemistry between the two leads is interesting enough. The opposites seem to attract. Cons- It doesn’t really separate itself from other shows in this genre despite the few differences that it does have. The show might have been better earlier based on comments I’m reading online from those that call themselves fans (but might not be). Note to Parents- This always aired with a content adversary warning so that’s all you need to know about that. Recommendation- I recommend it, even if earlier seasons are supposedly better. My Viewing Habits- I had caught some reruns before I could get into this long term and stayed with it until the very end. Cancellation reasons- It couldn’t last forever and it seemed that many people wanted it to end so after aging for a while, they decided to get rid of it. Similar shows- NCIS and Scorpion. DVD suggestion- While I plan on getting this for myself eventually, there are a whole lot of seasons to get so that is the only real problem against why you’d get this for yourself. Reception: generally positive. Grade: B.

Last Man Standing: Why I’ve seen it- My brother liked it at the time and the show I typically watched at the time was repeats. Description- This is a man-centric show about being a man with numerous women in your family. I’m not sure if there’s a better way of describing this show or not. Notable People- Tim Allen, known for his comedic work, various movies, and his time on Home Improvement is the main character on this show. Pros- It has been funny in the past. Cons- It can be sexist and otherwise demeaning. It is far too political. An actress was recast which typically isn’t a good sign for a show. As usual, the morals aren’t good. Note to Parents- I’m not sure if this is acceptable for kids or not. I’d lean towards not. Recommendation- I have no idea if you’d like it or not. If you do, then watch, if not, then don’t bother with it. I would avoid watching this. My Viewing Habits- I got into this a bit late and didn’t care enough to watch it all the time. I stayed with it for a bit until I realized that I just couldn’t watch this anymore as if it was good, it wasn’t anymore. Cancellation reasons- There isn’t much of a reason outside of the fact that ABC didn’t own this show and it was getting old. I heard that other networks might be interested in picking it up, but that doesn’t tend to go anywhere. Similar shows- Late Night with Seth Meyers, American Dad, and Family Guy. DVD suggestion- I wouldn’t get this and don’t think that you should either. Reception: panned, then more positive. Grade: D.

Frequency: Why I’ve seen it- It had an interesting premise and is on the CW, a network I try to always watch some of nowadays. Noteworthiness- This is a remake of a movie of the same name. Description- A woman is somehow able to use a ham radio to talk to her father twenty years in the past. This sets in course a chain reaction of events that changes the life of the woman and her father who was originally supposed to die. Pros- This show is pretty good on the consequences of changing time and stuff like that. Cons- Some parts are confusing like how and when things change and the memory of the woman somehow remembering different timelines. Note to Parents- This has the standard amount of sex and violence, although it is nowhere near as bad as some shows are. Recommendation- This is pretty good and I think that everyone would enjoy it if they gave it a chance. My Viewing Habits- I watched this since the first episode, although I don’t think that I saw every episode. Cancellation reasons- The ratings were terrible, even for the CW, and when they never ordered more episodes, they sealed its future fate as cancelled. Similar shows- Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Timeless. DVD suggestion- If this is out, I would get it, especially if they have the epilogue that was released online. Reception: positive. Grade: A. Its replacement was first the returning show The 100 then will be Dynasty this upcoming season.

Imaginary Mary: Why I’ve seen it- It looked good to me and it started at a good time when I was able to watch it. Description- A woman starts dating an unmarried father of three (the kids’ mother divorced from their father) and her old imaginary friend shows back up in her life. Notable People- This has Jenna Elfman, who was in Dharma and Greg, Accidently on Purpose, and 1600 Penn, playing the main character. It also has Rachel Dratch from Saturday Night Live playing the voice of the imaginary friend. Pros- The show is pretty good as it can be amusing and it has a good take on the fish out of water aspect. Cons- The imaginary friend element to the show seems like more of an afterthought that the show doesn’t use that much and might do better without. Also, the plots for the episodes seem kind of obvious. And it seems like the characters are stereotypes of people you’d see on any sitcom. Note to Parents- There was not too much bad about this outside of bad habits of some characters, but it is way better in terms of content for kids than most modern day sitcoms are. Recommendation- This is good and should be watched. My Viewing Habits- I think that I only missed the first episode and saw every other one that aired. Cancellation reasons- Not enough people watched it and it was cancelled as a result. Similar shows- American Housewife, The Middle, and Modern Family. DVD suggestion- If this gets released to DVD, I would recommend that people get it. Reception: generally negative. Grade: B.

BattleBots: Why I’ve seen it- I was interested in it. I’m not entirely sure why I was. Noteworthiness- This was once on Comedy Central briefly before ABC made it fuller season show. Description- This is basically killer robots fighting to advance to become the best killer robot. Pros- The show is actually quite interesting. Cons- The format can be a bit strange. The edit doesn’t seem as good as it should be. There might be too much build up and not enough fighting. The rules for how a robot advances can seem dumb and one can wonder why all fights aren’t just knockouts. Note to Parents- If you don’t want to let your kids watching robots fighting, then don’t let them watch this show. If you’re like me, you wouldn’t see any problems this would be for kids. Recommendation- I’d say that you should probably watch this if you can. My Viewing Habits- I watched what I could of the second season that aired on ABC and that was about it. Cancellation reasons- This wasn’t cancelled outside of the fact that it didn’t come back this summer, marking the end of its run. I guess that it wasn’t as popular as ABC was wanting it to be. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- I don’t think that this will be out on DVD, but if it is, it might be worth the watching, but might not be. Reception: generally favorable. Grade: C+.

Wayward Pines: Why I’ve seen it- I had a dream about it. Noteworthiness- This is based off of a book. Description- It is hard to describe the show. It appears to be set in the future of a fake happy town where sinister things happen but there are evil things outside of the town as well. Notable People- M Night Shavalyan, famous horror director, helps work with the show. Pros- It actually works as a horror TV show. Cons- It isn’t all that interesting. Note to Parents- It airs with a content advisory warning, so that’s all you need to know regarding that. Recommendation- It’s not my type of show so I don’t actually recommend it, although you might if you like this type of show. My Viewing Habits- I only watched this once. Cancellation reasons- It wasn’t officially cancelled, but isn’t coming back again since it wasn’t on the schedule for this summer. I guess that it is over because there wasn’t enough interest in it. Similar show: The Walking Dead. DVD suggestion- I’d pass on this, although I’m not sure that it is out on DVD in the first place. Reception: mostly favorable. Grade: D.

The Odd Couple: Why I’ve seen it- It first aired with a comedy that I do like and it aired on CBS where I give most shows a courtesy watch. Noteworthiness- This is a remake of a classic TV show which had the same name as this one. It is also based off of a play. Description- Basically, two friends who don’t have the same living habits become roommates with other people in the cast as needed. Notable People- Matthew Perry from Friends is in the cast. Yvette Nicole Brown from Community is also in the cast. Pros- It has its moments. Cons- This show wasn’t very good. It lacked the humor it should have had. I didn’t get it. Note to Parents- I’m not sure what there is to say about this as I only watched it once. I think that it could have worrisome parts to it. Recommendation- I’d pass on this. My Viewing Habits- I watched the pilot and never saw it again, although I did see some bits and pieces of other episodes, not entirely because I wanted to. Cancellation reasons- When it lost the lead-in of The Big Bang Theory, its ratings collapsed and its first fall season this year never had more episodes ordered to it. Similar show: The Last Man on Earth. DVD suggestion- This isn’t worth it so don’t get it. Reception: mixed. Grade: D-. It was replaced by Superior Donuts.

Beyond the Tank: Why I’ve seen it- I was interested in it since I saw Shark Tank. Noteworthiness- It is a spin-off or companion piece to Shark Tank telling you updates about those who had done deals on the show. Description- We see the updates of people after they did Shark Tank. Notable People- Everyone from Shark Tank returns for this show. Pros- It is nice seeing updates about people from the main show. Cons- It isn’t as interesting as good as one would like. Note to Parents- I can’t think of a single thing in here that is objectionable. Recommendation- Take it or leave it. My Viewing Habits- I saw some episodes of it here and there, but never too much. Cancellation reasons- This wasn’t actually cancelled and it didn’t even air this season which is how I know that it is now cancelled. I guess there wasn’t enough interest in it or material for it. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- I doubt that this will be out nor do I know if one should get it. Reception: somewhat good. Grade: B-.

Notorious: Why I’ve seen it- Basically, there was nothing else to watch at the timeslot when it first aired unless I watched something that wasn’t new. Description- It’s hard to say for sure what it is about, but it appears to have many plots and has an overall focus on newsmakers. Notable People- Shonda Rhimes, who is known for many dramas, the most notable being Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, helps make this show, although I’m not sure if she created it. Pros- The show is interesting and I hope that it can be good as it continues along. Cons- It seems to rely too much on sex as usual. It can also be hard to tell if these are people to root for or not. The ending leaves more to be desired. Note to Parents- I wouldn’t let your young ones watch this. Teens might be okay, but I’m not so sure about that compared to what you’d see on this show. Recommendation- Take it or leave it. I’ll watch it for now, but I wouldn’t be torn up over a cancellation. My Viewing Habits- I watched this from the start, although I’m not sure if I saw every episode of it. Cancellation reasons- The ratings were so terrible that they cut the episode order while it was still airing, although they didn’t own up to its cancellation until May per the usual false hope. Similar show: Scandal. DVD suggestion- I don’t think that this will be out and if it is, I don’t even know if I would like to own it. Reception: negative. Grade: C.

Son of Zorn: Why I’ve seen it- I promised to watch a new FOX show in the fall and this was the only one that I was remotely interested in. Description- It seems to be about an animated man named Zorn and his family. The title would have you believe that it is about his son, but I think that it is more about Zorn. Notable People- Jason Sudeiks, from Saturday Night Live, is the voice of Zorn. Pros- The show can be funny. There is enough good stuff in it to keep one coming back. Cons- This show is weird. The ending leaves much to be desired as many plots were left unresolved. Note to Parents- There are a lot of questionable things in here such as teen sexuality and other problems. It would sometimes air with a content advisory warning. Recommendation- I wouldn’t watch this again due to its cliffhanger ending. My Viewing Habits- I didn’t see this from the start, although I pretty much watched it near the start. I won’t be watching it again due to its lack of ending. Cancellation reasons- It seems there was a sudden lack of interest in this in terms of what the network was doing with it and wanting with it as they waited too long to renew an animation hybrid and that spilled death for it and the future of the show. Similar shows- The Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad. DVD suggestion- I’d personally pass, although I don’t know if this will be out in the first place. Reception: mixed. Grade: C-.

Mad TV: Why I’ve seen it- I was interested enough in it and didn’t really watch anything else at the time of its reboot on the CW. Noteworthiness- This was originally a late night show on FOX until it ended due to SNL’s popularity. It came back during primetime on the CW. Description- This is a sketch show. Pros- It is interesting and funny some of the time. Cons- It seems unoriginal in some ways and not as good as SNL. Note to Parents- There are bad parts of it as to be expected. If your kids are teens, they can watch it. If not, it is best avoided. Recommendation- I’d say that this is worth watching, but don’t go out of your way to do it. My Viewing Habits- I saw what I could of it, but didn’t see much as it appeared suddenly and then aired against fall shows that I cared about. Cancellation reasons- This wasn’t actually cancelled, officially at least. But it was a summer show that didn’t come back for this year so I’m calling it that even if the CW almost never admits when a summer show is really over. There must not have been enough interest in this and it is possible that SNL killed it again even though this wouldn’t have competed with it during the summer. Similar shows- Saturday Night Live (SNL), The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. DVD suggestion- I doubt that this will out although it might be worth it if it is. Reception: bad. Grade: B. It doesn’t really have a replacement since it was a summer show outside of whatever reruns they put in its place.

Big Fan: Why I’ve seen it- It worked out to watch it once so I did. Noteworthiness- This is based off of a game from Jimmy Kimmel Live. Description- This is a game show that pits fans of celebrities versus other fans and then the actual celebrity in question. Notable People- It is hosted by Andy Richter, who is the sidekick on Conan. It also has different celebrities in each episode. Pros- This can kind of sort of work as a show. It can be fun to see what all a person knows about a celebrity. Cons- It’s not as interesting or as good as it’s supposed to be. For one, it doesn’t seem like there’s any real prizes being given unless memorabilia counts. Plus, the show seems kind of dumb in some ways. Note to Parents- I don’t know what could be bad regarding this. Recommendation- Take it or leave it. My Viewing Habits- I think that I saw half of what aired. Cancellation reasons- This wasn’t cancelled, actually, but isn’t on the schedule for next season so I’m declaring it dead. Besides, its time on television was so short that some might be surprised to learn that this show even existed in the first place since it only aired for two weeks, yet this was planned instead of what some really cancelled shows are. Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- I don’t know if this would be out or worth it. Reception: somewhat bad. Grade: C.

Ransom: Why I’ve seen it- It aired on CBS, a network whose shows I tend to watch at least once if possible. Noteworthiness- This is a Canadian show that’s airing in the US. It might still be on in that country, but not here anymore. This is also a rare show to air on Saturdays which is probably why it had bad ratings. Description- People help with ransom situations. It was more based on the crimes than by the characters. Pros- I thought that it was pretty interesting and good. Cons- It may seem similar to other things that I’ve seen before. It had a needless cliffhanger ending. Note to Parents- If you don’t want your kids exposed to kidnappings and other captivity situations on TV, than this would best be avoided for them. Recommendation- I’d say that this is good, especially if it does get a second season in Canada. My Viewing Habits- I started watching with the first episode, although I missed various episodes when I couldn’t see them. Cancellation reasons- It aired on Saturdays. What other reason did it need besides that? Similar shows- none. DVD suggestion- Maybe this would be a good thing if it came out if you don’t mind its lack of an ending. Reception: somewhat good. Grade: C. It had no replacement unless you count the burn off of Doubt.

Sleepy Hollow: Why I’ve seen it- I had a promise to watch a new FOX drama the season it started and a general interest in the premise of the show, despite not likely the original story I’m not even sure that I’ve read. Noteworthiness- This is very loosely adapted and inspired by the classic story. Description- A British man from the American Revolution era is brought back to life in the present day and teams up with modern day cops to fight against supernatural creatures like a headless horseman. That was the original plot as it changed as the show went on. It mixes police procedural with supernatural drama. Pros- This is a pretty good drama. It is much better than the original story of Sleepy Hollow (unless you liked it, in which case, it is still better in my mind). Cons- It might only exist because of the fairy tale dramas (or whatever kind of story it is) that have been common on TV lately. It is hard to tell what it is about yet and one wonders how they can come up with enough episodes. Some of it is a bit ridiculous. Note to Parents- This typically airs with a content advisory warning, so it probably isn’t good for certain ages. Recommendation- I’d have to say that most people would probably like it and want to watch it all the time. My Viewing Habits- I don’t know if I saw every episode, although I might have since I saw it from the first episode. Cancellation reasons- A lot of people didn’t like it as it went on, although they did like its first season, just not any others. The ratings and attempts to improve this show failed and it was cancelled as a result. Similar shows- Once Upon a Time, The Flash, Supergirl, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. DVD suggestion- I plan on getting this. Reception: positive. Grade: A.

Making History: Why I’ve seen it- I watch whatever FOX comedies air on Sundays at least once most of the time. Description- A man carelessly travels through time and messes up history so he tries to help fix it with his friend. Notable People- This show stars Adam Paley who was in The Mindy Project and Happy Endings. Pros- The show is pretty decent and works overall as a whole. Cons- This could be considered among the stupid genre of comedies. It could be improved upon in some places. It was in the present too much and they could have travelled through time more. Note to Parents- This contains some of the immaturity that I remember from high school so that’s all you need to know about that. If you are not familiar with this, then I’m glad that high school was good for you, not that it was that bad for me, there was just that problem. Recommendation- It is worth watching more than once. My Viewing Habits- I think that I saw all of this in the end. Cancellation reasons- The ratings were low so that is why it ended. Similar shows- Legends of Tomorrow. DVD suggestion- If this gets out, then it might be worthwhile to some, but while it was good, it was never that great. Reception: generally favorable. Grade: C-.

Training Day: Why I’ve seen it- I gave it a courtesy watch, although I didn’t know that’s what it would end up being going into it. Noteworthiness- The star of the show ended up dying when this was airing, although he had filmed all of the episodes for this show’s only season. This is also based off of a movie of the same name. Description- A dirty cop teams up with a rookie and both try to train the other one: the veteran to teach the new person and the good cop to teach the bad cop how to be good. Notable People- The late Bill Paxton, who mostly did movies, is in this as the main character. Pros- This show had something about it that made it interesting. Cons- This show is bad with little to no redeeming value. The dirty cop is such a horrible character that I can’t get behind the idea of him in this show. Note to Parents- Don’t let them watch it. Recommendation- This show is terrible so don’t watch it. My Viewing Habits- I watched the pilot and never saw it again. Cancellation reasons- It had bad ratings right off the bat and the star’s death destroyed any chance it might have otherwise had of staying around. Similar shows- Shades of Blue, Hawaii Five-0, and NCIS: Los Angeles. DVD suggestion- I doubt that this will be out, but it wouldn’t be worth it anyways. Reception: negative. Grade: F. Its replacement was first the returning show The Amazing Race then S.W.A.T.

The Great Indoors: Why I’ve seen it- If I can, I watch a CBS show at least once. Description- An outdoorsy person has to get used to a new job inside, a reverse fish out of water situation. Notable People- Joel McHale, who was in Community, is the lead of this show. Pros- It goes for something different and has a potential good romantic storyline with the lead. Cons- It loses points for attacking my generation. The cast seems to be too young and doesn’t exactly work that well. Note to Parents- This might not be bad, honestly, but you’d have to watch it yourself to know for sure if your kids should watch it. I can’t tell much bad about it based off of what I did watch. Recommendation- Don’t waste your time with this. My Viewing Habits- I watched the first episode and won’t be watching a second. Cancellation reasons- No one is quite sure what happened, just that it was some unknown problem. If you know, then you should post what happened in this blog as a comment to this post. Similar show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine. DVD suggestion- I wouldn’t waste your time getting this if it is released on DVD. Reception: mixed. Grade: D. It was replaced by Young Sheldon.

The Catch: Why I’ve seen it- I thought that it looked interesting. Description- A woman finds out that her fiancé is a criminal that she’s looking for. I’m not entirely sure what the name of the show has to do with what it is about. Notable People- Shonda Rhimes, who helps with TGIT on this network, is a producer of this show, although I’m not sure if she helped create it or not. Peter Krause, who was in Parenthood, is a character in the show. Pros- The show is interesting. Enough of it is worth watching and good. Cons- It can be unusual. It relies too much on sex and sex appeal. A lot of it is unrealistic and could be improved on. Note to Parents- There’s enough in here that your kids shouldn’t be watching. Recommendation- It is a good show worth watching if you have the time. My Viewing Habits- I have not seen every episode, but I have watched this since it first started airing. Cancellation reasons- As usual, the ratings were too low and there wasn’t enough interest in the show to keep it going so they ended it. Similar shows- The Blacklist and Blindspot. DVD suggestion- This might be worthwhile if this is out at some point. Reception: positive. Grade: B-.

Other cancelled shows

Uncle Buck: This was yet another stupid comedy that aired during the summer, this one on the ABC network. They didn’t care about the show for a long enough time as evident by the fact that it didn’t actually air until late and they immediately burned it off when it did air. So there’s not much to say besides that. Shows have to hate it when their own network hates them.

Party Over Here: This was a late night FOX show like Mad TV. You probably never heard of it so you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the show was actually cancelled since you might not have even known that it existed in the first place.  The main difference with this show is that it was more female centric than other shows. But that might have been the only notable thing about it.

Houdini and Doyle: I might have been interested in this, but I clearly wasn’t interested enough to ever tune into it. It was an early summer burn-off so that explains why it was cancelled as no other reason is really needed. I don’t know why they would air something this late.

Coupled: This was some reality dating show that existed. People didn’t care about it and it was cancelled as a result. Mark Burnett has some successful shows and a whole bunch of failures and this was one of the failures that he has.

Crazy Talk: I learned that this show existed and was cancelled, so I included it on this list, even though I’m not entirely sure if this is a late notice of cancellation or if this was a recent show as I don’t think that I’ve heard of it before reporting about this on the blog. I’m pretty sure this was another stupid people commenting on dumb web videos online shows, so I’m glad that this one was cancelled even though a lot of them still remain.

Beauty and the Beast: This could be described as being cancelled last season although in my mind shows part of the summer schedule are part of the previous season and not current season since it is hard to tell for sure when/if some of them are cancelled. There isn’t much to mention about this as I never saw it. I know that tons of people hated it and it stayed around a lot despite lackluster ratings. It was replaced on the summer schedule by Hooten and the Lady.

Aquarius: This was a show that lasted for at least more than one summer, but I don’t know or care that much about it as it related to a killer and I’ll never understand the appeal of those shows. Neither did viewers apparently since the ratings must have been low enough to warrant cancellation.

The Bill Cumingham Show: Okay, I messed up with this one. It ended last season, but I didn’t mention it as over until this season because I forgot to check for it. This show is forgettable and looked quite terrible based on the one single promo for it that aired over and over again. It got replaced by another show, but I doubt that you will see a review of that since I don’t care about it, know when it is on, or even watch most daytime shows.

Mistresses: I don’t know why anyone would have been interested in a show with this title about presumably awful people doing terrible things. Sometimes I watch these shows either knowing what they are in advance or having no clue that they would be this bad. But not even an actress I like (Alyssa Milano) being in this could make it the slightest bit interesting for me. It did last for more than one summer season until people apparently had enough of it.

You the Jury: I might have been interested in this, but it was already gone and cancelled before I could watch it. I’m not even sure what the purpose of it was in the end since nothing that happened actually had a legal binding affect in the end. What was the point, then?

Pitch: My brother watched this show, but I didn’t care as it was a sports show. Maybe it was interesting to some. I don’t know why it failed outside of low ratings, but when do we really know for sure why a show had low ratings? It could have been sexist people not liking it or it could simply be a poorer quality show than they were going for.

Hooten and the Lady: This is a summer/foreign show that aired in America on the CW. Its cancellation here is because it happened over there. Since I have seen this, you might wonder why this isn’t a review. Well, I’m going to mention this again in the next season’s reviews of cancelled shows due to what I consider the confusion of when shows air and when they are cancelled as a result. I just thought that I would make this note about it now.

Nancy Grace: Okay, I normally don’t mention various cable shows or things like that but I have strong opinions about Nancy Grace that I feel I should say now since I won’t have another chance again. I’m not going to mince words here: Nancy Grace is a motherfucking cunt. I can’t believe that someone is allowed to have a show where all they do is bitch and moan about everything. She constantly goes on the offensive against every known person accused of a crime especially if they are acquitted. Man I hope that this show’s cancellation will force her to get a life since one has eluded her all these years.

The Biggest Loser: I’m surprised that this show was cancelled. Well, it wasn’t actually cancelled, but it appears that it isn’t coming back so I’m putting it on this list. It actually last aired sometime last season so I thought that I would mention that it is over for those who care about it. Maybe it will have a surprise return to the schedule in the future, but this once popular show just disappearing from the schedule is worrisome enough that I doubt you’ll see a new episode again.

First Dates: There is a possibility that this show will return in the future. Indeed, it wasn’t cancelled. But there is no sign of this returning at the moment so I might as well put it on this list as shows that don’t return are as good as dead even if they are technically not cancelled ever. I might have been interested in watching this show, but I never did as I felt it would have been too many things to watch at once. Also, when there was no conflict, it wasn’t coming in and it seemed like it was over anyways so I decided that I wasn’t that interested.

Chicago Justice: This is another show that I might have watched if things had gone differently, but I decided that I didn’t care enough and there might have been too much conflict regarding what all I watched at the time. I’m surprised that it failed as it seemed to be going well. But I guess that not enough people cared or wanted another part of this franchise.

The Celebrity Apprentice: This is yet another show that wasn’t officially cancelled, but it isn’t on the schedule for the next season so I’m declaring it dead. It was popular before its original host became a racist pig and it took a year long break. The ratings were already starting to decline then. It returned with a new host and then has no sign of returning at the moment, although it could in the future after the Trump administration is long history.

Prison Break: Here’s a show that was rebooted for some odd reason and is now cancelled again. This might be a good thing since an actor from it is also in Legends of Tomorrow and now won’t have to do so much work now.

APB: I might have been interested in this, but then I learned that it had bad ratings and was likely going to be cancelled at the end of the season and the prediction this person had was right. I guess that I can be glad that I never wasted my time with it and instead wasted my time doing other things instead.

24: Legacy: They tried to redo 24 with a black person as the lead as Kiefer Sutherland was too busy leading the country as president of the United States. This was a decent ratings hit, but the network decided not to keep it around any longer.

Rosewood: Here’s an example of a show that just suddenly fails its second season for almost no good reason. Well, this time it had a good reason as it was moved to Fridays. I don’t know if this would have been interesting or not as I never cared enough about it to watch it. I have no idea why this didn’t last outside of it moving to Friday.

Kicking and Screaming: Again, this wasn’t cancelled, officially, but it is over as it isn’t on the schedule for the next season. This was a show about beauty queens and survivalists and seemed like the type of dumb reality show that makes everyone else hate reality shows.

My Kitchen Rules: This show wasn’t cancelled either, but it was since it isn’t coming back for the next season. One would wonder why FOX would need a kitchen based show or expect it to last without Chef Gordon Ramsey. With him, it would last forever. Without him, it becomes forgotten like this.

You’re Back in the Room: At one point before the season started, this was said to be a FOX show that would be airing on it. Only this didn’t happen. I cannot find any evidence that it was renamed so I can only guess that it was cancelled before it was aired.

Shots Fired: I might have watched this if it didn’t air against Survivor. It was about the investigation of a police shooting so maybe it got low ratings as people must have felt that they could just watch the news instead of this.

People Icons: Once again, this wasn’t cancelled but forgotten as it is not on the schedule for the new season. I don’t know what purpose it served other than putting Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on hiatus and making the framework plot even more confusing.

Bachelor Live: This show was so forgotten, I never mentioned it as over last season when it last aired. So while it is another show that was not officially cancelled, people would notice that it is gone and never coming back if they cared about the show in the first place. Plus, it is a very bad sign for a show’s long term chances if it never even had a Wikipedia page.

My Diet is Better Than Yours: I think that this aired around Christmas time, but not last year but the year before. I don’t know why people would have cared about such a show and the network must not have either as it is gone without so much as an acknowledgement of its official cancellation as it never was officially cancelled, but it is never coming back either.

Greatest Hits: It seems that nearly every summer, ABC airs some sort of show that they never admit is cancelled when they don’t bring it back the next summer. I don’t know why so many networks can never admit such a simple thing as a show being over, but here it is, done and forgotten.

Strong: Have I run out of ways yet to say that a show was cancelled, but not officially, as it hasn’t come back in a long enough time, that means it is done even if the network doesn’t have the balls to ever tell you? I don’t know much about this NBC show that was actually on last season and not this season. I just know that they were training people for American Ninja Warrior, but I guess that this wasn’t needed as people can just do the show without the middle man.

Downward Dog: Around the time that shows around the summertime aired this year, I have to put them on this list and the next season’s list of cancelled shows since I normally wait until then to talk about those shows given how often they are not ever cancelled and I won’t know until later so I’ll explain more then about why this show didn’t last.

The Insider: This was a random syndicated show that I don’t think ever aired in my region. I don’t know what else there is to say outside of the fact that clearly people didn’t care about it and I doubt that I would have watched if it did air where I lived.

Hollywood Today Live: Let’s see: how do I duplicate what I just said in the previous paragraph in this one as well? I guess that I will say that this was a random syndicated show, blah blah blah, nobody cared about it, blah blah blah, it is over now so that’s cool, I guess.

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: You may notice that this is a CBS show but I did not review it as I never saw it as it was a spin-off of a show that I didn’t like. It seemed to just scrape by its brief two seasons on the air and only got a timeslot this season as another show was cancelled. It will be replaced next season by a show called SEAL Team.

The Carmichael Show: Since this is a summer show that aired this year, I will mention it again in the next season’s cancelled shows post. This is one of the reasons why I am writing this post now since when this happens, I want to get done with this post.     

Still Star Crossed: Once again, I’ll just wait until next year’s post on cancelled shows to explain why it ended, what it was about, and why I mention summer shows later than most other sources would. Also, I hate Shakespeare and he would have hated this sequel to Romeo and Juliet.

I’m going to do something unusual here and mention the show Bachelor in Paradise. I wouldn’t write it off as cancelled, even though it likely could end. But it had a major scandal that is likely to damage it and cause its demise. Nobody wants their show to be associated with rape so they’ll have to come up with some other dumb way of reuniting people from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Maybe send them to an ice cold mountain.

List of every cancelled show: Bones, Person of Interest, Beauty and the Beast, The Vampire Diaries, Uncle Buck, Frequency, My Kitchen Rules, No Tomorrow, Mad TV, Doubt, Hunted, Dr. Ken, Maya and Marty in Manhattan, 2 Broke Girls, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Big Fan, The Great Indoors, The Odd Couple, Ransom, Training Day, American Crime, The Catch, Imaginary Mary, BattleBots, The Real O’Neals, Secrets and Lies, The Bill Cummingham Show (late notice of cancelation), Time after Time, Steve Harvey, Celebrity Name Game, Kicking and Screaming, Houdini and Doyle, Coupled, The Insider, Hollywood Today Live, Wayward Pines, Shots Fired, My Diet is Better Than Yours (late notice of cancellation), The McLaughlin Group, Party Over Here, Crazy Talk, Grimm, Aquarius, Mistresses, BrainDead, American Gothic, Conviction, Notorious, Pure Genius, Reign, Bachelor Live (late notice of cancellation), You’re Back in the Room, People Icons, Last Man Standing, First Dates, Beyond the Tank (late notice of cancellation), You the Jury, Sleepy Hollow, Greatest Hits, Strong (late notice of cancellation), Son of Zorn, The Biggest Loser (late notice of cancellation), Prison Break, Chicago Justice, The Celebrity Apprentice, Nancy Grace, The Blacklist: Redemption, Emerald City, 24: Legacy, APB, Making History, Rosewood, Pitch, Scream Queens, Powerless, Downward Dog, The Carmichael Show, Still Star Crossed, possibly Bachelor in Paradise

Cancellation reasons are listed below

Unofficially cancelled (The Biggest Loser, People Icons, Greatest Hits, Strong, Big Fan, Kicking and Screaming, First Dates, My Diet is Better than Yours, Bachelor Live, You’re Back in the Room, My Kitchen Rules, BattleBots, Bachelor Live, The Celebrity Apprentice, Mad TV, Hunted, Wayward Pines, Beyond the Tank), Bad ratings (Beauty and the Beast, Uncle Buck, Frequency, My Kitchen Rules, Not Tomorrow, Doubt, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Odd couple, Ransom, Training Day, American Crime, The Catch, Imaginary Mary, The Real O’Neals, Secret and Lies, Time after Time, Shots Fired, Party Over Here, BrainDead, American Gothic, Conviction, Notorious, Pure Genius, Reign, You the Jury, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist: Redemption, Emerald City, APB, Making History, Rosewood, Pitch, Scream Queens, Powerless, Downward Dog)

Bad reviews (Beauty and the Beast, Dr. Ken, 2 Broke Girls, The Odd Couple, Training Day, Imaginary Mary, Conviction, Notroious, Sleepy Hollow, Emerald City), Ruined by advertisements (Uncle Buck, Dr. Ken, 2 Broke Girls, The Great Indoors, The Odd couple, The Real O’Neals, Last man Standing, Son of Zorn, The Bill Cummingham Show, The Carmichael Show, Still Star Crossed), Never advertised (My Kitchen Rules, Mad TV, Big Fan, Ransom, The Bill Cummingham Show, coupled, The Insider, Hollywood Today Live, Party Over here, Aquarius, Bachelor Live, You’re Back in the Room, People Icons, Beyond the Tank, You the Jury, Rosewood, Scream Queens), Bad title (Bones, Beauty and the Beast, Frequency, My Kitchen Rules, No Tomorrow, Mad TV, Doubt, Hunted, 2 Broke Girls, The Great Indoors, Taining day, American Crime, The Catch, Imaginary Mary, The Real O’Neals, Hollywood Today Live, Wayward Pines, My Diet is Better Than Yours, The McLaughlin Group, Party Over Here, Crazy Talk, Grimm, Aquarius, Mistresses, BrainDead, American Gothic, Notorious, Reign, You’re Back in the Room, People Icons, Last Man Standing, Beyond the Tank, Strong, Son of Zorn, The Biggest Loser, Rosewood, Pitch, Scream Queens, Powerless, Downward Dog)

Barely existed (Uncle Buck, My Kitchen Rules, Mad TV, Doubt, May and Marty in Manhattan, Big Fan, Time after Time, Kicking and Screaming, Houdini and Doyle, Coupled, The Insider, Hollywood Today Live, Shots Fired, My Diet is Better Than Yours, Party Over Here, Crazy Talk, Notorious, Bachelor Live, You’re Back in the Room, People Icons, First Dates, Beyond the Tank, You the Jury, Strong, Downward Dog, Still Star Crossed), Bad timeslot (Person of Interest, The Vampire Diaries, Uncle Buck, Mad TV, Big Fan, Ransom, Training Day, American Crime, BattleBots, Secret and Lies, Time after Time, My Diet is Better Than Yours, Party Over Here, BrainDead, Conviction, Pure Genius, Reign, Bachelor Live, Last Man Standing, Dr. Ken, First Dates, Beyond the Tank, You the Jury, Sleepy Hollow, Greatest Hits, Son of Zorn, Chicago Justice, Emerald City, Making History, Rosewood, Downward Dog, The Carmichael Show, Still Star Crossed)

Hated by network (Person of Interest, Beauty and the Beast, Uncle Buck, 2 Broke Girls, The Great Indoors, Ransom, Houdini and Doyle, Coupled, Wayward Pines, My Diet is Better Than Yours, Party Over Here, Grimm, BrainDead, You’re Back in the Room, People Icons, Last Man Standing, Dr. Ken, Beyond the Tank, Son of Zorn, Chicago Justice, The Celebrity Apprentice, Emerald City, Rosewood, Powerless, Downward Dog, The Carmichael Show, Still Star Crossed), Crappy show (Uncle Buck, No Tomorrow, Dr. Ken, 2 Broke Girls, The Great Indoors, The Odd Couple, Training Day, The Real O’Neals, Secrets and Lies, The Bill Cummingham Show, Mistresses, Aquarius, American Gothic, Last Man Standing, Nancy Grace, Scream Queens, The Carmichael Show), Retooled (Mad TV, Wayward Pines, Sleepy Hollow, Prison Break, The Celebrity Apprentice, 24: Legacy, Scream Queens)

Uninteresting (The Vampire Diaries, Uncle Buck, No Tomorrow, Dr. Ken, 2 Broke Girls, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Great Indoors, The Odd Couple, American Crime, The Real O’Neals, Secrets and Lies, The Bill Cummingham Show, Steve Harvey, American Gothic, Bachelor Live, People Icons, Last Man Standing, You the Jury, Greatest Hits, Strong, Nancy Grace, Scream Queens, The Carmichael Show), Reality (My Kitchen Rules, Hunted, Big Fan, BattleBots, Celebrity Name Game, Kicking and Screaming, Coupled, Hollywood Today Live, My Died is Better Than Yours, Bachelor Live, People Icons, First Dates, Beyond the Tank, You’re the Jury, Greatest Hits, Strong, The Biggest Loser, The Celebrity Apprentice), Summer (Person of Interest, Beauty and the Beast, Uncle Buck, Mad TV, Maya and Marty in Manhattan, BattleBots, Coupled, Houdini and Doyle, Wayward Pines, Party Over Here, Aquarius, Mistresses, BrainDead, American Gothic, Reign, First Dates, Greatest Hits, Strong,  Prison Break, Downward Dog, The Carmichael Show, Still Star Crossed)

Fridays (The Vampire Diaries, Dr. Ken, Grimm, Reign, Last Man Standing, First Dates, You’re the Jury, Sleepy Hollow, Emerald City, Rosewood), Midseason replacement (Person of Interest, Beauty and the Beast, Uncle Buck, My Kitchen Rules, Mad TV, Doubt, Hunted, Maya and Marty in Manhattan, Criminal Minds: Beyond Border, Big Fan, Ransom, Training Day, American Crime, The Catch, Imaginary Mary, BattleBots, Time after Time, Kicking and Screaming, Houdini and Doyle, Coupled, Wayward Pines, Shots Fired, My Diet is Better Than Yours, Grimm, Aquarius, Mistresses, BrainDead, American Gothic, Reign, Bachelor Live, People Icons, First Dates, Beyond the Tank, You’re the Jury, Sleepy Hollow, Greatest Hits, Strong, The Biggest Loser, Prison Break, Chicago Justice, The Celebrity Apprentice, The Blacklist: Redemption, Emerald City, 24: Legacy, APB, Making History, Powerless, Downward Dog, The Carmichael Show, Still Star Crossed), Dead on arrival (Uncle Buck, Doubt, Training Day, Time after Time, Houdini and Doyle, Coupled, Notorious, First Dates, You the Jury, Downward Dog, Still Star Crossed)

Bad lead-in (Doubt, Dr. Ken, 2 Broke Girls, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Big Fan, The Odd Couple, BrainDead, American Gothic, Conviction, Pure Genius, People Icons, Powerless, Downward Dog), Competition (Frequency, No Tomorrow, Doubt, Hunted, Dr. Ken, 2 Broke Girls, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Big Fan, The Great Indoors, The Odd Couple, Training Day, American Crime, The Catch, Imaginary Mary, The Real O’Neals, Secrets and Lies, Time after Time, Kicking and Screaming, BrainDead, Conviction, Notorious, Pure Genius, Chicago Justice, The Blacklist: Redemption, Emerald City, Pitch, Scream Queens, Powerless), Low network budget (Bones, The Vampire Diaries, 2 Broke Girls, Grimm, The Biggest Loser), Surprise cancellation (Person of Interest, Hunted, Dr. Ken, The Great Indoors, The McLaughlin Group, Grimm, Last Man Standing, Son of Zorn, The Biggest Loser, Prison Break, Chicago Justice, 24: Legacy), Never even aired (You’re Back in the Room)


Left on its own term or wasn’t cancelled (Bones, Person of Interest, Beauty and the Beast, The Vampire Diaries, The McLaughlin Group, Grimm), Shows you didn’t know existed (Uncle Buck, My Kitchen Rules, Big Fan, The Bill Cummingham Show, Coupled, The Insider, Hollywood Today Live, My Diet is Better Than Yours, Party Over Here, Crazy Talk, You’re Back in the Room, People Icons, You the Jury), Obvious cancellations (Bones, Person of Interest, Beauty and the Beast, Uncle Buck, No Tomorrow, Dr. Ken, 2 Broke Girls, Big Fan, The Odd Couple, Ransom, Training Day, American Crime, The Real O’Neals, Secrets and Lies, Kicking and Screaming, Houdini and Doyle, Coupled, Party over Here, Crazy Talk, Grimm, American Gothic, Notorious, Reign, People Icons, Beyond the Tank, The Celebrity Apprentice, Emerald City, Scream Queens), Delays (Bones, Person of Interest, Beauty and the Beast, Uncle Buck, Grimm, Beyond the Tank, Emerald City)